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Jean Marie Clarke Patrick St. Clair Stuart Graff Vincent Guerithault

plus Best Valentine’s Gifts




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For over 17 years, Erik B. Peterson and his incredible team of designers h a v e b e e n d e s i g n i n g b e s p o k e , l u x u r y h o m e s f o r A r i z o n a ’s e l i t e . C l a s s i c o r c o n t e m p o r a r y i n s t y l e , e v e r y o n e o f P H X A r c h i t e c t u r e ’s h o m e s i s d e s i g n e d t o n o t o n l y m e e t t h e c l i e n t ’s n e e d s , b u t t o a l s o h o n o r t h e very site the home sits upon. P H X A r c h i t e c t u r e s p e c i a l i z e s i n m a k i n g t h e i r c l i e n t ’s d r e a m s c o m e t r u e . The process of designing your very own home should be exciting and s t r e s s f r e e , t h e r e f o r e P H X ’s p h e n o m e n a l r e s i d e n t i a l t e a m i s d e d i c a t e d to ensuring that your experience with them can be cherished and remembered for a lifetime. Centered on the principles of Living A r c h i t e c t u r e , P H X ’s t a l e n t e d t e a m c r e a t e s f r o m t h e b e l i e f t h a t g r e a t d e s i g n i n f l u e n c e s o n e ’s f e e l i n g s , e m o t i o n s a n d o v e r a l l h e a l t h . If you are someone you know is looking to build a luxury custom home contact PHX and start designing your dream home! C. O N N E C T W I T H P H X Headquartered in North Scottsdale, PHX also has a satellite office in Beverly Hills, CA. Call 480.477.1111 or email PHX at Yo u c a n a l s o f i n d t h e m o n I n s t a g r a m , @phxarch.

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MANAGING EDITOR Cindy Miller MARKETING DIRECTOR Perrine Adams DESIGN David Imes PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE Mary Winters CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Sue Doerfler Michelle Glicksman Mignon Gould Michelle Jacoby Beverly Medlyn Deborah Sussman CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Ellen Barnes Tina Celle EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY Courtesy Organizations CONNECT WITH US 910 E. Osborn Road, Suite C Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-445-7168 Email Twitter Instagram Facebook Copyright 2020 by ON Media. All rights reserved. No part of this publication can be reprinted or reproduced without the publisher’s permission. The Red Book Magazine assumes no responsibility for unsolicited materials. Statements and opinions printed in The Red Book Magazine are those of the authors and not necessarily of The Red Book Magazine.


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Carry Love Around

20 Valentine Gifts for Her 22 Valentine Gifts for Him 24 Red-Carpet Ready 26 Chalet Entertaining SOCIETY 29 Nonprofit Fundraising Events PERSONALITY 42 J ean Marie Clarke’s splashy prints and striking block-print designs have their origins in home-furnishings fabrics. Fashion, unlike textiles in the home, the designer says, is “art in motion.” 46 A SU fashion design student Patrick St. Clair landed an enviable internship with fashion designer Zang Toi, which eventually led to a full-time position as Toi’s assistant on New York’s Upper East Side. CALENDAR 66 Social Events 70 Cultural Events THIS IS ‘ME’ 72 Vincent Guerithault, award-winning



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eautiful inside and out” is an expression we hear often these days, especially in reference to people. Even though the sentiment dims a bit with overuse, the thought is a good one. We all understand

that being beautiful on the outside—whether we speak of people or things—is not enough. All shiny things are not pure gold, and all sparkly things are not diamonds. When we place value on things simply for their outward appearance, we are frequently disappointed. In this Design issue, we apply this idea another way—to architecture and fashion. To be of ultimate value, the designed world must be good as well as look good. As we prepared the content for this issue, I thought about a word I don’t use often: conscionable. Today, a wave of conscious buying, and consequently, conscious design is gaining traction. On these pages we highlight local fashion designers whose values elevate their work by doing no harm. They use sustainable products. They recycle goods. They buy fewer items and make them last. They try to avoid filling our landfills with textiles. And they prove that all of this inner “good” can go hand-in-hand with a stylish exterior. See “Fashion’s New Norm,” p. 58. The same is true for architecture that is built to reduce our carbon footprint, reduce water waste and complement the natural world. Architect Marlene Imirzian calls this effort simply “part of doing good architecture.” The inner beauty helps sustain the earth and creates conscientious functionality. The outer beauty is aesthetically pleasing. In “Beautiful—Inside and Out,” p. 52, read how the Valley is becoming a leader in the green architecture movement. Arguably the greatest architect of the 20th century and the greatest American architect of all time, Frank Lloyd Wright perfected a distinctly American style of architecture that emphasized simplicity and natural beauty. Today, Stuart Graff, president and CEO of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, seeks to preserve his works and share Wright’s vision of architecture and design. Read “In Step With Genius,” p. 46, to learn how Graff considers his role as one of stewardship over Wright’s work and ideas. Cindy Miller Managing Editor




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his spring, a 3,131 square-foot Versace store will open adjacent to Michael Kors in the luxury wing at Scottsdale Fashion Square. It will be the first Versace store in Arizona.

Versace is the latest luxury brand to open in Scottsdale Fashion Square. Additional marquee names include

St. Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Cartier, Bottega Veneta, Bvlgari, Prada, Salvatore Ferragamo, Jimmy Choo, Burberry and others. In addition, new, experience-forward dining concepts Ocean 44 and Toca Madera have opened.

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ky Rock Inn of Sedona, a new boutique hotel, has opened atop the West Sedona hilltop along Verde

Valley’s main thoroughfare. Point Hospitality Group of San Francisco opened the property, which is personal for Point founder and Sky Rock owner Stephen Yang: He first experienced the magnetism of Sedona in his 20s, only to visit and feel instantly renewed again years later. “Sedona is a pure window into the earth’s soul, a place

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where the earth has opened itself up to us,” Yang says. “We built Sky Rock to capture and transfer its deep, transformative spirit to our guests.” The property straddles two of Sedona’s vortexes to empower self-reflection and healing throughout. The interior palette of burnished copper hues and starry night blues reflects Sedona’s mountain-brushed skies.



astro’s City Hall, on Camelback Road in downtown Scottsdale,

Hand-drawn dreamcatchers and indigenous textures

completed a four-month, floor-to-

extend a hand of welcome from neighboring Native

ceiling renovation in late 2019. After

American tribes.

being in business for more than 15

Sky Rock’s grounds encourage meditation, community

years, the steakhouse now sports

and adventure through wellness workshops, Jeep tours,

a more modern look and feel. The

and hiking or biking through Sedona’s world-class trails.

refresh includes new lighting, art,

Customized trail maps, a bike repair station and storage

paint, mirrors, furniture, décor,

aid guests in exploration. Each guest receives a yoga mat

flooring and signage, along with an

to use at the fully equipped fitness center or outside in

updated wine wall and live music

the celestial mountain air. A year-round heated pool and

area. The bar within the restaurant

spa provide a restorative respite.

features a new bottle display

Sky Rock is within walking distance to shops, best-in-

that wraps around the top of the

class restaurants, breweries, art galleries, abundant trail

entire bar with new lighting. The

heads and Posse Grounds park.

restaurant also added a tableside wine service and new uniforms, and a new Mastro’s logo was added to the patio fireplace. The menu was enhanced with new items, including Sliced Japanese A5 Wagyu and True Kobe Beef served on a Hot Stone, Wagyu Beef Sushi Roll, Spinalis Ribeye Gold Cap, Heart of the Ribeye, A5 Kobe Beef and Dover Sole. Mastro’s City Hall is one of three Mastro’s restaurants in Scottsdale.


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for the southwest corner of Camelback Road and the Indian

It, along with other open spaces at the project, will propel

Bend Wash. The bike-centric, arts-focused sustainable

bicycle tourism in Scottsdale, an untapped tourism market

development has been approved by the Scottsdale City

that will take full advantage of Scottsdale’s 174 miles of bike

Council and will be named after Billie Gentry, who served

trails and another 129 miles of shared-use lanes. Cyclists

on the council for 16 years between 1970 and 1986. Gentry

will be able to ride north on the Greenbelt’s bike paths or

played a critical role in the creation of the internationally

south to Tempe Town Lake and beyond. The Pavilion will

recognized Indian Bend Wash Greenbelt. What started as a

be surrounded by The Grove and The Great Lawn, open

barren concrete-lined flood control project is now a popular

spaces ideal for community events, picnics and relaxation.

oasis of trails, bike paths and parks as well as America’s first green flood control solution. Redevelopment of 41-and-a half acres by ColRich, a

ColRich is making a voluntary commitment to public art at Gentry on the Green. Public art investments will equate to more than $1.2 million with permanent,

family-owned company, Gentry on the Green will build on

temporary and thematic art installations to be featured.

Councilwoman Gentry’s original vision for the Greenbelt by

Plans approved by the City Council include solar energy

better connecting Indian Bend Wash to Old Town Scottsdale.

panels on top of parking structures, shade canopies and

It will bring increases in open spaces for the property

rainwater harvesting to direct water to desert-friendly

compared to the existing older apartment complexes, which

plants and trees.

were built in the 1970s. More than 30 percent of the new project will be open, publicly accessible space. The evolution of the property will offer new housing

The redevelopment will also create a new large public open space called The Paseo. More than two football fields long, The Paseo opens into the Indian Bend Wash

options close to downtown Scottsdale. The development’s

and will feature art installations, shops and dining options,

centerpiece is “The Walton Bike Pavilion,” which will be a

a splash pad, an outdoor living room and potentially a

new tourist attraction connecting to the Indian Bend Wash

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DISCOVERY “Letting Go,” by Shachi Kale



n mid-January, Scottsdale Public Art opened a new

felt with the unfairness of this horrid disease taking one

exhibition, Huggernaut, Fiber Arts of Love, at the Civic

of the ‘good guys’ as I continued to seek for answers to

Center Public Gallery at Scottsdale Civic Center Library.

the questions, ‘Why him?’” Fagen says. “It progresses to

The exhibition of fiber arts explores the warmth and

more calming colors to represent the days when I could

comfort of love. The exhibiting artists present personal

finally embrace the memories with smiles instead of so

artworks that communicate the power of love and

many tears.”

celebrate faith in humanity in the face of heartache, pain and fear in the world. The artists include Jessica Dickinson, Laurie Fagen,

Prosser’s piece, “Life Cycle,” is a larger-than-life coral bean seed pod made from hand-felted wool roving. It shows a black pod at the stage where it has burst open

Claire Gimber, Maria Hattabaugh, Jane Herrick, Margit

to reveal brilliant red seeds. Prosser has suspended it

Kagerer, Shachi Kale, Alison Kocher, Brenda Mason,

from a “twig” made from a beautifully twisting manzanita

Amy Morton, Susan Allred Prosser, Christi Puetz, Lydia

branch, which was the favorite sleeping perch of the

Quinones, Martha Ross Raisanen, Keri Schneider and

artist’s “greatly missed” parrot.

Kay Wentworth. Each piece tells a story. Fagen’s piece, “Life After

“I’m inspired by the natural world,” Prosser says. “I love flowers for their cheerful color and mourn a little when

Death,” is an art quilt made from her own hand-dyed

the blooms have died. It helps me to remember that many

cotton fabrics and other materials. It was inspired by the

plants can’t make the seeds that promise a new life in a

death of her husband, Geoffrey, following almost 30 years

new season without the flower spending its bloom first.

of marriage. She says their love and commitment to each

This current season of division and conflict is like the

other gave her the strength to carry on after his death.

seeds created in the place of a dead flower—something

“The piece shows the initial stage of grief, anger, pain and tears after my husband died, with irregular sides, slashes in the fabric and red yard symbolizing the fury I 16 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE

beautiful must die for us to know that a new cycle of hope and life is beginning.” The exhibition will continue through March 31.

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8 1. Fiorever earrings, pink gold and diamond, $15,200, BVLGARI, Scottsdale Fashion Square, 2. Sequin and crystal ombré gown by PAMELLA ROLAND, $6,995, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE, Biltmore Fashion Park,; and NORDSTROM, Scottsdale Fashion Square, nordstrom.comm 3. C rystal covered pointy toe pump, $4,595, JIMMY CHOO, Scottsdale Fashion Square, 4. C lash de Cartier ring, 18k rose gold, diamonds, $8,500, CARTIER, Scottsdale Fashion Square, 5. F loral silk bow tie, $59.50, TED BAKER LONDON, Scottsdale Fashion Square, 6. E ngraved sodalite double C logo cufflinks, sterling silver, palladium finish, sodalite, $860, CARTIER, Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7. Custom-made Hampton tuxedo, $499, INDOCHINO, Scottsdale Fashion Square, 8. Sapphire and diamond ring, $3,600, E.D. MARSHALL JEWELERS, Scottsdale,

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Nonprofit Fundraisers

Nicole Miller, center, with models wearing her fashions

OLD BAGS, NEW FASHIONS Homeward Bound delighted guests at the Old Bags Luncheon on Nov. 20 at the Arizona Biltmore with designer handbags, classic Arizona art pieces and custom-made jewelry during its traditional silent auction. Designer Nicole Miller was in attendance, presenting a vintage vignette-style fashion presentation with a nod to Japanese and French influences, funky patterns and layers of fun. The event raised $300,000 for the homeless families of Homeward Bound. CC Goldwater served as honorary luncheon chair.

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SOCIETY Nonprofit Fundraisers NOV. 2 IMAGINE: A BLACK AND WHITE AFFAIR Almost There Foster Care Almost There Foster Care celebrated its third annual gala at the Wrigley Mansion. The 400 guests raised $103,000 for the organization’s Community Canine Project. Geri Hormel, Annie Barlow and Kim French co-chaired the cocktail affair, which included black-andwhite portraits, live music and adorable puppies, plus a raffle, silent auction, wine pull and mystery gift station. ATFC provides care and a comfortable space to homeless large-breed pregnant dogs and their pups as they search for their forever homes. 2

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1. Imagine at the Wrigley Mansion 2. Danielle Zampino 3. Geri Hormel, Annie Barlow and Kim French 4. Special guest Dream 5. Denise and John Schultz 6. Ciatlin Pigott, Gillian Hormel and Jack Borenstein




COLLEGE OF FINE ARTS AND PRODUCTION Faculty Member Receives International Honor

Grendel’s Mother Photo Credit & Make-up: Brandon McGill

Copperhead Kate Photo Credit: Stephen Goldstein

Grendel’s Mother Photo Credit: World of WearableArt, Ltd

Steampunk Clown Photo Credit: Stephen Goldstein

Victorian Wonder Woman Photo Credit: Stephen Goldstein

Grand Canyon University’s College of Fine Arts and Production (COFAP) is proud to congratulate faculty member Nola Yergen on her international honor! Along with her collaborator, Yergen was chosen as one of eight U.S. designers to compete in the World of WearableArt Awards Show. The beloved costume designer and assistant professor has played an instrumental part in COFAP’s success and we are delighted that she is getting the recognition she deserves!

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SOCIETY Nonprofit Fundraisers NOV. 2 PARTY Phoenix Art Museum Phoenix Art Museum honored Ellen and Howard Katz at pARTy in the Garden. More than 400 attended the Museum’s 60th anniversary celebration, which also premiered the exhibition Legends of Speed, its first to explore the artistry and design of race cars. The evening generated more than $775,000 to support exhibitions and art-education programs at the Museum. Susan Emerson and Laurie Florkiewicz co-chaired the event. They were joined by Margot Knight and Meredith von Arentschildt in planning the annual affair. 1 2 3



1. The after-party 2. Carolyn Jackson, Laurie Florkiewicz and Ellen Katz 3. Pam and Ray Slomski 4. Teddy Schwarzman with Ellen and Howard Katz 5. Michael Bartley, Susan Emerson and Justin Gonzalez 6. Melani and Rob Walton





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David Hockney, Yosemite II, October 16th 2011. iPad drawing printed on four sheets of paper (46 3/8 x 34 7/8” each), mounted on four sheets of Dibond. Edition 1 of 12; 92 3/4” x 69 3/4” overall. © David Hockney. Photo Credit: Richard Schmidt. Collection The David Hockney Foundation

SOCIETY Nonprofit Fundraisers NOV. 9 PROMISE BALL JDRF The 19th annual Promise Ball at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa generated $1.4 million to help fund a cure for type 1 diabetes. The 585 guests at the “Unstoppable Now”-themed fundraiser enjoyed a cocktail reception, live and silent auctions, dinner and dancing. Kim and David Roberts and their family were honored for their commitment to JDRF’s vision of a world without type 1 diabetes. Hank Arens of Hank Arens Designs chaired the event. 1 4


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1. The Roberts Family 2. Ken and Holly Reycraft with Stephanie and Brian Stillman 3. Hank Arens 4. Jayme and Nicholas Eggert 5. Dr. Natalie Strand, Martha Andrews and Dr. Paul Andrews 6. James Patterson, Robyn Moore, Mandy Holmes and James Holmes 7. Marcela Yates, Tara Rakow and Dominique Dady

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SOCIETY Nonprofit Fundraisers NOV. 23 PHOENIX HEART BALL American Heart Association More than 900 guests attended the 60th Annual Heart Ball at the Phoenician. Bluemedia and Marx Productions created the stunning dĂŠcor of cream and charcoal with hints of silver and rose gold. Phat Strads Duo, West Coast Music of Beverly Hills and DJ Mr. P-Body provided the entertainment. Following dinner, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hosted the After the Ball Party. Kristine Thompson chaired the elegant evening, raising more than $2.5 million to benefit the American Heart Association.

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1. The after-party 2. Kristine Thompson with her father, Mac Magruder 3. Jennifer Moser, chair-elect, on the crowded dancefloor 4. Dr. Robert McCulloch and Camerone Parker McCulloch 5. Elizabeth Hillmann Garrett and Chrissy Sayare 6. Gustavo Tabares 7. Priscilla Nicholas, Sandy Magruder, Kristine Thompson, Charlene Berge-Blum, Amanda Garmany and Jennifer Moser







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Jean Marie Clarke bases fashion fabrics on homefurnishings textiles, allowing for bigger patterns and bolder colors



ome décor often follows fashion. For the splashy prints and striking blockprint designs of Pax Philomena’s kaftan dresses

and tunics, however, the opposite is true. Their home-furnishings provenance allows for bigger patterns not often seen in fashion and bolder colors not often seen in décor. The unique design perspective comes from Jean Marie Clarke’s 28 years’ experience working with Italian and Indian textile mills, curating, editing and coloring fabric collections for presentation to the American home-furnishings market. She applies a similar approach to Pax Philomena, finessing the designs and coloring of the silk crepes and cottons used in the garments. Clothing offers a wider lens for the beauty and quality of home-furnishings textiles, says Clarke, who started the Phoenix-based company three years ago and still works in the home-furnishings textile industry. “What I like about fashion is it’s art in motion,” she says. “Home textiles sit in the home and don’t get seen unless someone is invited over.” The silk crepe used in many of the company’s maxi, midi and short kaftans is printed at an Italian mill with a long history of fashion textiles. One such print, Dolce Vita, is derived from an archival design; it is a vivid red, blue 38 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE



in Motion

and black silk ikat print with white and gold highlights. Ikat designs are common in home décor, but not typically used in fashion, Clarke says. The hand-done block-printed fabric of Pax Philomena’s cotton kaftans, tunics and loungewear comes from Jaipur and capitalizes on the Indian city’s 12 centuries of history with the craft, which is often used for bedding. The designs, which include traditional as well as more stylized patterns like a whimsical cactus, feature as many as nine colors, each of which has been meticulously printed onto the fabric using a separate block. Other cotton prints, like the Isadora maxi-dress with its floral and leaf design, are created by using the ancient dabu—or mud-resist—process, where patterned blocks are dipped into mud and stamped onto a white fabric, which is then dyed in indigo. Because some of the dye seeps through the mud resist, the result looks like batik. Due to the hand-crafted nature, each cotton garment is unique, Clarke notes. “I consider every single piece a piece of art,” she says. Exquisite embellishments, like beaded trim, tassels and gold-printed borders, lend additional artsy detailing to many of the garments. Translating patterns from home furnishings to fashion is not an automatic process: It requires an understanding of textiles, design and aesthetics, Clarke says. For example, when choosing a pattern for a kaftan, she must ensure that the repeat pattern of the design looks flattering. It also comes with a challenge. Some garments, like the boiled-wool jackets, a recent addition, are dependent on the availability of the blankets from India from which they are fashioned. For Clarke, the transition to fashion was natural. Pax Philomena is fulfilling her desire to bring exquisite Italian and Indian décor fabric designs into the mainstream. ❖



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Patrick St. Clair



Foray into


Patrick St. Clair takes on the New York design world while completing a degree in fashion Text by MIGNON A. GOULD


atrick St. Clair is cultivating a

professor of practice in fashion at ASU. “We hit it off and I decided it was the

burgeoning fashion

direction I wanted to go,” St. Clair says. “It

career while still a

was kind of serendipitous, where I came

Herberger Institute

to ASU for something else and found out

for Design and

they were starting a fashion program.”

the Arts student at Arizona State


University. The 29-year-old landed an

Growing up in Layton, Utah, St. Clair

enviable position with world-renowned

often went skiing and snowboarding.

fashion designer Zang Toi, who has

While searching for outerwear, he was

dressed notable figures such as Melinda

inspired out of curiosity to take a sewing

Gates, Eva Longoria and Patti LaBelle.

class at BYU. “I immediately fell in love

A transfer industrial design student

with it and realized I was good. There

from Brigham Young University, St.

was something alluring about fashion

Clair did not initially pursue fashion, but

and creating things that people would

when he discovered ASU had a fashion

use and wear every day,” he explains. St.

design program, he set out to learn more.

Clair also preferred working with fabric

That’s when he met Dennita Sewell,

and softer textiles than with traditional FEBRUARY 2020 / 43

Patrick St. Clair with Zang Toi in Toi’s New York City Lexington Avenue boutique

hard materials in industrial design. A meaningful project for him was

character instead, but he refused. He

a collaboration between ASU and

wanted an all-black costume with wings,”

Phoenix Children’s Hospital called

St. Clair says. “I decided to give them the

Power Play. Students were paired with

best of both worlds by making a reversible

patients to design superhero costumes.

costume so he could be a superhero by day

St. Clair’s client was Kendrick Taylor, a

and a villain by night.”

three-year-old boy battling cancer. “Taylor was adamant that he wanted to be a super villain named Bat-Ninja. His 44 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE

mother wanted him to choose a superhero

His dedication and attention to detail made an indelible impression on Sewell. “Patrick is one of those students



that was doing great work. He had the

school counselor, St. Clair devised a

professionalism, the work ethic and the

plan to take his remaining two classes

talent,” she says.

online. In April 2019 he began his fashion career as Toi’s assistant and


boutique manager at his Lexington

St. Clair’s big break came when Sewell

Avenue store on the Upper East Side.

invited Toi to speak to students while

Toi attributes St. Clair’s intelligence,

he was in the Valley for a trunk show. “I

creativity and work ethic as motivation

liked how he talked about his customers

for hiring the college student. “It is very

and how he knew them intimately. He

important to groom the students as

was very fun, very outgoing and not

they are the future of our industry,” he

standoffish,” St. Clair says.

says. “I hope to inspire next-generation

The designer invited students to

student designers to dream big and

a meeting at Saks Fifth Avenue. St.

work hard and smart to turn their

Clair, realizing he had a once-in-a-

dreams into success.”

lifetime opportunity, asked Toi about

As for St. Clair’s fashion future, he

interning with his company. The aspiring

definitely wants to transition from the

designer’s tenacity paid off. Toi offered

business and retail side and start his

him an internship during New York

own label someday. “That’s where my

Fashion Week in fall 2018, which led to a

skill set is; it’s what I love the most. I

full-time position.

want to design so I can carry out the way

After working with Sewell and a

LEFT: Kendrick Taylor in his reversable superhero costume designed by Patrick St. Clair. RIGHT: Cream and black heavy satin taffeta seamless architectural bodice and skirt lined with brilliant pink satin by Patrick St. Clair. Originally shown at Uncertainy II: Hues, ASU’s second fashion show, March 30, 2019

I would like to see fashion go.” ❖ FEBRUARY 2020 / 45

Taliesin West is among eight Wright-designed properties inscribed in 2019 to the UNESCO World Heritage List

In Step with Text by BEVERLY MEDLYN


Stuart Graff steers Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation toward community engagement and financial stability


Stuart Graff, president and CEO, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation



n 1887, Frank Lloyd Wright departed from his family in rural Wisconsin at age 20 to live large in the big city of Chicago, birthplace of the skyscraper. Without a college degree, the bootstraps creative genius ultimately became one of the premier FEBRUARY 2020 / 47



Taliesin West hosts public tours as part of its community education effort

architects of the 20th century, designing more

designed properties inscribed in 2019 to the

than a thousand architectural works.

UNESCO World Heritage List. In Arizona, the

Almost a century later, a curious eight-yearold named Stuart Graff toured one of Wright’s

only other World Heritage site is Grand Canyon National Park.

buildings in Chicago on a 1971 school field trip.

Celebrating its 80th anniversary this year,

Fascinated by the design, he went to the library

the Foundation preserves Wright’s work and

to learn more. “What interested me as much as

inspires society “through an understanding and

the architecture was Wright’s life story,” says

experience of Wright’s ideas, architecture and

Graff, who, like Wright, came from a middle-class

design,” according to its mission statement.

family. “Through him I realized it was up to me


to make my place. I figured maybe I could do


something. My future is in my own hands.”

Wearing trademark circular eyeglasses and

Today Graff is president and CEO of the

a colorful patterned shirt that project both a

Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, a national

professorial and artistic look, the unassuming

nonprofit organization based in north Scottsdale

Graff freely offers, “I have no drawing talent.” But

at Taliesin West, which is among eight Wright-

his passion for Wright’s architecture, coupled with

two decades of experience in corporate law and

in decades, to hands-on school field trips at the

business turnarounds, prepared him to assume

500-acre site.

the Foundation leadership post four years ago. Graff, 56, studied engineering at


Northwestern, earned a law degree from Loyola

Mary Way, executive director of Southwest

University and received a master of business

Shakespeare Company based in Mesa, recalls

administration from Emory University. His

meeting Graff three years ago at a reception

background gives him a keen appreciation of the

at Phoenix Art Museum. “He said: ‘You have a

nonprofit’s responsibility “to earn the respect

theater company, and I have a theater. Would you

and support of the community” in exchange for

be interested in having a look?’”

tax-exempt status. To that end, Graff has opened the Foundation

Taliesin West’s intimate theater hosts occasional Southwest Shakespeare Company performances

Not long afterward, Southwest Shakespeare staged a production at Taliesin West’s intimate,

to diverse viewpoints, new audiences and

acoustically perfect theater that Way calls “the

community partnerships, ranging from dramatic

red upholstered jewel box.” The venue has been a

and musical productions at Taliesin West’s

sold-out success for the company’s patrons, who

theater, which hadn’t been used for that purpose

also enjoy pre-performance wine and live music FEBRUARY 2020 / 49

The Foundation brings K-12 school children to Taliesin West, using the principles of organic architecture to create STEAM education programming

on the terrace outside the pavilion. “It’s a rarefied

I walked around I kept thinking of what the

experience to look out at the panoramic view of

tour guide said about Wright’s desire to create

the Valley and up at the night sky,” she says. “It

‘organic’ environments, in harmony with nature,”

feels like heaven.”

he says. “I had to ask myself: ‘What do all these

Way admires Graff’s efforts. “He is activating

straight lines and sharp angles have to do with

spaces so they are used in the way they were

nature and an organic design?’ As we were

intended,” she says. “It is a living memorial that

completing the tour, I stood back to take a last

should be part of our daily lives.”

look, and realized that what Wright had created was a space of calm, contemplation and inward


harmony—organic not in the sense that the

Education is a key component of the Foundation.

building mirrors the environment, but that those

Tours are offered to the public. The Foundation

who occupy the space find themselves a part of

also continues to support the training of

the environment.”

architects at Taliesin through the learning-bydoing methods developed by Wright. On a recent sunny day, Albuquerque artist Ralph Whiteaker toured Taliesin West. “As 50 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE

The Foundation’s community education program brings K-12 school children to Wright’s sites, and it takes Wright’s teachings to classrooms. The principles of organic



architecture are used to create dynamic STEAM

time funders, such as Virginia G. Piper Charitable

(science, technology, engineering, arts, math)

Trust, which awarded more than $300,000 in

education programming.

2018 to improve core information technology

“It takes a lot these days to ‘wow’ a kid,” says

operations. Soon the Foundation will undertake

Michael Linn, curriculum producer for the

a feasibility study to consider a proposed capital

Paradise Valley School District. “The activities

campaign to raise more than $50 million. “We

are complex, complete, fun and engaging.”

have $5 million in urgent need for our Arizona

A pilot Wright Design program is underway

properties alone,” Graff says. Other notable

at 22 classrooms at the district’s Title 1 schools,

Wright-designed buildings in metro Phoenix

serving children from low-income areas. The

include ASU’s Grady Gammage Auditorium in

classroom kit of videos and other teaching tools

Tempe, and the David and Gladys Wright house

will be made available nationally if the pilot is

and First Christian Church in Phoenix.


Taliesin West hosts public tours as part of its community education effort

“I see myself as a steward,” Graff says. “I’m here for a short period to do my part, then will


pass it on to others. It’s a privilege to have this

Financial stability is an ongoing Foundation goal.

opportunity and I don’t want to waste it. The

Graff successfully sought grants from new first-

work is too important.” ❖ FEBRUARY 2020 / 51

The Valley and state have become leaders in brick-and-mortar sustainability



ustainability has been a hot topic in the last decade, made even hotter by dire predictions about the effects of climate change on our environment. But as Mark Hartman, the City of Phoenix’s first chief sustainability officer, points out, sustainability is an old practice, “in some ways, thousands of years old.” In the case of sustainable

architecture, humans have long considered how to provide heat

and shade for structures. It’s only with the advent of the industrial revolution, which brought new building materials (and contaminants) and mechanical heating and cooling systems that architects have had to think differently about the waste buildings produce. According to Architecture 2030, a nonprofit organization established in 2002, buildings contribute to nearly half of the CO2 emissions in the United States. Architecture 2030’s mission is to rapidly transform the built environment from the major contributor of greenhouse gas emissions to a central part of the solution to the climate and energy crisis. Under Hartman, Phoenix is working toward similar goals, including an 80 to 90 percent reduction of carbon pollution from vehicles, buildings and waste by the year 2050. “Phoenix has a goal to be the most sustainable desert city on the planet,” Hartman says. “That means zero carbon, zero waste and a 100-year supply of water. And we’re on the pathway to get there.” Most American cities are struggling to become more sustainable, Hartman says, because they’re heavily reliant on fossil fuels. But in Phoenix, almost all of the buildings are heated and cooled by electricity. So even though summers in the Valley are legendarily hot, it takes far less energy to cool a room by 30 degrees than to heat a room by 70 or 80 degrees during, say, a Chicago winter. “We have an opportunity to be a leader,” Hartman says—and he’s taking it.



Beautiful—Inside and Out

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One example of that leadership is HOME nz, a three-bedroom sustainable residence designed by the Phoenix architecture firm of Marlene Imirzian & Associates. The project won the Sustainable Home Design, a 2017 competition by the City of Phoenix and AIA Arizona that called on architects to develop a design for a “near net-zero energy” single family home that has the best potential for widespread adoption in the region. To encourage the construction of affordable ultra-low energy use homes, the City has made the plans for HOME nz available online for the public to download—for free, with no permit fees. “The City of Phoenix is quite visionary in its sustainability office,” says Marlene Imirzian, the architect behind HOME nz. “It’s been a privilege to work with them to implement this initiative.” For Imirzian, sustainability in design is simply “part of doing good architecture.” What’s changing she says, is that now sustainability can be measured in a quantifiable way. “Once LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) became acceptable and desirable, and in some cases mandated as a minimum performance measure, that was important, because it’s a third-party way to show performance for clients.” Imirzian says that at Gunner Birkerts, the Detroit firm where she got her start, she watched as team members “punched a big hole in the side of their wall and installed a prototype of this thing they were building for the IBM headquarters.” The thing was a slanted piece with a reflection element, designed to transmit daylight into a space; the team used the prototype to measure actual data through different seasons, to make sure their design was successful. “I was extremely fortunate that that was my initial training,” Imirzian says. “I thought all architects did that. For me, it’s part of what I think about with all my work: How can we do it better? How can we evaluate?” In designing the Life Sciences building at Paradise Valley Community College, Imirzian and her team devised innovative approaches to reducing waste and maximizing energy efficiency, including putting the mechanical equipment for the labs right above the lab area rather than on the building’s roof. “You have to have a really great team of curious team members around you who are interested in finding great solutions,” she says. “This is not sexy stuff, but to do responsible building. there has to be a depth of thinking involved. It’s not just what you see.” Imirzian points to Tucson’s Line and Space as an example of a firm that has long had a focus on finding environmentally responsible


ABOVE: The Paradise Valley Community College Life Sciences Building includes sustainable strategies such as rainwater collection, xeriscaping, energy efficient design and the use of locally sourced materials. The big roof creates shaded public meeting areas


LEFT: Shade screens on the exterior of the Paradise Valley Community College Life Sciences Building protect the building from the sun

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solutions. It was founded in 1978 “to facilitate the design and building of environmentally sensitive architecture that respects and responds to existing site conditions.” Line and Space is responsible for the Cesar Chavez Regional Library in South Phoenix, an elegant, airy building of concrete masonry, steel and aluminum—all selected for their clean appearance, durability, low maintenance, ability to be recycled and local availability. Ranging along the edge of the lake in a public park, the 25,000 square-foot library is designed to serve as the “living room” for surrounding neighborhoods. In just one example of how sustainability figures into the building’s design, the rainwater collected on the roof is stored in the lake and then reused for irrigating the park. The library has been designated as one of the Top Ten Green Projects in the country by the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment and honored as a New Landmark Library by the Library Journal. Other outstanding examples of sustainable architecture in the Phoenix area include Paradise Valley’s Ghost Wash House, designed by architect Darren Petrucci, Suncor Professor of Architecture and Urban Design in The Design School at Arizona State University. The home on the lower hillside on the north side of Camelback Mountain is flanked by two desert washes that move storm water from the top of the urban mountain into the valley below. Two long tumbled brick bars run parallel to the washes, framing a third topographic condition or “Ghost Wash” that runs down the center of the site. The home’s massive floating roof provides the infrastructure of storm water collection and solar power to the home and landscape. In explaining his vision for Ghost Wash House, which won a 2018 American Institute of Architects’ Housing Award, Petrucci said, “Most modernist houses in the Valley are beautifully tuned boxes standing in the landscape. I wanted to make a house that was more of the landscape.” In fact, according to Chief Sustainability Officer Hartman, Arizona has more Energy Star buildings than any other state in the country. (To be certified as Energy Star, a building must meet strict energy performance standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency.) Such structures not only help protect the environment by generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical buildings, they also save energy and money. And that, Hartman says, is one of the key messages he hopes to help people understand about sustainable architecture: Not only is it better for the planet, but, in the final analysis, it also makes the most economic sense. ❖



ABOVE: A massive floating roof provides the infrastructure of storm water collection and solar power to the 8,500 square foot Ghost Wash House and landscape.


LEFT: Rainwater collected from the roof of the Cesar Chavez Regional Library is captured and stored in an existing adjacent lake where it can be used for landscape irrigation within the 40-acre Cesar Chavez Park. The amount of water collected during a typical Phoenix rainfall offsets the amount of water used in the library’s restrooms

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Model wearing a Hong Kong 1970s lurex dress, available at Fashion by Robert Black



Norm Arizona activists take sustainability to stylish new levels



n the simplest terms, sustainable fashion means fashion that does not harm people or the planet. This begins with awareness. What is the source of our clothing? What are the morals and values of the designer and brands? Sustainable fashion is about caring that the pieces we’re purchasing are


ethically made and sustainably produced. Twenty-year Vogue fashion director veteran

and author of Point of View Tonne Goodman delighted fashionistas at the Arizona Costume Institute Holiday Luncheon this past December. A true advocate of sustainable fashion, she sees

how the concept is fast becoming global. “We work in an industry that has a heart and understands the urgency to protect our planet by employing environmentally friendly textiles and committing to FEBRUARY 2020 / 59

minimizing waste and conserving water,” she says. “As overwhelming as the commitment might seem today, I am confident that tomorrow it will become the new normal, embraced with optimism and pride of achievement. Even the smallest effort contributes significantly to the collective movement.” Textiles and clothing are a fundamental part of everyday life and an important sector in the global economy. Beginning in the 20th century, clothing increasingly has been considered disposable. This trend has been further accentuated over the past 15 years with the emergence of the fast fashion phenomenon, leading to a doubling in production over the same period. Congressman Greg Stanton, former mayor of Phoenix, addressed the role textiles play in our environment in a 2017 report produced by Ellen MacArthur Foundation. “Each year more than 18,000 tons of textiles find their way into the City of Phoenix waste and recycling streams. Our city is working on creative solutions to redirect textiles from the waste stream and back into the circular economy as a valuable resource, to ultimately stimulate the local economy.” Sustainable fashion practices have caught the attention of scientists, tailors, researchers and citizens, who are engaging locally, nationally and globally to promote a more conscious and ethical fashion industry. They are building the future of fashion, here in Arizona.


Model wearing one of Laura Tanzer’s Frammento garments—a vest in red 4-ply silk. The fabric remnants are from a gown she designed

creates well-made clothing that expresses

Frammenti Collection of wearable art.

ustainable shouldn’t be a word

personal style. She pays close attention

The company also makes fun accessories,

that immediately evokes images

to sourcing—buying only natural fiber

some of which she donates to K-12 schools

of oatmeal-colored fashion or

textiles, using vintage textiles, “dead stock”

for art classes.



oversized, shapeless garments. Of course,

The concept of sustainability extends

any stereotype can

similar ideal. “Natural fibers will breathe

beyond clothing collections. The

be hard to banish.

on the body. Natural fibers will eventually

company’s employees receive respectable

return to the earth from whence they came,”

wages and have flexible work schedules.

Tanzer says.

Finally, Tanzer’s studio was painted

Fashion brand Laura Tanzer produces

Laura Tanzer

and small runs from companies sharing a

Consequently, Tanzer’s collections are

using zero VOC paints, the lighting is all


limited editions. “When the textile stock

LED, and it is located in a centenarian


is used up, the collection is sold out,” she

building with thick walls that maintain a

collections. The

says. All remnant pieces of every textile

temperate environment and second-hand

Tucson designer

are utilized, as demonstrated in her




Arizona designers, retailers, consumers, buyers, influencers,


THE SECONDHAND-GLAM LEADER hopping secondhand is another expression of sustainability, and it has become more

FROM TOP: Hermès necklace, Chanel ring, Chanel bag

mainstream than previously, helping to

decrease the demand on the fashion industry to produce more clothing. The fashion resale market is exploding, growing 21 times faster than the retail market over the past three years, according to research from retail analytics firm GlobalData. In 2014, Paradise Valley residents Chrissy and Mitch Sayare founded luxury consignment store To Be Continued. Inspired by the well-heeled women of Scottsdale, the boutique located in Hilton Village specializes in the resale of the most coveted designer clothing, handbags, shoes and accessories at discounted prices. By being part of the circular economy, their business positively impacts the environment as fewer natural resources are used. “We are prolonging the life of every piece by finding new buyers for things that are already in existence,” Chrissy says. The positive social impact is noticeable as well: More and more fashion lovers are embracing the virtues of buying pre-owned designer fashion. “It is becoming cooler to buy pre-owned

Chrissy Sayare



than ever before,” says Chrissy.

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Vintage Bob Mackie dress, available at Fashion by Robert Black


1970s Asian carp cloisonné gold filigree with white rhinestone earrings, available at Vintage by Misty



he nonprofit organization Dress

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economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help them thrive in work and in life. For the second year, COMPOSE

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Fashion by Robert Black, aToday vintage-style boutique on AOL located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale,


carries vintage merchandise from the 1920s to the

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hand, whether at home or in the garment district.

In the past, clothing wasSent meant to stand the test

Robert Black

of time. “The quality of vintage Spamclothes is so much

the Phoenix chapter partners with the ASU Herberger Institute for

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Design and the Arts to create a sustainable fashion show. Students are tasked to repurpose and redesign garments from the donation center using items that couldn’t be used for clients. The students create new garments

better than today’s fast fashion that many times

from these materials

items can be repaired, redesigned and repurposed.

and present them at the

Contacts The construction of vintage fashion most of the

annual Designer Sale and

time allows the garments to be ‘custom-fit’ so that Calendar

Sustainable Fashion Show.

Recently Delet…

they have the ability to adapt to their new owners,”

The event will be held

Robert Black says.

March 19, and the sale will

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SavedinMail Vintage by Misty, also located Old Town,

showcases a collection ranging from the 1960s to Saved Chats

2000s. All of the carefully curated pieces have been

previously owned and hold aNotes history. “You won’t find

continue thru March 21. Misty Guerriero

“Our Designer Sale is another form of being responsible and offering

a fast fashion brand in our shop. Our focus is all about

used clothing to others

minimizing our environmental footprint and seeking

who can wear them instead

out unique vintage pieces that can continue their life

of having them end up in a

outside of a landfill. You will not find one piece made in

landfill,” says Mark Teetor,

China in our shop,” says owner Misty Guerriero.

Dress for Success Phoenix

Guerriero encourages consumers to abandon the

director of operations.

fast fashion retailers and shop vintage. “Not only is it

“Having the design

sustainable, but the pieces are one of a kind and can’t

students turn these items

be bought from your local mall,” she says. Vintage is

into fashion pieces shows

more than a style; it’s a lifestyle.

donors what’s possible.” FEBRUARY 2020 / 63


Ecologically responsible bag by Threads of Evolution, created by Tracey Martin


THE RESPONSIBLE EDUCATOR certified Transformational Life Coach by trade, Tracey Martin is a true advocate of fashion

helping others in any way she can. Frustrated with the lack of

shifting to a more ethical and

transparency in the current low impact

mindful way of

sustainability. Her mission is simple—to

dye process, Martin partnered with


protect our natural resources, the planet

leaders in the organic dye world to create

and humankind. “I was born and raised on

De La Terre Colours, a Global Organic

public speaker

an organic farm long before it was trendy.

Textile Standard certified and 100 percent

on the subject

I was taught early on the importance of

organic plant-based dye solution.

of responsible

stewarding our world,” Martin says. Martin founded Threads of

After two decades in the apparel

A renowned

Tracey Martin


industry, Martin wants to educate

Martin has

Evolution, her own line of ecologically

consumers so they can make completely

spoken across the country to fashion

responsible bags. Using local

informed buying decisions. Through her

students about the dangers of toxins

artisans, plant-based dyes and a

book, Sustainable in Stilettos, she offers

currently used by today’s apparel

completely cruelty-free process from

a conscious conversation about fashion,

manufacturers. “The message needs to be

production to the sourcing of materials,

beauty, art, food and life. It’s an invitation

one of an overall industry transformation,

Martin has maintained her mission of

to step into sustainability and to start

not a trend,” she says.



THE GREEN INFLUENCER nfluencer Laura Madden celebrates and demonstrates that sustainability and style can coexist.

Madden is an advocate for fashion, art

and sustainability through her work as an influencer, stylist, writer, model and artist. She reports on the intersection of style, sustainability and self-esteem both on her blog, The ReFashion Report, and in various “green lifestyle” publications. Madden also serves as an advisory board member and a global ambassador for the nonprofit Remake, is a board member with San Francisco Fashion Community Week and is the founder of ReFashioned Art, her brand of upcycled art. In 2015, the fashion lover watched the documentary The True Cost, which reveals that the fashion industry is one of the biggest polluters of the planet. “I felt responsible for being a big part of the problem, as someone who definitely over-shopped and over-spent for much of my life. I knew I had to change the way I ‘did’ fashion and as a fashion influencer I knew I could create change if I committed to doing so,” Madden says. As a fashion influencer, she works exclusively with brands and designers that are considered responsible and conscionable. She shops almost exclusively for secondhand items. “I choose secondhand fashion as an Laura Madden wearing clothing from Goodwill

environmental stance, not because I have to, but because I choose to vote with my wallet,” she says. ❖

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FEB. 7 Savor the Symphony Women’s Luncheon The Phoenix Symphony Symphony Hall, 10:30 a.m. FEB. 8 Dine with Your Dog Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation Monterra at WestWorld, 10:30 a.m. Galaxy Gala Arizona Science Center, 6 p.m. Save the Family Gala Save the Family Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, 6 p.m. Imagine Desert Foothills Library, 6 p.m. Honor Ball HonorHealth Foundation JW Marriott Scottdale Camelback Inn 6:30 p.m. FEB. 9 Fresh Brunch one-n-ten JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa 11 a.m. 66 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


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FEB. 14 Go Red for Women Luncheon American Heart Association Arizona Biltmore, 10:30 a.m. FEB. 15 Drive the Dream Childhelp The Phoenician, 5:30 p.m. FEB. 20 Tribute to Leadership YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch 10:30 a.m. FEB. 21 Big Night Out Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona Biltmore Fashion Park, 5:30 p.m. FEB. 22 Rummage Sale Junior League of Phoenix Arizona State Fairgrounds, 8 a.m. Devour Culinary Classic Local First Arizona Desert Botanical Garden, 10 a.m.

FEB. 22 Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Stars Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Phoenix Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, 5 p.m. One Injustice is One Too Many Arizona Justice Project Heard Museum, 5:30 p.m. Spring Gala East Valley Women’s League Sheraton Grand at Wild Horse Pass, 6 p.m. Swing into Spring: A Super Ball Arizona Assistance in Healthcare Private Residence, 6 p.m. Bottles for BizTown Junior Achievement of Arizona JA BizTown, 7 p.m. FEB. 23 Oscars Viewing Party Valley Youth Theatre, 6 p.m. FEB. 25 Annual Breakfast New Pathways for Youth Phoenix Art Museum, 8 a.m.


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FEB. 27 An Intimate Portrait of Winston Churchill Sandra Day O’Connor Institute Arizona Biltmore, 11 a.m. Enrichment Evening Women’s Board of Barrow Neurological Foundation Barrow Neurological Institute Goldman Auditorium, 4 p.m. FEB. 28 – 29 Tempe Empty Bowls Tempe Community Action Agency Downtown Tempe, 11 a.m. FEB. 28 Celebrate Youth at Blue Door Ball Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, 5:30 p.m. I Believe I AM The Delia Foundation Arizona Broadway Theatre, 7 p.m. FEB. 29 Wine, Women & Horses United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona Turf Paradise, 11:30 a.m.

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FEB. 29 A Night in Morocco Child Crisis Arizona JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn 6 p.m. Annual Gala House of Refuge Wild Horse Pass Casino, 6 p.m. The Hero Awards The Arizona Pet Project Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia, 6 p.m. Dancing with the Stars Arizona National Kidney Foundation of Arizona JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa 6 p.m. MARCH 2 Independent Woman Luncheon Phoenix Art Museum, 10 a.m. MARCH 5 Celebration Dinner Teach for America Arizona Biltmore, 6 p.m. MARCH 6 Impacting Communities, Changing Lives Experience Matters JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn 11 a.m. Runway to Success Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation The Clayton House, 5:30 p.m.




Camaraderie Gala

MARCH 7 Garden Tea & Silent Auction Circle the City Franciscan Renewal Center, 9 a.m.

MARCH 14 Golden Masquerade Gala Back to School Clothing Drive Phoenix Art Museum, 6 p.m.

First Press Fine Wine Dinner & Auction Friends of Public Radio Arizona Westin Kierland Resort & Spa 5:45 p.m.

MARCH 20 Swirl, Sip & Savor Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center Royal Palms Resort & Spa, 5:30 p.m.

Paint the Town Children’s Museum of Phoenix, 6 p.m. Gala Phoenix Children’s Chorus The Croft, 6 p.m. MARCH 13 Celebration of Caring Assistance League of Phoenix Chateau Luxe, 5:30 p.m. MARCH 14 AAHA! An Auction of Heirlooms & Art Hospice of the Valley JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn 6 p.m. Hand-in-Hand We Can Kino Border Initiative Brophy College Preparatory, 5 p.m. Rooftop Homeward Bound Mountain Shadows Resort, 6 p.m.

MARCH 21 Scholarship Fashion Show Xavier College Preparatory JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa 10:30 a.m. Camaraderie Gala A New Leaf JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa 6 p.m. Fresh Start Gala Fresh Start Women’s Foundation The Phoenician, 6 p.m. Hope in the Face of AIDS Dinner International Alliance for the Prevention of AIDS The Secret Garden, 6 p.m. MARCH 22 S.T.A.R.S.: Survivors Tell A Real Story A 2nd Act Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts 2 p.m.




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MARCH 26 Teaming Up for Girls Florence Crittenton The Phoenician, 11:45 a.m.

MARCH 27 – 29 Cowgirl Up! Desert Caballeros Western Museum Times vary

Wish Ball Make-A-Wish Arizona JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn 6 p.m.

Governor’s Arts Awards Arizona Citizens for the Arts Mesa Arts Center, 6 p.m.

MARCH 28 Children Helping Children Fashion Show and Luncheon PANDA – Steele Children’s Research Center The Phoenician, 10:30 a.m.

Plated & Staged Herberger Theater Center, 5 p.m.

VIEW WORKS THAT EXPLORE SURREALIST CONCEPTS Prolific artist Joseph Cornell once referred to his renowned glasspaneled shadow boxes as “poetic theaters.” He also creates collages, films and graphic designs. Twelve two-sided collages, two unlidded boxes and one shadow box are featured in this exhibit. Explore his works that utilized progressive art forms to explore surrealist concepts. Joseph Cornell: Things Unseen Phoenix Art Museum Jan. 25 – Aug. 16

Things Noted

Famous plays, music and Western history come to life this month



WATCH AS A CLASSIC IS PERFORMED Shakespeare’s hilarious tale comes to life with Ballet Arizona, set amongst lavish new sets and featuring stunning costumes. The magical comedy features Artistic Director Ib Andersen’s take on a story filled with fairies, mistaken identities and love.

EXPLORE ART THAT MAKES A STATEMENT Works from 30 international designers and studios who use “extreme and inventive upcycling to address the current state of our depleted and polluted environment” will be showcased in this unique exhibit that transforms waste into useful products.

A Midsummer’s Night Dream Symphony Hall Feb. 13 – 16

Design Transfigured/Waste Reimagined Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Through May 15

CULTURE CELEBRATE THE OFTEN-OVERLOOKED WORKS OF WOMEN Within art history, the work of women artists is often overlooked. In fact, it comprises just a fraction of museum collections nationally. This exhibit takes an in-depth look at the works in SMoCA’s collection, celebrating the diverse women artists whose art explores topics such as identity, beauty, violence and equality. Unapologetic: All Women, All Year Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art Feb. 15 – Dec. 6

CELEBRATE SCOTTSDALE’S WESTERN HISTORY Each year, Scottsdale’s Western history is celebrated with a series of events. The 2020 lineup includes the bio-drama Wyatt Earp: A Life on the Frontier Celebrating Western Week, starring Earp’s grandnephew; a Gold Palette Artwalk; the Hashknife Pony Express & Food Truck Round Up; an Arizona Native Experience; the 67th Annual Scottsdale Parada del Sol Parade and Trail’s End Festival; a Western Week Farmers Market; Arizona Indian Festival; and more.

BE ENTHRALLED BY AN EPIC STORY AND STUNNING SCENERY This adaption of Zane Grey’s classic of the same name returns to Arizona Opera, where it made its world-premiere to sold-out crowds in 2017. Catch it this time around and experience the story of strength and redemption through love, loss, conflict and adventure, set amongst stunning Southwest vistas brought to life by Arizona artist Ed Mell. Riders of the Purple Sage Symphony Hall Feb. 28 – March 1, Arizona Opera,

HAVE A GROOVY TIME LISTENING TO THE MUSIC OF ABBA Finnish pop sensation Rajaton joins with the Phoenix Symphony to create a show of sound, light and dance featuring the music of ABBA. Enjoy songs such as “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Chance on Me,” “Mamma Mia” and more. Music of ABBA with Rajaton Symphony Hall Feb. 7 – 9

Scottsdale Western Week Various locations Feb. 5 – 10 For more cultural events, visit

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THIS IS ‘ME’ VINCENT GUERITHAULT Award-Winning Chef-Owner, Vincent’s on Camelback Text by MICHELLE JACOBY • Photo by ELLEN BARNES

HOMETOWN I grew up in the south of France. At 16, I became an apprentice in Les Baux-de-Provence. It’s a wonderful little place, and my family and I try to go back once a year to see where my career started 50 years ago. CHILDHOOD MEMORY I enjoyed cooking with my mom, prepping meals and helping her along with my brothers. When I left to become an apprentice, I thought it was going to be fun, just like cooking at home with my family. It’s very different in a professional kitchen. We worked long hours and were far away from our friends and family. I still believe, though, that it’s the best way to learn: starting young, practicing hard and working, working, working. RELAXATION After a very busy week, we enjoy staying at home. On Sunday nights, we cook something simple for dinner (mostly because I don’t like to clean up a big mess afterward) and have a nice bottle of wine. If we go out, it’s usually somewhere close by. We have wonderful restaurants all around us. COLLECTION I have at least 1,000 cookbooks of different cuisines. It’s interesting to see what new chefs are doing these days, but also interesting to look at older cookbooks from such chefs as Julia Child and Jacques Pepin. MUSIC When I was a kid, I listened to The Beatles. Today, I enjoy classical music, especially when I drive or when I’m at home in my little garden trimming roses. It’s amazing how such a small and simple thing can help ease your stress. FAVORITE FOOD Since I’m trained in classic French cooking, I’m a bit partial. But I do enjoy other cuisines. I particularly like Japanese, and when I’m downtown, I’ll go to Nobuo at Teeter House. IN THE KITCHEN I enjoy cooking seafood because there’s so much you can do with it. I also enjoy wild game, like elk and quail. I used to cook quail a lot, but not so much these days. It’s difficult because once you see a family of quail in your garden, the last thing you want to do is prepare them for dinner. INSPIRATION When I first started, I trained with another young chef, a kid just like me. His name was Wolfgang Puck. We’ve stayed friends all these years, and it’s been inspiring watching him grow, learn and become successful. He’s a good example of how, if you work very hard—and stay humble and down to earth— you can achieve many things. INDISPENSABLE Cream, butter, chocolate and wine . . . for cooking, of course. But if there’s a little bit left over, why not have it for yourself? ❖ 72 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE

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