Page 1

The TRAVEL

ISSUE

DINNER AT DOWNTON ABBEY April 2019 | $5.99

APEX MOTOR CLUB | A BAJA TREK | RESORT FASHION


Private 10-Acre Estates Adjacent to Forest Highlands

89

Prices starting at $1,000,000 180

Flagstaff

40

Williams

The

Estates

Flagstaff/Pulliam Airport 1.5 miles 17

Oak Creek Canyon 5 miles

Sedona 26 miles

Chino Valley

Lake Mary 10 miles

89A

Sedona

Cottonwood

The Estates is accessed off Highway 89A through the main Phoenix 146 miles

Prescott

T

All distances are approximate.

Camp Verde

24-hour guard gate of the beautiful community of Forest Highlands.

17

he Estates community is truly one of a kind. Offering 10-acre estate parcels covered in tall Ponderosa Pines at 6,800 feet in Northern Arizona close to Flagstaff. This very

unique 16 parcel community surrounded mainly by National Forest lands, make The Estates an incredible, beautiful and very quiet place for you to call home.

Payson


Winslow

F L A G S TA F F, A R I Z O N A

Visit: TheEstatesFlagstaff.com Contact: Tres Brooks 480-710-4240 tbrooks@brooksland.com

50

TH

1969

A N N I V E RS A RY

2019

Fifty Years of America’s Best Land Buys

5

A Development of Brooks Realty and Advisory Group, Ben F. Brooks, III - Broker. Working cooperatively with Forest Highlands Realty. Now taking reservations, sales cannot close until the issuance for the Arizona Department of Real Estate Public Report. 1969

ANNI VERSARY

TH

2019


Biscayne National Park, Florida

WE NORMALLY ONLY TALK OVER THE PHONE. LAST NIGHT WE TALKED OVER SUSHI AT UMI UMA BY NOBU. TODAY, WE DIDN’T NEED TO TALK AT ALL. Made possible by my travel advisor.

©2019 Crystal Cruises, LLC.

WHERE LUXURY IS PERSONAL


E XP LO R E WITH TH E WO R LD ' S B E S T S H I P S Discover the legendary capitals of Europe, escape on voyages steeped in history and modernity and enjoy the endlessly enchanting Mediterranean with the World’s Most Awarded Luxury Cruise Line™. With Crystal’s acclaimed service, witness worldwide destinations. Savor Michelin-inspired cuisine. Partake in complimentary fitness programs and optional spa and salon indulgences. From complimentary fine wines and spirits to spacious staterooms and butlerservice suites, its clear that all great journeys begin and end with Crystal.

CRYSTAL CRUISES™

CRYSTAL RIVER CRUISES™

CRYSTAL ESPRIT®

CRUISE THE WORLD ABOARD THESE FEATURED SAILINGS. BOOK EARLY FOR THE BEST AVAILABLE FARES.

FEATURED 2019 SAILINGS DATE

DAYS

DESTINATION

SHIP

FARES FROM

August 31

7

Rome Roundtrip

Crystal Serenity®

$2,285

September 26

7

Basel to Amsterdam

Crystal Bach®

$5,145

October 20

7

Vienna Roundtrip

Crystal Ravel®

$3,810

October 23

13

Athens to Barcelona

Crystal Serenity®

$4,365

December 6

10

Dubai Roundtrip

Crystal Esprit®

$4,895

CRYSTAL SIGNATURE HALLMARKS Michelin-inspired cuisine

Free, unlimited Wi-Fi

Open-seating dining

Included gratuities

Nobu’s only sea-going restaurants*

Award-winning entertainment and enrichment

Spacious staterooms and butler-serviced suites

Complimentary fitness programs

Acclaimed service

Optional spa indulgences

Complimentary wines, champagnes and spirits

Complimentary Adventures in every port of call**

FOR INFORMATION OR RESERVATIONS CONTACT JULIE PRUSAK AT 480.296.0275 | JULIE.PRUSAK@CRUISEPLANNERS.COM OR VISIT JULIEPRUSAK.CRYSTALCRUISESADVISOR.COM Cruise-Only Fares are per person in U.S. dollars, double occupancy, for category S5 on Crystal Bach and Crystal Ravel, E2 on Crystal Symphony, and include all promotional savings, apply to new bookings only and do not include additional taxes, fees and port charges. All offers and fares may not be combinable with other promotions, apply to first two full-fare guests in stateroom or suite, are capacity controlled, subject to availability and may be withdrawn or changed at any time without notice. Restrictions apply. See crystalcruises.com for complete terms and conditions of all offers. ©2019 Crystal Cruises, LLC. Ships’ registry: The Bahamas and Malta. AD190214_C


Q UALIT Y·S T YLE ·VARIE T Y THE GOLF SHOP AT TORREY PINES Open Sunrise to Sunset Daily — 800.985.4653

PERCHED UPON the dramatic

When you visit The Golf Shop,

coastline of Southern California

you’re entering over 4,000

with a stunning backdrop of

square feet of shopping

rugged cliffs, the rolling Pacific

experience featuring all of the

and soul-stirring sunsets, The

top brands in

Golf Shop at Torrey Pines is

golf apparel.

located in La Jolla, one of the

The Golf shop is

sophisticated resort towns most sophisti

independent an independe

on the Southern California

operaton that takes pride in its

coast.

offerings, its employees, and most of all its guests.


A bright new vision is taking shape... It’s all here. Inspired luxury. The world’s finest and most innovative brands. And a whole new wing exclusively devoted to high-end stores, upscale dining and rich experiences. We’ve reinvested and so have our retail partners.

The result is the most extraordinary retail destination in Arizona.

Luxury Expansion visit FashionSquare.com #StoryStyleSpirit


SAINT LAURENT BOTTEGA VENETA

OCEAN 44

OMEGA

TRINA TURK

EQUINOX

NOBU

ST. JOHN

APPLE

BREITLING

INDUSTRIOUS CAESARS REPUBLIC


CONTENTS FEATURES 46 A  LAST COURSE AT BARBARA’S Over the last 36 years, Barbara Fenzl has made an indelible mark on the Valley’s food scene. Nicknamed “Fairy Godmother” by local chefs, she has elevated Arizona to the world’s culinary map. Fenzl taught cooking at her Les Gourmettes Cooking School in Phoenix and around the world. Next month she will shutter Les Gourmettes. 54 D  INNER AT DOWNTON ABBEY What would be the ultimate gift you could give your wife for an unforgettable milestone birthday? If you’re John Eddy, you fly your family and 45 of her closest friends for a surprise dinner at Highclere Castle, aka Downton Abbey. For good measure, you follow that with dinner at the Tower of London the next evening. 60 T  NC TREK The Nature Conservancy’s biennial expedition to the Baja California peninsula combines seas, shores and stewardship in one impactful journey. While not a luxurious vacation, the experience is cultural as well as inspiring – and supports the organization’s mission to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends.

60 8 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


Darlene Richert, Proprietor

ACCEPTING FINE CONSIGNMENTS of FURNISHINGS & ART

VOLUME 2, ISSUE 6 Society • Culture • Luxury MANAGING EDITOR Cindy Miller cmiller@azredbook.com MARKETING DIRECTOR Perrine Adams padams@azredbook.com DESIGN David Imes icdesign1@mac.com PRODUCTION ASSISTANCE Mary Winters CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Bruce Farr Leigh Farr Karen Fernau Michelle Glicksman Jimmy Magahern Janie Magruder CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Tina Celle EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY Courtesy Organizations CONNECT WITH US 910 E. Osborn Road, Suite C Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-445-7168 Email info@azredbook.com Twitter @azredbook.com Instagram @azredbook.com Facebook @azredbook.com Copyright 2019 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.

A

very Lane could easily be found among the chic design and home furnishing shops of Paris, yet is only minutes from the Scottsdale Quarter. Avery Lane offers top quality, one-of-a kind consignments and unique French, Italian and American antiques from Scottsdale’s most fabulous homes – all at prices you won’t believe.

Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm | Closed Sunday & Monday 15613 N. Greenway-Hayden Loop 480.991.0700 | AveryLaneHome.com


CONTENTS

36 DEPARTMENTS DISCOVERY

SOCIETY

CALENDAR

15 A  New Location for an

27 N  onprofit Fundraising

66 Social Events

Iconic Retailer

Events

70 E  xhibits, Performances

16 A  New Ballroom and A New Place to Shop 17 A  New Par 54 and An International Boutique

and Experiences You 36 A  pex Motor Club races to become the Valley’s first

AFTER-PARTY

‘motorsports’ country club,

72

STYLE

bringing million-dollar cars

20 An Azure Affair

to the city of Maricopa

22 The Trendy Traveler 23 The Dapper Adventurer 24 Paris, Je T’aime

42 A  rtist Sebastien Millon’s furry and feathered characters explore the human condition in a humorous light

10 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE

Shouldn’t Miss

PERSONALITY

Easy Street

ON THE COVER Highclere Castle, Hampshire, England. Photo courtesy Tracy and John Eddy


HISTORICAL TOURS | TELESCOPE VIEWING VOLUME 2, ISSUE 6

Society • Culture • Luxury ADVERTISING SALES

Perrine Adams

602-445-7169 padams@azredbook.com

Lisa Grannis

602-445-7163 lgrannis@onmediaaz.com

Robyn Lambert

520-468-7800 rlambert@onmediaaz.com

Meg Perich

602-445-7166 megperich@onmediaaz.com

Deidra Viberg

602-445-7162 dviberg@onmediaaz.com

Jennifer Woods

602-445-7160 jwoods@onmediaaz.com DISTRIBUTION

Susan Collins

602-559-5722 info@azredbook.com SUBSCRIPTIONS 602-445-7168 info@azredbook.com

PUBLISHER AND CEO

Linda “Mac” Perlich

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Mark Kochman

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Deidra Viberg ACCOUNTING

Cindy Blaisure Copyright 2019 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.

FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA Plan your visit at lowell.edu/redbook


FROM THE EDITOR

long with his story “Dinner at Downton Abbey,” (p. 54) Bruce Farr sent this quote: “Friendship,” said Christopher Robin, “is a very comforting thing to have.” – A.A. Milne Winnie-the-Pooh was fortunate, indeed. While the theme of this issue is travel, friendship is a recurring motif. Travel and friendship aren’t always linked, but they went hand-in-hand when Tracy Eddy’s husband surprised her with a birthday dinner at Highclere Castle in Hampshire, England. Catching her first glimpse of the castle’s turrets, she was astounded by the surprise. But she had no idea she would be greeted by 45 friends her husband had arranged to fly to London for the occasion. Dinner at Downtown Abbey? Thrilling. Sharing it with friends? Priceless. During Barbara Fenzl’s storied career as a classically trained chef and cooking instructor, she made friends throughout the Valley and around the world. She cooked with and enjoyed the company of the likes of Julia Child and Jacques Pepin (whose handwritten note appears at left), and she is loved and admired by the Valley food community. Karen Fernau’s story “A Last Course at Barbara’s” (p. 46) highlights Fenzl’s culinary accomplishments – and announces the closing of her 36-year-old Handwritten note from Jacques Pepin

cooking school, Les Gourmettes. Friends with the natural world? That’s what The Nature Conservancy want us to be: friends and stewards who help preserve and maintain the delicate balance of Earth’s precious natural resources. Janie Magruder shares the insights of travelers to Baja California in “TNC Trek” (p. 60). Of course, there are also friends who just want to have fun – driving. We cover both the fast track and the slow road. At Apex Motor Club (by Jimmy Magahern, p. 36), car collectors can put the pedal to the metal. In a Moke (p. 72), drivers can take time to smell the roses. Cindy Miller Managing Editor cmiller@azredbook.com

12 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


copenhagen

furnishing your modern lifestyle since 1970

PHOENIX 1701 E. Camelback 602-266-8060 SCOTTSDALE 15804 N. Scottsdale Rd. (South of Bell) 480-367-6401 TEMPE 2346 E. Southern (at 101) 480-838-3080 TUCSON 3660 E. Fort Lowell 520-795-0316

www.CopenhagenLiving.com phoenix

tucson

tempe

scottsdale

san antonio

austin

el paso


DISCOVERY

Sylvie Bee star mini leather bag, $2,600, GUCCI

GUCCI STEPS UP The Gucci store at Scottsdale Fashion Square has relocated to a new 4,000-square-foot space PHOTO COURTESY GUCCI

in the mall. The boutique showcases a collection of men’s and women’s shoes, handbags, luggage, small leather goods, fashion jewelry, watches, eyewear and men’s ready-to-wear. An unexpected combination of materials in the store’s design creates surprising drama. Marble polychrome inlays produce decorative three-dimensional effects on the hardwood floors, and this type of “opposites attract” juxtaposition is repeated throughout the space. Soft elements like velvet armchairs offset harder surfaces and industrial elements, such as rivets, in keeping with the elegant and contemporary eclecticism that characterizes Gucci’s new collections. APRIL 2019 / 15


DISCOVERY NEW SPACE AT THE INN

T

his social season, event planners have had an additional option for

space: The Paradise Ballroom at The JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn. The renovation of the meeting space was completed in July 2018. The Paradise Ballroom includes 15,000 square feet inside, with an additional 20,000 square feet of outdoor and pre-function spaces. Floor-to-ceiling windows with views of Mummy Mountain provide an open feel in the ballroom. The flexible interior can be broken up into eight separate meeting rooms, ranging from 1,000 square feet, which can accommodate up to 80 guests, to 4,280 square feet with room for more than 1,500 guests. PHX Architecture, led by Erik Peterson, along with architects Ron Skoog and Andrea Lucarelli, worked on the project. The interiors were designed by Monogram Hospitality Interiors.

The initial phase of The Palmeraie encompasses In addition to luxury shopping, the project will offer multiple dining experiences featuring local chefs. Fendi Private Residences was announced as The Palmeraie’s first official tenant. While Fendi Private Suites in Rome, located above the store, reflect the Fendi brand, the residences in Scottsdale will be the company’s first to be built from the ground up, designed and branded by Fendi. Ground will be broken later this year, and residences are expected 122 ACRES OF LUXURY

I

n mid-February, Five Star Development broke ground on the first phase of the retail and restaurant component of The

to be available in late 2020, along with the initial phase of the retail component. This development, originally planned for 2008 and

Palmeraie. The $2 billion master-planned community located at

previously called The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley, is inclusive

the corner of Scottsdale and Indian Bend roads comprises 100

of The Ritz-Carlton, Paradise Valley resort, Ritz-Carlton

acres in Paradise Valley and 22 acres in Scottsdale.

Residences and the retail/dining component.

16 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE

PHOTO COURTESY JW MARRIOTT CAMELBACK INN RESORT & SPA; RENDERING COURTESY FIVE STAR DEVELOPMENT

160,000 square feet of high-end, mixed-use space.


TBC PARIS

T

o Be Continued … the luxury

loved contemporary and vintage

resale store that has become

designer handbags, accessories

a shopping destination since it

and women’s apparel. Consignors

opened in Scottsdale just five

can drop off and receive a free

years ago has opened its first

valuation of items they wish to sell.

international location in Paris. In addition to its two side-by-

Chrissy Sayare, co-owner of TBC, says, “Opening a showroom

side Scottsdale boutiques (TBC

in Paris has been a dream since we

and TBC2 in The Shops at Hilton

opened our doors in Scottsdale

Village), TBC has a boutique in

five years ago. Our sophisticated

Dallas and plans to expand to Los

and fashionable consignors and

Angeles as well.

shoppers come to our boutiques

The Paris showroom is located in

from all over the world in search

a classic Haussmann building just

of the most unique, pre-loved

off the Champs-Elysées on the right

designer treasures. It is only fitting

bank. The area, often referred to

that we expand our brand to the

as the “Golden Triangle,” is popular

most fashionable city in the world.”

with shoppers from all over the

The new location is located

world. Available by appointment,

in the 8th district at 50 rue de

fashion lovers can shop previously

Bassano, Paris.

PAR 54

D

esert Mountain Club unveils No. 7 at Desert Mountain this month. The

club’s seventh course is a par-54, one of

PHOTO COURTESY DESERT MOUNTAIN CLUB; ILLUSTRATION COURTESY TBC

only two private par-54-rated courses in the U.S. Designed by Desert Mountain Club members Bill Brownlee of M3 Companies and Wendell Pickett of Greey|Pickett, No. 7 has been created to be inclusive and challenging for golfers of all skill levels. The course will feature extensive fairways, ample greens and a lighted putting green. Beyond the 18-hole course, No. 7 will feature a sleek, modern clubhouse that will serve as a family-centric gathering space with an indoor-outdoor gastropub, stateof-the-art sound system and two bocce ball courts. Collapsible glass walls will bring in the high desert backdrop. With heated patio floors, indoor and outdoor bars and several firepits and fireplaces, the facility will provide year-round enjoyment. APRIL 2019 / 17


STYLE By PERRINE ADAMS ❖ Photos courtesy COMPANIES

STYLE UP Leave Earth and float over the tops of giant saguaros. Explore a variety of sensations from 5,000 feet for an overview of the Valley to under 400 feet to observe Sonoran wildlife. Savor post-flight gourmet cuisine upon landing, a sit-down Champagne breakfast or candlelit hors d’oeuvres, catered by award-winning Vincent’s on Camelback. Hot Air Expeditions offers morning and sunset flights from Deer Valley Airport year-round.

APRIL 2019 / 19


STYLE

1

2

3

AN AZURE AFFAIR Find your spot in the sun and enjoy these pool-party picks

4

6

5

1. Day bed and coffee table by CRISTIAN VISENTIN, price upon request, PARIS-MILAN 2.  Trenza Noble ring, London blue topaz, sterling silver, $1,295, SENECA JEWELRY 3. Silk drape dress, $298, TRINA TURK 4. Sunglasses by DITA MACH-FIVE, $1,100, PARIS OPTIQUE 5.  A  rmchair by PAOLA LENTI, price upon request, SPACE COLLABORATIVE 6. B  each towel, $80, DESIGN WITHIN REACH

20 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


more than a spa day…

it’s a YOU day

It’s one perfect day that feels like vacation Challenge your muscles, pamper your body, nourish your soul. Enjoy lunch with our demo chef (he’s hilarious). Take time for a Canyon Ranch Ultra-Moisturizing Cocoon. Your choices are endless. Your to-do list is: to be.

Exclusive setting, limited space. Yours for $299. Includes $160 credit toward spa, sports and wellness services

BOOK YOUR DAY 800.676.1060

canyonranch.com/redbook

MASSAGE

|

AESTHETICS

|

DANCE & YOGA

|

MORE TO EXPLORE


STYLE 1

2

3

THE TRENDY TRAVELER

4

What to pack for your next warm-weather escape

7

8

22 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE

6

5

1. Three-piece luggage set, $500, CORNELIA PARK 2. Serpenti Forever bag, $2,400, BVLGARI 3. Randa silk blouse by ALICE + OLIVIA, $350, NEIMAN MARCUS 4.  Radiant travel atomizer coffret by CREED, $295, NEIMAN MARCUS 5.  Princetown Flora slippers, $790, GUCCI 6. Beti knit jacket, $1,495, and Bella double-weave cropped pants, $495, ST. JOHN 7. Rose Water Calming Face Toner, $76, herbaldynamicsbeauty.com 8. Cat-eye sunglasses, $350, SAINT LAURENT


STYLE 3

2

1

4

THE DAPPER ADVENTURER These finds will transport you beachside

5

6

1. Runwell leather backpack by SHINOLA, $995, NEIMAN MARCUS 2. Moonwatch Dark Side of the Moon, $12,000, OMEGA 3. Linen Bermuda shorts by VILEBREQUIN, $250, NORDSTROM 4. Beoplay H9i headphones, $499, BANG & OLUFSEN 5.  Santos de Cartier sunglasses, $945, CARTIER 6.  Straw trilby hat by SCALA, $49, NORDSTROM

APRIL 2019 / 23


STYLE 1

2

PARIS,

JE T’AIME A fashion guide to your destination wedding in the City of Love

5

3

4

24 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


6

7

1. Vine climber earrings, 18k white gold and diamond by KWIAT, $8,550, HYDE PARK JEWELERS 2. Gregory Notch-Lapel tuxedo by RALPH LAUREN PURPLE LABEL, $3,295, RALPH LAUREN, and SAKS FIFTH AVENUE 3. 14k rose gold diamond wedding band, $1,795; 14k white gold diamond wedding band, $3,495; 14k white gold diamond wedding band, $2,995, ROBBINS BROTHERS 4. C  artier Juste un Clou cufflinks, 18k white gold, diamonds, price upon request, CARTIER 5. O  xydock 100 crystal sandals by CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN, $2,095, SAKS FIFTH AVENUE 6. Fiorever bracelet, 18k rose gold and diamond, $10,900, BVLGARI 7. Faye silk faille mermaid gown by CAROLINA HERRERA, $5,990, THE WEDDING SUITE, NORDSTROM

Cornelia Park Biltmore Fashion Park Phoenix, AZ 602-955-3195 corneliapark.com


120 years of academic excellence

WORLD-RENOWNED

FACULTY

HIGH-ACHIEVING

STUDENTS CUTTING-EDGE

FACILITIES NAU Honors: Arizona’s first collegiate honors program Honors Residential College: opened fall 2018 • 200,000-square-foot facility • suite-style housing for 634 elite students • stunning mountain views

nau.edu

• dynamic living/learning community » in-house advising » in-house scholarship coordination

• • • •

state-of-the-art classrooms Honors writing center student support center fitness centers

NAU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution/UM307733_10.18


SOCIETY

HAUTE EVENT PHOTOGRAPHY, COURTESY ARIZONA SCIENCE CENTER

Nonprofit Fundraisers

GALAXY GALA Arizona Science Center hosted its annual gala to support STaR, its 2019 initiative, a hands-on training program that arms STEM educators to better serve students in underprivileged schools across Arizona. Almost 500 guests attended the Feb. 9. occasion that included the Arizona premiere of Mummies of the World: The Exhibition. Chaired by Suzanne Hensing, with Ilana Lowery as vice chair, the party grossed more than $735,000. Following dinner, the evening continued in Heritage Square Park with the Wine, Whiskey and Wonder after-party.

APRIL 2019 / 27


ARIZONA CHEF’S HELPING FOSTER KIDS COOK ARIZONA KIDSCOOK COOK ARIZONACHEF’S CHEF’SHELPING HELPING FOSTER KIDS

MAY MAY2,2,2019 2019 MAY 2, 2019 AGAVE AGAVEFARMS FARMS AGAVE 4300 Ave. 4300N. N.Central Central Ave.|FARMS |Phoenix, Phoenix,AZ AZ85012 85012 4300 N. Central Ave. | Phoenix, AZ 85012 6:30PM 6:30PMTO TO9:30PM 9:30PM 6:30PM TO 9:30PM 5-Course 5-CoursePlated PlatedDinner Dinner||Wine, Wine,Beer Beer&&Spirit SpiritTas�ngs Tas�ngs Country Ar�st Shari| Rowe | Live & Pain�ng 5-Course Plated Dinner Spirit Tas�ngs Country Ar�st ShariWine, RoweBeer | Live Pain�ng Sile Silent Auc�on & Raffle | Live Auc�on & Awards Country Ar�st Shari Rowe | Live Pain�ng Silent Auc�on & Raffle | Live Auc�on & Awards Sile Silent Auc�on &FOR Raffle | Live Auc�on & Awards Sile TICKETS:

FOR TICKETS:

TasteaboutArizona.com FOR TICKETS: TasteaboutArizona.com TasteaboutArizona.com EVENT CHEF’S

EVENT CHEF’S Chef Bre� Vibber EVENT - Cartwright’s Cuisine, CHEF’SModern Chef Bre� Vibber - Cartwright’s Modern Cuisine, Chef Tamara Stanger Co�on & Copper, Chef Jason Alford Chef Bre� Vibber - Cartwright’s Modern Cuisine, Chef Tamara Stanger Co�on & Copper, Chef Jason Bulthaup[lab] AZ and Chef David&Duarte - The Social onAlford 83rd -Chef Tamara Stanger Co�on Copper, Chef Jason Alford Bulthaup[lab] AZ and Chef David Duarte - The Social on 83rd Bulthaup[lab] AZ and Chef David Duarte - The Social on 83rd


SOCIET Y Nonprofit Fundraisers JAN. 25 DANCE WITH ME Ballet Arizona Adrienne Schiffner, with co-chairs Barbara Ottosen and Daryl Weil, created a magical evening for the more than 300 guests at Ballet Arizona’s annual gala. The soiree at Phoenix Art Museum raised $420,000-plus for the Ballet’s artistic and community programming. The evening honored Ballet Arizona supporters and community philanthropists Billie Jo and Judd Herberger. Guests enjoyed Creating The Firebird, a behind-the-scenes documentary. Ballet Arizona recognized dancers Rochelle Anvik and Helio Lima 1

with the Hazel Hare Award for Artistic Excellence. 2 3

PHOTOS COURTESY BALLET ARIZONA

4 5

6

1. Don and Barbara Ottosen 2. Charlie Ray, Scott Burdick, Juliette Yares, William Lykins, David Michael Miller and Grant Almquist 3. Chris Greulich and Matthew Boland 4. Jacquie Dorrance and Ib Andersen 5. Billie Jo Herberger and Adrienne Schiffner 6. Daryl Weil, Anne and Kevin Czerwinski, and Hana and Don Callaghan

APRIL 2019 / 29


SOCIET Y Nonprofit Fundraisers FEB. 2 DRIVE THE DREAM Childhelp Childhelp’s Diamond Jubilee drew 750 guests to the Phoenician to raise funds for the organization’s Children’s Advocacy Center of Arizona. The star-studded crowd included entertainment stars and government officials. Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson and Richard J Stephenson chaired the evening, with Gov. Doug Ducey and Angela Ducey and Carol and Jim Hebets as honorary chairs. The evening recognized Senator Jon Kyl and Caryll Kyl as well as Patrick J. McGroder III with Childhelp awards. Melissa Peterman emceed the event. 1

PHOTOS BY GUDENSCHWAGER PHOTOGRAPHY AND COURTNEY LIVELY PHOTOGRAPHY, COURTESY CHILDHELP

2 3

4

5 6 1. Violinist Caroline Campbell 2. Tables by White House Design Studio 3. Yvonne Fedderson, Pia Toscano and Sara O’Meara 4. Richard J Stephenson and Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson 5. Joel and Shannon Barthelemy 6. Craig Jackson and Patrick McGroder III

APRIL 2019 / 31


SOCIET Y Nonprofit Fundraisers FEB. 8 SAVOR THE SYMPHONY The Phoenix Symphony The Phoenix Symphony’s Savor the Symphony Women’s Luncheon at Symphony Hall afforded 350 attendees from across the Valley an exclusive sneak peek at the rehearsal of Broadway star Matt Doyle, who performed later that evening. Guests then enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by Lisa Dahl, the award-winning chef of three Sedona restaurants. DeeDee Vecchione chaired the luncheon, and Jane Jozoff served as honorary chair. Funds raised support the Symphony’s Education and Wellness programs. 1 2 3

4 5

1. Matt Doyle 2. Jane Jozoff and Molly DeFilippis 3. Chef Lisa Dahl 4. Subyn Wadsworth, emcee 5. Darcy and DeeDee Vecchione 6. Mal and Jane Jozoff with Jan Lewis

32 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE

PHOTOS COURTESY PHOENIX SYMPHONY

6


SOCIET Y Nonprofit Fundraisers FEB. 9 12TH ANNUAL DINE WITH YOUR DOG Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation The brunch event for pups and their human companions at Heritage Square raised more than $33,000. The funds benefit PetSmart Charities Paws Can Heal Animal-Assisted Therapy program, which provides therapy dogs to motivate, soothe and lift the spirits of patients at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. The morning featured dog- and human-friendly meals, mimosas and a Tito’s Handmade Vodka Bloody Mary Bar. Oscar De las salas chaired the event, with Johnjay and Blake Van Es as honorary chairs. 1

PHOTOS COURTESY PHOENIX CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION

2 3

4 5

6

1. Food for people 2. The caricaturist 3. Jill Kimmel and Jason Ruff 4. Emcee Nick Ciletti with Larry 5. Gary Jackson and Oscar De las salas 6. Food for dogs

APRIL 2019 / 33


SOCIET Y

FEB. 16 AAHA! Hospice of the Valley AAHA! An Auction of Heirlooms and Art … and more! netted a record $358,000 to support Hospice of the Valley’s charity care and dementia care programs. The event at the JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn drew 350 guests TINA CELLE/STUDIO NO 5

to bid on paintings, sculptures, jewelry, dining, wine, trips and a goldendoodle puppy. Attendees sang Happy Birthday to surprise guest of honor Hugh Downs, who turned 98 on Valentine’s Day. Carol Kern chaired the evening that included dinner and dancing. 1 2 3

4 5

6 1. Colleen and Ryan Volkman 2. Gail Rineberg, Carol Kern, Barbara Schlein, Marlene Lahr, Freddie Lieberman and Judy Shannon 3. Lanny Lahr and Debbie Shumway, executive director, Hospice of the Valley 4. Patrick and Liz Gerlach 5. Hugh Downs and Dee Dee Downs 6. Julia Fallon and Dena Mills

34 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


PERSONALITY

DOING WHAT YOU LOVE For car enthusiasts and one Paradise Valley artist, their passions light people’s lives – and also mean business

APRIL 2019 / 35


Arie Luyendyk and Matt Williams

Fast Company 36 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


PERSONALITY Apex Motor Club races to become the Valley’s first ‘motorsports country club,’ bringing million-dollar cars to the city of Maricopa Text by JIMMY MAGAHERN

T

he long straightaway on

His Scottsdale estate famously features a

John Wayne Parkway can be

multimillion-dollar circular garage he calls “The

tempting for anyone driving

Rotunda,” where $2 million Bugattis butt noses

a fast car. Stretching across

with ’65 Shelby Mustangs and ’61 Chevy Impalas

14 miles of nothing but desert

on plush terrazzo flooring.

and farmland, the divided

“This will be a place for us to spend time

four-lane expressway (aka

together and go enjoy our cars,” he says. “You

Arizona State Route 347)

know, a place where we can take them out and

practically taunts owners of high-powered autos

really open them up, on a big track and in a safe

to put the pedal to the metal and make like

environment. That’s really what it’s all about.”

aggressive stunt drivers in an Audi commercial. Of course, there typically aren’t a lot of R8 coupes – let alone Ferraris, Lamborghinis,

on the city streets and drive them to their full

Porsches or McLarens – for the highway patrol to

potential,” says Arie Luyendyk, the 65-year-

worry about on this dusty stretch of road between

old Netherlands-born auto racer and two-time

Interstate 10 south of Chandler and the first signs

Indianapolis 500 winner known as “The Flying

of civilization in the small city of Maricopa. But

Dutchman.” Luyendyk serves as one of Apex’s

pretty soon, all of that may change.

advisors and, along with Canadian IndyCar

In March, Scottsdale-based development

racer Paul Tracy, an on-call trainer. “So they

team Private Motorsports Group opened

need a place where they can take their cars and

to its select initial members the first track

do whatever they wish.”

at Apex Motor Club. The 280-acre private

Luyendyk had input into the design of the

“motorsports country club” is located just north

tracks (there will eventually be two: the 2.27-

of the railroad tracks along Route 238, which

mile track that opened in March and a planned

intersects with SR-347 at Maricopa’s busiest

2.15-mile track designed to include numerous

shopping center, where the Walgreens stares

high-speed sections and elevation changes) and

across the street at the CVS.

says driver safety was a major concern. “There’s

Craig Jackson, CEO of Barrett-Jackson TINA CELLE/STUDIO NO 5

“The guys with the high-end cars all know there’s no way they can take those cars out

a pretty good straightaway on the track, about an

and one of the founding partners in Private

eighth of a mile long, where the cars can get some

Motorsports Group, predicts a caravan of his

decent speeds going,” he says. “But then they

high-net-worth clients from the auto auctions

come to what we call a bus stop [a serpentine

will soon be making that trek. He just hopes they

series of curves designed to slow traffic] because

can lay off the gas until they make it to the track.

you don’t want to arrive at a corner doing 150

“We have a lot of great car collectors here,”

miles per hour and have the brakes maybe give

says Jackson, an avid auto collector himself.

you a problem.” APRIL 2019 / 37


“This will be a place for us to spend time together and go enjoy our cars — a place where we can take them out and really open them up, on a big track and in a safe environment.”

38 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


PERSONALITY

Joining the club won’t come cheap.

know to become smoother

Memberships range from an initiation fee of

drivers,” says the Scottsdale

$18,000 and annual dues of $4,000 for 20 track

resident. “It’s basically a

days per year, up to a $75,000 initiation fee

country club for rich guys

and $10,000 in annual dues for unlimited track

with cars.”

days. Luyendyk anticipates that a good share of

PREVIOUS PAGE: Craig Jackson, CEO of Barrett-Jackson and one of the founding partners in Private Motorsports Group. ABOVE: Rendering of Apex Motor Club in Maricopa

“We have a handful of

the folks who shell out such fees may have more

women who are members as well,” counters

money than actual track experience. “These

Williams, who, together with partners Jason

are people with expensive cars who just want

Plotke and Jim Beatty, first approached

to go as fast as they can,” he says. “They want

Christian Price, Maricopa mayor, about the $33

to tell their friends that they got up to 140 or

million project around three years ago. “We

something, you know?”

also have members who are in their mid- to late-

Matt Williams, the club’s vice president,

20s all the way up to their early 80s,” he adds,

insists members will be a bit more

stressing that the initial group includes vintage

knowledgeable behind the wheel than that.

race car aficionados, exotic car fans and even

To get to the Apex Motor Club from Phoenix,

competitive racers.

members must first drive past the Bob

Williams says that when the project is finally

Bondurant School of High-Performance

completed (the group estimates about three more

Driving, which, up until now, has been the best

years of construction), Apex Motor Club will

place to burn rubber in an 840-horsepower

be an entertainment destination for the entire

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon.

family, complete with restaurants, lounges, a

“The Bondurant School is kind of a gateway

fitness center and even a three-eighths-mile go-

drug, if you will, for car guys,” Williams says.

kart track, for the kids. “We imagine it being a

“That’s where you go to learn skills and hone

family location, where wives are getting their nails

skills. We are where you go after you arrive at

done while their husbands are racing cars and

those skills.”

their children are playing in go-karts,” Williams

Nevertheless, Luyendyk, whose son, Arie Jr.,

said at a 2017 Maricopa Chamber of Commerce

also races cars (and, notoriously, starred in the

breakfast. “We think it has the opportunity to be

2018 season of the ABC-TV dating competition

wildly successful.”

The Bachelor), appears to view his advisory

His comment no doubt elicited eye rolls from

role similar to that of a resort golf instructor.

the aspiring Danica Patrick successors who would

“I’ll coach them on the basic stuff they need to

inevitably sign on as those first female members.

APRIL 2019 / 39


Rendering of the completed track, Phase 1, and the planned Phase 2 track

As such, Apex joins a growing list of exclusive developments that provide

like this makes a lot of sense.” While Maricopa’s mayor has been bullish on the project (in public meetings, Price highlighted

a country club-like experience, only with race

the jobs that will be created), not all residents

cars instead of golf carts. Private car clubs like

have been as supportive. In 2017, former Arizona

Monticello Motor Club in New York, located

Attorney General Grant Woods filed a lawsuit on

about a two-hour drive from Manhattan, and

behalf of a Maricopa homeowner who objected

the Thermal Club in California, about 30

to the “noise, odors, dust, gas and smoke” the

minutes from Palm Springs, offer fine dining,

facility would generate, in addition to increased

spas and kids activity centers in addition to

traffic. The Arizona Supreme Court ultimately

some pretty gnarly tracks. Like those industry

dismissed the suit.

leaders, Apex will also rent large garage condos

Jackson, who says he’s already bought some

(nicknamed “Garage Mahals” for their frequent

of the garage condos to house the racier vehicles

elaborateness) to members desiring to store

in his personal collection, credits Williams,

their cars at the track.

Plotke and Beatty for “pushing this thing over

Apex’s difference, says Williams, will be its relative proximity to the Greater Phoenix area,

the finish line.” “I’m going to keep some of my race cars out

roughly a 30-minute drive from Phoenix Sky

there,” he says. “So all I’ll have to do is just drive

Harbor International Airport. “We wanted to

out there, hop in my race cars and play with them

commoditize it like a local golf course, where

and do things that I wouldn’t legally be allowed

somebody could come in and drive for 20 or 30

to do with them out on the streets.”

minutes and be back to the office in time for

He lets loose with the boisterous laugh well

lunch or meetings,” he says. “Car culture is so

known to devoted attendees of his famed auto

abundant here in Phoenix that having a place

auctions. “I can’t wait!” ❖

40 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


Nothing complements Alaska’s rugged beauty better than a luxury cruise — the perfect blend of adventure and all-inclusive elegance.

BOLD

ALASKA

Explore Alaska’s wild beauty and see why cruising is the best way to enjoy it all, both onboard and on shore. See the awe-inspiring natural wonders of Alaska while enjoying the all-inclusive amenities and luxurious accommodations of Regent Seven Seas.

For a limited time, ask our experts how you can get all three of these extra perks on your next Alaska voyage: Up to $1,500 savings Up to $1,000 shipboard credit ● FREE Taku Glacier Flightseeing by Seaplane Tour ● ●

EVERY LUXURY INCLUDED ● ●

● ●

● ● ● ●

FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions FREE 2- or 3-Night Land Programs on select voyages FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Hotel Package FREE Unlimited Beverages including fine wines and premium spirits FREE Open Bars and Lounges PLUS In-Suite Mini-Bar replenished daily FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities FREE Specialty Restaurants FREE Transfers between airport and ship FREE Unlimited WiFi

WHY CHOOSE CRUISEINSIDER TRUSTED ADVISORS We expect the unexpected, listen to you, anticipate your needs, solve problems – should they arise – and exceed your expectations every time. EXCLUSIVE ACCESS More than just access to the best prices and most benefits, you'll beat the lines, go behind-the-scenes, and be treated like a VIP wherever you go. EXCEPTIONAL VALUE No hidden fees, no pressure, and you'll never pay more…just expert advice from experienced advisors trained to get you the most vacation value. UNIQUE EXPERIENCES We use our worldwide connections and insider knowledge to create truly one-of-a-kind vacations, handcrafted to suit your personal preferences.

1 (877) 734-6858 ● CRUISEINSIDER.COM


42 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


PERSONALITY

Cartoons as

Therapy An artist’s furry and feathered characters explore the human condition in a humorous light Text by LEIGH FARR ❖ Photo by TINA CELLE

iffling through the delightful,

BEARS ARE FUNNY

seriously funny artwork of

Born in Belgium, Millon spent much of his free time

Sebastien Millon is like

as a child drawing his favorite subjects: animals, cars

sipping a fizzy drink. The

and basketball. His father’s job with a pharmaceutical

bubbles sting your face,

company took the family to several countries before

making you smile

they settled in the United States when he was 12.

and wince at the same time. For a decade, the

Millon continued illustrating throughout high school

Paradise Valley-based artist has been lighting

and attended a university in Chicago where he

up the Internet with his off-kilter, whimsical

studied economics and art, specializing in painting

illustrations of bears, bunnies, ducks, sharks and

natural landscapes.

fantastical creatures. His wry, comical characters

But in his early 20s, Millon was diagnosed with

communicate a range of human emotions –

Lyme Disease and various coinfections, diminishing

bewilderment, joy, discomfort and anger to name

his ability to concentrate or work for extended

a few – in a way that connects with his audience

periods of time. He moved to Paradise Valley to be

on a deeper level.

with his family and to focus on art full time. Using

“Art is therapeutic,” Millon says. “It’s a way to

pen and ink, he began sketching cartoons featuring

connect with people too. It’s very empowering to

zany animal characters with names like Drunky

create something and share it with people.”

Bear, Bunny and Cat Dragon.

APRIL 2019 / 43


PERSONALITY

“I needed something I could do from home, and the cartoons were more feasible because I could sketch for a few minutes here and there,” Millon says. “And then it actually worked out because it fits my personality a lot more, the silliness and the absurdity. I’m kind of a goofy person.” As he recovered from his illness, Millon found that working in a digital medium was more practical than drawing or painting by hand. “Now I draw using pencil on paper. Then I ink it with a pen, scan it into the computer and work in Photoshop to add the colors digitally,” he says. ARTIST AND MENTOR In 2009, Millon made a splash on the Internet by launching a T-shirt company, then adding greeting cards and magnets to his product line. He now sells his illustrations around the globe through his website (sebastienmillon.com) and on Etsy. His work also appears at venues such as Phoenix Fan Fusion, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Practical Art and MADE Art Boutique. As his business grows, Millon hopes to start penning and illustrating children’s books. But he has another, more important goal: helping fledgling artists find their way in the commercial world. “A creative career can be challenging, so it’s really important to share your knowledge from the mistakes you’ve made to help other people avoid those same mistakes,” he says. “So whether that’s in the creative process or on the business side of things, I think it’s important to help other people find their way.” ❖

44 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


C O R N E L I S

H O L L A N D E R

J E W E L R Y

INTERNATIONALLY ACCLAIMED AWARD WINNING DESIGNS

www.CornelisHollander.com 4151 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale AZ 85251 480-423-5000 800-677-6821 PROUDLY MADE IN SCOTTSDALE CUSTOM DESIGNS AVAILABLE


Barbara has taught in this beautiful kitchen at Rancho La Puerta in Mexico for 11 years

A Last Course

46 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


The ‘fairy godmother’ of local chefs is closing her renowned Les Gourmettes Cooking School Text by KAREN FERNAU ❖ Photos by TINA CELLE and courtesy BARBARA FENZL

B

arbara Fenzl opened

imagine her lead role in transforming

a cooking school 36

Arizona from a state of taco combo plates

years ago in her central

and cowboy steaks to one of chef-owned

Phoenix home with an

gems, ethnic cafes and upper-crust

inventory of whisks, sauté

restaurants with national creds.

pans and sharp knives.

“I know it sounds like a grand statement,

She did not, however, stock crystal balls.

but I don’t think there would be a restaurant

When she opened Les Gourmettes Cooking

scene today without her. She quietly,

School, the Chicago native with

intelligently and with humility brought

a degree from Cordon Bleu in

national attention to Arizona,” says chef

London had no idea her school

Mark Tarbell, owner of Tarbell’s in Phoenix

would fill every class, every

and – next door – Tarbell’s: The Tavern and

year for decades.

the Wine Store. “Her school was so much

She had no peek into a future that would include a 13-week

more than a school.” Fenzl, nicknamed “Fairy Godmother”

PBS series Savor the Southwest

by local chefs, plans to continue her

(which aired in 90 cities in

cheerleading role, but in May is closing Les

1999), three cookbooks, and

Gourmettes, the oldest home cooking school

friendships with Julia Child

in Arizona. The soft-spoken woman, who

and Jacques Pepin. Nor did

opened her school a decade before food TV

she see herself as food editor

turned chefs into celebrities and cooking hip,

of two magazines, president of

believes the time is right. “I’d like to go out

the International Association

on a high note. I’ve done what I set out to do,”

of Culinary Professionals and member of the James Beard Restaurant

she says. Her original goal was simple – to teach

at Barbara’s Awards Committee.

And never, not for a second, did she

others to entertain with the confidence of a

pianist playing the scales. “It was never about

APRIL 2019 / 47


making a better meatloaf,” says the former middle school teacher with a master’s degree from Arizona

Nantua Chicken and other ’80s-inspired dishes. At Les Gourmettes, the food was high-brow but never

State University. “It was always teaching how to cook

pretentious. Students cooked French velouté sauce, but

to entertain.”

also learned tricks for cutting bell peppers and deseeding

For nearly four decades and too many tarts to count,

tomatoes. “One of the reasons her classes always filled

she’s done just that. The school closes almost exactly as it

up was that her food remained simple and sophisticated,”

opened, including her never upgraded galley kitchen. As

Pepin says. “She taught cooking in a relatable way. Students

Pepin, who this year celebrates 70 years in the kitchen,

never felt intimidated.”

explains, “She was successful because she remained true

Every class of 12 to 16 students prepared a multi-course

to who she is, because she never changed. She never fell for

entertaining menu of her creation. Every class ended

fads. No fakery, just Barbara.”

with students gathered at her dining room table enjoying

Fenzl opened her school in an era of culinary

the classwork. Her philosophy remained consistent. “I

decadence. Puff pastry was everywhere, and her first

taught students to cook with love and to enjoy, but not to

class reflected the times with a cocktail party menu

get crazy about being perfect. Cook for an appreciative

that included Puff Pastry Bouchees, Mousse de Salmon

audience and never apologize.”

48 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


Fenzl taught the lion’s share of classes, but also routinely hosted guest chefs such as Pepin (who taught at Les Gourmettes every year from 1986 to the late 1990s) and Child, along with local talents such as James Beard

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Terry and Barbara Fenzl in their north Phoenix home. Barbara serves dinner to Robert Mondavi and his wife in the Fenzl home in 1990. After the Aspen Food and Wine Festival, Jacques, Julia, Barbara, Terry and other friends cooked a casual dinner together. Julia had never seen a chayote squash, which is what Barbara was using for her dish.

Award winners Robert McGrath, Chris Bianco, Vincent Guerithault and Christopher Gross. Tarbell has taught a class every year since 1987 and says hers was “the only request I never turned down.” Fenzl first began cooking in earnest after she married her food loving husband, Terry, now a retired attorney and former chief of staff for Terry Goddard, former Arizona attorney general. The young couple traveled Europe, eating at the finest restaurants and taking classes from top-tier chefs. In 1971, they had their first of three children and she resigned from her post at Montebello Elementary in

Phoenix. A decade later, she began teaching again, this time a gourmet food class at Rio Salado Community College. Meanwhile, the Fenzls continued traveling and taking cooking classes in French villages. During one trip, she met California winemaker Robert Mondavi. He introduced her to Child, who urged Fenzl to open a cooking school. “When Julia tells you do something,” Fenzl says, “you do it.” The two first met during Child’s visit as guest chef at Phoenix Art Museum, a 1982 appearance arranged by Fenzl.

APRIL 2019 / 49


The restored 18th century French farmhouse in Dordogne where Barbara taught classes two weeks each year from 2000 to 2011; INSET: Barbara’s recipe is featured on the cover of this 2003 edition of Bon Appétit. The issue also included a story she wrote and a story about the cooking classes at La Combe

Their friendship grew deep and long in the kitchen. The first time she cooked with Child was in the grand

request was more test than side dish.

dame’s utilitarian kitchen in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Undaunted, she

Fenzl felt like an actor on opening night at the theater.

brought wilted

Her nerves jangled, her heart raced. The two friends had

lettuce back to life with a quick soak in sugar and vinegar.

planned to dine out before leaving together the next day for a

She roasted and diced a red pepper, sliced a hard-boiled

conference, but Child abruptly changed her mind. She would

egg, peeled and blanched asparagus and whisked together a

roast a chicken, and she assigned Fenzl to create a side dish

Child-like vinaigrette.

from the refrigerator. After opening the near-empty fridge, Fenzl realized the 50 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE

Voilà! Her salad passed muster. “I’ve never been more nervous cooking with anyone in my


life or happier about what I prepared,” says Fenzl, also a founding member of the Phoenix chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier, a 2,000-plus group of women food and wine experts. The more Fenzl taught, the more she wanted to learn. So in the early 1980s her husband took a three-month leave from his law firm, and the family traveled to London so she could study at the Cordon Bleu cooking school. “To be a good teacher, you must be a good student. I’m always learning,” says the active grandmother of six who runs nine, swims two and bikes 30 miles a week.

UPPER LEFT: Barbara took a group of 18 women to New York to study with James Beard in his brownstone in Greenwich Village (now the famous James Beard House). They were his last class as he died two months later. UPPER RIGHT: On the set of Savor the Southwest with Donna Nordin, former co-owner and executive chef of Café Terra Cotta. LOWER RIGHT: Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor loved to cook and was delighted when Barbara gave her a copy of Southwest the Beautiful, published in 1994. LOWER LEFT: Jacques Pepin; Kim Howard, Barbara’s assistant of 27 years; Barbara; and Linda Hopkins, Barbara’s assistant of 30 years, at “Bubbleque” at the Arizona Biltmore

Chiles remain one of her favorite subjects. During filming of Savor the Southwest, she became a self-taught expert on chiles. She’s diced, roasted and eaten every variety while at the same time teaching her students to weave them into potato and chile gratin and Mexican chocolate profiteroles. APRIL 2019 / 51


Longtime friends Barbara Fenzl and Mark Tarbell, in a cookoff at the opening of Verrado

To Cindy Gilbert of Phoenix, one of dozens of students

Linda Hopkins has assisted Fenzl for more than 30

who have taken classes from the early 1980s to today, the

years and also credits Les Gourmette’s long run to Fenzl.

school was as much about Fenzl as the cooking lessons.

“Everyone felt more like guests than students at Barbara’s

“Barbara is one of the most amazing, gracious, talented

house,” says Hopkins, owner of Harmony Boards, a

women I’ve ever met. Her classes were highlights in my life,”

Scottsdale company that makes cheese, charcuterie and

says Gilbert, who estimates taking more than 100.

crudités boards.

“Barbara was in my home every time I entertained. She

Like her legions of students and admiring chefs, Hopkins

was not at the table, but her recipes, advice and inspiration

is bracing for the loss. “There was nobody like her before,”

have been a part of almost every meal I have cooked and

she says, “and I don’t think there will be anybody like her

dinner party I have hosted.”

afterward. We will survive, but we will miss her. Always.” ❖

52 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


T H E H E A RD MUS EUM PRES E N TS

O RGA N I Z E D BY T H E S O LO M O N R . G U G G E N H E I M F O U N DAT I O N , N E W YO R K

O N V I E W N OW T H RO U G H M AY 27, 2 019 PRESENTING SPONSORS: The Diane and Bruce Halle Foundation, Virginia M. Ullman Foundation M E M B E R S E N J OY C O M P L I M E N TA RY A D M I S S I O N , E XC LU S I V E E V E N T S , F I R S T F R I DAY M E M B E R LO U N G E S A N D M O R E !

Heard Museum | 2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004 | 602.252.8840 | heard.org Josef Albers, Study for Homage to the Square: Closing, 1964. Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York, Gift, The Josef Albers Foundation, Inc. 1999. © 2018 The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.


Dinner at Downton Abbey Tracy Eddy’s ‘properly English’ 40th birthday bash Text by BRUCE FARR ❖ Photos courtesy JOHN EDDY

54 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


APRIL 2019 / 55


56 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


N

early everyone turning 40 hopes this time-honored rite of passage will be marked by something meaningful and memorable; something fun, exciting and

glamorous – perhaps, if they’re lucky, all three. Tracy Eddy’s 40th birthday celebration exceeded every

bit of that.

The Eddys – John, his wife, Tracy, and their three daughters – moved to Scottsdale a year or so ago. For John, it was, in a sense, coming home. Raised in Mesa, he studied at Arizona State University before launching a highly successful career, first in public service working in a high-profile job in Washington in Bush 43’s administration and later in a number of leadership positions with both private and public corporations. John’s future wife, Tracy, was a political affairs worker in the Bush White House when the couple met. The Eddys and their girls – three biological sisters whom the couple adopted several years ago – became dedicated fans of the megahit PBS series Downton

Tracy Eddy

Abbey. Set in 1912, the show spans 12 years of gripping drama, set on a great English estate on the cusp of a vanishing way of British life. It was precisely that mannered decorum of a bygone

CASTLE KEEP

era that captivated the Eddys, John explains. “There

Following some considerable back and forth with the

was something about those old-school traditions the

castle’s aristocratic keepers (in what John describes as a

show brought out that really appealed to Tracy and

charmingly formal epistolary style), the notion of a party

me, so we became devoted fans, and we watched it

for Tracy at Highclere Castle grew into something not

with our daughters. It was a fun and educational thing

only possible, but much more grandiose, and far more

for all of us.”

meaningful.

With the couple so deeply invested in the series, and with Tracy’s 40th birthday approaching, John had a brainstorm (but, admittedly, not one most husbands

The real challenge was that, on top of everything else, it had to be a complete surprise to Tracy. Weeks of planning commenced. “Keeping it a secret

of soon-to-be 40-year-old wives would entertain).

was exhausting!” John recalls of the effort. “Especially

He emailed Highclere Castle, the 5,000-acre estate

because Tracy and I have a very close relationship and

in Hampshire, England, where Downton Abbey was

tell each other everything – so having to lie all the time

filmed, and asked: “Is there any possibility we can

was really hard. But I knew I had to divulge something

arrange a party there?”

to her at some point. So, about five days out, I said, APRIL 2019 / 57


Dinner in the Tower of London

‘You know, we’re going to London, so, uh, you’re going to need to pack some nice dresses and things.”

was the first thing she said.” Yet, even as their car drew up in front

from a hall in the back. I’m sure my wife was ready to pass out, and, from

of the castle, John still hadn’t spilled

all the emotion of that moment, I was

the real surprise: Waiting inside were

getting a little shaky myself!”

A ROYAL REVEAL

45 of Tracy’s closest friends John had

Tracy was dumbfounded.

Somewhat remarkably, a week or so

somewhat superhumanly arranged to

“I was so overwhelmed and in a

later, Tracy found herself whisked to

fly to England for the celebration.

London, suitably attired in an evening

As John describes the rather

state of shock the entire night,” she recalls. “I really was speechless. John

gown, and blindfolded, in a hired

stunning events of that evening: “The

included everyone in my life, from my

car, with her husband and daughters.

Castle’s countess, Lady Carnarvon,

closest childhood friend to college

They were slowly winding their way

who had helped us plan the dinner,

friends and friends we have made

along the narrow, macadam-paved

thought it would be fun to have all

together along the way. It was beyond

roadway to the castle avid viewers

of Tracy’s friends we’d arranged

anything I could imagine.”

of the show have come to recognize

to come hiding inside. When we

instantly. “At a point when the castle’s

walked in, there was an amazing

standout highlights of such a fabulous

turrets and spires came into view,”

string quartet playing our wedding

evening, John pauses for a moment:

John continues, “I had her take the

song, and, while we were taking that

“One in particular was when various

blindfold away. She was stunned.

in, suddenly – one by one – Tracy’s

members of our party were offering

‘Omigosh!!! What are we doing here?’

friends came forward to greet us

genuine, sincere toasts – one after

58 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE

Asked if there were any truly


John and Tracy Eddy at Highclere Castle birthday dinner

another – to our friendship. We raised our

invitation and flowers to the welcome bags

a scholarship in memory of Pat Tillman

glasses and spoke from our hearts. I think

and vintage double decker bus that took

with the ASU Foundation, to support ASU

we all saw it as one of those moments when

us to and from various places – it was like

Football scholarship programs.

your life feels like it’s stopped, and you

something out of a fairy tale.”

reflect on and recognize the importance of friendship and of sharing in that.” The next night – the last the group would

Asked why he would take on such daunting

“The older I get, the more I recognize that we’re all interconnected in some way,”

measures of planning and coordination for

John says. “A lot of people have helped me

his wife’s birthday, John doesn’t hesitate

and been influential in my life, not least

be together – was nearly as spectacular

in his response. “The day I met Tracy was

among them Pat Tillman, whom I had the

as the one preceding it. In an effort to

the day my life totally changed,” he says

good fortune to be a casual friend of at

outdo his own remarkable evening of

emphatically, and without a hint of irony.

ASU. Tracy and I do what we can for his

the night before, John had arranged to

“She’s brought out every good aspect of

foundation and other charities that help

rent the banquet room in White Tower,

myself that may have been hidden in me.

people who can really use help.”

at the legendary Tower of London, for a

This trip was just a celebration of what a

magnificent finale for Tracy, her friends

wonderful human being she is, not only for

with is international adoption. The couple’s

and family. After a tour of the wonderfully

me, but for all of her friends as well.”

three daughters – Julija, 17; Jana, 15; and

historic tower, the British Crown Jewels

Another cause the Eddys are involved

Vika, 10 – are Latvian siblings whom the

and other artifacts of English aristocratic

AT HOME IN AZ

Eddys adopted. As John describes it, the

life, the 50 or so diners sat down to a

All their Downton Abbey jet-setting aside,

seismic shift of simultaneously inviting three

sumptuous meal befitting the royal

Tracy and John Eddy have exercised a

spirited children into their family got started

occasion.

deep and meaningful commitment to

when the Eddys sponsored the girls for what

their local habitat here in the Valley. The

was intended to be a temporary Christmas

find the words to describe how magically

In hindsight, Tracy says it’s difficult to

couple have focused their attention on a

holiday. The brief trip turned into a lifetime

her husband had arranged the entire

number of charities and organizations.

home and has transformed the Eddy family.

trip. What impressed her most was the

Most notably, they enjoy supporting The

The girls are now well-integrated and

degree of detail and planning John had

Pat Tillman Foundation, to which they’ve

thriving members of the Eddy household.

to engage to make the celebration come

made numerous contributions through the

“They’ve taken off like rocket ships,” John

to life. “Everything,” she says, “from the

years. In fact, not long ago, they endowed

says, with obvious pride. ❖

APRIL 2019 / 59


Sea lions enjoying the afternoon sun at “Los Islotes” sea lion colony, Espiritu Santo Island

TNC Trek Seas, shores and stewardship – all in one Text by JANIE MAGRUDER ❖ Photos courtesy TNC and TNC MEMBERS

60 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


A cove inside Espiritu Santo Island

P

at Graham chuckles when asked whether wanderlust, as his organization’s website promises,

is satisfied by a journey to a long sliver of northwestern Mexico. “It’s a cool trip,” admits Graham about The Nature Conservancy of Arizona’s biennial expedition to the Baja California peninsula. “But it’s so much more.” It’s swimming with sea lions, snorkeling near whale sharks, hiking pristine trails, photographing an historic Spanish mission and – if you’re lucky – getting the money shot. You’ve seen it – the colossal tail fin of a blue whale as it dives down into the aquamarine water. But it’s also looking into the faces of local people, being immersed in their customs, culture and livelihood, and understanding that, but for the work of the Conservancy and other like-minded partners, these spectacular places will not last. “The trips are designed to help travelers make a deep and lasting connection to a place and a people unique to the world, and to give them an opportunity to help restore what Jacques Cousteau called ‘the world’s aquarium,’” says Graham, director of the Conservancy’s Arizona office. “They are for people who want to APRIL 2019 / 61


Sea lion colony at Espiritu Santo Island

make a difference for nature and for the people who depend upon it.” The Baja and other Conservation Journeys demonstrate the Conservancy’s work in some of the world’s most biologically diverse places, from Brazil and Honduras to Papua New Guinea. The nonprofit organization, formed in 1951, uses the tours to support its mission of conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Travelers experience firsthand the difference their support makes in the natural world and to its people. Since 2014, Graham and a handful of supporters have traveled three times to the southern half of the Baja California peninsula. The 775-mile-long strip is separated from mainland Mexico by the Sea of Cortez, named “the world’s aquarium” by the late French conservationist Jacques Cousteau. Just a plane ride away via Los Angeles, the peninsula has a connection to the Grand Canyon State in that the Colorado River used to feed this rich sea. The demands on the river from population growth and agricultural needs resulted in its damming, and the flow was stopped. Another Arizona connection: The Sonoran Desert thrives in both places. Formed by volcanic activity, the Sea of Cortez is home to thousands of species of fish, invertebrates and marine mammals, including 62 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


Kayaking in the azure waters of Espiritu Santo Island

the endangered vaquita porpoise. Decades of overfishing and commercial development have led to a decline in other populations of marine life and plants. Yet shrimp, squid, tuna, sardine and other fisheries in the waters around the peninsula net 70 percent of Mexico’s annual catch, and annually contribute $900 million to the country’s economy. The balance is tricky. But, recognizing that solutions were needed to sustain these precious resources for generations to come, the Mexican government, local citizens and the Conservancy came together. In 2012, the Conservancy launched the Marine Initiative for the Gulf of California, a 10-year plan to establish fish replenishment zones, improve stock management and create marine-protected areas. “The communities didn’t have the tools to manage and protect the shorelines, the reefs, the mangroves,” Graham says, noting the satisfaction of giving equipment to a multigenerational, woman-owned company shipping live fish to U.S. aquariums. “We were able to provide resources to help them.” Among the established reserves is Bahia de Loreto National Park, a Conservatory priority and the starting point of the six-day Conservation Journey. APRIL 2019 / 63


Bay of La Paz in the Sea of Cortez

Five isolated islands within the park are home to 29 marine mammal species and 15 species of whales, including the endangered Balaenoptera musculus, or blue whale. At up to 200 tons and 105 feet long, it’s the largest animal to have existed on Earth, according to National Geographic. Endangered black sea turtles also make Loreto their home. “Travelers begin to understand how fragile the system can be if you tip it out of balance,” Graham says. “Nature is resilient. You can bring things back, but if conditions change, a habitat is destroyed or the water gets too warm and the sea-level rises, nature can’t rebound on its own.” Dr. Armity Simon, a Scottsdale physician and Arizona Conservancy board member, made her first Baja trip last spring. Watching humpback whales breaching – launching themselves out of the water and landing with a colossal splash – was a thrill, she says. Examining the skeletons of a fish that washed up on an island, having been consumed in a survival-ofthe-fittest ecosystem, made her think about its sacrifice of bone calcium so plants can grow. “I also appreciated that we had to search for the animals – the calm of just looking,” Simon says. “It’s not one, two, three, here it is, we saw it! It’s the process of watching for them 64 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


Bill and Mary Way

in their natural environment. And if you don’t see them, it’s still a good day because you’re able to look over the ocean and clear your head.” On another day, Graham’s group travels to Magdalena Bay, one of the richest and largest intact coastal wetlands along the Pacific Ocean. There, the cool waters from the California Current meet the warmer Equatorial Counter Current, forming a prime calving area for migratory grey whales. Bill Way, chairman of the Arizona Conservancy board who has twice visited the Baja, describes the experience as “exceptional exposure to something special, and almost in our backyard.” Last October, Graham, Way and others met with Mexican government authorities and local people to discuss ways to balance and preserve the region’s economics with its sensitive environment. “We pride ourselves on working with all parties to protect nature – not from man, but for man,” Way says. “This isn’t a petting zoo – it’s a special place. And keeping it special is important.” Simon, who will always remember swimming with sea lions, agrees. “This isn’t a luxury trip, but you will see nature at its most luxurious. A trip like this makes you see that life is sustainable, but only if we work together.” ❖ APRIL 2019 / 65


CALENDAR

APR

6

APR

6 Childplay World of Wonder Gala

Silver & Turquoise Ball

APRIL 6 Silver & Turquoise Ball Phoenix Indian Center The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, 5:30 p.m. phxindcenter.com

APRIL 9 Partners in Compassion Luncheon Duet: Partners in Health & Aging Black Canyon Conference Center 11:30 a.m. duetaz.org

World of Wonder Gala Childsplay Warehouse 215, Bentley Projects, 6 p.m. childsplayaz.org

APRIL 10 Oakwood Dignifies Oakwood Creative Care Mesa Arts Center, 5:30 p.m. oakwoodcreativecare.org

Voices and Vistas Phoenix Boys Choir Taliesin West, 6 p.m. boyschoir.org Porch Party Cancer Support Community Arizona 6 p.m. cscaz.org

Parties of Note: Delight at Desert Mountain The Phoenix Symphony Private Residence, 6 p.m. phoenixsymphony.org

APRIL 12 – APRIL 14 41st Annual Scottsdale Culinary Festival Scottsdale League for the Arts Downtown Scottsdale, times vary scottsdalefest.org APRIL 12 Let’s Ride Gala notMYkid Harley Davidson of Scottsdale, 6 p.m. notmykid.org APRIL 13 A Celebration of Champions United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn Resort & Spa, 5:30 p.m. ucpofcentralaz.org

46th Annual Original Taste Executive Council Charities Scottsdale Waterfront, 7 p.m. ec70phx.com APRIL 7 Dinner with Wolves Southwest Wildlife Conservation Center 4 p.m. southwestwildlife.org

APR

6 Voices and Vistas For continually updated information, visit azredbook.com/calendar

66 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


FLAGSHIP PROPERTIES, INC.

Coronado Historical Homes

Hawaiian House 300 1st. Street 4Bdrm/4.5Bath APR

7

Dinner with Wolves

APRIL 13 Rooftop Homeward Bound Mountain Shadows Resort, 6 p.m. homewardboundaz.org Night for Life Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS Heard Museum, 6:30 p.m. swcenter.org APRIL 18 I Stand With Planned Parenthood Luncheon Planned Parenthood Arizona Arizona Biltmore, 12 p.m. advocatesaz.org

Beach Cottage 921 A Ave 4Bdrm/4Bath $3,599,000.

Water View Properties Hotel Del Coronado, Beach Village Condo

3 Bedroom Condo $3,999,000. Whole Ownership/ Limited Use

APRIL 26 Runway to Success Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation The Clayton House, 5:30 p.m. mcccdf.org APRIL 27 Dinner on the Desert Desert Botanical Garden, 6 p.m. dbg.org

685 Ocean Blvd, Coronado • $9,900,000.

Super Ball Arizona Assistance in Healthcare The Wigwam, 6 p.m. goodyear.aih.org

Information: Coronado & Point Loma Properties for sale:

Beach front property, Views from the Hotel Del to Point Loma • Build your dream home on this 10,988 sf lot

Carrie O'Brien@ 619.847.3524 cobrien@flagg.com Cal BRE #01144127 www.Flagship.net • 1014 Ninth St., Coronado, CA


Our latest series of exceptional concert programs designed by renowned impresario George Zukerman,OC,OBC in cooperation with the hosts of each tour.

CALENDAR

Classical Austria

CELEBRATING 250 YEARS OF BEETHOVEN A delectable concert and culinary program hosted by Kai Gleusteen and Catherine Ordronneau complemented by castle, spa & luxury hotels in Salzburg - Bad Ischl - Vienna. Highlights include the Salzburg Whitsun Festival, Emperor’s Villa Bad Ischl, Vienna State Opera, Musikverein, Vienna Boys Choir and more.

May 26 - June 9, 2020

27 Crozier Gala

photo: Welleschik

photo: Simon Matzinger

APR

Classical Northern Italy VERDI, STRADIVARI AND AMICI

Enjoy the incomparable opera, vino and dolce vita of this region with hosts Kai Gleusteen and Catherine Ordronneau. Highlights include La Scala, Arena di Verona, Teatro La Fenice, Piedmonte wine, unique concerts. Torino - Milan - Verona - Cremona - Venice

June 19 - July 1, 2020

APRIL 27 50th Anniversary Dinner Chicanos Por La Causa Phoenix Convention Center, 6 p.m. cplc.org Canvas & Couture Scottsdale Artists’ School Taliesin West, 11 a.m. scottsdaleartschool.org Crozier Gala Catholic Community Foundation The Phoenician, 6 p.m. ccfphx.org

Classical Germany & Austria

MAY 2 Tasteabout Arizona Scott Foundation Agave Farms, 6:30 p.m. scott-foundation.org

BEETHOVEN & OTHER GREAT GERMAN COMPOSERS

A sublime concert series exploring the heart and homeland of the great classical composers hosted by Marcel & Elizabeth Bergmann. Highlights include the Berlin Opera, Bach and Leipzig, Beethoven Haus Bonn, Musikverein Vienna, unique concerts and more. Berlin - Weimar - Bonn - Munich - Salzburg - Vienna

APR

27 Dinner on the Desert

photo: Patrick Theiner

September 29 - October 13, 2020

4603 Main Street Vancouver, BC V5V 3R6 tel 1-800-665-0998 sti @ sticanada.com www.sticanada.com

For continually updated information, visit azredbook.com/calendar


MAY

16 Ballsfest Arizona MAY 4 Ovation Gala Rosie’s House: A Music Academy for Children Mountain Shadows Resort, 5:30 p.m. rosieshouse.org MAY 7 Parties of Note: The Farm at South Mountain The Phoenix Symphony The Farm at South Mountain, 6 p.m. phoenixsymphony.org MAY 8 We Are United Luncheon Valley of the Sun United Way Arizona Biltmore, 11:30 a.m. vsuw.org MAY 10 Lights, Camera, Auction: A Starry Night Down Syndrome Network Arizona Phoenix Art Museum, 6:30 p.m. dsnetworkaz.org MAY 11 Thrive Gala Arizona Coalition to End Sexual and Domestic Violence Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch 7 p.m. acesdv.org

Limitless Possibilities, One Destination

MAY 15 Women Against MS Luncheon National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Arizona Chapter Arizona Biltmore, 11 a.m. nationalmssociety.org MAY 16 Ballsfest Arizona Luncheon Ballsfest Wrigley Mansion, 11:45 a.m. ballsfest.org

480.624.1000 | kierlandresort.com


GET AN INSIDER’S LOOK INTO THE LIVES AND WORKS OF MOZART AND SCHUBERT Enjoy the opportunity to delve into the lives and works of composers Mozart and Schubert during this insightful 90-minute discussion led by American composer, pianist and musicologist Robert M. Greenberg. The discussion is a collaboration between Musical Instrument Museum and the Phoenix Symphony. Behind the Music: Mozart and Schubert April 6 Musical Instrument Museum

Things

Noted

As the weather heats up, so do the cultural offerings in the Valley of the Sun. Art takes center stage, from exhibits to fashion to dance Text by MICHELLE GLICKSMAN ❖ Photos courtesy ORGANIZATIONS

DISCOVER HOW FLOWERS HAVE INSPIRED FASHION Fashion designers such Marc Jacobs, Charles James, Comme des Garçons and many others have been inspired by the beauty of flowers. Explore the evolution of botanicalinspired designs from the 18th century through the present, as shown on historical to modern-day garments. Flora April 13 – Aug. 18 Phoenix Art Museum

BE ENTHRALLED BY A UNIQUE SHAKESPEAREAN PERFORMANCE Straight from New York, the Harlem Shakespeare Festival presents a unique vision of Shakespeare’s “Othello,” performed with an all-female cast in the stunning music pavilion at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. Shakespeare’s famous play explores themes of jealousy, intrigue and betrayal. Southwest Shakespeare Presents: Harlem Shakespeare Festival’s All Female Othello April 19 Taliesin West For more cultural events, visit azredbook.com/calendar

70 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


CULTURE WATCH AS COMEDY AND MISCHIEF UNFOLD AND RELATIONSHIPS ARE EXPLORED The talented members of the Marion Roose Pullin Arizona Opera Studio take the stage to tell the tale of Guglielmo and Ferrando, who love their fiancées, but aren’t sure if they can trust each other. A wager by a friend leads to comic mischief, as well as an exploration of relationships and friendships. Così fan tutti April 25 Herberger Theater

ENJOY A STUNNING BALLET PERFORMANCE UNDER THE STARS Expect the unexpected as the talented dancers of Ballet Arizona bring dance to life beneath the twinkling stars and against the backdrop of the desert, under the direction of artistic director Ib Andersen. An Evening in the Garden May 14 - June 1 Desert Botanical Garden

VIEW OR BID ON A MASTERPIECE Join art collectors from around the country to bid on more than 350 lots of the finest in sculptures and Western, wildlife and sporting paintings during this famous once-a-year auction. Works include pieces from artists ranging from Charles M. Russell and Frederic Remington to Martin Grelle and Kyle Polzin. Scottsdale Art Auction April 6 Old Town Scottsdale

FIND LOCAL ARTWORK IN A UNIQUE SETTING Local artists gather and display their works for sale in the unique outdoor setting of Berridge Nurseries during this annual event. The exhibits are presented amongst fountains, a variety of flowering and tropical plants, and pottery. A farmers market and food trucks complete the experience. 21st Annual Art in the Garden April 13 Berridge Nurseries

APRIL 2019 / 71


AFTER-PARTY

EASY STREET piece of history has arrived in Arizona, proving that

transportation. The electric version, introduced in 2018

sometimes the slow road is the fastest route to fun.

and just a little longer, wider and heavier than a golf cart,

The Moke, a collectible car from the last century, isn’t new, but the small vehicle has been reinvented with 21st century green-friendly electric power. The Moke was developed by the British Motor Company

has a maximum speed of 25 miles per hour. Jeff Riley, president of Thermo King West in Tolleson, estimates there are currently about 40 Mokes in the Valley. That number is expected to increase. His company is the

during the late 1950s as a parachute-droppable military

official Phoenix metro dealership and one of just 22 dealers

vehicle. Its life in active duty was brief, but the open-air

in the U.S. While some of its components are manufactured

cars became famous when the Brits sent their unused

in China, many are made in America. All are assembled in

inventory to places like the British Virgin Islands, where

U.S. plants in Tampa, Florida, or Las Vegas. Locals can test

they quickly became part of the beach culture. Early fans

drive a Moke on a neighborhood track in Arcadia, or Riley

included actress Brigitte Bardot, Princess Margaret and

says his company will deliver one to your residence for you

the Beach Boys.

to take for a spin.

Now the Moke (rhymes with bloke and is British slang

The four-person vehicle comes in nine colors, plus a

for donkey or mule) is gaining ground in Arizona as

camo option, and each can be customized – one color for

locals are finding the vehicle perfect for driving around

the body, one for the bumper, etc. Buyers also can opt for a

the neighborhood or keeping at a vacation home for fun

Bluetooth sound system.

72 / THE RED BOOK MAGAZINE


Inspiring living through luxury travel and architecture. architecture architecture

l if es t y le l if es t y le

inspiring living

6900 east camelback road suite 400 scottsdale, arizona 85251 P 602 604 2001 F 480 874 7084 www.candelariadesign.com

inspiring living


Clearwater Hills Modern | Represented by Libby Cohen | Libby@WaltDanley.com

Walt Danley sold his first home more than forty years ago, and has since cultivated one of the most successful luxury real estate companies in the country. Walt and his curated team of agents have a passion for matching buyers with sellers, and believe that real estate is more art than business; it’s about connecting people to what moves them. Home means more than walls and a roof after all.

Representing Arizona’s finest properties for more than forty years Offices in Paradise Valley and North Scottsdale | More information is available at WaltDanley.com

Profile for The Red Book

The Red Book Magazine April 2019 • The Travel Issue  

Society • Culture • Luxury

The Red Book Magazine April 2019 • The Travel Issue  

Society • Culture • Luxury