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Trends Charitable Fund Selects Grant Recipients Phoenix, AZ (December 7, 2009) – The Trends Charitable fund (TCF) Board of Directors has announced a total grant contribution of $215,000 for the 2009/2010 grant cycle. The following six organizations were chosen based on TCF’s mission to serve women, children and families in Maricopa County: Arizona’s Children Association The Association’s Center for Family Based Practice (CFBP) and Maricopa County Foster Care Program work together and focuses on its mission of “Protecting Children, Preserving Families.” CFBP offers a variety of behavioral health services to disadvantaged children and families in Maricopa County which include: family, individual, group and in-home counseling; case management; psychiatric evaluations; and medical monitoring. The Foster Care program licenses homes to provide a loving, safe and stable home environment for a child removed from their home as a result of physical abuse, neglect or abandonment. Award: $20,000

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Phoenix Rescue Mission The Mission’s Family Outreach Program will provide food to the ­hungry, increase the health and well being of low-income children and their families and improve student’s academic achievements. The program serves school-aged children and their families – a majority of which are single-parent, woman-headed households in Southwest Phoenix. These families are at risk of not getting nutritional needs met and need a little help between paychecks. Participating families receive healthy food, which give the children the fuel needed to ­concentrate in school and not go to bed hungry. Award: $25,000

Desert Mission Inc. The Desert Mission Food Bank provides emergency food and food security programs to families who struggle to make ends meet. Each year they serve more than 23,500 people. Most of the families requesting assistance are working poor or disabled/elderly living on a fixed income. The food bank provides a spectrum of services to eliminate hunger and promote good nutrition, all done with dignity and respect for the client in mind. Award: $50,000

Teen Lifeline The Teen Lifeline Hotline program is a peer-supported crisis counseling program available to any teen at any time. Teens who call the Hotline are answered by highly trained Peer Counselors, who can provide supportive services and resources. The peer-to-peer crisis hotline is a first line of prevention for teens who do not seek help through traditional venues. It can also be a last call for hope as one in six Arizona high school students reports having thought seriously about killing themselves in the past year. Award: $25,000

Phoenix Day Low-income, at-risk, preschoolers prepare to enter kindergarten through participation in Phoenix Day’s Literacy Program. The program ensures the new students will be at the general knowledge level of a five-year-old. Many families of the benefitting preschoolers are mono-lingual households. The demographics of the program are 85 percent Hispanic, 10 percent African-American and 5 percent Caucasian. In addition to childcare and early childhood education, the families receive individual bilingual case management to help them meet the many issues they are facing, including unemployment, legal issues and health care. Award: $45,000

UMOM New Day Care Center The Emergency Shelter Program provided by UMOM New Day Center gives homeless women, children and families the services needed to excel to their potential and maximize economic dependence. The program empowers women and children by ­providing comprehensive, wraparound services to those who have been ­traumatized by domestic violence and/or homelessness. In addition to immediate shelter, these families are given food, job training, childcare and other services to become self-sufficient again. Each day the shelter gives 66 homeless families given the tools to build a bridge to self-sufficiency. Award: $50,000

Trends Charitable Fund The Trends Charitable Fund was established as a 501(c)3 in 1996 and has distributed more than $3 million to charities since its inception. Each year the TCF Board of Directors grants funds to charities that meet the TCF mission. Its priorities are agencies based in and serving the metropolitan Phoenix area that can prove outcomes with measurable objectives that positively impact the lives of people in need. For more information, please contact Trisha Anthony, board member, at 602.316.3205.


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Arizona’s Children Association Where do you turn when your son puts his fist through a wall….when you’ve recently retired and Child Protective Services brings your grandchildren to live with you…. when dad loses his job and family stress mounts…. For thousands of Arizona children and families, the answer is Arizona’s Children Association (AZCA). For nearly 100 years, AZCA has been there to create hope. AZCA is there to aid vulnerable children, help good parents become great parents, and give crisis or support and assistance for victims of sexual assault. This year, there are more service requests than ever. Thanks to the recent contribution to AZCA from the Trends Charitable Fund (TCF), AZCA will be able help people like Melissa, a grandmother who has taken custody of her four grandchildren, all under the age of ten. Melissa is not alone – nearly 10% of children in Arizona live in households headed by their grandparents or other relative caregivers. As a single parent with limited resources, it is difficult to meet the needs of her grandchildren. She is struggling to gather things like beds, school clothing, pajamas, shoes and socks, underwear, toiletries, winter coats and more. Melissa also needs to become a licensed foster parent, in order to be reimbursed by the state for many of her grandchildren’s expenses. In order to pass a home, health and safety inspection, she needs smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, child locks and several home improvements. Funds from the TCF will allow AZCA to help kinship caregivers like Melissa afford the items they need to become licensed foster parents. “We are so grateful to the members of the TCF for their willingness to step in and help families overcome emergency situations,” T R E N D S C H A R I TA B L E F U N D

said Denise Ensdorff, AZCA regional manager. “For many of the families we work with, a little help and hope will go a long way. How you can help… The AZCA “wish list” includes: items to fill “Just for Me” bags with toiletries and other necessities that will be given to children for their first night in foster care; basic home items for youth who age out of foster care at age 18; “Gifts of Hope” for needy children for their birthdays and at the holidays, smoke detectors, fire extinguishers, beds, basic household items and more. From fundraising events to direct client care, we have volunteer opportunities to fit your needs and schedule. To learn more about how you can help AZCA, visit or call Leah Stegman 602.234.3733, ext. 111. T R E N D S C H A R I TA B L E F U N D

Trends Charitable Fund The Trends Charitable Fund was established as a 501(c)3 in 1996 and has distributed more than $3 million to charities since its inception. Each year the TCF Board of Directors grants funds to charities that meet the TCF mission. Its priorities are agencies based in and serving the metropolitan Phoenix area that can prove outcomes with measurable objectives that positively impact the lives of people in need. Support for these programs is generated by two annual events: the TCF Celebrity Luncheon, April 15, 2010, and the Beat the Heat Gala which will be held in the early fall. For more information, please contact Trisha Anthony, board member, at 602.956.2881.


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Nominate Your Favorite Best Dressed Man or Woman in the Valley Nominate your favorite best dressed woman or man (yourself included) to become a Trends style icon. The best dressed form must be in by March 1. Five men and five women will be selected and then presented at the Trends Charitable Fund (TCF) Celebrity Luncheon April 15 at The Biltmore Resort. All nominees will be published in a future issue of Trends, so don’t be shy about nominating one or more style icons that you know look great. Trends 2009 Best Dressed Men and Women were: David Cantor, Angela Cesal-Shaulis, Jerry Colangelo, Victoria Glimcher, Laura Grafman, Lois LeMarr, Josephine Leslie, Robert Sussman, and Jim Valenzuela. Please fax to Trends at 480.990.0048 and email a photo of the nominee to Questions? Call Bill Dougherty at 480.990.9007 or email him at

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Supporting Valley Philanthropy Since 1982 Defenders of Children Cole Campbell and Beth McRae

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Special Features 2 Trends Charitable Fund 2009/10 Grant Recipients 10 Remembering … Georgeann White 11 Trendy Reading: Larry King’s ‘My Remarkable Story’ 15 Valley Pioneers: The Clotherie’s 40th Anniversary 18 The Charros still going strong in Scottsdale 29 El Chorro Lodge gets a makeover 30 Fast and Beautiful: 9 spots to buff your 2010 image 32 Charity Spotlight: Barrow Neurological Foundation 35 10 Questions for … Larry King 37 Charity Spotlight: The Honor Ball 40 Charity Spotlight: Celebrity Fight Night 42 Trendy Reading: Marcia Fine’s ‘Stressed in Scottsdale’ 43 Charity Spotlight: JDRF Promise Ball 44 10 Questions for … Jay Strongwater 45 Charity Spotlight: Fresh Start Fashion Gala 46 Charity Spotlight: Beach Ball 48 Wedding Bells: Billie Jo and Judd Herberger 49 Charity Spotlight: Childhelp’s 50th anniversary 50 Russo and Steele Charity Gala


39 FACES Gala Ann Siner, Nancy Bradley and Greg Hales with Buddy



Brophy Luncheon Karen Hoffman, Paula Smalley and Roxane Pappas with Ashley Yankowski

Authors Luncheon A.J. Jacobs, Barbara Taylor, John Sandford, Ellie Krieger and Larry King with Valerie Bertinelli S O C I E T Y | FA S H I O N | H O M E | D I N I N G Established in 1982



The pARTy Judd and Billie Jo Herberger

The Heart Ball Jack and Harriet Friedland with Ina and Murray Manaster


On the Cover: Custom-built 2007 Sport Speciale commissioned by Barry and Lynn Smith of Scottsdale. For more information, contact Russo and Steele at 602.252.2697 or Model: Lauren Mary, courtesy of The Agency Arizona Photographer: Scott Foust Hair & Makeup: Laura Flagler

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The pARTy at Phoenix Art Museum Board of Visitors The Heart Ball Scottsdale Fashion Week Authors Luncheon Moondance at the Heard St. Vincent de Paul Breakfast Boys & Girls Clubs of Scottsdale Brophy Luncheon Holiday Prelude Defenders of Children The Porch Party Friends of Animal Care and Control Old Bags Luncheon

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Reversing the Trend La Dolce Vita Wine Me, Dine Me: Avalon and Cowboy Ciao Trends in Phoenix Home Design: Memories of Mentors Auto Trends: Infiniti FX35 Pet of the Month: Chatter and Sheila Phoenix Art Museum Spotlight Hostess Gift


What’s hot, what’s not By Bill Macomber A new decade is here, thank God. The first 10 years of the 21st century felt more like 210 years. Anyway, here’s a quick compilation of what at least one notable source thinks is on the way in and out as a new year starts. At the bottom of the column, only because I love quotes, is one that caught my eye by Audrey Hepburn. It’s not about what’s hot and what’s not, but it fits, somehow. From Pierce Mattie Public Relations, here’s a look at the tea leaves in beauty, fashion and lifestyle: FASHION HOTS: Annabel Tollman, UNIQLO (Japanese clothier), Velcro, Navaho prints, stiletto heels, tie clips, the boyfriend jacket, jeggings FASHION NOTS: Rachel Zoe, H&M, zippers, plaid prints, cowboy boots, neckties, vests, skinny jeans BEAUTY HOTS: Blushing nails, bouncy hair that is air-dried, neuLash (eyelash serum) and Latisse (eyelash conditioner), injectables, Goth-inspired makeup, violet/carnation scents, Minx nails, Invisalign, push-up bras BEAUTY NOTS: Vibrant nail polish, the bob, eyelash extensions, facelifts, natural makeup, rose/geranium scents, acrylic nails, veneers, breast implants ACCESSORIES HOTS: House of Harlow, metal statement necklaces, bib necklaces, Alexander Wang handbags ACCESSORIES NOTS: Crafty necklaces, chunky necklaces, Chanel chain bags LIFESTYLE HOTS: How to and DIY stories, blog stories, brewing your own coffee, Berlin, diesel fuel, condoms, farm weddings, vampires, Pilates, your real figure, wine, life coach LIFESTYLE NOTS: Luxury aspirational editorial, regurgitated press releases, Starbucks, Paris, hybrid technology, the Pill, ballroom weddings, humans, yoga, being thin, cocktails, Zoloft Quote by Audrey Hepburn: For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone.



R emembering SO C I E T Y | FA SHI O N | HO ME | DINING

Remembering ... Georgeann White By Bill Dougherty

Georgeann White was always the beautifully dressed lady sitting at a charity luncheon with an equally attractive hat. Those are my first remembrances of her. This fall the 1994 Fashionality passed away after a series of health problems that snatched her at far too young an age. At first glance her beauty could send anyone packing. Yet when Georgeann started talking, you quickly realized that she was extremely intelligent and exceptionally witty. For years Georgeann talked about the boundless class schedule she would take on. She was always trying to educate herself in something that piqued her interest. She once told me that she felt she could spend the rest of her life attending college. She somehow managed to juggle that along with raising two children and huge amounts of charity work. For more than 20 years Georgeann worked to make our community a much better place. The Scottsdale Honor Ball, the Trends Chartable Fund Luncheon, the Phoenix Symphony, the Opera Ball and the Phoenix Heart Ball were just a handful of the countless organizations Georgeann loaned her time and efforts to. Even the most seasoned socialite knew it was always an absolute blast to have Georgeann on your committee. Last summer I received a call from Georgeann asking me for a letter of recommendation. I was surprised, to say the least. When I asked her why she needed it, she simply said, “I’m getting a job. I’m bored.” I burst out laughing. Once again Georgeann’s sense of humor had gotten the best of me. While speaking with her on that hot morning in August, she told me that she had been suffering from undiagnosed fainting spells and other health-related issues. When I grew concerned, Georgeann assured me she was fine. I never dreamed I’d never see her again. Georgeann White left an indelible mark. Her sharp wit, amazing sense of humor and compassion for her community made her someone to envy. I only wish that her time here had not been cut so very short. She will be missed by so many people who loved her dearly.



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Publisher: BILL DOUGHERTY Editor: Bill Macomber Travel Editors: LAUREN and IAN WRIGHT Lifestyle Editor: KATHY Desanto Feature Writers: NICOLE TRAYNOR | JOE GOLFEN | JENNA LEE DILLON Advertising Manager: HEATHER MORRISON Executive Consultant: SUZANNE EDER Public Relations and Marketing: CARA MCGINNIS Senior Intern: Tiffany Hoffman New York Correspondent: JJ Buchanon Los Angeles Correspondent: Jennifer Bentley Art Direction: SWEET DESIGNS Fashion Photographers: SCOTT FOUST | JENNIFER POLIXENNI BRANKIN Senior Society Photographer: PETER KRZYKOS Society Editors: LOUANN ALEXANDER | J.J. BREWER Trends Makeup and Hair Stylist: LAURA FLAGLER Webmaster: Todd Sumney/Brand Architects Distribution: MEDIA PRINT Certified Public Accountants: THOMAS S. HOLLY, CPA, PLLC AJ’s Fine Foods Distribution: pogo Printing: MEDIA PRINT Information Technology: IT CONSULTING Music Production: chris beckley/the production group Special Events Coordinator: ROBYN LEE Special Events Fashion Coordinator: MARGARET MERRITT SUBSCRIPTIONS: To guarantee receiving every issue of TRENDS, send a check for $25 (one year), $50 (two years) or $75 (three years) to Trends executive office (address below). Subscription will start the next month of publication. No refunds. Please send checks and address changes to: TRENDS Publishing 6045 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 205, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 Phone: (480) 990-9007 Fax: (480) 990-0048 Website: Trends Charitable Fund Board members are Jill Krigsten, president, Jill Alanko, Trisha Anthony, Susan Doria, Carrie Hall, Catherine Jacobson, Nan Howlett, Patricia Leach, Sallie Brophy Najafi, Sandy Magruder and Ina Manaster. Published bimonthly by Trends Publishing. Editorial E-mail: Advertising E-mail: © 2009 ISSN 0742-034X


‘My Remarkable Journey’ by Larry King

By Bill Macomber One day in the late 1950s, Larry King was driving with two friends on a lazy Florida morning near Palm Beach. He recently had come to Miami from New York, where he grew up poor in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. King was working as a disc jockey and AM radio talk show host at a small Miami station. This was long before his days as a nationally known radio talk show host and CNN interviewer.

That’s the kind of thing that just happens to Larry King. He seems destined to spend his life among the famous. As King writes in “My Remarkable Journey,” he’s interviewed an estimated 40,000 people over his career, including every major celebrity, every president back to Nixon, and thousands of plain Joes and Janes caught up in every kind of tragedy and victory. The fast-reading memoir is very much like King’s interviewing style. It’s light, moves quickly, hits all the relevant points and glides effortlessly among famous names that drop like leaves from a late autumn tree. It’s addictively entertaining. King, born Larry Zeiger, talks about his dad dying when he was 9 years old, his eight marriages (to seven women), and the possible connection between these two things. He’s honest about his money troubles and the serious legal problems he had in Florida. He writes about his kids, the son he didn’t meet until his later years, and a daughter he never knew. The book ends with King’s current marriage to Shawn Southwick, a Mormon woman three decades his junior, and about the saving grace of the two sons Shawn gave him in his late 60s. The memoir has an interesting chapter with quick takes on the last half dozen presidents, some of whom King was friends with. Here’s a sample: George W. Bush? A nice guy, but seriously flawed by a lack of curiosity. It’s curiosity that makes King a good TV interviewer. He has a gift for keeping things simple and fun. That gift translates perfectly into this memoir.

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As he drove along in light traffic, King accidentally tapped the bumper of a car in front of him. The driver of the other car was Sen. John F. Kennedy, who was two years away from running against Richard Nixon. “How could you hit me, we’re the only two cars on the road?” Kennedy asked. King apologized and asked Kennedy what he could do to make things right. Kennedy said if all three of the fellows in King’s car promised to vote for him in two years, they’d call it even.


La Dolce Vita This fall started off with several very grand people receiving invitations to the 40th birthday party of Heather Wagenhals. You might remember that her much-celebrated Hong Kong wedding to Fred Wagenhals, the NASCAR die-cast model godfather, was the talk of the social community several years ago. Anyway, a small group of people assembled at yet another Fox Restaurant Concepts creation, Modern Steak, at Scottsdale Fashion Square. I have to say that this concept is among the most beautiful. Crystal chandeliers, pale color choices and a mod vented patio make the gathering place a force to be reckoned with. When we walked in, Sam Fox himself greeted us with his two beautiful children and fetching wife in tow. That was a nice surprise. Following our entrance we were escorted to where Heather and Fred were greeting guests in a glassed-off private dining room. The wait staff could not have been more attractive and professional, even though most were wearing tennis shoes! Heather looked spectacular in a long red and black chiffon number, and her hair was pulled up on the sides and cascaded down her back. She is so beautiful! The guest list included Gino Tutera, the famed hormone replacement therapy physician, and his attractive and very witty wife, Carolann. Next to arrive were Paul Beyer and his wife, Christi Warner, another beauty with an almost identical hair style to Heather’s. Christi had just returned from China and had a great deal to say. Then there were Sandra and Lee Ploszaj. Anyone who knows Sandra realizes immediately that she is always one of the most beautiful and well-dressed ladies in the room. She didn’t disappoint in feathers and endless strands of pearls. Teresa and Tod Wagenhals were there. Adam Stempel had just flown in from New York to attend. Terry and Jim Marrion of Scottsdale Real Estate School fame made the scene, and Cotton Hill flew in from Shanghai just

By Bill Dougherty for the party. Dinner was splendid, and midway through the endless courses and toasts, David Cantor, the top criminal attorney and one of the sharpest dressers I know, dropped in to say hello. David decided to return around dessert with his lovely wife, Joo, and the couple’s daughter, McKenzie, for yet another chat. After he was able to get his daughter to make fun of me, I threatened to summon security and have him removed from the private dining room. A little bit of David goes a long way. You get the picture. It was a splendid party and one hell of a restaurant. Elsewhere, Christine and David Watson hosted a splendid gathering poolside for St. Mary’s Food Bank. I’ve passed through a lot of beautiful homes, but I must say the Watson estate is one of the most tasteful and beautifully adorned homes I’ve ever seen. Those who strolled around the grounds included Monte Stewart, Sandy and Frank Trznadel, Kathy Harris, Ruth and Bob Lavinia, Sue Fletcher, Shelley and Rick Kuhle, Jerry Bisgrove, and Erin and John Gogolak. St. Mary’s presented a touching video on their crusade followed by impressive speeches, including the Watsons, who are very hands-on with the food bank. It was a very humbling evening. On another note, I was truly touched at the end of the evening when goodbyes were exchanged. Jerry Bisgrove happened to be in the company of several beautiful ladies he at one time or another had dated. As each one passed into the night, each exchanged overwhelmingly tender salutations with him. I think this speaks volumes of Jerry’s character, his charm and his level of sophistication. What a gentlemen. What a lovely night! Joel Cohen and 2004 Heart Ball chair Sandy Magruder both had an idea for the husbands of past Heart Ball chairs. Let me tell you that when your



wife signs on as chair of the impressive ball, you lose a good portion of your life for more than a year. Both Joel and Sandy believed that the men always seemed to get kicked to the curb. So after speaking with both, we decided to run with the idea. Joel and I agreed to hold a dinner for the husbands of past and present ball chairs. I contacted Nancy Silver (the Paper Princess) of The Paper Place fame to conjure up the invitations. By the way, did you know that Nancy and her sister Betsy Hendricks are now selling clogs! My prediction may have taken a little time, but I knew sooner or later that the Clog Barn inside The Paper Place would materialize. Sales are so good that Nancy is now manning a drive-through window complete with headset to take orders, as Betsy runs for the clogs. Anyway, the first annual Guys with Hearts dinner was held in the private dining room at Tarbell’s in mid-October. It was an amazing evening full of splendid conversation and many Heart Ball-related stories from the men who had suffered through it. It’s quite an odyssey. Mark Tarbell and Jim Gallen put together a remarkable menu and a remarkable evening. We just did not expect the two to underwrite the dinner. The Tarbell’s Team has been so generous to our community for such a long time. This was an unexpected and very thoughtful surprise to all the gentlemen in attendance. We have to remind ourselves that in these tough economic times, the gift of giving is the best gift anyone can receive. Something very important is happening in Encanto Park. Recently named one of the most beautiful public parks and residential areas in America by Forbes magazine, Encanto Park with its breathtaking homes


To the horror of many in attendance at a recent luncheon, a high profile socialite proceeded to bad-mouth several longtime Valley charities and black-tie balls. First, why would anyone who claims to be altruistic slam a charity or fundraising gala? Especially in this economy! Second, the only reason you’re so mad is that your event continues to decline each year. You have no one to blame but yourself. Many have tried to intervene on your behalf. Bottom line: You’re just jealous.

is a force to be reckoned with. Many of us have watched in horror as affluent parts of Phoenix and Paradise Valley have become what many refer to at Tuscanized! The homes of Encanto Park still preserve the rich territorial, mid-century and Spanish Colonial architecture that made Arizona famous. The other evening Michael Saavedra and George Abrams opened their stunning 1940s deco-style home to about 100 of their closest neighbors. Their home became famous in the 1950s for an alleged mob-style murder that made headlines across the country. In the crowd, I noticed Pam and Ray Slomski, Angela and Mark Karp, and Virginia Foster, who has lived in Encanto Park for more the 40 years, as well as Brenda and Jim Howard, who occupied the estate built by the Diamond department store family, and on and on. The mission of this group is to make sure certain standards are upheld in their park and their neighborhood. Given the architectural abomination that has taken place in Arcadia, the Biltmore area and Paradise Valley in the last decade, I believe this preservation is crucial. I’ll never forget the day I was lunching at a private home in the Biltmore and watched the estate of Claire Booth Luce being carted away on a flatbed truck! I suspect the days of tear-downs, starter palaces and McMansions may have gone by the wayside for a while. So perhaps there is some reprieve. For those of us who remember the splendid buildings in downtown Phoenix that were scrapped in the 1980s, we have to remember that preservation of fine architecture is needed. I commend the people in Encanto Park for choosing to make a difference. If you don’t see your event in this issue, check our Web site – – and click on “What’s Hot” or “Photos.” You’ll see our online calendar there, too. Geoffrey Beene Reception • Breath of Life Gala • UMOM Event Florence Crittenton Holiday Dinner • Desert Botanical Garden Reception Xavier Holiday Party • Junior League Luncheon • VMLC Luncheon White Christmas • Beaux Arts 2009

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Trends Charitable Fund announces 2010 “The Art of Fashion” Celebrity Luncheon Honored as Featured Speaker – Karen Katz, President and CEO of Neiman Marcus Trends Charitable Fund (TCF) is pleased to announce Karen Katz, President and CEO of Neiman Marcus, will be “The Art of Fashion” Celebrity Luncheon 2010 Featured Speaker. Katz oversees the strategic direction, merchandising, operations, creative services and expansion of Neiman Marcus stores, in addition to other corporate responsibilities. Katz will share her love of fashion and reveal some of her favorite tips to attendees. “The Art of Fashion” Celebrity Luncheon is a fashion forward event with substance. All proceeds from the Luncheon are directed by TCF to its annual grant recipients. The TCF grant program focuses on helping Arizona programs that positively impact women, children and their families in significant ways. This year’s grant recipients are: Arizona’s Children Association, Desert Mission, Inc., Phoenix Day, Phoenix Rescue Mission, Teen Lifeline, and UMOM New Day Center. The Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa 2400 East Missouri Avenue • Phoenix, Arizona 85016 Thursday, April 15, 2010 10:30 a.m. ~ Reception • 11:30 a.m. ~ Luncheon Event Chairman: Carrie Hall Tickets starting at $150 per person. Sponsorship and underwriting opportunities are available. For more information please contact Betty McRae at (480) 991-0601.




The Clotherie’s

40th anniversary By the spring of 1969 Jackson La Baer had grown tired of the daily practice of law. Recognizing the Phoenix metropolitan area was booming, he conjured up a great idea. In May of that year he set his law practice aside and opened the Clotherie in Scottsdale. Unlike anything anyone had seen in the Wild West, the Clotherie became one of the first stores to offer cutting edge clothing and farout fashions to women and men. By 1970 the popularity of store had grown so immensely that they had to move from the original location where the Grapevine bar sits today in downtown Scottsdale to Fifth Avenue and Marshall Way. The store would remain there until 1980.

Enter Greg Eveloff. In 1977 Eveloff tired of the chill of Council Bluffs, Iowa, packed up his wife and moved back to Phoenix. Greg was no stranger to the world of fine fashion, being the offspring of a family who at the time owned one of the most prestigious department stores in Iowa. The ASU graduate landed a job at the Clotherie and became part of the team. Together Jackson and Greg would guide the store on a remarkable journey to the peak of haute couture in Arizona. With sometimes eyebrow-raising advertisements and a huge celebrity clientele, the Clotherie by 1980 was the most successful and most talked about clothing boutique in the state. And just as everyone thought things for the Clotherie and a formidable business partnership couldn’t get any better, things were about to change again. Stay tuned ... As you can see from the pictures of early Clotherie fashions, the ‘70s were wild times. The fellow in the brown shirt and wild-patterned pants, by the way, is Reggie Jackson, who lived in the Valley at the time and shopped there. Also shown are the early storefront of the Clotherie (with palm trees to the left) and a later incarnation of the store. Early ads showed the height of ‘70s fashions.




The pARTy at the Phoenix Art Museum

Sharron Lewis

Robert and Robynn Sussman

Bennett and Jacquie Dorrance

PASSIONATE PATRON Chair Jacquie Dorrance MASTERPIECE Sharron Lewis in scarlet FRAMED BY BEAUTY The museum hosted dinner and dancing. WORK OF ART Doris Ong in Zang Toi to the floor

Doris and Hong Ong



Kelly and Steve Ellman with Linda and Bill Pope

Pascal and Sylvie deSarthe

Ray and Pam Slomski

Nancy Silver with Tim and Kristy Moore


The pARTy at the Phoenix Art Museum

Lyle and Missy Anderson

Karen and Bert Hayenga

Gerda and Bill Ray

Ed Lewis and Kathy Harris

Eileen and Tony Yeung

Fred and Patti Lau

Catherine and Roy Jacobson

Barry and Coleen Fernando

Daryl and Chip Weil




Scottsdale Charros are still running the bases In February, the Charros will help celebrate 50 years of Major League Baseball spring training in Scottsdale. On Feb. 7 at Chaparral Suites, at a luncheon hosted by Joe Garagiola Sr., players and coaches from the five teams that have made Scottsdale their training home over the years will reminisce about spending spring here. The Scottsdale Charros have been a part of all that since the civic group’s formation in 1961. And the Charros’ spring training Lodge at Scottsdale Stadium is still a big element of the group’s annual fundraising effort. It was the early 1950s when businessmen formed the Scottsdale Baseball Club. They convinced the Orioles to come to town for spring training. They built the original Scottsdale Stadium. Since then, the Red Sox, the Cubs, the Oakland A’s and the Giants have taken turns training in Scottsdale. The Charros took over many spring training activities in 1964. They got involved in promoting the training and in persuading people “to spend their money in Scottsdale,” says Jeff Meyer, a former Charros Patron (president). A new brick stadium was built in 1991-92. That stadium houses the Charro Lodge out in right field. The Charros raise money by selling banners at the stadium, hosting VIP parties and bringing in outside



vendors. The money goes to a wide range of programs dealing with youth in education and children’s charities. Among the Charro Foundation’s efforts are the Master’s in Education Fellowship, which provides funds to working teachers to help advance their education, and the Future Teacher Scholarship program, awarding scholarships to teachers-to-be. On the sports side, the Charros host a youth baseball clinic, the All-City Athletic Awards

and a steroid awareness program to educate kids about the dangers of performance enhancing drugs. For information about the spring training luncheon coming up in February, call Leslie Nyquist at the Scottsdale Area Chamber of Commerce at 480.949.2174. To contact the Charro Foundation office, call 480.990.2977.


Board of Visitors

Barbara and Charlie Dunlap

Ann Watts and Shan Francis with MaryAnn Sheely

Allison Irwin and Lacy Francisco

WELL SUITED Allison Irwin and Lacy Francisco LASTING LEGACY Board of Visitors is the oldest charity in the state. THE DAPPEREST DAN Charlie Dunlap in natty holiday attire MOST RECENT IN A LONG STRING OF GIVING Shan Francis, luncheon chair

Karen Kotalik and Katie Orcutt with Judy Schubert

Olinda Young

Carolyn Warner and Karen Clements

Karie Dozer and Christy Danies

Bren Dodenhoff and Cheryl Anderson




The Heart Ball

Beth McRae

Chuck and Carol Dries

Bruce and Diane Halle

Cindy and Gary Willis

Maryann Mays and Donna Johnson with Jill Krigsten

Sidney Goldstein and Amy Samuel

Bob Greening and Pat Goldman

THE PURPLE HEART 1976 Heart Ball chair and 2009 honoree Pat Goldman PURPLE HAZE A truly spectacularly decorated ballroom courtesy of the White House LAVENDAR LEADERSHIP Chair Beth McRae and Vice-Chairs Donna Johnson and Jill Krigsten RUNWAY READY Carolyn Ross in scarlet and midnight black to the floor

Deborah and Tim Bateman




The Heart Ball

Carl and Suzan Spiekerman

Carolyn Ross

Charles and Alisa Jost

Gino and Carolann Tutera

Judy and Randy Williams

Tina and Jeff Huber

Donald and Edith Kunz

Nick and Jacqui Firestone

Jack Clifford and Beverly Dorsey




By Nicole Traynor

WINE ME: Quite the List ... Cowboy Ciao If the name alone doesn’t draw you in … Cowboy Ciao … the 3,200 different types of wine certainly will. This eccentric eatery in Old Town is best described as “The Addams Family meets an Old West Bordello” (their words, not mine), but it’s well worth the pit stop – especially if you’re thirsty. You can purchase wine by the glass, bottle or flight (three 3-ounce pours), but even before my first sip, I was transfixed by the cleverly worded menu. On any particular visit, you can find out “How Merlot Can You Go?” and visit “New World Wonders” or take a “Tour de France.” The aforementioned flights are creatively categorized by their places of origin or type of grapes. Some have “Latin Roots,” while others are more movie in nature: “Wizard of Oz” (Australian Rieslings), for example, has even spun off a wine flight sequel: “Wizard of Oz Two.” It’s no surprise that the National Restaurant Association has recognized Cowboy Ciao as the Most Innovative Wine List in America, and it has been the recipient of the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence 13 years running. If you’re looking for a laid-back, comfortable type of joint, Cowboy Ciao is a great place for a glass of vino and some grub. The menu is Modern American with a Southwestern influence. Oh, and when you’re there, you have to try the Nikolashka Shot. It’s an owner favorite, and while it may seem a little strange going down along with the steps it takes to get there, there’s a reason it’s been around for 30 years. 480.946.3111,

DINE ME: Avalon – an isle of delight This Dine Me is specifically for all of you “comfy-in-my-five-mile-radius, only-eat-close-to-home” readers. Get out of your comfort zone and hit south Scottsdale’s Avalon! This oasis on East McDowell Road is self-described as “an upscale, eclectic culinary adventure of Contemporary American Coastal Cuisine.” The contemporary decor provides an unexpected ambiance for this off-the-beaten-path dining delight. I was particularly fixed on the beaded curtains (strings of crystals from floor to ceiling), the enchanting waitress (Crystal) and the lick-your-plate-clean cuisine. It’s also worth mentioning that the extensive wine list and specialty drink menu are second to none. But let’s get right to the food. To start, we ravaged the Warm Brie “En Croute” and the Tuscan Bread Salad (with buttery sourdough croutons to die for). I moved seamlessly into the Seared Maine Diver Scallops. Three huge, mouthwatering scallops, each atop its own flavorful base: mascarpone cream corn; saffron pearls (not even sure what those are but inhaled them); and white bean pancetta ragout. It was the Pan Roasted Alaskan Halibut for my date. He’s finicky, but the fingerling potatoes, mango salpicon and carrot ginger puree were gone in no time. Both plates were the perfect combination of flavors and just enough to leave us comfortably full (with a teensy bit of room for the banana bread pudding). Executive Chef Travis Watson is as talented as they come. And I like his philosophy: He cooks deliberately. If your dish tastes better with cracked pepper on it, it comes to you with cracked pepper. He also adjusts the menu for seasons and utilizes local and organic foods whenever possible. As our server Crystal said on more than one occasion, “You’re awfully quiet, so something must be good.” “Good” was an understatement. My advice: Add Avalon to your list of restaurant regulars. Their menu awaits. 480.656.0010,




Scottsdale Fashion Week

Rick and Cameron McCartney

Eliza Debrowski and Alexi Chrisman

Steve Helm and Peter Harden

WATERFRONT VIEWS A street party at SouthBridge Top Shelf Dresser Scottsdale Fashion Square’s Peter Harden FASHION IN THE FAMILY Patti, Angela and Kelly Culley STARTING STYLE YOUNG Rick and Cameron McCartney

Patti, Angela and Kelly Culley

Jim and Cathy Vanderwerf

Farah Hague and Kim Cohen

Lindsay Waters and Kelli Richardson

Charles and Carrye Walla with Christine Eckart




By Bill Macomber

ADORNMENT Jeweler Oliver Smith drew inspiration for his new line, Boho, from his life outdoors. An avid hiker, surfer and horse lover, Smith combined the art of macramé and natural round gemstones to make the “eco-chic” bracelets. Polished stone beads are made from black onyx, turquoise, jasper, mother of pearl, lapis lazuli and lava rock. All pieces are made in-store. They can easily be customized. Since Smith came up with the idea for Boho after a day of surfing along the California coast, it seems right that a portion of the profits go to an outdoor cause. The McDowell Sonoran Conservancy will receive donations to help preserve desert open space and wildlife.

THINNER WINNER No one likes crash diets, but let’s face it – sometimes events conspire to make them necessary. Simply Slender Lemonade Diet makes cleansing diets a lot easier. The product is designed to drink eight times a day as you feel hungry. It’s combined with small meals of fruits and vegetables. The basic recipe of lemon juice, cayenne pepper and maple syrup is famed for curbing appetite and boosting calorie burn. Simply Slender takes guesswork out of mixing the ingredients and augments them with vitamins and other goodies like noni juice. Just add water and you’re guaranteed the right proportions to burn fat and calories and cleanse the system. Add it to the recommended small meals, and dieters can reduce the physical and mental fatigue associated with cleansing regimes. Simply Slender is available at most health food stores, including GNC and Hi Health. 800.523.5556.

Shoe multiplier

Oliver Smith Jewelers is located at the Shops at Gainey Village, 8787 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480.607.4444.

Bella Legs by Shannon Hinkson Collection (based in Scottsdale), expands a shoe collection exponentially. They’re not leg warmers, although there’s a family resemblance. Bella Legs incorporates a curve at the base of the ankle that blends seamlessly with any footwear, including boots, sandals, and open or closed-toe pumps. They come in several styles, and there’s a small collection of matching scarves and pins to accessorize. Judging by pictures of this product, Bella Legs makes an amazing statement that turns a pretty simple outfit into something that looks one-of-a-kind. Prices range from $23 to $70. Fabrics include lace, leather, velvet, fur and chiffon. For information about ordering Bella Legs, visit the collection’s Web site at Or call 888.679.2659.




Speedy Spanish

HEAVEN SCENT Three variations on a theme: Eaux de Sisley. Hubert and Isabelle d’Ornano have created a trio of fragrances representing fantasy, lightness and elegant simplicity. Sisley releases a new fragrance only once every 16 years, on average. This one promises to be stellar. The bottles bear numbers 1, 2 or 3. Eau de Sisley 1 has the dark character of the bitter evergreen scent of juniper berries. It’s the most masculine of the three. Number 2 is spicy with hints of cardamom and honeysuckle. Number 2 is the romantic one. Basil with hints of licorice and clove fill Number 3. Chypre perfumes are a family of scents that usually feature top notes of citrus with woody, oak-like base notes. They’re considered a great challenge to perfumers. The reviewers of Eaux de Sisley say Hubert and Isabelle have succeeded beyond expectations. (P.S. The bottle is beyond beautiful.)

In Cuernavaca, Mexico, Speedy Spanish courses are gearing up when you want them to. The courses are designed for business execs or anyone else who wants or needs to learn conversational Spanish fast. You choose the dates to study. You can stay for one week or several, depending on how deep your skills need to go. Classes are held at Universidad Internacional’s Center for Linguistic and Multicultural Studies. Aside from travel, registration is $100, tuition ranges from $450 to $800 and lodging on campus or with a local family, including meals, runs $36 a day. Virginia Ramos, professor emeritus at Phoenix College, organizes trips and will help anyone who feels nervous about travel in a foreign country. Cuernavaca is about an hour away from Mexico City.

Eaux de Sisley is available at Neiman Marcus.

GREAT TASTE As sweets lovers know, there’s ice cream and there’s ice cream. Same goes for gelato. In north Phoenix, there’s a little shop that sells homemade gelato from recipes handwritten years ago by Salvatore Marchionda in the little Italian village of Pacentro. Marchionda’s grandsons, John and Michael Savone, mix the 32 flavors of gelato at Sweet Life Gelateria from those recipes. They use what’s called a “hot process” to make the sweet stuff instead of the more common “cold process” that cuts corners with flavor pastes. Pistachios come from Sicily. Sorbetti include nothing but fresh fruit, water and sugar. Waffle cones are made on site. The result is as close to a trip to an Italian gelato shop as you can get without airfare.

For more information, e-mail Ramos at

VENUES In late October, the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts launched more than a new season: The Virginia G. Piper Theater’s renovations were unveiled, too. After more than a year of work, the 852-seat theater will offer the latest lighting and acoustic technology as well as dramatic improvements in sightlines, climate control, seating and audience accessibility. Most importantly, the theater’s intimate character, which has been its hallmark, has been enhanced. Outside the theater, the updated and renamed Dayton Fowler Grafman Atrium has been transformed into a more welcoming and comfortable space that offers visitors improved amenities, such as a new box office, mezzanine and a café managed by Arcadia Farms.

Sweet Life Gelateria is just west of the Harkins at 7000 E. Mayo Blvd., Suite 1076, Phoenix. 480.513.3825.

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts 480-994-ARTS (2787).




Memories of Mentors Light the Path to the Present By Elizabeth Rosensteel

Those who have lived in the Valley as long as I have or longer will recognize Tom’s name. Tom was a brilliant artist whose visions of childhood fantasy worlds at Christmas were brought to life in the form of his International Santa Clauses. They were seen in all the Neiman Marcus stores across the country as well as strange and wonderful set designs for clients like Mattel Inc. What I learned from Tom was how to unleash the creative spirit in myself and, as he called it, “how to see.” Susan Younger transferred to the Valley from an architectural firm in Dallas. At a time when the glass ceiling was all too real in corporate America, she held the position of vice president of store planning for Broadway Southwest. Susan taught me about quality. Not just quality in design and architecture but quality of life, quality of

Funny how you get to a certain point in life and you find yourself assessing where you have been, what you have done, what you have accomplished and how you got there. I found myself doing just that after being awarded winner of the 2009 California Open Auditions for Architectural Digest. Wow! Thirty-one years later, a lot of memories and a Ph.D. from the school of hard knocks. My husband and I moved here in 1978 as recent graduates with $2,000 between the two of us, no car and only the promise of jobs when we arrived in the Valley. (No wonder my parents had questioned our sanity.) Through the years and following different paths I have many mentors to thank for my success. Two in particular are Tom DeLapp and Susan Younger.



people and in everything that surrounded you. She came from good Iowa farm stock and towered above her male compatriots and never thought twice about wearing 3-inch heels. She was elegance and Mother Earth all rolled up in one package with a laugh that could melt the ice off the coolest of CEOs. I was a young designer in the visual merchandising and store design department. Susan allowed me to pore over drawers of blueprints night after night. This was before the advent of CAD (Computer Aided Drawing) when we actually handdrew all of the details for a project. I learned how to put a set of documents together, how to draw construction details and how to manage a wide variety of projects. I lost track of Susan around 1995 when I went to work for Taliesin Architects. The last I heard about Susan, she had married and might be divorced, and had left for Albuquerque or maybe Texas. I finally tracked Susan down through the magic of the Internet to say thank you. I would not be where I am today had it not been for her tutelage. Maya Angelou said it best: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you do, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” These are scary times for new graduates. I get a lot of resumes across my desk hoping for work. The best thing that any of us can do right now is to take the time to impart knowledge, share a bit of wisdom from business and your life’s lessons. Mentor someone. Who knows? You may get that call 25 years later from someone who just wants to say thank you. Interior Design: Elizabeth Rosensteel Design Studio Robert Reck Photography




Arizona Kidney Foundation

Leah Hoffman Langerman and Harvey Mackay

Muffie and Ted Churchill

Julie Vogel and Julie Kroot

CHEERS Happy 30th anniversary to the Women’s Board MAN WITH A MIKE Master of Ceremonies Larry King FETCHING LUNCHEON ATTIRE Julie Vogel and Julie Kroot BOOK SMART Many thanks to Leah Hoffman Langerman, Harriet Friedland and Janis Lyon, who made it all happen.

Katy Rector

Harriet Friedland and Janis Lyon

Penny Nissley and Michele Trevor



Shan Francis and Ann Denk

Jill Alanko


El Chorro: An old friend gets a new life By Bill Macomber If you’d old enough to want to read this, El Chorro may have been the first fancy restaurant your parents took you to when you were barely old enough to dress in nice clothes and sit still for dinner. Sticky buns. Mesquite-burning fireplace. Cowboy atmosphere. Sound familiar? Restaurants come and go, but El Chorro is a Paradise Valley institution. Like many institutions, it needs periodical revamping. That’s what’s happening now. Owners Joe and Evie Miller retired this year after running the place for decades. Its future in doubt, the eatery needed an angel. Jacquie Dorrance, a longtime Paradise Valley resident and philanthropist, stepped up. She bought the restaurant in June 2009. Dorrance is renovating El Chorro and with operating partners Kristy and Tim Moore and chef Charles Kassels plans to reopen on Valentine’s Day.

Renovation details include enhancing existing buildings and expanding views of Camelback and Mummy mountains from the enormous patio. Dining spaces indoors and out are being enlarged. What would a renovation be without adding Wi-Fi? Plans also call for an El Chorro wedding pavilion and, eventually, an El Chorro charity. The feel will still be Sonoran with the familiar, laid-back Arizona atmosphere the place always had. “I’m a longtime Paradise Valley resident who has celebrated many special occasions at El Chorro,” Dorrance says. “I consider it a privilege to be able to preserve this historic Arizona landmark, ensuring its legacy lives on for another generation. My family and I have always tried to take part in meaningful and community-minded projects, but I consider El Chorro the icing on the cake.” The property that became El Chorro was built by John C. Lincoln as Judson School for Girls in 1934 on an 11-acre parcel. It’s safe to say there weren’t many neighbors to complain about construction noise. It was in the middle of nowhere. The more adventurous among early Judson girls might appreciate the fact that their schoolroom became the main bar of the restaurant.

the eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon. New to the menu are a New York strip steak with bordelaise, red chili mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus and corn relish, and panroasted duck. Dorrance says she wanted El Chorro to feel familiar to the longtime Arizona families who built memories there. So now for the most important facts about the renovation and reopening. The bar will remain the same. And yes. The sticky buns stay. TOP: El Chorro entrance, circa 1980; El Chorro kitchen, 1941 LEFT: An early aerial shot of El Chorro; Ladies in waiting, mid 1950s, hats mandatory BELOW: Judging by the clothes, these El Charro visitors were caught in the bar in the late 1940s.

In 1937, Jan and Mark Gruber bought the school and turned it into a lodge and dining room. Staffers often stayed on for years, including Joe Miller, who started as a bartender in 1952. He met his wife, Evie, on the job. They bought the place in 1973 and almost immediately started expanding it. With El Chorro changing hands, the menu is getting an update. Kassels, who worked at Boulders and the Westin Kierland, is keeping most of the crowd-pleasers like the mesquite-grilled rack of Colorado lamb and




Fast and beautiful Nine places near you to buff your image in a couple of hours without spending a fortune By Kathy DeSanto and J.J. Brewer When making your New Year’s resolutions, be sure to include yourself on the list. It’s easy to set yourself up for failure by making these resolutions too unrealistic or unattainable. The editors at Trends have researched where to go for the latest quick and easy beauty secrets to look your best in the new year. None of the treatments here costs anything like plastic surgery, and they won’t eat up more than half an afternoon tops. Squeeze in a couple and start 2010 fresh and beautiful.

Gore and Svans Dentistry If you want the whitest teeth possible without the wait, Zoom Whitening at Gore and Svans Dentistry is the place to go. Zoom Whitening is a simple in-office procedure that includes a desensitizer that minimizes sensitivity. You just sit back with the TV remote in hand and relax while the Zoom infrared light works its magic. In just four 15-minute cycles, your teeth will be whiter. Gore and Svans recommend a thorough cleaning prior to the whitening procedure in order to remove any tartar or stain that could prevent the gel from penetrating. You will be impressed with their state-of-the-art equipment, knowledgeable and friendly staff and how comfortable and easy teeth cleaning has become. With an emphasis on cosmetic dentistry, Gore and Svans is the perfect choice



for your family wanting healthy, clean teeth and a beautiful, white smile! Rod Gore and Eric Svans 8535 E. Hartford Road, Suite 208, Scottsdale 480.559.8088 Regency Medical Aesthetics Regency Medical Aesthetics is one of our favorites for hair removal. They use the Lumenis Light Sheer Diode Laser system, which is considered the gold standard in hair removal. Regency has the latest laser technology to treat all skin types to prevent discoloration or complications as they perform laser treatments. There was little to no discomfort as Dr. Leslie Marcum slathered on numbing cream to ensure a quick and painless service. Dr. Marcum stressed Regency’s policy on discussing realistic expectations and giving her patients an honest evaluation about whether someone is a good candidate for hair removal. Clients can expect a 70 percent to 90 percent reduction of hair, but not everyone is a good candidate. Hair removal is not effective on blond, red or gray hair. The average number of treatments ranges between five to eight sessions, and Regency offers a lifetime hair removal package and free touch-ups. Regency (and sister company Adam and Eve) also offers Revage 670 Laser Hair Regeneration to help stimulate hair growth and reverse signs of balding. Regency Medical Aesthetics 4740 E. Shea Blvd., Suite 100, Phoenix 602.283.2061

Adam and Eve Medical Aesthetics Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber Treatment (HBOT) is not just a bunch of hot air. It aims at reversing physical and mental aspects of aging, increasing metabolism and giving skin and hair a healthy glow by infusing the cells with 100 percent pure oxygen. Adam and Eve Medical Aesthetics in Scottsdale offers a medical grade monoplace hyperbaric chamber treatment in conjunction with many aesthetic services. At Adam and Eve you can lay back, relax, even nap, for a 60-minute private session as you breathe. Packages are available for as low as $125 per session. Adam and Eve and its sister company, Regency MedSpa, are under the direction of medical doctors, and the services are administered by the doctors themselves. Dr. Nicholas Soldo, one of four doctors on staff, has more than 30 years of experience. When injecting Dysport or Botox or line-reducing fillers such as Radiesse and Prevelle Silk, Dr. Soldo has developed a method to administer these products nearly pain free. Adam and Eve Medical Aesthetics 31309 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 100, Scottsdale 480.575.6584 Hollywood Lashes & Spa Wake up to big, bright, beautiful eyes every morning – no fuss and no mascara needed. Get your movie star peepers at Hollywood Lashes & Spa. Natalie Scott adheres single extensions to individual lashes for gorgeous, thicker, longer more luscious lashes that look and feel natural. She has been trained by and uses Lavish lashes, which last from four to six weeks. You’ll love them so much you’ll want to schedule a fill every two to three weeks so you won’t ever have to go without your new celebrity look. You must have at least a little lash to start with, and Lavish lashes are not good if you suffer from allergies or itchy eyes. Initial appointments are scheduled for two hours and follow-ups are 45 minutes to an

hour. Call licensed esthetician Natalie to get started today. Hollywood Lashes & Spa 4216 N. Brown Ave., No. 5, Scottsdale, and 932 N. Owl Circle, Gilbert 480.406.5847 Biltmore Skin Care Juvederm is the new fountain of youth. A filler developed by the creators of Botox, Juvederm instantly smoothes away wrinkles. This is an excellent product for the parallel lines between eyebrows and around the mouth. Botox is still the gold standard to paralyze lines around eyes and the forehead. Many consider Juvederm to be absolutely revolutionary. Speaking of revolutionary, NIA 24, developed at the University of Arizona, builds better skin. This new product creates skin that’s stronger and more resilient. It also improves texture and reduces the appearance of dark spots and lines. These are just a few of the fine products Biltmore Skin Care & Botox offers. Biltmore Skin Care & Botox 2398 E. Camelback Road, Suite 780, Phoenix 602.224.6100 Infini Cosmetics It seems there are new laser skin treatments coming on the market every year, all promising to reduce lines and erase sun damage. Jennifer Swink, a licensed medical aesthetician and certified laser technician at Infini Cosmetic Associates, along with owner Dr. William Hall, can help determine which treatment is right for you. Infini offers Fraxel and ProFractional, two of the most advanced laser treatments. They target and treat problem areas such as

sun spots and age spots, improve uneven pigmentation, wrinkles, stretch marks and acne scars. They work by creating microscopic “wounds” that trigger the healing process, thereby accelerating production of collagen and new, healthy cells. The treatments are relatively painless, and redness and swelling will last only a few days. Whether it is Fraxel, ProFractional or a combination of both, Dr. Hall and Jennifer can custom tailor a treatment specifically for your skin type and what you want to achieve. Infini Cosmetic Associates 7473 E. Osborn Road, Scottsdale 480.946.7100 Rachell Hall’s Classic Beauty Permanent eye liner and eyebrows are not for commitment-phobes, but for those willing to go the distance the results may surprise you. The obvious benefits are saving time, convenience and the security of knowing your makeup will not run or smear. An unexpected benefit, if done correctly, is the appearance of having had eye-lift. Who knew? Eyes will look larger, lids will appear lifted and lashes will seem thicker. Please note the “done correctly” stipulation. With 22 years of experience, Rachell Hall has the skills necessary to achieve these long-lasting results. Using custom color blending, she will determine the exact color, arch and shape to enhance your eyes and give balance to your face. Rachell uses a handheld device that penetrates the skin hundreds of times a minute, making the process fast, accurate and relatively painless (numbing cream is a must). Check out Rachell’s Web site to learn more and to see what life-changing services she can provide to post-mastectomy patients. Rachell Hall’s Classic Beauty 8320 N. Hayden Road, Suite 106, Scottsdale 480.368.9239 Beautiful Image of Scottsdale If needles, redness and pain scare you, fear no more. An effective, more natural, non-surgical treatment using microcurrents can give the same effect as intense laser treatments or even a face-lift. Beautiful Image of Scottsdale has developed a process called Beautiful Image Facial and Body Sculpting that tightens and tones muscles, and increases collagen and elastin. John Petri, a Beautiful Image specialist with over 15 years of experience in the healing arts, delivers microcurrents through stainless steel probes. This relaxing treatment rejuvenates the skin and body tissue at a cellular level, which has the effect of diminishing wrinkles, hydrating skin, and tightening

the neck, jowls, chin, cheeks and eyes. It can reduce the appearance of cellulite, scars and stretch marks, with visible results in just a few sessions. There is no downtime, redness or pain. Hourlong sessions are $130. Body sessions are $180 and last 1½ hours. Multi-session packages bring the cost to as low as $85 per session. To save half off your first session, mention Trends magazine. Beautiful Image of Scottsdale, 14362 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Suite B109, Scottsdale 480.607.2505 or 602.308.8383 Ext. 2 Sachi Salon and Spa Patience not your virtue? Hair extensions might be for you. If you regret the Katie Holmesinspired bob that you impulsively got last fall and just can’t wait for your hair to grow the old fashioned way, regret no more. Joshua Paul Silvia at Sachi Salon and Spa is a pro at hair extensions and the one to go to for this instant transformation. Using only Great Lengths 100 percent human hair (the best in the industry), Joshua has perfected a technique that looks natural, is comfortable and so secure that you can’t pull them out if you try. He will expertly match your color and style the hair in such a way that only you and your hairdresser will know your little secret. Explaining your sudden change in length is up to you. With proper care and monthly maintenance, the extensions can last five to six months. Joshua Paul Silvia, Sachi Salon and Spa, 4821 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale 480.421.9100




Women’s Board of Barrow Neurological Foundation The Barrow Grand Ball will be held on Jan. 16 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort to benefit Barrow Neurological Foundation. Proceeds from the ball support a wide variety of research projects at the institute, providing important funding for promising and innovative scientific studies. The Barrow Women’s Board was established in 1965 to raise funds for research and to foster community interest in supporting the fledgling neuroscience center. The group’s first fundraiser was a masque ball at Casa Blanca Inn on New Year’s Eve. The event netted $26,000. This year’s gala event will be co-chaired by Ann Denk and Ardie Evans. They answered a few questions.. What makes this event unique? We’re small, very intimate and very special. The limited number of guests and funds raised set us apart from other events. Only 350 guests can be accommodated in the Grand Ballroom of the Arizona Biltmore Resort, the traditional venue for the ball. Due to the commitment of the Women’s Board members and generosity of those


attending the Barrow Grand Ball, we’ve been able to donate $36 million over the past 44 years to the research of Barrow Neurological Institute. Why are you involved? Barrow Neurological Institute is a leader in neuroscience research, medical education, technology and patient care. They are educating the next generation of neuroscience physicians and sharing the advances and techniques perfected at Barrow. It is truly an honor to partner with this world-class institution that we’re so fortunate to have in our own community. And of course, the Women’s Board offers a special opportunity to work with friends while investing in the future care for the most difficult spine and brain disorders. Does the Women’s Board have a special project this year? Because our ball is underwritten this year, our members are pleased to honor Dr. Volker K. H. Sonntag with a donation to the Sonntag Academic Pavilion, which will help support educational conferences in neuroscience, attended by medical professionals

worldwide. Dr. Sonntag directed the nation’s most prestigious residency program, mentoring many successful neurosurgeons from his program. Our membership will make personal donations directed at this tribute to Dr. Sonntag and the 26 years he’s spent helping to build the Barrow Neurological Institute into a renowned center of excellence. Who is the generous friend underwriting the ball? John W. Dawson has a history of generous financial commitment to Barrow Neurological Foundation and to the Women’s Board. He has made significant contributions to the Craniofacial Center, which provides high quality treatment for children and adults with skull and facial abnormalities, as well as the Enrichment Program for Students, allowing high school and college students the opportunity to explore science careers by working in Barrow research laboratories. John is founder of The Dawson Companies, Ltd. and has operated the Scottsdale Plaza Resort and Remington’s Restaurant since 1976.

Moondance at the Heard

Mary Hudak and Barbara Payne with Michelle Ray

SQUASH BLOSSOMS Chairs Barbara Payne, Michelle Ray and Mary Hudak

Letitia Frye

Maureen Musselmann and Tasha Aubrey with Beverly Effendi

Jill Pilcher and Beth Matthews with Amy Thurstan

RAIN DANCE A.J. Dickey honored for her outstanding philanthropy and commitment to the museum. SHIMMERING TURQUOISE IN THE MOONLIGHT Fabulous Native American jewelry worn by Ruth Kaspar and Victoria Adams. Lori and Tim Braun



Victoria Adams and Ruth Kaspar

Tom Hassey and A.J. Dickey


John Junker and Bishop Thomas Olmsted

St. Vincent de Paul

Karen Pratte and Conley Wolfswinkel

Nikki Balich Cammarata

Janice Montana and Mary Jane Rynd

Stephen Zabilski

Ellie and Mike Ziegler

ALARM CLOCK Merrymakers made their way to the Biltmore before dawn’s early light. MAKING A HUGE DIFFERENCE St. Vincent de Paul’s outreach to those in need is legendary. TWO PEOPLE COMMITTED TO A NEEDY WORLD Chairs Susan and John Junker

Andrew Stegen




Boys & Girls Clubs of Scottsdale

Elly Johnson and Trudy Dawson-Hahn

Vicky Stevenson

Megan Keller and Sarah Slessman

GREAT IN GRAY Megan Keller and Sarah Slessman HATS OFF Sally Veazey and Valerie Kelly in perfect luncheon hats WHY THEY’RE SO IMPORTANT Boys & Girls Clubs improve the lives of young people in Arizona. HOLIDAY SPLENDOR The Westin Kierland Resort served as the perfect backdrop.

Laurie Swetonic and Sally Veazey



Kristi Pfeilsticker and Cathy Cooper

Mae Defiel

Jane Pulis and Valerie Kelly

Sheri Sender and Michele Schwanz with Jill Olson

A uto T rends


Infiniti FX35

10 Questions for … Larry King

By Joe Golfen

Trying to find a luxury SUV that stands out in the crowd has become an increasingly difficult task, as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Audi, Porsche and even Lamborghini are all rolling out boxy, leather-clad crossovers. But the intense lines and daring design quirks of the Infiniti FX35 make it the kind of vehicle that turns heads, for better or for worse. The model, which was fully redesigned in 2009, finds the FX35 with a longer, more shark-like snout, wide-set headlights, metallic “gills” and a wavy front grill. The FX35 was already a standout when it rolled out in 2003, and the new designs can be very polarizing. But most great art is. It’s commendable that Infiniti chose to make an SUV that looks so unique when it could have easily turned out a soft-lined, mushy SUV like everyone else. Instead, the luxury arm of Nissan gave us a distinctive vehicle, though some might say it looks like a manta ray on wheels. But even if the FX35 looks a bit like an underwater creature, it knows its way around on land. The 3.5L V-6 engine boasts an impressive 303 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque, all of which are shuffled around by the FX35’s all-new seven-speed automatic transmission. The truck can hit 60 mph in 6.1 seconds, and even with its high center of gravity, the FX35 feels tight and responsive at high speeds, without the sway or pitch of some SUVs. The FX35 also includes Nissan’s Distance Control Assist, an electronic system that helps drivers control the distance between them and the vehicle in front. The system can measure the distance to a car ahead along with the relative speed of both cars using a radar sensor in the front bumper. If the system determines that braking is required, a light on the instrument panel will appear and a buzzer will sound. The system is designed to help drivers in heavy traffic situations, when a lot of quick braking is involved. The sophisticated styling continues inside the FX35 with a simple but elegant dash set into dark, polished wood. The hard drive-based navigation system offers real-time satellite traffic information and stores music files, which can be played back courtesy of the unrivaled Bose surround-sound audio system. The sleek design does have its drawbacks, sacrificing some of the space in the back seat and making for a pretty small cargo area. The FX35 is a lot more sport than it is utility, clearly designed to navigate black asphalt instead of rugged terrain. But for most people, a luxury SUV is just a roomy sports car, and the FX35 definitely lives up to that standard with speed and class. And it manages not to be too boring while it does it.

One of the most recognizable and trusted faces in America belongs to Larry King. The Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, native has brought his straightforward style to 40,000 interviews in the last five decades. Most of them have been on CNN, where Ted Turner put King to work after hearing King’s all-night radio show. King’s technique is simple and daring. Simple because he doesn’t want his ego to get involved when he’s talking to people. He’s curious about what makes others tick. Daring because King doesn’t do a lot of prep work before interviews. In fact, he prefers not knowing too much before going on the air. That way, his curiosity can take a straight path from question to question. The end product is one of the most watchable interviewers on TV. He makes it look easy, the sign of a true master. In a switch, we asked King to answer a few brief questions when he was in town recently emceeing the Authors Luncheon at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Where would you most like to live? I love New York, Los Angeles and New Orleans, but if I had to choose one, it would be San Francisco. What do you dislike about your appearance? Where do you want me to start? What four people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Abe Lincoln, Madame Curie, Barack Obama and Charlie Chaplin. What historical figure to you admire the most? Abraham Lincoln. What trait do you deplore in others? Dishonesty. On what occasion do you fib or exaggerate? I try not to. What do you consider to be the greatest decade for your profession? Without a doubt the 1960s. Everything that could happen happened. What is your dream interview? Fidel Castro. Ted Turner and others are trying to make that happen. What’s your most cherished inanimate possession? My children’s pacifiers and my Peabody Awards. Who has inspired you in your craft? Arthur Godfrey and Red Barber. What is your current state of mind? Peaceful and very, very happy. TRENDS MAGAZINE



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The Honor Ball Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation’s Honor Ball will be held on Feb. 6. This year, the ball returns to The Phoenician for a magical evening of superb dining, dancing, wonderful entertainment and some surprises. The Jacqueline Foster Orchestra from Los Angeles will be the featured entertainer. This year, the ball will celebrate the roarin’ 1920’s – a decade of elegance, and a time of great spirit and creativity that kicked up its heels with the foxtrot, Charleston and rumba. The ball is introducing online registration this year at Sandy Trznadel is 2010 chair. What made you decide to chair the Honor Ball? I am very fortunate that I was able to serve on previous Honor Ball committees, so I understand that there is a great

deal that goes into planning for the ball. However, I also know that it is great fun, too. My husband, Frank, and I are past honorees, so this seemed like a natural fit for me.

It has a longstanding tradition of elegance combined with fabulous entertainment. And, it is a wonderful forum in which to celebrate and honor someone who has made a difference in our community. Each year, the ball is centered around a different and unique theme, which makes it exciting for our guests. And, each year, it just gets better and better.

What do you hope to accomplish through this year’s ball? The purpose of the Honor Ball since its inception close to 34 years ago has been to fund Scottsdale Healthcare projects, services and programs that will help the people in our community. This year, we want to help bring hope and recovery to the many patients and their loved ones who come to the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center. It seems only fitting, since Virginia came up with the idea for the Honor Ball in 1976.

Who is this year’s honoree? We are thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize Dr. Daniel D. Von Hoff, chief scientific officer at Scottsdale Healthcare, as this year’s honoree. Dr. Von Hoff is recognized throughout the world as one of the foremost cancer treatment researchers and anti-cancer drug developers. He is known as a pioneer for his groundbreaking research in pancreatic and basal cell (skin) cancers.

What makes the Honor Ball so special? The Honor Ball is one of the Valley’s premier black tie events with a fun twist.



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MEDAL OF THE ARTS Patsy Kelly, chair CULTURAL CORUCOPIA Phoenix Theatre Guild, Phoenix Youth Symphony and Phoenix Art Museum League are beneficiaries. RAISE YOUR GLASSES Tanya Barnes-Matt showcased Chantelle, Ripetta and Tadashi on the runway.



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GHOSTLY HAUNT The newly renovated Hotel San Carlos in downtown Phoenix A BRIGHTER FUTURE Giving children who slip through the cracks a second chance A SPIRIT REAWAKENED Cole Campbell dressed as the youthful sprite who haunts the hotel.

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Celebrity Fight Night Celebrity Fight Night XVI will take place on March 20 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix. This event brings some of the biggest names of the season to the Valley. Fight Night supports numerous charities, but the main one is the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. In 15 years, Fight Nights have raised $60 million. As a result of this money, the charity has been able to launch the Ali Care program. Ali Care reflects the commitment of Muhammad Ali to people, regardless of ability to pay, to have access to treatment, medications and therapies needed to manage Parkinson’s disease. Through Ali Care, patients who don’t have insurance or financial resources to pay for medications or physician visits can get treatment. Jimmy Walker, Fight Night founder and chairman, answered a few questions about this year’s Fight Night.


What is Celebrity Fight Night? Celebrity Fight Night is an annual evening presented in honor of our featured guest, Muhammad Ali. Celebrities and athletes participate in a night filled with live auction items and live musical performances by many of today’s top entertainers. The evening leaves our audience with unforgettable memories each year, and provides significant dollars for charities that help many people in need. How did you get involved? In 1994, I asked Charles Barkley if he would be willing to box in oversized gloves with boxing champion Michael Carbajal in the ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton for charity. Charles accepted the offer and Dan Majerle joined him. I had no idea that this was the beginning of something so extraordinary. I am overwhelmed by the positive response we have received over the years from our guests and the community. Although Celebrity Fight Night no longer features celebrity boxing, each

guest does their part to help win the fight against Parkinson’s disease by attending the event and bidding on live and silent auction items. What are you most proud of? The scripture Luke 12:45 says: “To whom much is given, much is expected.” I am extremely proud of our community and the support given throughout the years, which has led to 15 consecutive years of sold-out events. In addition, the time and dedication of the entertainers and athletes along with the efforts of our wonderful staff and volunteers is very much appreciated. How can people get involved? Celebrity Fight Night has many sponsorship opportunities available. Individual tickets range from $1,500 to $5,000 each and tables from $15,000 to $50,000. To reserve a place for this year’s event, please call 602.956.1121 or visit

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Judy DeAngelis and Barb Gray

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THE HEALING TOUCH The Wellness Community is the lucky beneficiary. COCKTAILS ON THE LAWN The Community’s historic home offered dinner under the stars. DREAM TEAM Mom and daughter chairs, Sandra Evans and Andrea Moseley



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Chatter In just six short months of living life, Chatter has already had a long and difficult journey. This kitty was found struggling to survive as a starving stray who had been wandering the streets for weeks or maybe months. Her difficult journey finally ended when she arrived at the Arizona Humane Society, and now her future is looking bright as she anticipates becoming someone’s forever friend. Chatter has plenty to boast about with her bold markings and her charming personality. Always eager to share kitty hugs, whisker rubs and a thundering purr, this sweet-natured cat has proven herself to be a wonderful cuddle buddy during an afternoon spent nuzzled close to her human friend on the couch. Chatter is available at the Campus for Compassion located at 1521 W. Dobbins Road in Phoenix. Her adoption fee is only $75. Her ID number is A286861.

Sheila While struggling to survive on the dangerous streets, Sheila was hit by a car and barely escaped death. She was found curled up in the bushes along the street by one of our Emergency Animal Medical Technicians. She made it to our Second Chance Animal Hospital just in time. After a few weeks of recuperating, this 1-year-old was ready to embrace the world once again and begin the search for a new family. This fun-loving pit bull/terrier mix hopes to find a dog lover who will include a spirited canine in all areas of their life. She enjoys tagging along on camping trips, hikes, long walks in the park, car rides and any fun family event. Sheila is a well-mannered house dog who knows the basic commands. She is house-trained. She is nervous around small children, but she would enjoy a family with older kids to play ball with. Her adoption fee is only $110. Her ID number is A282921. For more information about Sheila or Chatter, please call 602.997.7586, Ext. 1045. Please note: Chatter and Sheila may have been adopted by the time you visit the shelter; however, the AHS has many more wonderful pets that are also searching for forever homes. Visit our Web site at

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‘Stressed in Scottsdale’

by Marcia Fine

By J.J. Brewer Award-winning Marcia Fine is a Scottsdale resident who once again brings her over-stressed character, Jean Rubin, to life. In her third installment, Fine brings us Jean, who is a middle-aged, overcommitted, under-appreciated writer who is torn in a zillion directions. Between her semi-retired, well-meaning husband, her recently widowed mother, who knows just how to capitalize on Jewish mother’s guilt, her children, who are under the impression that Jean runs a drop-in daycare for the grandchildren whom she loves but does not always have the energy for, and her well-intentioned but usually misguided best friends who drag her kicking and screaming to the latest fad dance-exercise class, she does not know if she is coming or going. All of these cherished people only want what is best for Jean as they fill her already full platter higher until she has a major health scare and then winds up hiding in bed with her head under the covers for a week. This novel is at times laugh-out-loud hilarious as Jean gets tangled in a social-political conflict between the local Green candidate


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and her evil enemy (a mother who got her fired from her teaching job at the local community college). She navigates Scottsdale’s demanding social scene. She attempts to ­balance her feminism with being jealous of her perfectly built best friend’s ability to diet down to fit into a Herve Leger gown for the annual Heart Ball. Marcia Fine claims all her characters are fictional, but I’m pretty sure you will recognize yourself or someone you know as you read this funny novel about our favorite Valley in the middle of summer. You will recognize that size 00 in the Hummer who stole your parking spot at Fashion Square and then gave you the bird. She shows us that we are not alone as we attempt to strike a balance in our lives traveling through the 110 degree heat trying on ball gowns. Or keeping our cool while trying to stay perfect so that we can impress our friends, neighbors and family. “Stressed in Scottsdale” is a quick, light read about all the people, places and things we love to hate here in Scottsdale.

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JDRF 2010 Promise Ball The Southwest Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation contributes about $6 million a year to research. The Foundation also helps newly diagnosed individuals and families with information and support. A key fundraiser for JDRF is the Promise Ball, this year celebrating its 10th anniversary. The ball will be held Jan. 23 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort. Co-Chairs are Bijen Dyrek and Janice Jones. They both have personal reasons for getting involved.

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CARRYING THE TORCH Founding Chair Sherry Conquest HOME’S WHERE THE HELP IS Beneficiary is Homeward Bound, aiding the homeless DRESSED TO A ‘T’ Valerie Kelly in maroon chic Kate Good and Katrine DeSavino with Holly Van Winkle

How long have you been involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and what made you decide to co-chair the Promise Ball for 2010? Janice began volunteering immediately after her oldest son, Tim, was diagnosed on his 18th birthday in 1999. This year marks her 10th anniversary year with JDRF. Bijen’s daughter, Kara, was diagnosed at 10. In addition, her husband, Chris has Type 1 and was diagnosed at the age of 13. We understand this year’s theme is rooted in the organization’s history – what does the game Monopoly have to do with JDRF? In the early years of JDRF, families battling Type 1 would hold Monopoly tournaments as a fundraiser. Eventually this evolved into our annual gala, the Promise Ball. We are celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Promise Ball with the theme and mission From Monopoly to Million$ and From Million$ to a Cure. What makes the Promise Ball different from other galas and what can guests expect at the 10th anniversary event? The Promise Ball is one of the top three galas in the Valley and has consistently raised over a million dollars a year for research to find a cure. The evening will feature KC & The Sunshine Band, an elegant cocktail hour followed by a gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions. We will also be honoring Rich Boals, CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, for 10 years of support and the Willets family who have donated a tremendous amount of time to JDRF. We understand Bijou Jewelry has custom designed earrings, a bracelet and a necklace to commemorate the Promise Ball 10th Anniversary. Showcasing the Monopoly theme, Bijou of Scottsdale has designed one-of-a-kind pieces in black and white diamonds. Charity Charms has designated a charm bracelet with the Monopoly top hat as their signature piece. Everything is available for purchase through the JDRF Web site or directly through Bijou of Scottsdale.

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Where will the money raised go? JDRF is proud to say that at least 85 percent of all funds raised support research and programs. Only a few non-profits can make that claim. JDRF has a portfolio of five cure therapeutics: Autoimmunity, Complications, Metabolic Control, Regeneration, and Replacement. By focusing research in these areas, JDRF believes we are closer to cure than at any time in JDRF’s history. It is exciting to know that all our efforts will eventually deliver a cure to my husband, Chris, my daughter, Kara, Janice’s son, Tim, and everyone who is touched by this disease. For more information, call 602-840-1800 or visit





10 Questions for … Jay Strongwater When this designer was home from college one summer, he went shopping with his mother at Bonwit Teller. Jay told her not to buy a necklace she liked. “I’ll make you one,” he told her, and he followed up on that promise with a vengeance. Jewelry was just the start of his design brand. He expanded to a home collection in the 1990s, adding a beauty collection and hand-blown glass ornaments later. The tasteful, incredibly creative designer never rests. His distinctive look has traveled literally around the world. When in Scottsdale not too long ago, he talked with Trends about his distinctive view of the world. What is your idea of perfect happiness? A few minutes in the sun. Where would you most like to live? Somewhere warm, maybe Santa Barbara. What people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Michelle Obama, Judy Garland and Matisse

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What historical figure do you admire most? Lewis Tiffany What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? My ability to persevere the ups and down of life and balancing artistic visions with running a business. Who are your favorite designers? Oscar de la Renta for his colors and patterns and YSL. What is your current state of mind? Optimistic What’s your most cherished inanimate possession? Correspondence from my parents – just seeing their handwriting What’s your all-time favorite film? Cabaret What is your motto? If we can put a man on the moon, we can do anything.

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“Ansel Adams: Discoveries,” opening Jan. 31 at Phoenix Art Museum, offers new insights into the photographer’s greatest works by bringing the unparalleled holdings of the Center for Creative Photography’s Ansel Adams archive to light. The exhibition, featuring 120 photographs and dozens of rare archival documents and materials, will allow museum visitors to explore the career and beloved photographs of one of America’s photographic masters in tremendous detail. “The goal of ‘Ansel Adams: Discoveries’ is to provide a deeper understanding of Adams’ iconic and adored photographs,” said Rebecca Senf, Norton Family Assistant Curator of Photography at the Phoenix Art Museum. “The historic material mined from the Center’s archives enriches our understanding of the artwork so that we can simultaneously show Adams’ masterpieces alongside unfamiliar works and provide new perspectives of each.” Categorized into six aspects – time, place, medium, subject, theme and role – the show highlights the photographer’s early work, his photographs of the American Southwest, his pictures of the National Parks project, his relatively unknown color photography and his architectural views. The exhibit will run through June 6. For more information visit, Moonrise




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The 14th Fresh Start Fashion Gala will be Feb. 6 at the Camelback Inn. The gala offers a professional fashion show, delicious food and great auction items. At this year’s show, Saks Fifth Avenue will present the opening segment and the show’s finale collection by Reem Acra. The gala dinner and reception are being 100 percent underwritten, so donations will go directly to the Women’s Resource Center. Jude MillerBurke and Mary Pahissa Upchurch are this year’s co-chairs. What is special about the services that Fresh Start Women’s Foundation offers women? Jude: Because Fresh Start is privately funded, we are able to serve every woman who comes to us, no pre-qualifications required, and with our on-site child-watch program she is able to focus on using the services we offer. Could you highlight the services that the Jewel McFarland Lewis Women’s Resource Center provides? Mary: The cornerstone of Fresh Start is our mentoring program, and we provide a wide array of supportive services tailored to each woman’s needs. We have a legal service team, an empowerment specialist, and each month we offer over 100 workshops. What kind of woman is a Fresh Start Woman? Jude: Probably what is surprising is that there really isn’t a “typical” FS woman, particularly in our current economy. We see women from all walks of life, all educational and socio-economic levels. Why is Fresh Start so important to you on a personal level? Mary: Women are often thought of as the heart of the home. In helping them we strengthen the heart of our community and we all are the better for it. What can we expect from this year’s Fashion Gala? Mary: We are very honored that Nadine Mathis Basha has agreed to accept the 2010 Founders Award. With over two decades of work on behalf of the women, children and families in our state, she has made an enduring contribution. Mary and Jude: Besides Saks, we are fortunate to have some of the stores from Westcor’s Luxury Collection.

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What differentiates this Beach Ball from its predecessors? Responding to donors’ request for less time in the ballroom and more time for socializing and mix and mingling, Beach Ball will host a longer cocktail portion in a unique lounge setting complete with VIP seating, entertainment, food and hosted bar. Unlike a traditional ballroom gala, Beach Ball will feature a Hampton’s Style White Party before and after the dinner hour. How did you come up with the theme? The theme has been continued for years, however we have updated it from simply beachwear to white ball gown attire. What inspired you to begin the “primer party” trend? Recognizing the need for a broader donor base, we have engaged community leaders across the Valley to “host” intimate gatherings of their friends and colleagues to share the mission and theme of this year’s Beach Ball. This ensures that new and like-minded members of the Valley are engaged and hear the mission of PCH and the Beach Ball White Party. What will the evening encompass? A longer, more intimate venue within the ballroom for a party before the party. In the White Lounge, partygoers can mix and mingle with their friends and guests prior to the seated dinner hour in the ballroom. Dinner will be an elegant plated service while the mission of the Neuroscience Institute is shared. The Spirit of Hope award honoree will be presented and the live auction will be held. Immediately following dinner guests will be entertained by the Valley’s own Zowie Bowie.

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Who does the money raised benefit? The Children’s Neuroscience Institute at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Seventy percent of all pediatric brain tumors are treated at PCH. In addition, the Children’s Neuroscience Institute provides cuttingedge care for neurosurgery, oncology, traumatic brain injury treatment and rehabilitation, epilepsy, autism and pediatric psychiatry.


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THE COUPLE Billie Jo of Scottsdale Judd Herberger of Scottsdale NUPTIALS Westin Kierland Resort’s Herberger Suite THE RECEPTION The Herberger Ballroom at the Kierland THE RING A brilliant cut rectangular diamond surrounded by 66 pave diamonds THE HONEYMOON Southern Italy, the Dalmatian Coast and Malta aboard the Sea Cloud, a wooden ship with tall sails SOMETHING DIFFERENT % The Sea Cloud was built in 1931 for E.F. Hutton and his wife.

% The ceremony was capped by a fireworks display designed by Judd, who has long enjoyed being an amateur “pyrotechnician.”

% Billie Jo and Judd were introduced in 1990 by his mother, Kax Herberger. They began dating in 1991.




Childhelp’s 50th Anniversary

Childhelp is celebrating 50 years of helping abused and neglected kids this year. In 1959, Yvonne Fedderson and Sara O’Meara started the organization. We thought this would be a good time to ask them to reflect on the past five decades. When was the time when you knew what you were meant to do? Sara – Immediately after Yvonne and I rescued 11 orphans in Tokyo who were considered throw-away children, 100 more orphans of mixed race (casualties of the war) were dropped off for us to help. We knew right then that since no one else would take care of these orphaned children it was up to us to take charge and do something to help them. What is your greatest fear? Yvonne – I don’t give any energy to fear. I have learned to trust more when challenges come our way. Childhelp belongs to God and my greatest desire is to do all that I can to follow His lead. Who is your inspiration? Yvonne – The children within Childhelp’s care, our fabulous volunteers and staff. What is your most cherished inanimate possession? Sara – My Bible and the inspiration I receive from it. What do you wish you would have done differently? Sara – I wish I had not spent so much time in worry and concern in the earlier years. I wish I had learned more quickly that my security, and Childhelp’s security, comes from God and to get out of God’s way.

What do you love most about living in Arizona? Sara – Due to the heat in Arizona I am not cold any more! All kidding aside, I love the people of the great state of Arizona and their phenomenal generosity shared with Childhelp.

What current programs do you find effective for preventing child abuse? Yvonne – Our Childhelp Good Touch Bad Touch (GTBT) Program is taught in schools across America, teaching children appropriate and inappropriate behavior. We also have the Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline phone number that is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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Russo and Steele makes a difference for Big Brothers Big Sisters Drew and Josephine Alcazar

cent less likely to use drugs and 27 percent less likely to start drinking alcohol. They’re also more confident of their academic performance and able to get along better with their families

Russo and Steele Collector Automobile announces its support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona. Big Brothers Big Sisters will be the recipient of the classic car auction’s 10th annual 2010 Charity Gala on Jan. 20. “Giving back to the community through charitable giving has been a long tradition for us here at Russo and Steele,” said Drew Alcazar, owner, along with his wife, Josephine, of Russo and Steele. “This year we are excited about having Big Brothers Big Sisters join us. The money raised during the evening’s silent and live auctions will

definitely make a huge impact on the community,” said Alcazar. Since 1955 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona has provided support, guidance, friendship and fun by matching children to volunteer mentors. The organization helps children realize their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships with volunteers who care about them. National research shows that positive relationships between youth and their Big Brother or Big Sister have a direct and measurable impact. By participating, kids are 52 percent less likely to skip school, 46 per-

The charity gala has been sold out each year, as only 650 exclusive seats are available. It’s open to corporate sponsors, registered bidders and invited guests only. Early bidder registration and RSVP for the event will ensure an invitation to this prestigious event. Tickets are $100 each and table sponsorships are also available. The event will be at the Russo and Steele Event Site Main Tent, Mayo Boulevard and Scottsdale Road. Every January thousands of vintage collector automobile enthusiasts descend on Arizona. Among those enthusiasts are the wealthy, the famous, the avid collector, the weekend warrior, and the media making their way to Scottsdale for what is now called Scottsdale Auto Week. This year’s weeklong collector automobile nirvana will reach its pinnacle at Russo and Steele’s 10th Anniversary Scottsdale Auction Jan. 20-24. Over these last 10 years Russo and Steele has not just been responsible for selling cars. The auction house has given back to the community every year as a way to say thank you for embracing the event. Charities such as Make A Wish and the Phoenix Children’s Hospital’s Emily Center have been recipients of Russo and Steele’s annual Charity Gala. For more information about the 2010 Charity Gala visit