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Supporting Valley Philanthropy Since 1982 volume 29, No. 1
Special Features 10
Remembering … Bob McCord
The Wow Factor: Brenda Agee on Design
10 Questions for … Monique Lhuillier
Travel: England on the Brink of a Royal Wedding
Trends in Luxury: New Ways to Pamper Yourself
10 Questions for … Vincent Guerithault
Opportunity International: A Visit to Colombia
36 10 Questions for … Bounty Hunter’s Ann McClelland 37 Childhelp Drive the Dream Tiffany Quayle and Abby Traister
Desert Foundation Auxiliary Ball Robert and Paula Smalley
Charity Spotlight on O’Connor House
39 Charity Spotlight on the Marine Corps Scholarship Fund 43
10 Questions for … Billy Crystal
Charity Spotlight on the Trends Charitable Fund
Sunnyslope Home Tour: Midcentury Modern
Barrow Ball Herman and Katie Orcutt with Robyn and Mike DeBell
Desert Foundation Ball
The Barrow Ball
Science Center Galaxy Ball
The Honor Ball
Fresh Start Fashion Gala
Drive the Dream
Beaux Arts Bash
Centennial Historymakers Gala
45 Promise Ball
MONTHLY FEATURES 12
On My Mind
13 La Dolce Vita Frest Start Gala Amy and Dan Mahoney
Asian Arts Council Michael and Kimberly Yue with Christina and Howard Tay
Spotlight on the Heard Museum
Trends in Phoenix
On the Cover:
Artist Profile: Painter Barbara Rogers
Muhammad Ali and Billy Crystal,
Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum
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Remembering ... Bob McCord By Bill Dougherty
Early this year an impressive circle of guests gathered at the Paradise Valley Country Club on a Friday evening to stop and honor the magnificent life of philanthropist Bob McCord. Bob lost his battle to a long neurological illness late last fall. Anyone who has been involved with civic and charitable work in our state is familiar with the vast body of accomplishments that Bob and his lovely wife, Sharon, have done for the past several decades to make Arizona a better place. My earliest recollections of the McCords came when I joined the staff of Trends as a reporter in the mid 1990s. They were an amazing couple! Everything Bob touched seemed to turn to gold. From his early success as a CPA and his years with Arthur Anderson to his brilliant launch of Coldwell Banker Success Reality in 1992, Bob truly had the Midas touch. For a man who had everything, Bob McCord truly knew the meaning of giving back to the community. The McCords’ involvement with ASU, the U of A and NAU and the scholarships they endowed at these universities were simply amazing. The belief in our state’s education system Bob held gave opportunity to a great group of students to realize their dreams. As husband and wife, Sharon and Bob did tremendous things for so many Valley charities that the list would take this entire page. The thing that impressed me the most about Bob McCord is that he never wore his accomplishments on his sleeve. A humble and soft-spoken gentleman, Bob took an interest in everyone around him in social settings, something I find to be a rarity in our community. He was a debonair gentleman and a scholar who truly believed he could change our state and make it a better place. I believe he did just that. His community outreach and presence with be missed greatly by all of us.
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By Bill Macomber TIRED OF OLLIE THE TROLLEY: Is anyone else weary of Ollie the Trolley clogging up traffic and spewing fumes in Scottsdale? One Saturday in February, downtown Scottsdale at Indian School and Scottsdale Road, I pulled next to one of these free shuttles run by Scottsdale. This was a beautiful afternoon, sidewalks crowded with tourists. There wasn’t one person riding the trolley. I know it’s a nice thing to have free buses you can hop on and off, but I have never seen more than one or two people aboard. Isn’t traffic bad enough already? Is fuel really that cheap these days? Doesn’t Scottsdale have the same budget challenges most cities have? I’ll admit the trolleys are quaint and cute, but maybe they could be reserved for special events?
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YOU’RE SO VAIN: Americans spent $4.8 billion on men’s grooming products in 2009. That’s exactly double what it was in 1997, even though men were already pretty vain in the ‘90s. The biggest jump in men’s spending was for non-shaving products like facial cleansers, exfoliants and moisturizers. What does this mean? Either women are really hard to please these days or no male authority figure has told men they really don’t need to exfoliate. Just throw some water on it and move on. TRANSLATION: A sign on a Scottsdale gas station says, “Complete auto and truck specialists.” Really? You specialize in every truck and auto? It’s not much of a specialty. “SO” ANNOYED: So half the people interviewed on radio or TV lately say the word “so” as the first word of each sentence. So I guess people think it makes them sound smart. So “so” is the part of speech used to link cause and effect: “I have to work today, so I can’t go to the movies with you.” So it’s not the automatic first word of every statement. So I almost can’t listen to National Public Radio anymore, since NPR seems to be “so” headquarters. So I can’t hear what these people are saying because I’m waiting for the next “so” to drop. So please stop it. “So” makes you sound like a dumb person trying to sound smart.
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DON’T PEER TOO CLOSELY INTO THIS FASHION NICHE: I got an e-mail at Trends announcing the first national advertising campaign for a cross-dresser clothing company. Suddenly Fem’s Web site says, “All of our cross-dressing Lingerie, panties for men, bras for men, cross-dress teddies, hiding gaffs and corsets are made to fit Men! … Our cross-dressing store does not buy cross-dress panties and hiding gaff or tucking gaff styles from other vendors hoping it will fit.” I have an idea what hiding gaff is. I’m not too certain I want to know for sure. CORRECTION: In the last issue of Trends, we gave the wrong contact information for the Legacy Ballroom, an events venue opening near Paradise Valley. The correct way to get in touch with Legacy is through www.thelegacyballroom.com or at 480.382.3829.
La Dolce Vita By Bill Dougherty Please visit Trends’ Web site at www.trendspublishing.com for more social events and up-to-date calendar listings. Follow Trends on Twitter at twitter.com/Trends_Magazine People are talking about the amazing things that have happened to Trends in just one month. A few weeks ago we met with or dear friends Chrissy and Mark Donnelly of the famed Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. Anyway, they introduced us to the Human Calculator Scott Flansburg, who has been simply a master of promotion. After a long and thought-provoking session with this dynamic trio, we set out on some business changing decisions. First we re-launched Trends Twitter and Facebook in a weekly format. Then we launched the Trends Channel on YouTube, a weekend roundup of all the charity events we videotaped over the course of the weekend. And finally, we started Trends Chatter via e-mail blast, which in three short weeks has more people talking than a speech and debate team!
You can sign up for the weekly e-mail by going to www.trendspublishing.com, a Web site that now has more than 18,000 hits a month. By the way, Trends Chatter is the only place where you can view the return of our notorious Gotcha! Trends Chatter is a bit edgier than our magazine, and since we want it to remain on your coffee tables, we think Trends Chatter is better suited for bad social behavior and upto-the-minute gossip. You get the picture? Supporters and fans of the performing arts gathered Saturday evening at the Phoenix Theatre for its 90th anniversary celebration. If you like watching television’s “Glee,” then this would have been right up your alley. Anyway, Michael Barnard, famed artistic director of the theater, did a spectacular job of gathering the Valley’s finest and selected eight people and one company for their outstanding efforts. Women of Character this year were Pam Overton, who I think was simply one of the best Trends Charitable Fund presidents I’ve worked with; Sharon Ulrich, who’s always a gas; and Melanie Walton, who we are all just getting to know. This year’s Men of Character
were Angiolo Livi, the famed restaurateur; Tom Simplot, who makes our community a better place every day; and Steve Zabilski, who helps feed the Valley’s underprivileged on a constant basis. Linda Pope, who I believe to be one of the nicest and most sincere people in the social
Front row - left to right: Tom Simplot, Drew Brown, Steve Zabiliski and Angiolo Livi; Back row- left to right: Betty McRae, Pam Overton, Sharon Ulrich, Melani Walton, Michael Bernard, Linda Pope and Carole and Bob Machiz Continued on page 14
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L A D O L C E V I TA swim, was awarded the Angel of Art award. And a well-deserved award it was! The performance ended with a Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Betty McRae. She received the only standing ovation of the evening, and we’re not the least bit surprised. DMB was selected for their outstanding civic and charitable contributions. It was a spectacular sold-out event chaired by Christi Warner Beyer. Merrymakers adjourned to the Phoenix Art Museum for an amazing dinner courtesy of Avanti. Everyone wanted to know who the dark and attractive Houston socialite was who dined at the table of Nancy and Jimmy Walker. Letitia Frye, in vintage flesh-colored Halston, managed to sell every auction item in the place. Carole and Bob Machiz, grand supporters of the theater, ended up buying almost everything. The highlight of the evening came when Greg Vogel mistook me for a waiter and asked me where the bar was. Dear God!
Ellie and Mike Ziegler with Sandy and Jim Bruner
The other afternoon I dropped by McCormickStillman Railroad Park for the dedication of their new
model railroad building. Everyone from the civic world was there and television cameras caught the whole thing for the evening news broadcasts. I was not at all surprised the see Ellie and Mike Ziegler there, too. Ellie looked runway ready as always. The Zieglers, along with others, were thanked from the podium by city officials for their great endowments toward the impressive new facility. In these tough economic times it’s reassuring to see people like the Zieglers who constantly try to make our Valley better for adults and children alike. A few weeks ago I was asked by Diane Ritter, the dark and attractive business partner to Faye Taite of the famed boutique MOMBOMB, to participate in the judging process for Mrs. Arizona America. The Mrs. Arizona America pageant is just one of the many tricks Diane has up her chic sleeve. And I must say she does a fantastic job of running it. My mother rose up through the pageant ranks in the late 1950s, so I was a little familiar with how things in that world ran. It was quite an honor to be asked. I have to be honest, I thought it would be a far easier task when I agreed. It was not. Everyone beautiful woman in that pageant had accomplished so much. All were not only personable but lovely to interview and later judge. Mrs. Gilbert, Lori Skutnik, took home the crown for 2011. It could not have gone to
a better lady either. I hope I have the chance to judge the pageant again soon. It’s always interesting to remove yourself from your comfort zone. The glossy world of pageants is far different than the padded, lined tables of charity balls.
Mrs. Arizona Lori Skutnik
In Cocktail Polo News you should know: That a socialite is in grave danger in a new marriage ... That a philanthropist and his wife have made living a bit easier for an in-your-face couple ... That someone with long tawny hair quietly slipped out of her estate for good ... That Bill Shover just became Trends’ Fabulous Phoenician for 2011 ... That people are talking about In Cocktail Polo News you should know: Seasons 52 at Biltmore Fashion Park and it’s all good ... That a socialite with bad table manners has a bad temper to boot ... That Terres Martori can now be found selling fine autos at Mercedes Benz of Chandler … That Debbie Castaldo could double for Diane Halle. Now you’re all caught up until the next edition of Trends Chatter.
Asia Now, Asian Arts Council
Iris Fishman and Kati Festy-Sandor
Shane Powell and Connie Powell with Gustavo Tabares and Cali Holloway
Nevine Melikian and Emma Melikian
Joe and Patty Kogutek
Bob and Carolyn Evani
Caroline Yeung and Gary Hostallero
EMERALD BEAUTIES Chairs Eileen Yeung and Lily Yee, stunning in shades of green ASIAN ARGOSY True treasures studded the silent auction. GLITTERING GOLD Festivities were held in the Biltmore’s opulent Gold Room. DYNASTY Proceeds benefit the Asian Arts Gallery at the Phoenix Art Museum.
Tony and Eileen Yeung with Lily and Bernie Yee
D EB U TA N T E BALLS
Desert Foundation Auxiliary
Andrea and Gary Stanford with Athea Denk
Cindy and Jim Carpenter
Colleen Katz and Jennifer Petersen
David and Jeannie Mulford
Elaine and John Bracken
Howard and Sheree Twitty
Betsy and Rodney Owen
2010 SELECTED CHARITIES Phoenix Day, Circle the City and Cortney’s Foundation LEADING LADIES 2010 Ball Chairs Ingrid Haas and Betsy Owen WHITE OUT 24 lovely young ladies presented to society EPICUREAN EXTRAVAGANZA Culinary delights presented by the Phoenician Resort
Ingrid Haas and Charlie Van Dyke
Coverage by Sally and Peter Krzykos
D EB U TA N T E BALLS
Desert Foundation Auxiliary
Joan, Madison and Randy Raskin
Joe and Helene Presutti
Lynne and Marcia Trobaugh
Oliver, Elizabeth and Aimee Smith
Robert and Mimi Shaps
Sean and Laura Daniels
Kimberlee and Amadore Padilla
Pam Overton and Jim Risoleo
Susan Bitter-Smith and Paul Smith
The Wow Factor: A start-to-finish dream By Brenda B. Agee, IIDA
The dining room
From the moment I saw the sketch on a cocktail napkin for this house in Peoria, I knew the bones of this project were perfect. Sometimes in interior design, I have to change plans during the architecture phase in order to hit the mark. In the best possible world, you have the designer, homeowners, architect and builder on the same page before construction begins so there are no surprises later. I knew this was going to be a Tuscan villa, and I had carte blanche to bring to the project all The master bath
Take the dining room. To create the ambiance we wanted, I had my faux finisher do a “Michelangelo” ceiling
P.S. Later on, I had the napkin with the crude original drawing on it framed alongside completed drawings, blueprints and photos of the final project. It truly was an integrated Wow Factor project from start to finish.
my expertise with color, fabric and furnishings. The homeowners and I had the same vision. We wanted a home where every time someone turned a corner, the wow factor would be there waiting for them.
Brenda Agee is a Certified Interior Designer and owns Elan Interiors, 7020 E. First Ave., Scottsdale. 480.970.8282. The master bedroom
The powder room
in scrollwork, installed a gorgeous chandelier and fitted the room with a custom dining table made in three parts, the total measuring 14 feet by 8 feet. The result was spectacular.
10 Questions for … Monique Lhuillier Starting with $30,000 her father gave her in 1996, this Filipina fashion designer started her own line, launching a bridal collection. The work was well received by fashion-savvy brides and writers. Based in Los Angeles, Monique broke through in 2005 when she designed a wedding dress for pop singer Britney Spears for her ceremony with now ex-husband Kevin Federline. She went on to design gowns for celebrities and branched out into evening wear. It was in 2007 that she expanded into a more typical runway collection. Her first Spring collection in 2007 was characterized by ruffles, bows, pleats in soft fabrics and soft candy colors like pistachio and butterscotch. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Good health. Where would you most like to live? A beautiful villa overlooking the sea in Spain or Italy. What five people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Bridget Bardot, Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy, Sophia Loren and Audrey Hepburn. On what occasion do you fib or exaggerate? When I’m telling a good story. What do you most dislike about your appearance? My waist size. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? My new clothing line and my new home collection. Who is your favorite designer? Alexander McQueen, because he had innovate style and pushed the envelope. He left us far too soon. Who has inspired you in your craft? My mother and 1920s fashion.
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What historical figure do you most identify with? Jacqueline Kennedy, because she made it look so easy. And because she was always a lady. What is your greatest extravagance? Christian Louboutin sneakers.
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CH A R I T Y BALLS
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SIMPLY AMAZING Chairs Angela Melczer and Shan Francis THE FAB FOUR Barbara Fenzel, Harriet Friedland, Marilyn Harris and Mary Ellen McKee BREATHTAKING VENUE The Grand Ballroom, as transformed by the White House CROWN JEWEL OF MEDICINE The Barrow Neurological Institute stands alone.
Barbara and Peter Fenzel
Pat Goldman and Nancy Gaintner
Volker and Lynne Sonntag
Mary Ellen McKee
Gary and Ann Goodman Coverage by Louann Alexander and Peter Krzykos
CH A R I T Y BALLS
The Barrow Grand Ball
Rob and Melanie Walton
John Dawson and Sallie Sargent
Robert and Nancy Spetzler
Ann and Greg Denk
Bob and Beth Matthews
James Linsmayer and Patti Stillman
Ruth and Bob Lavinia
Gary and Judy Hewson
Greg and Julie Vogel
T R AV E L
Of Royal weddings and stately visits As nuptials approach, England never looked more regal By Lauren and Ian Wright
Darlings All, Those of you who have read our first book (“On the Brink of Fame”) will already know that Ian has a 50-year history photographing the British Royal family starting with his very first professional assignment at age 14, photographing H.R.H. Prince Phillip in 1959. He was a photographer on several of the Queen’s state visits. Ian was an official photographer for the wedding of H.R.H. Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer. His photograph of “The Kiss” on the balcony of Buckingham Palace made the covers of magazines and newspapers worldwide. One of Ian’s photographs of the wedding of H.R.H. Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson in 1986 made the cover of Time magazine. So with the wedding of H.R.H. Prince William and Kate Middleton coming up, is it any wonder I’ve been neck deep in the middle of the wardrobe soup, with no hope of striking for shore? I mean to say, I’ve been casting about hither and thither for the right
thing to wear to the nuptials, and frankly my dears, I am nowhere near a decision. Natch, I’ve already bought the shoes as my one steadfast rule in life is to always buy the shoes before the dress. Just between you and I and the gatepost, there’s another tiny little dilemma. Now really, this is strictly entre nous – it’s painful to admit, but our invitation to the wedding has not actually yet arrived – GASP – there, I’ve said it! We’ve only recently returned from the Sceptere’d Isle, where the whole country seems to be buzzing about the upcoming wedding. The shops are filling with wedding souvenirs including commemorative porcelain from a tea mug for 5 pounds to hand-painted tea service for 5,000. Soon there will be street parties with bunting blowing in the breeze and “piss ups” in the pubs. We spent a few days in London before heading to Norfolk where Ian was speaking at the “Beatles to Bowie” exhibition at Norwich Castle.
In London we checked into the Farmer’s Club, to which our dearest friends David and Adele have belonged since 1950. It’s the quintessential Victorian London private club, all overstuffed chintz, lamps on every surface, fireplaces, crystal chandeliers, redolent with charm and reeking of “Empire.” Our room was vast with towering ceilings, massive crown mouldings, dark aqua carpet, yellow walls, amazing 12-foot tall windows with heavy tasseled damask draperies and a balcony with scrolling railings. Adele and I both live to shop and we LIVED enormously whilst swanning about Bond Street in the endlessly fascinating jewelry stalls at Grays Antiques, an Aladdin’s cave filled with incalculable treasure. (www.graysantiques.com.) Lunch was at Claridge’s, which is even more glorious than ever, simply filled to the rafters with fresh flowers, mostly peonies and roses all quite sublime and still the penultimate art deco décor that looks like nothing so much as a slice of heaven in a box by Cartier. (www.claridges.co.uk.) Meanwhile Ian and David lunched with the curator at the National Portrait Gallery, discussing the enormous success of the “Beatles to Bowie” exhibition. After lunch, Adele and I resumed our shopping in Burlington Arcade (www.burlington-arcade.co.uk), more jewelry shops with even more aquamarines. One shop had a complete aquamarine parure formerly
belonging to Joan Crawford – quite spectacular. We all had dinner at St. Pancras Grand (www.searcys.co.uk/stpancrasgrand) at the marvelously renovated St. Pancras. We arrived back at King’s Lynn about 10 p.m. and the drove in their beautiful Rolls to Adele and David’s house right on the sea in Brancaster Staithe. Under the eiderdown, completely knackered and jet-lagged as the great clock in the hall struck 12, I counted to the sixth gong and then slipped blissfully into the arms of Morpheus. Saturday we spent most of the morning in the garden lingering over breakfast with pot after pot of tea and far too many enormous slices of toast (the bread is huge in Norfolk) and David’s own marmalade. Finally we fell away from the table like gorged ticks off a hound and wandered about the garden admiring David’s glorious flowers. At a luncheon the next day thrown by Adele, I was seated directly opposite the Duchess of York’s aunt and was dying to ask her about Fergie’s latest faux pas – that horrid popping noise she made followed by, “Doors will open.” We discussed American politics instead. Imagine having Fergie’s aunt right across the table and being so lame as to not ask one solitary question about le scandale. It took all my iron will not to go shooting to the ceiling screeching like a banshee. Next day, we drove up to Sheffield to connect with Yvonne and Peter, friends we’d met on a Baltic cruise. They took us to tour nearby Chatsworth, which was mindboggling (www.chatsworth.org). The following day we were up early for the three-hour drive to Newcastle for a meeting with a publisher for Ian’s upcoming book about the murder of Jimi Hendrix,
“Suitcases Full of Cash.” Then it was a mad dash through horrible traffic to the TV studio. We arrived just moments before Ian was to go on live. He just sailed in, changed his blazer for a white linen jacket, sat down on the set and was terrific. We spent the night outside Newcastle in Spennymoor at a spectacular country house hotel, Whitworth Hall, with as many tame deer in the park as jewels in the Burlington Arcade. The place couldn’t have been more beautiful, 16th century architecture blended with high modern as only the English can do. (www.whitworthhall.co.uk.)
where you can revel in being part of the traditional village atmosphere. Also there’s every possibility of running into the Royals here as Sandringham is minutes away and they like the shops in Burnham market as much as you will. There’s the largest hat shop in England, where I just kept turning in circles, awestruck at the multitudes of hats. (www.thehatshop-burnhammarket.co.uk.)
Five hours’ drive later, back at Adele’s and David’s we arrived just in time for their weekly bowls match, played on their velvety green bowling lawn overlooking the sea. The next day we spent a few hours shopping in Kings Lynn, then had lunch in the garden of a pub in Castle Rising, the most incredibly picturesque village with stone houses and spectacular cottage gardens, birdsong everywhere, all in dazzling sunshine. We peeped over garden walls to see gardens and impossibly green tennis lawns all looking like pictures from gardening books. That afternoon we had tea at a friend’s fabulous Elizabethan house right on the village square in Burnham Market. If you visit the glorious north Norfolk coastline with its many stunning beaches, wide open spaces, some of the best coastal walks and renowned restaurants, we highly recommend staying in Burham Market. And if you don’t possess friends who just happen to have houses there, stay at the Hoste Arms, a 17th century coaching inn, now a lovely boutique hotel with 35 stylish bedrooms situated on the Burnham Market green
Ian ran into the H.R.H. Duke of Kent outside the bookshop, where Ian said, “I haven’t seen you since photographing your wedding at York Minster.” This led to a long reminiscence of Charles and Diana’s wedding where Ian along with Lord Snowdon and Lord Litchfield, as official photographers for the Sunday Times, had prime spots on the scaffolding built over the Victoria Monument in front of Buckingham Palace. Onward to Norwich where we checked into the ancient Maid’s Head. Very quaint, not so very comfortable as the room was miniscule, but atmospheric, quite atmospheric. (www.maidsheadhotel.co.uk.) Next morning we had breakfast in a charming garden of a small restaurant overlooking the river. Later, Ian gave a lecture back at the Castle Gallery while I kept shopping up and down alleyways. That evening, we found a little restaurant in a 16th century building near the cathedral that looked inviting. (www.trattoriarustica.com.) Finally, it was time to take the train back to London, where we checked into the Commodore Hotel at Lancaster Gate overlooking Hyde Park, a lovely, leafy neighborhood. Next day we had to be at Heathrow by 6 a.m., which is why we stayed at the Commodore, which has a terrific private car service to the airport for only 40 pounds. Back at home, I continue to wait for the Royal invitation. Developments to follow!
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Carrie and Jeff Bell
Jeff Lowe and Chevy Humphrey
Robin and Brian LaCourt
Lois and Steve Savage
Francis and Dionne Najafi
Pam and David Kolby
Linda Nachman and Nancy Gaintner
TWIST ON A VENUE Merrymakers frolicked in the new and impressive lobby of the stately center. CENTER OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM Chevy Humphrey, who has guided the science center from its roots. OUT-OF-THE-THIS-WORLD CHAIRS Nancy Gaintner and Linda Nachman HANDS-ON SCIENCE The center puts kids and their parents in touch with more than 300 exhibits.
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Sweet-Stops Indulge your sweet tooth with divine creations from Sweet-Stops, including cookies, brownies, cupcakes, truffles and toffee. Newscaster Lin Sue Cooney and friend Cindy Leech have teamed up to create fabulous party platters and exquisite gift boxes. Their luscious toffee is made with whole pecans and premium dark chocolate and tastes delightfully smooth with a delicate crunch. Available for delivery or pick-up. Life’s a whirlwind … so savor some Sweet-Stops along the way. Go to www.sweet-stops.com to order today.
Pure Barre Total Body Workout What a difference an hour can make. The Pure Barre Technique is a total body workout that burns fat, produces lifted seat, toned arms, thin thighs and flat abs by fusing elements of ballet, Pilates and weights in a 55-minute session. It is an effective, fast and safe way to change your body. The Scottsdale location is at 10050 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 107, and a new studio is opening soon in the Arcadia area. New clients can enjoy one month of unlimited classes for $100. To get started visit www.purebarre.com/ az-scottsdale or call 480.368.0100.
30-day Feeling Fit Kit If your goal is to be healthy, manage your weight, or fuel your day, Arbonne makes it easy with the 30-day Feeling Fit Kit, which includes protein shakes, energy tablets, fiber boosts and detox teas. All are gluten-free and vegancertified. Jump-start the bathing suit season, and look and feel fabulous! For information or free samples, call Pamela Black at 480.220.8290 or visit www.pamelablack.myarbonne.com.
David Yurman Eyewear Not everyone thinks of eyewear when they think of David Yurman. Featuring eyewear for both men and women, each style has a uniquely Yurman flare. Rugged beauty is the hallmark of the Safari Collection. Featuring a discreet gator texture on the inside of the Rubberon temples, these frames are masculine yet luxe; the perfect representation of the David Yurman Men’s Collection aesthetic. The David Yurman Eyewear Collection can be found at David Yurman, Scottsdale Fashion Square, 7014 E. Camelback Road, Suite 1109, or at www.davidyurman.com.
Arizona Wig Boutique Oxygen Vitamin Skin Therapy by Marcella Fresh face in an instant! The Oxygen Vitamin Skin Therapy treatment uses osmotic hydration to nourish the skin on a cellular level. Marcella Alderman, LNE, uses a nebulizer to infuse the skin with micellized nutrients and oxygen, which reduces the appearance of fine lines, provides excellent moisturizing and hydration. It will also speed the healing from peels, microdermabrasion and laser treatments. This 45-minute treatment makes your skin glow and is perfect before a special occasion. Find Marcella at Camelback Women’s Health, 11209 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix. Call 602.595.6271 to schedule an appointment.
Who knew that so many society women are wearing wigs? What was once considered outdated is now not only socially acceptable but very common. Arizona Wig Boutique is clearly the most popular place to find the perfect wig, and it’s easy to see why. Personalized service is the hallmark of their business. The large selection includes the most current salon styles for all ages. Look like you “just stepped out of the salon” every day! Arizona Wig Boutique is at 7072 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale. 480.429.3778 or www.arizonawigco.com.
Heard Museum Spotlight The artistry and vision of Navajo master jeweler Jesse Monongye is explored in “Jesse Monongye: Opal Bears and Lapis Skies,” a new exhibit at the Heard Museum. The exhibition spans more than 30 years of his career. More than 150 pieces will be in the show, including works by Monongye’s principal mentors, father Preston Monongye and famed Hopi jeweler Charles Loloma. Monongye grew up with adoptive grandparents in Dinétah (the Navajo Nation). After serving in the U.S. Marines, he found success due to his willingness to adopt new technologies and wield his imagination while maintaining Native cultural values.
As his artistry and skills expanded, Monongye delved deeper into his Navajo heritage, which he calls the touchstone of his life, for inspiration in creating his signature bear jewelry. Monongye was one of the first Native artists to cut, polish and inlay opal, and he also broke new ground using new tools, developing ever more intricate inlays. In particular, Monongye notes that diamond-tip blades and sanding stock embedded with diamond dust has greatly enabled his craft. During the exhibit, Monongye will make appearances at several Heard events, including a special pre-Heard Indian Fair event in March. “Jesse Monongye: Opal Bears and Lapis Skies” is on display through June 26. The Heard is located at 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. More details can be found at www.heard.org or by calling 602.252.8344.
CH A R I T Y BALLS
Cynde Sauer and Clark Kindy
Dennis Hitzeman and Penny Galarneau
Shannon Goldwater and Chris Linn
DANCE, DANCE, DANCE The Jacqueline Foster Orchestra had even the most jaded ball-goer on the dance floor. MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF SO MANY The Scottsdale Health Care Foundation INCREDIBLE EPICUREAN EXCELLENCE The Phoenician did an outstanding job with every plate. PICTURE PERFECT Laurie and Bud Florkiewicz with Monte Rorback and Gary Curtiss
Laurie and Bud Florkiewicz with Monte Rorback and Gary Curtiss
Jamie Russo and Judy Zaft
Sandy and Frank Trznadel
Natalie and Ed Gaylord
Ray Adams and Deanna Bell Coverage by Sally and Peter Krzykos
CH A R I T Y BALLS
Rick Kent and Courtney Bennett
Diane Ryan and Robert Hollinger
Helen Presutti and Mimi Shaps
Lisa and Mike Heppler
Doug and Juliette Barkdull
Lynda and Aubrey Maze
Judy and Warren Levenbaum
Tom and Mary Sadvary
Marilyn and Dan Quayle
TRENDS IN PHOENIX
By Bill Macomber
In the Pink
Hub clothing at Scottsdale Fashion Square carried the G-Star RAW line and has now expanded that relationship to the first G-Star RAW store in Arizona. Industrial accents and sleek, modernlooking denim typifies the brand. G-Star originated in 1989 in Amdsterdam. The RAW in the brand’s name stands for “raw denim.” That means the line is pretty much unadorned material, with an urban feel that’s also minimalist. It’s comfortable clothing with an edge, says co-owner Jennifer Mumford. “Arizona has never seen a store like this before,” Mumford says. “The fall collection reflects the company’s innovation in the fashion world with new denim silhouettes and washes, as well as a full ready-to-wear selection.” G-Star occupies Hub’s former space, while Hub has moved. The interior reflects the brand’s gritty feel. Drop by and take a look at something different in fashion.
If the look in the living room is getting a little stale, you want a place that carries things no one else does. In the Pink near AJ’s at 44th Street and Camelback Road exists to find unique, fun items to spice up your house. Owner Andrea Evans bought the store three years ago and lined up one-of-a-kind vendors like Creative Coop, Guildmaster and accessory line Imax Retailer. “I go around to different stores to make sure I’m not carrying the same stuff,” says Evans. “It’s not fair to carry the same things, in my mind. I’d rather compete with myself than with someone else with the same line.” The craftsmen who create pieces for the lines Evans carries use Old World techniques to sculpt, carve, distress and paint pieces that are made of high quality hardwoods such as solid mahogany. A quick look on the Web site shows an eclectic mix of other items that make for a different shopping experience: Carry On and Keep Calm earrings in vermeil, Roi Soleil Regal Art giclees and Seda France Rhubarb and Anjou Pear Pagoda Box candles are a few samples. These aren’t things you’ll find anywhere else but this intimate space.
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Lokee here Lokee Clothing (pronounced low key) was founded around the philosophy of keeping it basic and simple with clothing designed for comfort and simple care. Phoenician Dale Anthony, a 20-year veteran of the clothing industry, founded Lokee to resurrect the construction of his favorite pair of shorts. The original short is manufactured in Fiji of 100 percent cotton and available all year round. The sweatshirts and T-shirts are 100 percent cotton and made to be washed and worn. A little bit of sophisticated wrinkle is recommended. The clothing is merely a suggestion for you to wear during your downtime, whatever it happens to be. The clothes are about simple comfort and quality. You can find Lokee in several stores around the Southwest, including three in Arizona – Carter’s Men’s Clothing in Phoenix, Sidewalk Surfer in Scottsdale and Franklin’s Men’s Store in Tucson. The company motto? Life is busy – your clothes shouldn’t be. Visit Lokee online at www.lokeeclothing.com.
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BRAIN MECHANICS Innovative Therapies, Duffy McMahon’s practice near Camelback and 44th Street, isn’t so much about talk. It’s about the brain itself and the magnificent electrical/organic miracle of it. “I’m not a normal therapist,” Duffy says. “I’m more interested in how you handle things. I’m interested in how the brain works.” Neural feedback machines, sound and light treatments (of which I partook), and breathing all can bring brain waves up or down. Technology dots the rooms of her office suite. Duffy works a lot with stress victims, post traumatic stress syndrome and concussion patients. A car accident victim who suffered a serious concussion was in her office the day I visited. He was hooked up to a computer and manipulating his brainwaves. Hard to believe, but I saw it. Duffy believes in our power to change the way our brains work. “We have that kind of power in all of us, we just don’t realize it.” The light and sound treatment I took plunged me deep into delta wave (meditative) territory. It works! (And check out her amazing dog, a goldendoodle named Bijou.) Call Innovative Therapies at 602.687.8089 or visit www.innovativetherapiesaz.com.
The Bra Whisperer She’s called the Bra Whisperer, and she’s your new “breast” friend. Susan Nethero has brought her amazingly successful Intimacy bra fit stylist store to Scottsdale Fashion Square. It’s hard to know where to begin with this lady. She’s been all over TV, including “Oprah.” She trained under the bra fitter to the Queen of England. Nethero says 85 percent of women are wearing the wrong bra size, for starters. And it’s usually the wrong kind of bra for their body types. Our Trends tester raved about Nethero and her staff at a fitting. “Every woman has to experience this,” our guinea pig said. “They are so positive. It makes you feel so good about yourself. They stay right with you, show you how to fit and try on the bra. They looked at me and brought in bras that fit me to a T. It’s like they’re miracle workers.” Our tester went into the fitting wearing a 36 DDD bra and came out with a 34 G. This isn’t uncommon, according to Nethero. And for each inch of lift, you can subtract 10 pounds from a woman’s look. Intimacy isn’t a typical retail store, so get ready to have a personal experience with the holistic method of fitting. It’s not cheap, but our tester vowed it’s worth it: “It’s amazing to wear a bra for once that actually fits,” she said. “It just makes you feel confident about yourself.” Intimacy is located at Scottsdale Fashion Square on the first floor between Macy’s and Dillard’s. 480.428.1010 or www.myintimacy.com.
Fresh Start Fashion Gala
Katie Couric and Cathy Kleeman
Leah Hoffman Langerman and Joelle Hadley
COOL SAPHIRE Denise Wise looking effortlessly elegant in blue FRIENDS SINCE CHILDHOOD Katie Couric and Cathy Kleeman MASTERS OF THE RUNWAY Karen Crotchfelt and Amy Videan co-chaired a beautiful evening HAUTE AND ABOUT Models catwalked Oscar de la Renta’s finest for the crowd
Megan and Barbara Ralstan
Muriel Cole and Kathleen McDormand
Kevin and Karen Crotchfelt
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Michael and Fran Jacques Coverage by Laura Bishop and J.J. Brewer
10 Questions for … Vincent Guerithault 25 years ago Leevon and Vincent Guerithault came up with the idea of opening a fine French restaurant with a bit of a Southwestern flair. Since then the two have made history with one of the most successful, world-renowned and award-winning restaurants ever. Several days before they opened the doors of their recently remodeled digs on Camelback, I had the opportunity to spend a little time with the dynamic couple. I asked them 10 thought-provoking questions regarding their great success. What is your idea of perfect happiness? LG: Close family relationships. Good health and always being positive. VG: Good food and wine and a simple life. Where would you most like to live? We both agree on Saint Remy in Provence, France. We love the region. The small villages and the food are fantastic! What five people living or dead would you invite to your dinner party? Elton John, Pele, Oscar Wilde, Johnny Depp and the race car driver Fangio.
What is you inspiration for new dishes? LG: Eating in little places around the world. VG: Dining out, looking through food magazines and being imaginative. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? We both agree: three wonderful children. Who are your favorite chefs? VG: Wolfgang Puck, Raymond Thuillier and Jean Banchet. What is your favorite type of cuisine? LG: Soul food and comfort food. VG: Leg of lamb and French Fries. What’s your most cherished inanimate possession? LG: A 50th wedding anniversary pink sapphire ring my mother-in-law gave me. VG: A bottle of 1802 Napoleon Cognac. Who has inspired you in your craft? VG: My mother. Do you have a favorite Valley restaurant? LG: Barrio Café, Deluxe and Pane Bianco. VG: Avanti, Tarbell’s and T. Cook’s.
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Opportunity goes international Off to Colombia and a firsthand look at micro-finance By Bill Dougherty When Bogotá, Colombia, comes to mind you are perhaps reminded of Glenn Frey’s 1980s hit song “Smuggler’s Blues” and the political and drug unrest that ravaged not only that city but the country for decades. That was then, this is now. Bogotá and the rest of Colombia have changed radically in the last 10 years. The drug traffic and its violent cartels, once notorious in the beautiful country, are now just a distant bad dream. Most have moved to Venezuela, where they have been welcomed by the dictator Hugo Chavez. My wife and I were recently invited by Opportunity International to tour their Colombian operations. It was truly a trip that changed our lives and one I would recommend highly to anyone interested in putting an end to poverty. Cindy Schwab-Salem led the group of Phoenicians, some of whom have been on the organization’s other trips to places like Kenya. The organization, which has been in existence for 30 years now, gives micro-finance loans to women and men in developing countries with the goal of diminishing poverty around the globe. Through education, training and Christian motivation, the group has succeeded where others have failed. Their work uses a hand up, rather than a hand out, and is simply amazing. We arrived early, before the tour actually started in Bogotá. With an entire day to explore, we set our sights on the city and all it had to offer. Vendors filled the bustling streets and rain fell off and on. American tourism is almost nonexistent. We were probably the only Americans walking the wet streets, something apparent as Colombians stared at our white tennis shoes and my wife, Beth’s, blonde hair. Blankets lined the sidewalks, with what looked like broken 7Up bottle chips on small pillows. They were actually mined emeralds, both raw and polished. Their abundance was staggering. Wool ponchos could be found hanging in every store and everyone wore chic dark blue jeans accessorized with everything from blazers to spiked boots, or black from head to toe. (Hey, New York City is calling and wants its look back!) Maybe that’s why we looked so stupid in our tour-friendly tennis shoes. The food was stupendous. Everywhere we stopped gourmet food indigenous to Colombia and from far away countries seemed abundant. We were quite pleasantly surprised. Early next morning we gathered for a quick breakfast orientation and then we were off. Within minutes we were out of the posh surroundings of our hotel and in the depths of poverty. Jim Frantz, with Opportunity International Colombia, served as our local expert
Bogota Cathedral Cartagena Cathedral
Before we left Bogotá we took in the Botero Museum, the Gold Museum (imagine a place where everything is made of gold) and the National Museum. They were all simply spectacular. Many of the collections we stood in front of rivaled those of major museums around the world. What a treat to stand just
Bogota Client Making Corn Chowder
Teen Program in Cartagena
and guide. Stops included a visit with a group of ladies who had businesses making things like jewelry and children’s dolls, meeting in what amounted to a tin-roof shack. They had benefited tremendously from their small loans and were now able to feed their families. Another stop included a woman with an impressive shoe manufacturing company that employed not only her but many of her family members. As we made our way through the rain into the steep hillside we encountered the proud owner of a roadside fruit and vegetable stand. Another was a proprietor of an impeccable hair salon. We rounded out the afternoon visiting a husband and wife who made a delicious corn pudding. By this time we called it a day and were grateful and amazed at what we seen in a very short time.
Cartagena Caribbean Ladies
Marta, Bogota Client
Home in Cartagena Village
The next day was spent at a presentation where clients were given loans, along with praise, for their outstanding achievements through Opportunity International. I was simply astonished to see that such a small amount of money ($200 in most cases) could change the lives of so many.
Bogota Clients and Loan Officer
inches from works by Picasso, Monet, Matisse, Renoir, Dali and Chagall, not to mention Colombia’s own famous Fernando Botero. That afternoon, we headed north to the picturesque city of Cartagena located on the Caribbean Sea. The city offered a nice break from the rain of Bogotá. A city vastly different in landscape and terrain, Cartagena gives a visitor a far more tropical and Caribbean feel than Bogotá. Outdoor cafes flanked the streets, mixed with art galleries, various storefronts and pastel buildings within the spectacular 17th century walled city. Although we only visited Cartagena for a short overnight stay, we did have time to call on several more Opportunity clients. We went deep into the jungle and met a woman who had prospered from a small loan that gave her and her family the ability to make cheese, which was distributed in several countries. The rural village she lived in was compelling to see – muddy roads, chickens and pigs everywhere, little naked children and donkeys carrying firewood were the norm. We wish our trip had lasted longer. We left the Caribbean city feeling there was far more to see. The trip left a lasting impression on us – we returned home feeling gratitude for everything in our lives. I would highly recommend Opportunity International to anyone interested in becoming a global citizen and helping make a difference in the world beyond our borders. For more information, please visit www.opportunity.org.
Cindy Schwab-Salem, Marc Salem and Bill
10 Questions for … Ann McClelland her newest store and asked her 10 thoughtprovoking questions. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Being satisfied with life. Where would you most like to live? Anywhere in the world as long as I have my husband. What person, living or dead, would After spending five minutes with Ann you invite to your dinner party? I only McClelland of Bounty Hunter, you quickly realhave one: Bones Howe, the Grammy ize that this is one hell of a great and inspirAward-winning record producer. I worked ing lady. The record producer turned chic with him over 30 years ago. Telluride Colorado outfitter has just opened What historical figure do you most her second store at Scottsdale Quarter. admire? Abraham Lincoln Since its inception in the early 1990s, Bounty What do you consider your greatest Hunter has transformed the ski communities accomplishments? Raising three great of Colorado and jet setters around the world children, being in love with the same man with the amazing fine clothing lines, accesyears, adversity and sories and art the store carries. We caught p h o t o g r a p h y & d e s i for g n43 s t u dovercoming io having no regrets. up with Ann on the eve of the opening of
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Who are your favorite designers? I don’t have one. I like simple, classic designs, so I would say Ralph Lauren if I had to pick one. What’s you most cherished inanimate possession? The photos of my family. Who has inspired you in your craft? Bill Ford of the Ford Motor Company. Remember, Ford never took government bailouts, and they are very profitable now. What’s your all-time favorite film? “Raise High the Red Lantern.” What is your motto? Never give up. No regrets. Treat people well. Shopping should be fun. Never ignore any type of customer and deliver outstanding customer service.
O’Connor House O’Connor House began as a project to save and move John and Sandra O’Connor’s adobe home when it was learned there were plans to demolish it. Because of the historic significance of the home, a group of Justice O’Connor’s friends devised a plan to move it to Papago Park adjacent to the Arizona Historical Society Museum. O’Connor House is a place of civic discourse where people can come together to discuss issues, reach consensus and find solutions to vital public issues in an environment of respect and shared purpose. A benefit to help fund the project will be held March 4 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Margi and Phil Edlund are chairing the event. Why is the benefit for O’Connor House the Supreme Evening of Cabaret? This is the third annual Supreme Evening of Music. Jazz was the theme of the first two events because of Justice O’Connor’s love of music, especially jazz. This year, we chose a cabaret theme. The life and accomplishments of Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will come to the stage in a live musical tribute, “The Lazy B Cabaret,” performed by the outstanding School of Music students who attend Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts at ASU. This original
production has been created, directed and choreographed by ASU’s Lauren Margison. Why is O’Connor House important for Arizona? The mission of O’Connor House is to continue Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s legacy of solving important social, economic and political problems through civil talk leading to civic action. This does not involve the “think tank” approach of writing reports and making recommendations. The O’Connor process strives to build partnerships within our state to implement solutions. Programs currently underway deal with domestic violence, civic education and renewal and government for Arizona’s second century. Why are you as a couple chairing this event? Justice O’Connor and her late husband, John, have been special friends of ours since before we were married 42 years ago. John and Phil were partners at Fennemore Craig until the O’Connors moved to Washington, D.C. We have shared many adventures with them, including annual ski trips to Utah, as well as golf trips to Scotland and Ireland. Together, we have watched our families grow and ultimately welcomed grandchildren. When Sandra asked us to co-chair the event, we were honored and eager to participate. For table sponsorships or general information, please contact Jacqueline Dawson at 480.922.3308 or at email@example.com.
Worth a Second Look: ‘The Mothers-In-Law’ By Bill Dougherty In the summer of 1967 Desi Arnez gathered seasoned actors Eve Arden, Kaye Ballard, Herbert Rudley and Roger C. Carmel for what was to become a brief part of television history. “The MothersIn-Law” debuted that fall on NBC to favorable ratings. The show, written by “I Love Lucy” creators Bob Carroll Jr. and Madelyn Davis, centered around the laugh-filled misadventures of two suburban Los Angeles neighbors who become related when their children suddenly marry. The strong-willed mothers spent every show trying to meddle in the lives of newlyweds played by Deborah Walley and Jerry Fogel. Following the first season the show’s sponsor, Proctor and Gamble, requested salary cuts. When the entire cast, with the exception of Roger Carmel, agreed, Desi Arnez fired Carmel. He was replaced by Richard Deacon, who was known for playing authoritative characters, unlike Carmel who was known for his bohemian repertoire. Chemistry was lost between Kaye Ballard and Richard Deacon. By this time Bill Cosby had approached NBC about airing his new show. He made it clear he wanted the cherished Sunday night
time slot that “The Mothersin-Law” held. NBC abruptly cancelled the show after only two seasons. Desi Arnez was devastated and loyal viewers were baffled! Years later on “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,” Arnez’s good friend and ex-wife, Lucille Ball, said, “If Babe could get ‘Gilligan’s Island’ canceled when it was No. 7 in the Nielsens, anything is possible.” The statement was in reference to famed New York socialite Babe Paley whose husband, Bill Paley, was the head of CBS at the time. TV Guide listed “The Mothers-In-Law” as one of the 50 funniest shows of the 20th century. After years of copyright issues between Desilu Studios and MGM, the show finally made it to DVD after not being seen since the late 1960s. Given all the talent involved in the show, it’s a shame it didn’t last longer than two seasons. The madcap hilarious series is defiantly worth a second look.
Childhelp Drive the Dream
Carol and Jim Hebets
Linda and Bill Pope
Lisa and John O’Hurley
Carolyn Mullany and Craig Jackson with Shelby Jackson
Brenda and Curt Warner
John and Jan Brewer
Yvonne Fedderson and Sara O’Meara
THE ROLLS ROYCE OF CHAIRWOMEN Missy Anderson, Jinger Richardson and Susie Wesley CARS AND STARS Entertainment by Willie Nelson FOUNDERS Yvonne Fedderson and Sara O’Meara, helping kids since 1959 THE DRIVING FORCE Craig Jackson, hosting a fantastic evening
Susie Wesley, Cheryl Ladd and Missy Anderson with Jinger Richardson
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Marine Corps Scholarship Fund
In 1962, Brigadier Gen. Martin F. Rockmore USMC (Ret.) learned of a Marine WWII Medal of Honor recipient who was financially unable to send his child to college. He was inspired to create an organization that honored Marines by empowering their children through education. Since that time, 25,000 scholarships valued at more than $60 million have been given to deserving students. Rick Romley and the Scarlet & Gold Committee are hoping to make Arizona a larger part of this critical mission by holding the inaugural Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Arizona Awards Dinner April 30 at the Westin Kierland Resort.
What is the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation? For nearly 50 years the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation has honored Marines by educating their children. The Scholarship Foundation is a privately funded organization that provides scholarships for post-high school education to deserving sons and daughters of Marines, with particular attention given to children whose parent has been killed or wounded in action. Additionally, the Scholarship Foundation’s Heroes Tribute fund provides up to $30,000 over four years to every child of a Marine, or Navy Corpsman serving with the Marines, who has been killed in combat since Sept. 11, 2001.
leadership from the Pentagon and special guests including WW II Navajo Code Talkers. We are also privileged to have the prestigious Marine Corps Band providing entertainment. What made you decide to take on the task of helping the foundation? Being a Marine I understand firsthand the tremendous sacrifice young men and women, like R.J. Mitchell (shown in photo), make to serve our country. The foundation is about giving back to those who have given so much. What do you hope to accomplish with this event? By establishing an enduring presence and broadening the foundation’s presence in Arizona, we hope to build the relationships and secure the resources needed to continue the mission of honoring Marines by educating their children.
This is the foundation’s inaugural event in Arizona, so tell us what some of the highlights of the evening will be. We will be fortunate to have many of the scholarship recipients in attendance, allowing guests to hear how the foundation has played a vital role in their educational pursuits. The evening will also feature
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Barbara Rogers By Bill Macomber
Artist Barbara Rogers says: “In my most recent drawings, paintings and photographs I address the garden as metaphor for life cycles, chaos and order. The possibilities in generating new work from the excitement that I derive from cultivated landscapes is without limit. I want to examine the garden further as a fundamental pivot where nature and culture convene.” Painted plants, insects and abstract forms float in space in Barbara Rogers’ large paintings. Yet the abstract compositions are anchored in “real” forms, suggesting the importance of our own veneration of the natural environment. Her use of color is appealing, with a palette that’s full of life’s bright hues but somehow soothing at the same time. Rogers’ work has been shown widely in national and international venues, including solo exhibitions at major galleries and museums in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh and Scottsdale. Her art is represented in major collections, among them the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Arizona State University’s Nelson Fine
“Big Flower,” oil on canvas, 60” by 52”
Arts Center, the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Oakland Museum of Art and the San Jose Museum of Art. To see Rogers’ work up close, visit Gebert Contemporary, 7160 E. Main St., Scottsdale. 480.429.0711. www.gerbertartaz.com.
“Small Encaustic #2,” oil and encaustic on panel, 16” by 16”
“Plant Hunting in Burma,” oil on canvas, 66” by 48”
“Garden Jaipur,” oil on canvas, 66” by 36”
“Seed Collector,” oil on canvas, 96” by 52”
Beaux Arts Bash
Jim and Beth Kidwell
Tom and Jane Horn
Norm Lazar and Betsy Vincent
PATRON OF THE ARTS Tom Hudak, board chair of the Scottsdale Artists’ School BRUSH WITH VICTORY Artist extraordinaire Amery Bohling won best in show. POLISHING THE GEM Proceeds help support this amazing asset to the Valley’s cultural scene.
Mary and Tom Hudak
Stephanie Birdsall and Daniel Keys
Rachel and Chris Gooch
Photos courtesy of Todd Patrick Images
PA R T I E S
Centennial Historymakers Gala
Marsha and Phil Hanson
Jana Bommersbach and Eugene Grigsby with Thomas Martinez
Kent Dana with Lisa and Brandon Dale
David Ortega and Sandra Day O’Connor with Rosemary Gannon
LIVING HISTORY The distinguished Sandra Day O’Connor ALMOST 100 The event kicked off Arizona’s century of statehood coming in 2012. NAMES TO REMEMBER 58 of the finest Arizonans were honored for outstanding contributions. LADY IN RED Chair Marilyn Parke in shades of scarlet to the floor
Marilyn and Robin Parke with Mary and Bob Ward
10 Questions for … Billy Crystal Fight Night, helping to raise money for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute as well as numerous other charities. Here’s a little from Crystal. You have attended Fight Night before. What makes this event so special? It’s about Muhammad Ali. Even in silence we embrace him. It’s also about the social strata that come to embrace him.
What four people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? J.F.K., Albert Einstein, Charlie Chaplin and Babe Ruth. What historical figures do you admire the most? My parents.
Where would you most like to live? At the short stop position for the New York Yankees, but L.A. is OK for now. The middle name of this actor and comedian might as well be “good will,” because that’s what people feel when they hear “Billy Crystal.” He’s done so many memorable movies it’s hard to know where to begin. I’ll just pick just one: “City Slickers.” No, make that two: “When Harry Met Sally.” That’s enough. He’s also emceed the Academy Awards like no one else. Billy Crystal is a regular at Celebrity
You are donating another dinner to this event with you and Robin Williams. Why do you think so many celebrities donate their time to this event? Because you get to eat in a great restaurant.
What can Celebrity Fight Night Founder’s Club members expect from your show on March 18 at the new Musical Instrument Museum? It’s much like an Actor’s Studio interview. David Steinberg will conduct an informal interview. What do you dislike about your appearance? When I wake up I look in the mirror and see my uncle Al.
On what occasion do you fib or exaggerate? When I’m on stage or pulled over by a cop. What historic musician or group would you like to see in concert? The Beatles. What’s your most cherished inanimate possession? My autographed 1923 old Yankees Stadium seat signed by Mickey Mantle. It says, “Wishing you were sitting here. Wishing I was still playing.”
Trends Charitable Fund Celebrity Luncheon women, children and families. The Day of Couture Celebrity Luncheon will be held on April 13 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. This year’s event chair is Jinger Richardson. Tell us about this year’s Celebrity Luncheon. We will feature fashions by St. Johns, Kate Spade, Tory Burch and Carolina Herrera with Trendsetters as models. The luncheon will also include announcements about Trends’ best-dressed list and the Fabulous Phoenician for 2011. 2011 will mark the 15th year of Trends Charitable Fund. Susan Doria, TCF president, says, “It’s remarkable that in 1996 women who themselves had been honored for their philanthropic leadership formed a 501(c)3 organization in order to raise even more funds for our Valley charities.” Since that time, Trends Charitable Fund has distributed nearly $4 million to programs that support
What is a Trendsetter? Trendsetters are women who have been honored by Trends magazine for their outstanding civic and charitable leadership. Trends magazine has been recognizing 10 women each year for the past 27 years, making this the oldest and most prestigious award in the Valley. Who is the beneficiary of the Celebrity Luncheon? The Trends Charitable Fund Board of Directors annually makes grants to
charities using the proceeds from our two signature events – the Celebrity Luncheon held in the spring and the Beat the Heat Gala held each fall. We are so grateful to our community patrons for their longstanding support of these events. What charities are receiving grant awards for 2011? This year we are delighted to be awarding grants to four nonprofit agencies. They are Crisis Nursery, Jewish Family and Children’s Services, Teach for America and the Wellcare Foundation. Who are this year’s celebrities? We are pleased to announce that famed celebrity stylist Jill Martin of “The Today Show” will share what is new in the fashion world and Oday Shakar will be the celebrity designer. Ticket prices begin at $150. Please call us at 480.951.2950 or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRENDS IN BUSINESS
Rave, simply exceptional dry cleaning What kind of dry cleaner has an online blog that’s good enough to be called out for notice by alltop.com as one of the best in the fashion category? The answer? A dry cleaner that is really, really interested in what it does. And really cares about setting industry standards. Rave Fabric Care is the dry cleaner, and you can find the blog at www.truequalitycleaning.com. Here are three samples of daily blog headlines: “So Your Dry Cleaner Couldn’t Help You,” “The Cleaning and Restoration of a Garment: Vintage Wedding Gown,” and “Are the Underarms of Your Shirt Deteriorating?” Aren’t everyone’s? Rave’s Web site (www.ravefabricare.com) is one of the best educational sites on the Internet relating to garment care. The amount of information on this site is amaz-
ing. It ranges from facts about knit blocking to stroller cleaning and detailing. For more than two decades, Rave has built a reputation for taking extreme care. Services range from expected things like dry cleaning, wet cleaning, repairs and alterations to highly specialized services like made-tomeasure, designer, high fashion, specialty and couture garments, gown cleaning and preservation. Even the care and cleaning of antique and museum pieces are covered. Some things dry cleaning customers don’t think too much about, but Rave doesn’t use toxic, environmentally hazardous, dyestripping solvents such as perchlorethylene or synthetic petroleum, the solvents of choice for 98 percent of dry cleaners in the U.S. Instead, they clean in siloxane, a dry cleaning fluid so gentle that you can
wash your face in it. The result is exceptionally clean garments, brilliant whites, pastels and creams, and intense colors without a “washed out” look. There’s also zero odor to the finished product. If you’ve ever had a garment that’s had this kind of royal treatment, you can tell the difference virtually every time you put it on. That’s the target Rave is shooting for every time. Rave Fabric Care is located at 8480 E. Butherus Drive, No. 104, Scottsdale. 480.443.1005 or www.ravefabricare.com.
CH A R I T Y BALLS
JDRF Promise Ball
Stu and Bunny Evans
Valerie, Duane and Karen Mask
Kevin Pounds and Shelly Goodstein
GORGEOUS YELLOW DREAM Shelly Goodstein in brilliant canary to the floor LEADING THE PARADE Chair Deborah Bateman, who pulled it off beautifully MASTER AT THE MICROPHONE Emcee Big Shoe Stu Evans GREATEST CAUSE ON EARTH Juvenile diabetes research and prevention gets a big boost from the event.
Ed and Bonnie Marshall with Grace and David Hyde Coverage by Laura Bishop and J.J. Brewer
Tim and Deborah Bateman
Gerard Montemurro and Samantha Bencich
Carolyn and Ken Tweedie
Midcentury Sunnyslope home tour ModernPhoenix.net and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art bring their Seventh Annual Home Tour to the breezy mountainside neighborhood of Sunnyslope. Prized by locals for its ample stock of midcentury modern homes, this eclectic neighborhood celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2011. On April 17 a dozen rehabilitated midcentury homes (including a few contemporaries) will be open for ticket holders. The tour will feature homes by architects Ralph Haver, Paul Christian Yeager, James Trahan and more.
host a related day of events on April 16, including slide shows and workshops like “How to Research Your Midcentury Modern Home” and Modern Scottsdale.” There will also be a Modern Marketplace Expo at the same time with midcentury design, architecture, landscape and furnishings for sale. The tour itself usually sells out each year, so call 480.994.2787, Ext. 2 for tickets.
For real midcentury buffs, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts will
Mrs. Taylor in living room
Phoenix Art Museum Spotlight The Phoenix Art Museum opens its largest exhibition space and the closet of an acclaimed American taste-maker to reveal an extraordinary wardrobe of custom-made couture and personally designed sporting ensembles. Ann Bonfoey Taylor’s wardrobe was a rich archive of works by the most masterful fashion designers of the 1940s through the 1960s including Charles James, Madame Grès, Balenciaga, Givenchy and Fortuny. Featuring more than 60 full ensembles including 13 Balenciaga suits and evening gowns, this exhibit is significant due to the depth and quality of the designs and artists. Large-scale photographs of Taylor and a short documentary film created by award-winning filmmaker David Boatman enhance the exhibition.
Givenchy Red Coat
Raised in Quincy, Ill., Taylor’s father taught her to fly a bi-plane, and when World War II broke out, she became a flight instructor for Army and Navy pilots. Prior to that, in the 1930s, she competed in tennis at Wimbledon and began ski racing.
Complimented for her stylish look on the ski slopes, she started her own line of innovative skiwear which was sold at Lord and Taylor. On view through May 29, “Fashion Independent: Charles James Gown
The Original Style of Ann Bonfoey Taylor” is a showcase of Taylor’s wardrobe, style and vision. The show is also a comprehensive look the artistic process of several legendary fashion designers. Phoenix Art Museum is at 1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. 602.257.1222 or www.phxart.org.
TRENDS IN DINING
By Nicole Traynor
Beckett’s Table Remember the overused, melodramatic, never-happens-in-real-life, “You had me at hello,” line in “Jerry Maguire”? Let me proudly begin this review by proclaiming in my loudest “SHOW ME THE MONEY!” shout, Beckett’s Table had me at Kitchen Sink Meatloaf. So many things we love about this destined-to-be-Phoenix’s-new-hangout hot spot. From the rustic, contemporary vibe to the water boy Wally, we were in love at first smell. And that’s before we sank our chops into food that would forever change the way we eat food. We started with the Wood Fired Mussels main dish – but as an appetizer. Beckett’s mound of mussels is served in a shallot white wine fennel broth with rustic garlic toast. We also opted for the recommended Creamy Grits and Schreiner’s Sausage Trio. We weren’t sure about the combination until we were … well … licking the plate clean with the leftover toast from the mussels. Next was the magical meatloaf that has forever ruined mom’s recipe (sorry mom). We knew from the get-go we wanted it. It was our second selection that threw us for a bit of a loop. Fabulous waiter Dave convinced us it was a coin toss between a couple of their signature items: Pork Osso Buco Confit and Fork-Tender Short Ribs. We opted for the pork, served with butternut spaetzle, roasted veggies and pepper reduction. Disclaimer: I’ve never tasted osso buco. Didn’t even know what it was. This dish wasn’t my favorite, but it may have been because I was completely committed to the veal, beef and so much more – meatloaf. Two hefty helpings sat atop a pile of yummy mashed potatoes, all of it topped with two gigantic onion rings. True story. We complemented our meal with bacon cheddar biscuits served with apple honey butter. Literally, bits of apples in the butter. Delish … And to solidify the full-on food coma, we finished with Chocolate Dipped Bacon S’mores. Yes, a chocolate-dipped piece of actual bacon served with marshmallows, graham crackers and whipped peanut butter. An adventurous explosion of both sweet and salty. I think I’ll go with the Death by Chocolate next time around. And there will be a next time! Now open in Arcadia, Beckett’s Table offers seasonal American cooking for the neighborhood. Trust me, even if you’re nowhere near that neighborhood, it’s worth the trip. Oh, and when you’re there, ask for Wally to fill your water. He promises the VIP service (Very Important Pourer). Beckett’s Table is open 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday at 3717 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. 602.954.1700. www.beckettstable.com.
PETS OF THE MONTH
Darth It has been a long road for Darth, a 1-year-old Bombay mix who was once living the lonely life of a stray. If this friendly kitty hadn’t decided to follow a Good Samaritan home from their evening walk he might still be struggling to find his next meal on the streets. Darth is a mellow kitty who enjoys lounging around the house as much as possible. He makes himself cozy and comfortable on any couch or recliner. Although he will occasionally play with a ribbon that dangles in front of his whiskers, he is more of the “supervisor” type who would rather observe his owner from the sidelines while they work on the computer. Darth is very outgoing and laid back, but because his history with other pets and kids is unknown he will need a slow introduction to both two and four-legged roommates in his new home.
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Bella Maria now faces the world alone as a homeless pet, and the already naturally quivering Chihuahua mix lost her previous owner who fell on bad health. Initially, the 4-year-old dog was terrified of everyone at the shelter and would cower in the back of her kennel with her nose tucked in the corner. The compassionate shelter staff and volunteers have worked with her daily to show this tiny pooch that humans offer love and companionship and soon her personality began to blossom. Bella Maria now embraces every opportunity to cuddle in the arms or on the lap of a dog lover and turns out to be an absolute love-bug. She looks forward to her daily stroll around the shelter and being out and about really seems to boost her self-esteem. She will need a patient and understanding owner who will allow her ample time to adjust to her surroundings, and she would do best in a home where she is the only pet. Darth is ID number A335718. Bella Maria is ID number A336975. They are available at the Arizona Humane Society’s Campus for Compassion located at 1521 W. Dobbins Road, Phoenix. 602.997.7586, Ext. 1045 or www.azhumane.org.
Backbone of the table-top
With hostess gifts, all too often candies, fruits and cakes are showcased while the plates, trays and baskets beneath them are overlooked. Yet these serving pieces can serve as unassuming centerpieces for truly masterful gifts. Going this route, the challenge is to find an exceptional piece that will also coordinate with your hostess’ existing collection of table-top furnishings. Enter Michael Wainwright. The up-and-coming designer’s table-top collection was recently featured in a Louis Vuitton magazine spread. It fits perfectly just about anywhere. As with much of what we sell at the Linen Tree, Michael’s collection features timeless designs, natural texture, and is mostly handcrafted. 24 karat gold and platinum silver add a touch of glimmer, subtly flattering the most lavish environments while enhancing the most modest. Swing by the Linen Tree to see for yourself. The Linen Tree is located at 6137 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 111, Scottsdale. 480.483.2044. www.thelinentree.com.
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When the Maxima was first introduced, it was touted by Nissan as the four-door version of its beloved Z sports car. And while those early models may have been able to provide a family-friendly alternative to the Z’s tight handling and zippy engine, in recent years the Maxima has slipped into the mushy land of big sedans. But the 2011 model finds the Maxima getting back to its sporty roots, especially when decked out in the SV edition. With a 3.5 liter V6 under the hood, a slight step down from the 370Z’s 3.7 liter V6, the Maxima cranks out about 290 horsepower and enough torque to get your heart racing. Unlike the Z however, the Maxima is a frontwheel drive beast, which makes for some nasty torque steering and lack of control. Plus, the enormous paddle-shifters can get in the way during tight cornering, making for a decidedly un-sports car-like handling. The 2011 model certainly looks the part though, with cool, sharply angled headlights and sleek lines. The Maxima still looks pretty bulky and bland, but the styling is a big step up from the anonymous models Nissan has been turning out for a while. Speaking of economy, the Maxima SV comes in at about $38,000, which is pretty steep considering you can get a 370 Roadster for around $40,000. Granted, you literately get more car for the price with the Maxima, but there are some better options out there for the speed-craving family. Nissan recently ran an ad for the Maxima featuring a young couple that just found out they are about to have a baby. At first the husband figures he’ll have to get rid of his Z car now that a little one is on the way, but as the Z magically transforms into the new Maxima in his driveway, his excitement returns as he realizes he doesn’t have to sacrifice fun and style for space and security.
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W E D D I N G B E LL S
THE COUPLE Courtney Miller of Phoenix and Michael Barth of Denver MEET THE PARENTS Jim and Janice Miller of Phoenix and Dave and Leslie Barth of Denver NUPTIALS The home of Scott and Krissie Brubaker in Scottsdale THE RING Michael’s grandmother’s and grandfather’s rings THE FLOWERS Suzie Miller (aunt of the bride from Florida) THE CATERER Heidi’s Catering THE CAKE Fleur de Lis THE BRIDAL GOWN I Do I Do of Phoenix THE PHOTOGRAPHER Sandey Tenuto THE HONEYMOON Costa Rica SOMETHING DIFFERENT % The flower girl (the bride’s niece) was pulled down the isle in a wagon by the two ring bearers, Tanner Wilson (the bride’s godson) and Benjamin Moore (the groom’s cousin).
% Twirl of Scottsdale outfitted the bridesmaids, the bride’s mother and the guys’ suits.
% Photo booth (this was the guest book) matched the theme of the wedding with fun frames and backdrops. Our guests wrote us notes and we will put together a book with the pictures and the notes.
% Lime green and yellow (lots of lemons and limes) were our main colors … beautiful!
% Photo frames of our parents’ weddings as well as our grandparents’ and great grandparents’ were on display.
% A lemonade stand was set up for people to enjoy a drink (alcoholic or nonalcoholic) while waiting for the ceremony to begin.
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