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CONTENTS

Supporting Valley Philanthropy Since 1982 volume 29, No. 2

Special Features 15 “Simply Delicious Too,” a cookbook to help animals 19

10 Questions for … Bobbie Thomas

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TCF Spotlight on WellCare Foundation

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10 Questions for … Dennita Sewell

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Travel: Ian and Lauren Wright on the Côte d’Azur

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10 Questions for … David Yurman

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10 Questions for ... Ippolita

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10 Questions for … Craig Kielberger

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10 Questions for … Oday Shakar

SOCIETY

Florence Crittenton Barbara, Larry and Tracey Lytle

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Oscar Night America Fawn Cheng and Oscar

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Barrow Education Day

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Celebrity Fight Night 2011

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Beach Ball

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Opera Ball

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Dancing With the Stars Arizona

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Oscar de la Renta fashion show for Fresh Start

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Ballet Ball

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Oscar Night America

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Today’s Kids, Tomorrow’s Stars, Boys & Girls Clubs

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Cookin’ for a Cure at Eddie’s House

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Altered Tails, Have a Heart

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Childhelp Wings Luncheon

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Florence Crittenton

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O’Connor House Supreme Evening of Cabaret

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The Hope Ball

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Xavier College Preparatory Fashion Show

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Crozier Dinner

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65 Roses, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

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Aaha! Hospice of the Valley

MONTHLY FEATURES Beach Ball Randy and Tina Garlington

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Dancing with the Stars DeVon Connors and Jack Wallace

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On My Mind

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Artist Profile: Patsy Lowry

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Spotlight on the Heard Museum

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Trends in Phoenix

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Trends in Dining: Sassi in north Scottsdale

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Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum

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Hostess Gifts

47 Pets of the Month: Three sister kitties and Bobby McGee the golden 50 Wedding Bells: Caroline Gogolak and Jess Bolkcom


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on my mind

Ladies, please leave more to the imagination By Bill Macomber I’m going to go out on a limb here and say no woman alive should wear the tight stretch pants that so many women have bought this year and think they look great in. I’ll just say it: You do not look great in stretch pants this tight. Not one of you. I wasn’t going to say anything, but I was leaving the gym and in front of me walked an otherwise ordinary-looking woman wearing a pair of these pants. Just so my wife won’t think I stare at women, let me say there’s no way ANY person – man, woman or child – could not have noticed what I did. I wasn’t looking. I was being assaulted the way a screaming child assaults your ears in Costco. And as in Costco, I felt an impulse to slap someone and make it stop. This gal’s stretch pants left nothing to the imagination, and in her case it was an evil imagination. From behind she looked like 18 eels fighting to escape two tightly cinched plastic bags. Usually black covers a multitude of anatomical sins, but in this case the dark material actually reflected light into places no one wants to see. Are people so fixated on their front sides they forget there’s a Side B the rest of us have to look at all day? This woman forgot or those pants would never have seen daylight. It could be her neck doesn’t work and she can’t see her mirror’s rear view. If so, I apologize and feel terrible. I didn’t go another 20 feet when I saw an older woman walking toward the gym in an identical pair of pants. She had the look of someone who just bought clothes and thinks she looks great. How sadly wrong we can be. The tight material squeezed flesh up over waistline that should have stayed down below. Something was also oddly bunched up down there, something else I don’t want to see. Women are wearing these things everywhere. Not 20 minutes later I spotted a full-term pregnant woman in the same material, except this was a body suit. She was walking with her husband into a bank near the Trends office on Scottsdale Road. He strutted like the cock of the walk. She looked fierce and rightly proud with impending motherhood. The stretch material was so tight I could make out the gender of the fetus. Not good. Thin women don’t get off the hook. I’m thinking of undersized Swedish meatballs shrink-wrapped on a pair of toothpicks. No one wants to see that, either. Save the stretch pants for cleaning day, although wouldn’t they creep into places no fabric should go? Why not dress loose? It’s a look for the ages and the aging. The art of deception in fashion is one of the great unsung virtues. Let’s try to recall how that tune goes again.

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SO C I E T Y | FA SHI O N | HO ME | D I NING | ART volume 29, No. 2

Publisher: BILL DOUGHERTY Editor: Bill Macomber Travel Editors: LAUREN and IAN WRIGHT Lifestyle Editor: KATHY Desanto Feature Writers: NICOLE TRAYNOR | JOE GOLFEN Advertising Manager: HEATHER MORRISON Executive Consultant: SUZANNE EDER Trends Assistant: Brittany Belsterling 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 | LAURA BISHOP Tanner Flynn | Frank Schmuck | Connie Sunday Trends Makeup and Hair Stylist: LAURA FLAGLER Webmaster: Todd Sumney/Brand Architects Distribution: PRESIDIO DISTRIBUTION Certified Public Accountants: THOMAS S. HOLLY, CPA, PLLC Printing: MEDIA PRINT Information Technology: InSwift Music Production: chris beckley/the production group Special Events Coordinator: ROBYN LEE Special Events Fashion Coordinator: MARGARET MERRITT Trends Charitable Fund Board members are Susan Doria, Jill Krigsten, Sallie Brophy Najafi, Catherine Jacobson, Nan Howlett, Ina Manaster, Trisha Anthony, Sandy Hecomovich, Lisa Shapiro, Nancy Spetzler and Ellie Ziegler. 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: www.trendspublishing.com Published bimonthly by Trends Publishing. Editorial E-mail: bmacomber@trendspublishing.com Advertising E-mail: hmorrision@trendspublishing.com © 2011 ISSN 0742-034X


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ARTIST PROFILE

Patsy “Skyline” Lowry By Bill Macomber The paintings of this third-generation Arizonan reflect the landscape elements of skies, deserts, canyons rocks and flowers. She has lived her entire life here. Patsy attended Xavier College Preparatory school, went to Arizona State University, and later taught at Judson School in Phoenix. Up north, in 1972 she lived on the Third Mesa of the Hopi Reservation. Her canvases approach the edge of abstraction, but recognizable elements persist. “Often I am asked, ‘Do you have an image in mind before you paint?’ No, because once I start working I allow the colors, textures and paint to guide me,” she says. “The medium teaches the artist. The lesson is about the artist surrendering to the canvas. As an artist, I am constantly dealing with two mind-sets – when to control and when to surrender.” In the 1980s she started casting bronze sculptures. At one point she was known for hand-painted gowns, which she designed for Saks Fifth Avenue and Sakowitz. In 1992, she created, designed and built a straw-bale chapel at the oldest Mexican land grant ranch in Arizona, the Brophy Babocomari Ranch in southern Arizona. She has also designed one-of-a-kind handbags and shoes, some of which will be on display at her current show at Riva Yares Gallery in Scottsdale. There’s almost nothing she won’t tackle, including hand-created pillows. Her paintings have been featured in several museum shows. “I use numerous layers of paint on each canvas to strengthen the texture and images. Since nature often defies description and understanding, I continually try to capture some of its power, magic and mystery. My focus is on resolving and enhancing the relationship of one color to another. Painting is exciting to me. I like the feel of putting paint on the canvas and following a new path.”

“Jardin,” 72 inches x 72 inches, acrylic

For a look at recent work by Patsy Lowry, visit Riva Yares Gallery, 3625 N. Bishop Lane, Scottsdale. 480.947.3251. www.rivayaresgallery.com. LEFT: A pillow by Patsy Lowry

Patsy Lowry

Patsy Lowry painting

“Flowers” series, each 12 inches x 12 inches, acrylic

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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 This is how it all began. Several years ago when Trends and the Trends Charitable Fund were looking for a few good Trendsetters, the dark and attractive Missy Anderson suggested her tawny and equally attractive sister Jinger Richardson as a candidate. Never in a million years did I dream that once Jinger became a Trendsetter, she would take on the world!

Carole and Bob Machiz with Jinger Richardson

The TCF luncheon held on April 13 at the prestigious Arizona Biltmore Resort brought out everyone you know and love and sold out for the first time in several years. A hopeful sign that the economy is on the mend. Anyway, designer to the stars Oday Shakar returned with dazzling ball gowns in tow and Jill Martin of NBC’s “Today Show” fame­

get some.

provided fashion commentary from the stage. Several Trendsetters along with Agency Arizona models graced the stage, sporting Scottsdale Fashion Square ensembles and the latest creations from Oday. 12 News’ ­effervescent anchor Fay Fredricks served as master of ceremonies. We are always delighted to be graced by her beautiful smile and ­winning presence. We introduced the Best Dressed Women and Men in Phoenix for 2011. They included Tom Cheek, Mike Hecomovich, Alison Johnson, Marcia Jobe, Bill Lykins, Adam Mays, Suzie Muzzy, Gerda Ray, Kristen Sandquist and Paul Sarantes. A very special thank-you to our valued readers who nominated this savvy group. Susan Doria and Harriet Carroll with Catherine Jacobsen

We honored our three Fashionality Ambassadors from 1991. Carolyn Ross and Pearl Marr was on the

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scene, but Ann Graham was a bit under the weather and had to miss the event. I think one of the nicest touches of the luncheon was when Jaye Rich arrived at Ann’s doorstep later that afternoon with one of the event’s beautiful centerpiece gifts for one of the most cherished ladies in our community. Harriet Carroll delivered a check for $13,000 and a poignant speech to TCF President Susan Doria. By now you know that everyone who could make it joined Harriet’s Dance Passion at the Village at D.C. Ranch to raise money for the TCF. What a lovely angel she is! Another lovely touch was the arrival of Molly Anderson, who I don’t believe I’ve seen since she was a Fashionality in 1993. It was so kind of her to fly across the country to support her great circle of friends. I hope we see more of her. I was simply amazed at the vast number of Fashionalities, Trendsetters, Fabulous Phoenicians and Best Dressed who returned to the luncheon. Some I hadn’t seen in years. Thank you all for your support!

Molly Anderson

The festivities continued with the introduction of our Fabulous Phoenician, Bill Shover, and the 10 new Trendsetters: Dyan Haugen, Ellen Katz, Margot Knight, Beth McRae, Kathy Petsas, Kiffie Robbins, Adrienne Schiffner, Armity Simon, Jennifer Moser and Eileen Yeung. Michelle Robson, along with Jinger and Missy, were great sports to jog across a

much-crowed ballroom with yellow roses for each new Trendsetter. The ladies will be formally presented at Beat the Heat next fall at the Arizona Biltmore on Saturday, Sept. 24. Following the luncheon some guests adjourned to the opulent estate of Ina and Murray Manaster, who graciously agreed to open their home for a trunk show of Oday Shakar’s magnificent collection. It was quite a day! Coverage of this fine event will be featured in the May/June issue of Trends. There were far too many events in late February, March and early April to squeeze it in. In Cocktail Polo News You Should Know: That an almost physical fight between two overserved socialites was witnessed by many in the lobby of a swank charity event … That you may now find the beautiful jewelry creations of Jacqueline Nerguizian at Saks Fifth Avenue … That Nancy White, Shelley Caniglia and Anne Christensen all look 10 years younger since they’ve grown their hair out … That one of the most attractive strawberry blond socialites in the Polo ValleyNews is nowyou single gentleman In Cocktail should know: … That a lovely couple just quietly gave another struggling couple you all know and don’t necessarily adore a little financial help … That Oday Shakar’s heart-stopping creations may now be found at Neiman Marcus … That the actions of three truly awful women have prevented them from being part of the in-crowd and they have no one to blame but themselves. Now you’re all caught up until the next online version of Trends Chatter. Don’t forget to sign up at www.trendspublishing.com.

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BRE A K FA STS

Barrow Education Day

Julie Kroot

Ardie Evans and Harriet Friedland

Ron Mirenda and Nancy Hanley

IT REALLY IS BRAIN SURGERY Barrow Neurological Institute showcased its world-renowned talents. CHIEF OF STAFF A special thank-you to Nancy Hanley, who headed up Barrow Women’s Board. OPERATING ROOM FORUM Barrow’s brilliant medical staff gave the crowd updates on medical breakthroughs. THE CLOSER Robert Spetzler, Barrow’s leading light, wrapped up the discussion.

Amy Thurston with Jim and Jean Meenaghan

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Judy Schubert and Linda Hunt

Mary Hudak and Barbara Scholl

Kate Vaughey and Barbara Dunlap

Suzan Spiekerman and Patricia Auch

Coverage by Beth McRae


FUNDRAISERS

Cookin’ up some animal rescue money PACC911 (the Phoenix Animal Care Coalition) is creating a sequel to the “Simply Delicious” cookbook, published in 2004, which raised $150,000 to save homeless and abused animals. “Simply Delicious Too” is the same concept as the first volume, which sold 3,000 copies. Each recipe page sells for $100. Participants buy a page, submit a photo of their pet or themselves with a pet, and provide a three-line dedication that is personal and meaningful to them along with a recipe. The recipe doesn’t have to be original – just a favorite.

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GALAS

Celebrity Fight Night 2011

P.J. and Jordin Sparks

Bret Michaels and Linda Hunt

Nancy and Jimmy Walker Melissa Peterman with Sue and Walter Scott and Cindy Smith

BLACK AND BLUE, AND PERFECT, TOO Stars Reba McEntire, Kelly Clarkson and Halle Berry 17 YEARS AND COUNTING Chairman of Celebrity Fight Night Foundation, Jimmy Walker WINNING THE FIGHT Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at BNI and other organizations benefitted. SHIMMERING SPRING SHERBETS Catherine Anaya and Katherine Graves in shades of pink to the floor

Reba McEntire and Kelly Clarkson with Halle Berry

Bo Derek and Anna Brennan

Muhammad Ali with top 10 ‘American Idol’ finalists

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Coverage by Kathy DeSanto


GALAS

Celebrity Fight Night 2011

Mary Dewane and Joe Anderson

Harvey Mackay and Jan Brewer

David Foster and Yolanda Hadid

Kevin Costner and Kathy DeSanto

Jacqueline and Brent Nerguizian

Coverage by Kathy DeSanto

Renee Parsons and Billy Crystal with Bob Parsons

Catherine Anaya and Katherine Graves

Group sing-along with Kelly Clarkson, Reba McEntire and Jordin Sparks

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CH A R I T Y BALLS

The Beach Ball

Sheri and Ted Anderson

Abby Curtis and Angela Karp

Rhoda Rizkalla

Adam and Maryann Mays

Lauri and Eric Termansen

Alan Meda and Amy Samuel

Jill Krigsten and Lisa Shapiro with Mari Lederman

ROAD TO MOROCCO Once again, the Beach Ball reinvented itself with an exotic theme. ROCK THE CASBAH The MVPs kept the partygoers going. YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS Proceeds benefit the Phoenix Children’s Hospital. A KALAIDOSCOPE OF CHAIRS Jill Krigsten, Lisa Shapiro and Mari Lederman

Meghan Fable and Susan Rehorn with Cammy Wagner

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Coverage by Beth McRae


INTERVIEW

6 Questions for … Bobbie Thomas By Kathy DeSanto Bobbie Thomas is the style editor for the “Today Show,” has a national column, The Buzz, in In Touch Magazine and has appeared in many television and magazines sharing her gift of style with millions. What fashion advice can you give us? Hosiery is an affordable way to update or change an outfit – black, gray or chocolate brown worn with boots. Also, start the New Year out with a new bra. It is incredible how a good bra can improve the way your clothes look. The LBJ (leather black jacket) is one piece that I recommend everyone add to their wardrobe, especially for the moderate Arizona weather. Where do you get your inspiration for the latest fashion trends? Anywhere – walking the dog, sitting next to someone in the airport. I’ll walk up to any woman and ask where she got something. I am also presented with many items from designers. Why did you go into this industry? While getting my master’s degree, I volunteered as a rape therapist. I realized during this time that I wanted to help women express and empower themselves. By helping women present themselves on the outside it helps them improve their inside layer as well.

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You were recently in town to host the Latisse Wishes Challenge benefitting the Make-A-Wish Foundation. What was that about? Together with Kathy Ireland and Chelsea Hightower, we raised nearly $415,000 for Make-A-Wish by asking Latisse users to donate. The makers of Latisse matched each donation and gave each donor a free trial of the popular eyelash growth product. It was a win-win for everyone involved and we are able to grant over 50 wishes. What four people, living or dead, would you invite to your dinner party? My mother, Miss Lynn (Justin Timberlake’s mother is like a second mom to me), Michelle Obama and Oscar Wilde. What is your motto? Beauty truly comes from the strength within. She stopped by Dillard’s at Scottsdale Fashion Square for a sold-out personal appearance.

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CH A R I T Y BALLS

Arizona Opera Ball

A living tableau with Harley and opera themes

Lori Brophy and Kate Brophy-McGee with Marilyn Brophy

TRIUMPHANT TRIO Chairs Lori Brophy, Kate Brophy-McGee and Marilyn Brophy HITTING THE HIGH NOTE The Ritz-Carlton Phoenix provided an opulent setting. LEMON MIST Deidre Bliss in vibrant shades of yellow KEEPING THE FLAME ALIVE Arizona Opera, an important element of the arts

Mary Jo and David Christensen

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Deidre and Joshua Bliss

Naomi Valadez

Jean Cooper

Robert and Kristin Henry

Coverage by Laura Bishop and J.J. Brewer


SPOTLIGHT ON THE TCF

In support of WellCare Everyone knows a WellCare mom … WellCare Foundation’s mission is to provide free, integrated, primary health care to single working mothers and their children who are not reliant on state assistance and cannot afford the cost of health insurance or to pay out-of-pocket for needed care. The 2006 Census reported there are more than 175,000 single-mother households in Maricopa County without health care. The Trends Charitable Fund supports WellCare’s Access to Healthcare Program. With five clinic sites in the Valley, WellCare Foundation seeks to increase and improve access to health care through medical, oral and mental health services for our underserved and uninsured single working mothers and their children. WellCare is the only organization that provides free holistic health services to this large group of the uninsured working poor who so often fall through the cracks of the current health care system. Founded in 1999, WellCare’s integrated health care model is designed to have long-term community impact by improving quality of life for our mothers and children, and helping these families continue to work, study and be positive contributors to their communities. Our network of 150 volunteer licensed health care providers and collaborative partners provide a seamless continuum of care. Our integrated and comprehensive approach to health care heals the whole person … What makes integrated health care unique is the communication of information among the health care team members related to patient care and the establishment of a comprehensive treatment plan to address the biological, psychological and social needs of the patient. The health care team includes a diverse group of practitioners, including physicians, registered nurses, dentists, counselors, nurse practitioners, physical therapists and other specialties depending on the needs of the patient.

How you can help … Volunteer Health Care Practitioners: As a health care practitioner, you know there’s no greater influence in quality of life than one’s health. Single, working mothers provide all they can to their families, but it is their health and the health of their children that suffers the most when times get tough. At WellCare, our volunteer practitioners focus on improving the health and wellness of these women and their children. Time commitment: two patients each month. Other Volunteer Opportunities: Events: Help organize and market WellCare’s signature fundraiser. Secure sponsorships, auction items, and help in the setup of the big event. Time commitment: 3 to 5 hours per month.

care they need. This funding and support helps to cover the costs associated with vitamins, medications and supplements, medical equipment and supplies, focused programs to address serious health issues, patient transportation, and our outreach and expansion efforts. You can assist WellCare’s day-to-day operations by providing access to these needed items and services: blood pressure cuffs, pedometers, thermometers, stethoscopes, disposable linens, offset or digital printing, fitness center discounts/passes, natural food store discounts, nutritional education materials, glucometers, CardioCheck meters and test strips, children’s books and office supplies.

Administration: Help in the office, such as coordinating mailings or putting together marketing and practitioner packets. Time commitment: flexible.

We strive to meet the unique needs of each family we serve. Whether you’re a single parent, a health care practitioner or a concerned member of our community, learn how you can be a part of WellCare …

Donations: We greatly appreciate each and every donation we receive as your monetary contribution ensures that WellCare mothers and children receive the quality health

For more information about the WellCare Foundation, please visit www.wellcarefoundation.org or call Anne Gill at 602.263.7619.

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PA R T I E S

Dancing with the Stars Arizona

Sheryl and Alice Cooper

Patsy Livi

THE LUCKY BENFICIARY The Arizona Kidney Foundation

Cindy Sullivan with Jim and Susan French

Beverly and Jack Clifford

Linda Pope and Linda Dean with Jan Clayton and Karen Hayenga

Stacie and Mike Olson

Nick and Diana Balich

Tom and Denise Shorall with Susie and Kevin O’Malley

STEP-TOE WINNERS Eileen Klein, Brittany Shipp, John Maus, Danny Sharaby, Karin and Mick McAreavy, Deanna Clarkson and Bob Smith MASTER CHOREOGRAPHERS Chairs Denise and Tom Shorall and Susie and Kevin O’Malley ENCORE PERFORMANCE Linda Pope, Linda Dean, Jan Clayton and Karen Hayenga, stepping out again

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PA R T I E S

Dancing with the Stars Arizona

Tara Hitchcock

Frank and Ivy Ciolli

Natalie Vandeventer and Lori Larcher

Darlene Keller Price

Raymond and Candace Wiest

Leah, Rachel and Sarah Sharaby

Cheryl Dib

Chrissy and Mark Donnelly

Roxane Papas and Diane Faerber

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FA S H I O N SHOWS

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Oscar de la Renta for Fresh Start

Photos by Bruce Yeung/Yeung Photography


FA S H I O N SHOWS

Oscar de la Renta for Fresh Start

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CH A R I T Y BALLS

Ballet Ball

Billie Jo Herberger with Don and Edith Kunz

Molly Defilippis and Anne Mueller-Thoits

Sharron Lewis and George Abrams

Erik Mattison and Flavia Campbell

Lynn Johnson and Laurie Dalton

LEAD DANCERS Chair Jacqui Firestone and Honorary Chair Julie Prusak BELLE OF THE BALL Sharron Lewis in vivid shades of Emilio Pucci PAS DE DEUX FOR THE CAUSE Proceeds will help keep the lively art alive in the Valley. PERFECT PIROUETTES Lynn Johnson and Laurie Dalton

Jacqui Firestone and Julie Prusak surrounded by Ballet Arizona troupe members

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Coverage by Laura Bishop and J.J. Brewer


ART

Heard Museum Spotlight

P R E T T Y

Women

By Kate Crowley The Berlin Gallery at the Heard Museum is the best-kept secret for museum-quality fine art in Phoenix. One of the only galleries like it in the country, the Berlin Gallery allows you to purchase museum-quality artwork from a retail gallery associated with a worldfamous museum. The Berlin Gallery presents showcases each year to highlight new work. If you’ve not taken a closer look at the contemporary artwork being produced by Native artists because you feel American Indian art is not for you, a visit to the Berlin Gallery might surprise you. This spring’s showcase, “Layers,” features works by several artists who reveal the layering of either ideas or processes to create their own vision. The showcase, on display until May 16, features Sarah Sense, Frank Buffalo Hyde and Benjamin Harjo Jr.

A contemporary piece by Benjamin Harjo

In his 30-year career, Benjamin Harjo, Jr. (Seminole/Shawnee) has received many prestigious honors and awards. His artwork is in collections such as the Fred E. Brown Collection at the Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, the Gilcrease Museum, the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, and the National Museum of the American Indian. His graphic and colorful works are thoroughly contemporary.

L O V E

Sarah Sense (Chitimacha/Choctaw) explores questions of identity, heritage and gender through her digitally manipulated and woven photographs of Hollywood imagery, archival photographs and personal points of reference.

Vintage Art by Frank Buffalo Hyde

A work by Sarah Sense

Frank Buffalo Hyde (Nez Perce/Onondaga) studied painting at the Santa Fe Fine Arts Institute and the Institute of American Indian Arts. Hyde mixes Indian imagery with icons of pop culture, expressing what he calls the “fragmented contemporary life” of an American Indian.

The Berlin Gallery is located adjacent to the Heard Museum Shop and represents more than 20 Native artists, including Fritz Scholder, Allan Houser and Steven Yazzie. To start your research, visit www.berlingallery. org to view artwork available for purchase and read about the artists represented. The Berlin Gallery is located next to the Heard Museum Shop and represents more than 20 Native artists, including Fritz Scholder, Allan Houser and Steven Yazzie. The Heard is located at 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. 602.346.8250.

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PA R T I E S

Oscar Night America

Tim and Deborah Bateman

Pete and Alison Fischer with Mariel Hemingway

Sue Glawe and Kristi Hedlund

Debbie and Gene D’Adamo

Jodi Dewey and Vicki McDonald

BEST ACTRESSES Chairs Jodi Dewey and Vicki McDonald BEST SUPPPORTING BALL GOWN Rebecca Thomas in a floral black and white BEST LOOKING COUPLE Tim and Deborah Bateman, looking stylish BEST CAUSE The Arthritis Foundation, the beneficiary

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Kris and William Pepicello

Laura and Mark Moser

Coverage by Ben Arnold and Paola Becerril


INTERVIEW

10 Questions for … Dennita Sewell In 2000 Dennita Sewell moved to Phoenix from New York where she had been working as collections manager for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Since becoming the Phoenix Art Museum’s Curator of Fashion Design, Sewell has organized nearly 30 exhibitions that have gotten national attention. Sewell was instrumental in bringing a current exhibition, “Fashion Independent: The Original Style of Ann Bonfoey Taylor,” to the Phoenix Art Museum. The show will run through May 29. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Doing research in a special collection archive and discovering a rare document that relates to something in the fashion design collection, and being able to bring those two things together. Where would you most like to live? I like Phoenix very much, but it might be fun to have a second home in Paris. What 7 people, living or dead, would you invite to your dinner party? Bill Cunningham, Ralph Rucci, Diana Vreeland, Mrs. Vernon Taylor, Giorgio di Sant Angelo, Hubert de Givenchy and Tatiana Sorokko

What historical figure do you admire most? Benjamin Franklin. He had an inquiring mind, fortitude and persistence. What is your inspiration for new fashion exhibits? Often, I am inspired by objects in the collection or by something that I see that I want for the collection. I also like taking a topic that is familiar to people and bringing to light its history and many connotations. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? Making my way in a very challenging and competitive field. Who are your favorite fashion designers? Ralph Rucci and Vivienne Westwood for living. Charles James for historical. What’s your most cherished inanimate possession? My books. They are the staple of what I do. I enjoy thumbing through them looking up things at all hours of the day. Who has inspired you in your craft? Jane Greenwood Edwards, my professor at Yale and a legendary figure in American costume design for theater and film Do you have a favorite Valley boutique or store you frequent? I enjoy hunting for unique finds at Neiman Marcus Last Call and specialty and vintage stores. Also, eBay is great for looking for unusual pieces. Photo by Ken Howie

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By Bill Macomber

Time was … and will be Can anyone in the watch world challenge Cartier and Rolex? It’s tough, but Phoenix-based Swisstek is making a go of it. Check out these designs. Really different. And not shy about color. The watches are made in Switzerland, sold worldwide, and aren’t cheap ($395 to $8,000). With the U.S. economy still limping, Swisstek’s Kunal Naik, a Dubai native, focused the company’s marketing efforts overseas. And in an age of safe, conservative product design, Swisstek’s look is anything but. The Swiss movement is complemented by natural color diamonds and rare gems not used much in watch designs. Since the watches are handmade, no two arrangements of stones are the same. The overseas marketing strategy has paid off so far. The brand has increased sales by an annual rate of 25 percent to 30 percent in the last couple of years. The company just debuted a line of similarly designed watches called Brillier for a younger crowd.

In the Green Room Welcome to an organic salon within a salon – the Green Room. It’s inside Sachi Salon in Scottsdale, and the cool, elegant interior is a haven of non-toxic hair care. The salon uses organic-based products designed to be free of parabens, sulfates, MEA and TEA, gluten and petroleum. They use an ammonia-free color line from a company called Mastey. Stylist owners Eric Flotta and Bobby Von Jones offer full permanent hair color services but won’t do perms or chemical straightening owing to the toxic ingredients used and the fumes released. The Green Room’s look is soothing: exposed brick, hardwood floors, crystal chandeliers and an iPad provided for customers to use in the waiting room. Many of the products used are actually vegan. So, the place can honestly say that no animals were harmed in the care of your hair! The Green Room Organic Hair Lounge inside Sachi is at 4821 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480.421.9767 or www.thegreenroomhair.com.

Check out www.swisstekwatches.com.

H.R. to go A couple of guys who show up occasionally in the social pages of this magazine are more than just natty dressers and social standouts, it turns out. Dan Wheeler was in the human resources business for a dozen years. Mac Magruder had just turned 70 and was selling off his lucrative McDonald’s franchises. Wheeler took on a new role as CEO of a company called H.R. Betty, which handles off-site payroll, hiring, benefits, worker’s comp, safety, labor law, immigration issues – just about anything a business encounters. Magruder, says Wheeler, “hated the sound of that word ‘retirement.’ ” The two have teamed up to make H.R. Betty a force in the Valley’s business scene. So far, H.R. Betty’s largest client has 3,000 employees. Its smallest has only a couple. Wheeler describes Magruder as a mentor and father figure to him. Why did Magruder want to go back to work after a lifetime of it? “Mac did it because he was in business for many years and familiar with these issues, and he wanted to help his friends who are business owners. He also likes the camaraderie of business and he doesn’t want to be sedentary. He just likes working.” To contact H.R. Betty, visit www.hrbetty.com or call 800.705.2081.

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Great bloomin’ views

The Gypsy collection

It’s springtime, and the best views of the wildflowers that are so beautiful in Arizona – and so brief – are on horseback. Cave Creek Trailrides has a monopoly on the four-legged tours through Cave Creek Regional Park. For those who haven’t taken a close look at the flowers of a desert spring, get ready for vivid yellows, oranges, purples and reds. The buds bloom on native brittlebrush and ocotillos, among others. Trailrides guides will point out the many wildflowers and native plant varieties, and describe their diverse ecological and life-sustaining purposes, including medicinal and edible qualities. You don’t have to be an experienced rider to take the tour of this gorgeous landscape this time of year. You just have to be willing to take a seat. The guides will supply cowboy and cowgirl boots, hats and chaps for those who want to dress for the Old West. Tours end before too long, so get there fast. Because so do the flowers.

Their home base is in Arizona, but husband-and-wife team Jeannette and Roger Simon are travelers and citizens of the world, and their Gypsy collection shows it. The collection of handcrafted world goods imparts a story of history and culture and reflects the couple’s farflung voyages. The jewelry is handcrafted in Istanbul, Turkey, in a process that transforms a design into a mold. By employing the lost wax method, molds are poured with brass, creating an exquisitely detailed base for jewelry. The brass is then hand-polished and goldplated. Finally, each piece is individually adorned with pearls, vintage fabrics, silks, crystal and natural stones including onyx, turquoise, jade, jasper and coral. From Uzbekistan, the line of silk scarves consists of a combination of central Asian silk and hand-felted wool. The silk and wool are dyed in warm colors and the felt is hand-infused into the silk. The scarves are light yet extremely warm. As they are handmade, no two are exactly alike. The Hyatt Regency at Gainey Ranch gift shop has the freshest arrivals of the Gypsy collection.

Call Cave Creek Trailrides at 623.742.6700.

Gypsy’s collection can also be viewed and ordered at www.gypsyglobal.com.

Kitchen 56 Old-time Phoenicians may remember a Humble/Enco service station at the corner of 56th Street and Indian School in the Arcadia district. The gas station closed in 1988 and the place became an auto repair shop. That closed in 2006, and since then the building became known by its neighbors as the “purple building,” rumored to have been garishly colored that way in retaliation, although we’ll leave that for another day. Now the site houses Kitchen 56, a restaurant that retained the service station bays as the front façade and main dining room. The kitchen and an outdoor patio were added. Re-fabricated metal components and steel beams from the garage were used. So was antique barn wood from a northern Arizona farm. The menu is come-as-you-are. Here’s a sample: grilled romaine salad with Caesar dressing and grana padano cheese ($8); pulled pork sandwich with onion straws ($10); ahi tuna on brioche with basil pesto, grilled red onion, and pickled ginger ($15); smoked and grilled baby back ribs with French fries, house slaw, corn cake and honey butter ($17/$25). All under the watchful eye of a Humble gas station sign. Kitchen 56 is located at 3433 N. 56th St. Phoenix. 480.994.5656 or www.kitchen56.com.

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Boys & Girls Clubs

Carah and Cory Morton

Linda and Bob Bendotti

Debbi Hall and Felicia Pahnke

CELEBRATING EXTRAORDINARY YOUTH 12 great kids were honored for outstanding achievement. SELLOUT CROWD Merrymakers mixed and mingled at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix. DRIVING FORCE Roger Penske was recognized for his dedication to the organization. RENEWABLE RESOURCE Boys & Girls Clubs in the Valley are centers of hope and health.

Karen Penske, Reuben Volanos and Anahi Gonzales with Roger Penske and Hayden Westcott

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Derek Flottum and Molly Busch

Mike and Jane Kunde

Alice and Jim Bazlen

Rod Gore and Trish Wolf


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Cookin’ for a Cure at Eddie’s House

Ben Patrick and Eddy Matney

Verna Zabramski and Mary Waddington

Heather Cunliffe and Denise McClintic with Catherine Mancini

Allan Guta and Kelly Hundelt

Michael and Alison Bassoff

Brenda Agee

Joe Garagiola and Luis Gonzalez

YOU SHOULD KNOW TGen is at the forefront of breast cancer research. GRACIOUS HOSTS Eddie Matney and his gracious wife, Jennifer Blank Matney, who opened their restaurant for a good cause LUCKY FOR US The Valley is blessed with amazing TGen president, Michael Bassoff.

4001 N. 24th St. Phoenix, AZ 85016 ph: 602-957-0186 • fax: 602-956-0463 info@WhiteHouseFlowers.com www.WhiteHouseFlowers.com

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Have a Heart’s Altered Tails

Terry Reisdorf

Dick and Bea Barnhart

Heather and Michael Greenbaum

David Black and Pamela Black

Michael Crow and Sybil Francis

Robert and Mary Johnson

Shirley and Richard Meyer

GOING TO THE DOGS … AND CATS, TOO Altered Tails helps keep the Valley’s animals healthy. LADY IN RED Terry Reisdorf, smashing in the perfect cocktail suit. ONE GRACIOUS CHAIR Bea Barnhart, who made everything come together

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Chris, Bryton, Gige and Jen Neck

Childhelp Wings

Shelle and Mia Holland

Barbara Rouda and Bryan Goodwin with Judith Wolf

Tobi and Izzi Placenti

Coverage by Laura Bishop and J.J. Brewer

FAMILY MATTERS Chris, Bryton, Gige and Jen Neck, who looked picture perfect VERY SPECIAL THANK-YOU Carol Campbell, president of Childhelp Wings, Phoenix Chapter PERFECT PITCH Mistress ofp Ceremonies h o t o g r a p h y & d e s i g n with sKathleen tSuzanne, u d Janutka i oLarry Tara Hitchcock and Mitchell Drewsen

Clarissa Burt and Jennifer Jackson

Isabella Foster and Victoria Cuomo

Scott Foust Presents

I-I photography & design studio

480.947.4214 7034 E. Indian School Rd. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 www.image-industry.com info@image-industry.com

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Kathy Munson and Bill Walton with Rebecca Ailes-Fine

Florence Crittenton

Alysa Ullman and Gerda Weissmann Klein

Richard Jackson and Debbie Fields with Ellen Sarver-Dolgen

Sue Fletcher and Nita Francis

Susan Karis and Cheryl Kelly with Tom Wintermeyer

Robyn Calihan and Meghan Cox

SHELTER FOR THE VULNERABLE Florence Crittenton gallantly helps young women overcome abuse and neglect. AT THE HELM Co-chairs Rebecca Ailes-Fine and Kathy Munson

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Paul Velaski and Sharon Cohen

Coverage by Kathy DeSanto

TALL AT THE MIC NBA great Bill Walton was the keynote speaker.


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O’Connor House Supreme Evening of Cabaret

Cathy Dickey and Maureen Doran

Craig and Barbara Barrett

Elva Coor and Sandra Day O’Connor

MEETING PLACE OF THE MIND O’Connor House, with a mission of keeping Arizona on track FESTIVE OPULANCE The Grand Ballroom at the Arizona Biltmore Resort SUPREME DRESSERS Cathy Dickey and Maureen Doran, complementing each other in black and white JUSTICE AND JAZZ Organizers arranged an evening of music and theater for Hon. Sandra Day O’Connor.

Russ Dickey and Erika Sahagun with Trish and Dale Anthony

Coverage by Connie Sunday and Frank Schmuck

Bert Getz and Michael Bassoff

Stevie Eller and Dick Houseworth

Patty and Michael Sapp

Ben and Tiffany Quayle

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Le Printemps Sur La Côte d’Azur (or Springtime on the Côte d’Azur) By Lauren and Ian Wright Aerial view of Eze, France

Darlings All, It would be puerile to say we awoke with the glimmering dawn, as the morning was decidedly well underway towards luncheon when I became aware of scintillating shafts of sunlight forcing their way into my consciousness. Flinging the draperies aside with a force to make the curtain rings jingle, one glance revealed a peerless vault of cerulean sky and Buzzer, our rescued and now quite tame hummingbird, flitting about his feeder in a positively chirpy manner. From all aspects, nature seemed to be smiling – definitely not the sort of morning to languish beneath the eiderdown. It was the work of a moment to slip into my dressing gown and ensconce myself on the terrace, a veritable bower of roses and geraniums, where my handsome husband with a jaunty step and wearing a cravat, if you will warrant it, brought a pot of the necessary tissue restorative along with the morning paper, saying he’d be back in two ticks with some toast and marmalade. Have I ever told you what a dear sweet man he is? Buzzer hovered very close to my nose. I’m positively

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certain he was chirping, “Good morning mummy, and thank you for nursing me back to health and feeding me from your art deco silver demitasse spoon after I fell from my nest.” I tell you all this now to give you a sense of my feelings of joie de vivre and espaglerie. Lest you think I’ve gone totally gaga for nature and am not quite as shallow as you thought heretofore, I’m bound to reveal this jubilant mood had quite a lot to do with a new and very capacious turquoise alligator handbag, at that moment resting within folds of tissue in a distinctive orange bag inside my wardrobe. The sun beamed down infusing all and sundry with a roseate glow. I was humming a few bars of an old Carpenter’s song and picked up the newspaper. One look at the front page sent me crashing to earth with a deafening thud. A cloud passed over the sun, plunging the terrace into shadow. Buzzer zoomed off to a nearby tree and even the roses and geraniums seemed to wilt. Without so much as a kind word to soften the bitter blow, the

­ orrible headline emblazoned, “ELIZABETH h TAYLOR DEAD.” I’d been steeling myself for this eventuality for years, but now the awful thing had happened. It seemed the whole world had gone black. Ian returned with the tray of t and m to find me looking like something that had been floating face down in the water for several days. Tears were streaming and his query, “What in God’s name is wrong,” was met with wracking sobs. I turned the horrible headline to face him and he knew! At this pivotal moment, the man had the temerity to say, “Did I ever tell you about the time I photographed her on the set of ‘Becket!’ ” Elizabeth Taylor has for all of my life been the person I most admired. She was the last bastion of everything I hold dear – glamour, style, beauty, wit, courage, selflessness, extravagance, yachts, villas and jewels. When I was a young and struggling designer, every room of my first apartment was decorated with matted and framed magazine covers featuring Elizabeth Taylor, and though our walls today are hung with beautiful and valuable art, I can honesty say I don’t enjoy looking at any of it half as much as I did Elizabeth Taylor’s beautiful face. Well I shan’t go on whining. Suffice to say, I was

Ian in Paris


about to sink into a dreadful lassitude and take no further interest in life. Ian came in to say, “Buck up, old girl. Where’s that British stiff upper lip? You’ve got to pull yourself out of this.” I was just about to hiss, “Spare me the platitudes,” when he said, “Let’s go buy something at Cartier. That will cheer you up.” Pause for a moment to reflect on magnitude of one’s husband saying, “Let’s go buy something at Cartier.” When husbands start offering visits to Cartier, a girl sits up and takes notice. But, my darlings, you will be shocked indeed – you may become Lot’s wife when you read my response, which was: “I don’t want to buy anything at Cartier. What good did all of Elizabeth Taylor’s fabulous jewelry do for her in the end?” Once those appalling words were out of my mouth I regretted them and realised it was time to pull myself together. I looked at the new handbag thinking, “What would Elizabeth Taylor do to pull herself out of mourning?” Answer came, “She would marry her best friend’s husband, buy a fabulous jewel or go to the French Riviera.” Ian came into the dressing room to say, “Seeing we’re already planning to go to London for that bloody wedding to which we haven’t yet gotten an invitation, what say you we forgo London altogether and accept the Jacksons’ invitation for a few weeks at their villa in Eze?” I weighed the prospects: A trip to the French Riviera may be very very nice but a diamond bracelet from Cartier lasts forever. On the other hand, life is fleeting and the idea of floating in a warm undulating turquoise sea, dining on a terrace at the Chateau Chevre D’Or in Eze and

Lauren at Juan le Pins

swanning about the shops in Monte began to take root. I remember a photograph in Elizabeth Taylor’s book, “My Love Affair With Jewelry.” She was swathed in rubies and diamonds in the pool of Villa Fiorentina near Cap Ferat, looking ever so happy. Also I could do a bit of research for my book about the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and go see their former villa at Cap D’Antibes. That settled it. Out came the Vuitton and off to the Riviera we flew. Actually, we flew to Paris to be in proximity to our son Olivier, who is attending university there. We stayed at the Ronceray Opera on Montmartre, situated at the entrance to Passage Joufroy, one of a series of covered passages built before the invention of electricity, with fantastic glass roofs. These were great places to walk about the quaint boutiques perfectly dry as a veritable blizzard raged outside. The hotel is the typical beaux arts edifice with huge crystal chandeliers converted from gas, vast mouldings, marble columns and threadbare silk carpets. We went up an ancient iron cage elevator to the fourth floor, then up an extremely narrow spiral staircase to our tiny little room in the garrets. The room and art deco bathroom were completely panelled – walls, floors and ceilings – in honey-coloured wood. The room being so small, one had to climb over the bed to get to the French doors opening to a tiny Juliette balcony and a panorama over the rooftops to the multi-domed Montmartre Cathedral on the summit of the hill. This view would be splendid on a sunny day but was completely magical in the falling snow. Albeit small, the room was like being inside a wooden jewel box – and that view! (10 Boulevard Montmartre, Paris, 75009 France 866-539-0036. Not tres cher.) I toyed with the idea of taking a night train to Nice, but it’s an 11-hour journey, and even the first class couchettes are not at all the glorious experience of the fabled Le Train Bleu which sadly ceased its Paris to Nice operations in 2007. The TGV (I love saying “Train Grand Vitesse”) takes far less time, and I do love arriving by train. I mean, emerging from a train in Nice to stand beside a porter, his trolley stacked with your Vuitton, does have a certain je ne sais quoi, especially if you’re wearing a white linen suit and navy/white spectator shoes. But honestly, the only really posh way to arrive in Nice is by yacht or at the very least by the QE2. As we don’t have a yacht and the poor old QE2 is now languishing in some backwater in Dubai, there was nothing for it but to fly.

Sailing on the Côte d’Azur

Once in Nice, we hired a car for the ­30-minute drive to Eze along the old Roman road. The Moyen Corniche snaked along the seaside face of the mountains with an ever-changing view of the vivid blue Mediterranean. Eze is an impossibly picturesque little town clinging to the cliffs 1,200 feet above the Mediterranean. We parked the car in a lot filled with everything from Ferraris to our little rented Citroen. The streets of the village are far too narrow and steep for vehicular traffic. We sat on the terrace of our friend’s charming villa sipping martinis as the fires of sunset incarnadined skeins of mist hovering over the amethyst sea. I raised a silent toast to Elizabeth Taylor just at the precise moment a large moon appeared to execute the most wonderful nocturnes in black and silver, casting swaths of diamonds across the midnight blue satin swells. With the second cocktail, much discussion ensued over all the marvelous things we would do during our sojourn there. The list seemed endless; we would watch the Rolex-sponsored Monte Carlo ATP Tennis Tournament. Lauren in Monte Carlo We were all invited to view the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix from the deck of a friend’s yacht anchored in the harbor below Monte Carlo. Ian seemed particularly excited about the prospect of seeing the cars thundering through the tunnel giving onto the harbor. I was more interested in the prospect of being aboard the yacht during such a stupendous event. We rhapsodized about visiting the perfume centre at Grasse, driving over to see the villas on Cap Ferat and Cap D’Antibes, lunching and dining at magnificent Chateau de la Chevre D’or and swanning along the Promenade Des Anglais. (http://www.relaischateaux. com/en/search-book/hotel-restaurant/ chevredor/) Sorry, dears. All these things we must and will recount in Part Two. TRENDS MAGAZINE

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The Hope Ball

Gary and Jan Jones with Mary and Stu Greenberg

Neechelle and Scott Takinen

Jazmine, Gregory and Sara Torrez

CHANGE OF SCENERTY Guests inaugurated Talking Stick Resort as a philanthropic epicenter. LUCKY BENEFICIARY The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society THREE WHO STOOD OUT Honorees Roberta Adams, David Cavazos and United Healthcare COMPLEMENTARY COLORS Visions in orange and violet, Jan Jones and Mary Greenberg

Ruth Harris and Roberta Adams with Andrew Gloutz

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Cheryl and Dave Shea with Julie Auer

Todd Hoffman with Colleen and Al Meyer

Linda and Todd Gatzulis

Sherri and Bruce Cox with Beth and Brad Gazaway

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10 Questions for … David Yurman What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? My business. I am very proud of what has been created.

in life was. I answered, “to be happy.” I have achieved this and I define happiness as diversity, intellectual challenges, competition and relaxation.

What music group would you like to see in concert? The Herndon Brothers Band, who perform at Handlebar J’s in Scottsdale. I am going to see them tonight! Also Lyle Lovett.

Where would you most like to live? I would like to live in lots of different places and no place permanently. I love Big Sur and Montecito, and Long Island and Manhattan. Anywhere I live, I have to be able to take my horses. Legendary jewelry designer David Yurman was in town recently to open his latest signature boutique in Scottsdale Fashion Square. Made famous by his cable bracelet, the classic brand now includes eyewear, timepieces and fragrance and is enjoying 30 years of continued growth and popularity.

What people living or dead, would you invite to your dinner party? Abraham Lincoln, Will Rogers, Charlie Rose, sculptor Jacques Lipchitz, Billy Holiday to sing for us and Hamilton South, a PR agent and great conversationalist.

What is your idea of perfect happiness? In sixth grade I was asked what my goal

On what occasion to you fib or exaggerate? Whenever it will get me out of trouble!

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What’s your most cherished inanimate possession? A handmade saddle. I love my horses. What’s your all-time favorite film? “The Last Picture Show” and “Bang the Drum Slowly.” What is your motto? Be careful. Also, if you don’t have friction, you don’t have movement and if you don’t have movement … you’re dead.

Xavier College Preparatory Fashion Show

Libby and Becky Cohen

Shellie Andreen and Cathy Hart with Betsy Haenel

Sister Joan Nuckols and Sister Joan Fitzgerald

Rebecca Wierman and Sherry Roshka

WONDERFUL IN WHITE Co-chairs Betsy Haenel and Cathy Hart RUNWAY GORGEOUS Fashions provided by Saks Fifth Avenue. PRETTY IN PINK Nichole Finn A HELPING HAND Proceeds benefitted Xavier’s scholarship fund for deserving girls Coverage by Kathy DeSanto

Nichole Finn

Debra Lukac and Maria Pomeroy

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Crozier Dinner

William and Maria Chavira with Renee and Pete Bioletto

Candace and Ray Wiest

ANGEL OF THE EVENING Chair Candace Wiest PERFECT SETTING The Camelback Inn’s Arizona Ballroom HELPING HANDS The Catholic Community Foundation benefitted from the evening.

Mick and Melissa Kapanicas

Rosemary and Alex Cudzewicz, Bud and Betty Dickey with Sandy and Jim Bruner

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Tony and Jennifer Pescatore

Pam and Dick Hannon


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65 Roses and Fine Wine Gala

Deborah and Tim Bateman

Lisa Budinger

Gay Wray with Stephen and Susan Bansak

Brian and Clarissa Robinson

Patty Camacho

Sandra Wilken and Sue Jackson

Coverage by Laura Bishop and J.J. Brewer

WELL-DESERVED CUDOS Deborah Bateman, Bronze Sierra Award Recipient HELLO FROM TV LAND Andrew Firestone, the third bachelor on the ABC series WINE, ROSES AND A CURE Working to put an end to cystic fibrosis

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By Nicole Traynor

Sassi SAS·SY: adjective, vigorous, saucy, boldly smart and stylish: “She bought some sassy high heels.” SA·SSI: noun, saucy, bold, smart and stylish southern Italian dining villa nestled in far north Scottsdale: “Eat at Sassi STAT!” Sassi restaurant isn’t new to the Valley; it opened in 2004. But its breathtaking Pinnacle Peak view, ­ Old-World architecture and extraordinary southern Italy fare certainly warrant a bump to the top of your, “What’s for dinner?” regular rotation. This Italian hideaway is a bit off the beaten path: quiet; secluded and genuine, an authentic ambiance almost as refreshing as the food (and wine) itself. And we were spoiled. This particular evening, new executive chef Christopher Nicosia treated our group to a multi-course masterpiece. Each selection thoughtfully paired with an equally tasty tiny glass of wine. We began with a perfectly presented mixed seafood sampling that merely tempted our taste buds … and ended with a family-style veal dish we desperately wanted to, but could not possibly finish. Between? Caprese salad, handmade pastas, a seared scallop with sweet pea risotto … and a fork lift. Chef Christopher commented, “I’m not doing my job if you’re not rolling out of here.” Yet our increasingly oblong shapes didn’t prevent us from devouring the scrumptious sorbet and house-made cannoli, so roll out … we definitely did! While each entree and its complementary vino were delizioso, we’d be remiss if we didn’t note what we thought to be some spectacular standouts. Caprese salad. Local, organic tomatoes make a difference, but oooohhh that cheese. Buffalo mozzarella (my two new favorite words): a mozzarella outside with an exceptionally creamy inside. Equally as savory, the seared scallop. Nicosia’s dish hinted of citrus with a touch of lemon olive oil. I happen to be a scallop snob; this was the best I’ve eaten. We love that Sassi is committed to incorporating locally grown, organic vegetables. We love that we could hide away in a dimly lit corner or dine with the expansive outdoors. But most of all, we love that the quality of food was trumped only by the AAA four-diamond standard of service. Grazie Sassi! Job very well done… Sassis is at 10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. 480.502.9095 or www.sassi.biz.

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Ahaa!

Patricia Stillman

Jerry and Andrea Lewkowitz

Jim and JoEllen Feltham with Lanny Lahr

Stacie Pinderhughes

Tracey Lyons and Elaine Gladnick

Judy Sutter and Glen Wiggins

John Jennings and Susan Levine

SOTHEBY’S COMES TO PHOENIX Merrymakers got the chance to bid on amazing art and heirlooms. AND THE WINNER IS … Susan Levine, for her tireless efforts at Hospice of the Valley A VALLEY INSTITUTION Bringing comfort and dignity as life nears its end AUCTION MASTER Tall, tan and lovely Letitia Frye

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ART

Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum An exhibit up right now at the Phoenix Art Museum proves that ordinary people with ordinary incomes can be amazing art collectors. It’s all in the eye, not the wallet. Dorothy and Herbert Vogel, a librarian and a postal worker, collected a fantastic amount of contemporary art. Over 40 years they put together a cutting-edge collection comprised of around 4,000 objects. They put collecting first. The couple used Dorothy’s salary to cover the expenses of daily life and devoted Herbert’s salary to buying art starting in the early 1960s. With the exception of the collection formed by their friend, artist Sol LeWitt, no other known private collection of similar work rivals the range, complexity and quality of the art the Vogels acquired. Art was a passion that became the central focus of their life. They cultivated their “eye” by looking at massive amounts of art and haunting galleries. They made friends with the artists they “discovered” and collected. The pair was often the first to buy work from these artists, many of whom were unknown at the time

but later became famous. As a result, the couple was able to bolster their collection with pieces given as gifts by the artists. In 2009, the Vogels donated 2,500 works of art through The Vogels the “Fifty Works for Fifty States” project, which gave 50 works of art to one institution in each of the 50 states. Phoenix Art Museum was selected as the Arizona recipient and received 128 objects by 28 artists. “Living for Art: Gifts from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection” is now on view at Phoenix Art Museum and exhibits the 50 pieces gifted to the museum through this project. For a glimpse of “Living for Art,” visit the Phoenix Art Museum. The show will be on display through July 3. The museum is at 1625 N. Central Ave. 602.257.1222. www.phxart.org.

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PETS OF THE MONTH

Fluff Marie, Tiger Sue and Pepper Ann The story of Tiger Sue, Pepper Ann and Fluff Marie begins with a previous owner who had too many cats to care for and brought the kittens to the Arizona Humane Society. Fluff Marie boasts a feathery gray and white tabby coat, Tiger Sue takes pride in her black tabby stripes, and Pepper Ann shows off the black tabby spots on her snow white fur. The 6-month-old girls like to cuddle more than anything else. However, when it is time to romp and play they’re like 4-pound cyclones. They leap over furniture, dash under coffee tables and tumble down the hallway with great zest. All three would enjoy the company of other four-legged roommates and/or children in their new home. They don’t have to go home together, but they’d have a blast if someone could welcome two or all three into their family.

Bobby McGee A constant pursuit to track down felines led to Bobby McGee being banished from his home. Although the intentions of this curious 2-year-old were harmless, it sent the family’s felines into frenzy. Displaying all the other wonderful characteristics of a golden retriever, he’s constantly wagging his tail and wearing a doggie smile. He anticipates his quick paced morning and afternoon walks. With unsurpassable obedience capabilities, Bobby McGee should excel with consistent training. He is excellent for a busy family with playful kids and/or rowdy dogs as long as there is time to spare each evening for his routine belly rub. The kitties are numbers A298005, A298003 and A298004. Bobby McGee is number A324448. They can be seen at the Arizona Humane Society’s Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion, 1521 W. Dobbins Road, Phoenix. 602.997.7586, Ext. 1045 or www.azhumane.org.

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INTERVIEW

10 Questions for … Ippolita Ippolita creates handcrafted chic fine jewelry that is versatile and luxurious. She launched her 18 karat gold collection at Bergdorf Goodman in 1999. She combines the Florentine aesthetic of her Italian heritage with a modern flair. In 2008, she expanded her collection with the introduction of Ippolita 925 Sterling Silver and Ippolita Rose. Her designs are available at fine department stores and luxury jewelers. Recently she stopped by Saks Fifth Avenue Phoenix to address a Trends Charitable Fund breakfast. We caught up with her and asked her 10 thought-provoking questions. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Having the leisure of your own time. Where would you most like to live? I’d like to divide my time between Florence, Naples and New York. What 5 people living or dead, would you invite to your dinner party? Henry Moore, Federico Fellini, Nikos Kazantzakis, Henry Fielding and John Cassavetes. Who inspired you in your craft? The sculptor, Henry Moore. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? My company. What historic musician or group would you like to see in concert? Nina Simone. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I’m hopeful that it will be a global brand. What’s your most cherished inanimate possession? The first gold bangle I designed. It would become the quintessential most important piece for the rest of my current collection. What do you consider the greatest decade for your occupation? Probably right now. My collection seems to be getting more popular by the year.

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What’s your all-time favorite film? Currently, the documentary “Bill Cunningham New York,” the portrait of a legendary ascetic New York street photographer.


INTERVIEW

10 Questions for … Craig Kielburger Craig Kielburger is the founder of the youthled nonprofit – Free the Children. He spoke recently at the Arizona Grantmaker’s Forum annual lunch at the Arizona Biltmore. Along with his brother Marc, they’ve co-authored four books, including “The World Needs Your Kid: Raising Kids Who Care and Contribute.” What is your idea of perfect happiness? My idea of perfect happiness is a worldwide community of we thinking and we acting individuals. A world where socially conscious choices are the norm and what is best for the global community is what drives the simple decisions we make each day. How do you measure success? Domestically, we track a series of indicators to show that young people in our programs are more aware about local and international social issues, and they engage in service actions to better their communities. Internationally, we measure success in the numbers of children we reach through our Adopt a Village. Who or what inspired you to do what you do? The story of a young Pakistani boy named Iqbal Masih, who was forced into child labor at age 4 and became a human rights worker after he escaped from the factory at 10. He was assassinated at the age of 12 for speaking out. I read his story and it angered me into action. What is the most important lesson you’ve learned? Youth have the most incredible sense of justice. Unsullied by the complexities that come with age, they have extraordinary understanding of what’s right and what’s wrong. What do we most need to teach our kids? The Dalai Lama once said, “The greatest challenge facing our time is not weapons of mass destruction or terrorism or ethnic cleansing. It is that we are raising a generation of passive bystanders.” Given the challenges facing our world today, what gives you the most hope? It is standing among tens of thousands of passionate youth at a “We Day” celebration. Every year in four cities we fill a stadium with 20,000 young leaders per venue from over a thousand local schools. Who is the most amazing person you’ve ever met and why? Mother Teresa. I will always remember that she once said, “We can do no great things in life. We can only do small things with great  love.” How do we bring out the best in others? By using the greatest lesson schools currently neglect to teach: Issue + Gift = Better World. Everyone – and every child – has a unique gift to share. What’s your most cherished possession? A football jersey from a young street boy from Salvador named Jose. By literally giving me the shirt off his back, he taught me this: If everyone had the heart of this street child, there would be no more poverty, injustice or suffering in the world. What’s your motto? “Shameless Idealist.” In the past people would call us idealists as though it were a negative thing. But we picked up the label, and we wear it with pride.

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SO MUCH TO DO…SO LITTLE TIME! Let Errands Inc. be your personal and professional assistant to complete all your errands. Winter home check Grocery shopping Pick up dry cleaning Wait for maintenance companies Drop off and pick up your pet

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10 Questions for … Oday Shakar Oday Shakar has an interesting history. A Southern Californian of Iraqi descent, he was detained in Iraq during a trip to visit family. While there, his aunt encouraged a blossoming artistic bent and introduced him to the world of draping, pattern making and sewing. When he returned to America, Oday went to design school, worked in retail for another designer and finally, in 2008, launched his own line. His look is infused with high drama and flowing fabrics. His fashions were prominently featured in the Beat the Heat couture show in September at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Spending time with my family and friends. Where would you most like to live? Los Angeles and Paris and then hop around from there. What four people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Jackie Kennedy, Grace Kelly, James Dean and Mother Teresa. On what occasion to you fib or exaggerate? When I’m describing my latest line of clothing. What do you dislike about your appearance? I wish I were taller. What do you consider the greatest decade of your occupation? Halston in the 1970s due to the era of the clothing, and Edith Head in the 1950s because of the glamour. Who is your favorite designer? Edith Head. Who has inspired you in your craft? My glamorous mother! Who are your heroes? Mothers all over the world.

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What are your hobbies? Interior design, especially collecting furniture from different time periods.


W E D D I N G B E LL S

THE COUPLE Caroline Gogolak and Jess Bolkcom of New York MEET THE PARENTS Erin and John Gogolak of Paradise Valley, Donna Bolkcom of New York, and the late Thomas Bolkcom NUPTIALS Saint Ignatius Loyola, New York Dinner and Dancing Until Dawn The Metropolitan Club, New York THE FLOWERS David Beahm Design, New York THE CAKE Sylvia Weinstock THE BRIDAL GOWN Christian La Croix, Paris THE PHOTOGRAPHER Hechler Photography, New York Stationer The Paper Place, Scottsdale THE HONEYMOON Laos, Cambodia and Thailand SOMETHING DIFFERENT % The bride and groom were married in the same church where bride was baptized 25 years earlier, before moving to Phoenix as a baby.

% The bride and groom met in a New York restaurant only to discover that two of the groom’s best friends (and groomsmen in the wedding, Boots Dunlap and Andrew Robertson) are also close family friends of the bride.

% The lace icing on the wedding cake was made to match the lace on the bride’s gown.

% The bridesmaid’s dresses were designed and made by Grey, a designer in Aspen, Colo.

% A Nuts for Nuts cart was outside the Metropolitan Club for guests to grab a bag of their favorite nuts as they left the reception.

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