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Phoenix Day – A Gem in South Phoenix Phoenix Day is a gem – hidden away in south Phoenix, just in the shadow of downtown. Established in 1915, this early childhood center has a long and wonderful history. It was initiated by the Junior Guild of Trinity Cathedral Episcopal Church to provide childcare for women whose husbands were serving in World War I. Phoenix Day was racially integrated as early as the 1930s. This attracted the attention of Phoenix native Joan Ganz Cooney in the 1960s when she was developing a concept for a children’s television program. The outcome was the nationally televised Sesame Street – and the rest is history! A grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 1998 established Phoenix Day’s HealthLinks Program which continues to provide case management and insurance enrollment for the low-income families the agency serves. Over 50% of Phoenix Day’s families are headed by single moms who are struggling to keep their jobs and/or go to school to create better lives for themselves and their children. They have chosen Phoenix Day because of its excellent reputation for pre-literacy education. Phoenix Day’s mission is: “To support working families in Phoenix by providing affordable high-quality early childhood education and social service programs, while ensuring healthy child development as well as outreach programs to the greater community.” To this end, Trends Charitable Foundation has been integral in sponsoring Phoenix Day’s Literacy Program and funding those pre-literacy activities that provide children with the social/emotional development that allows them to focus on age-appropriate learning. An example is learning how to hold a book, how to turn pages, which side is up, how to identify items in the pictures and how to treat books respectfully. According to Center Director, Sonya Jones, “It all begins at a very early age. Children must
learn the value of books and be encouraged to desire learning.”
carted across the street to Central Park for a neighborhood Thanksgiving feast.
Phoenix Day partners with a number of local agencies, from the Phoenix Conservatory of Music, which provides bi-weekly music classes, to St. Mary’s Food Bank, which provides food boxes for our eligible families. In addition, children receive a full battery of developmental and emotional/ cognitive screenings semi-annually from ASU School of Nursing and Arizona Literacy and Learning. Families are notified if any deficits are detected and guided in locating resources to provide needed support.
Over two-thirds of Phoenix Day’s families receive childcare stipends from DES. The remainder of the families have chosen Phoenix Day because of its diversity and proximity to downtown. A visit to Phoenix Day reveals a delightful and stimulating environment with happy children engaged in playing and learning. A library offers a wide variety of children’s books, games and manipulatives to meet the needs of young children. All activities are aimed at the goal of preparing these at-risk children to enter kindergarten with the skills they need to succeed in school.
Over the years, Phoenix Day has become a very progressive program serving over 100 young children between the ages of 6 weeks and 5 years. Unique among preschools, Phoenix Day’s curriculum incorporates Arizona’s standards for early childhood education. Each class – even the infant class – has a daily lesson plan of age-appropriate activities that are posted for parents to see. Volunteers routinely participate in agency cleaning days, classroom activities and special events, such as Phoenix Day’s annual Stone Soup event in November. Each classroom prepares a huge pot of soup, which is
As a small non-profit, Phoenix Day welcomes donations of all kinds. Infant needs, such a diapers and wipes, are always a necessary item. Supplies that are handled daily by 100 children receive a lot of wear and tear. So, books, toys and craft supplies are helpful to provide newer items for the older children to use and learn from. For more information about Phoenix Day as well as volunteer & donation opportunities, please visit www.phoenixday.org or call Sonya Jones at (602) 252-4911 ext.109
Supporting Valley Philanthropy Since 1982 volume 28, No. 2
Special Features 8
Remembering … Bill Austin
12 Trendy Reading: “Shmirshky: Think Inside the Box” by E
2010 Best Dressed Men and Women
29 Ready, Set … Summer! 5 Tips for Staying Hot in the Heat 35
Scottsdale Art Auction at Legacy Gallery
Trendy Reading: “Wishful Drinking” by Carrie Fisher
10 Questions for … Jay Kopelman
41 Trendy Reading: “Three Feet From Gold” by Sharon Lechter and Greg Reid
Arizona Science Center Pam and David Kolbe
40 Boys & Girls Clubs Lisa Haffner
10 Questions for … Ken Downing
Confessions of an Architecture Addict
10 Questions for … Korto Momolu
Evening to Paws Rose Mary and Larry Winget with Ralph
Trends Charitable Fund Luncheon Jill Krigsten and Missy Anderson
Dancing with the Stars Diane Wootton and Janaki Ram with Jim Wootton
Phoenix Theatre Live
Boys & Girls Clubs Taste 2010
Celebrity Fight Night
Dancing With the Stars Arizona
Night of Gold Ball
Trends Charitable Fund Luncheon
Board of Visitors Ball
Hope for the Animals
Arizona Science Center
Evening to Paws
MONTHLY FEATURES 9
Reversing the Trend
Artist Profile: Hiro Yokose
La Dolce Vita
Auto Trends: 2010 Mazdaspeed3
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On the Cover:
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Celebrity Fight Night 2010, featuring founders Nancy and Jimmy Walker and Muhammad Ali.
Celebrity Fight Night Best Dressed 2010
Trends in Dining: Fred’s at Barneys New York
Photographer: Scott Foust
Trends in Phoenix
Hair and makeup: Laura Flagler
Pets of the Month: Misfit and Rambo
Wedding Bells: Molly Dunlap and Luke Livak
Phoenix Art Museum Spotlight: Photography
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Remembering ... Bill Austin By Bill Dougherty
A gentleman, a scholar and one of the funniest people I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. That is how easy it is to describe KEZ’s 99.9 FM radio personality Bill Austin. Bill lost his brave battle with cancer this month, leaving a void that in the community and charity world we will not quickly recover from. I was first introduced to Bill and his radio partner, Beth McDonald, the year former Trends publisher Danny Medina talked me into chairing the Scottsdale Artists’ School’s benefit auction along with Judy Edwards. For several years Beth and Bill loaned their name to the event as emcees. They were wonderful to work with that night. And through the process Bill made everyone laugh. Bill was one of the quickest witted people I’ve ever been around. My first recollection of Bill Austin was when he started doing the weather in 1985 at KPNX Channel 12 TV. Anyone who watched those broadcasts remembers how funny he was. His facial expressions and his ability to make people laugh during the nightly news were a breath of fresh air. Remember, this was almost a decade before news shows began to lighten up. Bill was way ahead of his time. Even then, Bill had starting lending his comedic talents to Valley charities. In 1990 Bill joined Beth McDonald for a radio show that is now legendary. Together the two would take listeners on a wild and often hilarious ride for several hours in the morning as commuters braved our evergrowing metropolis. They were quite a pair! Listening to them as I did every morning on my way to the office, I suspected something was wrong late last winter. When I tuned in, former radio personalities who had graced KEZ’s airwaves such as Maggie Brock and Perry Damone were calling in to wish Bill well. Earlier that morning on the show, Bill had announced his retirement. I hoped he was in remission, yet that broadcast that cold winter morning said it all. Bill Austin was a man among men. He was a good-natured and easygoing guy. He spent his life making people laugh. And he never said no to a charitable request. I think we are all better for either knowing Bill Austin or listening to him, as many did for so many decades. He will be missed more than I can express.
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REVERSING THE TREND
The fashion bar set low By Bill Macomber Inside this issue you’ll find Trends’ 2010 Best Dressed women and men. The 10 people chosen for this honor stand out in the Valley for their distinctive clothing choices and impeccable attention to style. They are nominated by friends and admirers, and they deserve every bit of attention Trends can give them. It takes energy to look good on a consistent basis. When it comes to clothes, there are two types of people. One type is on a mission to stay on the cutting edge of style. The other type just wants not to look too bad. This motivation is more important than most people realize. All sane people have one thing in common: We want to go outside the house without embarrassing ourselves. That’s unwritten fashion rule number one, though most of us aren’t aware that’s what’s driving us. Getting through a day without being taunted isn’t a particularly lofty goal, but it’s practical, and most of us can get there. Any middle school student will tell you how important it is not to stand out in a crowd. And let’s face it, on some levels many of us never get very far beyond middle school. It takes effort, no matter how little, to fit in. It means buying new clothes as old ones go embarrassingly out of style. It means inspecting clothes for rips and stains. If a garish piece of clothing draws an embarrassing comment, even dedicated slobs won’t put it on again. And the most slovenly won’t wear something we suspect will bring unwanted attention. In fact, what we wear each day is our most elemental test of sanity. Go outside without anything on and you’ll see what I mean. So, congratulations to our Best Dressed men and women for going that outstanding extra mile. I, for one, stand in awe of people who rise so far above a bar most of us set so low.
Hiro Yokose By Bill Macomber Hiro Yokose’s dreamy landscapes evoke emotion more than a sense that you are looking at an actual place. This neo-romantic painter uses layers of oil paint and wax (encaustic) to suggest a misty distance. Looking through the wax to the muted colors and blurred shapes beneath, the scenes may be from a dream you once had, maybe a picture you saw long ago of an enchanted kingdom or a beautiful place someone told you about that you’ve never actually seen. Yokose also works in the purer abstract forms, often with dots or lines on a solid field of color. The fantastic thing about abstract art, especially when it suggests something in the “real world,” is that whoever is looking at the painting is asked to bring imagination to the experience. Without really knowing we’re doing it, our eyes fill in bits of information. It’s another way of drawing us into a painting. It’s easy to forget when looking at very realistic paintings that all art is artificial color on a flat surface – you’re not really looking at a lake, no matter how realistically one is articulated. You’re always looking at paint. In some ways, a lake that’s suggested can be more “real” to a viewer than one that’s completely detailed.
creates an effect that can’t really be reproduced in a magazine reprint. The wax adds atmosphere and a little distance. Because the wax is allowed to drip over the edges of the paintings, the finished works as they hang on the wall become three-dimensional objects in themselves in a way most paintings don’t. Hiro Yokose works these
effects with confident mastery. As with all good abstract art, his paintings dramatically change the space they occupy. Hiro Yokose’s paintings can be seen at Bentley Gallery, 4161 N. Marshall Way, Scottdale. 480.946.6060. www.bentleygallery.com.
Yokose’s landscapes have a lot of light in them, but the colors reflect the Japanese painting tradition of delicate, understated hues. The beeswax laid over the paintings
Hiro Yokose’s oil and beeswax paintings on woven canvas range in size from a foot square to up to 6 feet wide. Most have a depth of more than an inch. He also works in mixed media on paper.
‘Shmirshky: Think Inside the Box’
By J.J. Brewer If you have a shmirshky or know someone who does, this book is for you. Shmirshky is a term you won’t find in any other book on menopause. A shmirshky is a vagina or anybody who has one. So whether you are a 45-year-old woman in peri-menopause or you are living with someone who is in need of an exorcism, “Shmirshky” by E can help you understand and navigate the arduous journey known as menopause with grace, love and humor. The author, E, is actually Ellen Sarver Dolgan. She was a founding member of Fresh Start Foundation, and she has chaired numerous events in the Valley, including the Heart Ball. Ellen is the founder and president of Shmirshky Universal.
This might mean changing doctors, and that is OK. You should be on the same page regarding hormone replacement therapy. Whether it is the right decision for you will depend on several factors, and you and your doctor need to agree on them. Second, your doctor should run tests, including bone density, CA-125, cholesterol, DHEAS, free and total testosterone, progesterone and thyroid tests, among others. Once you have these results you can move forward in an educated manner.
E’s main objective in this book is to help women know that it is OK to admit that they are not fine, they need help and that they are overwhelmed. Women have always carried the burden of keeping it all together during menopause. Suddenly hormones and feelings are betraying the woman. She does not recognize herself and she has no idea how to cope.
“Shmirshky” discusses the importance of a shmirshky support group. This will include your friends, family, loved-ones and even co-workers. The more people who understand what you are going through and what it is you need to stay sane, the better off you will be. Reach out to anybody and everybody who might be able to offer support. Use the Internet. Start at shmirshky.com to connect with other peri-menopausal and menopausal shmirshkies. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help. Shmirshkies unite! You are not alone!
E is not a doctor and does not claim to have all the answers, but she does present an excellent game plan. First, find a good doctor, one who truly understands and can help you track the changes.
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La Dolce Vita By Bill Dougherty
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A little while ago Francis Najafi gathered an impressive group of people together to celebrate the birthday of his wife, the lovely and very beautiful Dionne, at Sam Fox’s masterful restaurant Modern Steak. Once again the eatery played host to a slew of very grand people, as it has since it opened in Scottsdale Fashion Square last year. Everyone who matters made this guest list, including: Sally and Richard Lehman, Janis and Denny Lyon, Ina and Murray Manaster, Sarah and Tom Cheek, Heather and Michael Greenbaum, Herman Chanen and Elva and Lattie Coor. Margo and Dennis Knight were there along with Sharon DuPont McCord, Nancy and Lee Hanley, Jane and Geoff Edmunds, Kathy and Bill Petsas and Sandy and Mac Magruder. But that’s not all, folks. Spotted sipping cocktails were: Sylvia Hopkins, Terry and Steve Roman, Jean and Steve Chanen, Robin and Richard Milne, Karen and Bill Clements, Jerry Bisgrove, Shelley and Rick Kuhle and Robynn and Richard Sussman. Tire baron Bruce Halle arrived with wife, Diane, who
Lattie Coor and Jeanne Herberger with Don Budinger
looked spectacular in a black-and-white dress and spun heads as the wonderful couple made the rounds. Speaking of spinning heads, I told Christine Johnson, who is now a famed photographer, and Shannon Mishkin, who looked amazing in a turquoise Marchesa cocktail dress, that they, like good friend Dionne Najafi, should still be on the runway. I remember my days at I. Magnin & Co., when the three top models would whisk through the store in chiffon that trailed the marble floors. They were and still are so beautiful! It was nice to catch up with Ralna English, the famed “Lawrence Welk Show” singer, who for more than 13 years was an integral part of the long-running variety show with then husband, Guy Hovis. Together the two made up the singing team of Guy and Ralna. Though the two still tour together, Ralna has been busy collaborating with PBS on several specials and promoting a best-selling cookbook. It was wonderful to be seated next to her. Merrymakers finally topped off cocktails and made their way to their seats. Since I had given up scotch for Lent – what a waste of time – I was eager for dinner’s start. Being forced to sip club soda through the cocktail hour is not my idea of a good time. You get the picture? I was not disappointed, either. The food served in courses was divine! Mr. Fox should pat himself on the back. Happy Birthday was sung to Dionne by all. Cupcakes were devoured shortly after lovely Dionne delivered a beautiful speech. Perhaps the most touching moment of the evening occurred when Dionne wrapped up her speech and walked over and hugged the former Mrs. Najafi, the equally beautiful Sallie Brophy. Yes, you’re reading correctly. Their relationship should serve as a winning example to anyone who is divorced. After that, guests danced the night away. Continued on page 14
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I’ve had the pleasure and privilege of knowing Dionne since we were small children. My father and her father, famed television producer Don Fedderson, were friends dating back to the early 1960s. I know her father was looking down from heaven that night as the apple of his eye celebrated her birthday surrounded by loved ones. I only wish her mother, Yvonne Fedderson, had attended. Elsewhere, Jeanne Herberger and Don Budinger were busy gathering an impressive group of people for what is hoped to be a smashing success. VIVA, or Visionaries for a Vital Arizona, held the first of two luncheons this spring to introduce people to an organization that is sure to soar. If they play their cards right, the organization will help make people aware of the fine assets in Arizona. More importantly, the group hopes to attract the youth of the state to remain in Arizona upon college graduation. VIVA plans to be the catalyst for statewide renewal in the field of academics, financial stability, occupational opportunities and cultural enrichment. Jeanne, who has long voiced strong opinions
about money from charities and corporations remaining in the state, I think is the perfect person to spearhead this group. Her passion to make Arizona a better state is shared by many. Together with some of the finest people involved, VIVA is sure to succeed. As the season officially comes to a close, I want to stop and thank a few organizations for their outstanding public relations toward this publication – the Arizona Kidney Foundation, Barrow Women’s Board, Board of Visitors, Celebrity Fight Night, Desert Foundation Auxiliary, John C. Lincoln, the Phoenix Art Museum, the Phoenix Heart Ball and the Scottsdale Honor Ball. These organizations should all be commended for their splendid handling of the press. When I joined Trends as a staff writer in 1994, I was overwhelmed by the way we were treated everywhere we went. Regretfully this is no longer the case. So as we start to slip out of wet bathing suits and into dry martinis, I wish to stop and thank the above organizations for doing an outstanding job.
The summer season started off with a bittersweet reality for me. Finally, after nine years, I satisfied my note to Trends’ former owners. I now own the magazine outright. Then I received a call from Gene D’Adamo telling me that the Arizona Republic had decided to stop publishing AZ Society magazine. While I was pleased to lose the competition, it is a sad commentary on the state of the publishing world and the economy. I know Gene will continue to flourish at the Arizona Republic, and I wish him the very best. In cocktail polo news you should know: That someone set to chair a major event this fall better be very careful, because people are on to her … That one of the most respected members of the community just gave a major contribution to something anonymously … That a highly regarded research institute wants nothing to do with a pill-popping ball chair moving forward … That three truly awful women in the charity world have no idea what’s in store for them … That The Clotherie was just recognized by Esquire magazine as one of the finest men’s specialty stores in the country.
PAR T I E S
Phoenix Theatre Live
Jerry Emmett and Carolyn Warner
Nancy Silver and Michael Gapinski with Beth Reynolds
Janice and Mike Pendergraft
Will and Susan Hoskyns
CHANGE OF SCENERY Madison Event Center did a spectacular job bringing people downtown. STARRING ROLES Chair Nancy Silver and Honor Melani and Rob Walton BEST SUPPORTING COUPLE Susan and Will Hoskyns, who flew in from Atlanta just to attend
PAR T I E S
Nancy White with David and Pam Kolbe
Lorraine Field and Leslie Motter
Boys & Girls Clubs Taste 2010
Ali Smith and Rebecca Pahno
Alexis Suarez and Adrian Larson
Mark and Sheila Gillette
Lisa Williams and Amy Douglass
CONNOISSEUR COUPLE Dressed to the nines, Alexis Suarez and Adrian Larson AN OASIS OF HOPE Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix, inspiring and enabling young people of our Valley SIPPING FOR A GOOD CAUSE Jodee Dominici and Chuck Brokop
Jodee Dominici and Chuck Brokop
Liz Davison and Kaleim Manji
Rackel Gehlsen and Susan Mayer
Celebrity Fight Night
Nancy and Jimmy Walker
Randy Jackson and Jordin Sparks Renee and Bob Parsons
Nick Lowery and Jessi Colter
HALL OF FAMERS Country music’s Jessi Colter and the NFL’s Nick Lowery FABULOUS IN FUR Maria Elena Christiansen FOUNDER AND CHAIR Jimmy Walker, watching as Celebrity Fight Night keeps on growing SOARING MUSIC The Eagles’ Glenn Frey rocked the house.
Maria Elena Christiansen
Tara Hitchcock and Tom Hitchcock
Celebrity Fight Night
Muhammad and Lonnie Ali
Johnjay Van Es and Rich Berra
Yolanda Hadid and David Foster
Reba McEntire and Jerry Weintraub
CH A R I T Y BALLS
Beach Ball 2010
Chris and Tanya Gately
Holly and Patrick McLaughlin
Lauri and Eric Termansen
Michelle and Bill Thorpe
Kari and Paul Yatkowski
WHITEOUT Event Chairs Kari and Paul Yatkowski and Paige and Dan Wheeler WHITE CASTLE J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge hosted. MUST-HAVE ACCESSORY FOR SPRING Dan Wheelerâ€™s white designer tennis shoes HEAVENLY IN CLOUDS OF WHITE Kimberly Jacobsen and Tobi Placenti
Paige and Dan Wheeler
Nick Smith with Sandy and Mac Magrudger
Kimberly Jacobsen and Tobi Placenti
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2010 Mazdaspeed3 By Joe Golfen The first thing that comes to my mind when someone talks about an affordable, reliable automobile is the image of a dull Toyota Camry or Honda Accord. Those cars can certainly get you from A to B, but they don’t do much else. Those looking for a safe first car for their college student or a daily driver seem doomed to blend into the faceless crowd. But thankfully, Mazda does things a little differently. The latest incarnation of its already exceptional Mazdaspeed3 is a blast to drive, making it a sporty ride you’ll look forward to hopping into after work. And with a hip, redesigned look, it’s also a car you won’t mind showing off. The new body style of the 2010 Mazdaspeed3 takes some cues from Mazda’s edgy RX-8, with flared front fenders and curvaceous lines, topped off with a huge smiling grill. The hatchback cuts a confident profile, looking both fierce and friendly, with an aggressive hood scoop. The car’s interior also got a redesign, curving the gauges into sharp lines and filling the cabin with sturdy, high quality materials. The test version also came equipped with a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a black interior lined with red stitching and accents, along with sporty aluminum pedals.
Under the hood, Mazda kept things pretty much the same as previous models, offering a 2.3-liter turbocharged and intercooled four-cylinder, capable of 263 horsepower. The car is the very definition of zippy, offering tight, responsive handling and a six-gear stickshift that allows the driver to take full advantage of the car’s power. Some drivers might find the suspension a bit stiff, but the firm ride makes it easier to handle sharp turns. The only major downfall of the Mazdaspeed3 is the nearly unavoidable torque steer, which causes the steering to pull away while accelerating through a turn. This has always been a problem for the Mazda3, and though the engineers have managed to correct the problem a bit for 2010, it still remains a stumbling block. Steering tug aside, the Mazdaspeed3 manages to straddle the line between practicality and fun. With the decked-out sport model running just over $22,000, it’s easy on the wallet, but won’t put you to sleep.
PAR T I E S
Dancing with the Stars Arizona
Anne Robbs and Ken Euge
Julie and Todd Belfer
Karen Hayenga and J.C. Yeh
Vernon and Vicki Vaughn
MAY I CUT IN? Chairs Vicki and Vernon Parker, and Chrissy and Mark Donnelly WALTZING WITH THE WINNERS Sallie Brophy Najafi, Karen Hayenga, Mark Tarbell, Anne Robbs, Ken Euge, Bruce Ward, and Paulina and Jason Morris TAKE A BOW The brainchild of the Arizona Kidney Foundation and many philanthropic leaders in our community DANCE HALL The Arizona Biltmore Resort provided the perfect setting.
Bree Watson- Kraev and Bruce Ward
Shannon and Keith Mishkin
PAR T I E S
Dancing with the Stars Arizona
Chrissy and Mark Donnelly
David and Christine Watson
Devorah Kastner and Mark Tarbell
Sallie Brophy Najafi and Artem Plakhotnyi
Paulina and Jason Morris
Naomi Gauthier with Dan and Lisa Shapiro
Conley Wolfswinkel and Karen Pratte
Michael and Priscilla Nicholas
CH A R I T Y BALLS
Night of Gold Ball
Rachael Zimmers and Sarah Aronson
Linda and David Ross
A ROOM WITH A VIEW Guests enjoyed cocktails on the terrace with a sprawling view of downtown Phoenix
David, Joan and Kathryn Lincoln
Don and Ginger Brandt
Frank and Margery Simchak
Linda and Frank Surdakowski
Gina and Tom Batson
Mike and Kim Novotny
WHY THEY MATTER SO MUCH John C. Lincoln, changing the lives of thousands for more than 40 years FABULOUS CHAIRS Kim Novotny and Margery Simchak DIAPHANOUS DRESS CODE Rachael Zimmers and Sarah Aronson in pale shades of beige and green
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ANNOUNCES THE 2010
Best Dressed Men and Women
OF PHOENIX BEST DRESSED HONOREES THROUGH THE YEARS: George Abrams, Dayton Adams, Brenda Agee, Bert Alanko, Debbie Bennett, Jerry Bisgrove, Tim Braun, John Bruner, Nanci Bruner, Chip Burley, David Cantor, Herman Chanen, Jerry Colangelo, Joel Cohen, Jim Cook, John Coumbe, Paul Critchfield, Walt Danley, Joe Deihl, Cathy Dickey, Melanie Dillman, Charlie Dunlap, Richard Doria, Jonathan Elias, Nick Esposito, Greg Eveloff, Tanner Flynn, Harriet Friedland, Jack Friedland, Victoria Glimcher, Dayton Grafman, Laura Grafman, David Gustafson, Diane Halle, Bob Hobbs, Julie Horne, Will Hoskyns, Kimberly Jacobsen, Nancy Joaquim, Jim Kleeman, Jackson Le Baer, Lois LeMarr, Frank Leonesio, Joey Leslie, Stan Levine, Jerry Lewkowitz, James Linsmayer, Mac Magruder, Murray Manaster, Ina Manaster, Len Mark, Al McCoy, Tim McGrane, Patrick McGroder, Mary Ellen McKee, Richard Milne, Al Molina, Manny Molina, Arte Moreno, Francis Najafi, Michael Nicholas, Priscilla Nicholas, Ted Overton, Vernon Parker, Doreen Picerne, Johnny Price, Sanford Ritz, Ed Robson, Jesse Romero, Carolyn Ross, Rick Ross, Marcia Roth, Sanford Roth, Amy Samuel, Dan Santy, Angela Shaulis, Ray Slomski, Charles Stuart, Miriam Sukhman, Todd Sumney, Robert Sussman, Robynn Sussman, Mark Tarbell, John Teets, Remy Toh, Don Ulrich, Jim Valenzuela and Eileen Yeung
Honorees received the most number of nominations from Trends readers. The annual Best Dressed Men and Women awards are announced each spring.
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Amy Samuel Occupation: Interior designer Any time you see Amy Samuel, she’s always runway ready. Not surprising since the part-time model and full-time interior designer constantly reinvents herself every time she gets dressed. Her beauty, stature and ever-changing look earn her the place of style icon. Amy somehow manages to balance her many roles in the community with an amazing sense of style and a vivacious personality. What is your fashion philosophy? I am a hippie at heart, happiest in cut-offs and tank with a little Rolling Stones. From whom did you receive your fashion sense? My grandmother. Her philosophy was “suffer for beauty.” She was impeccable and timeless. What is your “signature look”? Bohemian glamour. Favorite designer? Catharine Malandrino, Chloe, Zac Posen. Favorite drink or cocktail? Coffee, coffee, coffee! Favorite restaurant(s)? Delux, Chelsea’s Kitchen, Elements. Must-have accessory? Gold hoops. Perfume. What fashion items do you have the most of? Avid collector of all things denim – jeans, of course, J Brand. What is your best fashion tip? Less is more. Favorite vehicle? My Jeep, top off, and old Jags.
Vernon Parker Occupation: Mayor, Town of Paradise Valley With his dynamite smile, fantastic sense of humor and always-dapper air, Vernon Parker is a force to be reckoned with. Noted for combining sleek business suits with natty, colorful ties and dress shirts, Vernon stands out in any arena. Never afraid to introduce bright colors into the business world, he is the envy of smart-dressed businessmen, and women don’t mind having him around, either. What is your fashion philosophy? Simplicity accented with boldness. From whom did you receive your fashion sense? Myself. What is your “signature look”? Distinct neckties – purple and green. Favorite drink or cocktail? Hanger One martini, straight up with blue cheese olives. Must-have accessory? Blackberry. Which celebrity’s fashion style do you most admire? Johnny Cash – the man in black. What is your best fashion tip? Please, please wear socks with your hard shoes. Favorite vehicle? 1970 convertible VW bug. Favorite restaurant(s)? Vincent’s, Lon’s, Elements, Rancho Pinot, Pizzaria Bianca, Postino and Pizzaria Mozza.
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Carolyn Ross Occupation: Philanthropist Carolyn Ross is so beautiful she takes your breath away when you first meet her, yet that is only one facet to her style and elegance. Never afraid to take a fashion risk, Carolyn has been a trendsetter for decades on the philanthropic scene. When you talk with Carolyn, she has a gift for making you feel you’re the only person in the room, but by that time you’re so taken by her style you’re left speechless. What is your fashion philosophy? Every day is a fashion show, and I do my best to look great. From whom did you receive your fashion sense? I went through fashion magazines regularly and watched fashion shows. What is your “signature look”? Dresses with some stretch in them and a beautiful stiletto. Favorite shoe designer? Christian Louboutin. Must-have accessory? A great bag. What fashion items do you have the most of? Dresses. Which celebrity’s fashion style do you most admire? Halle Berry. What is your best fashion tip? Don’t get too skinny and don’t gain too much weight. Favorite vehicle? Bentley GT.
Jesse Romero Occupation: Business development manager in real estate and real estate blogger for RealtyBlurb.com Jesse Romero’s thick black hair and pale eyes combined with his trademark French cuff shirts and beautifully tailored suits could easily place him the cover of GQ magazine. He pulls off casual elegance with equal panache. When you first meet Jesse, you envy his style and wish you were put together as well as he always is. If Hollywood recasts “The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit,” Jesse would be a perfect fit. What is your fashion philosophy? Dress for style and comfort as opposed to being a slave to fads. From whom did you receive your fashion sense? My wife. What is your “signature look”? Fred Segal, comfortable. Favorite drink or cocktail? Strong iced coffee. Favorite shoe designer? Donald Pliner. Must-have accessory? Designer watch. What fashion items do you have the most of? Stitch’s jeans. What fashion item do you absolutely never leave home without? My smart phone and wedding ring. What is your best fashion tip? Confidence goes a long way. Favorite vehicle? 1976 V8 FJ40 Custom Toyota Land Cruiser.
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Melanie Dillman Occupation: Corporate relations coordinator Never afraid to dress outside the box, Melanie Dillman has a great sense of the history of fashion. Her extraordinary collection of vintage clothing, spanning several decades, mixed with contemporary accessories and shoes, make her the marvel of the Phoenix fashion scene. Her corporate persona transitions effortlessly to the charity ball circuit in a spectrum of enviable and varied fashion combinations. What is your fashion philosophy? Recycle, reuse and revamp! From whom did you receive your fashion sense? My mother (Miss Oklahoma 1954). What is your “signature look”? My pixie haircut and chandelier earrings. What fashion items do you have the most of? Vintage jewelry and vintage handbags. What fashion item do you absolutely never leave home without? The one thing I always have on is my wedding ring … and of course a smile on my face. Which celebrity’s fashion style do you admire most? Audrey Hepburn for her classic style and Elizabeth Taylor for everything else. What is your best fashion tip? Incorporate one-of-a-kind pieces. Dig for treasure and honor history. Favorite vehicle? Least expensive and most reliable.
Paul Critchfield Occupation: Philanthropist Paul Critchfield is a gentleman and a scholar. His sincere personality and dedication to the community are only matched by his great sense of classic style. Paul is a standard bearer in the Valley for elegant, understated haberdashery. He never ceases to wow crowds in everything from fine tartan dinner jackets and kilts to relaxed sportswear. He is truly a man among men when it comes to style and grace. From whom did you receive your fashion sense? From my fraternity brothers in Florida during my college days. Also my mother and my aunt, and professional golfers Payne Stewart and Arnold Palmer. What is your “signature look”? Conservative gray slacks, white shirt and navy blazer. Favorite designer? Hickey Freeman and Ralph Lauren, Joseph A. Bank and all Brooks Brothers’ clothes. Must-have accessory? A pocket watch connected to the vest. What fashion items do you have the most of? Ties. What fashion item do you absolutely never leave home without? Oliver Peoples’ eyeglasses … and an extra pair of them in the car. What is your best fashion tip? Think about the event you will be attending and dress appropriately for the occasion.
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Brenda Agee Occupation: Interior designer Perfectly coiffed and elegantly accessorized are the words that come to mind in connection with Brenda Agee. Day in and day out, she is able to transform her signature look from day to night without changing a thing. Brenda’s effervescent personality and her own winning style make her not only a consummate professional but a truly lovely lady. What is your fashion philosophy? Wear what makes you feel sexy and look good. From whom did you receive your fashion sense? My grandmother and mother – “grand dames!” What is your “signature look”? My hair. Must-have accessory? Great handbags. What fashion items do you have the most of? High heel shoes and jeweled sandals – cant’ have enough. What fashion item do you absolutely never leave home without? My wedding ring. Which celebrity’s fashion style do you most admire? Joan Collins. She has style, a class act. What is your best fashion tip? If you can carry it off, go for it with gusto. Favorite vehicle? My 1996 Jag convertible.
Chip Burley Occupation: Owner, AB Golf Designs, golf head covers/accessories Although Chip Burley seems better suited to an affluent country club, he could easily be the next James Bond. Fine custom suits and a debonair appearance give him an out-of-the-ordinary dashing persona. In a world where every day is casual Friday, Chip is an inspirational and refreshing reminder of how powerful a man in a suit can be. What is your fashion philosophy? Be yourself and project confidence in what you wear. From whom did you receive your fashion sense? My father and grandfather. What is your “signature look”? Conservative. Favorite designer? My good friend and tailor of many years, Mr. Hemrajani, and Peter Miller golf. Must-have accessory? Family signet ring. What fashion items do you have the most of? Shirts and ties. What fashion item do you absolutely never leave home without? My grandmother taught me to always travel with a blue blazer and a tennis racquet. (I modified the rule with golf clubs.) What is your best fashion tip? Keep it simple. Favorite vehicle? A profitable investment.
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Julie Horne Occupation: Real estate, marketing and investments. Grace Kelly style, runway looks and a lovely personality make Julie Horne the envy of women in the Valley. Her beautiful smile is her best fashion accessory, although her combination of simple yet elegant clothing mixed with extraordinary jewelry leaves you breathless. Whether seated at a fashion show or black-tie ball, Julie spins heads wherever she goes. What is your fashion philosophy? Simplicity and elegance. From whom did you receive your fashion sense? My dear, sweet, gorgeous mother. What is your “signature look”? A crisp white shirt. Favorite designer? Carolina Herrara. Favorite shoe designer? Who could pick one? Must-have accessory? My 6-foot 4-inch husband. What fashion items do you have the most of? Shoes, purses and jackets. What fashion item do you absolutely never leave home without? Sunglasses, lipstick and diamond studs. Which celebrity’s fashion style do you most admire? Lady Di. What is your best fashion tip? Better to dress up than down. Favorite vehicle? Any convertible.
Todd Sumney Occupation: Webmaster Soft-spoken and genuine, Todd Sumney’s polished appearance is surprising for someone in the dot.com crowd. Exquisitely tailored suits and ever-present French-cuff shirts set him apart from the rumpled look often associated with computer geniuses. A standout in business or casual attire, Todd wears any look with confidence and great presence. In a world where dressing for success doesn’t mean as much as it should anymore, Todd Sumney is a welcome exception. What is your fashion philosophy? Stick to the classics and avoid the trendy ... i.e. No Affliction, Tommy Bahama or $400 Sevens. From whom did you receive your fashion sense? I really didn’t know I had one – but if I do, it’s all thanks to Kari, my wife. You know what they say – behind every sharp man is an even sharper woman. What is your “signature look”? For work, a black or dark blue suit with a metallic blue button-down dress shirt and tie. For play, any pair of jeans, black Kenneth Cole shoes and a T-shirt or button-down shirt untucked. Favorite designer? Can’t name just one – have to go with Joseph Abboud, Hugo Boss, Canali, and Robert Graham. What fashion items do you have the most of? Metallic blue button-down dress shirts.
Ready, Set ... Summer By Kathy DeSanto
5 Tips for Staying Hot in the Heat With summer upon us, we all want to look our best and feel great about ourselves … inside and out. How about losing unwanted pounds, permanent hair removal, beautiful skin and hair, cute summer outfits? Here’s a quick look at resources to help you look as hot as an Arizona summer!
has been reported to burn abnormal fat, increase metabolism and suppress the appetite, although the FDA currently states that HCG has not been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment of obesity. As with all diet programs, your doctor’s approval and a blood test is recommended. Dr. Robert Meger, 3333 E. Camelback Road, Suite 140, Phoenix. 602.957.6000. www.drmeger.com.
O2 Intraceutical Oxygen Treatment
Do you have a special event and want to look red carpet ready? What Madonna, Demi Moore and others have admitted to doing the day before a big event is the O2 Intraceutical Oxygen Treatment, which provides instant results in just one treatment, leaving your skin rejuvenated, radiant and fresh. Pinnacle Peak Rejuvenation Center is offering this service but with an added bonus. By performing a Dermaplane procedure beforehand, your skin will be a virtual clean slate, allowing the oxygen to penetrate even deeper. Following the Dermaplane procedure, they use a mild 2 percent lactic acid solution to increase the exfoliation further. The results will amaze you. It’s well worth the drive, with breathtaking desert views from every treatment room.
You will definitely want to check out the chic summer styles at Estilo Boutique at the Scottsdale Waterfront. With your new figure, beautiful skin and smooth legs, what better way to show it all off than with a cute short dress or romper, this summer’s hottest style. Estilo (Spanish for “style”) has the best selection of this must-have trend for summer. With brands like Halston Heritage, Rachel Pally and Ella Moss, a jersey knit sleeveless romper or a silk oneshoulder dress is the look to have, and Estilo Boutique is the place to get it.
Pinnacle Peak Rejuvenation Center, 10465 E. Pinnacle Peak Parkway, Suite 102, Scottsdale. 480.563.2223. www.scottsdalerejuvenation.com.
Estilo Boutique, 7135 E. Camelback Road, Suite 185, Scottsdale. 480.664.0365. www.estiloboutique.com.
Palomar Intense Pulsed Light Laser Permanent hair removal is definitely the way to be bathing suit ready all the time. Camelback Women’s Health aesthetic division provides laser hair removal as well as spider vein removal, hyper-pigmentation
The HCG Diet It seems everybody is talking about the HCG diet. According to Dr. Robert Meger, who is now offering this service at his Phoenix cosmetic surgery office, this is an effective weight loss program for people needing to lose more than 20 pounds. The program consists of self-administered daily injections of the HCG pregnancy hormone and a physician-monitored 500 calorie per day meal plan. The diet consists of lean meats, fruits and vegetables and prohibits alcohol, soda and even certain moisturizers and toothpaste. Patients lose an average of 1 pound per day. The HCG hormone
correction and photofacials. Using the Palomar Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) laser, these treatments are non-ablative, which means they cause virtually no downtime and can treat all skin types. The licensed aestheticians also provide Botox, fillers and peels. Located within an OB/GYN practice, Camelback Women’s Health is truly the onestop shop for all things women! Camelback Women’s Health, 11209 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 255, Phoenix. Call Julie Van Drunen or Debra Randall at 602.595.6271. www.camelbackwomenshealth.com.
The Brazilian Blowout Summer sun, swimming and over-processing is a sure way to damage your hair. There is a solution. Called the Brazilian Blowout, this is a long-lasting, professional smoothing treatment that instantly improves the health of your hair by creating a protective layer of keratin and collagen. The treatment takes about 90 minutes and will last up to three months. It leaves your hair smooth, frizz-free and with a radiant shine without the use of harsh chemicals. Joshua Paul at Sachi Salon specializes and is certified in the Brazilian Blowout. Joshua Paul at Sachi Salon, 4821 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480.421.9100. www.sachisalon.com. TOP RIGHT: Estilo Boutique has a huge selection of short summer dresses. LEFT: Camelback Women’s Health uses IPL laser treaments for hair removal andother non-invasive cosmetic procedures.
TRENDS CHARITABLE FUND CELEBRITY LUNCHEON 2010
Thanks You PATRONS: Glamorous ($25,000 and above) Neiman Marcus Elegant ($10,000 and above) Scottsdale Fashion Square, U.S Airways Chic ($5,000 and above) National Bank of Arizona, Robyn Lee, Sandra Matteucci, Diane Might, Moreno Family Foundation, Ellie Ziegler Stylish ($3,000 and above) Carol Cook and Sheila Ingram, Carrie Hall & Associates Tasteful ($1,500 and above) Doreen Picerne and Robert Black, Suzanne Dickey, Barbara Greiner Glass & Associates, Inc., Sue Fletcher, Juanita Francis, Jazelle Ghiz, Highland Capital Brokerage, Julie Horne, Jan Lewis, Penny Nissley, Helene Presutti, Lisa Shover-Kackley, Julie Young Gorgeous ($1,000 and above) Shelley Adams, Jill Alanko, Missy Anderson, Trisha Anthony, Nancy Berge, Katy Clark, Jennifer Collins, Robyn DeBell, Suzanne Dickey, Susan Doria, Jacquie Dorrance, Stevie Eller, Cheryl Fine, Laurie Florkiewicz, Christine P. Gustafson, Diane Halle, Kathy Harris, Sandy Hecomovich, Lisa HenryHolmes, Jeanne & Gary Herberger, Judy Hewson, Brenda Howard, Arlene Inch, Catherine Jacobson, Donna Johnson, Cathy Kent, Jill Krigsten, Shelley Kuhle, Ruth Lavinia, Patricia Leach, Sally Lehmann, Sharron Lewis, Lynne Love, Carole Machiz, Sandy Magruder, Suzan Makaus, Ina Manaster, Leslie McCarver, Mary Ellen McKee, Betty McRae, Debbie Moak, Kathy Munson, Sallie Najafi, Rebecca Nassikas, Priscilla Nicholas, Linda Pope, Julie Prusak, Gerda Ray, Jinger Richardson, Anne Robbs/Fred Astaire, Nancy Spetzler, Sandy Trznadel, Christi Warner-Beyer, Christine Watson, Daryl Weil Special Acknowledgements (In Kind Donations) 21 Degrees Rocky Patel, Cigar Lounge, 5th and Wine, Ahava, Amy, Inc., Missy Anderson, Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa, Arizona Highways, Arizona Science Center, Diana Balich, Barneys New York, Barrett Jackson, Auction Company, Jane Bergamo, Bliss Boutique, Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, Brighton Collectibles, Camelback
Village Racquet & Health Club, Channel 12 and NBC, Anne Christensen, Kelly Brophy Clark, Libby Cohen, Char Davis, Kathy DeSanto, Desert Botanical Garden, Do Me a Favor, Dre’s Hair Salon, Bill Dougherty, Trends Publishing, E.D. Marshall Jewelers, Epic Photography, Etch Hair Salon, The Fairmont Scottsdale, Barbara Fenzl/ Les Gourmettes Cooking School, Laurie Florkiewicz, Fox Restaurant Concepts, Juanita and Philip Francis, Fry’s, Gilt Groupe, Alexis Glascock, GotGreatGofts.com, Goveias Salon Hair & Nails, Carrie Hall, Sandy Hecomovich, Judy Hewson, Diane Ryan Hollinger, Brenda Howard, I’ll Take You There, Mike & Sheila Ingram/El Dorado Holdings, Inc., In the Pink, Inn Suites Hotels & Suites, Insight Management, Integrity Luxury Homes, Ippolita, John’s Window Cleaning Service, Darlene Keller-Price, Cathy and Alan Kent, Cathy Kleeman, Jill Krigsten, L.A. Opera, Lauren Cole Designs, Patricia Leach, Sally Lehmann, Tochia and Stan Levine, The Linen Tree, Ludvic & Exclusive Editions International, Sandy Magruder, Suzan Makaus, Thom Meaker/CapitoLitho, Deanna Montrose from Scissor Rox Paper Salon, Michael Kors, Diane Might, Debbie Moak, Moda Georgio, MomBomb, Moments Salon, Montage Beverly Hills, Kathy Munson, Sallie Najafi, Nederlander Producing Company of America, Neiman Marcus, Brian Nichols/Swank Audio Visuals, Dee Nowell, NY 54 Limousine Company, Doris Ong, Orlane Paris, Phoenix Coyotes, Piaget, Julie Prusak, Pucci Salon and Day Spa, Reve a Jewelry Boutique, Anne Robbs/Fred Astaire, Robin Russell, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sanctuary Resort & Spa, Eddie Fischer/Saverio Custom Clothiers, Scottsdale Fashion Square, Scottsdale Plaza Resort & Conference Center, Robin Sewell, Stacey Shapiro, Lisa Shover-Kackley, Sleep America, Soup Plantation & Sweet Tomatoes, Southern Wine & Spirits, Speks Creative, Nancy Spetzler, St. Pucchi, Sugar Sugar Cake Studio, Tabacon Spa, Toni & Guy, Trader Joe’s, Trump SoHo Hotel, U.S. Airways, The Village, Vincent on Camelback, Christi Warner-Beyer/Christi Anthony, Wendell Mournig LMT, Westin New York, White House Interiors & Flowers, Woodcraft Cabinets, Diane and James Wootton Floral Arrangements and Room Décor Anna Leonard, A Rosebrush 2010 Charity Tour Sponsor and Video Diane Ryan Hollinger, The Fairmont Scottsdale
The Trends Charitable Fund Board of Directors is proud to announce that over $174,000 in net proceeds was raised from the Celebrity Luncheon 2010. The Celebrity Luncheon Committee expresses their gratitude to those contributing after print deadlines.
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Trends Charitable Fund Luncheon
Robin Sewell and Teri Gordon
Kay McDonald and Jathan Segur
BEST DRESSED MEN AND WOMEN FOR 2010 Paul Critchfield, Jesse Romero, Chip Burley and Vernon Parker; Julie Horne, Brenda Agee, Melanie Dillman, Carolyn Ross and Julie Horne; (not pictured, Todd Sumney)
Best Dressed Honorees for 2010
Cheryl Fine and Mary Ellen McKee
Deborah Bateman and Linda Herold
Karen Katz and Tim Braun with Carrie Hall
SMASHING THE GLASS CEILING Karen Katz, CEO of Neiman Marcus, addressed an admiring crowd. UMBRELLA OVER PHOENIX This year the TCF aided six needy Valley charities. KEEPING UP APPEARANCES Priscilla Nicholas, living up to her Best Dressed heritage and looking magnificent
D E B U TA N TE BALLS
Christina and Jerry Hamilton
The Board of Visitors
Barbara and John Corpstein
Sandi York and Brian Hushek
AN ARIZONA INSTITUTION Board of Visitors is the oldest charity ball in the state. BLUE ME AWAY Mary Ann Sheely, Ann Watts, Sandi York and Christina Hamilton, all in Mediterranean shades of blue RANGE OF BENEFICIARIES Board of Visitors contributes to more than 17 local charities. CLOUDS OF WHITE 43 beautiful young ladies presented to society
Bill and Mary Ann Sheely
Richard and Ann Watts
Mike and Dawn Kennedy
Sandy and Charlie Williams
Richard and Robin Milne
D E B U TA N TE BALLS
Amanda and Mark Bosco
Daphne Fletcher and Lisa Graham Keegan with Betsy Graham
Robin and Bob Anderson
The Board of Visitors
Beau and Donna Lane
Carrie Hulburd with Julie and Herbert Louis
Logan Colt and Paul Rhodes
Sean and Kate McClendon
Penny and Steve Papadopolous
Shelley and Rick Kuhle
TRENDS IN DINING
By Nicole Traynor
DINE ME: Fred’s at Barneys New York For any discerning fashionista or clothing connoisseur, it’s no secret – Barneys New York is, as they say themselves, an emporium of style and gorgeous product. An institutuion. A blast. So, what does impeccable fashion have to do with food? Well, roll up your Narciso Rodriguez sleeves and keep reading. Scottsdale is now among the elite three – joining Manhattan and Chicago – as the latest location to open Fred’s at Barneys. I know, I know. Fred. Barney. Is the Wilma café next? What about the Bedrock Grill? Ironically, Fred was Barney’s son (not his dress-wearing, club-yielding neighbor). Fred’s passion was food, and after just one taste, we can tell you that this must-eat is a far, far cry from the Stone Age! The Barney’s standard of impeccable taste and customer service certainly spills into the dining room. We were greeted by the general manager, David Jette, who promptly recommended and delivered two tasty cocktails to get us started. I’m always a fan of a take-charge kinda guy. David merely asked our general tastes, and it was all uphill from there – including the food. At the executive chef’s recommendation, we started with the Emilia Romagna white pizza. Drizzled with 12-year-old Aceto Balsamico, it was the perfect pre-appetizer. Light. Crispy. Gorgeous, with just enough balsamic to complement, not overtake, the palate. A light appetizer of pickled veggies wrapped in prosciutto followed. I selected the special, which was tuna rubbed with a niçoise olive and sun dried tomato paste and rolled in bread crumbs, served on a bed of roasted fennel risotto. Trust me when I tell you, keep calling to find out when this dish will make its way back into rotation. My date opted for the Chicken Balsamico served with broccoli rabe and mashed potatoes. Equally as brilliant. Refreshing, too, that Fred’s serves something for every taste type – from scallops to spaghetti and meatballs, Estelle’s chicken soup (grandma’s recipe to cure colds and stay thin) to Veal Milanese. We sampled the desert platter of cherry cobbler, New York cheesecake, tiramisu, crème brulé and more (in my chocolate euphoria I lost track). An amazing exclamation point to the flawless culinary statement that had become our evening. Also impressive, and always worth noting, Fred’s finds and uses natural, local produce delivered from “farm to chef” daily. Kudos for supporting family-owned Singh Farms. Just another reason to make your reservation. 4500 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, 602.337.6111
PA R T I E S
Scottsdale Art Auction
Howard Chambers and Ed Trumble with Penny Chambers
Marilyn Murray and Cleo Kelldorf
Earl Shultz and Ray Harvey
WESTERN UNION Legacy Gallery, which hosted the event, was filled with an amazing variety of art. MEET THE MASTERS Auction masterminds Michael Frost, JackÂ Morris and Brad Richardson A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH The event has become one of the most prestigious auctions in the West.
Randy Watson and Carl Thorne with Brad Richardson
Ruth and Fred Cammeier
Tom Tierney and Jinger Richardson with Don Graves
Mary Laurry and Rosella Thorne with Curtis McCloy
Frances and Jerry Freeman
by Carrie Fisher
By Bill Macomber It’s not everyone who gets a call from Cary Grant to warn them about using drugs, and that’s a big part of the appeal of Carrie Fisher’s loose biography, “Wishful Drinking.” Grant called Fisher when she was a teenager because one of her famous parents (Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds) told him Carrie was “addicted” to LSD. Grant called, Carrie Fisher assured him she wasn’t addicted to LSD, they talked for an hour. That’s the world Fisher grew up in. Fisher’s book is a fast-lane ride through that kind of celebrity, including her own. Her appearance in “Star Wars” changed her life forever. She writes that middle-aged men still tell her that a poster of Princess Leia was once the center of their sexual fantasies. What’s a woman in her 50s supposed to say to that? Fisher handles this kind of material with an acute sense of humor. Take her distant father, Eddie Fisher. A dalliance with Elizabeth Taylor ended his marriage to Debbie Reynolds. He went from woman to woman until, Carrie Fisher says, his penchant for plastic surgeries left him looking so much like an Asian that he settled on sleeping mostly with Asian women. That’s why he lives so close to Chinatown. Fisher details her struggles with drugs and alcohol. She refers to herself in the book as an alcoholic in recovery. She’s frank about
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Delia McCormick and Bari Mears
her relapses, her manic-depression diagnosis, electroshock therapy, her treasured daughter, Billie, and her intense relationship with singer Paul Simon. The book starts with how she woke up with the corpse of a gay friend in her bed. There’s not much Fisher won’t talk about, which could have been a disaster if it weren’t for the wit that runs from one end of the book to the other. Her writing is more than celebrity tell-all. Fisher has written several novels, including a couple of best-sellers (“Postcards From the Edge”). She’s a fine writer, and an acute observer of others and herself. What saves “Wishful Drinking” from maudlin self-pity is her touching devotion to her mother, brother and daughter. Fisher lives next door to her mother, and it’s clear she adores her mom and always did. Her brother, Todd, is a sane, thoughtful person who managed to avoid drugs and destructive behavior, she says. And her daughter is nothing other than the light of her life. It’s almost odd how Fisher’s humor and affection for important people in her life leaves you liking someone who, by her own admission, must be nearly impossible to live with.
Hope for the Animals
Andrea Katsenes and Nancy Mitchell with Andrea Meury
Carey Pena and Jay Kopelman with Lava
PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK Bari Mears, founder and visionary of a worthy cause FRIENDS OF ANIMAL CARE AND CONTROL Raising funds to ensure all animals are well cared for A FINE DOGHOUSE Westin Kierland provided a splendid afternoon setting.
Haley Crawford and Cheryl Nauman with Linda Branch-Dasch
Roxanne Johnson and Sharon Skaar
10 Questions for … Jay Kopelman
Retired Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Jay Kopelman is executive director of Freedom Is Not Free, a San Diego, Calif.-based nonprofit organization that provides financial assistance to wounded veterans and active duty service members and their families, and to the families of those who have been killed in action. Kopelman speaks frequently about his experiences in Iraq and is well-versed on the effects of post traumatic stress disorder and other issues facing American veterans. He’s a frequent radio and television guest. Here’s a quick look at the man behind the uniform. What is your idea of perfect happiness? That my wife and children are happy, healthy and well taken care of. Where would you most like to live? Somewhere with a lot of property, maybe in San Diego or Costa Rica. What four people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Jean Paul Sartre, God, Cleopatra and my father. What historical figure do you admire most? Harry Truman. He made a drastic decision to bomb Japan. He took lives to eventually save many more. What do you most deplore in yourself? A quick temper. What traits do you most deplore in other people? Self-obsession, rudeness and self-importance. On what occasion do you fib or exaggerate? With my children, to get them to do something. What do you most dislike about your appearance? My mouth is too small. What’s your most cherished inanimate possession? My wife’s initials on my wedding ring finger. What’s you motto? To always do the right thing, even if no one is looking.
TRENDS IN PHOENIX
By Bill Macomber
SECOND STORY ROMANCE
Benefit has no peer when it comes to packaging. Crescent Row is a series of three new fragrances – Eva, Rita and Carmella. Exotic, alluring and spellbinding are words the Trends tester used for Carmella, her favorite. “You just want to wrap yourself in it and eat it up,” was her exact phrase. “Even Venus would wear it.” When you open the box for each fragrance, each one unfolds in phases so you feel like you’re passing through the door to a private boudoir. Carmella has sweet vanilla hints. A citrus note keeps it from being too cloying. As always with Benefit, product colors are light and bright. It’s hard to imagine not being cheered up a little just looking at these three new Crescent Row scents.
Local looks beautiful. Sami Fine Jewelry in Fountain Hills uses unusual stones to make striking statements. Sami has a big selection of rare Arizona Four Peaks amethyst, an affordable assortment of cool lime-green Arizona peridot, and the arresting blood-red Arizona “Anthill” garnet. Unique deep purple tones reflective of the Four Peaks amethyst stones set the tone for a look that’s at home being elegant in the desert. That luscious, deep purple set off with a tasteful row of white diamonds in silver is incredibly striking. Stones are one thing. Knowing how to use them is another. You’ll just have to take a look at this nicely stated collection of jewelry to see how that’s done.
Benefit products are available at Sephora and at sephora.com.
Find images from Sami Fine Jewelry at samifinejewelry.com. The store is located at 16704 E. Avenue of the Fountains, Fountain Hills. 480.837.8168.
Mojito is smokin’ You can smell the quality of something different all the way to Shea from the Mojito Cigar Lounge in Cave Creek. Owner Bill Niederer is a pilot who loves great cigars. As he flew the world and got more into the culture of quality tobacco, he met people in the business and discovered a secret. “The key is having contacts and having relationships with the makers. They have to visit the store and make sure the store is worthy.” That’s why Mojito has cigars other stores don’t. Niederer launched Mojito in October 2008. “My idea was to open something that just didn’t exist. That’s why I created a Caribbean theme. It’s a cool place to hang out.” Mojito went with a thatched roof, stucco walls, red leather chairs and a VIP club in the back where members can store their cigars and a private stock of something to sip, if they like, in humidified lockers. Niederer still loves hanging out there. “This seems to be the one thing that can bring people together. It’s so easy to strike up a conversation. It doesn’t matter what profession you’re in, doesn’t matter what you drive, where you live or how much money you make. The cigar is the common denominator. Most cigar smokers are just very nice people.” Mojito Cigar Lounge is located at 4705 E. Carefree Highway, Suite 116. Call 480.595.7833 or visit www. mojitocigarlounge.com.
TRENDS IN PHOENIX
Days of wine and chocolates
CHARMED, I’M SURE
Wine and chocolate? Eleanor Joseph Confections has come up with wine pairing medallions, chocolate discs that contain the perfect percentage of cacao to enhance the flavor of wine. This is a new idea for Joseph, who at age 72 has been making delicious truffles and other sweet treats for more than 30 years. Her truffles, which use three-quarters of an ounce of pure chocolate, are wheat free, gluten free and non-GMO. They’re not made in molds and have no air whipped into them, rendering them richer than most truffles. (She also makes sugar-free truffles that taste as close as you can get to the real thing.) The wine pairing medallions made with 34 percent to 44 percent cacao are intended for white wines and light reds. Chocolates with a 55 percent to 66 percent blend are for medium to heavy red wines. It’s hard to image a better way to finish a great meal than a little sweet and a little sipping. The discs are now available at Whole Foods Markets and other retail locations.
Did you know that you might not know how to breathe when you enter a room, and it’s affecting your social poise and image? Scylvia Danese Di Cola of Danese Creations has started two-hour finishing school classes to help complete what your mother may not have taught you: How to sit, stand, talk, walk and present yourself in public. “So far it’s mostly grown women who are coming to my classes,” she says. “We have two decades of mothers who never taught their daughters how to do these things – how to walk into a room, how to sit, how to stand, what do I do at this function?” Other subjects include how to photograph well and, yes, how to breathe. “I start from the ground up. I teach them how to breathe from their feet and their tummies, not from their chests, so they can feel the breath coming all the way up and cleaning things out. Within 10 minutes they notice their eyes and brains opening up and they feel more alive.” Classes are held monthly. If you or a daughter could use a charm and self-confidence refresher, call Scylvia and find out when the next class is scheduled. It may be just what the Fairy Godmother ordered.
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A fine wine story Consider this an update about a Valley expatriate. Kelley Brophy Clark grew up here. Her family name is well known. What maybe isn’t so well known is that Kelley and her husband, John, were in town in April attending a charity fundraiser and meeting with distributors to introduce wines from Brophy Clark Cellars to the Phoenix area. Kelley went to school in California after leaving here and became a viniculturist. “My father was involved in a research study, and they planted a vineyard on our ranch (in Arizona),” Kelley says. “He introduced us to different wines. It just seemed kind of like an interesting job, and an interesting lifestyle.” She and John moved to the Central Coast of California in the 1980s and each got involved in different aspects of the wine business. They raised their kids there. Kelley still consults with wineries in the area, running her own successful business. In 1996 they launched the Brophy Clark brand with four barrels of pinot noir. “By 1998 we had become a branded winery. Now we do 3,500 cases a year, which around here is still considered a boutique winery.” She has loved the lifestyle, the people of Central California and the cooperative community they form. “It’s really been very worthwhile.” Look for Brophy Clark wines around here soon. See if you can taste the connection to the Valley.
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Robynn and Robert Sussman
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Jacquie and Nick Firestone
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COPPER STATE Sharon DuPont McCord, looking chic in metallic shades ORDER ENVY KFC-style fixings for a glam crowd BLONDE BOMBSHELLS Chairs Julie Vogel and Pam Kolbe TOP HONORS Mike DeBell, who was there, and CarolÂ Waldrop, who is still so loved and remembered
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‘Three Feet From Gold’
by Sharon Lechter and Greg Reid
By J.J. Brewer If your fortune was only three feet away, would you have the guts and know-how to make a grab for it? “Three Feet From Gold” is a remarkable business model inspired by Napoleon Hill’s 1937 financial bible, “Think and Grow Rich.” This book will inspire you and provide an equation for success based on advice from today’s most famous entrepreneurs, CEOs and sports heroes as well as inspiring lessons from real stories of success and failure. Greg Reid explains that he started his journey one day when he found he had been given the wrong jacket at lunch. Feeling that he had “scored” since the jacket was nicer than his own, he soon learned that the real score was the journey the jacket started him on. The rightful owner, Jonathon Buckland, a business tycoon, challenged Greg to start a quest to learn the key principles of success. Greg started a journey that introduced him to some of today’s most influential business leaders and inspirational figures. The advice in this book is not new, but it is organized in a way that will have you kicking yourself into high gear. The authors deliver a clear equation for accomplishing goals that combine passion and talent. They explain the importance of what they call the three Cs: congruency, meaning being authentic in word and action; clarity, which is having a vision of what you want; and certainty,
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which means to “know within your heart and soul that what you are doing has purpose.” Reid and Sharon Lechter rediscover that the two most common causes for failure are quitting and not being prepared to succeed. “Three Feet From Gold” retells the story of R.U. Darby, who in his quest to strike gold failed to study mining techniques. After only a few weeks he struck gold. However, because of his impatience and lack of knowledge, he soon came to the end of the strike. He gave up, sold the stake and went home. Darby sold the mine to a junkman who had a passion for mining. After doing his homework, the new owner hit one of the largest pockets of ore ever uncovered. It was only three feet from where Darby had given up. Every defeat carries a chance of redemption. The worst situations can turn into amazing opportunities. Most important is the lesson to replace your wishbone with a backbone. If you have the audacity and courage to succeed in any field, the lessons in this book are a must-read to start you on your journey.
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KEEPERS OF THE FLAME Childhelp founds Yvonne Fedderson and Sara O’Meara PERFECT LUNCHEON ATTIRE Chair Rackel Gehlsen MOTHER-DAUGHTER MUST-HAVES Michelle and Lulu Lundstedt
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LEADER OF THE PACK Chair Christy Warner-Beyer WISHES FOR WILDLIFE Rescuing and rehabilitating animals to preserve natural Arizona PRETTY IN PASHMINAS Pam Overton and KathleenÂ Lang in sherbet orange and pink pastel shawls Megan Mosby
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10 Questions for … Ken Downing Ken Downing is on the cutting edge of fashion, and it’s a sharp edge. He’s fashion director at Neiman Marcus. It’s his job to be ahead of the curve and find a path through the jungle that doesn’t just find trends, but helps create them. It comes naturally to Downing. He has been interested in fashion “since I can remember remembering.” We asked him a few questions about what it’s like out there on the edge.
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What historical figure do you admire most? The Henrys of England. They inspired everything from fashion to furniture. What trait do you deplore in other people? Arrogance and ignorance. On what occasion do you fib or exaggerate? Working in fashion, you have to with everything. Otherwise, there is nothing. What historical musician or group would you most like to see in concert? Journey. Steve Perry can do no wrong. What is your current state of mind? Anxiety. I have to do a show in a few minutes.
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What do you consider your greatest accomplishment? It has not happened yet.
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What do you consider the greatest decade for your occupation? The 1980s. It was the last moment when fashion exploded. It was a perfect antidote to the less sexy 1970s.
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Gary and Muffy Bennett
Keely Moran and Ann Damiano
Susana Della Maddalena and Judith Gardner
PARTY ANIMALS Benefitting Arizona Welfare League and SPCA 12 PAWS Sam McMillan with Gary and Krista Pedderson with guests of honor COLLARING A CAUSE Pack leaders Susana Della Maddalena and Judith Gardner
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Misfit With an impressive collection of bold and vibrant colors mixed together, it is surprising that this gorgeous 2-year-old girl has been overlooked. Misfit is a gregarious, outgoing and friendly kitty who’s simply looking for a home where she will fit in. Sadly, Misfit has been waiting for someone to notice her for over a month now. Misfit seems to enjoy the companionship of both two-legged and four-legged friends and would blend into any feline-friendly household. She never demands attention, and she can easily entertain herself by napping, exploring the house, gazing out windows or batting at toy mice. When she spots a lonely family member on the couch she will gladly leap into their arms for some cuddle time. (ID number A294430)
Rambo Rambo devoted his entire life to his previous family, and when his owners fell on hard times and lost their home, Rambo’s life came crashing down. Now he sits alone in a kennel waiting for someone special to notice his good looks, charming personality and wellmannered disposition. The first thing many people notice about this German shepherd mix is that he is missing an eye, but Rambo doesn’t seem to notice at all; in fact his disability has yet to hinder him from catching a soaring Frisbee. Rambo is a hardy 6-year-old who will need an active human pal to keep those paws of his in motion to help him shed a few pounds. Rambo is a perfect gentleman who is leash and housetrained and has mastered all of the basic commands like “sit,” “down,” “stay” and “come.” (ID number 298336) Both animals are at the Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion located at 1521 W. Dobbins Road in Phoenix. Adoption fees range from $20 to $110. The fee includes spay and neuter surgeries, vaccines, a colorful collar and leash, an Arizona Humane Society ID tag and a follow-up exam. (602) 997-7586, Ext. 1045.
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PRIMA BALLERINA Chair Gwen Hills staged a spectacular evening. REAL MEN WEAR KILTS Bryan Howard stood out in tartan. TUTU MUCH Billie Jo shared a little limelight with dancer Michelle Mahowald and buddy Elizabeth Webber. BELLE OF THE BALL Lynn Johnson in stunning black-and-white
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Hello, my name is Elizabeth, and I’m a … By Elizabeth Rosensteel Hello. My name is Elizabeth and I am an archi-holic. Yes, I stand transparent before you sheepishly admitting that I am addicted to architecture. Most of my family already knows this as well as some of my good friends. They’ve tried intervention, but alas I’m pretty hard core. It’s not just the stacks of books that decorate every horizontal surface or the milk crates filled with books that I keep promising to take to the used book store. My obsession of exploring mysterious forbidden spaces has infected me completely. I’m a job site junkie, a decaying mansion maniac. I love the skeletal structures of a new job site, the archeology of the decayed ruins of what once was and the Indiana Jones thrill of discovering a lost treasure. My husband claims that he has pictures of me in every city we have traveled throughout the world either entering or leaving a location that has large glaring letters that say, “Do no enter,” “Verboten,” “Risk of rattlesnakes,” “Danger” and “No admittance.” “It’s not that I chose not to read those signs,” I will state my case emphatically. “Your honor, truly I was lured into temptation like a sailor tempted by the siren’s song.” I fall into a trance-like state as I find myself beguiled by the seductress of interesting architecture. This obsession began early in my life. The neighborhood I lived in was the original enclave of the Mellons, Fricks and Carnegies. These gracious manors had become part of the campus of Chatham College. I lived in the carriage house at the base of the hill and my rent was $50 a month. The house had nine bedrooms, a living room, drawing room, kitchen and three shared bathrooms. My bedroom had been the library and had its own bathroom, which was considered premium space. Most days I would take the bus home from downtown Pittsburgh and get off at different locations along Fifth Avenue. This was carefully orchestrated so I could explore the estates now left vacant and idle. There is something enticing about discovering the way a home had been built and imagining what its former life had been. These were grand spaces with impressive details in the execution of millwork, stone balustrades and hovering gargoyles. Placing your hand on antique door hardware and walking into a room that is paneled in oak with white plaster ceilings and the smell of dry wood is an addict’s delight. And so my addiction was fostered as an art student and has grown as I have traveled the world. The style of the architecture has changed, but the call to delve into buildings with former lives and ancient secrets still intrigues me. I seek to discover the stories the buildings can tell and imagine the potential they still hold. And so, my name is Elizabeth Rosensteel and I am an archi-holic. And sometimes, even an addiction is a good thing.
TOP: Signs that say “closed” and “violators will be prosecuted” are merely invitations to enter for a true architecture buff. BOTTOM: Keep out? You might as well tell an archi-holic to stop breathing.
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THE COUPLE Molly Dunlap of Scottsdale and Luke Livak of Tucson MEET THE PARENTS Mr. and Mrs. Charles Dunlap III of Paradise Valley and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Livak of Tucson NUPTIALS Paradise Valley Country Club THE RECEPTION Paradise Valley Country Club THE RING E.D. Marshall Fine Jewelers THE FLOWERS Jeremiah (white tulips, blue hydrangeas, lots of green limes) THE BRIDAL GOWN Amsale THE PHOTOGRAPHER Cheswick Photography THE HONEYMOON Chicago and a summer Croatian cruise SOMETHING DIFFERENT % 2-month engagement so she, as a teacher, could get married on her spring break. You really can get a wedding done in that amount of time!
% Monogrammed shamrock cookies for the departing guests with monogrammed ribbons on the cookies, cake and napkins
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10 Questions for … Korto Momolu Korto (pronounced “cut toe”) rose to fame as the first runner-up on the fifth season of Bravo’s hit show “Project Runway.” She is now a popular fashion designer who has partnered with Dillard’s to design a collection of signature handbags and jewelry. Korto was born and raised in Liberia, then moved to Canada to study fashion design. When did you know you wanted to be a fashion designer? As a child I would buy the Barbie with the biggest gown, go home and chop up the dress and create my own design. I knew I wanted to be an artist and a teacher suggested I try design. What are the biggest misconceptions regarding fashion today? That black is slimming. Black doesn’t make you skinny! Bright colors can make you glow and can change your attitude. Society has been brainwashed not to wear color. How did you come to be selected for “Project Runway”? I stood in line in New York for hours waiting to show the judges three pieces of my best work. Was being the runner-up a blessing in disguise? Being chosen “Fan Favorite” was just as meaningful because I design more everyday clothes for the averagesized women like me. What do you consider the greatest decade for fashion? The ’80s. Who are your favorite designers? Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Donna Karan. What is your motto? Chase after your dream as if the devil is running after you. What four people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? President Obama, Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey and Mariah Carey. What advice would you give to a start-up designer? Know who you are as a designer, have a foundation, know who you are designing for and keep that stance. Copy-cat designers will come and go with the trends, but in 10 years you will still know a Korto bag! Where do you get your inspiration for your designs? I am influenced by my African roots and inspired by rich fabrics.
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Phoenix Art Museum Spotlight
“6:30 a.m.,” from a series of 365 photographs taken at the same time each morning for a year by Milton Rogovin.
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The work of five contemporary photographers is on view now at Phoenix Art Museum. Studying both people and places, this new exhibition uncovers photography’s intrinsic relationship with time. As years, months, days, even minutes go by, the camera has the unique ability to capture change and reveal subtle differences. Photographers, such as the five included in “Exposing Time,” have exploited this photographic phenomenon by returning to the same subject over and over again. Nicholas Nixon has taken an annual portrait of his wife and her three sisters since 1976, while Milton Rogovin created a series of photographs of the view from his Malibu home at 6:30 a.m. for 365 days. Frank Gohlke documented the devastation of catastrophic natural events and the regeneration that occurs afterward, and Andrew Phelps, a native of Mesa, recently completed a threeyear project tracing the development of Higley, Arizona. While they use different approaches, the result is the same, a visual confirmation that time changes everything. “Exposing Time” will run through June 27. For more information visit phxart.org. “The Brown Sisters,” by Nicholas Nixon, who has taken one photograph per year of his wife and her three sisters since1976.
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