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TCF grant recipient: UMOM
Trendy Reading: “City by Design”
Interview with Johnjay and Rich
Travel: The Celebrity Equinox Cruise
29 Charity Spotlight: American Cancer Society Hope Lodge
20 Moondance Suzanne Dickey
The Party Laurie and Bud Florkiewicz
Charity Spotlight: The Barrow Ball
Valley Vintage: A Fashion Experience
The Look: Saks Fifth Avenue, Phoenix
Charity Spotlight: Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala
Charity Spotlight: The Fiesta Bowl Invitational
Charity Spotlight: The Promise Ball
Charity Spotlight: Florence Crittenton
The Best of Everything: Nine special events
Stars and Stripes Mac Magruder and Didi Foss with Sandy Magruder
White Christmas Vicki and Jack McDonald
Breath of Life
Moondance at the Heard
The Party at the Phoenix Art Museum
The Heart Ball
Stars & Stripes Dinner
Holiday Prelude XXV
Healing Hearts 2010
Board of Visitors
The Copa Ball
Ryan House White Christmas
MONTHLY FEATURES Breath of Life Jen Walker and Zeljka Majdancevic
Board of Visitors Jeff Jennings and Judy Patrick with Sylvia Danese-DiCola
Artist Profile: Mayme Kratz
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UMOM’s Emergency Shelter Program When it rains it pours in Phoenix. Thankfully, we need it … but consider what you would do if you and your family were living on the streets and the rains came. How would you keep your children dry? How could you provide a warm meal and dry clothes for your family? Let us introduce Linda, a single mom with three children all under the age of 10. She lost her job at a fast food restaurant and within weeks found herself homeless. She packed her kids and their belongings into her car but shortly thereafter the car stalled, as did their life. By the time she was referred by community resources to the Emergency Shelter Program at UMOM New Day Centers, her baby was down to his last dirty diaper and her kids were hungry. Linda and her children Sammy, John and Brittany finally found a temporary home. Thanks to the generous support of the Trends Charitable Fund (TCF), nearly 1,800 nights of care were provided to families like Linda’s. Each and every night, hundreds of children and families had a clean bed, a safe place to sleep and a full tummy at bed time. That is a real gift! UMOM’s mission is to provide homeless and low income families with food, shelter and tools to build a bridge to self-sufficiency. During FY08-09, UMOM served 1,012 individuals in the Emergency Shelter Program – of which 62% were children under the age of 17. Daily, under UMOM’s Emergency Shelter Program, up to 96 families receive the assistance they need if they find themselves in crisis. Housing, meals, crisis intervention and support are available to help people get back on their feet when they need help the most. At UMOM, Linda found hope for herself and her children. The UMOM Caseworker helped Linda find a GED class where she was able to complete
her high school education, leading to new found employment. Sammy and John were placed in the on-site child care center where they thrived with the consistency of play and learning in a safe environment, while Brittany attended the local public school. The private room with bath and three meals daily allowed Linda, with help, to create her own personal plan for self-sufficiency. The day-to-day efforts at the Emergency Shelter, as part of UMOM New Day Center’s programs, depend on local community support to keep the programs operating. • There are a multitude of volunteer opportunities for individuals as well as large groups that include painting & landscaping, sorting donations, serving meals, assisting with children, medical screening, teaching life skill classes, tutoring, and assisting with family oriented special projects to name a few!
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‘City by Design’ Panache Books By Bill Macomber
This book is worth taking a look at mainly because it makes you see Phoenix in a different light. Much of this city, let’s face it, looks like the back of a radio. No planning, little attention to careful zoning or design. We have some nice resorts, but in between them are many mundane miles. The architectural gems hide in the rough. Our inspiring visuals start 50 feet high and go up from there – the climate, blue skies and occasional gorgeous sunset. “City by Design: An Architectural Perspective of the Greater Phoenix Valley” is full of photographs of buildings all around us that make you take a second look at the Valley. The angle, maybe, and light just right on a picture of the Mesa Arts Center help you see the laudable design that’s there. There’s a shot of the Mercedes-Benz of Arrowhead dealership, believe it or not, that makes the place look like a cutting-edge design achievement. That’s the main value of this book. On paper, some of the projects seem ridiculous to put into a book on architecture. Places like the Chaparral Water Treatment Plant, Phoenix Sky Harbor Center Fire Station No. 16, Scottsdale Fire Station No. 2 and the Glendale Regional Public Safety Training Center hardly seem worth sending a photographer out. These are great photographs, though. The book is intended to celebrate architects working locally, and some good ones are included. But I’d say it’s the photographers who have done a yeoman’s job here. The shots actually make these places look interesting. The design elements pop out and the lines are captured at their best. The section on major public buildings like the Cardinal’s stadium in Glendale and US Airways Center is adequate. The Urban Living chapter is my favorite. Photographs of the Optima Biltmore Towers on Camelback Road take you to the rooftop garden, the pool, spa and sundeck and the great views from this luxury living complex. Exteriors of the Aviano Community Center at the master-planned project near Desert Ridge are nice, as are the shots of north Phoenix’s Fireside at Norterra Community Center. My favorite photograph in the book is Al Payne’s shot from atop Portland Place, a luxury condo project in the Roosevelt Historic District. It’s an open-air rooftop pool with a great view of the city. Nice interiors are included, too. These are places I’ll never see personally, probably, but it’s heartening to know that these kinds of places exist in the city where I live. Great architecture may be mostly in Phoenix’s future, but there are some signs that it’s on the way. The photographers included in this book have done a good job capturing the little bit that’s already here. For more information on the book, visit www.panache.com.
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Mayme Kratz By Bill Macomber
This artist combines organic pieces of nature and encases them in resin to create wall works and sculptures. Mayme Kratz suspends seedpods, insect wings and cactuses, among other things, in the translucent resin. Items are arranged beautifully. There’s an element of frozen time in these pieces, obviously. There’s a sense, too, that despite clearly artificial arrangements an element of nature’s randomness is peeking through. Given the technical difficulties of working in resin, this is no small feat.
“Until I Am Dust,” 2010, resin, agave, rattlesnake ribs, feathers on panel, 60” x 108”
“The writings of John Ruskin and poet Mary Oliver have been an inspiration to my work for many years,” Kratz says. “The work is not an illustration of their words, but rather a celebration exploring the beauty of the visible world.” “Until I Am Dust” is a large dark painting that captures the gesture and foliage of an agave blossom in thin layers of resin. “I imagine the shape of the stalk to be somewhat of a vessel, a way to travel within the landscape of the piece and discover the mysteries and questions hidden between the layers. In the writings of Ruskin, he talks about nature being a veil of intermediate being, between the slow moving core of the earth and the delicate vapor of the atmosphere. What I study in these
“Middle Night Song,” 2010, resin, fairy duster seeds, cicada wings on panel
writings finds its way into my dreams. Dreams lead me to poems. Poems lead me to what I create.” Kratz’s art has a minimalist feel. The subtle nature of her materials and the muted colors involved lend themselves well to what she’s trying to achieve.
“My Emptiness Is the Shape of,” 2010, resin, paper and wild cucumber on panel, 30” x 22”
“Over Dark Water,” 2010, resin, fish bones, feathers on panel, 36” x 36”
Lisa Sette Gallery in Scottsdale carries Mayme Kratz’s work. The gallery is located at 4142 N. Marshall Way, 480.990.7342. www.lisasettegallery.com.
“Spirit of Pine,” 2010, resin, paper, acrylic, pine seeds on panel, 30” x 22”
Johnjay and Rich: Mad Men of the airwaves Yes, you know they are hilarious. Yes, you know they are the iconic morning show team on 104.7 KISS FM. Yes, you may know they are the ultimate raconteurs, able to entertain audiences in multiple markets with witticisms and anecdotes from everyday life. They are Johnjay Van Es and Rich Berra, mad men of the morning airwaves. But did you know Johnjay prefers Ginger and Rich, Mary Ann? These are their answers to the popular question regarding the cult classic “Gilligan’s Island” show. We have the answers to some of the most intriguing questions to give you the men behind the madness. How did you get into radio? Johnjay: I did a TV internship at San Diego State University and it sucked. I got into radio instead and loved it. Rich: There was a college station by my house growing up and I was on air at 14, doing a shift of ‘80s alternative music. What’s your favorite childhood memory? Johnjay: We took my dad’s old car to Canada and we (the kids) laid in the back seat and refused to even look out the window during the trip. Rich: In our Missouri basement, I would hang out with my brother and tape comedy shows. What’s the most absurd memory of radio you have or most absurd caller? Rich: Putting 600 Christmas trees in the studio hallways and playing dodge ball with Randy Johnson. Johnjay: We had Robert Wagner on hold during one of our “War of the Roses” segments and he was giving advice to the couple. Have you ever had one of those caller pranks blow up in your face like the “War of the Roses” segments? Yes, but we can’t talk about it. We have seen you at events raising funds for animals – do you like animals? Johnjay: I have two rescue dogs – one is from a puppy mill. My mother-in-law is Deanna Biddulph and she is very involved in the animal rescue community. Rich: We have one doggy in our family. What’s your favorite beverage? Snack food? Rich: Kettle corn and guacamole (but not together) and root beer.
Johnjay: Pirate Booty and coconut water. What do you value most in your friends? Johnjay: Rich is my only friend. Rich: Johnjay is my closest friend. I value someone who knows how to escape from a party, doesn’t take life too seriously and has my back. What are your favorite destinations, inside or outside of Arizona? Rich: Tucson, San Diego and Portland. Johnjay: Pinetop and San Diego. Favorite movies? TV shows? Rich: I’m really into “Mad Men,” “Family Guy,” “Modern Family,” “Swamp People” and “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” For movies, “Almost Famous,” “Shawshank Redemption,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” “The Princess Bride” and “Goodfellas.” Johnjay: Movies, “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “Stepbrothers” and “The Godfather.” For TV, “Mork & Mindy,” “The Odd Couple,” “Will and Grace” and “Family Guy.” Favorite line from either? Johnjay: “Ride or die, this is the way we roll.” Rich: “Go home and get your shine box.” What is your greatest indulgence? Johnjay: Everything I do. Bikram yoga. Rich: Music – my speakers and turntable. What or who would you like to come back as? Rich: Myself, but with more intelligence. Johnjay: Brad Pitt’s penis. If you weren’t in radio, what would you be doing? Johnjay: Write or perform for “Saturday Night Live” or teach Bikram yoga. Rich: I would probably spend some time producing music. When might you tell a lie, even if it’s just a little white lie? Rich: When people ask me at events if I’m doing okay, I am, but I’ve probably been up way too long by the time we get there and I’m probably way more hungry than I like to get. So, I give an “everything’s awesome” answer anyway. Johnjay: I have three little boys and I really try to be a stand-up guy with integrity, so I choose my words very carefully instead of telling a little white lie.
What are the two or three most important things that have happened in your life? Johnjay: Each of my boys’ births. The first was through an adoption. The second and third were twins born through my sister-in-law who was a surrogate for us. Also, the death of my father (I lost weight immediately) and the syndication of our radio show. Rich: The very first time I heard a rock song on a radio station changed everything. My parents were into show tunes, musicals and opera. I had never heard anything really aggressive. Who are your comedic role models? Rich: I loved Eddie Murphy when I was a kid. I even liked “Harlem Nights.” Also, Redd Foxx, Dennis Miller, Brian Regan and Will Farrell. Johnjay: Old Steve Martin, Richard Pryor, Robin Williams from the “Mork & Mindy” era, Rich Berra, my dad and my Mexican uncles. What makes you so funny? How do you get inspired? Johnjay: I see and hear things in a funny way. My uncles are really disturbing – nothing is off limits. I also get inspired by the way Rich delivers things or someone on the show that says something funny. Rich: At the heart of what’s funny is either something totally relatable, or in my case, just uncomfortable or totally unrelatable. Never underestimate the power of unrelatable comedy. That moment where you laugh and say, “I can’t see that ever happening to me but I can see where it could.”
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By Bill Macomber SHIRT WORDS: A Web site is selling black-and-white T shirts with famous quotes. Quote Couture “enables its customers to make a bold statement about what they stand for, while being fashionable at the same time.” An example, a T shirt saying “Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Gandhi. Yes, these are the things we all think of with Gandhi – “being fashionable” and “selling T shirts.” I like easy virtue and meaningless ego gestures as much as the next guy, so if I see someone wearing a Gandhi T shirt I’m going to try to practice non-violence, but I’m not making any promises. HOLIDAY POUNDS: The average American adult gains 7 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Here’s something else to feel bad about. A local doctor has discovered something called “Holiday Heart Syndrome.” It’s brought on by “spending time with family, overindulging in food and wine, shopping, wrapping gifts and cooking.” This causes “heart rhythm disturbances,” according to his e-mail. I always sensed the perils of spending time with family, but it’s nice to have a doctor’s word on it. LESSONS IN COURTESY: On the radio the other day I learned that in Chinese the words “thank you” and “please” are rarely used among friends or family members. Saying “thank you” or “please” is considered to be an insult used to distance people. It’s the same as saying, “You are not close to me, so I am being overly polite.” I hope we can get along with the Chinese. There’s a giant gulf between how we see the world.
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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 The other afternoon, I had the opportunity to interview famed actor and comedian Billy Crystal. I placed the phone call as I have many times in the past to various celebrities not knowing what to expect on the other end of the line. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. Not only was Mr. Crystal a gentleman and very humble, but his comedic wit had me laughing for hours after. Billy Crystal gained notoriety in the late 1970s for his role on the controversial TV show “Soap,” playing television’s first openly gay character, Jody Dallas. When we spoke of that time, Mr. Crystal became extremely sentimental. The groundbreaking show did so much for his career. He was quick to compliment the late actors Cathryn Damon, who played witty mother Mary Campbell, and Richard Mulligan, who portrayed his zany stepfather, Burt Campbell. Mr. Crystal, who claimed little acting experience at the time, spoke highly of the techniques the two taught him. It was clear from the tone in his voice that he still missed the two terribly. Billy Crystal would go on to fame as a regular on “Saturday Night Live” and in a series of successful films. But it was evident from our conversation that his days on the set of “Soap” truly were formative. We look forward to seeing him in person at Celebrity Fight Night on March 19 as he will emcee the star-studded gala. I’m glad we had the chance to speak with one another. He’s quite a guy! I want to thank Jimmy Walker and Sean Curry of Celebrity Fight Night, who arranged the call. I’ve been told that Madonna plans a stage and possible film adaptation of the lives of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor titled “W and E” for Wallace and Edward. I’m still baffled that so many find the repellant duo fascinating. Following the Duke’s controversial abdication from the British throne in 1936 for the woman he loved, the twicemarried Wallace Simpson, their story would create gossip fodder for the next several decades. The two had been introduced at
the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego in the 1920s, when Mrs. Simpson was still married to her first husband. In the 1930s the two were Nazi sympathizers, something that would get the pair expelled from England and sent to the Bahamas for the remainder of World War II. In the war torn 1940s the couple gallivanted around the globe with ocean liners, box cars and limousines full of luggage and servants. They were often seen literally stepping over the homeless in the bombed-out cities they visited. In the 1950s the Windsors struck a deal with the Italian Line. In return for free first class passage the two would stand in receiving lines adorned in royal sashes and tiaras, first on the fabulous but doomed Andrea Doria, then the magnificent Leonardo De Vinci and sister ships Michelangelo and Raffaello. By this time the duchess had amassed a fortune in haute couture and opulent jewelry, while the duke adhered to daily typewritten schedules that amounted to little. They were permanent fixtures on the jetset cocktail party circuit. If they attended a charity event their tickets were complimentary. A donation to the charity was out of the question. The two lived their lives in a constant and pathological fear of poverty, although they were always funded by the British monarchy. The duke would perish first in 1972, a casualty of a three-pack-aday cigarette habit. The duchess would survive until 1986, unable to speak and suffering from dementia while kept under lock and key by her attorney in Paris. The late Queen Mother would never forgive her sister-in-law for sending her own husband, a frail Prince Albert, to the throne instead of his older brother. Relations between the two couples never mended. Given the Duke and Duchess’ international appeal and celebrity status, they could have done so much to make the world a better place. They did nothing! By now you may know that we have three new Trendsetter Ambassadors to spread good will to our new Trendsetters throughout 2011. Ann Graham, Pearl Marr and Carolyn Ross, Fashionalities from 1991, were selected for the outstanding civic and charitable work the three have continued to do
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since being honored at Beat the Heat in 1991. It always amazes me when we select our ambassadors that so many ladies have not only stayed active in the community but have gone on to chair more events, galas and charity balls. They are an amazing group of women. The three mentioned above, together with TCF president Susan Doria, immediate past president Jill Krigsten, Gene D’Adamo of the Arizona Republic, Julia Patrick of Front Doors newspaper and yours truly met to select the 10 Trendsetters for 2011. The list of candidates, like every year, is extensive and they are always great.
Ann Graham and Carolyn Ross with Pearl Marr
They are as follows: Dyan Haugen, Ellen Katz, Margot Knight, my wife, Beth McRae, Kathy Petsas, Kiffie Robbins, Adrienne Schiffner, Armity Simon, Jennifer Stringfellow-Moser and Eileen Yeung. Congratulations, ladies. The Phoenix Heart Ball lived up to everyone’s expectations again this year. The Phoenician site of the ball unveiled its recent additions to the ballrooms. Many that evening said they were disappointed that the grand patio and floor-to-ceiling glass were not spared in the renovation. One merrymaker said, “It looks like they attached an Embassy Suites to the front of the ballroom.” Things change and there’s little anyone can do about it. I personally don’t understand why the interior designer didn’t stick to the same honey wood color that runs through the stately resort. Nothing should ever look like an addon. Unfortunately this does. Anyway, the ball was magnificent. The décor, entertainment and service were amazing. I don’t think the choice of short ribs was an appropriate one for a charity ball. Guests expect more than that. Sarah Cheek chose to announce her profit from the ball from the stage. This is something I really wish we would get away from. It puts too much pressure on any ball
chair to outdo the last. This is not exclusive to the Heart Ball, either. It was a marvelous event. In Cocktail Polo News you should know: That a socialite needs to taper off her drinking if her intention for the evening is the dance floor … That a leading Valley philanthropist brought Christmas early to several families in need and refused credit for the good deed … That someone you all know and despise finally got arrested by the karma police and now it’s time for her to leave the state … That Jacqueline Nerguizian was spotted In Cocktail Polo News you should know: on VH1 selling her beautiful jewelry to rocker Bret Michaels’ girlfriend … That several socialites who spend their time dressing beautifully may want to look into teeth bleaching instead … That people in our community need to be honored for what they have done and not how big a check they can write … That a busy bee just got stung and the sting has been so painful that it may do her in. Now you’re all caught up for the next 15 minutes.
Breath of Life
Dan and Landis Mayasich
Amy Kyle and Ryan Swed with Sirine Tabbara
THE JORDON STERLING AWARD Robby Mayasich was honored posthumously for giving the gift of life to others.
Jan Lee and Rick Sproat
Gordon and Lisa James
Bill and Kim Heflin with Brook Sterling
Matthew James and Jennifer Axel
Charles and Ranee Duckworth
Jared and Gabi Messinger
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT An evening to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation ROOFTOP AT THE RITZ Guests mingled for cocktails overlooking Camelback’s city lights. DRESSED TO THE NINES Jared Messinger breaks out the tux.
Photos courtesy of Kathy DeSanto
PA R T I E S
Moondance at the Heard
Steve and Theresa Hedden
A.J. Dickey and Jesse Monongye
IN THE HONORED CIRCLE Daryl and Chip Weil, the eveningâ€™s generous honorees
Tom and Mary Hudak
Janice and Denny Lyon
Rox and Patsy Stewart
Peter and Rebecca Fine with Cameron Fine
Ruth Kaspar and Victoria Adams
Chip and Daryl Weil
FIVE TIMES TWO Celebrating a decade of hosting a fantastic evening STARS IN THE SKY Thank-you to marvelous chairs Arlene Ben-Horn and Patsy Stewart MOONGLOW Stunning in black, Theresa Hedden
A u to T rends
Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS By Joe Golfen
Time was, unless you were looking for a sports bike or an affordable musical instrument for the kids, it was best to stay away from anything with the Suzuki name on it. But like many of the formerly-minor players in the Asian market, including Kia and Hyundai, Suzuki has been working hard to raise its profile, offering vehicles with hip, edgy styling and great drivability, without losing that low price tag. The 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS is a prime example of the “new” Suzuki. Introduced in 2010, the Kizashi features sleek, aggressive styling and a peppy engine. With a name that translates to “omen,” the Japanese company is clearly hoping to make this sedan a sign of things to come. The Sport GTS edition lowers the car’s profile by 10 mm while adding a reworked front and a lower grill, body side sills, chrome moldings, a trunk-mounted spoiler and 18-inch alloy wheels. While these additions do improve the Kizashi’s handling some, the sports model doesn’t feature any changes under the hood, which would be a disappointment if the 185 horsepower 2.4 liter inline-4 wasn’t so much fun. With all the aggressive styling, the Kizashi turned plenty of heads, especially from those sitting in tricked-out Civics or Imprezas. And while the Suzuki might not quite measure up to those cars in terms of performance, it certainly was a blast to drive. With its relatively small frame, it’s not surprising that the Kizashi’s handling was tight and responsive, and the sports suspension offered a stiffer ride, making quick turns all that much more fun. The engine had plenty of pep, including enough low-end torque to get you going off the line. You might not win any drag races, but you’re not going fall asleep either. Inside, the Kizashi is a long way from the bargain-basement interiors Suzuki used to offer in the 1990s. The nicely designed dash was trimmed with sleek black leather, dual-zone climate control and 10-way power-adjustable heated front seats. The test model also offered a 10-speaker, 425-watt Rockford Fosgate sound system, complete with integrated Bluetooth and IPod features. The car even boasts keyless entry and push button ignition. The 2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport GTS just gets it right. Nothing about the car seems cheap or chintzy, and the sports edition will only set you back about $26,000. Suzuki obviously paid attention to every detail of this car and their hard work paid off. If the Kizashi truly is an omen, then it’s easy to predict great things ahead for Suzuki.
The Party at the Phoenix Art Museum
Amy and Tim Louis
Ann and Steve Wheeler
Michael and Heather Greenbaum
Lilly Yee and Bijen Dyrek with Eileen Yeung
GLAMOROUS IN GOLD Eileen Yeung in a stunning floor-length gown with floral cutouts THE ART OF ORGANIZING Co-chairs Amy and Tim Lewis and Denise and Bob Delgado ESTEEMED AUTHOR Supporter of the arts Clive Cussler TWIST ON A FASHION CLASSIC Hallie Lawless in a timeless black tuxedo gown
Bob Carr with Janet and Clive Cussler
Joette and Kent Schmidt
Jacquie and Bennett Dorrance Photos courtesy of Peter Krzykos
The Party at the Phoenix Art Museum
Bill and Mary Kay Post
Ruth and Sandy Rutz
Katherine and Steve Harrison Photos courtesy of Peter Krzykos
Jason and Jordan Rich
Steve and Debbie Moak with Carrie and Jon Hulburd
Bob and Denise Delgado
Carole and Joel Bernstein
Karie and Rich Dozer
T R AV E L
The Wright Way to Travel – The Celebrity Equinox By Lauren and Ian Wright An aerial shot of the Celebrity Solstice The two-story glass wine tower
Darlings All, While breakfasting on the terrace, reveling in the first morning cool enough to dine al fresco, the conversation turned to places for a late summer escape. With nary a good word forthcoming from bank managers and stock brokers, that hideous specter of economization precluded each of my suggestions for the Amalfi Coast, Cap Ferat and Ponta Del Gada. I pronged a moody forkful of the fragrant b and eggs, trying to ignore the voice of a television news anchor wafting through the open French doors. She was droning on endlessly about that unspeakable “R” word, sounding impossibly young with dark roots. With the media constantly telling us the sky is falling, my spirits had sunk so low, I’d begun to feel like a dead fish cast upon a lonely beach and left to the mercy of the wind and tides. Those of you who follow our chronicles will remember that Lauren is never happier than when her well-shod feet are treading the Promenade Deck in the ocean swells, breathing in the zephyrs of the sea. That particular cocktail of salt air and diesel fuel is more intoxicating than anything mixed up with ice in a silver shaker and served in a long-stemmed glass. Daydreaming about swanning down the grand staircase of the Queen Mary 2 swathed in something sinuous and beaded was the only thing keeping me from sinking into a dreadful lassitude and taking no further interest in life. Just when it seemed I was neck deep in the soup
with no hope of striking for shore, our agent called to say he’d booked Ian on Celebrity‘s Equinox to lecture about his book, On the Brink of Fame, Pop Stars in the Swinging ‘60s, available on Amazon.com, (forgive the shameless plug). With the immediate worry about where to escape the summer heat ameliorated, all I had to think about was packing, formerly one of life’s greatest joys. While economizing is fashionable if not downright necessary, I simply refuse to scrimp on luggage. Recently some spiteful wag at an airport check-in counter looked askance at my excess baggage, saying, “In this economy, you people from Snottsdale should be ashamed or at least afraid to travel with so much designer luggage.” Looking at her as if she were Medusa, I resisted the desire to say, “Let them eat cake.” That hateful comment from “the Gorgon” returned to haunt my reveries, resulting in a decision to have plain canvas covers made for each of my precious suitcases. It took all my iron will to refrain from having the covers stamped in gold with my monogram surmounted by a charming little coronet, but boring common sense prevailed and in due course we arrived at the pier with an understated number of nondescript brown canvas suitcases, stamped with teeniest little gold initials – no coronet -- very discreet, I swear. If you will take the word of one who would not deceive you, there is nothing discreet, understated or nondescript about the
Equinox, which is vast, breathtaking and surprisingly unique for a mid-priced line. Every public room is lofty and extraordinary with an unusual mix of colors and design. Like the Ile de France of 1927, the interiors are quite different from anything that has gone to sea before. The library soars to the height of two decks overlooking a severaldeck-high atrium with banks of glass elevators and a live ficus tree in a giant gimbaled planter suspended 50 feet above the floor.
We especially loved the Martini Bar with its aquamarine color scheme, backlit frosted glass walls and ice-frosted bar top. With ten restaurants to choose from, we had dinner only once in The Grand Epernay, the main dining room where old Hollywood glamour meets a stunning contemporary design of white and silver highlighted by a dramatic, two-story glass wine tower. Other dining options include: Silk Harvest: Exotic Asian Fusion in a lovely setting of brown and pink.
Ian Wright lecturing aboard the Solstice
Tuscan Grill: Delicious but predictable upscale steakhouse fare in a somewhat hackneyed Tuscan setting. The dessert sampler served in martini glasses is nonpareil. Blu: We adored the stark white molded plaster walls. Shades of blue and silver decor and unique china/crystal in this venue are exclusively for guests booked in Celebrity Equinox’s new AquaClass category of accommodations; Blu is open for other guests on a space-available basis, which translates to “hefty tip to the maitre d’.” Murano: A stunning room of dark woods and Lalique glass panels, tables are laid with Riedel crystal, exquisite bone china and gleaming silver. A unique menu of scrumptious, beautifully served cuisine made this our favorite among the restaurants. Of course the huge AquaSpa by Elemis and the fitness center overlook the ocean through floor-to-ceiling windows and offer every type of exercise equipment and all manner of expensive treatments inspired by rituals from exotic cultures. I had pink and white fills done in the beauty salon and honestly couldn’t recommend it. Unfortunately, shipboard regulations prohibit drills at sea, and the manicurist sawed away at my nail beds with an emery board that bit like an adder, resulting in cuticles that looked like steak Tartare for a week afterward. Replete with exquisite appointments and every imaginable amenity, penthouse suites feature a grand piano in the sumptuous living room and a marvelous Jacuzzi tub on the panoramic terrace. The veranda cabins are spacious and quite beautiful with white leather sofas, dressing tables, an interesting mix of mulberry/white/taupe and expansive balconies. Typical cruise ship extravaganzas are performed in the gargantuan Celebrity Theatre, where Ian’s lectures were a huge success, his photographs blown up 20 feet high on a screen behind the stage. Our dear friend Bill
The pool deck
Miller, known as Mr. Ocean Liner, lectured about the golden days of travel aboard the transatlantic liners. Both men’s lectures were attended by the masses, filling the immense theater to the rafters. Equinox and her identical twin, Solstice, sail for Rome or Barcelona on 10- and 11-day Mediterranean cruises. The Equinox actually docks at Civitavecchia, the port of Rome, which can be two to three hours by tour coach from Rome’s city center. Consider a taxi from the pier to Civitavecchia’s rail station, with several trains per hour into Rome’s Termini Station, a journey of about an hour and twenty minutes. We highly recommend spending a few preor post-cruise days in Rome, especially at the ultra luxe Hotel d’Inghilterra, formerly the 17th-century palazzo of the Torlonia princes and just a stroll away from the Spanish Steps and the glorious shopping in the Via Condotti. Via Bocca di Leone 14, 00187 Rome, Italy Tel: +39 06 699 811 Fax: +39 06 6992 2243 (http://hoteldinghilterra. warwickhotels.com). If you’ve already see the Acropolis, consider skipping Athens and staying close to Piraeus where the ship docks. The nearby village of Mikrolimano has several chic res
taurants clustered along the shores of a yacht basin, with terrific local fare and an unequalled view. There’s marvelous shopping in Kusadasi, Turkey, but beware of the beautiful Vuitton Boutique, which sells very good and expensive fakes. The ruins at Ephesus are fantastic but an exhausting all-day excursion. On the island of Rhodes, pronounced, “Row Dos” by the locals, there’s a splendid little taverna on the square by the seahorse fountain. We were perfectly happy to bask on the sunny terrace, eating figs, feta cheese, olives and fired smelt, drinking ouzo and watching the world go by. I got an absolutely beautiful pale blue and gold silk scarf from a street vendor for $5, and I’d have happily paid $250 for it at Hermes. It would take several pages to describe the wonders of the Equinox, a truly a spectacular ship. Sadly, there’s a lot of the irritating nickel and diming prevalent on mid-priced cruise ships these days. They had the unmitigated effrontery to charge $2.75 for freshsqueezed orange juice at breakfast. But these things are mere quibbles. Overall the experience was fabulous and we look forward to our next opportunity to sail aboard the Equinox. www.celebritycruises.com. TRENDS MAGAZINE
CH A R I T Y BALLS
51st Annual Heart Ball
Robyn Lee, Lynne Love, Julie Prusak, Sarah Cheek, Sandy Magruder and Brenda Howard
Tiffany and Greg Jenkins
LADY IN RED Ball chair Sarah Cheek, magnificent in shades of scarlet WHO DID THAT ROOM? Avant Garde ALL HEART Robyn Lee and Rich Rector, ball honorees SIMPLY LOVELY 2010 Heart Ball Sweetheart and 2004 Heart Ball chair, Sandy Magruder
Vicki McDonald and Susie Wesley with Jane Christensen
Todd and Erica Stottlemyre
Jacqueline and Brent Nerguizian
Shelby Jackson and Craig Jackson with Carolyn Mullany Photos courtesy of Peter Krzykos
CH A R I T Y BALLS
Geno and Gail Forman
51st Annual Heart Ball
Mari and Evan Lederman
Lisa Borowsky and Craig Shaffer
Steve and Lynn Johnson Photos courtesy of Peter Krzykos
June Rechter and Barbara Fenzl
Coleen and Jim Edwards
Alfred and Terri Dâ€™Ancona
Sharon and Jeff Christenson
Christopher and Helen Yeung
Stars & Stripes Dinner
Todd and Sarah Palin with Debbie Lee
Shirley Dobson and Didi Foss with James Dobson
THE MAN WHO MADE IT HAPPEN Foster Friess AN EDUCATION Stars & Stripes helps teach children about what it means to be an American. SURPRISE GUEST STARS Sarah and Todd Palin, who quietly slipped in the back door BLUE RIBBON HONOREE Didi Foss Lynn Friess and Steve and Polly Friess with Paul Skurda
Jan Brewer with Mike and Sheila Ingram
Carl Schneider with Audrey and Lonnie McClung
Heard Museum Spotlight
By Kate Crowley The unique interpretations of Tlingit myths and legends take shape in the stunningly beautiful works of contemporary glass work by Preston Singletary in a new exhibition at the “Tlingit Crest Hat,” 2007, blown and Heard Museum. The exhibsand-carved glass, gold foil, 10” x 19.5” it comes from the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Wash., and the Heard Museum is the exhibit’s only stop in the Southwest. Singletary uses a complex combination of techniques, including glass blowing, sand carving and inlaying, to create contemporary glass sculpture from traditional forms such as amulets, baskets, crest hats, masks and rattles. Inspired by his heritage, this internationally acclaimed artist translates the visual vocabu-
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“Indian Curio Shelves,” 2008 (detail), blown, overlay, and sand-carved glass, 10” x 52” x 14” 1.
Gallery view of “Clan House”
lary of American Indian woodcarving and painted art into glass works that seem to glow from within.
The atmosphere of the exhibition is enhanced by original music and video, signaling a new artistic direction for Singletary. The signature piece of the exhibition is “Clan House.” This 10-foot by 16-foot cast-glass triptych references both Tlingit architecture and art. The monumental glass sculpture recalls the composition of the interior of a Tlingit longhouse. Small cast versions of the medallions from the “Clan House” installation featured in the exhibition will be for sale, along with other items of Singletary’s work in the Berlin Gallery at the Heard. “Preston Singletary: Echoes, Fire, and Shadows” continues at the Heard Museum through Feb. 6. For more information, visit www. heard.org/singletary.
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L U N C H EONS
Holiday Prelude XXV
Kirsten Clifford and Mollie Richter
CAT SUITS ON THE CATWALK Fashions by St. John and cat suits make a long overdue return. WHO MADE IT HAPPEN Judy Peel, Susan von Helens, Patsy Kelly and Jane Evans FASHION FORWARD Splendid production from Tanya Barnes-Matt and Penny Nissley EARLY CHRISTMAS GIFTS Beneficiaries: Phoenix Youth Symphony, Phoenix Art Museum League and the Phoenix Theatre Guild
Betty McRae and Patsy Kelly
Tochia Levine and Diana Balich
American Cancer Society Hope Lodge North Phoenix To address the needs of cancer patients in need of a place to stay while receiving treatment in the Valley, the American Cancer Society has constructed a Hope Lodge at the Village at Mayo Clinic. The American Cancer Society has completed the first phase of the Hope Lodge project. Each cancer patient and an adult caregiver are provided with a private bedroom and bathroom, and share the living room, dining room, kitchen and laundry facilities. Patients are also able to take part in activities at the Community Center, relax in the gardens that overlook the desert landscape and benefit from the support of others. The campaign chair for the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge North Phoenix is Jerry Colangelo. What made you decide to be the Campaign Chair for the Hope Lodge North Phoenix? Hope Lodge is about a community coming together, stepping up and supporting the effort of providing this facility. It is an incredible gift from the community to provide a place to stay. After being diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2004, I understand fully what it is like to go through the cancer journey. My wife Joan and I are proud to be part of this community project. Who benefits from Hope Lodge? Any cancer patient traveling over 50 miles from their home to receive treatment
at any healthcare or hospital facility in the Valley can stay at Hope Lodge at no cost. We understand that undergoing treatment for cancer can be both financially and emotionally overwhelming. For many, treatments at Phoenix medical centers provide the greatest hope, but require that they be far from home. What are the future plans in expanding Hope Lodge? With the generosity and support of the community, the American Cancer Society will be able to construct two additional casitas. Donations will allow more patients to have access to the outstanding treatment available in the Valley. What makes the Hope Lodge in North Phoenix unique? This is the first and only Hope Lodge in the West. I was inspired to lead this effort because there were no other facilities of this kind available for adult cancer patients. Invest in Hope Lodge by making a donation, become a Hope Lodge volunteer, host a dinner or activity at the Community Center or become an underwriter. To get involved, please call Jill Chamblin at 602.586.7403 or visit www.cancer.org/hopelodgenorthphoenix. Also, stay tuned for more information on the 50th Anniversary of the American Cancer Society Jewel Ball. Changes are on the horizon! For more information, call Alison Johnson at 602.586.7413 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRENDS IN PHOENIX
By Bill Macomber
The Pursuit of Lipstick Our tester said these new lipsticks from Benefit make your look “pop” and stand out from the crowd. New shades of these full-finish lipsticks include Pillow Talk (hot pink), Wanna? (royal raspberry) and Saucy (sparkling tangerine). There are a dozen altogether. And not a garish hue in the lot. One other thing Trends’ makeup tester said: “This is the creamiest, smoothest lipstick I have ever put on.” Try kissing a frog with this stuff one and see what happens. Benefit is sold at Sephora or at sephora.com.
The Perfume Shoppe In the Borgata is a shop that smells like heaven. The Perfume Shoppe features the talents of Paula Goldstein, a Master Perfumer for more than 20 years. She creates custom perfumes for clients from scratch. She builds fragrances on the skin, making adjustments as she goes. Women and men can sit at the Fragrance Bar and take the process any way their instincts tell them. Some of Goldstein’s clients include James Taylor, Terri Hatcher and a princess of Saudi Arabia. The shop also carries some of the rarest perfumes in the world from houses such as Clive Christian, Amouage and Serge Lutens. Just go to the Borgata and follow your nose. The Perfume Shoppe is located at 6166 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480.991.3446 or theperfumeshoppe.com.
Watch this In November UltraStar Cinemas opened at Scottsdale Pavilions screening something a little different: D-BOX motion technology. For an extra $11 or so, you can buy a seat that uses motion codes programmed for each film. The codes are sent to a motion generating system integrated into the seat. The resulting motion is synchronised with onscreen action, creating an “immersive experience,” the company claims. Sensations include rolling, heaving and jostling. It’s supposed to be particularly good with 3D screenings. UltraStar installed 26 motion-enhanced seats in its Pavilions theater. The technology debuted with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I.” Hold onto your popcorn. UltraStar Cinemas is at 9090 E. Indian Bend Road. 480.278.7324 or ultrastarmovies.com.
Primp and Blow Blow-dry bars are popular in huge cities like New York and Los Angeles. Primp and Blow is the first one in the Valley. Women come in, get their hair washed and blown out for a night on the town. It’s a simple concept, and not terribly expensive. $35 for about 30 minutes. Not bad. Melodi Harmon is the mother half of the mother/daughter team opening the concept in Scottsdale. “We have a passion for fashion and glamour in everything that we do. We’re opening because we felt that the women in the Scottsdale area deserved a place to go on a moment’s notice for a beauty pick-meup that has everyday affordability.” At press time Primp and Blow was scheduled to open this month (December). Primp and Blow, 20567 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale. 480.419.1000 or www.primpandblow.com.
TRENDS IN PHOENIX
Red is my color Red Modern Furniture collects, restores and sells amazing mid-century American furniture. Even the building is cool: The store is in a 1954 Ralph Haver two-story concrete glass and steel building across the street from Sees Candy at Second Street and Camelback Road. If you love the clean retro look
typified by mid-century architecture and design, this is like stumbling into the lost city of gold. Mid-century is a bit misleading since Red sells American furniture from the beginning of the 20th century. The focus, though, is on the 1950s through the 1970s. Knowledgeable fans of this style will love the Web site, which lists designers by name and tells at a glance how many pieces by that designer are in the store. This place can help complete what has become a very popular renovation category in the Valley. I don’t know how you could finish a mid-century project without it, to tell the truth. Red is located at 201 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. 602.256.9620. redmodernfurniture.com.
New ballroom in town
The Legacy Ballroom Paradise Valley opened in November, a new venue for weddings, social, corporate and charity events. It looks fantastic from here. Great fabrics and custom chandeliers give a classical feel to the space. For weddings, two walls of garden doors connect to enclosed courtyards that bathe the room with beautiful natural light. Brides might like to make their wedding preparations in a bridal suite that has a private bath, large mirrors and beautiful furnishings. There’s in-house audio-visual equipment for corporate meetings. Seating runs up to 300 guests, 250 with a dance floor. Best of all may be its location just north and east of Phoenix Mountains Preserve on Gold Dust Avenue, allowing the indoor spaces to open onto courtyards with great views. For the claustrophobic among us, courtyards connected to big indoor events allow a bit of much needed breathing room!
Know any 5-year-olds who could use a little centering? Who doesn’t? YogaPlay is a onehour class that incorporates breathing and stretching exercises, yoga poses, games and relaxation techniques for the 5-and-up set. The Old Town Scottsdale studio was founded by Michelle McIntyre. She’s taught children’s yoga the past six years around town. (She’s also active in kids’ service activities, volunteering for Phoenix Youth at Risk, Gabriel’s Angels and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.) So what’s the point of yoga for kids? Improved motor skills, body awareness, confidence and better concentration are some of the benefits McIntyre has noticed. Quiet and calm is an acquired taste, as most adults have found. Maybe this is a great way to introduce that flavor to your children. YogaPlay is located at 7025 E. Fifth Ave., Scottsdale. 602.400.3267 or www.luv2doyogaplay.com.
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PAR T I E S
Healing Hearts 2010
Courtney and Rob Carlmark
Josh Solcun and Doug Hall
THERE FOR 4-LEGGED SUPPORT PetSmart
Jean Marlay and Abby Fraister with Cooper Westly
Mimi Cohen and Mary Ann Mitcham
Robby and Bill Balogh
Heather, Noah and Jack Wolfson
Kurstin Lee and Bari Mears with Leslie Rachels
Mark Mulzet and Susan Drescher Mulzet with Ed
NOAH’S ARK Healing Hearts provides a safe haven for neglected animals. BOOT SCOOT BOOGIE Brett’s Barn at Westworld of Scottsdale hosted. TRAIL BOSS Fabulous and compassionate event chair Susan Drescher Mulzet
Photos courtesy of Laura Bishop
The Barrow Ball Proceeds from the Barrow Ball support a wide variety of research projects at Barrow Neurological Institute, providing funding for innovative scientific studies. The Barrow Women’s Board, which organizes the event, was established in 1965 to raise funds for research and to foster interest in supporting the fledgling neuroscience center. The group’s first fundraiser was a ball at Casa Blanca Inn on New Year’s Eve. The event netted $26,000. The 2011 Ball is Jan. 15 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Shan Francis and Angela Melcher are spearheading the event.
What is the focus of the 46th Barrow Ball? We are celebrating 46 years of supporting this internationally renowned center by continuing to focus on the work being done by the team at the institute. From the latest in research and therapies to the consistent quality of care, their work speaks for itself. Barrow patients are treated with respect, compassion and extraordinary care. We are honored to be a part of it all.
Is there a Barrow Women’s Board special project this year? This year’s special project is the Barrow Brain Tumor Research Center. The life expectancy of adults diagnosed with the most common types of brain tumors has not changed in decades. The center will work to change that reality. Many of us have had our lives touched in some way by the presence of a glioma in a friend or family member. We feel that by supporting this legacy project of Dr. Spetzler we will be able to positively impact the future of brain tumor patients.
What’s special about this year’s ball? This year in particular, we are pleased to have John Dawson as our underwriter for the second consecutive year. This generous man is truly our Women’s Board “angel.” His personal dream of making sure that people do not suffer from the devastating kinds of diagnoses that bring them to Barrow is reflected in his major contribution to this event. We are privileged to honor his dream and participate in making his dream a reality.
Why is this event considered such a tradition here in the Valley? We have many supporters who return year after year, giving from their hearts and from the knowledge that funds from this ball go to very specific areas of neurological conditions, including brain and spinal tumors, cerebrovascular conditions and neuromuscular disorders. Our supporters see the progress being made by the BNI and want to ensure that progress continues.
For more information call 480.429.8290.
FA S H I O N SHOWS
Valley Vintage – A Fashion Experience
An inaugural show featuring fantastic vintage fashions walked the runway Oct. 23 in the Palm Courtyard of the Hotel Valley Ho in downtown Scottsdale. The blast back to the 1950s kicked off with a VIP Rooftop Reception featuring signature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. The Martini Kings provided the perfect background music, and narrator Jeff Masters kept the crowd entertained. The show broke the ice with a custom line of 12 hand-sewn swim pieces created specifically for Valley Vintage by designer Monique Fagre. One of the Valley’s most recognizable fashion names, Robert Black, along with partner Doreen Picerne, showcased their vintage collection from Fashions by Robert Black, a Scottsdale boutique. Pieces featured one-of-a-kind red-carpet couture created by legendary Hollywood designers and modernized pieces with a retro flair. The vintage clothes come from a collection Robert and Doreen have created from around the world. Proceeds from the event went to benefit Florence Crittenton of Arizona, which helps at-risk young women in the Valley. Enjoy the show!
Photos courtesy of Darrylee Cohen
FA S H I O N SHOWS
Photos courtesy of Darrylee Cohen
Valley Vintage â€“ A Fashion Experience
L U N C H EONS
The Board of Visitors
Cathy Kleeman and Leslie Clements Jenkins
Brooke and Gene D’Adamo
Morgan and Lillian Greenwood
WHY THEY ARE SO IMPORTANT The Board of Visitors is the oldest charity in the state. EARLY HOLIDAY PRESENTS St. Vincent de Paul, Virginia Piper Children’s Dental Clinic and St. Luke’s Health Initiatives all benefitted. CHANGE OF HABIT Flower girls on the runway dressed ready for society. FAMILY AFFAIR Grandparents, parents and grandchildren all participate.
Ellie, Carol and Betsie Dries
Katie Orcutt and Meredith Walton
Arlene Hagan and Amy and Ettsy Louis with Irene Gavura
Julia Patrick and Camaley Jennings
Christina Petsas and Terry Roman
T H E L O O K : S A K S F I F T H AV E N U E – P H O E N I X
Armani Collezioni stone metallic lamb leather coat with faux fur collar Yigal Azrouel pumice mist dress with jeweled accent waist Giuseppe black suede bootie
Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala
The Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala will be Jan. 15 at Westworld in Scottsdale. This fabulous event is held in conjunction with the world-famous Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Event and raises over $1 million annually to fight and treat child abuse in Arizona. Jinger Richardson, Missy Anderson and Susie Wesley are spearheading the gala. Who benefits from this event? Childhelp is a national nonprofit for the prevention
and treatment of child abuse. All of the money raised at Drive the Dream stays here and goes to help children in Arizona who are victims of child abuse or are at-risk. One of our many local programs is the Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona, which provides a child-friendly environment while employing a highly-effective, onestop approach to the investigation and treatment of child abuse. The advocacy center houses professionals in the areas of law enforcement, child protective services, medicine and prosecution – all of whom work together as a comprehensive, multidisciplinary team to reduce further trauma to the child. What fun surprises are in store for attendees? We are thrilled to have our celebrity ambassadors Cheryl Ladd, Jane Seymour, John O’Hurley, Catherine Oxenberg and Casper Van Dien in attendance this year, and Jane and John will be the evening’s emcees.
Rocky Carroll from NCIS will also be joining us. We are also thrilled to announce that the evening’s entertainment is Willie Nelson and Family. Gov. Jan Brewer will receive the Woman of the World Award, Brenda and Kurt Warner will receive the Spirit of the Children Award and Jim Pierce will receive the Heart of Compassion Award. What is new this year? The theme this year is Cowboys, Cars and Stars and will feature delicious cuisine from Michael DeMaria of Heirloom restaurant. Attendees will also get a sneak peek at the incredible cars at Barrett-Jackson before they open to the public. How can people get involved? There are so many ways to get involved with Childhelp and help stop child abuse. Please visit www.childhelp.org to find out more or see Childhelp on Facebook at www.facebook/Childhelp. To reach Childhelp, call 602.271.4500.
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Phoenix Art Museum Spotlight In the early decades of the twentieth century, young artists Brett Weston (1911-1993) and Sonya Noskowiak (1900-1975) rejected the accepted mode for art photography and embraced the cutting edge: modernism.
photographer Edward Weston – father to Brett and mentor and lover to Sonya.
Both seriously pursued the medium on the encouragement of master
works by each photographer, allowing for comparisons between their landscapes, nature studies, and portraits.
Edward Weston’s influence is apparent in Brett and Sonya’s early photography; however, they both had extended careers that allowed for distinctive departures from their initial explorations. “Brett Weston and Sonia Noskowiak: Inspired Vision,” now on view at Phoenix Art Museum, features 40
This exhibit will run at the Phoenix Art Museum through March 13. For more information about this show or the museum, call 602.257.1222 or visit www.phxart.org.
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Cion McCarthy and Karen Ganz
Chris Kearney and Linda Miller
John Morrell and Joan Temen
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HELPING HANDS Raising money to help fight cancer of plasma cells ARABIAN NIGHTS Festive cocktails and belly dancing, too, at Montelucia NEVER SAY NO TO NANCY Nancy Nashban did a splendid job drawing people to the event.
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Beth Ames Swartz and John Rothschild
Carole Perry and Fred Osmon
Catherin Colaw and Charissa Reilly
SO WHAT DO THEY DO? Dedicated to recognizing and preserving great talent. ARTIST IN RESIDENCE Guests got a look at Mayme Kratzâ€™s stunning art. HOUSE OF TOMORROW Host Treg Bradley opened his amazing Michael P. Johnsondesigned home.
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HOME AWAY FROM HOME The shelter provides much-needed support for teen girls. GRACIOUS HOSTS Ina and Murray Manaster, a couple to be admired
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HEARTFELT THANK-YOU Annually, the organization stops to thank those who support it.
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Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana I love words like “first” and “only”… especially when they describe amazing restaurants offering one-of-a-kind food! A new kid on the block at the Borgata, ‘Pomo Pizzeria, is advertising with these absolutes, and the quality, atmosphere and service certainly substantiate the claims. ‘Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana is the first and only pizzeria in the Valley “Certified Vera Pizza Napoletana (True Neapolitan Pizza) using the guidelines set out by the Vera Pizza Napoletana Association as set out by the Italian Government and the European Union.” That’s quite a mouthful … and trust me, so is the pizza! As if the rumors of two-hour waits didn’t wet our whistle, the charming, authentic atmosphere sealed the deal even before our first bite. After longingly reading the extensive menu word for word, still completely undecided because of the vast selection, my date and I settled on our first glass of wine (the waitress-recommended Sangiovese Santa Cristina “Antinori” 2008 Toscana) and the homemade bruschetta. We ultimately “settled” on the Sopranos and Bianca pizzas. ‘Pomo forms each pizza by hand, cooks each in a 950-degree wood fire oven, and each comes out light, fluffy, flame blackened and ridiculously delicious. If you’re looking for thick, dough-ey, delivery-style, this is not your pizza. Rather, ‘Pomo infuses ingredients such as organic flour, imported tomatoes and aged cheese. They’re credit-card thick and priceless in taste. The Bianca was our favorite (and a favorite of the chef). This masterpiece combined Mozzarella Fior di Latte, Prosciutto di Parma Principe 18 Month and Parmigiano Reggiano. It was among the selection of six white pizzas, and perfect … even down to the leftovers at lunch the next day! ‘Pomo also features paninis, pastas, fried pizza (definitely looking into this the next visit) and amazing dessert. In fact, we pre-ordered the Lava Del Vesuvio Al Cioccolato (my non-authentic translation: chocolate cake with a volcano-style eruption of ooey-gooey chocolate). Like a soufflé, this delight takes some time, yet worth the wait even if you don’t order early. While I have no idea how the Italian Government and EU regulate their certifications, I do know there’s something to be said for their standards. ‘Pomo Pizzeria is a must-eat as you make the restaurant rounds (I’d even bump it to the top of the list). My only recommendation is to call early for a reservation. You simply can’t go wrong on your choice of food. ‘Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana is located in the Borgata at 6166 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480.998.1366 or www.pomopizzeria.com.
PETS OF THE MONTH
Mustang Sally Found trembling underneath a parked Mustang, this Chihuahua eventually ended up at the Arizona Humane Society. Initially, the 3-year-old girl was terrified of everyone at the shelter and she would cower in the back of her kennel with her nose tucked in the corner. The behavior team decided that it would be best for her to spend some time in a foster home. Her foster family now reports that she has learned to trust humans again and embraces every opportunity to cuddle in the arms or on the lap of those she loves most. Daily strolls around the block really seem to boost her self-esteem, learning the basic commands has given her more courage and playing with rope toys has built her confidence. She will need a patient and understanding owner who will allow her ample time to adjust to her surroundings, other animals and children.
Zeus Life before the shelter was lonesome for Zeus, who spent his days searching the dumpsters for scraps of food and sleeping in thorny bushes while living as a stray. When rescuers finally crossed paths with this handsome 3-year-old he was cowering underneath a recently parked car trying to keep warm that chilly night. Once he discovered the strangers had no intention of harming him, the brown tabby eagerly trotted over and greeted them with a thundering purr. His foster mom says that he is an absolute “love bug” and is a lapseeking missile who enjoys being nestled in a bed or on someone’s lap kneading his paws. This mellow cat doesn’t have much interest in toys but occasionally feistiness kicks in and he will pounce on a wiggling ribbon. As far as quirks, Zeus has a bit of a wool fetish and will suck on the corner of blankets, drooling with delight. Being an easygoing and laid-back kitty, Zeus doesn’t mind sharing his home with other felines or even the biggest of dogs but he hasn’t been around children.
Mustang Sally (ID A327739) and Zeus (ID A327609) are available at the Arizona Humane Society. Adoption fees vary. Please call (602) 997-7586, Ext. 1045 for more information.
The Linen Tree Wine, candles, candies – they make great party favors. Indulgences from prestigious brands such as Diptyque, Molton Brown and Agraria are popular at The Linen Tree. But the sophisticated guest is not trying to be the life of party. The goal is a gift that is understated yet truly long-lasting. The idea is to help people find exquisite gifts that are unique enough to draw attention, subtle enough to be versatile, and elegant enough to be meaningful. As such, one of our favorite brands is courtesy of Texas designer Jan Barboglio. Jan’s Southwest-inspired designs for votives, wine carafes and much more feature heavyweight iron. These items are hand-wrought in her native Mexico. The iron exudes not just quality, but also natural texture and a splash of Old World charm. It is often paired with glass to make a subtle but striking impression. No surprise, Linen Tree heirs Daisy and Tucker (pictured below) are big fans! The Linen Tree is located at 6137 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 111, Scottsdale.480.483.2044. www.thelinentree.com.
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The Fiesta Bowl Invitational The Fiesta Bowl Invitational presented by Ellie and Michael Ziegler is a fun and elegant evening of live entertainment, a silent auction and dinner Dec. 31 at the Phoenician Resort. Distinguished guests traveling with the teams participating in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl, as well as some of the Valley’s top business leaders, enjoy entertainment and epicurean delights at food stations through the ballroom. Fiesta Bowl Invitational Chair Sarah Shneider talks about the effort. What is the organization? The Fiesta Bowl is a non-profit organization founded by Arizona community leaders in 1971. Through the creation of the Festival of College Football, which is inclusive of more than 40 statewide events, the annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl and the Insight Bowl, the organization continues to promote volunteerism, athletic achievement and higher education. Its mission is to remain a source of pride for all Arizonans by contributing strongly to the state’s economic development, tourism and community causes.
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Where does the money go? Proceeds from the silent auction benefit Fiesta Bowl charities such as the Arizona Tourism Alliance, Arizona Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs, National Football Foundation, St. Vincent DePaul, NAACP Scholarship Fund, Parenting Arizona and Phoenix Children’s Hospital Foundation. Funds also go to The 100 Club, which provides aid to families of fire, public safety or law enforcement officers injured or killed in the line of duty. How did you get involved? Last year I was a volunteer on the Invitational Committee and fell in love with the event. Why do you support the Fiesta Bowl organization? I love that the Fiesta Bowl places such importance on enhancing Arizona through community outreach and service. How can people get involved? People can get involved by purchasing a ticket and attending this wonderful annual event, which is a great way to ring in the New Year. There are also opportunities to volunteer. For tickets and information, please visit www.fiestabowl.org. Sarah can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
THE COUPLE Alison Michaels and Johnny Johnson MEET THE PARENTS Marilyn Egli Gerry and B.J. Johnson NUPTIALS Wrigley Mansion THE FLOWERS Flowers by Jodi – peonies, orchids, stargazer lilies and calla lilies THE PHOTOGRAPHER Moments Found THE HONEYMOON Maui, Hawaii SOMETHING DIFFERENT % The bride’s ring was custom designed with 18 pink diamonds.
% The ballroom was elegantly decorated with strands of chandelier crystals hanging throughout.
% The table centerpieces were set with 42-inch manzanita trees covered with Swarovski crystal.
% In place of the father and daughter dance, the bride and her sisters danced with their husbands to Frank Sinatra’s “The Way You Look Tonight” while a slide show of their late father and his daughters played in the background.
% The table numbers were photos of the bride and groom’s dog, Dolce, with pink numbers.
The Promise Ball The year’s Promise Ball promises to be better than ever. The gala event is set for Jan. 29 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, and the theme for the ball is Cirque with avant-garde performances by aerialists and contortionists. Deborah Bateman, chairperson, tells us a little about this year’s black-tie blowout.
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What are you most proud of? As this year’s chairperson for the Promise Ball, I am most proud of bringing new members to the committee who have brought with them wonderful new ideas and talents. Thanks to all their hard work, we will be that much closer to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. How can people get involved? Buy tickets or tables to the Promise Ball. It will be one of the Valley’s premier events of the year that people won’t want to miss. Why do you support the JDRF? JDRF is the leading nongovernmental funder of type 1 diabetes research. We funded more than $107 million in diabetes research in 2010. That is more funding for type 1 diabetes than any other charity in the world. How can people get in touch with you? The best way to reach me, to get involved in the event or learn more about the charity is by calling the JDRF office at 602.224.1800. For more information, visit www.jdrfdsw.org.
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Florence Crittenton’s ninth Teaming Up For Kids Luncheon will be March 1 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Co-chairs Rebecca AilesFine and Kathy Munson talk about their event, goals and partnership. What special moments can we look forward to at this year’s TUFK’s luncheon? Kathy: Bill Walton as our keynote speaker will thrill the guys in attendance, and of course Gerda Weissmann Klein as our Hope Award recipient will fill us all with messages of hope and perseverance. What is the HOPE Award? The HOPE Award honors those from our community who are an inspiration for the girls Florence Crittenton serves. They embody our mission to provide opportunity, a positive future and education for young women in need. What is new at the luncheon this year? Kathy: We’ll have our fabulous Dream Bags again this year, where tables with the highest level of donations/pledges win amazing luxury items. Rebecca: This year, for the first time, we are having VIP tickets available that give you premier seating and the opportunity to go into a pre-lunch Meet and Greet reception with Bill Walton and Gerda Weissman Klien. Also this year we have a handful of outstanding experiences that we are putting into a Super Silent Auction. Where do the funds raised go? Funds are used for the many operating expenses needed to run day-to-day operations at the agency. Vital resources are needed for everything from teachers, therapists, counselors’ salaries, food, clothing, transportation – the list of needs goes on and on. How do you two know each other? Rebecca: Kathy and I have known each other since serving together as trustees on the Desert Botanical Garden. We’ve talked about working on an event together and this one came at just the right time for both of us, and for an agency we both care deeply about. For more information or buy tickets, visit www.flocrit.org.
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Authors Luncheon Robin Milne and Brenda Howard
KEY TO THE CURE Grace Edgar and Bijen Dyrek
Brophy Luncheon Shelley Kuhle and Dawn Kennedy with Sallie Brophy-Najafi
Defenders of Children Dinner Chris Berry and Kate Branch
Old Bags Luncheon Barbara Adelson and Marilyn Alexander
Westcor Gift Card Unwrapping Julia Patrick, Emilie Andrews, Kate Birchler and Steve Helm with Karen Litton
Sandra Day O’Connor Awards Luncheon Anne Thoits and Donna Johnson
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Xavier Holiday Auction Dinner Jackie Hutt and Erin Tawney with Nancy Sanford
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