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VOLUME 35, NO. 4
Remembering Ruth Downs
Celebrity Fight Night, 2017
La Dolce Vita
Heard Museum Preview
Childhelp Wings Luncheon
Assistance League Gala
Lesley Stahl Interview
Sandra Day O’Connor Institute Luncheon
Board of Visitors, How I Met Your Mother
Western Spirit Museum Cocktail Reception
Picnic Under the Stars
Dinner on the Desert
Board of Visitors Debutante Ball
Wedding Bells ON THE COVER: Celebrity Fright Night 2017 JW Marriott Desert Ridge Lonnie Ali and Harrison Ford
CELEBRITY FIGHT NIGHT
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1 F O O R P t h g i r 6 1 / 5 2 / 4 By Bill Dougherty
Several weeks ago I learned of the passing of 2005 Fabulous Phoenician Ruth Downs. She was 95 and she, like her husband Hugh who was by her side at her passing, lived a life few could imagine. In 2004 another Fabulous Phoenician Jeanne Herberger suggested to me that my wife and I join them for dinner with the Downs. Jeanne thought that Ruth and Hugh would make excellent candidates for the lifetime achievement award started by this publication in 1982. While I knew them both only to say hello, I was very aware of the work this great and very famous couple had done since they moved to Arizona in the late 1960s. We met at Lon’s at the Hermosa Inn and the rest became Arizona history.
Many think of Hugh Downs as a pillar in the broadcasting field such as I did. However, I was totally unaware of how amazing Ruth was as well. Following her schooling, she became a highly decorated WW II Naval Intelligence Undercover Operative. Something she casually talked about, as if it was nothing, over cocktails during dinner. She then became a radio actress where she met and married Hugh and together they raised two children. Ruth produced films and documentaries throughout her life but never really wanted to call attention to herself. Hugh, however, told me that he truly believes the success he achieved came directly from Ruth. Her strong knowledge of the industry, mixed with her incredible sense of humor, made her a force to be reckoned with. She oversaw most of Hugh’s daily activities on and off air and gave great and lasting input into his network contracts for more than six decades. Many remember the famed needle works store she opened in Carefree in 1970, Ruth Downs LTD. There she showcased works from around the Southwest and the world. Her work in television and film documentaries also continued to soar for another three decades. The first time I dropped by the Downs’ beautifully decorated home in Paradise Valley, I was overwhelmed by all the toys inside and out. It looked like a huge children’s playground. Ruth just smiled and said “what can I say, I simply adore our grandchildren.” I’m delighted that this publication had the opportunity to honor this fine lady and her husband for their amazing humanity, generosity and kindness. People like Ruth Downs are a special breed of beauty, talent, charm and wit. She had an extraordinary life and she will be missed.
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La Dolce Vita The Season October to May People are talking about the serendipitous cocktail party held at The Western Spirit Museum of the West in Scottsdale a few weeks ago. We’ve decided that there are far too many events where people are expected to show up, socialize and then write a check. While fundraising is vital to our existence, we thought it might be nice to gather people just for fun. What a great idea! Last year Missy and Lyle Anderson were so kind and generous to open their beautiful Paradise Valley estate to all of our Fabulous Phoenicians and Trendsetters. The party was a huge success. This year Melissa Turner suggested the recently completed Western Spirit Museum of the West. One look at this splendid and masterful piece of architecture and its’ amazing collection of art, memorabilia and relics had us totally sold. As many as 150 people accepted the clever invitation to our big night. Hand-crafted by Paper Princess Nancy Silver, the “No Agenda Cocktail Party” as it is now known, brought out our new Trendsetters: Jan Cacheris, Billie Jo Herberger, Cheryl Londen, Tahnia McKeever, Deborah Pshebniski, Leslie Rich, Mary Ann Sheely, Kristine Thompson and Candice Wiest. Sue Glawe, who was previously announced, had to take a rain check for the honor until 2018. Ms. Glawe has been so tied up at Blue Cross/Blue Shield that she asked to postpone. Laura Grafman our Fabulous Phoenician
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for 2017 was there with her lovely daughter Lynn Lancaster and they seemed to know everyone in the room. Are you surprised? No you’re not! Vincent on Camelback, which by the way has totally mastered the art of passed hors d’ oeuvres a preferred way of serving at the museum, was amazing that night too. We are so lucky to have Leevon and Vincent Guerithault in our community along with their amazing manager Amy Fox. Their generosity and kindness mixed with some of the most award-winning food in the Southwest was a huge treat for all our guests. We also want to thank Kristy and Tim Moore of El Chorro fame, who have aided us yet again for this big bash. What a great community we live in! If you haven’t seen the museum, I strongly suggest you stop by. It will simply blow you away. We had the opportunity that night to preview an exhibit that Legacy Gallery was a great part of. Speaking of the famed Scottsdale galley, Jinger Richardson, together with Susie Wesley, Betty McRae, Pam Overton Risoleo and Darlene Keller Price, of the Trends Charitable Fund Presidential Board were tremendous in their efforts to make our second annual party come off without a hitch. You should have been there!
Anyone who knows Sarah Suggs of the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute, or for that matter, Gena Bonsall and Penny Gunning would immediately recognize that the talents among the three of them are always a recipe for success. Anyway, they pooled their gifts and managed to get the iconic Lesley Stahl of CBS News fame to address a recent luncheon. The Conference Center at the Arizona Biltmore Resort proved the perfect venue for the sold out event. Ms. Stahl, who was in town touting her bestselling book Becoming Grandma, had the audience in stitches for most of the afternoon; with newsroom antidotes, grandmotherly tips and a breezy speech which left everyone in awe. I had the opportunity to speak with this great lady, thanks to Ms. Suggs and her savvy PR background. We spoke of everything from the 1972 Watergate Hotel break-in, the single event that launched Ms. Stahl’s career. We talked a lot about grandparenting, something that was very near and dear to the journalist. However I think Ms. Stahl was a bit caught off guard when I asked her about the now closed website she started with publisher Joni Evans, columnist Liz Smith, author Peggy Noonan and advertising legend Mary Wells Lawrence. I’ve always credited Mrs. Lawrence for my pathological obsession with the airline industry, dating back to her 1965 Braniff International ad campaign. You might remember that she took a little known carrier, hired Emilio Pucci, Alexander Girard and Herman Miller and revolutionized the airline industry overnight. Even today it is still viewed as the single most successful ad campaign in advertising history. For the next two decades everything Wells, Rich, Green touched would turn to gold. Mrs. Lawrence
would go on to marry Braniff’s CEO Harding Lawrence, entertain at homes in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Tucson, Dallas and New York. The term “power couple,” was first applied to the Lawrence’s long before it became a household catch phrase. When I suggested to Lesley Stahl that she interview Mary Wells Lawrence for 60 Minutes, she simply said “we’re too close.” Lesley Stahl was simply amazing! Perhaps the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute might consider Mrs. Lawrence for an upcoming affair since she’s equally iconic to the lovely and very beautiful journalist with whom I got to spend the afternoon? Stay tuned, there’s always more. In Cocktail Polo News You Should Know: That it’s high time a group of ladies ditch the selfies, get off social media and concentrate on the task at hand. The entire social community is making fun of them. That a well-known philanthropist played good Samaritan to an out-of-towner so he could return home wheels and all; a shining compliment to the great company. That a highflying couple loves everyone’s invitations to expensive restaurants but never reciprocates. That a small but mighty charity better get their act together and stop firing everyone who chooses to disagree with the development director and CEO. That two back-stabbing socialites are now best friends, so don’t turn your back. That a PV socialite is still in grave danger of her much reinvented spouse and probably is still totally unaware. Now you’re all caught up for the next 15 minutes.
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Richard and Stacie Stephenson with Harrison Ford
SMASHING SUCCESS! Jimmy Walker and Sean Currie must have been very pleased with the all-star celebrity line up at their internationally recognized event. Entertainers from the fields of country, pop, film and television graced the gala this year. They all came together to pay a lasting tribute to the late MohammadÂ Ali, who put the event on the map decades ago. Dennis Quaid and David Foster
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Linda Hunt and Robert Spetzler
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Celebrity Fight Night
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Sharon Stone and Harvey Mackay
CELEBRITY FIGHT NIGHT â€“ ITALY Celebrity Fight Night will be joining the Andrea Bocelli Foundation for our 4th Annual trip to Italy which will be in Rome from September 5-11. On September 8th in the historic Colosseum before only 400 guests, Andrea Bocelli will be joined by Elton John and Steven Tyler entertaining ... The Celebrity Fight Night event in Italy has been sold out since March.
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Ronnie Dunn, Shawn and Larry King with Mike and Jacquelyne Love
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FAMOUS FACES Everywhere you looked you saw someone famous. Celebrity Fight Night 2017 raised a tremendous amount of money, as they do each year. We are so fortunate to have them in the Valley.
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Mark and Tara Cavanaugh
Nancy Hanley and Tessa Mansour
Dawn and David Lenhardt
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PRIVATE FASHION PREVIEW American Valet did an outstanding job arranging expensive autos around the hilltop estate of Char and Bill Hubble. The fine idea of Ron Miller and many others gave Phoenicians the chance to view the latest creations from famed designer Oday Shakar. Following a breathtaking fashion show, guests sipped champagne and nibbled on extraordinarily presented fare from Jenniferâ€™s Catering. The evening benefited two charities, Cameo Foundation of Phoenix and New York Restoration Project in Manhattan. TheÂ next day Mr. Shakar debuted the collection to the public at Neiman Marcus in Scottsdale.
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INCREDIBLE EXHIBITION On a beautiful spring evening a selectÂ group of supporters gathered at the Heard Museum. Bolero and tangero music played, Mexican cuisine was served and everyone marveled at the Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera exhibit. Many guests arrived supporting their version of Frida Kahlo and other Mexican inspired attire. This incredible exhibition is available until August 20th. Donâ€™t miss this one! Erin and John Gogolak
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RUNWAY FOR SUCCESS This year the Childhelp Wings luncheon was chaired by lovelies Tiffany Quayle and Abby Traister Leadon. A tremendous group of people gathered to fight child abuse and raise awareness for this great cause. On the runway former Vice President Dan Quayle, airways super star John Jay Van Es and others strutted their stuff in apparel by Dillard’s, Mae & Marie, Scottsdale Men’s Shoppes, Kendra Scott and Amy Inc. The event was started years ago by Carol Hebets and serves as a learning opportunity in child abuse prevention and chance to give back to the community.
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SPOT NORTH OF HAVANA Montelucia was all aglow in color the other evening as the Assistance League of Phoenix presented Havana Nights. Elva and Lattie Coor along with Verma and Ed Pastor served as the honorary chairs. Diana Murray chaired the event and did a splendid job recreating the whimsy of Batista’s Cuba. Fran Patton and Brenda Sperduti
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BOOK SMART 60 Minutes journalist and Emmy Award winner Lesley Stahl wowed a sell-out crowd at the Arizona Biltmore the other afternoon. Her newest best-selling book Becoming Grandma proved a sensational topic for the afternoon. Her address was a mix of witty dialog and incredible nuances of life as a grandparent. Gina Bonsall and Penny Gunning chaired. They did a tremendous job!
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60 Minutes with Lesley Stahl Interview by Bill Dougherty
In 1972 Lesley Stahl was hired by CBS after a short stent at a local news station. Over the next several years, she would sky rocket to overnight fame during the Watergate break in and subsequent trials. She would become the White House Correspondent for the network, join Face the Nation and become a ground breaking force at 60 Minutes. We had the chance to speak with this lovely and Iconic lady at the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute Luncheon. Here’s what she had to say. Tell us about the book you just completed Becoming Grandma? The book explores becoming a grandmother in today’s society. We look at the science involved including brain waves, the neo oxtoser. You’re essentially hit by a jolt and it’s the most overwhelming expectance one can ever imagine. Your life changes forever. You conducted a lot of interviews for Becoming Grandma? I had the opportunity to go back and look at the role of grandmothers and grandfathers and the relationships they built with their grandchildren. When you have children, they come with strings attached. The relationship can often be taxing. However grandparents are wired to love unconditionally. I interviewed as many people as I could. My relationship with my daughter and husband have both changed since we became grandparents. But the toughest interview I conducted was with my son-in law’s mother. That was the hardest interview I’ve ever done. We laughed together, we cried and eventually ironed out our differences as grandmothers. What is your connection to Arizona? In 1972, CBS sent us to various locations in the U.S. to report on the returns of the election between Richard Nixon and George McGovern. Dan Rather took the Mid-West, Roger Mudd the South and Mike Wallace the East. I was assigned to the West. Imet Barry Goldwater, an amazing gentleman. He took me up in his plane and showed me the state. He knew and loved each spec of Arizona. Every time he wanted to show me something, he would zoom down on it. It was quite a thrill! My husband is from Tucson and like many others, I fell in love with the saguaro. I love Arizona. It’s so beautiful and it’s good to return. What was you first big break? CBS assigned me to the Watergate Hotel break-in. At first the networks and papers thought little of the story. I was determined to stay on the story and my colleagues encouraged me not to walk away from it. I’m glad I stayed on Watergate, it changed my career. Who granted you your first big interview? During Watergate, John Dean of the White House Council was in hiding. Many of us camped out at his house to no avail. After the other journalists left, I hid in the bushes and lingered. When I thought it was finally safe I knocked on the Dean’s front door.
John opened the mail slot fearing television cameras and I conducted his first interview. We talked through the mail slot for more than an hour. I returned to CBS and broke the interview live. It was my finest hour. Who would you have liked to interview? Nancy Reagan, because I truly believe she is completely misunderstood. She was so protective of her husband’s presidency and I’m convinced that she was actually running the country. Bill O’Reilly interviewed me in great depth for Killing Reagan regarding the very guarded former First Lady. My interview helped him tremendously in his efforts to understand Nancy Reagan and the things she did. Nancy Reagan to me is an enigma. There was a side of her that people seldom saw. She was a practical joker with a witty sense of humor. Mike Wallace, one her closest friends, interviewed her on 60 Minutes shortly before her departure from the White House. She didn’t like his questions and the interview went south very quickly.
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NO AGENDA COCKTAIL PARTY For the last two years, Trends Magazine and Trends Charitable Fund have stopped to thank all our Fabulous Phoenicians and Trendsetters. This year Melissa Turner suggested we migrate into Scottsdale and peruse the Western Spirit Museum. Vincent on Camelback did a fantastic job with food, spirits and sweets galore! Models from Agency Arizona showcased Lilly Pulitzer from the Arizona Biltmore Resort Shop. Jinger Richardson, Darlene Keller-Price, Susie Wesley and Betty McRae of the TCF Presidential Board of Directors made sure guests had the opportunity to tour the magnificent museum which is located just South of Indian School Road. You need to visit. It is simply amazing!
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Picnic Under the Stars
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Andrea Robinson and Troy Hayden
SPRING FEVER Nothing says spring like the American Cancer Societyâ€™s Picnic Under the Stars. The event which was held at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch brought out some of the most beautiful people under the sun or stars if you will. The bash was chaired by Linda Greer. Treja Vu Band played until dawnâ€™s early light. Emcees for the event were Fox News 10 anchors Andrea Robinson and Troy Hayden.
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Dinner on the Desert 2017
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Chuck and Kathy Munson
FLOWER POWER AND MUCH MORE Rebecca Ailes-Fine, one of our very favorite ladies, chaired Dinner on the Desert at Desert Botanical Garden and did a smashing job! A string quartet played as guests made their way through an elegant cocktail reception. Passed hors dâ€™ oeuvres and merriment continued to dinner where guests enjoyed the splendor of the internationally recognized gardens and the night air and stars above. Remember this is one of the very best silent auctions in our Valley too. You should have been there! Bennett and Jacquie Dorrance
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Larry and Tracey Lytle
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Zeus On neighborhood walks, Zeus strains at the leash to greet anyone who flashes him a smile. If his wellfurnished mustache and expressive eyebrows don’t steal your heart, his charming and playful personality will. This 9-month-old miniature Schnauzer greets everyone with uncontrollable excitement, an abundance of kisses and a perpetual nubby tail wag. Loaded with energy, this busy body will need plenty of toys to chew, a brisk walk every morning and night, several rounds of indoor fetch throughout the day and a bit of basic training. He responds well to a patient coach with a pocket full of treats. Meet Zeus at the Arizona Humane Society located at 1521 W. Dobbins Road in Phoenix. His adoption fee includes his neuter surgery, vaccinations and a microchip. He may have been adopted by the time you visit the shelter, but other adoptable pets are listed at www.azhumane.org. For more information call 602.997.7585 and ask for animal number A550029.
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ESCAPE TO THE CAPE Hanger One provided the perfect late winter backdrop for the Beach Ball 2017. This year the attire called for Kennedy Chic. Most think of Jackie and Jack Kennedy when they think of chic from that era, so everyone dressed accordingly. No pill box hats or Ivy League suits made the scene, but that’s a whole other story. The night proved to be even more successful than anticipated. A tremendous amount of money was raised on behalf of Phoenix Children’s Hospital. You should have been there! Kristen and Jason Rowley
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Stephanie Tsang, Katee Lauchner, Jodalee Ebaugh, Jaqueline Nerguzian, Ivy Ciolli and Jen DeStefano
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BACK IN TIME
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER Board of Visitors Remembers Beautiful Family Unions For more than 100 years the Board of Visitors has been making dreams come true. Not only has the oldest charity in the state raised countless amounts of money, but it has served as a love connection for many too. In conjunction with the recently held ball, we decided to go back in time and take a look at some famous unions that came out of this very worthy organization.
The Spellman Family Anne Nairn was escorted by James Spellman in 1964. They married and their daughters Jennifer and Janet were both presented by their father in 1986 and 1993.
Brook Thomas presented by Tom Thomas 1989
The Stevens Family Nanci Benedict was escorted by Scott Stevens in 1979. They married and their daughters Lindsey and Carley were both presented by their father in 2008 and 2012.
The Jones Family Shannon Goldsworthy was escorted by Tim Jones in 1987. They married and their daughter McKenzie was presented by her father in 2014.
Anne Nairn presented by Robert Nairn 1964
The Machen Family Brook Thomas was escorted by Craig Machen in 1989. They married and their daughter MaryJane was presented by her father in 2017.
McFarland Family Amy French was escorted by Sloane McFarland in 1991. They married and their daughter Ella was presented by her father in 2017.
Jennifer Spellman presented by James Spellman 1986
Scott Stevens presents Carley Stevens 2012
Scott Stevens with Nancy Benedict 1979
Scott Stevens presents Lindsey Stevens 2008
Ella McFarland presented by Sloane McFarland 2017
Janet Spellman presented by James Spellman 1993
MaryJane Machen presented by Craig Machen 2017
McKenzie Jones presented by Tim Jones 2014
Tim Jones and Shannon Goldsworthy 1987
Amy French with Sloane McFarland 1991
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Betsy and Mike Haenel
A SEA OF WHITE A lovely group of young ladies attired in white ball gowns were presented to society several weeks ago at the Camelback Inn. The much anticipated debutante ball was chaired by Betsy Haenel with Cindy Good serving as chair of the Board of Visitors 2017. More than 1000 people attended a ball rich with tradition and merriment. The Board of Visitors is the oldest and most respected charity in Arizona. Cindy and Steve Good
Linda and James Ganem with Suzanne and Michael Eder
Daron with Tatum and Heather Webb
Kim Sabow and Ruthann Grace
Coverage courtesy of Sally and Peter Krzykos
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Holly Wendt and Matt Evans
Omar and Karola Alvarez with Channing Thompson and Shannon Barthelemy
Matt and Janet Montgomery with Jim and Jennifer Grant
Coverage courtesy of Sally and Peter Krzykos
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Hidden Ones by Marcia Fine Reviewed by Diane Wootton Award-winning novelist and Scottsdale resident Marcia Fine has released her seventh book and fourth historical fiction novel “Hidden Ones: A Veil of Memories.” In Mexico, Peru and Columbia; the Inquisition was in operation from 1649 to 1854. Jews and Protestants who practiced Catholicism, called “Cisneros” in public, but practiced their religion in secret were punished with imprisonment and death at the stake by the authorities of the Church and local governments. Hundreds of thousands were victimized, tortured and killed. This is the fictionalized story of one Jewish family, the Crispins whose grandmother, Clara, is imprisoned and tortured for five years. Her granddaughter; Celedaria, approaching womanhood, is also under suspicion and imprisoned. Their stories are told in alternat-
ing chapters. On Friday nights, the drapes are closed, candles lit, Jewish texts brought out from secret hiding and seders furtively led. Celedaria is looking forward to marriage and is betrothed to a fellow Cisnero. When Clara is finally released due to a large bribe, the entire family dares discovery in attempting escape northward to New Mexico, a safer and more politically liberal area. The author has researched the culture of the era; including the cuisine, farming practices and family occupation. She details their strengths and endurance in this period of extreme religious intolerance. Based on transcripts from the Inquistion and records from SouthWest Territories, this book details one of the most obscure and dramatic episodes in Mexican and Jewish history. A
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THE HONEYMOON The One and Only, Cabo San Lucas
% The couple got engaged in Portofino, Italy at the Hotel Splendido on the brides last birthday.
% The bride and groom love to travel and in the past year have been to France, Italy, Spain, England, Greece, Maui, Cabo, Napa and New York (which was incorporated into the theme of the wedding).
% Their beloved dogs, Richard Sherman, Bijou and Bella were a part of the wedding ceremony.
% Guests dined on a burrata cheese, tomato, avocado salad (theirÂ favorite), filet mignon & lobster with mascarpone polenta, and pink champagne flavored wedding cake.
% The couple honeymooned in Sedona, Cabo and are going back to France and Italy in September.
The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis Reviewed by Diane Wootton Fiona Davis’s debut novel, “The Dollhouse,” is a nostalgic tribute to mid-century New York City, combining both mystery and romance. It features the famed Barbizon Hotel whose noted residents included Grace Kelly, Joan Didion and Sylvia Plath; among others. The Barbizon Hotel for Women housed aspiring models, secretarial students and editors – all hoping for fairy-tail success. The hotel was akin to a college dorm; with strict curfews, parental hours, draconian dress codes and rules of comportment. It was a Godsend for well-to-do parents who were reluctant to unleash their daughters in Manhattan. Darby McLaughlin arrives at the Barbizon from a small Ohio town: plain, self- conscious, homesick and convinced she cannot measure up to the beautiful models on her floor. Darby has strict orders from her mother to excel at the Katherine Gibbs Secretarial School. While struggling to adjust and succeed; she is befriended by Esme, a maid at the Barbizon. Life then takes an exciting turn for Darby. She is introduced to a new side of New York; the sounds of bebop, heroin usage and a blossoming love affair. But tragedy intervenes at the Barbizon. What is the identity of the victim? Was it murder, suicide or an accident? A modernday sleuth, now living at the present-day condoized Barbizon, is determined to unravel the mysteries. Twists and turns are interwoven to create a good old-fashioned suspense novel.
Sponsored by Main Dish, 480.751.2393 THE COUPLE Maggie Broderick and TJ Wead
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RECEPTION Phoenix Country Club
DRESS Romona Keveza, Neiman Marcus Bridal Salon in Dallas Texas.
STYLIST/FLOWERS Christine Dixon, My Christine Designs
CAKE Designed by the pastry chef at the Phoenix Country Club
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HONEYMOON Post Ranch Inn (Big Sur) and San Ysidro Ranch (Santa Barbara)
% Father John Martin who was the bride’s grandfathers best friend flew in from San Francisco to preside over the marriage.
% Both the bride and groom wanted a family focused wedding. In keeping with that theme, the entire wedding party was comprised of only family members.
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HONEYMOON Lake Cuomo, Tuscany; Sienna Italy and Paris, France
% Flower girls were Jill’s niece, Caroline Alperin and Rod’s granddaughter Cynthia Riley
% Jill’s parents Dr. Eli and Sandy Krigsten walked her down the aisle and Rod’s sons Peyton and Brooks Riley joined him down the aisle.
% Jill’s cousin, the honorable Samuel Myers, officiated the ceremony % Cake by Wisk was Gluten free. Flour for the gluten free cake was supplied by the couples friend Ina Manaster.
% Something “old” was part of her wedding bouquet; the rings from Jill’s deceased Grandparents Susie & Lou Singer.
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