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SOCIETY | FASHION | HOME | DINING | ART VOLUME 40, NO. 4
Lifestyle and Entertaining Patsy Lowry
Publisher La Dolce Vita
Health and Wellness Laurene Hayden
Interior Design Barbara Kalan
Etiquette Heather Wagenhals
Fashion Samantha’s Favorite Finds
Society Veterans and First Responders
Society Phoenix Art Museum Circles Party
Society Beach Ball
Society Wish Ball
Society Celebrity Fight Night 2022
Inner-View Robert Danes of Neiman Marcus
Fashion The Man To Watch with Chase Courtney
Society Fresh Start Gala
Artist Profile Judi Bloom
Society Barrow Neuro Night 2022
Society Phoenix Art Museum The pARTy 2022
Arizona Humane Society Pets of the Month
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Extravagant, Wonderfulness By Patsy Lowry
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.” – Winston Churchill Shine and acknowledge your Magnificence! Just once, how would you like to entertain in an extravagant and wonderful way? Blaze new trails and create celebration together with your dreams, visions and friends. Flamboyant! Original! Outrageous! Excessive! Surprising! After attending a luncheon at my house, one my guests sent me a thank you
ENTERTAINING IDEAS: 1. Be the most extravagant, wonderful expression of yourself. Give this a lot of thought and go for it. 2. Don’t minimize, MAXIMIZE!
note. She thanked me for my “EXTRAVAGANT WONDERFULNESS.” Two words that totally got my attention. Think about them? What does “extravagant,” wonderfulness” mean to you? Personally, these words represent excitement, vibrant energy, stepping outside of my comfort zone, going-all-out! I was inspired to invite two couples to an “EXTRAVAGANT, WONDERFULNESS” dinner party. Knowing that I had to create something that I had never done before (breaking the glass ceiling) I came up with the idea of seating my guests in the middle of the table and placing flowers (lots and lots of them) at BOTH ends of the table. I had never done that before. Every time that I added more flowers, the more extravagant and wonderful the table looked. A sparkling royal blue piece of fabric, used as a tablecloth, added reflection and luminosity. The place cards were more elaborately decorated with hearts and rhinestones and love messages. The more objects and flowers that I added to
3. Greet your female guests at the front door with feather boas, and rhinestone bow ties for the men to wear. 4. Use silver silverware place settings for the men and gold silverware place setting for the women. 5. Place flower arrangements and objects on glassware, vases, anything that sparkles and shines. Create a variety of levels. 6. Wear an outfit that coordinates with your table setting and extravagantly, wonderful environment.
the table setting, that more extravagant and wonderful it looked. Sitting down at the table, surrounded by so many flowers, I felt like I was in a garden. Luscious! Intoxicating! Fragrant! Beautiful! Surrounded by friends who were blooming!
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LA DOLCE VITA The Season October to June By Bill Dougherty People are talking about our Fabulous Phoenician and our ten new Trendsetters. Every winter the Trends Charitable Fund, along with yours truly, rifle through approximately forty Trendsetter applications and select the top of the tops. These well accomplished and welldeserved ladies are the true empire builders of the Valley. Every spring, we stop to recognize an individual or couple for an esteemed lifetime achievement award. This year, our Fabulous Phoenician is none other than Nancy Berge. She has worked diligently and often very quietly in the community for more than six decades. We are honored to have her. Our ten new Trendsetters include: Audrey Alfano, Sheryl Cooper, Carol Dries, Micheline Etkin, Dyan Getz, Colleen Katz,
Kolby Moffett, Loraine Tallman, Monica Villalobos and Mary Way. These amazing ladies will be honored over the next several months at various luncheons, cocktail parties, and An Evening of Trends. That event will be held on November 12th, 2022, at the Camelback Inn. We are delighted to return to the Camelback Inn. We never should have left! We also want to thank the Trends Charitable Fund board with their tireless dedication. They include Molly Stockley – President; Nikki Balich, Vice President; Lee Courtney, Treasurer; Marilyn Alexander, Corresponding Secretary; Charlene Berge-Blum, Recording Secretary; Carol Cook, Member At Large; Penny Gunning, Member At Large; Susie Wesley, Advisor GOTCHA!
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How to Meditate with Ease By Laurene Hayden
“I can’t meditate because my mind is always active – I can’t stop thinking!” Good News! Absence of thought is not the definition, or even a condition,
out, into the rest of the building, outside the building, into the neighborhood,
of good meditation. In fact, the thoughts rising up through the mind are actu-
the community, town, city, state, country, air, space, Universe, until you can’t
ally an inherent aspect of effective meditation. Meditation has many benefits
hear anything but Silence … After a few moments, reverse the process, com-
and effects, one of the most beneficial of which is reducing stress. Think of
ing progressively closer, until you are hearing the sounds in the room again.
it this way: the action of thoughts bubbling up to the surface of the mind is
Then move inward, listening to the sounds inside your head, in your body,
analogous to your nervous system off-gassing the stress from your body!
moving deeper and deeper within until you hear nothing but Silence. Stay in
Recognizing that this is a normal and helpful aspect of the practice helps us
this place as long as you like.
to relax into the process, thus facilitating the calm state of mind that is so
Mantra: Use a mantra, such as So-Hum, by repeating the syllables silently
often sought after. In all of my training and experience, I have learned many different techniques for meditating. I have learned that the best techniques are the simplest. Here are a few for you to explore. Being in the Moment: Bring yourself into the moment by sitting quietly and noticing a) the sensations of the physical body; b) the thoughts in your mind; and c) the emotions you feel. When the attention wanders from these three, gently bring it back. Presence through Senses: Sit quietly and notice your experiences, one at a time, through all the senses – feeling, sight, taste, smell, sound. Listening Inwardly: If you are indoors, begin by noticing the sounds in the room. Then listen further out, to the next room. Progressively listen further
to yourself. Meditation is a life long practice, the experience of which will grow, mature, and change with you. Always remember to judge the quality of your meditation NOT by the direct experience of it, but by the overall quality of your life. As with all yoga techniques, it is important to learn from a qualified teacher who can tailor the practices to your needs at any given time, and to help you evolve your techniques as you grow in your practice. Let me know if you are interested in private or group instruction in meditation. Enjoy the stillness, because it really is changing your life! Laurene Hayden is a Holistic Ayurvedic Healer and Vedic Counselor, specializing in Mind-Body Wellness through yoga and Ayurveda. Reach out! Laurene@ResolutionYoga.com.
INTERIOR DESIGN FOR HOLISTIC LIVING
Summer-IZE Your Home By Barbara Kaplan, www.BarbaraKaplan.com
The time has come to “summer- ize” our homes. There are so many ways to do this and we all have our own ideas of what summer means to us. It’s a time when our personality can decide how we would like to change our spaces to enjoy what summer brings. Expressing our individual summer needs means making those changes that will give us a feeling of comfort during the long, hot days. Some suggestions of the following 21 items may not appeal to you, while others may be just what you have been waiting and wanting to do. • Change heavy draperies with lighter ones that can be made out of a shade of white or pastel colors in a light weight fabric such as gauge or linen. • Place summer flowers throughout your home. You can buy one bunch and separate the flowers, placing them in several different shaped small vases. Even one flower in a vase makes a lovely statement. • Slipcover one or more pieces of furniture such as a sofa or chairs in a neutral color. Then add colored pillow to coordinate with your room. Or you can introduce a bold color in your slipcover as a summer accent. • Replace your table linen with colors and mix and match them, or find wicker and rattan placemats. If using paper or cloth napkins, buy them in colors. • Find sheets in cool pastels to sleep on during the summer heat. • Add summer accents to your bookshelves with items such as painted and natural rocks and seashells. • Add a piece of furniture painted in a summer color. You may already have one you would like better if it were another color. • Replace heavy fabrics, such as runners on tables, with lighter fabrics or remove them all together. • Buy potted plants that look like grass and line them up on your mantel. • Temporarily pack away some of your accessories like picture frames and knick-knacks to give a lighter, more open look and feel. • Switch out a heavy rug with a lighter sisal rug. It’s easy to roll up your winter one and store it in the garage. • Change your drape tablecloth with a lighter weight and color cloth. Or drape a side table that has had no cloth. • Change your lampshades from dark to light, and bring in bright colors. • Change your furniture arrangement and if possible, face the seating arrangement towards the outdoors.
• Select your summer reading, and place some of the books on a cocktail table and the others by your bedside. • Replace your winter afghans with lighter color or crocheted ones. • Replace your waste baskets with wicker ones, or place baskets throughout your house—some filled with fruit in the kitchen, or hand towels in the powder room. • Replace the logs in your fireplace with candle holders and candles or paint the inside of your fireplace white or a color for the summer months. • Fill a large clear vase with lemons or other fruit as an accent. • Change your room fragrance to something light, such as jasmine. • Enjoy the outdoors, whether it’s on your patio or by the pool. Serve breakfast, lunch or dinner outside, and don’t forget the candlelight in the evening. Summer is that time to relax and kick back. Life becomes more casual and loose; let your home reflect that. Since it is a more casual time, take advantage of the support your home can give you to accomplish being comfortable and relaxed. Create your home to bring cool smiles. Always remembering rooms have no feelings, YOU do! Would you like to refresh your home? I am the creative interior designer leading FREE HG-TV group interior design DIY consultation experiences in your home This is available to anyone who would like to make changes or summer-ize their home and open to friends to watch for fun and learning. It will be an interactive Q & A opportunity. Let’s have fun together! 480-998-5088.
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Sartorial Etiquette By Heather Wagenhals
Sartorial etiquette has changed. These days, billionaires are sporting jeans and mock turtlenecks, as everyone from celebrities to average Joes eschew traditional styles and as formal events become increasingly informal. To avoid disrespecting your host while also expressing your personal style, follow these simple guidelines.
Do: Dress for the occasion. Inquire about dress code or typical attire. Safety may prevail over fashion and require specialized attire for restricted access areas where risk of injury may occur, i.e. racing or sports-related events.
Avoid: The over and under. Wearing a tuxedo to a pool party or short pants to an after 5 p.m. cocktail party disrespects the occasion and displays your ignorance. Observe local/societal customs instead.
Stay chill. Consider temperature fluctuations and bring a sweater or jacket for temperature drops.
Lose the desire to “over bling.” Find a focal point such as a great pendant or watch, then build your look from there. Too much trendsetting. The latest fad may not work no matter your love for it. Consider your body type, age and event appropriateness.
Hot under the collar. Shirts with buttons can be loosened two buttons down or 4 inches from the collarbone for a cooler and more casual look. When a jacket is required. Always keep the middle button closed (even in summer), upper button if you desire, and never the lower. Also, no jacket means no tie, too.
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Love it or hate it, the chunky sandal is back this season. These Stella McCartney sandals are a perfect way to follow the trend and get some height without sacrificing comfort. Available at Neiman Marcus located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.
A sharp-looking blazer has the power to pull together any look. Wear it this summer over a matching crop top, dress or with matching shorts. This model is wearing Ronny Kobo. Available at Neiman Marcus located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.
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GIVING BACK TO OUR VETS AND FIRST RESPONDERS A brilliant crowd of very giving Americans gathered to celebrate our first responders and Veterans at a sold out event hosted by Volanti restaurant. Actor and former model, Jack Scalia, lent his talents to the organization. Lt. Joe Torrillo, who was buried alive in the rubble of the World Trade Center attacks of 9/11, was also on hand to extend his support. Author Allen Kates, famous for his best selling book “Copshock,” was part of this amazing
Ashley Collins with LoriAnn Harnish and Rowan Pickering
evening as well. Pilot by day and band leader by night, provided amazing vocals on tunes throughout the affair. All proceeds from this fabulous and worthy evening served to benefit our Veterans, who have kept our country safe. This event also paid homage to our First Responders, who also risk their lives daily.
Scottsdale Firefighters with Cherie Tristan and Joe Torillo
Steve Wargo and Elena Thornton
Louise Gallan with Barb Beach and Scotty Gallan
Linda Tessensohn-Fusselman and Irene Spicer
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Health Innovation Spotlight Working Towards a World Without Cancer 1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime according to the American Cancer Society. April is National Cancer Control Month, when we focus on five goals: cancer prevention, early detection, improving treatments, increasing survival rates, and improving quality of life. The team at Calviri, an ASU spinout company on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, is focused on a bigger question. Can we eradicate cancer like we have done with small pox and polio?
Calviri’s mission is to provide affordable products worldwide that will end deaths from cancer by combining a unique, highly immunogenic source of neoantigens with a peptide array platform. As they work to eradicate cancer Calviri will develop new diagnostic and therapeutic products, and then preventative vaccines that will stop cancer from starting. They are working on solutions for people and for the pets we love, too.
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AAHA! The Camelback Inn proved the perfect answer to last winter’s gala for Aaha!. The much-anticipated night benefited Hospice of the Valley. Tremendous Art, wine and food were all beautifully presented to a crowd which has supported this worth-while organization for decades. Diane Silver chaired the big bash this year. She made sure that everything
Greg and Elaine Molotky
Timothy and Lindsey Kokanovich
from start to finish was splendid. Many merrymakers walked away with some very notable pieces of fine art. It was a great way to celebrate and remember the compassion of the organization dedicated to chronic illness, dementia, and hospice care for the community. That girl! Judy Shannon stunning in black and white.
Karen and Larry Harris
Terry and Barbara Fenzl
Lin Sue Flood and Ruby Farias
Mark Tarbell with Judy Shannon, Gary Edens and Nicki Tarbell
Coverage courtesy of Tammy Cozzi and Beth Steindorff
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PHOENIX ART MUSEUM CIRCLES PARTY After a couple of challenging years (think pandemic), Phoenix Art Museum found a good reason to celebrate. Circles, a key group within the Museum, has put on many memorable events at the Museum but this time it was a buzzy offsite cocktail party, designed to energize art lovers. A private mid-century home in Paradise Valley provided the perfect backdrop for the evening. Many impressive guests, such as Jordan Rose and Cheryl and Jahm Najafi, gathered to mix and mingle. Circles recently formed a
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Mary and Dudley Merkel
Cheryl and Jahm Najafi
prestigious advisory council, including Lisa Shapiro, Lauri Termansen, Gary Jackson, Donna Johnson, Oscar De las salas, Andrea Evans, Judy Goldberg, Alan Kosloff, Kallie Rose, Nathaniel Meek, and Beth McRae. Huge kudos to Christina Brown the PAM staff liaison for Circles and arguably one of the hardest-working (and delightful!) women out there. Robert’s Catering did an amazing job making sure guests were treated to epicurean delights and cocktails. You should have been there!
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Bea Rocklin with Rohit Tripathi and Kallie Rose
Mathanel and Yvette Meek
Diane and Partick O’Malley
Mark Koenig with Mariam Sukhman and Kathie May
John and Allison Corritore
Grant Almquist and Bill Lykins
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BEACH BALL 2022 “Meet Me in Tulum” proved an impressive theme for the Beach Ball of 2022. This year Julie Duncan and Natalie Thimsen chaired, and they hit the sky! Grand entertainment, more than impressive food and cocktails flowed. The Arizona Biltmore hosted, and the huge crowd danced the night away.
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Dana Ardebili, Kelly Rickard, Amanda Russo
Nicole and Nick Black
This year’s event was a bit of a departure from the regular sit-down dinner. It gave guests the chance to mix and mingle throughout the affair. It worked very well too! Perfect party attire, Nicole and Nick Black.
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THE WISH BALL 2022 The Wish Ball was held at the Camelback Inn, on behalf of the Make A Wish Foundation, just as spring was kicking into high gear. This year, Dana Graham and Stephanie Halvorson shared top honors and the evening’s chairs. They did a beautiful job! The breezy night air, along with festive
Diane O’Malley with Jill Krigsten and Dee Dee Vecchione
Renee and Bob Parsons
Danica Patrick and Stephanie Halvorson
ocean-inspired colors, cast a cool shadow over the event. The sold out crowd gathered for cocktails, before moving to the ballroom for dinner, dancing and heartfelt speeches. The organization grants wishes to children terminally effected by disease. Belle of the ball Fran Mallace in shades of sea blue.
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Kristen and Oliver Bagio
Dan and Melissa Costello
Charlie and Audrey Alfano
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GATEWAY CELEBRITY FIGHT NIGHT Stacie and Dick Stephenson chaired the very first Gateway Celebrity Fight Night. The event which was started by Valley philanthropist Jimmy Walker decades ago as Celebrity Fight Night found new caretakers and a fresh new look this year. Top-rate entertainment from around the globe came to perform. David Foster and Reba McEntire showed up once again to
Clifton Murray with Victor Micallef and Fraser Walter
Richard and Stacie Stephenson with the twins
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lend their tireless support. Jimmy Walker was presented with an award for his never-ending quest to fight not only Parkinson’s disease but countless other afflictions that Mr. Walker and his team supported over the years. The charity will now aim its focus toward cancer patients around the world. Dapper Dan! Douglas McKinney in the perfect tux.
Rex Linn and Reba McEntire
Bill Cleverly and Kathy DeSanto
Phil and Adi Werthman
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GATEWAY CELEBRITY FIGHT NIGHT
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Jenna and Remus Repta
Sean and Elizabeth Currie
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Enrique Boyce with Isaiah Wright and Will Poole
John and Maja Langbein
Joel and Shannon Brathomay
Jonathan and Christine Fisher
Sandy and Mac Magruder
LILY POND TRAVEL
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t cocktail parties, on the tee box and amongst the ladies who lunch, there’s a subtle whisper about an unusual design mecca — Consignment. The valley’s most savvy shoppers and discerning designers are regulars at Avery Lane Fine Consignments and they are rewarded with great deals on one-of-a-kind home décor. Avery Lane’s design style is “Paris Apartment” which is a curated aesthetic of items collected from a lifetime of international travels, inherited from generations or salvaged when the flat upstairs was vacated. And, the inventory is like a Parisian merry-go-round — constantly changing and revolving. Come check it out … sit for a spell … we’ll pour the champagne. Discover more at AveryLaneHome.com
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Ball Gown Maverick What was your first job in the fashion industry? I worked one day for Macy’s private label. The supervisor fired me that afternoon. No one else would ever hire me. Was there a designer who inspired you? When I first started out I was most inspired by Jean Paul Gaultier, but since then the designer I most admired was McQueen. Tell us a little bit about your first company? I went from Yale to Salomon Bros where I worked on the trading desk for 3 months, but in that time all I could think about was what I was sewing that night after work. Being 21, cocky, and very naïve, I thought I could quit, get a job designing in the fashion industry, and be the next Calvin Klein in a few years. In the next few years never having been able to land a job in the industry, I was going from one odd job to another – sales person, waiter, bar tender, carpenter, mason – while working on my own collection. I sewed the first samples myself and took them in a suitcase from store to store in NYC. The first few collections didn’t do much, but eventually Barney’s took a chance on me. It has been a long journey, but my greatest blessing was that I never had doubts that this is what I wanted to do. Many have said you can predict fashion trends. Is this true? I don’t know that I can predict trends, but I do believe if you listen to women talk about the challenges they face in life and in dressing; you can sense currents in how clothing needs to adapt to their ever changing lives. Where do you see your new line in the next several years? I see my business developing so that I have more time to do the thing that lead me on this path in the first place – create a new vocabulary in clothing design. Where would you like to live? Wherever my wife and children are. If you could invite 7 people living or dead to your dinner party, who would they be? McQueen, Chanel, Vionnet, Richard Serra, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, and Antoni Gaudi What do you consider your finest hour? Keeping my crew of sewers and cutters together on payroll during the entire pandemic.
THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL CLIENTS AND CUSTOMERS ... It’s because of you that Paradise Valley Estate Sales, Auctions and Consignment is in it’s 19th year! We are well known among the valley’s most savvy shoppers for always having a stunning collection of home furnishings, accessories, and artwork from the finest estates and local designers. Working with trust attorneys doing household inventories, appraisals, and liquidations PVESA enjoys customers from all over the United States and Europe. Always innovative, another PVESA exclusive is our special pricing. Some call it a “Dutch Auction” ... we call it Brilliant!
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FRESH START 30TH ANNIVERSARY Founders Pat Petznick and Beverly Stewart must have been so very proud of their enormous success over the last 3 decades. Fresh Start Women’s Foundation has changed the lives of so very many and improved our community for the better. The magical night was chaired by Michelle Kerrick and Lezzie Kim. They did a fine job. Amy Thurston was this year’s recipient
Michelle Kerrick with Amy Thurston and Leezie Kim
Ann Denk with Tracy Bame and Pat Petznick
Catherine Jacobsen with Jacquie Dorrance and Sandy Magruder
of the prestigious founders’ award and she certainly deserved it. Margaret Merritt and Amy Videan transformed the cocktail reception with the help of Neiman Marcus into a breath of fresh air. Models provided a backdrop of flora and eye-catching ball gowns. It was a superb night! Belle of the Ball Karen Hayenga in perfect floral.
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Andrea Katsenes and Karrin Taylor Robson
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Alexis and Bonsal Glascock
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FRESH START 30TH ANNIVERSARY
Dwight Todd and Patti White with Laurie and Richard Swetonic
Tracey Lytle, Beth McRae, Lisa Pegal and Andrea Evans
Abby and Korey Leadon
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Pam and Jim Risoleo
Mary Kay and Bill Post
Steve and Kim Zieser
Melinda and Earl Petznick
ARTIST PROFILE: JUDI BLOOM
Judi Bloom, Scottsdale Don’t let this lovely lady’s name fool you. She is often confused with the best-selling author of the same name. However, Judi Bloom of Scottsdale, had a decades long profession as Lead Event Planner for an international cosmetics company. Following her retirement, she decided to follow her passion as an artist. This month we profile this extraordinary lady and her amazing craft. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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BARROW NEURO NIGHT Donna Johnson and Cheryl Najafi must have been quite please with the vast amount of people that arrived and departed the event they chaired together. Barrow Neuro Night brought out a ton of movers and sharkers in the social community, as well as actress Sharon Stone. A dynamic live auction, together with amazing entertainment and Immersive experiences, made the
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evening memorable for all. The evening, the first of its kind, was held in a not-finished space of the impressive Barrow Complex. Oscar De Las salas delivered amazing red-carpet interviews as notable guests arrived, which gave the event a glamours effect. It was a fun and magnificent affair! That girl! Sherri Quinn stunning in chartreuse.
Carolyn and Craig Jackson
Amy Thurston and Kolby Moffatt
Jordan Rose and Heidi Teets
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BARROW NEURO NIGHT
Chris Greuich and Matthew Boland
Erin and John Gogolak
Coverage courtesy of Bill Dougherty
Mark and Nikki Tarbell
Donna Johnson and Cheryl Najafi
Bob and Ellen Uhl
Ivy and Joey Ciolli
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THE pARTy After a two-year hiatus, The pARTy at the Phoenix Art Museum returned to the fan fair guests have come to expect. This year, Tess Loo, Sally Odegard and Ann Siner chaired the magical night. Creative black-tie opened the flood gates to all things colorful and artistic. Cocktails flowed prior to the event in
the Dorrance Sculpture Garden. Then partiers moved inside for dinner and dancing. The White House Design Studio did a great job transforming the museum into a festive and circus-like affair. You should have been there! Belle of the ball is Laurie Florkiewicz in shimmering yellow.
Margret Dell’Osso, Darryl Weil, Doris Ong and Patti Mehl
John Selman and Tess Loo
Maria and Frank Aazami
Liz Shabaker, Timothy Harris, Gustavo Tabares, Blair and Lisa Portigal
Ann Siner and Cheryl Londen
Carole and Arte Moreno
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Spirit Spirit is a handsome 11-year-old domestic longhair orange tabby that was originally brought to the Arizona Humane Society in January of this year after his owner could no longer care for him. As with most senior pets, Spirit had some teeth that needed fixing so he underwent a dental in AHS’ Second Chance Animal Trauma Hospital™ prior to quickly being adopted. This “spirited” boy made it clear that he would prefer to be the only kitty in the home and unfortunately found his way back to AHS for that reason. While he prefers to be the only cat in the home, Spirit is an absolute sweetheart when it comes to his two-legged friends. He loves to get petted and have his long coat brushed to stay nice and beautiful. Meet Spirit at AHS’ South Mountain location off 15th Ave. and Dobbins Rd. in Phoenix by scheduling a Virtual Adoption by Appointment at azhumane.org/adopt. His adoption fee is $50 and includes his neuter surgery, current vaccinations, a microchip and a free follow-up wellness exam with a VCA Animal Hospital.
Lola Lane At 12 years young, sassy Lola Lane knows her forever family is out there missing her, they simply just don’t know it yet! This lovable Queensland Heeler mix is energetic and fun loving, this senior cutie prefers to run around in the yard and would enjoy nothing more than a play session with her favorite humans each day. As with most cute fur babies, Lola Lane is not shy when it comes to asking for more attention and actually prefers to be the center of it. As with most senior babies, Lola Lane is the full package! Not only is she extremely soft with her interactions with people but she is also perfectly house trained and is a wonder on the leash. As with all pets, older furry friends are just as deserving of a loving home to spend their golden years in. Although overlooked more than most, pets like Lola Lane are full of love and are sure to bring light and joy to any household that is lucky enough to have her in it. Meet Lola Lane at AHS’ South Mountain location off 15th Ave. and Dobbins Rd. in Phoenix by scheduling a Virtual Adoption by Appointment at azhumane.org/adopt. Her adoption fee is $135 and includes her neuter surgery, current vaccinations, a microchip and a free follow-up wellness exam with a VCA Animal Hospital.
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The Barbizon By Paulina Bren If you grew up in white, middle class America, from the late 1920’s to the early 1980’s, and were female, you’ve probably heard of the Barbizon Hotel. Erected as a women’s only property, the hotel provided a haven for young ladies. The property rest assured jittery parents who allowed their ambitious daughters to venture to Manhattan, that they would be taken care of. After all, men were forbidden to go above the prestigious hotel’s mezzanine. Vassar historian Paulina Bren has done her research, indeed. She is quick early on to mention the before fame young ladies who set up shop in the hotel. Occupants included: Grace Kelly, Sylvia Plath, Joan Didion, Ali McGraw, Phylicia Rashad, Gael Greene, Candice Bergen, Mona Simpson and on and on. The book’s second title, “The Hotel That Set Women Free”, focuses strongly on the Madison Avenue male-assigned roles women were up against, especially after World War II. Maid service and meals were provided on the premises, allowing young ladies to focus on their talents. Guest editorships, beauty queens, actresses and writers all congregated there. Many would later write about their experiences in the famed New York property. A great read for anyone interested in the ever-evolving twentieth century. The book is rich with tales from each generation-defining decade as well as the American dream.
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