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CONTENTS IN THIS ISSUE 6
Remembering Ellie Shapiro
Society Sandra Day O’Connor Luncheon
Charity Spotlight TGen
Style Wow! Weddings
Publisher La Dolce Vita
Society Childhelp Wings Luncheon
Society Lambda Legal
Society Society of Chairs Dinner
Society Silver and Turquoise Ball
Society Two Pups Wellness Fund’s
Society Not My Kid
Dining Trends in Dining
Society Board of Visitors Ball
Society Marine Corps Scholarship Gala
Pets of the Month
Society Night of Hero’s Gala
Inner-View Jordan Rose
Society ARCS Scholarship Dinner
28 Crimes Against High Society Chappaquiddick 50 Years Later 30
Society Crozier Gala
Inner-View Lin Sue Cooney
Society Junior League White Party
Style Samantha’s Favorite Finds
Society Paradise Valley Women’s Luncheon
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Remembering ... Ellie Shapiro
SO C I E T Y | FA SHI O N | HO ME | D I NING | ART VOLUME 37, NO. 4
Publisher: BILL DOUGHERTY
By Bill Dougherty
Just as we were completing the last issue of the social season, we learned of the passing of Valley icon and philanthropist Ellie Shapiro. Rather than wait until next fall to memorialize the great lady, we felt it necessary to stop the press and pay tribute to one of the finest people in our community.
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While having dinner with Jazelle Ghiz in 1990 at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse on Camelback Road, I was introduced to Ellie and Don Shapiro. The new restaurant at the time was a hot spot for the social set in Phoenix. When Jazelle said we were going over to their table, I have to admit I was totally intimidated. They were one of the city’s biggest power couples. Don had hit pay dirt with a hugely successful optical business and Ellie was the number one realtor in the state! My head spun as we left their table. They were far more interested in talking about me than they were themselves. They were quite a pair.
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When I went to work for Trends in January of 1994, I remember the Shapiros were at everything! Ellie told me that she liked to buy tables at all the large charity balls and galas to say thank you to a community that had been so good to her and her husband. She went on to say that it was a nice way to show her appreciation to her clients, who had been so supportive of her real estate career too.
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Ellie got her start in the business accidentally in 1964, while looking for a home for out-of-town friends. She said she enjoyed looking at different homes and finding the right fit for a perspective client. Ellie always said that the hard sell was one of the worst things you could do in real estate. She told me that at one of her very first deals, she was so nervous that she told her client she had to leave to get her hair done. With that true and honest comment, the client immediately made an offer on the house and the rest became history. Ellie broke the glass ceiling in a male-dominated world. Her dynamite smile and soft-spoken approach had any client in her back pocket the moment they met her. She would become the highest grossing agent by the 1970s and by the early 1990s the most successful real estate agent in Arizona! It was not unusual to see her profiled in local and national periodicals on a constant basis. A 1992 Trendsetter; Ellie asked in 2010 if she could come onto the Trends Charitable Fund Board, should a spot open. I still regard her as one of the hardest-working TCF board members since I joined the publication. It was not unusual to find Ellie on the floor of our conference room, rifling thru numerous grant requests and stacking massive amounts into overflowing banker’s boxes. Well into her late 80s, she truly loved the philanthropic community and showed no signs of stopping. Ellie Shapiro was a Valley Icon and an incredible philanthropist for more than 55 years. Her grace, style, wit and delicate approach to business; made her a true stand-out in a world of competitive stuffed shirts. Ellie had an extraordinary life, one that most could only dream of. She will be missed.
New York Correspondent: JJ BUCHANON Los Angeles Correspondent: JENNIFER BENTLEY Art Direction: STEPHANIE SWEET, SWEET DESIGNS Fashion Photographer: SCOTT FOUST STUDIOS
Trends Makeup and Hair Stylist: LAURA FLAGLER | KAREN HALL | MARY BETH YORK Lifestyle Editor: BARBARA KAPLAN Fashion Editors: SAMANTHA DEROSE | HEATHER WAGENHALS Society Editors: CAROL BENNETT | GEORGE BENNETT J.J. BREWER | GRACE CARPENTER | VERONICA COOK MAYA FOX | RHONDA KRETCHMAR | GAIL LITTLETON MICHELLE ROONEY | KATHY SCHEIB | BOB STEARNS NICOLE STEARNS | SHEREE TWITTY Certified Public Accountants: THOMAS S. HOLLY, CPA, PLLC Printing: PRINT MEDIA Information Technology: BEN AMES Music Production: CHRIS BECKLEY/THE PRODUCTION GROUP Special Events Fashion Coordinator: MARGARET MERRITT | JUDI YATES Trends Charitable Fund Board members are Marilyn Alexander, Charlene Berge-Blum, Lee Courtney, Kim Cullum, Kathryn Petsas, Molly Stockley and Susie Wesley SUBSCRIPTIONS: To guarantee receiving every issue of TRENDS, send a check for $25 (one year), $45 (two years) or $70 (three years) to Trends executive office (address below). Subscription will start the next month of publication. No refunds. Please send checks and address changes to: TRENDS Publishing 5150 E. Orchid Lane, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Phone: (480) 990-9007 Website: www.trendspublishing.com Published monthly November – May by Trends Publishing. Editorial E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Advertising E-mail: email@example.com © 2019 ISSN 0742-034X
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LA DOLCE VITA
The Season October to May
By Bill Dougherty
Just as the season comes to a close, the Board of Visitors presented
Speaking of hotels, the other evening
a group of young ladies to society. Since the organization is the
my wife and I made the guest list of the
oldest and most important charity in our state, we always want to
two Steves, them being Steve Serrano
stop and showcase their grand and centuries-old debutante ball.
the noted attorney and arbitrator and
Most can remember, the much-anticipated ball has been held at the
hotel executive Steve Schopf. Since our lives are a non-stop cock-
Camelback Inn for almost 80 years. It’s no secret that the splendid
tail party drive-by from October to May, let’s just say I got confused.
resort has done a magnificent job with their recent remodel of the
Their party at their rakish townhouse started at 7pm, not 6 as I had
ballroom and the adjacent terrace just to the north of the new facil-
anticipated. After we discovered the blunder, we crossed the street
ity. While I’m not quite sure what the property plans to do with the
for a quick drink at the world-famous Royal Palms Resort. I had been
massive patio, I would certainly suggest a filtered sunroof. This year
fortunate to have been on the staff of Trends when the majestic
the temperatures were kind to the cocktail reception. Last year they
property reopened in the late 1990s. The great vision of the late
were not. Anyway, just my observation on an already magnificent
master of remodel Fred Unger, the hotel attracted international
property and their most magnificent event. The ball was chaired by
attention and gave Phoenix its first five-star property after another
Julie Rauch and she did an extraordinary job! While Cindy Good
resort had lost that prestigious standing. Upon our entrance, we dis-
took home top honors as belle-of-the-ball in shades of pale pink,
covered dead flowers in planters that looked as though they had not
teal green and blue. This is an evening steeped in great tradition.
even been weeded in a while. The opulent patio was cluttered with
I’ve always said, if you don’t have a daughter to present, maybe you
discarded cocktail glasses and dirty ashtrays and the bar appeared
could borrow friends for the night? A not-to-be missed season closer.
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to look as if it had not been painted or dusted in a long time. We
launching a first ever September/October issue. With wacky school
became more appalled when the lounge singer arrived. She was
schedules and earlier sun-drenched vacations, we hope this makes
an overly tattooed woman with multi-colored hair who seemed
everyone happy? By the way, did you know that Trends is now the
better suited as a check-out girl for Buffalo Exchange, the famed
third oldest publication in the state? We now fall behind Arizona
ASU resale shop. How could this have happened? The Royal Palms
Highways and Phoenix Magazine. We had no idea of this hallmark
was the most exclusive and opulent property in Maricopa County.
until the marketing people at Scottsdale Fashion Square made us
I’ve always felt that it’s necessary in a world of slanted journalism to
aware that Phoenix Home & Garden was a merger of several publica-
never present a story that’s one-sided. I started asking people in the
tions, placing Trends ahead of them. Because of readers such as you,
social swim about the resort and quickly found that I was not alone
this is possible. From all of us at Trends and the Trends Charitable
in my conclusions. It’s not hard to keep a property up. Just look at El
Fund, we thank you for you generosity in making our community such
Chorro and the love and beauty Jacquie Dorrance and Kristy and
a great place for so many. We hope you have a wonderful summer.
Tim Moore have poured into that incredible restaurant. Fred Unger BAD SOCIAL BEHAVIOR: It’s not an usual occurrence for a Valley
rolls in his grave. As we close the season, we’ve decided to do something different. You complained, so we listened. For almost three decades we have showcased our Fabulous Phoenician(s) and 10 Trendsetters in late June or July in a special issue dedicated to them. Yet many complained that they are either out-of-town for the summer, or left their respective summer issue poolside in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. So this year, after much discussion from our sales staff and board, we are
specialty store to roll out the red carpet for anyone in the last several decades. But the other night, they did just that. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, modeling and make-up stations; all unfortunately wasted on employees rather than the countless people that RSVP’d and never showed up. It’s sad when a store that once was so paramount in the community goes out-on-a- limb only to get stung by the very people they tried to host. How sad!
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The Scottsdale Resort is one of the most beautiful and very private places to hold a lovely springtime event. So just the other night, the Phoenix Indian Center played host to their most anticipated event of the season. The Silver and Turquoise Ball brought out some of the finest Native American and philanthropic leaders in our community. In its 36th year; the ball, a showcase of all things Native American, wowed the massive crowd of party goers. Funds raised at the impressive affair; provided funds for hope, support and opportunities to strengthen American Indian youth and families.
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Cocktails flowed and a sprawling silent auction blanketed Harley Davidson of Scottsdale. The sun was just about setting when we arrived to toast Lisa Henry-Holmes for her decades-long and tireless dedication to Not My Kid. It’s no secret to anyone living in the Valley that the organization has
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spent decades in education and prevention of drug abuse in teens. Founders Debbie and Steve Moak have made it their mission to make sure that America’s youth are safe from the debilitating effects of prescription and street drugs. Elegant leather and lace proved fitting attire for the evening’s festivities. Coverage courtesy of Grace Carpenter
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Libby and Joel Cohen
Donna and Beau Lane
Jack, Julie, David and Emily Rauch
A sea of beautiful debutants all in white graced the Camelback Inn recently. There were many proud parents and grandparents in attendance to see the young ladies be presented and take their long-awaited bows. Chair
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Craig and Carrie Hannay
John and Tara Ritchie with John and Colleen Lomax
Julie Rauch orchestrated the phenomenal ball with her special touch. Outstanding community leaders joined in the celebration.
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SOCIAL CIRCLE BY TRENDS
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Courtney and Matthew Dunn
Patti and Mark Tucker
Lillie, Katie, Mary Ann, Jackie and Bill Sheely
Karen Kotalik and Roy Pringle
Richard and Ann Watts
Bonnie Maffi with Nancy Singer and Terry Maffi
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Arizona Awards Dinner Committee
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Lieutenant General Goodman
Bob and Karen Hobbs with Nancy Hanley and Ron Eriksson, Dee and Jeff Trent
Sue Glawe and Kathleen Winn
Joanna Sweatt and Mike Broomhead
Larry Gatlin and Gordon James
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In true Semper Fidelis, or always faithful, fashion, community supporters joined together at the Ninth Annual Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Arizona Awards Dinner at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. With the help of this community, the Arizona campaign raised more than $780,000 to support college pursuant children of Marines and Navy Corpsmen from Arizona. Currently 79 students from Arizona receive assistance from the Scholarship Foundation. This yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Co-Chairs were Dave English and Joanna Sweatt with honorary chairs Diane and Dan Nelson and Master of Ceremonies Mike Broomhead. The 2019 Scholarship Recipient Speaker was sophomore,
Shannon Andre, of the University of Arizona. Honoree Lieutenant General John F. Goodman, USMC (Ret) received the Bruce T. Halle Semper Fidelis Award for his valiant leadership in the Marine Corps and continued support of military efforts around the world. Valley native and Paradise Valley resident, Nancy Hanley, was also honored with the Service Above Self Award for her staunch support of the Foundation since its inception here in Arizona in 2009. The awards dinner featured a keynote speech from military guest-of-honor, Lieutenant General Michael Dana, Director of Marine Corps Staff and a special performance by Country music legend, Larry Gatlin. Coverage courtesy of Gordon C. James
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NIGHT OF HEROES
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Her goal in life is to break a lot of records. And this is what she is doing in her very full and busy life. She feels she can outwork anybody and likes to win. Her gift is to solve people’s problems and she feels honored when people ask her to help them become more successful. She enjoys taking complicated problems and unraveling a solution to make her clients more money. She says it’s like a puzzle and a way to get to yes. Jordan also thrives on high risk! “I take the black and white of law and create abstract solutions to make my clients successful.” Jordan is a most positive person and as a self-made woman, her mantra for her positive approach is, “Your thoughts are your reality!” Her reality is filled with choices she makes every day. Jordan is determined to be effective with clients, her team, her spouse, her children and her friends. One of the ways she accomplishes so much daily is that she doesn’t do anything she doesn’t want to do. Every day is great!
like a girl. He told her she could do everything. That there was no end to what she could try and try she does every day! Each day for her is lived in gratitude. She writes a daily list of what she is grateful for. It may be for her assistant who runs her life, her son who hit a home run or a friend who had a successful surgery. Jordan feels lucky because she can make things happen. Her favorite quote is from Wayne Gretsky who said, “I see the puck before it hits the stick.” And her grandfather’s quote. “Dream the important dream, because you have the ability to make it come true.” Her favorite time of day is the 7 minutes to drive kids to school. They discuss news and the events of the day.
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She attributes her incredible energy and attitude to her dad who never treated her
She is always mentoring 12-30 people and always tells them no one should be telling you what to do and be. Her supportive parents always told her to “be yourself” and this is what she encourages her mentees to be! “I am a great mom, wife, boss, lawyer – this is my identity.” “Most of all I love to GO GO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
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A festive group of philanthropists and scholars gathered at the Camby Hotel. This year the scholastic organization stopped to celebrate its 44th year. President Dawn Carson Senger welcomed the crowd of future scientists, physicians and astronomers; along with the generous group of benefactors who make this spectacular night happen. A special tribute was paid to the memory of Karl Eller, for the outstanding things the iconic Valley leader did to impact the lives of so many youngsters who plan to change the world. The evening is an investment in Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Scientific Scholars and it never disappoints.
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CHAPPAQUIDDICK 50 YEARS LATER By Bill Dougherty
It’s no surprise that 50 years after the tragic accident on Chappaquiddick Island, that claimed the life of Mary Joe Kopechne and exposed the political corruption of our country, we still have little if few answers. On the sunny afternoon on July 18, Senator Teddy Kennedy and five of his assistance and political associates basked in the afternoon sun on Dykes Beach on the affluent New England Island of Chappaquiddick just off Martha’s Vineyard. Their quiet reunion with six of Bobby Kennedy’s campaign strategists, known as the “Boiler Room Girls,” would carve a lasting and unfortunate memory into the minds of millions of Americans. The Boiler Room Girls were aptly named for their tireless campaign efforts in an un-air-conditioned and windowless room in Washington D.C. There the six ladies analyzed the regional
Mary Jo Kopechne voting habits of delegates voting for RFK and his two democratic contenders for the 1969 presidential election. The ladies, along with the RFK aids, had not seen one another as a group since RFK had been tragically cut down the previous summer by an assassin in Los Angeles. The group of 12 convened that July night for a reunion at a private cottage on Chappa quiddick Island for cocktails and dinner. About 12 am Mary Jo Kopechne and Teddy Kennedy slipped out of the party unnoticed. Since the two barely knew each other, it is suspected that they just went for a drive. Ms. Kopechne was a devout Catholic and considered to be the Boiler Room psychologist. Sen. Kennedy likely wanted to talk about his slain brother. Sen. Kennedy may have had other plans, but it’s highly unlikely that Ms. Kopechne would have acquiesced. The following morning, Sen. Kennedy’s 1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88 was discovered upside down just off Dyke Bridge. Mary Jo Kopechne was discovered in the rear foot well of the passenger compartment. The group had sunbathed just to the west of the wooden bridge the previous afternoon.
Since this horrific incident, countless books and documentaries have been made. It’s still next to impossible to believe Sen. Kennedy’s tale that he made repeated efforts to rescue Ms. Kopechne, when he was not a good swimmer and wore a heavily leaded back brace from a 1964 aircraft injury. He would go on to say that he also swam back to Edgartown in total darkness and remained disoriented for the next 10 hours. That morning at his hotel in Edgartown; Sen. Kennedy, dressed to the nines, sat in the open drinking coffee in a congratulatory discussion with the winners of the regatta held the previous afternoon. Suddenly two of his aides rushed onto the terrace and pushed him into a room. He emerged minutes later ashen-faced and shaking. He then went immediately to the police department and turned himself in claiming he was the driver of the doomed black Oldsmobile. On the 25th anniversary of the tragedy, a BBC documentary was completed but never aired in the United States for fear of Kennedy retribution. After countless interviews of island police and locals, they surmised that Sen. Kennedy became uneasy when an off-duty deputy sheriff approached his idle vehicle around 12:30 that morning. The deputy stated that the car’s dome light illuminated, suggesting the exit of one of the two passengers in the car. The auto immediately went into reverse and quickly corrected itself into drive and sped toward Dyke Bridge. Two bestselling books would also reach the same conclusion. Teddy Kennedy was driving with a beautiful woman. He was probably intoxicated. His wife Joan was seven months pregnant and he planned to run for president. He probably got out and told Ms. Kopechne to hide the car.
Unfortunately, Mary Jo Kopechne had just recently received her driver’s license and drove a compact Volkswagen bug. She was also only 5-feet, 2-inches high. This could explain the bizarre movements of the mammoth Oldsmobile sedan witnessed by off-duty officer Huck Look minutes before the tragedy. In the days that followed, first responders to the crash said that there was no exit indication for the submerged auto. Sen Kennedy was 6-feet, 2-inches tall, a lousy swimmer and had no visible abrasions on his body. The coroner, Dr. Don Mills, argued with first responder John Farrar; who said in front of television cameras that Ms. Kopechne had not drowned but suffocated after a horrifying three to four hours gasping for air. The Martha’s Vineyard mortician agreed with Mr. Farrar. The Kennedy people dissuaded the Kopechne family from having an autopsy performed on their only child. In 1970, the family received the equivalent of roughly a million dollars in 2019 monetary standards between Sen. Kennedy’s insurance company and the Kennedy family. That same year a secret inquest was held on the subject along with a subsequent grand jury investigation. However, the grand jury was only allowed to call four witnesses that had not been called in the previous inquest. It was terribly obvious to all involved that the Kennedy family held almost a strangle hold on the state of Massachusetts. Sen. Kennedy opted not to run in 1972 or in 1976. His then-wife Joan suffered a miscarriage in August of 1969, something the beautiful divorcee later publicly blamed on Chappaquiddick. The Massachusetts senator tried unsuccessfully to run in 1980, but the Chappaquiddick tragedy resurfaced in almost every interview and article surrounding his ill-fated loss to Jimmy Carter for the Democratic nomination. Mary Jo Kopechne was a golden girl. She obtained a business degree in 1962, when most women preferred the allure of built-in appliances and suburban living to that of college. She became a teacher in Birmingham, marched for civil rights and ended up becoming Bobby Kennedy’s greatest asset. The majority of his valiant speeches that we still hear today, including his last in Los Angeles, were written by her. The Chappaquiddick incident put a permanent black mark on the Kennedy legacy and took the life of a beautiful woman who had so much more to give. Fifty years later, we still don’t know what happened on that moonless and very dark night on a New England island. Chappaquiddick was a little-known summer place to most U.S. citizens until that tragic night in 1969. Now unfortunately, the word has become part of the lexicon of the American language.
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Frank Schmuck and Connie Sunday Nancy Padberg with Matthew and Cynthia Scheller
Clare and Colleen Will
Trish and Greg Stark
A dedicated group of men and women along with countless members of the Catholic Church gathered at the Phoenician Resort the other night for the Crozier Gala. Chairs Kim Ruggiero and Trish Stark must have been so very pleased with the massive turnout and support of the Catholic Community Foundationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 31st annual dinner. Master of Ceremonies Matt Smith presided over a beautiful evening, while Herm Edwards lent talents as this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Key Note Speaker. Merrymakers danced the night away to the sounds of Lucky Devils Band. It was a brilliant affair!
Kim and Martin Ruggierro
Matt and Candace Smith
Christine Wiggs and Camille Schmitt
Darcy Royal and Lynn Donahue
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INNER-VIEW With eagerness I rang the bell at Lin Sue
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Cooney’s home. The beautiful red front door, adorned with a wreath, opened and I was welcomed by the beautiful, smart, energetic lady for whom I designed a makebelieve-dream kitchen at the Home Show several years ago! Lin Sue attributes her happiness and contentment with life today to working as Director of Community Engagement at Hospice of the Valley. She wanted the job at Hospice and believed by opening her heart in prayer, God would answer her wish in his time. And that’s what happened. She is a woman of strong faith and says, “God is at the center of my life.” “I try always to listen to his will to serve with my many gifts I’ve been given.” She feels she had a “hard to beat” career as a newscaster and journalist. She met interesting people and loved working with colleagues at the station who became like family. And Hospice beat it! Her greatest focus is family and raising two teenage sons. Also, traveling more with her daughter and soon the whole family to the Holy Land.
Lin Sue also started a dessert company called The Sweet Shop. She and her best friend Cindy Leech are partners and make the most delicious dark chocolate pecan toffee cookies themselves for parties, holidays and special events. Lin Sue purchased her home in 1996 and has renovated it to be her style and signature. She says she is a “cottage girl.” The floors are wood and with touches of “McKenzie Childs” influence everywhere. She says design for her must be in control like the black and white checks, characteristic of McKenzie Childs. However, she loves a pop of color as a surprise!!! Her home is her sanctuary and her favorite room is the kitchen. She loves to feed people.
Lin Sue is single after 20 years of marriage.
She cooks, bakes and considers herself a foodie who can eat anything and not gain weight!!!
She and her children’s father are great
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She finds Hospice gives her more of these moments to treasure. And lastly, she wants more moments when she can catch her breath. “Hospice has transformed me not to be in such a rush.” “I have learned it is all about feeling, seeing, living!” “When I was a newscaster, I did not make the world a better place; now I can, everyday!”
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JUNIOR LEAGUE THE WHITE PARTY
Brian and Jenni Elser
The Junior League of Phoenix (JLP) hosted its sixth annual White Party ‘A Night at the Races’ just the other weekend at Young’s Market Company in Phoenix. Guests dressed to impress in their best all-white preppy cocktail attire and derby-inspired accessories while mixing, mingling and dancing the night away. Chair MicKayla Mages must have been so pleased as the derby-inspired evening raised more than $20,000 to help support JLP’s mission, including its community programs focused on “Building a Healthy Arizona” and leadership training programs. Nelly and Jeff Perumean Tricia Keith and Katie Sass
Mary Sanson and AJ Muscarello
Matt and Becca Johnson with Mary and Tom Lawless
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APRIL IN PARIS
Joni DiMino with Susan Gressel and Janet Lipsky
Laurel Hickok with Kathy George and Caroline Higgins-Nallen
Trish Loffer with Hope Ozer and Mary Ann Kelley
Bruce Kelley with Jerry Bien-Willner and Jay Ozer
Lynne Kitei and Bonnie Radow
“April in Paris” was the theme of the Town of Paradise Valley Women’s Association (TPVWA) annual Spring Fashion Show & Luncheon at the Camelback Golf Club. Several members modeled attire from numerous local boutiques. Raffle proceeds benefited the Phoenix Rescue Mission. Co-chaired by Mary Ann Kelley and Trish Loffer, the show was emceed by Hope Ozer Coverage courtesy of Barbara Kaplan
Lynn Ballinger with Fran Berlin and Carol Adams
Vicki Vaughn with Mary Kay Post and Susie Muzzy
Terri Tierney-Clark with Brenda Brunson and Lisa Cheng
and included a hilarious surprise Can-Can finale choreographed by Jan Lindell. You should have been there! TPVWA is a social organization committed to promote acquaintances and facilitate friendships for ladies who live within the Town of Paradise Valley.
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What happens when you bring together Sarah Suggs, Penny Gunning and Gena Bonsall? The end result to this incredible threesome produced one of the most successful luncheons imaginable. This year the Ladies of the Court were able to secure Jill Biden, who just happens to be the former Second Lady of the United States! Mrs. Biden dropped by to showcase her new book,
Jacquie Dorrance and Gay Wray
Jan Lewis with Tahnia McKeever and Carole Kraemer
Where The Light Enters. Rather than talk about our chaotic political climate, the book focuses on parenting, career juggling and everything else in between. Her witty and personal life experiences mixed with the grind of political fund raising, all made for an impressive afternoon. You should have been there!
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WEDDINGS Bali clifftop wedding, overlooking the Indian Ocean – So happy they are walking on water!
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“Happiness at its peak.” Love among the red rocks of Sedona.
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CHILDHELP WINGS LUNCHEON
Brock and Blake Osweiler
Jen Archuleta, Carol Hebets, Sara OMeara, Yvonne Fedderson and Alexis Earnhardt
Jacqui and Paul Kruger with Arabella
Kinga Johns, Cheryl Hintzen-Gaines, Betsy Coffeen
Joey and Ivy Cioli with children
Now in its 13th year, the Sunday afternoon gathering has proved more than just another fashion show. This year co-chairs Jennifer Archuleta and Alexis Earnhardt developed a beautiful theme titled “Shine Bright Like a Diamond.” The committee, composed of some of the most talented and beautiful young ladies in our community, lent their efforts as well. The end result
Kevin and Ashlyn Rowe and children
Cindy and Ben Francisco with children
was a smashing afternoon filled with wonderment and philanthropy. Now in its 60th year, Childhelp is the leading organization that focuses on child abuse and children that have fallen out of the system. The organization was founded by Yvonne Fedderson and Sara O’Meara in 1959.
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Nancy Hanley and Ron Eriksson
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The social swim found itself once again downtown and at the famed Arizona Science Center. This time a bash was held in honor of Society of Chairs. The gala stops each year at the end of the season to honor countless ladies and gentlemen for their tireless efforts in building our community into a better place. This year was no exception to the dinnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission. Many from all walks in the social and philanthropic world were on hand to raise their respective glasses to the group. Nancy Hanley was honored for her multiple decades of contributions in the world of the nonstop fundraising circuit and for opening her magnificent home for countless organizations. Kudos to all of the chairs who were honored! Denise and Chris Widner Leslie and Jeff Rich
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THE COUPLE Caroline Carmer Sean Haspel
MEET THE PARENTS Jennifer and Chip Carmer Paradise Valley, Arizona Amy and John Haspel New Orleans, Louisiana
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THE DRESS Anne Barge dress from Destiny’s Bridal
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