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VOLUME 35, NO. 7


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La Dolce Vita

24 Monique Lhuillier Interview 29 Samantha’s Picks 30 Childhelp Drive the Dream 2018 34 Doris Kearns Goodwin interview 40 Berridge Nursery Interview 47 Pets of the Month 48 Trendy Reading 49 Trendy Reading 50 Wedding Bells

SOCIETY 12 Applause Gala 14 Moondance Gala 16 Copa Ball 18 Author’s Luncheon 20 Breakfast in Red 22 VMLC Luncheon 26 Brophy Luncheon 28 Phoenix Art Museum Gala 35 O’Connor Institute Dinner 36 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Gala 38 Night of Gold Gala 42

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La Dolce Vita The Season October to May Stop me if you’ve already heard this! A few weeks ago, famed socialite and community leader Priscilla Nicholas blew out a few candles on a birthday cake in Encanto Park. But that’s just the start of one of the most sophisticated and crowd-controlled birthday parties yours truly has attended in my 24 year tenure with this publication. Brenda and Jim Howard hosted cocktails and hors d’ oeuvres in the home that was built by the Diamond’s department store founders, but you probably already knew that. Anyway, Priscilla stood as only she could do, magnificent in a black sheath with a jeweled collar and greeted all who entered. Her two lovey daughters Tanya Rietz and Michelle Blincoe and their handsome father Michael made sure the evening was amazing ... Everywhere you looked you saw: Nancy Hanley, Sue Fletcher, Nancy Teets, Ina and Murray Manaster, Bill Pope, Betty McRae, Matthew Boland and Chris Greulich, Laurie and Bud Florkiewicz, Sandy and Frank Trznadel, Ruth and Bob Lavinia, Sharron Lewis, Nanci Bruner and on and on and on. Ellen Dolgen slipped in from Coronado to attend the festivities and she eclipsed even the sun and the moon. She looked magnificent, stole the show and probably didn’t even know it? Jim Howard and Tara Farnsworth shared bartending duties and I must say I was shocked to find Brenda in the kitchen preparing all the mouth-watering hors

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d’ oeuvres! Talk about a hands-on cocktail party? It was great to be back in that home, since it’s truly among the most beautiful in the city. I hope you get to drop by some time? Next the party progressed to the also magnificent home of Libby and Joel Cohen just a few blocks away. Earlier, I remarked to lovely Libby that the beautiful dress she was wearing was almost an exact match to the Howard’s Scalamandre paper mural in their dining room. Don’t you just love it! I don’t think she did. American Valet led merrymakers by trolley thru the serpentine streets of the famous residential section to the Cohen’s spectacular digs. Then they went back to the Howard’s and retrieved all the expensive cars depositing them at the Cohen’s several blocks away. Would you trust any other valet company to do this for you? No you wouldn’t! Event planner to the stars George Abrams, who was coincidentally one of the hosts, transformed the Cohen home into one of the most breathtaking settings I’ve ever seen and that says a lot! Red chivari chairs mixed with ivory table cloths, Tivoli lights streaming thru the trees and a lush green lawn poolside made the evening so special. Quiet Continued on page 10


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La Dolce Vita – Continued from page 8 cords from a guitar played in the distance. Vincent Guerithault, the internationally renowned chef of Vincent on Camelback, made sure guests were treated to some of the finest Southwestern French cuisine in the state. During the fantastic dinner, Priscilla simply stood and thanked her guests. There were no alcohol-induced speeches permitted. You get the picture? Then she blew out a certain number of candles and the rest of the night flowed like an expensive magnum of Dom. You should have been there! Ball chair Char Hubble must have awakened happy the day after the 58th annual Heart Ball, the most anticipated event of the season. Champagne and spirits abounded during an opulent cocktail reception that included everyone who matters and others too numerous to mention. I snuck into the ballroom only to be scolded by Char who said “you’re not supposed to be in here.” Sorry honey I’ve managed to sneak into every one of them for the last 24 years and yours is no exception. But then again it was. This year’s ballroom resembled a 1940s New York supper club in shades of black, gold and ivory. It was one of the most beautiful I’ve seen yet and Char matched the décor perfectly in an ivory number with stands of gold that cascaded to the floor ... I returned to the cocktail reception and mixed and mingled with the blue-ribbon crowd assembled in the foyer. I was shocked yet again by the Phoenician, a hotel that has the reputation of slamming closed reception bars once ballroom doors open, did just that.

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I walked the bar area as chimes rang out only to find bartenders refusing a cocktail to guests that have paid an extraordinary amount of money to attend the ball. By this time just a hand full of people remained in the foyer. They informed ball goers that there were bars inside the ballroom. Nice try, we all know it takes at least 45 minutes for those to open. Whatever happened to civility? The Phoenician needs to remember that the people in this fine community built that resort, not the conventions they now favor. Where is Charles Stuart when we need him most? That said, it was a magnificent and stunning night. I left as soon as the ballroom started to fill. Remember, the best time to leave a party is just as it’s getting started. In Cocktail Polo News You Should Know: That a wolf in sheep’s clothing is now hanging out with the people’s second choice crowd. That the bizarre behavior of an often over-served man caused people to flee not only an event but dinner afterwards, as he continued to stalk them throughout the night. That it’s time for two socialites to kiss and make up, since neither has alternatives left. That ladies need to be very careful of a wanton socialite who is more than happy to dance with your husband and anything else too. That a socialite with an anger management issue was recently very cruel to check out people at a luncheon and the entire social community saw it. Now you’re all caught up until 2018!

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Applause at Phoenix Theatre

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C. A. and Nan Howlett

David and Wendy Valenzuela

BRAVO The Phoenix Theatre recently honored Billie Jo and Judd Herberger, Nan Howlett, David Adelson, Jill and George Garcia plus Sharon and Oliver Harper for their outstanding philanthropic contributions to theater in our Valley. Applause Gala 2017 brought out the finest luminaries. The event was a smashing success and we are fortunate to have had this fine theater for almost 100 years. Jim and Flower Manley

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Kristin and Peter Lisicky

Leona and Ames Yee

Wally Henkel and Martha Martin

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Clint and Audrey Magnussen with Pam and Roy Herberger

Mary Ellen McKee, Traci Poulsen, Davy and Jim Campbell

HARVEST MOON DANCE The Heard played host to Moondance 2017 the other night at the splendid museum. Everyone who matters strapped on the bola ties and stacked themselves in turquoise galore! This year’s honorees included N. Scott Momaday and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. Honorary chairs were Carol and Randy Schilling. This is one of the most anticipated events of the start of the autumn season. It didn’t disappoint! Mary and Tom Hudak

Karen and Matt Owens


Wendy Farrell

Randy and Carol Schilling

Josh and Sharon Polan

Coverage courtesy of Nicole and Bob Stearns


Copa Ball

Steve Purves, Maryanne Purves, Warren Whitney, Marcia Scott, Antonya Williams, Bart Patterson and Chris Nickle

Andy Markham and Victoria McPherson

COPA BALL A sold-out crowd of black tied gentlemen and ball gowned ladies gathered the other night at Montelucia to raise needed funds for Maricopa Integrated Health Systems. The organization does a fine job raising money and awareness for our community’s public teaching hospital and safety net care system. Lattie Coor was the Honorary Event Chairman and that always makes us happy. You should have been there! Elva and Lattie Coor

Harmony Fulton, Nate Lowrie, Karie Dozer and Julie Miller


John and Neita Bridger

Susan and Paul Charlton with Betsey Bayless

Coverage courtesy of Marcia Scott


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Authors’ Luncheon

Elise Bard, Chris Gustafson, Robyn Lee and Sandy Magruder

Lynne Love and Susan Doria

BOOK REVIEWS This year the Arizona Women’s Board moved their much-anticipated luncheon to the JW Marriott Desert Ridge. More than 1300 people made their way to the stately resort to listen to conversations with this year’s authors: Adriana Trigiani, Wiley Cash, Rocco Dispirito, David Grann and Craig Johnson. Amy Louis, 2017 president of the Arizona Women’s Board, together with luncheon chair Erin Gogolak perfected every detail. Erin Gogolak

Ingrid Haas and Donna Johnson

Camerone Parker McCulloch

STACKS OF CHARITIES Everyone was thrilled to hear that the grant recipients were as follows: The National Kidney Foundation of Arizona, The Erma Bombeck Dialysis Center at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, TGEN and The Maricopa Health Foundation. For the last 44 years, our Valley has benefitted from the efforts of the Author’s Luncheon

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Lee Bowman and Melani Walton

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Breakfast in Red

Christina Noble with Kris Gaw and Jo-el Detzel

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Breakfast in Red is the kickoff

Cindy Roberts dazzled in a

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Men and women alike turned out in the best red outfits for breakfast at the Heard Museum.

Stacey Bailey

Natalie Vandeventer

Sue Glawe


Esther Gonzalez

Garell Jordan and Sarah Maloney

Coverage courtesy of Beth McRae and Bill Dougherty


VMLC Luncheon

Pebbles Cash, Miguel Gonzales, Jason Franks and Frances Cardenas

Pete and Pat Reiniger and Chris and Mike McAleer

CARING HEROS The Veteran’s Medical Leadership Counsel blew out all the stops again this year for their luncheon held every year at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. More than 500 dedicated veterans and others packed the MacArthur ballroom to learn how the VMLC ensures that proper mental and health care are given to returning vets. Everyone should attend this luncheon!

Gregg Ostro and Shannon Clancy

Debbie Wright and George Bliss


Sam Young and Rita Brock-Perini

Heather Harty, Sean Derning and John Derning

April Manchester-Muller and Fred Ferguson

Coverage courtesy of Trisha Anthony and Bill Dougherty


A Few Minutes with ... Monique Lhuillier Monique Lhuillier has wowed the crowds for more than a decade with some of the most beautiful fashion imaginable. She returned to Phoenix in conjunction with Brophy Prep and Neiman Marcus, Scottsdale. Here’s what she had to say… How would you describe your latest collection? My spring 2018 collection was inspired by France. I call it my love letter to Paris. What are the hottest trends you’re seeing this season? Capes are huge! So are statement shoes and handbags. Are pants still viable for women in high fashion? Absolutely! Pant suits are huge again. Nothing says statement like wearing a white pant suit into a dinner party. No matter what time of year. Where are we headed with fashion this season? There’s a huge trend to dress down. That’s why statement shoes and handbags are a large focal point. We also seem to be getting away from chunky jewelry, but just for a season or two. What are the trendiest two items for spring 2018? Capes, huge florals and prints. What do you consider the greatest decade for fashion? Right now. Women are at the highest point of success yet. Women are changing the rules. What’s you next big thing? I have a lot on my plate. Bridal, evening wear, home everything, cosmetics, maybe a fragrance. The future will hold a lot for the brand.


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Brophy Luncheon

Sue Jimenez, Susan Woodrow and Carolyn Evani

Marcia Scott, Adria Renke and Pam Kolbe

THE WOW FACTOR More than 1,200 of your favorite friends packed into the majestic Scottsdale Fairmont Princess for the Brophy Preparatory Fall Luncheon and Fashion Show. Thanks to GM Tim Braun, Monique Lhuillier blew the runway to smithereens with her latest collection, presented by whom else – Neiman Marcus Scottsdale. Chairs this year were Kathleen Graham and Missy Smith. They must have left the mega event as pleased as Margaret Merrett and Amy Videan were. The two world-famous fashion-production managers along with the chairs, made the show such a success. What a brilliant afternoon!

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Phoenix Art Museum Hot Night

David and Virginia Sidi with Ellen and Howard Katz

SPLASH OF COLOR A dedicated gathering of art lovers ventured to the Phoenix Art Museum for an evening of wonderment. Brilliant pops of color, Brazilian samba music and beautifully attired people made the event memorable. A fine group of supporters came together to create a splendid array of memorable works of art and venues to present a successful event.

Deborah and Kevin Pshebniski

Rich and Sally Lehmann


Daryl and Chip Weil

Margo and Dennis Knight

Coverage courtesy of Bill Dougherty


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6 Questions for … Doris Kearns Goodwin What inspired you to write your last book? In choosing my subjects, the most important thing I look for is a leader and an era that I want to live with year after year, since it takes me so long to complete my books. For The Bully Pulpit, I returned to my favorite time period in American history – the progressive era – dominated by Theodore Roosevelt, a president whose colorful personality, physical vigor and mental curiosity had long fascinated me. I wanted to explore how TR’s presidency still holds a high ranking among historians; though, unlike most of our great presidents, he faced no major domestic crisis or war. I knew from the start that I needed a fresh angle. I’d like to think I found that by coupling Roosevelt’s life story with that of his good friend and successor, William Howard Taft. Beyond the story of their friendship and eventual rupture, the question that intrigued me was how Roosevelt managed to rouse unwilling congressional leaders to pass reform measures designed to meet the urgent problems of the day. The answer lay in his enterprising use of the “bully pulpit,” a phrase he himself coined to describe the national platform the presidency provides to shape public sentiment and press Congress to act.

here and if I can’t change her mind, no one can. Lyndon Johnson was a fascinating, extraordinary man; probably the most interesting person I have ever met. Sadly, his legacy was cut in two by the Vietnam War and because of that he opened to me in ways he never would have, had I known him at the height of his power. With 50-year anniversaries of his great civil rights laws ending segregation, providing precious right to vote for African Americans, with Medicare, Medicaid, federal aid to education, PBS, NPR, Head Start, immigration reform and fair housing; his vision and legendary skill in leading Congress is finally receiving its righteous reward.

What was it like to work for Lyndon Johnson? It was an honor and privilege that I certainly understand and appreciate more now than I did 50 years ago when I worked for him first in the White House and then on his ranch in Austin helping him with his memoirs. I had written an article for The New Republic on how to remove LBJ from power, which was published just after I had been selected a White House Fellow. I was sure he would kick me out of the program. Instead, he said bring her down

What writing do you want to be remembered for, if you had to select one book? It would have to be my book on Abraham Lincoln because it tells the story of the greatest leader our country has ever known. Lincoln confronted the worst crisis in our history, saved the Union, won the war and ended slavery forever.


Will society ever “get along” in the political arena in the next few years … or decades? I am hopeful that the political system will improve, as it’s more broken now than I have ever seen it in my lifetime. I do find some solace in knowing that it was worse in the 1850s when division between North and South even brought violence on the Senate floor. But I am an historian; I don’t have a crystal ball! However, I can tell you that times were certainly better when there was cooperation and compromise across the party aisles, when being a legislator was a source of pride. There was a time when Senators and Congressmen and women stayed in Washington on the weekends together and formed friendships over party lines instead of spending so much time raising money, making them more dependent on special interest groups more than on coming together to produce legislation and appealing to voters in ways that matter to them.

What do you consider the greatest decade for politics? I would have to say I think the 1960s, as tumultuous and arduous as it was, was probably one of the greatest decades for politics. It’s the one I personally experienced and as an historian have been able to reflect upon many of the 50-year anniversaries that mark the significant events of the 1960s that still resonate today. Which seven people (living or dead) would you like to invite to a dinner party? Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, Lyndon Johnson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jackie Robinson, Rachel Carson, Tim Russert


O’Connor Institute Dinner

Char Hubble and Ann Siner

Gay Wray and Sue Glawe

FAMED AND BEST-SELLING AUTHOR Doris Kearns Goodwin wowed the crowd at the recent sold-out Dinner with Lincoln at The Arizona Biltmore Resort. Sarah Suggs who heads the Institute did a brilliant job bringing together Sue Glawe and Gay Wray to chair the festivities. It was a splendid evening full of eye-opening historical facts about some of our more picturesque Presidents.

Brian O’Connor with Dionne and Francis Najafi

Steve and Terry Roman

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Pat Petznick and Gena Bonsall

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Taylor Mulholland and Kori Shapiro

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THE PROMISE BALL A group of beautifully attired ladies and gentlemen made their way to The Phoenician Resort to toast another successful Promise Ball. The event which benefits the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation showcased a Rock ‘n Roll theme which made for a super fun evening. The event was chaired by Susan Van Dyke and Charles Friedman and honored the Morris and Abby Friedman Family.

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Greg and Desiree Wells


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Paula and James Sexton

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GOLD GALA Chairs Tina Bhakta and Linda French must have been very pleased with the exceptional turnout for Night of Gold 2017. The art décor themed Arizona Biltmore Resort proved the perfect setting for the Roaring 20’s themed evening. It was exciting to witness the enthusiasm with which the guests depicted through their attire the fun theme. Proceeds from the event benefit HonorHealth and Desert Mission which are so deserving of support. Mayur and Tina Bhakta with Linda and John French

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A Few Minutes with ... Berridge Nurseries In 1938 Jim Berridge set up shop on Central Avenue. Later, his fast-growing nursery moved to 16th Street and Camelback road before finally settling in the golden setting of Arcadia again on Camelback Road and 46th Street. For 80 years, the opulent and famous nursery and tropical greenhouses have made the homes and yards of so many so beautiful. We had the chance to catch up with Jim Berridge’s great granddaughters Christine and Melinda, who both oversee the impressive plant dynasty. How did you both get involved in the family business? Christine came to work at the nursery when she was in high school and never left. Melinda joined the team 16 years ago. Berridge Nursey has an excellent and famous reputation for its garden sculpture, fountains and pottery. Where is all of this obtained? The pottery is all purchased on buying trips to Southern California. All our pottery is custom made to our specifications. The other garden accessories are shipped in from a stone manufacturer in Pennsylvania.


What’s the nursery’s greatest selling point? We are the only nursery that sells bare-root roses and we are considered one of the foremost experts on growing roses in Arizona. We also have a formally trained rosarian on site to answer all your questions related to the planting, growth and long-term care of roses. Where do you both see the nursery in 10 years? Bigger is not always the best option. We have an excellent parcel of land in the heart of Arcadia. Many of our employees have worked here for more than 40 years.We consider them all to be our family. We pride ourselves on excellent customer service, solutions and creativity. We are here to enrich people’s yards and homes. We are very content with the nursery in its current state. Is it true that people can hold functions at the nursery? Yes, but they are on a case-by-case basis. We hold various garden club luncheons and lectures throughout the season. You have to remember that it gets very dark here by sunset. We are not equipped to hold cocktail parties or weddings, but we can offer a variety of plant-related events during daylight hours... Do Millennials like nurseries? Millennials tend to see nurseries with purpose. They like to plant, grow and eat what they select; so the nursery is key to their concepts of clean eating. People think of Desert Botanical Gardens when they think of beautiful flower, cactus and succulent pots and planters. Do you offer something like this too? Yes, our custom planters are huge! We have a second-generation specialist who has a tremendously gifted eye. We can custom create pots, small planters and hanging baskets for the most discriminating tastes.


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How often should I dry clean my suit? The dry cleaning process can be very harsh and most people dry clean too often. A good rule to follow, if you wear the suit often, is to dry clean only when your attempt to spot clean a stain or airing out smoke or other odors is no longer effective. If you rarely wear the suit, this could mean as little as once a year. Always dry clean the jacket and pants together to ensure they maintain color consistency. What suit color is best with brown shoes? The best color with brown shoes is navy. Steer clear of charcoal gray as it is a mature color and brown shoes are less formal, the two don’t mix. What’s the one thing I should add to my wardrobe this fall? This fall add a lightweight multi-colored blazer that can be worn with dark jeans or trousers. Think fall colors. It’s a great piece that will add range and great color to your fall wardrobe.



What are the best shoes for comfort and style? Allen Edmonds and Santoni, ready to wear shoe brands, offer instant comfort that lasts throughout the day. However, the correct sizing is most important when it comes to comfort. Always have both feet measured.

What is the most important thing to consider when purchasing a suit? When buying a suit, fit is most important. Some men have a tendency to buy based on brand, but if the suit doesn’t fit properly it’s not a good buy. Focus on fit and quality … make sure the sleeves and jacket length are correct and make alterations if not. When standing with your arms down, your sleeves should not cover any part of your hand. The jacket length should reach just under the curve of your buttock.

Dartrice White is a native of Knoxville, Tennessee where she attended the University of Tennessee. Dartrice moved to California where she began working in the airline industry and remained with a major air carrier for over 20 years. With an expertise in managing customer relationships, Dartrice embarked on a new career to focus on her true passion of helping people develop personal style and self confidence. Dartrice became a licensed aesthetician and completed training at the London Image Institute where she was certified as an image consultant. She founded D. A. White Image Consultants and Custom Clothier where she currently supports clients nationally, empowering them with the confidence and credibility they need for a positive image.



Phoenix Heart Ball

Carolyn Jackson, Jennifer Moser, Lynne Love, Char Hubble, Pamela Overton Risoleo, Molly Stockley

Julie and Mark Shelby

GOLDFINGER A truly magnificent ballroom awaited attendees for the 2017 Phoenix Heart Ball. Chair, Char Hubble along with her Vice Chairs Jennifer Moser and Molly Stockley created a memorable evening. Pam Overton Risoleo received the prestigious Peggy Goldwater award for her tireless dedication to the work of the American Heart Association. Lynne Love was honored as this year’s Sweetheart. Sylvia and Joe Shoen were this year’s Honorary Chairs. The event held at The Phoenician Resort was splendid from start to finish! Tim and Deborah Bateman

Cheryl Nocifera

Gary Jackson and Oscar De Las Salas


Lisa and Howard Bell

Coverage courtesy of JJ Brewer


Phoenix Heart Ball

Carolyn Jackson, Zenobia Mertel and McKenna Wesley

Carolyn and Rick Ross

Lisa and Jeff Geyser

BELLE OF THE BALL A sea of beautiful ballgowns graced the stately foyer as you entered. However, it was Camerone Parker McCulloch who took home top honors as Belle of the Ball. Heart-stopping in shades of blue that only served to complement her platinum hair style and flawless looks. Marcia Bruner and Susie Muzzy

Camerone Parker McCulloch

Coverage courtesy of JJ Brewer

Erika Dickey

Walt Brown and Ruth Rassel


At the Market by Jennifer’s we use the freshest ingredients to create a local twist on American classics. Our new look and feel includes additional soft seating and a cocktail menu crafted by Rattle & Rum that features local ingredients and Arizona spirits. Come join us for lunch, dinner, and brunch and enjoy three meat meatballs with roasted tomato merlot sauce (Jennifer’s secret family recipe!), petite Dungeness crab mac n’ cheese, the Market burger with housemade potato chips, or chilaquiles with chicken chile verde and fried eggs. We’ll save you a seat! Closed Mon & Tues | Lunch Wed: 11am – 5 pm Brunch Sat & Sun: 9am – 3pm with Bottomless Mimosas Dinner Wed – Sat: 5pm – 9pm (10pm Fri & Sat) 3603 East Indian School Road, Suite A Phoenix AZ 85018 | 602.626.5050 | 602.579.5327



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Dude and Wingnut Wine and cheese. Peanut butter and jelly. Milk and cookies. Some things are just better in pairs and that goes for best buddies Dude and Wingnut, both eight years old. When their owner fell ill, the duo found themselves at the Arizona Humane Society. Wingnut is a little lady who loves to snuggle her brother and unlike most brothers, he is not shy about giving kisses to his sister. When they aren’t snuggling, they can be found playing tug with their favorite stuffed toys. One of the perks of adopting this middle-aged pair is that they are already house-trained and know their manners. Meet them at the Arizona Humane Society’s Nina Mason Pulliam Campus for Compassion located at 1521 W. Dobbins Road in Phoenix. Their adoption fee is $135 and includes their spay/neuter surgeries, vaccinations and microchips. For more information, call 602.997.7585 ext. 1045 and ask for animal number A374837/A566741. In the event that they have been adopted, please visit to view AHS’ gallery of adorable, adoptable pets.

Snuggles Snuggles, 10, is a social butterfly who will purr her way into your heart in a matter of minutes. When her owner moved away, she moved into the Arizona Humane Society. She spends her days swatting at her feather toys and pouncing on toy balls, but once tired she will curl up for a long nap. Just be sure to make room on the bed for your new eleven-pound feline friend because that is where she will make herself at home. Speaking of homes, she has lived with other cats, but does prefer a canine-free home to enjoy her golden years. Meet Snuggles at the Arizona Humane Society’s Sunnyslope Campus located at 9226 N. 13th Avenue in Phoenix. Her adoption fee is $40 and includes her spay surgery, vaccinations and microchip. For more information, call 602.997.7585 ext. 2045 and ask for animal number A556319. In the event, that she has been adopted; please visit to view more adoptable pets.



The Sisters, The Lives and Times of the Fabulous Cushing Sisters by David Grafton Reviewed by Bill Dougherty

Written more than two decades ago, David Grafton’s portrayal of the three Cushing sisters still proves an excellent and easily found read. Americans had a more than forty-year fascination with the three girls; Betsy, Minnie and Babe. Daughters of renowned neurosurgeon Harvey Cushing, the three set trends, married exceedingly wealthy men and captured the country at a time when café society still existed. Vincent Astor would come calling first and wed Minnie. This catapulted her to the highest position in the land; yet she only stayed a short while, preferring instead the company of the openly gay renowned painter, James Fosburgh. The two created a brilliant salon in their New York penthouse and became the toast of the town. Betsey married James Roosevelt. The marriage was strained almost immediately but she did manage to become the unofficial hostess in the White House in Eleanore Roosevelt’s constant absence. She later married Jock Whitney and enjoyed a fairy tale life of untold wealth, devotion and verve. Babe, the most beautiful of the three, married first Stanley Mortimer of Standard Oil and then Bill Paley the CEO of CBS. The two would take on iconic roles in the circle of high society. Unfortunately, her husband preferred to sleep with other women rather than her. The couple’s deep and complicated relationship with Truman Capote would have a disastrous end for all three parties too. Whether you like this book or not, the validity of the three subjects is simply mesmerizing. Happy endings in the book are slim. However, there are countless tales that will make it hard for the reader to put it down. Yes, they were all that famous and yes, this book is that good.


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Slim by Annette Tapert Reviewed by Bill Dougherty The subtitle of this biography may be called “Memories of a Rich and Imperfect Life,” but once you start reading the book, it’s hard to believe in imperfection. Enter Slim Keith, born Nancy Gross in Salinas, California, in 1917. Even from a young age, Slim had something no other woman had. Blessed with an amazing bone structure, piercing eyes and towering height; anyone who met her knew she was destined for fame and fortune. By the time Slim was eighteen; her physical beauty, combined with scathing wit, assured her a place in rarefied circles. She modeled, arrived in Hollywood and dated every leading man available. She married famed film director Howard Hawks. Then she discovered Lauren Bacall and turned her into her celluloid clone. Slim hob knobbed with Earnest Hemmingway, Truman Capote and the page of A list celebrities. Later she married dramatic agent Leland Howard and came to be the most engaging fixture on Broadway along with the world of high society and the jet-set. Still later, she married Kenneth Keith and became the titled Lady Slim Keith. Great book, although it drags in portions. Once you make it through the soggy chapters, Slim becomes a memorable, fun and entertaining read. Worth the trip to Amazon, since it was published in 1990.



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MEET THE PARENTS Bob and Barbara Alexis Shirley Schwartz

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