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Artist Profile Patsy Lowry
Design & Style Christopher Coffin
Publisher La Dolce Vita
Trendy Reading Dolls, Dolls, Dolls
Society K-2 Adventures Gala
Design & Style Beth McRae
Company Profile Barrett-Jackson
Spotlight Phoenix Art Museum
Society Cullum Homes
Design & Style Barbara Kaplan
Fashion Samanthaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Favorite Finds
Trends In Dining Grass Roots
Inner-View Jared Lehr
Trendy Reading Woman in the Window
Inner-View Ed Lowry
Trendy Reading A Bookshop in Berlin
Retrospective Desert Foundation Auxiliary 50th
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The World of Patsy Lowry As a third generation Phoenician, I absorb, delight in and treasure the extravagant colors of Arizona; its beautiful flowers, its luminous sunrises and sunsets, the majesty of its landscapes, wide-open spaces and sweeping vistas. I find continuing inspiration in the ancient Native American rituals, arts and cultures. Paintings, bronzes, shrines, fashion designs and collages are some of my favorite mediums. Each material has its own creative and mystic power. Combining colors, paints and objects in bold, new and unexpected ways is an integral aspect of my art. My art moves through dimensions of the past, present and future.
LA DOLCE VITA The Season October to May By Bill Dougherty
The good news is, we want 2020 to be over just as much as you
From all of us at Trends Magazine and the
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the meantime, we hope you enjoy the December issue. Since there is very little going on in the charity world with the exception of hugely successful online gatherings and auctions, we thought a few feature stories might be enjoyable. We want to first congratulate 2021 Trendsetter Kristen Sandquist, who held a Covid conscious outdoor gala last month and raised a smashing amount of money for her K-2 Charities. A very special thank you to another 2021 Trendsetter Ronnie Kiefer who, with the help of others, put together a handsome profile of the 50th Anniversary of DFA. We are pleased to showcase a fantastic retrospective of the making of the 1967 blockbuster Valley of the Dolls. Like the Brady Bunch and Star Trek, none met with initial success but found enormous longevity in a vast array of additional films, periodicals and Broadway plays.
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Barrett-Jackson Reschedules Its Scottsdale Collector Car Auction Company Cites Safeguarding Customers, Sponsors and Guests of Utmost Importance With the current spike in coronavirus cases and health authorities predicting another spike following the holidays, Barrett-Jackson has announced they will postpone their flagship Scottsdale Auction to the week of March 22, 2021. The decision was made out of an abundance of caution to safeguard auction customers, sponsors, guests and employees. “We were widely praised for the safety protocols we put in place for our recent Fall Auction,” said Barrett-Jackson Chairman and CEO Craig Jackson, “and we want to be able to provide customers and fans the same safe environment and great Barrett-Jackson experience during our Scottsdale Auction this spring.” The live March event will include the return of the Barrett-Jackson Cup Competition, featuring 50 vehicles from some of the nation’s top custom car and truck builders, as well as an impressive lineup of collector cars to be auctioned, including a 2018 Ford GT ’67 Heritage Edition and a multiple award-winning 1965 Shelby GT350, one of the last 10 produced.
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Just as summer temperatures finally dipped into fall, Cullum Homes threw open the doors of their new and magnificent homes. The party was held in conjunction with Scottsdale Ferrari. A very cool car bar was available for guests. Attendees were treated to test drives in the Italian luxury sports car brand. The Village at Seven Desert Mountain gave merry makers the opportunity to stroll through the elite homebuilders’ new models and each showcased a beautiful Ferrari in its garage. Incidentally, the garages can accommodate up to seven autos with a one-of-a-kind motorized auto lift. The luxury lock and leave homes are even appointed with an optional golf simulator, should one wish to take a swing! Champagne corks popped and light Italian hors d’ oeuvres were passed under brilliant skies. It was a night that should make Kim and Rod Cullum very pleased and given what the two have done for our community, they certainly deserve the very best!
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Jewelry by Jared Lehr How did You Get Into the Jewelry Business? I had the blessing of having a father who was a jewelry designer. Growing up, I idolized him and his ability to draw and conceptualize. Then I fell madly in love with gemstones, so designing came very organically. What Changes Have You had to Make Since Covid-19? It became more specific and focused as far as the clientele that I am targeting for my pieces. I went inward and spent a lot of time focusing on my craft in my workshop. Connecting to collectors virtually has been surprisingly productive. Where Do You Hope to See Your Line in 5 Years? I expect to be a pillar with brands that are synonymous with quality and cutting-edge fashion with a classic twist. We have had tremendous success in the US and the Middle East, but I expect to expand to Europe in the near future.
How Has the Jewelry Business Changed Since You Entered It? Social media has gotten incredibly big, but I feel like it’s a trap to become overexposed. I’d rather keep what I’m doing and designing more exclusive for my collectors. What Precious and Semi-Precious Stones Do You Like to Work With? I’ve been obsessed with spinel this season. It’s a natural unheated stone that comes in a wide range of beautiful colors. Who Inspired Your Craft? My father inspired my craft, but I always wanted to run my brand like a European fashion house. The devil is in the details as they say. Who Would You Like to Design for and Why? I design for iconic fashionable women in all colors, shapes and sizes. We’ve had the most famous ladies in the world wearing my collection like Beyoncé, Rhianna, Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood among others. It makes me just as happy when a collector finds that special piece as when a celebrity does. What 7 Living or Dead People Would You Invite to Your Dinner Party? Wow! That would be tough with only 7 seats, but here goes ... I would give anything to see my father one more time, so I’d invite him, Sam Lehr first then Lenny Kravitz, Princess Diana, Eileen Yueng, Zoe Saldana, George Michael, and Jackie O.
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ARIZONA’S GRAND CANYON
Ed Lowry Rafting the Grand Canyon
In 1964, Lake Powell was starting to fill up as the Glenn Canyon Dam on the Colorado River had recently been completed. Lake Powell and Lake Mead were projects that had been conceived in the 1950’s to store water from the upper basin States of Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico for allocation to the lower basin States of Arizona, Nevada and California. At the time, a young Phoenix lawyer named Ed Lowry
better way to see the Canyon in all its splen-
lengthy conversations (and more than a few
and a small group of nature conservationists
dor. This maiden voyage in 1964, launched
confabulations) around the campfire reliving
decided to float the Colorado River starting
Ed on a lifelong passion for rafting the Grand
the day’s adventures. Receiving an invita-
just below Glenn Canyon Dam to see what
Canyon; and a lifelong friendship with Ted
tion to join the annual trip was like winning
all the excitement was about. Ed contacted
Hatch, the owner of the guiding company,
the lottery. Ed beautifully curated a mix of
Hatch River Guides, then a fledgling com-
which would culminate in a world record of
young and old, scientists and artists, writers
pany out of southern Utah, to help him orga-
53 consecutive annual river trips through the
and politicians – you never quite knew who
nize the trip and guide the group down the
Grand Canyon. Ed’s Colorado River rafting
you’d meet on the trip; but you always knew
river. That first trip was a huge success as Ed
trips quickly became an Arizona legend,
they would be fun, adventurous and interest-
became enchanted with the majesty of the
with the finest river guides, gourmet food
ing! Acclaimed artist Merrill Mahaffy was a
Grand Canyon and realized that there was no
and a healthy supply of spirits which fueled
frequent member of the flotilla – and these
awe-inspiring trips inspired his paintings of
season, Ed’s boat got lodged on a large
the Grand Canyon. They currently hang in
boulder in the middle of the river and the
private collections, museums and even at
force of the river caused it to flip over. Its
Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport as a beacon to
occupants were trapped on this tiny island
weary travelers of the wonders Arizona has
in the middle of dangerous rapids. But not
to offer. An accomplished photographer
to fear, a rescue mission was organized and
himself, Ed’s majestic photographs of the
soon all passengers were liberated from this
Grand Canyon have been featured in exhib-
precarious circumstance. Despite the dan-
its at the Town of Paradise Valley, as well as in
ger, Ed always had a ready song or joke to
the Home Magazine of the Arizona Republic.
quell one’s anxiety and let you forget; for at least a moment; that the massive Lava Falls
Ed enhanced each annual trip with his grow-
lay in wait ahead.
ing body of knowledge, history and folklore about the Canyon - regaling fellow rafters
“El Ed,” as he is often affectionately referred
with stories of calamities that had occurred
to, is the epitome of the convivial, scholarly,
along the various rapids; as well as a mas-
intrepid, gentleman adventurer who made
ter’s level course in geology. The trip can be
the most of the one and only, absolutely
a dangerous one, especially at the begin-
fantastic, world class, Grand Canyon River
ning of the season when the guides are
Rafting Expedition. We hope you enjoy this
still determining the best way to navigate
retrospective on Ed’s extraordinary travels
each rapid. In one particularly capricious
through Arizona’s beloved Grand Canyon!
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Desert Foundation Auxiliary Celebrates 55th Year As early as 1963, a few visionary women saw a need for a Debutante Ball in the Scottsdale area which would present young women to their families and friends while raising funds for deserving charities in the Scottsdale area. The Board of Visitors of St. Luke’s had been presenting young women from the Phoenix area since 1955. On January 21, 1965, a group of young Scottsdale women met at the Casa Blanca Inn to determine the feasibility of establishing a Debutante Ball in Scottsdale.
They decided the Ball would be held the weekend following Christmas in order to not conflict with already established events in the Valley. Desert Foundation Auxiliary, DFA, would select young women who were college freshman or the equivalent. The founding members of DFA emphasized the Desert Ball should remain a small, elegant event and should strive to maintain the traditional methods of presenting young women to society. DFA’s emphasis should be on the girls, their families and friends. Numerous events leading up to the Ball during the Christmas season were held; a Mother Daughter Tea with everything being made by membership; the tea sandwiches, scones, petit fours and mini desserts, the Waltz Curtsy Party and several family hosted events such as a hayride and cookout at Old MacDonald’s Ranch. The rehearsal the day before the Ball and the Rehearsal dinner were also held. The first Desert Ball was held in December, 1966, at the Safari Hotel in Scottsdale and was chaired by Mrs. G. Robert Herberger and cochaired by Mrs. Niblack Thorne. Mrs. A. Inman Marshall, Jr. served as the first president. Tickets for the Ball were $50.00 per couple. The menu for the first Ball consisted of Kentucky bib lettuce salad, crab Louie, Filet Mignon and pecan pie with vanilla ice cream for dessert. Carl Ritter’s
RETROSPECTIVE – continued
Orchestra provided the music for the adults and The Wanderers for the younger guests. Since 1988, The Phoenician has been home to the Desert Ball. Proceeds from the first Ball supported the Scottsdale Boys and Girls Club for a new roof on their gymnasium and the Scottsdale Foundation for Blind Children for a summer recreation program and a mobility teacher for blind children. Over the 55 years, DFA has supported 55 emerging Scottsdale charities to include Center Against Sexual Abuse (CASA), Teen Lifeline, Maggie’s Place, Happily Ever After League (HEAL) and Elder TLC just to name a few. Mrs. Charles H. Dunlap III, Barbara, a member of DFA since 1986 and currently an Associate shared “What I love most about DFA is their heart to support new and emerging charities and to encourage volunteerism in Scottsdale.” This year’s charity is Saving Amy. DFA continues with the traditions set forth by their founding members and continues to host a Mother Daughter Tea in the spring. The members to this day continue to prepare the tea sandwiches, scones, petit fours and mini desserts from the original recipes handed down in 1966. Associate Barbara Dunlap shared her thoughts on the tea “I also love the humility of this gracious, generous group as they continue to prepare the food and flowers themselves- making business fun and a very special event for the Debutantes and their mothers
hosted in a member’s home.” The Waltz Curtsy Party is held over Thanksgiving weekend and the rehearsal the day before the Ball and the Rehearsal Dinner the night prior to the Ball for their Debutantes, their parents and escorts. This year due to COVID-19 all events leading up to the Ball and the Ball have been postponed until 2021. The Desert Foundation Auxiliary maintains the Bylaws established in 1965 in order to continue to create the vision of their founding members. Cay Cowie, daughter of founding member the late Mrs. Robert P. Cowie and one of the first of twelve Debutantes in 1966 had this to say, “Since my mother was one of the founders of Desert Foundation Auxiliary, I was very familiar with the organization and had high expectations when I joined. DFA did not disappoint. I have met some of the loveliest ladies that will be my friends for life. I have learned and appreciate the history and traditions of DFA. I have had the pleasure of being a Debutante, being the mother of a Debutante, serving as President and Ball Chair. And my life is richer because of the time I shared with DFA.”
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Streamlined Adoptions and Care Tell us about the Arizona Humane Society and its role in the Valley. The Arizona Humane Society saves the most vulnerable animals and enriches the lives of pets and people. AHS takes in more than 17,000 sick, injured and abused homeless pets each year through its Field Rescue Team and owner surrendered pets. We also focus on providing proactive solutions to decrease pet overpopulation like spay/neuter initiatives and providing pet owners in need of help with resources to keep their beloved pets in their home. How has AHS transformed over the years? AHS has changed greatly since it was formed in 1957, however, over the last seven years under Dr. Steven Hansen’s leadership, AHS has transformed Maricopa County from one of the worst places in the nation to be a homeless pet to one of the best. We implemented a variety of programs to support the most vulnerable pets, those who are often euthanized in other shelters across the country; pets like newborn kittens, puppies and dogs diagnosed with Parvovirus and pregnant mothers, and collaborate closely with Valley shelters and rescues to take in pets when they’re overloaded. In doing so, AHS has saved an additional 115,000 lives in the last seven years and has decreased euthanasia in the county by 82 percent. What is the impact that AHS has made on Valley pets and pet owners? In 2014, AHS implemented its Pet Resource Center (PRC), a call center comprised of compassionate individuals devoted to supporting and providing resources to pet owners in need. This past year, AHS’ PRC Team fielded more than 90,000 calls/ live chats and provided more than 68,000 resources to pet owners in need, thus keeping nearly 6,000 pets in their homes with their loving owners despite hardships they were facing. We also investigated over 6,000 animal cruelty complaints and
provided court testimony to ensure justice for those that have no voice. How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected AHS? The pandemic certainly required us to think differently, act quickly and modify accordingly. We did just that ... and we were able to do so thanks to our incredible donors who continued their generous giving. We immediately streamlined adoptions to a virtual adoption “matchmaker by appointment” program, and the amount of time pets stayed on our adoption floor plummeted from 12 days to 4 and we saw adoption returns decrease from 9% to 6%. We implemented curbside foster pet pickup and expanded our trauma hospital operations to 24/7. As always, keeping pets in homes with their owners remained a critical focus, so we expanded our veterinary clinic operations to seven days per week and implemented virtual pet training programs to support pet owners. Through it all, our Field Rescue Team continued to save injured stray animals and rescue abused and abandoned animals. What does the future look like for AHS and animal welfare? As AHS continues to focus on a visionary and comprehensive system of care that
includes rescue, medical and behavioral resources for the animals and people who need it most, it is clear that we are not limited by our vision or determination, but by our aged and failing Sunnyslope Campus. Sunnyslope has served us well for more than 63 years, but it is now time to replace it with a state-of-the-art centrally located campus, anchored by a regionally-serving Animal Medical Center. How can people get involved? We have made tremendous strides in the last seven years to save our community’s most vulnerable animals, reduce needless euthanasia and keep pets in loving homes. We cannot stop now. The need will only increase with the rapid growth of the Phoenix-metropolitan area. Together, and with a new Central Campus and Animal Medical Center, we can accomplish what was historically considered impossible: rescuing and healing those who were needlessly euthanized before. To learn more about our proposed Central Campus and Animal Medical Center and the Campaign to Transform Animal Welfare, please contact Nancy Mitchell at 602.997.7585 Ext. 1023 or email@example.com.
SURVIVING THE HOLIDAYS
Healthy Holiday Plan By John, Spead, Certified Personal Trainer Another Holiday season is upon us. Many of us throw caution to the wind and eat as much “holiday food” as possible. Others of us eat more cautiously and still enjoy the holidays. If you are stressed about your holiday eating, know that you are not the only one feeling that way. How can you make a change if you have developed a pattern of “bad” eating during the holiday season? Firstly you have to make a plan and stick to it! We can delve into the science of eating and diets but I want to talk about the Brain. Initial steps in your journey should be small immediate goals that can be repeated over time. Make sure it’s not boring because we don’t pay attention to boring. Try starting by not cutting out anything you normally do but cut it in half. If cutting it out is easy for you, do it, but remember you don’t want to set yourself up for failure. After the holidays are over, you will be happy you didn’t eat as much as usual and didn’t pick up those extra 10 pounds! Remember, don’t forget to make time for exercise!
DESIGN AND STYLE
Green with Envy By Christopher Coffin Everyone is used to seeing Jeeps in tan, black or grey. But the newest Jeep Wrangler color being offered is called Sarge Green. While its olive drab appearance makes it feel like a throwback to America’s 1940’s war years, in reality using green shows the auto maker’s design team knows exactly what color is in vogue. Green is definitely the new “in” color for 2021! You see it everywhere, in fashion and home design and even in the automobile industry. For a long time, everything in the design world was neutral with various shades of cream, tan or browns. Then, in the last few years, blues and white became popular. But
several months ago, we started to see green items being offered in showrooms and it has quickly become the hottest color around. What’s nice about green is that it’s so fresh and a departure from the trend of very little color being used in design. At Christopher K. Coffin Design, we are using it in our client’s homes for paint, lighting, fabric, wall coverings and furniture. In wall coverings we’re seeing greens being offered in gorgeous scenic wallpaper designs that become a fresh backdrop and stunning focal point when used in a room.
It’s not the avocado green used in the 70’s. It is various shades of green that are seen in nature such as the leaves that beautifully frame flowers and breathe oxygen into our air. Green is a mix of blue and yellow, so it pairs well with those colors. It looks wonderful with silver, gold and brass. It also looks great for all sorts of décor and it works well in various rooms, including bedrooms, main living areas, bathrooms and bedrooms. Green is catering to the eye of a younger generation because it is such a modernlooking vibrant color. Perhaps this hot hue is the exact color we are craving during this period of time when the world is experiencing a pandemic. Green is the most common color in nature. It’s the color of Spring. Unlike red or black, it has a calming, relaxing, refreshing effect. No wonder that it is second only to blue as the color people say is their favorite out of all of the colors in the rainbow. How nice to have such a soothing shade be so on-trend to contrast with a stream of stressful news coming out every day. So green-up your home! If you aren’t ready to plunge into green walls or furnishings but want to stay up to date with interior design trends, we recommend you add a chic green lamp, a charming green photo frame or even add plants to your spaces. “Going green” can be fun when you see the power the color has to really make a room come alive.
Dolls! Dolls! Dolls! Deep Inside Valley of the Dolls by Stephen Rebello Reviewed by Bill Dougherty Jacqueline THE BOOK Susann In 1963 Jacqueline Susann met with brief writing success with Every Night Josephine. The book was about the antics of the author’s French poodle. Three years later, Ms. Susann would release her second book, a novel titled Valley of the Dolls. Its release would shock the world. The book would go on to become the Guinness Books of World Records bestselling book of the 20th century. The novel, a Roman a clef about the dark side of Broadway and Hollywood, centered around three stunning and very tragic prescription drug-addicted beauties and a bothersome aging-out Broadway legend. The book’s theme of bed-hopping, name dropping, shopping and pill popping served as the perfect poolside cocktail for the late 1960s. While some states tried to ban the book initially, the public could not get enough of it!
Sassoon hair style, exaggerated eye makeup, orange lipstick and Emilio Pucci wardrobe made her an absolute standout everywhere she went. No author had ever marketed themselves the way that Jacqueline Susann did and for that, she became an overnight instant celebrity. But underneath the Donald Brooks fall, she was nearly bald. Her artfully applied makeup, a mask to conceal skin that was chalk-white, and Pucci creations padded to hide her almost skeleton-like figure. After years of Cobalt and Chemo treatments, the author was terminally ill with cancer. She was said to have made a deal with God in 1963 to give her at least 10 years to become a success. God would eventually grant her eleven years and in this time everything she touched turned to gold!
THE FIRST CELBRITY AUTHOR It was no secret that Jacqueline Susann wanted to be a star. Too short to be a model and marginally talented, she would eventually meet with far grander success as the world’s very first celebrity writer. Although Harold Robbins had tried first, he was crass, unattractive and often vulgar in interviews. Jacqueline Susann was the triple threat! She was beautiful, related to both men and women, a journalist’s dream interview and the poster child of swinging 1960. Her blunt-cut
THE FILM Unfortunately for Jacqueline Susann and her husband producer Irving Mansfield, the two waived creative control of the film to Twentieth Century Fox. Their mutual friend another producer, David Brown husband to Cosmo Girl Helen Gurley Brown, assured the couple that the novel was in good hands at Fox. Sadly, the film giant literally rewrote the novel for the silver screen and changed almost everything about it. The picture stared Susan Hayward in a nod to Ethel Merman, Patty Duke as a drugged-out Judy Garland, Barbara Parkins as a burned-out Grace Kelley and Sharon Tate in a combina-
Sharon Tate did her own make-up and hair for the film. Today its considered iconic and greatly imitated.
Barbara Parkins shocked the industry and left it shortly after the film.
Jacqueline Susann and Judy Garland hosts a press conference shortly before the star is fired.
Sharon Tate, Barbara Parkins and Patty Duke in a publicity photo.
tion role of Carol Landis and Marilyn Monroe. It was a big-budget, big-hair, big-costume extravaganza. Everything that could go wrong did. Judy Garland, who was originally hired to play the part of Helen Lawson, was fired after only two weeks on set, causing an international PR nightmare. However, once the film wrapped it would go on to become one of the fifth highest grossing films of 1967 and one of the 10 highest grossing films on the 1960s, mainly because it was rereleased in the summer of 1969 following the gruesome murder of Sharon Tate. Jacqueline Susann hated it! THE FILM THAT WON’T GO AWAY Stephen Rebello has done a masterful job in his research of this truly awful yet delicious movie that has withstood the test of five decades. Twentieth Century Fox had a lot of money following the smashing success of The Sound of Music in 1966 and they knew Valley of the Dolls had the potential to be another success. Unfortunately, the film’s director Mark Robson had just wrapped Von Ryan’s Express with Frank Sinatra. For months, the actor tortured the director and often stalled production when he did not get his way. When Mark Robson arrived on the set of Valley of the Dolls, he refused to have a duplication of Mr. Sinatra’s treatment and terrorized the entire cast and crew. Many have said that had he treated Judy Garland with respect, she would have easily finished the film and probably won an Oscar. He belittled the three young starlets. Susan Haywood refused to attend anything related to the film once it wrapped, because she had such disdain for Mr. Robson. But with all that said, the film became an international blockbuster hit. William Travilla designed more than 100 bold and often over-the-top costumes for the film. Many consider it to be the famed American designer’s greatest hour. Dionne Warwick
Patty Duke and Susan Hayward in their famous wig pulling cat fight scene.
lent vocal talents and ended up creating one of the most covered soundtracks to date. She often joked that you could not turn on any talk or variety show in the late 1960s or ‘70s without hearing every great talent singing tunes from the Valley soundtrack. In the 1995 film Casino, Sharon Stone based the appearance of her character Ginger on Sharon Tate’s iconic Valley look as well. AFTERWORDS Few films have had the staying power of Valley of the Dolls. The film has inspired countless Broadway plays, film festivals, talk show panels and on and on. Several clothing designers have done fashion shows dedicated to Sharon Tate’s iconic makeup and hair styles, things the late actress created herself for the film. The remaining actors have also commented on the strange irony of the book/film. Barbara Parkins left the industry just like her character Anne Wells did. Patty Duke spent years in and out of asylums as her character Neely O’Hara did and Sharon Tate died just as Jennifer North did. Several bestselling authors would try to mimic Jacqueline Susann. Jackie Collins and Daniel Steele would find the greatest similarities but would never become as iconic. The studio system changed greatly after Valley of the Dolls with far less money budgeted for films and grandeur. Trashy novels have come and gone with Fifty Shades of Gray finding the most success since Valley of the Dolls. Jacqueline Susann would pin two more blockbuster novels before her death in 1974, The Love Machine and Once Is Not Enough. Both books were hugely successful but the films, which Ms. Susann retained creative control over, never reached the empyrean level that Valley of the Dolls did. This is an excellent read for anyone who enjoys both films and books.
Decorating with Daylight By Beth McRae
Decorating with Daylight Nothing can be more beautiful and energy-efficient than having natural light illuminating the home, especially in Arizona where there is an abundance of sunlight. For those who are looking for a way to take a space in the home from dark and dreary to bright and cheery, look no further. With Solatube tubular skylights, homeowners can decorate the entire home with natural light in every room and create a happy, vibrant and healthy home environment in just two hours. What are Solatube tubular skylights? Cost-effective, energy-efficient and ecofriendly, a tubular skylight harvests daylight at the rooftop, transfers it down a highly reflective tube (which bends up to 90 degrees and can be up to 70 feet or more long) and distributes it evenly into an interior space through a diffuser at the ceiling for maximum visual comfort and aesthetics. It’s a modern way to let the
Accessories are also available to help meet every home’s needs Whether the space needs a solar-powered nightlight solution, a dimming feature or a ventilation component for rooms like the bathroom or laundry room, there’s an accessory to help the tubular skylight work for any space.
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Installing a Solatube tubular skylight in the home is easy The technology for tubular skylights might be complex, but installing one is not. Transforming any space only takes two hours and requires no structural changes to the home. Ready to bring true natural light into the home? Learn more about Solatube tubular skylights and how they can be used toÂ improve the home by visiting Solatube.com or call 888.SOLATUBE.
SPOTLIGHT: PHOENIX ART MUSEUM
Is Fashion Art? Opening December 12, the newest fashion exhibition in the Kelly Ellman Fashion Design Gallery at Phoenix Art Museum will seek to answer the ageold question, “Is fashion art?” Drawn from the Museum’s collection of more than 20,000 objects, Collective Inspiration pairs fashion objects by Ralph Rucci, Alexander McQueen, and others with paintings, sculptures, and prints to illuminate how formal elements of art and design, including value, color, line, form, and texture, apply to fashion designs just as they do to more traditionally recognized art forms. Helen Jean, the Museum’s Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design, said the exhibition is meant to spark contemplation about what makes something art. “I want visitors to see how the conversations they’re having about Asian or American art can carry over as they explore our fashion exhibitions,” she said. “I want debates in the gallery.” For more information on Collective Inspiration, visit phxart.org. Unknown, Portrait of Doña Maria Moreno y Buenaventura (Retrato de Doña Maria Moreno y Buenaventura), c. 1760. Oil on canvas. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Denison Kitchel.
Mariano Fortuny y Madrazo, Blue velvet coat with gold stenciled painted design (Abrigo de terciopelo azul con diseño pintado en oro), 1934. Silk velvet stenciled with metals. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Anne Robinson.
Ralph Rucci, Jacket (Saco), spring 2009. Double-faced wool crepe and netting. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Diane Halle.
Rei Kawakubo for Comme des Garçon, Dress and shoes, spring/summer 2018 look #13. Inkjet printed polyester velvet, leather. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Museum purchase with funds provided by Arizona Costume Institute.
INNER-VIEW WITH ... GAYE FERRARA
Love for Art, Beauty and People By Barbara Kaplan As I began my heart to heart inner-view with Gaye Ferrara of Ferrara Designs, she was glowing from the energy of the hike she had just finished. She explained that this was her 164th consecutive hike on Squaw Peak and that she loved every bit of it and will continue indefinitely! The greatest benefit for her when she hikes is the good feelings it brings out from deep inside her. She has hiked all over the world including Switzerland, Belgium, the Dolomites, in Italy and the Portugal coast. Here she finds inspiration and ideas to bring back to her drawing board. Gaye Ferrara is a happy person who brings her light and sunshine to her work, her clients and wherever she goes. Her creative spirit is always bubbling in her head and in her heart. When asked about her success with her client relationships she said, “I have the need to always be kind, sweet and brutal with my clients!” By brutal she explained she meant brutally honest, because she cares so deeply about them. She told me about her love of the new technology that she provides for her clients, being able to show them virtually the finished project that previously was only being created in her head. This gives her the ability to share her vision with them, giving them peace of mind and joy to continue the concept for the project to completion. And joy is what is so important for Gaye to give to her clients. She brings this through her creative talents which she believes is the most important part of her design presence in their homes. Listening to her clients is key says Gaye and she always wants them to feel heard. Gaye emphasizes that after every project, there are three elements of utmost importance to leave with her clients in their personal spaces. They are simplicity of living, a beautiful environment and the function that supports their lifestyle.
In her professional as well as personal life, it is important for Gaye to continue to develop and grow. One of the many things that helps her do this is yoga, which she wishes she had more time to do.
She looks at everyone’s needs and desires to bring together their wishes and dreams.
One of her great loves, as a designer are the two design shops she opened in Phoenix and Scottsdale several years ago. There she featured unique pieces of art, accessories, furniture, and lighting that she hand-picked in her travels primarily in her constant travels to New York City and Los Angeles.
She finds this to be fun and rewarding. She feels blessed to be able to give her design talents for others to enjoy.
Gay’s love for art, beauty and people are the vital components that make every moment of her life a joy!
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GRASSROOTS KITCHEN & TAP
A True Southern Experience The Verve The restaurant is beautifully appointed with butcher block-like tables and high ceilings. The establishment does a fine job incorporating walls of plants and great art, as well as a central bar. This rounds out this delightful and very popular eatery. Artful cutlery adorns whitewashed walls and this among many other nuances gives epicureans a warm yet hip dining vibe. Starters The Noble Bread Service is a must. Most people do not think they should have to pay for bread in a restaurant, but this treat is very inexpensive and worth its weight in gold. Order the #1 Tuna Poke too. This is a huge portion of delicious tuna topped with avocado, scallions, jalapenos and agave ponzu. The tortilla soup is extraordinary! Generous pieces of white chicken combined with house-made stock; lots of cheese and tortilla strips. A perfect starter on a cold evening. Try the Club House salad. It’s one of the most amazing salads out there. It consist of Field greens, Applewood bacon, lots of crumbled blue cheese and out-of-this-world garlic croutons and garlic salad dressing.
must have. Brisket is either dry or greasy, but this offering is done to perfection. Try the Spit Fire Chicken along with Topher’s Braised Short Ribs. These three platters are certainly enough for a table of four and packed full of Deep Southern flavors that won’t disappoint. You can also order all these delectable meats on one combination platter too. We suggest the Cole Slaw, Shoestring Potatoes, Pork Belly Baked Beans and the Jumbo Chilled Asparagus to round out each selection.
Mains You must try the Southern Shrimp and Grits. This dish will instantly transport you to a Southern plantation. It’s huge and is served with jalapeno-cheddar grits and ham relish. There is perhaps no better dish in the Valley. Roots BBQ Brisket is yet another mouth-watering
Dessert With such generous portions on the starters and mains list, you probably won’t have room for dessert, but walk on the wild side for a change and order a few things. The Key Lime Pie is simply unbelievable. It is a large portion complete with tart and sweet flavors and lots
of infused fresh Florida limes. The Chocolate Toffee Brownie is baked daily and drizzled with house-made caramel and a generous scoop of sweet vanilla ice cream. This is a chocolate loverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dream! Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget a cup of steaming hot coffee or tea to accompany your desert. The coffee is great, and the tea selection is very nice too. High Sprits The restaurant has a beautiful central bar appointed with red leather bar stoles and a terrific outside bar and dinning patio as well. The establishment offers a fine selection of beers from around the globe. White and red wines are poured generously in large wine glasses and the selections are remarkable. There are tons of signature cocktails and many have a great Southern twist. Grassroots Kitchen & Tap Located in The Village at Hayden 8120 N. Hayden Rd, Suite E-100 Scottsdale, AZ 85258 Open from 11 am daily Tel. 480.699.0699
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The Woman In The Window By A.J. Finn A.J. Finn has created yet another bestselling masterpiece with The Woman in the Window. Set in the confines of Upper Manhattan, Amy Fox lives alone. She passes her lonely days drinking wine, watching old films and spying on her neighbors. With the arrival of the Russell’s across the way and their teenage son, things start to move in an unsettling direction. But one night, tipsy on too much wine, Anna gazes out the window and watches something she should have not ever seen. Her world begins to crumble in a matter of seconds. The Woman in the Window is one of those truly rare books that are very hard to put down. Its witty text and nuances create a world the reader unexpectedly falls into easily in the first chapter. The book spent months atop the New York Time’s bestseller list for good reason. It is the ultimate in suspense novels and a breezy read as well. You cannot read this novel without comparing it to Alfred Hitchcock’s film Rear Window. It is obvious the characters have simply been switched around. But what make this novel stand apart from Mr. Hitchcock’s film is the vast difference in the books ending. While we will not spoil it for you, we think you will be quite surprised!
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A Bookshop in Berlin By Francoise Frenkel The year is 1921. Francoise Frenkel, a Jewish woman from Poland, is busy with the opening of the first French bookstore in the bustling city of Berlin. At the time, the city is perhaps one of the most influential places in the world. Ms. Frenkel’s store only serves to broaden the horizons of her new fellow European friends. The store quickly becomes a haven for intellectuals, but the Nazi ideology is not far away. Police visits start to become the norm and by 1938 Kristallnacht is upon the city with most of the Jewish businesses destroyed that evening. La Maison du Livre is spared but Ms. Frenkel fears for her life like so many others in Germany. She quickly flees to Paris and then on to the South of France. She travels from one safe house to another, risking her life and those of her protectors. This excellent World War II read was quietly published in 1945 but attracted little interest until it was rediscovered some sixty years later. It is a tale of a fearless woman whose lust for life and passion for literature helped her find comfort in the darkest days of the war. A gripping and often frighting tale.
WEDDING BELLS COUPLE Alexandra Izzo and Jeff Tavani
MEET THE PARENTS Bride: Ellie and John Izzo of Paradise Valley Groom: Mr. Frank Tavani, Saddle River, NJ and Kellyanne Smith-Tavani, Nanuet, NY
CEREMONY Cathedral Rock Sedona/Reception at La Cucina Rustica-Oak Creek
MUSIC Vincent Z with Acoustic Guitar
WEDDING PLANNER Jill Skeen of Bell Rock Hilton
DECORE Boho Desert
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BRIDES GOWN LUV Bridal; Couturier-Sadie Mardiha
HONEYMOON Somewhere in French Polynesia
SOMETHING DIFFERENT • Originally planned and scheduled as a traditional venue; which due to COVID, was transformed into an extraordinary Elopement Celebration. • The bride and groom, with their families, hiked up Back O Beyond Trail on Cathedral Rock to exchange their vows • The bride and groom were married by the Bride’s sister, Norma Izzo, ESQ
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