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2000 Fabulous Phoenician
Herman ChanenBy Bill Dougherty
When I heard that Herman Chanen had died, I was overwhelmed by the sense that we had truly lost one of the great est icons of not only Phoenix, but of the entire state. Mr. Chanen moved to Arizona in the late 1940s, following his service in the armed forces. From this point it seemed that everything he touched turned to gold. He became the quintessential American dream. Initially life had its struggles for Herman Chanen, but like many he was in the right place at the right time. He had hoped that his various businesses, including a car wash, would bring him great fame. But fate would deal him a far different hand shortly after his marriage to Lois Boshes and the start of his family. He went to work for an apartment builder who showed him the business and by 1955 with a small loan he opened his own company. Chanen Construction continued to grow and by 1960, they built their first large project, Terminal 2 at Sky Harbor International Airport. The structure was an amazing example of midcentury modern architecture and was greatly awarded for its design, space-age look, and state of the art construction. As his company con tinued to grow, Mr. Chanen and his family were even featured in Look magazine in a piece titled “Boom in the Desert.” By this time Herman Chanen and his larger-than-life personality were attracting countless philanthropic and large company board positions. His reach would extend from the Valley to the entire state. He was an absolute visionary and his reputation in business and philanthropy became that of legend. There was probably none better dressed in our city than Herman Chanen. He was dashing. A bon vivant and a true gentleman. He had great style! Although I didn’t get to meet him until he became this publication’s Fabulous Phoenician in 2000. When I did, I was in awe of his presence. However, Mr. Chanen was not an intimidating figure. He had a magnificent smile and was soft spoken and very kind. I truly don’t think he believed his own press. But then again that is the tell tail sign of success. When you were with Herman Chanen, you usually dined at Avanti, Durant’s, or Tabell’s. One night at Tarbell’s, we spoke at length about Biltmore Fashion Park. Chanen Construction built the site in 1963 and finished it in 1968. It was an absolute masterpiece of mid-century modernity and quiet elegance. Herman told me how upset he was when subsequential sales of the property resulted in bad decisions and changes in the direction of Arizona’s first upscale shopping mall. He went on to say that Fashion Island in Newport Beach and the Ala Moana Center in Honolulu had been so meticulously preserved in their mid1960s perfection. He was so sad at what happened to Biltmore Fashion Park. This was just one example of his early vision and preservation he had for our state. Herman Chanen was not only a Fabulous Phoenician, boundless philanthropist and hugely successful businessman, he was a great man. He loved Arizona and the things he helped to create. There will never be another Herman Chanen. Our state was blessed to have such a fine individual grace our presence.
Remembering Herman Chanen
Publisher La Dolce Vita
Fashion Samantha’s Favorite Finds
Society Teen Lifeline Gala 2022
Interior Design Barbara Kaplan
Entertaining and Style Patsy Lowry
Inner-View The pARTy 2023
Society Free Arts Cocktail Party
Society Vino con Stelle 2022
Society Moondance at The Heard Museum
Society Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships 11th Annual
Society An Evening of Trends 2022
Society Phoenix Heart Ball 2022
Society 2023 Honor Ball Kick off Cocktail Party
Wedding Bells Hildebrant/Williams
ON THE COVER
Rod and Kim Cullum with Shelia and Mike Ingram Childhelp Drive the Dream chairs 2023 February 18th, 2023 at The Phoenician Resort Information: www.childhelp.org
LA DOLCE VITA The Season October to JuneBy Bill Dougherty
People are talking about the Phoenix Heart Ball. The oldest and most anticipated charity ball of the season, which started in 1959. Actually, Board of Visitors is the oldest ball in the state, but it’s considered a debutant ball. Anyway, Amanda Garmany did not disappoint as this year’s chair. Music (a bit loud for a cocktail reception,) was a dynamic departure from the standard norm. The Phoenician did a great job passing hors d’ oeuvres and topping off champagne. Guests were led into the ballroom by kilted men playing bagpipes. The food and service were exceptional. Large buckets containing wines and cham pagne were replaced throughout the night. Merrymakers marveled at what Dennis Thompson and White House Design Studio did to transform the room. Hues of soft white, emerald green and gold were breathtaking and opulent. It was an extraordinary ball. I’ve had the pleasure of attending the Phoenix Heart Ball since 1984, missing only 1998, when the staff of Trends was forbidden from attending. That’s another story for another time. In 1994, I was seated at the I. Magnin & Co. table. The 1960 Heart Ball chair Georgia Green and several other ladies got up to dance. When they returned to their respective tables,
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Samantha’s Favorite FindsBy Samantha DeRose
Sprinkle in some holiday magic with a statement cocktail ring. I’m loving this one-of-a-kind piece from Scottsdale sculptor Bonnie Radow.
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There’s no better time than the holidays to indulge in a statement-making outfit. This Alice + Olivia dress is a romantic and extra-special piece with so many details you’ll love.
Available at Neiman Marcus located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.
The jewelry trends for winter 2022-2023 include adding gems to your lineup. Showcase your style with this emerald and onyx pendant necklace.
Available at Oliver Smith Jeweler located at 8787 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 116.
Jewelry isn’t the only way to add some shimmer to your look. Go for glam with these Aquazzura crystal-heel mules.
Available at Neiman Marcus located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.
’Tis the season to sparkle, shine and try to be on time. Make it to all your holiday events in style with this Frederique Constant wristwatch.
Available at E.D. Marshall Jewelers located at 10261 N. Scottsdale Rd.
The iconic Hermès scarf is an easy way to elevate any look. The versatility of the chic piece also allows it to transition to any season.
Available at High Society Resale Boutique located at 10805 N 71st Way.
Swoon! This black Chanel clutch is the perfect finishing touch for your finest soirée attire.
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TEEN LIFELINE FALL GALA
On a lovely evening just as the air became crisp and the vacant fireplaces restored wood and flame, Teen Lifeline held their impressive gala. This year the event was showcased at the Montilucia Resort in Paradise Valley. An opulent crowd of beautiful ladies and gentlemen arrived for a festive evening full of good things and raised needed funds. For decades Teen Lifeline has
focused awareness on not only teens at risk of suicide and depression, but also on coping skills needed to make it in today’s world. Since 1986 the organization has answered more than 315,000 calls on its impressive teen hotline. Melina and Tony Astorga made for a smashing couple, but then again, they always do.
Healing EnvironmentsBy Barbara Kaplan, www.BarbaraKaplan.com
Your home is the most important environment you will ever be in. It is your most personal space and the only space you can totally control by your choices. It may also be where you spend most of your time and spend a large amount of your money.
Most importantly, your home is the place that can determine your mental and physical health! Therefore, interior design is really about your interior, your heart ... not the space! It has to do with all the design and decorating decisions you make and how they will impact your wellbeing. So, be aware, when you are decorating your private spaces, the only consideration is you! Rooms have no feelings, YOU do!
Neuroscience tells us design is not only about the objects in a room but how we perceive them. So, selective decorating, for each individual in the space is uppermost. Design choices are endless, but not so the needs and wants of the individual person living in the space, so we must design for people first.
With all this in mind, I would like to explain further by answering some of your specific questions. Since most of us have similar concerns, especially in our environmental needs and wants, I thought you would enjoy seeing my answers to questions people have sent to me and I welcome your questions too.
Have fun with your home, see it with fresh eyes. Move things around. Take away any thing you don’t like looking at. If you really can’t get used to it, it is better to eliminate that item. There are consignment stores that will be happy to sell what you don’t want.
Always make choices you are excited about and bring you joy.
QUESTION: Many colors are relaxing to me, but I wouldn’t want them on my walls. When I look at magazines, the rooms look great, but I would be afraid to have those bold colors surrounding me all the time. How do I find a color for my walls that is really soothing to me?
Color speaks! And to make it confusing, color speaks a different language to each of us. We all have a unique reaction based on our experience and what we were told about color. We all see color differently, too! That’s why we need to personally select the colors we will be living with.
QUESTION: We want our house to feel “homey”. It seems very cold, and we were talked into things that look more like a magazine than us. How do we warm things up a bit so we feel “at home again”.
This is a complaint I hear so often. Sometimes we make decisions to please others or if we are fearful, we listen to people who we think know more, but they tell us what they like, which isn’t necessarily what we like. When decorating, the only person who needs to be pleased is you and you must make sure you are involved in every decision.
When a home is “picture perfect” it doesn’t feel real. Therefore, we cannot feel authentic in our own home. This discomfort is also not healthy. Always stay focused on what brings you comfort, joy and beauty. To begin changing what you have, select the items that you really like and eliminate what does not please you.
The most important thing you must do when painting walls is to experiment by painting several color choices at least 3’ X 3’ on your walls. Do not put them near each other, and also put the same color on opposite walls so you see it in different lighting. Don’t make quick decisions. Color changes the longer you look at it. Most of all be sure you pick the colors and don’t be influenced by anyone else. Always live with what will make you happy and healthy!
I also recommend you take my Personal Color and Design Profile on my website www.BajaroMethod.com it will help you understand the impact of your ideal colors. And it’s free!
Always remember, rooms have no feelings, YOU do!
Giddy Up for Kids: Childhelp Cowboys Up for Arizona’s Abused Children
TRENDS: This year’s Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala has a western theme. Is there a story behind this?
SARA: Well, when you meet our Co-Chair, Mike Ingram, one of the first things you’ll notice is his giant, sleek, black Stetson hat. He and his wife, Sheila, have been sup porters of our mission for decades and our equine and animal therapy remains their favorite aspect of the Childhelp healing process. Over 63 years ago, we pioneered the concept of pairing animals with children recovering from abuse to provide comfort, gain trust, and encourage self-esteem. All these years later, it has become a standard practice in the child welfare community. We wanted to celebrate the four-hoofed heroes we work with!
YVONNE: The days that the Mini Angel Eyes therapy horses visit the Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona Dedicated to Linda Pope, you see the children’s eyes light up. Right in downtown Phoenix, the most precious ponies clop to work with braided manes, sparkling hooves, and bright costumes. They not only bring joy, they help heal hearts.
TRENDS: It’s easy to see how this would delight children going through tough times. Can you tell me how a therapist might incorporate these horses into the recovery journey?
SARA: We had one little girl who had been abused and neglected by a mother addicted to methamphetamine. The mother had abducted the child from her ex-husband and convinced the little girl he was a bad man even though all authorities assured he provided a safe home. The mother never overcame her dependency and had to be incarcerated for multiple crimes. The father was a good guy and offering security and love, but the child was terrified because she had heard bad stories about him. Each
therapy session she had with her favorite pony provided a little breakthrough. Her counselor understood that she opened up much more freely when she spoke directly to the pony. “My dad was always nice to us. I don’t know why my mom said those things.”
YVONNE: I remember her. When the time came for her to have her first conversation on the telephone with her father in over two years, she was so scared. Our counselor asked, “What if I bring Flynn along for the call?” The thought of her favorite pony being in the room made her more open to the idea. The day of the call, Flynn was dolled up in full regalia and the little girl was so focused on petting and cuddling the minia ture horse, she lost much of her nervousness. When her father called in, she was open to talking and building back a relationship with him. I know that dad loves that pony as much as his daughter does. When the child had to tell her story in court, the judge wanted her to feel confident so she was joined in court by her pony.
TRENDS: That’s beautiful. Arizona donors support this kind of therapy and it really is unique in our region. Can you tell me more about the Childhelp Children’s Center of Arizona Dedicated to Linda Pope?
YVONNE: Our center has been serving chil dren and families since 1998. A coalition of medical professionals, child welfare officials, police officers, lawyers and therapists work together every day for the love of a child. It is recognized as a best practice agency and serves as a standard bearer for programs nationwide. We’ve had people come to study and replicate our model from Canada to Japan! We dedicated the building to Linda Pope because she was the originator of the Childhelp Drive the Dream fundraising concept and it’s her inspiration that made it
such a success. We like to think of her as an angel watching over the roughly 8,500 chil dren we serve annually. More that 140,000 abused and neglected children have walked under the sign above our door “All Who Enter Here Will Find Love” and we make sure to live up to that promise.
SARA: While we are proud of where we’ve come, today’s challenge might be our tough est yet. During the pandemic and beyond lockdown, we have seen some of the most brutal, unthinkable, and heartbreaking cases in our decades of doing this work. Like many reporting facilities, there was an increase in the intensity of the cases and deeply wounded children unwinding shat tering trauma. We have meditation chapels in each of our facilities and I can tell you that our team and partners need that space to cry, center their spirits, and pray for these children. We have a waiting list of little ones needing advocacy and must raise the resources to save each child!
TRENDS: The situation sounds serious. People sometimes forget the urgency behind our community’s wonderful charity events.
SARA: Indeed. When we were planning with the Ingram’s and Co-Chairs Kim and Rod Cullum, we discussed how bad things had gotten for children. It is literally the wild, wild west out there and vulnerable youth are caught in the crossfire. It will take a posse of committed hearts, a team of dedicated professionals, and a whole lot of love to turn this around. When we say “Giddy Up for Kids” it’s not just a slogan. We are asking everyone to ride along with us on a journey towards hope.
YVONNE: Carol and Jim Hebets, our event Vice Chairs for years, work alongside us almost daily. They witness the struggles of our devoted teams and understand how
high the stakes are. They have stepped up to fill gaps of funding, offer leadership, and brought a network of compassionate friends to the table to shore up our mission. When others had to close during COVID, we were not only open, we joined those first respond ers to save lives. We appreciate our Arizona family for standing strong with Childhelp during the toughest of times.
TRENDS: These are definitely dire times for children. Is there hope on the horizon?
SARA: Hope is our middle name! We face adversity with positivity. That has kept us going for all these years. We will not be swayed by the worst of humanity because we have seen the best of people too. At the same time we are addressing the struggles of our community, we are also providing new, innovative programs and services that expand our ability to help out. Just this year, in conjunction with the Foundation for Global Sports Development, we devel oped the Childhelp Courage First Athlete Helpline. It’s the first of its kind created solely for child or teen victims of abuse in sports and adult survivors. Like our center, hotline, and headquarters, it’s located right in our community.
YVONNE: This is the 40th anniversary of the 24/7 Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline so it’s exciting to serve even more needs nationwide. The horrible headlines of abuse in sports are everywhere and some thing must be done. We assist the athletes themselves, parents, coaches, and anyone concerned about emotional, physical, and sexual abuse in the realm of sports. Our team of specialized counselors offers con fidential support through calls, text, and online chat. The number is 1-888-279-1026 and available M-F from 12pm-8pm PST. We hope it will be a safe place for young people in crisis as well as a prevention resource for parents. Courage is just making that first phone call!
TRENDS: We know Valley of the Sun resi dents will stand up for the children we are trusted to care for.
YVONNE: Absolutely! Arizonans are some of the most generous people on earth. God led us here, watches over these children, and blesses everyone who helps children in need tenfold.
SARA: We pray this year’s event will end like a great, classic western: The good guys win the battle against abuse, everything is righted for the most vulnerable, and our children are freed to build beautiful futures as our helpers ride off into the sunset. Yeehaw!
Celebrating is in the Air!By Patsy Lowry
“Too Much of a Good Thing Can Be Wonderful.” –Mae West
Celebrate the holidays by going over the top, top, top! Imagine your home filled with decorations that are Glamorous, Riveting, Scrumptuous, Glittering, Festive and Sparkling. Celebrate the Holiday Season with your family and friends with joy, laughter, beauty and love.
Be Bold. Go for broke! Create a table that is so enchanting that it will add to the overall excitement. Keep in mind that your party is your own piece of theatre. You are the Producer and the Director. Set your stage by turning the lights down, greet your guests at the front door wearing a fabulous outfit. Focus on making the occasion enjoyable for yourself as well as for your guests. Parties are about people and well worth the extra effort and expense. Your happiness and pleasure is contagious. Keep smiling and radiate cheer and goodwill. The key to being a confi dent host or hostess is by developing your own self-expression and unique, special style. Inventiveness, congeniality, positive energy and fabulous decorations are essential. Why not take advantage and use the holiday treasures that you have saved over the years?
Choose a color scheme and decorate with your chosen colors throughout your house, start with a welcoming front door. The more color and sparkle, the better. Visualize your home, especially your dining room table, filled with an abundance of seasonal touches. Include your favorite ornaments, lots of vases filled with colorful flowers, boughs of holly and mistletoe, pine cones, fabulous place cards, numerous, glowing candles, your best crystal and china, ever greens tied with satin bows and melodic background music. Serve Champagne and Champagne Shrimp. (Recipe follows.)
Wishing you a joyous Holiday Season.
RECIPE FOR CHAMPAGNE SHRIMP
Shrimp Up to 18 large), peeled and deveined –recommend three shrimp per person
1 bottle sparkling wine
1 stick butter
1 cup olive oil (unsalted)
2 tbsp. white wine vinegar
2 shallot, 2 tsp. cilantro, 1 tsp. thyme, 1 tsp. parsley, 1 tsp. pepper
1. Combine 2 cups sparkling wine, 1 cup olive oil, 1 minced shallot, and 1 tsp. black pepper in a small bowl. Stir. Pour the marinade into a sealable plastic bag.
2. Make your sauce base by pouring 1 cup sparkling wine, 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar, 1 minced shallot and 1 tsp. black pepper in a sauce pan. Whisk together, bring to a boil over medium heat and reduce until there is ¼ cup remaining.
3. Remove shrimp from marinade and place in a pan lined with aluminum foil. Broil under high heat for three minutes per side.
4. While shrimp is broiling, gently fold in the butter piece by piece, over medium low heat to the sauce base. Continue to whisk until all the butter is melted into the sauce.
5. Pour some of the sauce in the middle of a plate, stand three shrimp, tails upright, using toothpicks to help them stand together.
6. Garnish by sprinkling herbs over the shrimp and enjoy!
Phoenix Art Museum - The pARTy
How did you become involved with Phoenix Art Museum?
New to Scottsdale in 1998, Howard met Mike Greenbaum, a Trustee of Phoenix Art Museum, playing golf, and Mike told him about the Circles program at the Museum. We signed up immediately, and several years later, I was invited to join the Board. A few years after that, I was Chair of the Board. Phoenix is a very welcoming and inclusive community!
What makes the The pARTy stand out from other events in the community?
The pARTy is unique among Valley fundraisers as we hold the event in the Museum. It’s surprising how many people visit the Museum for the first time that evening. But not their last!
Where and when is the event being held?
Early next year, The pARTy, being held on Saturday, January 28, is hosted in conjunction with the gala opening of the Museum’s fashion exhibition, MOVE, which will fill three galleries with the stunning clothes of the late American fashion designer Geoffrey Beene.
Where do the funds raised go?
Funds raised from the many years of this special evening go directly to supporting our important educational outreach and exhibition programming by Phoenix Art Museum. One of our goals is to make the Museum available to our entire community and expose them to fine art from many cultures around the world at large.
How many people do you expect, and is there an urgency to get tickets?
We are capping attendance at 325 guests. We feel people are still wary about groups any larger than that.
Who is the keynote speaker?
Brief remarks will be made by our Honorary Chair, Patsy Tarr, a native New Yorker.
Who is the honorary chair, and why?
Several years ago, Patsy Tarr donated to Phoenix Art Museum over 300 pieces of clothing and accessories she had collected and worn by Geoffrey Beene, a truly transformative gift. Patsy will be honored at The pARTy to show our gratitude for her significant gift.
January 28, 2023 at 6:30 pm Phoenix Art Museum
Featuring the gala exhibition opening of Move: The Modern Cut of Geoffrey Beene
For more information, contact email@example.com or 602.307.2082.
Proceeds from The pARTy benefit exhibitions, education programs, and vital operations at Phoenix Art Museum.
Ballet Arizona presents GISELLE
February 9 – 12, 2023
The Madison Center for the Arts
One of the most beloved and romantic ballets of all time. Giselle is an enrapturing work of art that draws audiences in with themes of enduring love, tragedy and romance.
Scan the QR code to get your tickets to this romantic classic! balletaz.org | 602.381.1096Ballet Arizona dancers Luis Corrales and Jillian Barrell. Photo by Tim Fuller.
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FREE ARTS COCKTAIL PARTY
Art from the Heart, an art auction supporting Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona, took place the evening of October 22, 2022, at a beautiful private home in Paradise Valley. Art was on display at the event and was also represented online so the larger community could place bids and attempt to win one of 45 pieces of art generously donated by the local fine arts community. 100+ guests attended the event raising more than $130,000 that will benefit Free Arts programs. Free Arts uses the arts
and positive mentoring relationships to help build resilience in children who have experienced trauma. Thank you to the co-chairs of Art from the Heart, Lisa Portigal and Elizabeth M. Shabaker, and Honorary Chair, Cheryl Londen. We would also like to express gratitude to our Premier Sponsor, Lincoln Heritage, and Presenting Sponsors, Edward Jones and The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation.
Art HEALS! Art HEALS!
Free Arts for Abused Children of Arizona is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of the arts to help children who have experienced the trauma of abuse, neglect, and homelessness. Free Arts’ researchbased program model, Art + Mentors = Resilience, helps children build the resilience they need to overcome trauma by connecting them with caring adults and creative activities that develop their skills and sense of self.
Free Arts believes that healthy connections with adults create change. Through partnerships with local child welfare agencies, Free Arts is able to provide this intervention to children free of cost to program participants.
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VINO CON STELLE 2022
Stacie and Richard Stephenson hosted a splendid affair on the grounds of the Phoenix Art Museum and the Phoenix Theatre. The much-anticipated evening Vino con Stelle 2022, brought out some of the most illustrious mem
bers of the social community. Proceeds from the evening served to benefit Gateway for Cancer Research. Belle of the ball: Pat Bondurant in shades of sparkling blue and fine jewels to match!
VINO CON STELLE 2022
It was a marvelous night for a Moondance. The Heard Museum hosted one of the most anticipated events of the fall season. Honorees this year included Dan Namingha and Jill and Wick Pilcher. The lovely night was chaired by Nadine Basha and Janis Lyon. Cocktails, exhibition preview and dinner
under the stars followed. Live music played and guests danced to the swing of fine sounds and crisp fall air. Iconic socialite and museum supporter Mary Ellen McKee looked fabulous, but then again, she always does!
BENTLEY SCOTTSDALE POLO CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022
Westworld became the place to be a few fall weekends ago. Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championship 2022 11th annual, returned to the field yet again with all the glitz and glitter of previous years. The sold-out event attracted some of the most beautiful people in the Valley and around the world. World renowned polo players from across the globe lent their talents
to the festive match. The Jet-set games went on throughout the entire day, as onlookers cheered! Many guests mixed and mingled at various booths and posh tents along the massive green polo field. Lee Courtney stole the show in solid black and a tremendous fascinator hat. What a beautiful afternoon!
At cocktail parties, on the tee box and amongst the ladies who lunch, there’s a subtle whisper about an unusual design mecca—Consignment. The valley’s most savvy shoppers and discerning designers are regulars at Avery Lane Fine Consignments and they are rewarded with great deals on one-of-a-kind home décor. Avery Lane’s design style is “Paris Apartment” which is a curated aesthetic of items collected from a lifetime of international travels, inherited from generations or salvaged when the flat upstairs was vacated. And, the inventory is like a Parisian merry-go-round—constantly changing and revolving. Come check it out … sit for a spell … we’ll pour the champagne. Discover more at AveryLaneHome.com
AN EVENING OF TRENDS 2022
The Trends gala finally returned to the Camelback Inn after a much-missed hiatus. We are so glad to be home. This year Carrie Martz and Ania Kubicki chaired the event along with Trends Publisher Bill Dougherty. The much-adored Nance Berge was presented with this year’s Fabulous Phoenician Award. Boy did she deserve it! For decades her quiet elegance and soft touch has effected so many in circles from the East Valley all the way to the U of A. 10 Trendsetters were presented to society for their outstanding civic and charitable contributions. They included: Audrey Alfano, Sheryl Cooper, Carol Dries, Micheline Etkin, Dyan Getz,
and 70s group The Fifth Dimension closed the
A splendid afterparty in the lobby gave those who remained the opportunity to dine on
AN EVENING OF TRENDS 2022
PHOENIX HEART BALL 2022
The Phoenician hosted the Phoenix Heart Ball last fall. The ball was chaired by Amanda Garmany. Her executive leadership team included: Racquel Miller and Denise Voss. Jennifer Carmer was presented as the 2022 Phoenix Heart Ball Sweetheart and Charlene Berge-Blum was recognized as the 2023 Heart Ball Chair-Elect. White House Design Studio did a great
job transforming the ballroom into soft shades of green, white, and gold and risers were put in place to give guests in the far reaches of the room a much better vantage. Belle of the ball: Mckenna Wesley in soft yet elegant shades of shimmering ivory sequins. It was a beautiful affair!
PHOENIX HEART BALL 2022
HONOR BALL KICK OFF PARTY 2023
On a beautiful fall evening, one of the most celebrated couples in Paradise Valley opened their home to a group of some of the most dedicated members of our community. HonorHealth celebrated the anticipated Honor Ball, which will be held in 2023. The prestigious ball will be chaired by Sue Fletcher and Sandy Trznadel and it will certainly be smashing. The
much-adored Jean Feuer played the gracious hostess for the evening and Robert’s Catering kept the crowd well-fed with some of the most extraordinary hors d’ oeuvres imaginable. Cocktails flowed as the autumn sun set upon Camelback Mountain. The Honor Ball will be held on February 25, 2023 at the Camelback Inn.
Imagine you and a guest sailing the seven seas aboard one of the most luxurious ships in the world. But wait, there’s even more than unparalleled luxury and scenic ports large ships simply can’t call on. The cruise line also offers boundless complimentary amenities and glittering entertainment. This year the most awarded chef in the state of Arizona Vincent Guerithault will join you too. The world-renowned chef will offer small hands on cooking lessons during his sailing of the Royal Lands (with his intimate group). Vincent will play an expanded role as a “spotlight” chef during the sailing to Alaska in August expounding on his gourmet European flair. Hands on cooking classes and gourmet European flair make these cruises a chance of a lifetime sailing. Don’t miss it!
CEREMONY AND RECEPTION
Coral Sands Resort
Harbour Island, Bahamas
Surfing in Indonesia
Sara Kauss Photography
Saks Fifth Avenue, Beverly Hills
• A traditional Bahamian Junkanoo Band surprised everyone after dinner
• The Bride and Groom rode around the island in a white Moak (only golf carts allowed on island)
• Guests went barefoot on the famous pink sand for the ceremony and dressed in vibrant Bahamian colors
• The Bride walked down the aisle to a reggae version of “The Promise” by Tracy Chapman
• A white labrador invited himself to the festivities