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Remembering ... Diana Balich By Bill Dougherty
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As I started to write this I was immediately reminded of the sequential passing’s of Carol and Woody Waldrop several years ago. As many of you know Diana Balich passed away within months of her dear husband Nick, leaving her family and the social community devastated. To know Diana was to love her. Her gleaming bright blue eyes and infectious smile could brighten the dimmest of ballrooms. Her tremendous and boundless efforts in our community continued long after she became a Trendsetter in 1992. By that time Diana had chaired just about everything one could imagine and her tireless efforts continued in our Valley until her untimely passing. Her list of civic organizations was as large as the family she created with her much-adored husband Nick. Together they raised 6 children. Diana was a bright and permanent fixture on the Arizona Opera League, The Heart Ball, Arizona Kidney Foundation, The Scottsdale Honor Ball, a driving force behind the Barrow Women’s Board and the Trends Charitable Fund, just to name a few. In the more than 25 years I knew Diana, I never saw her get cross or lose her cool with anyone, regardless of a difficult situation. Her beaming smile, positive outlook and kindness touched everyone she came across. The loss of Diana Balich so quickly after the passing of her husband has served as quite a blow. Her gracious can do attitude and down to earth personality combined with disregard for her opulent surroundings made Diana a rare breed. I truly believe that her upbringing in Santa Fe gave her a deep spiritual aura that she exuded for her entire life. A great lady comes around only once and Diana was truly that woman. She seemed to represent all the good the world had to offer in her amazing ability to treat everyone as her equal, although she clearly had an amazing and blessed life. I think that’s why she was a person so many admired. Now she is once again reunited with a man she referred to as not only her husband but also her best friend. Heaven is truly lucky to have not one angel but two. She will be missed more than I can ever express.
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Remembering ... Curtis Russell By Bill Dougherty
Shortly before Christmas I learned of the passing of philanthropist Curtis Russell. When I heard the news I thought to myself that explained a lot. Curtis and his dark and attractive Rhonda had all but vanished from the social scene in the last several years. I just assumed they had departed to spend more time with their grandchildren. I never dreamed that Curtis had been quietly battling cancer. In 1992 the then Trends Publisher Danny Medina introduced me to the Russells at an opulent cocktail party held at the futuristic home of Marcia and Sanford Roth. I remember the couple telling me that they had grown up in Phoenix, had been together since 3rd grade and were high school sweethearts. This was right around the time they both became extremely involved in the philanthropic community. Curtis Russell treated everyone he knew as if they had been his lifelong friend. His quick wit and tremendous sense of humor made him, together with his wife, one of the most sought after couples to fill a table at a charity ball throughout the 1990s and onward. Curtis loved his family so much that he once told me that a day never went by when he didn’t stop to speak with one of his sons. Both worked in the Russell’s highly successful asphalt business. I’ll always remember the time when I called on Curtis to repair a damaged spot in the drive of Dos Puertas, my parents’ patio home in which I was living at the time. I had gone out of town only to discover a huge dent in the pavement left by my tree man. The Russell’s company was quick to repair the area and quicker to return my check. Curtis had written “void” across the check. That was a fine example of the gentleman Curtis Russell was. Prior to his untimely passing, Curtis and Rhonda lent their support to boundless charities. The Arizona Opera League, Arthritis Foundation, Fiesta Bowl Ball, the Heart Ball, the Kidney Foundation and Oscar Night America were just a hand full of the boundless organizations to receive their Midas tough. Curtis will be remembered forever as a kind, good natured man, who was always the life of the party! A man who never forgot about the community that had been so good to him and his family. Heaven just took delivery of one of its brightest stars and for that we know they are thankful.
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La Dolce Vita Winter in Phoenix is a very busy time of year. Car shows, golf tournaments and charity balls kick off a frantic season and the New Year too. Just the other day I found myself at the prestigious and internationally renowned Barrett-Jackson auto auction. Together with everyone you know and adore we gathered to mix and mingle with Craig Jackson and his beautiful wife Carolyn. The opening festivities took place on a rainy Sunday evening, but that did not stop merrymakers and collectors from making the invitation-only scene. Everywhere you looked you saw: Jennifer and Chip Carmer, Rob Walton, Char Hubble, Bill Pope, Julie Brooks, Kim Cullum, Mary and Mike Fulop, Jason Rose and others too numerous to mention. We returned the following Friday afternoon as VIP guests in the Jackson’s private sky box. We were once again reunited with many of the previously mentioned beautiful people. It was an amazing week and Ron Pratte must have been very pleased to see the end results of his huge and much anticipated collection hit the auction block as well. The Jacksons have done a tremendous job moving the auction to the next level. You should have been there! Recently, Town & Country published a fantastic article on the life of Basia Johnson. You might remember she rose to international fame in the late 70s and early 1980s. The former chambermaid had married her employer J. Seward Johnson of the vast Johnson & Johnson fortune. Much to the horror of Mr. Johnson’s ex-wife and children,
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Basia quickly replaced the families’ entire estate with servants from her native Poland. The help were unable to communicate with unannounced family and visitors. Family members said that they often arrived, shocked to find their ailing and much older father sleeping in freezing bedrooms with all windows open in the dead of winter. Basia claimed this was done to improve his respiratory problems. His children later testified that she was hastening his death. Upon J. Seward Johnson’s passing, Basia inherited a whopping 400 million dollars, disinheriting his children. The family would later settle out of court gaining back only 12% of a centuries old dynasty. Originally it was believed that Mrs. Johnson had gone on to do fine things with the inheritance, but after years of research, it appears that like Woolworth five & dime heiress Barbara Hutton, Basia squandered it all away, dying almost penniless! The untrusting Soviet made poor decisions, bought friendships and counterfeit works of art, even though she claimed to be schooled in the subject. She also started countless charitable projects that were never completed. Unbelievable! I hope you read the entire story. Speaking of great wealth, I came across an interesting article in People months ago. It was written by Mary Rockefeller, the surviving Continued on page 11
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La Dolce Vita – Continued from page 9 twin to Michael who mysteriously disappeared in the fall of 1961. Her twin brother vanished while searching for primitive artifacts in the Asmat tribal area of Netherlands New Guinea. In the story Ms. Rockefeller claims that her brother probably drowned, putting to rest the long-rumored belief that he had been cannibalized by primitive head hunters. Only weeks later I found myself lunching at Vincent’s with Diane Wootton, the lovely, exceptionally well read mother of Sallie Brophy. During our exchange she told me she had just finished a brand new book on the brutal cannibalization of Michael Rockefeller just written by bestselling author Carl Hoffman titled Savage Harvest. Immediately linking our conversation to the People Magazine article, I surmised Mary Rockefeller was trying to circumvent the publication of what is sure to be an international bestseller and film or at least do some damage control. No family wants to admit that their child probably died in such a horrific fashion. However after reading the book, I suspect it’s all very true indeed. In hindsight it may have been better for the wealthy New York family to have investigated the tragedy rather that sweep it under the carpet as the rich often do and for more than half a century. Today social media and 24 hour television will make the delicate and extremely controversial topic far more terrible than if it had been properly addressed decades ago. I’ve often said that Linda and Bill Pope have the Midas touch. They proved that once again by becoming part of an opulent and elite group of people including former Arizona Diamondback player Matt Williams and his wife Erika. Together with actor Mark Wahlberg and
film producer/director Michael Bay of “Transformers” fame, they will host what ESPN has described as the number one Super Bowl party. “Big Game Big Give” benefits The Giving Back Fund, Mark Wahlberg Foundation and Boys & Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix and will be held on Saturday, Jan. 31. I’ve been told that only several hundred people received invitations for the enviable party to be held at Erika and Matt Williams’ stunning estate. Honorary Hosts include fabulous local philanthropists such as Laurie and Budd Florkiewicz and Carol and Larry Clemmensen. The host list is a who’s who of Phoenix society and you can expect to see lots of high-profile athletes and entertainers. It should be the party of the year. I’m curious to see who makes the guest list. Maybe even you! Stay tuned, there’s always more. In Cocktail Polo News You Should Know: That a philandering philan thropist who once believed that his former wife would take care of him, now finds himself alone in their mansion. That an under the radar advocacy center is finally free of its crazed director. That a pious business leader may wish to halt judgment of others and take a look in the mirror. In Cocktail News fundraisers you shouldbut know: That the community lovesPolo attending no tolerance for lengthy awards presentations any more. That many socialites are baffled by a woman who decided to self-select the chairmanship of one of the big 3 balls for herself. That whispers are being heard in the halls of an elite waspy country club regarding the questionable dalliances of several of its members. Now you’re all caught up for the next 15 minutes.
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The pARTy 2015 The three pARTy chairs; Ann Siner, Tess Loo and Cheryl Londen answered Trends 9 Questions. Why will The pARTy 2015 be extra-special this year? The Warhol exhibit is a first for the Phoenix Art Museum as is the Neiman Marcus fashion show at the pARTy. These two components make this pARTy unlike any other! The pARTy’s theme? Theme is Warhol based, but the vibe and decor are unique. From the time guests arrive to valet park, journey from cocktails to the fashion show and then to the dining area, surprises await. Andy would be proud as we mixed The Factory with a Studio 54 vibe and a touch of Loius XIV. Eclectic, elegant and Iconic. Any surprises at the pARTy? There will be LOTS of surprises. Think Warhol-era, Studio 54 and Andy's love of parties! As The Chairs of the pARTy, why this pARTy? When asked to chair an event like the pARTy, you know you are basically committing to another full time job! The Phoenix Art Museum is a cultural cornerstone for our state and the pARTy is the biggest fundraiser for the Museum. Besides Warhol who inspired your creative vision for the pARTy? Life inspires us to be creative and dares us to be different with our personal style. We like to design based on cutting edge trends, music, fashion and art. We look to what the Metropolitian Museum is doing for their annual gala, peek at Kelly Wearstler interiors, Rachel Zoe’s trend report, street style and of course, “What would CoCo do”.
Who are some of your favorite clothing designers? Chanel makes the best handbags, pearls and red lip color Jeffrey Campbell is the king of funkadelic shoes Moschino when I am feeling whimsical Norma Kamali for black jersey MOTHER denims Solace for understated sexy Name 6 people living or dead you would invite to the pARTy? First, we would invite Andy! And since it's a pARTy, we have to invite Marilyn as well as Mick, Bianca, Liza and Halston. Favorite Warhol portraits? We particularly like the Warhol banana image; the Marilyn portrait; Grace Jones, Mick Jagger, DVF and Carolina Herrera What would you say to Warhol if still alive today? Hey Andy, let's party like it's 1999! How can everyone support the Phoenix Art Museum? You can support the Museum by purchasing tickets to the pARTy (limited number of seats are available); by becoming a Museum member (lots of levels available); by volunteering your time; and by telling others to do likewise.
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Honor Ball 2015 Can you tell us a little about the Honor Ball and why it is so special? Honor Ball 2015 is presented by the Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation and is celebrating its 39th Annual Event on February 21st. The event will be held in the Grand Ballroom of the Phoenician Resort and promises to be an evening of superb dining, dancing and wonderful entertainment, featuring the fabulous James Band from Beverly Hills The Honor Ball, since its inception, was established to raise significant funds for the projects, services and programs at Scottsdale Healthcare to benefit the people of our community. The Honor Ball is one of the valley's most elegant and fun black-tie events and is a wonderful forum in which to celebrate and honor those who have made, and continue to make, a difference in our community. What made you decide to co-chair the Honor Ball this year? Both of us, having had cancer and dealing with the ongoing complications that are associated with this disease, we understand the issues that face a cancer patient and their families. We feel we owe our lives to SHC, as we have been the recipients of their extensive care and medical expertise. Also, both have been long-time supporters of SHC. Ruth and Christine's husband, David, are Trustees on the Foundation Board.
What do you hope to accomplish through this year's ball? All proceeds from the Honor Ball 2015, will go directly to the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare. This Center offers comprehensive cancer care, including: treatment, research, diagnosis, prevention and support services. It brings hope and healing to the many patients touched by cancer who are treated there. As a community based center, the dollars raised will directly benefit patients, their families, friends and neighbors. Therefore, it is vitally important for us to raise as much money as possible. Who are this year's honorees? This year's honorees are Patty and Keith Withycombe. Keith has served on the Board of Trustees for 10 years and has served as Chairman during 4 of those years. Patty shared her talents and leadership abilities in her role as Co-Chairman of the Honor Ball in 2005. We are deeply grateful to this dynamic duo who are true champions and community ambassadors for Scottsdale Healthcare. It is a great privilege to honor them. So please get on your dancing shoes and join us on February 21st, 2015!!! For more information, go to www.shc/honorball.
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Jet Set by William Stadiem Review by Bill Dougherty Up until the late 1950s people simply didn’t fly. The weather, the prop-driven airplanes and agonizingly long journeys kept the public on trains and ships. But in 1958 Pan American World Airways in a collaboration with Boeing launched the 707 (seven oh seven). Suddenly overnight the plane introduced the world to the world. Pan Am’s late 1950’s ads claimed “From New York you can be in London in less than 7 hours.” “From Los Angeles, the beaches of Honolulu in 5 hours.” “And to Bogota from Miami in just 3 hours.” Forget about air sickness, the 707 was pressurized and the weather – you flew above it in seconds. Pan Am cabins on the 707 featured cocktail lounges, food from Maxims of Paris and stewardesses who conversed in several languages. The planes became flying opulent and private clubs to the rich and famous. The paparazzi stood ready at a moment’s notice to snap away, as celebrities all over the world were seen embarking on the jet, often masked in oversized sunglasses. Famed gossip columnist Igor Cassini coined the term “the jet-set.” By 1965 with the 707 and DC-8 (the McDonnell Douglas rival) traversing the world, advertising executive Mary Wells set out to observe the jet-set and the industry,
after being hired by a little-known dusty Texas regional Braniff International Airways. Although the carrier had an extensive route system in North and South America, it was usually passed over in favor of Pan Am, TWA or Eastern. Ms. Wells reported her drab findings to new Braniff CEO Harding Lawrence, (who she would later marry). The advertising she reviewed looked nothing like the hip people Igor Cassini or Suzy were talking about in their columns. The people in Ads looked as if they belonged to a country club but the planes looked unwelcoming inside and out. So in December of the same year Mary Wells debuted Braniff International (as it was now called) announcing “The End of the Plain Plane.“ The advertising would shock the world! The campaign featured stewardesses adorned in Emilio Pucci reversible suits, go-go boots and plastic space helmets. Aircraft interiors’
seats were changed to wild stripes, a kaleidoscope of colors or leopard with pastel side walls. Herman Miller and Alexander Girard were hired to redesign boarding lounges and the planes were painted in 7 different colors! Braniff International would blast off! And the jet-set could finally claim their airline. The rest of the industry would also quickly follow suit. But through all this go-go 1960’s decade of Coffee, Tea or Me, (a bestselling novel written by 2 stews), Pan Am wanted more. So in 1965 they went back to the drawing board with Boeing and developed the mammoth 747. Pan Am CEO Juan Tripp was convinced that if the jet-set liked flying so would the middle class. Yet the plane was so enormous Juan Tripp in all of his infinite wisdom ducked out and retired before the plane took to the skies in 1970, convinced it was too large and that it would fail. The plane and other “wide bodies” as they were called would give the public access to the globe and at nominal prices. Today both Braniff and Pan Am like many other carriers are distant memories. In 1978 the Federal Government deregulated the U.S. skies and stopped subsidizing the industry. They destroyed a once glamorous and fun industry. People loved to fly; now they hate it! This book explores a brief window in time when the airline industry was posh, jet-set and beautiful. This is an excellent read for anyone who travels.
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OVER THE TOP OPENING More Than 1000 Mixed and Mingled EVERYTHING UNDER THE TENT Cars, Automobilia and Exotic Food FUN, FUN, FUN Guests Moved and Grooved to the Zippers RINGMASTERS Carolyn and Craig Jackson
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Arizona Humane Society What is the Arizona Humane Society’s 17th Annual Compassion with Fashion: Once Upon a Tail? This luncheon is one of the Arizona Humane Society’s signature events and has become one of the Valley’s most entertaining fundraisers. Our theme, Once Upon a Tail, will capture the magical effect pets have on our lives. The luncheon will be at The Phoenician on Sunday, March 29th and tickets are available on the AHS website at www. azhumane.org/cwf. As chairs of Compassion with Fashion, why did you want to help spearhead this event? Last year, we were so touched by the dedication and hard work that went into the luncheon. We wanted to be a part of it and are so honored to be able to help. Add to that, it was a tremendously fun event and we both walked away with a new dog!! What should guests who attend Compassion with Fashion expect? They should expect to have a fantastic time! There will be a silent auction, adorable adoptable dogs and cats on
What is the Arizona Humane Society’s mission?
site, and of course, our Petcassos. The
Every pet deserves a good life. This passionate belief has driven the AHS to serve a
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New Restaurants along Scottsdale Road By Bill Dougherty
HILTON VILLAGE Taphouse Kitchen: People have been talking about this fabulous eatery since it opened late last spring. Two appetizers you should order. The “Shrimp Macaroni and Cheese.” To die for! And “The Charcuterie Plate” filled with assorted cheese, meats and pickled vegetables. Dinner plates: “The Signature Burger.” Perhaps one of the best in the Valley! “The Grilled Salmon.” An extraordinary delight for any fish lover. If you are not already full by the time desert rolls around, order “The Key Lime Pie.” You’ll be glad you did. Chef Patrick Karvas brings decades of culinary expertise to this little gem. The spirits selection is incredible too. Great atmosphere. Taphouse Kitchen 6137 N. Scottsdale Rd. 480.656.0012 Slanted Rice: As witty as the name of this Vietnamese bistro is, all joking aside, it’s unbelievable! Two appetizers you should order: “Dragon Lady Spring Rolls” and “Crispy Shrimp Egg Rolls.” A toss up because both are exquisite! Dinner plates: “Crispy Rice in a Clay Pot with Shrimp.” Probably the best dish in the house! “Filet Mignon Shaken Beef.” It doesn’t get better than this! Also give the “Coconut Drink” and “Vietnamese Iced Tea” a shot too. If you haven’t dined there yet, you’re really not part of the in-crowd! And that’s precisely why the beautifully adorned restaurant is always packed! Slanted Rice 6149 N. Scottsdale Rd. 480.696.3116
SAVILLE Fogon: You may think all Mexican restaurants are alike. Think again. Recently opened in the heart of the Saville shopping center, Fogan offers a unique dinning experience. The one appetizer you need to order: “Tableside Guacamole.” This may be the best guacamole you’ll ever eat! Dinner plates. The Green Chili Enchiladas.” Uniquely prepared in a cast iron skillet with fantastic wood-fired flavors. “The Combination Fish and Shrimp Tacos.” Better than any street vendor on any beach. The portions are all prepared at tableside grills and they are huge. We skipped desert. But don’t skip Fogan, because it’s one of the best Mexican eateries in town. Fogon, a Mexican eatery 7001 N. Scottsdale Rd. 480.284.4527
SCOTTSDALE RD AND SHEA SHOPPING CENTER Takeda Thai by Moulay: Tucked away in the heart of the shopping center on the South East corner of Shea and Scottsdale Rd, this true find is an excellent addition to our Valley. Lovely surroundings and a hands on chef/owner Moulay, create fine Thai dinning. Two appetizers you should order: “Crab Pockets” and “Crispy Spring Rolls.” The spring rolls are made to order from vegetarian, to meat, fish or chicken. Dinner Plates: “Seafood Hot Pot.” “Eden Vegetables” and “Pad Thai.” All are simply phenomenal! Also give the “Homemade Coconut Ice-cream” a shot, it’s well worth the splurge! Everyone has been talking about Takeda Thai since it opened just a while ago and now we all know why! Takeda Thai by Moulay 10271 N. Scottsdale Rd. 480 483.5006
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London Calling By Bill Dougherty
After getting over how badly dressed our fellow 1st class transatlantic passengers (all Americans) were, we finally landed in London. The worst thing you can do is go right to sleep. So we stayed up all day until the sun went down. We had little jet-lag because of this little known remedy. Here are some wonderful highlights of one of the greatest cities in the world! Portobello Road This is still one of the very best places in London to shop for anything you can imagine. From sterling to rugs and vintage clothing, jewelry and antiques, this is the place to go. But be careful, the exchange rate is hideous and you could end up paying almost double when all is said and done. The street is best visited on weekdays to avoid overcrowded shops. Harrods It’s still an international destination for many, but things have changed a bit. The food court is still unbelievable, as are the cafes. However, many departments have become leased by designer names that can be found anywhere in the world. This has removed a bit of the cachet from the once grand and mighty store. It’s also a bit too gaudy and excessively commercialized. The Mews Antique Market This gem is located in a quieter part of London, but don’t let that fool you. This
super enclosed arcade offers magnificent jewelry, afternoon tea, some of the most beautiful vintage clothing and furniture imaginable. You could find yourself spending all day here. Yes, it’s that good! Tea at the Savoy Tea at the Savoy is still your best bet when visiting historic Covent Garden. The recently refurbished hotel sports one of the finest if not the most posh places to sip away the afternoon. Don’t eat anything before you arrive! The traditional high tea begins with an assortment of lovely tea sandwiches. Vast amounts of crumpets and scones round out the second course. English and French pastries then arrive in abundance. London Calling
But wait there’s even more. Splendid cakes under glass are then served. By this time it’s around 6:30 or 7:00 pm. You roll out of the hotel incapacitated! The Savoy is exceptional at accommodating the most discriminating dietary needs and teas are served from round the world. There are a lot of places in London for high tea. I still believe the Savoy is the very best!
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Carnaby Street Not as groovy as it was during the swinging London of the 1960s, but it’s still a blast to shop. Stores from all over the world
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are now located here. Unique art, fashion and cutting edge skinny suits are yours for the taking. The street is rich in history and swinging traditions. Kensington Palace Not nearly as boring as Buckingham Palace or the British Museum. Self-guided tours take you through centuries of the Royals. Period piece clothing, modeled by lovely ladies and gentlemen, and streaming videos are placed throughout. Don’t miss the fascinating history of Princess Margaret (the Elizabeth Taylor of the Royal family) and her dapper ex-husband The Earl of Snowdon. There’s also a heart-breaking tribute to Princess Diana of Wales. The art work in the palace alone is spectacular!
Haunted London For those with an appetite for the more ghoulish side of the city, Haunted London is right up your alley. A 1960s era black double decker bus careens the dimly lit streets of London exposing the city’s dark history. Pit stops include: The Tower of London, Sweeney Todd’s barber shop and Jack the Ripper’s favorite places to dismember people. The guides are hilarious and there’s a lot of physical comedy throughout the tour too.
HIP PLACES FOR COCKTAILS AND DINING The Polo Bar Nothing beats this little bar in Kensington. The all-white interior and beautiful patrons make you feel as if a celebrity could pass through the doors unnoticed at any moment and they often do. The cocktail lounge is quiet, small and very chic. It’s worth a drink or two. Light of India Also in Kensington, this is perhaps one of the very best spots in the city for Indian food. From vegan to vegetarian, meat and
seafood, the restaurant constantly places in the very top reviews from some of London’s foremost epicureans. There is Indian food on almost every corner of the city, but there is only one Light of India. Le Caprice Rolls Royces flank the valet line and diners in good weather may choose indoor or outdoor seating. Located just behind the Ritz-Carlton hotel, there is no place more fashionable to sip spirits or dine on five star fare. Famed photographer David Bailey’s black and white images of 1960’s London adorn the walls of the posh eatery. There’s also an excellent theatre menu offered to diners wanting to eat prior to curtain calls. The Cotswolds’ A picturesque 2 hour ride from London, these post card like villages are rich in history and traditions. Babbling brooks, vine-covered inns and taverns make this worth the trip. Two points of interest along the way include Blenheim Palace and The Swan Hotel. If you haven’t been there you need to go.
TWO PLAYS NOT TO MISS The Book of Mormon at the Mackintosh Theatre Woman In Black at the Fortune Theatre
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Spotlight on Edinburgh By Bill Dougherty Since tartan is the new black, it’s a shame not to visit Edinburgh, Scotland while staying in London. Most people don’t realize the famed Scottish city is just a 2.5 hour train ride from the center of London. The trains are state of the art, spotless and extremely efficient. The British rail system is always reliable. With each stop, English accents grow thicker as the train makes its way north to the Scottish highlands.
Upon arrival in Edinburgh, the sounds of bagpipes waft through the historic and picturesque city. Points of interest include: the National Museum of Scotland, the HMY Britannia, haunted Mary King’s Close, Edinburgh Castle and the Scotch Whiskey Heritage Center. Most are within walking distance of the city’s center. Shopping in Edinburgh is fantastic if you like plaids and traditional tartans. Quaint shops are filled with all things Scottish. Personalized tartan can be made in just a few hours. Bagpipes, afghans, skirts, blazers, slacks and coats come in a myriad of tartan fashions. The selections here are far better than those of neighboring Glasgow, which is not nearly as picturesque and is far more industrial. Although the exchange rate is not the best, it’s better to have the “when in Rome,” philosophy regarding this great and fun filled destination. If you happen to be hun-
gry when you arrive in Edinburgh, Deacon Brodie’s Tavern is an absolute must! Their famous fish & chips are perhaps the best you’ll ever experience!
Fresh Start Fashion Gala The 19th annual Fresh Start Fashion Gala is instrumental in supporting the transformational services provided by Fresh Start Women’s Foundation. The gala is Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Arizona Biltmore and is chaired by Gena Bonsall, Meghan Grabel and Katie Scardello. What makes the Fresh Start Fashion Gala so special? The Fashion Gala is an exciting and entertaining way to support the important work of Fresh Start and the thousands of women served by the organization. It is an elegant night where attendees can see beautiful fashions, enjoy live entertainment and a gourmet meal, entirely for the benefit of a worthy cause. What is this year’s theme and why? This year’s theme is a Gala to Remember, in large part because of Hall of Fame manager and now Major League Baseball’s vice president of baseball operations, Joe Torre. Joe is passionate about ending the cycle of domestic violence and saving lives because it touched his own. This year’s gala welcomes Joe as Honorary Chair and as a guest speaker. What new and exciting things can we expect from this year’s gala? This year’s fashion show hosted by
Saks Fifth Avenue will feature dazzling fashions and live musical entertainment by a celebrated Los Angeles-based band that has entertained at the EMMY Awards, Academy Awards and Golden Globes.
monthly day at the salon and has since transformed into a non-profit that is still dedicated to supporting women who want to thrive. How does the Fashion Show support Fresh Start? The Fashion Gala is Fresh Start’s largest fundraising event of the year. Donations from sponsors and attendees provide nearly 100 life-changing workshops and seminars each month in the areas of personal development, education and financial self-sufficiency. Support also allows women to access family law support services at the Jewell McFarland Lewis Fresh Start Women’s Resource in Phoenix, and master-level social workers to assist them in their journey towards their personal and professional goals.
Who is this year’s Founders’ Award recipient? This year, we are thrilled to honor Kimberly McWaters, chairman and CEO of Universal Technical Institute, with the 2015 Founders’ Award. Kimberly has been instrumental in helping to bridge many communities surrounding women’s issues and empowerment. When was Fresh Start established? Fresh Start Women’s Foundation was founded by sisters Pat Petznick and Beverly Stewart in 1992 because they wanted to personally and professionally reach women in need. It began with a free
What is unique about the Fresh Start Fashion Gala? The New York style runway show, of course! We are celebrating our 19th year and in the past have welcomed designers such as Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta, Badgley Mischka, and most recently, Etro. How does one support Fresh Start through the gala? There are several ways to support Fresh Start through the gala. Individuals and groups can purchase tickets to the event. Organizations and companies can also sponsor the event at varying levels. Interested individuals or sponsors should contact Amanda Schmidt at (602) 261-7140 or email@example.com.
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Savage Harvest ... by Carl Hoffman Review by Bill Dougherty
In 1961 Michael Rockefeller disappeared in Asmat, a remote village in Netherlands New Guinea. At first his wealthy family told the press that he had drowned while swimming to shore. Mr. Rockefeller had been on a great quest to locate primitive art for the museum his father had founded in 1957. For decades the case has been shrouded in secrecy and mystery. At the end of last year, bestselling author Carl Hoffman published Savage Harvest after painstakingly retracing the young Rockefeller’s tragic footsteps. Despite the extensive searches that would follow his disappearance, Michael Rockefeller was never seen again after attempting to swim to shore, leaving his expedition partner and capsized catamaran behind. In the following years, rumors swelled that Michael had made it to shore but was confronted by members of the Asmat tribe and was killed and eaten. The Rockefeller family and the Dutch government have denied these allegations for more than 50 years.
Rockefeller did die in such a horrific manner. This book covers an excellent and gripping
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What is The Jump Ball? THE JUMP BALL is the annual gala held by Phoenix Suns Charities to raise money that will be used for grants and scholarships. It is also the one night that convenes the entire family of Phoenix Suns stakeholders around giving back to the community.
Who are your biggest supporters? Our largest single supporter is our presenting sponsor, Annexus Group, in their 6th year. Our Playmakers are the largest group of donors who give $25,000 annually to Suns Charities. The Suns ownership led by general partner, Robert Sarver, gives $500,000 collectively. The Phoenix Suns Charities Board and generous fans make sure we have over $1 million annually to invest in the future of Arizona’s children.
What makes this fund-raising event different from others in the Valley? The opportunity to meet and mingle with Suns players and celebrities makes
Where does the money go? Phoenix Suns Charities funds numerous non-profit organizations each year that benefit Arizona children and families in
need as well as scholarships for local high school students. Suns Charities also provides on-going educational support to Central High students in a program called SunsCentral. It is a partnership with ASU iTeach future teachers. Tell us what attendees can expect at The Jump Ball. In addition to interaction with Suns players, guests at The Jump Ball will be treated to world class live entertainment, dinner, dancing, a live and silent auction and more. How can people support or attend the event? Those interested in attending the event can contact Robin Milne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 602.379.7948. Sponsorships and Tables are available!
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Packing for India ... by David Mulford Review by Bill Dougherty Packing for India is an elegantly crafted memoir written by our distinguished former ambassador to India David Mulford. In the fascinating and very personal journey, Mr. Mulford explores various topics related to our global economy and their impact on our world as a whole. Few would argue that David Mulford had many contemporaries in the dazzling yet chaotic world of international finance. His travels are bathed in a rich history of accomplishments, complete persistence and triumphant success. The book serves as a traveling journey through earth-shaking world events and the ever present shifts in global finance. This is an in-depth fly on the wall and birds eye view into the many decades which would prepare Mr. Mulford for his role as US ambassador to India. Packing for India represents not only the American Dream but clearly showcases that anyone from any walk of life can obtain it. This is an excellent read and a fantastic travelogue of success, combined with tales of world leaders and the path toward sustainability in a global market.
Teaming Up For Girls Luncheon
Florence Crittenton’s 13th Annual Teaming Up For Girls Luncheon will be held on Friday, March 6th at the Arizona Biltmore Resort to benefit essential programs that help girls and young women, ages 10-21, discover their self-worth and empower them to become successful adults in the community. Event chair, Deborah Bateman, tells Trends all about Florence Crittenton’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Tell us what we can expect at this year’s Teaming Up For Girls Luncheon. This year’s luncheon is going with a “Luncheon
of Champions” theme, where we will honor several women who have displayed the qualities of a champion. Most fittingly, six-time Olympic gold-medalist Amy Van Dyken-Rouen is this year’s keynote speaker. After facing a near-death ATV accident in June that left her paralyzed, her uplifting spirit and incredible story will surely inspire attendees. Additionally, we have a powerful HOPE Award recipient, Shanna Parker, who will also share her story of hope and how she is now an advocate and mentor for victims of human trafficking. The event will feature a fabulous silent auction and a new element this year, mystery boxes! How will the money raised benefit Florence Crittenton? Proceeds from this event support critical programs such as the Girls Ranch Group Home, Therapeutic Group Home, transitional living and community-based services. Funds from the event will also support the Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona, a Florence Crittenton
Initiative, and the state’s first and only single gender public school. Funds raised help carry out the Florence Crittenton mission of “giving every girl whose life we touch safety, hope and opportunity.” What is unique about this luncheon? One of the greatest parts of this luncheon is the Fireside Chat between the emcee and the keynote speaker. It’s a great way for attendees to get to know Amy Van Dyken-Rouen on a more intimate level. We’re also bringing back the Visionary Award to honor Debbie Gaby, s omeone who has put her heart and soul into Florence Crittenton. Another fun component of the event are the Dream Bags. We ask guests to make a confidential donation which is totaled. The table with the largest cumulative gift will receive 10 amazing Dream Bags filled with luxury items. For more information on the event and to purchase tickets, please visit www.flocrit.org or call 602.288.4555.
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Flame was found under a Bougainvillea bush in an apartment complex and was brought to the AHS where he’s currently searching for a place to call home. Not only does the 14-week-old have a motor boat purr and a social personality, he’s also very playful with anything from a wad of paper to an empty paper bag. Flame is just one of the many cats at AHS’ Sunnyslope Campus located at 9226 N. 13th Avenue in Phoenix, but he may have been adopted by the time you reach the shelter. For more information call 602-997-7585 and ask for animal ID number A498772 To visit additional animals in need of a home, visit www.azhumane.org.
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THE COUPLE Jennifer Michelle Mumford of Scottsdale Randy Hayden Hodge of Dallas MEET THE PARENTS Suzanne Eder and John Mumford Kay and Robert Hodge NUPTIALS Held in the Gardens of San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, CA RECEPTION Dinner and Dancing in a reception tent at San Ysidro Ranch THE RING AND JEWELRY Designed by the bride at Robert C. Wesley Jewelers Bride wore her Sister's and her own Van Cleef and Arpels Alhambra Necklaces and earrings from Robert C. Wesley Jewelers THE FLOWERS The Velvet Garden Florist, Los Angeles WEDDING PLANNER Stefanie Cove at Yifat Oren and Associates THE BRIDAL GOWN Ceremony dress Monique Lhuillier and Reception dress Jenny Packham THE PHOTOGRAPHER Amy and Stuart of Los Angeles THE HONEYMOON Italy – Venice, Rome, Amalfi Coast and Sicily SOMETHING DIFFERENT % Randy is a Captain in the Army in Military Intelligence and Jennifer owns HUB Clothing in Phoenix AZ.
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