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VOLUME 36, NO. 1
Remembering ... Craig Berge By Bill Dougherty
Remembering Craig Berge
Remembering Cornelis Hollander
Remembering Bruce Halle
10 La Dolce Vita Just as the holiday season was getting started, the social and business communities learned of the passing of Valley philanthropist Craig Berge. His death was not expected, yet he leaves behind one of the most remarkable and amazing lives imaginable.
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When I joined the staff of Trends in 1994, Craig Berge and his stunningly beautiful wife Nancy were some of the highest flyers. They were everywhere you looked and they were two of the kindest and most warm-hearted people I’ve met. But that was just one of the many facets of a man who had accomplished so much, yet seldom if ever wanted to draw any attention to himself.
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Although Craig was born in Utah, he would forever call Arizona home. A graduate of the University of Arizona who later obtained an MBA from Arizona State University, Craig at a young age had already been recognized as one of the Who’s Who of American Universities and Colleges. He was a proud member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity too. Early on Craig embarked on an engineering path, yet was swayed by the family automobile business. With Craig’s leadership, Berge Ford became one of the top 100 Ford dealerships in the United States. Under the Berge umbrella, Craig and his family members made the Berge name one of the most renowned and respected car dealership empires in America. This was done while holding the vast auto group to a service of unmatched excellence and honesty. Craig also found great success in land development, farming and cattle operations. He also maintained strong ties and leadership positions with both universities he had attended.
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Craig Berge was a gentleman who never said no to the philanthropic world. Together with his wife Nancy, he gained iconic status not only in the East Valley, but in central Phoenix as well as Tucson. Craig was a huge supporter of a vast number of local and national charities. The Friends of the Arizona Cancer Center in particular was an organization he and his wife helped to put on the map! He never forgot his U of A roots. Craig was a member of the Alumni Board of the university, a board trustee and later its chairman. Throughout his life he worked on countless civic and metropolitan development agencies and was honored constantly for his grand and amazing talents.
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It was a privilege to know Craig Berge. He was a fine man, husband and father. He believed that you should always give back, an attitude that he would uphold always. He led an extraordinary life. People such as Craig Berge were the true empire builders who have made our state such a great place for so many.
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Cornelis Hollander By Bill Dougherty
On one of the last cold mornings of December, I learned of the passing of internationally renowned Scottsdale jeweler-designer Cornelis Hollander. For the last year we all watched as he battled cancer through often hilarious posts on social media and the chance encounters some of us got to have with the fine gentlemen in his opulent store or on the yoga mats at Gainey Village Health Club & Spa. The first time I was introduced to Cornelis Hollander was in the early 1990s. I was in the Trends offices when Marcie Amory called the then publisher Danny Medina to extoll his talents and appeal. Trends was so taken by everything he showcased, that the publication decided to hold a high tea in his Scottsdale store for the Fashionalities, now known as Trendsetters. The store was absolutely packed to the gills with everyone who mattered at that time. Many of those adoring ladies have now since passed into the heavens. However, the generosity Cornelis showed to everyone who passed through those large glass doors was amazing. That in-store get together was one of the very first of many to come. Cornelis always thought outside-the-box and his ideas were brilliant. He became a huge supporter of this publication and our affiliated Trends Charitable Fund. He never said no to anything and his design talents were astonishing. Several years ago when I learned how gravely ill Linda Pope was, I asked Cornelis to design three rings that would signify the friendship Linda had forged with the two chairs of the Trends Charitable Fund Luncheon, Libby Cohen and Beth McRae. Since Linda was being honored at the luncheon as a Fabulous Phoenician, we wanted her to leave the afternoon with something more than flowers. Cornelis’s design was amazing and all three ladies gasped when presented with the gift from stage. I never dreamed that he would parish several years later from the same dreaded disease. Cornelis Hollander has left an indelible mark on our community. He created magic in his artistry for decades and won countless design awards throughout the world. His commitment to our philanthropic world was tried and true. His rarefied designs, good nature and hysterical sense of humor made for a true gentleman and a scholar. His bright and gentle light will shine for an eternity. To know Cornelis was to love him. He will be missed more than I can ever express.
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Remembering ... 1992 Fabulous Phoenician Bruce Halle By Bill Dougherty
When I received a text on an early January morning that Bruce Halle had died I was sad, yet realized he lived a long and amazing life. That’s when the Trends telephone line started to ring off the hook! Every news station began to call our offices asking for a quote. I simply said, “Bruce Halle was one of the finest men I’ve met and one of the greatest philanthropists our state has and will ever see.” But there was so much more to say. In 1992 I was seated at Beat the Heat, as it was then called, with a group of friends. Bruce Halle was the year’s Fabulous Phoenician. Although at the time, I did not know him nor was I yet employed by Trends; he left a tremendous impression on me. His speech that evening from the stage was simple, humble and kind. Rather than take any credit for his earth-shaking commitments to Valley and National philanthropy, he simply thanked the audience for everything they had done to make Maricopa Country a better place for those who need assistance. He was truly amazing!
Marine in the Korean War. He never forgot our veterans and helped
In 1960 Bruce Halle borrowed $400 dollars and opened a small tire
immensely in their return from war-torn countries and again took very
store in Michigan. By 1964 he owned a second store. Today there are
more than 900 Discount Tire Stores in 28 states. The company quickly became the gold standard throughout the country. It was and is constantly ranked as one of the best companies in America for which to work by every business publication. Discount Tires is a reflection of its founder and leader. The company is a kind environment that greatly values its employees, their families, their education and its loyal customers. Discount Tires has been a huge supporter of this publication and the Trends Charitable Fund as well.
Anyone of us that had the privilege and pleasure to know Bruce Halle are better off. His kindness and good nature should be a guiding light to anyone in business and voluntarism. He treated everyone as his equal. He had a beaming smile that could light the darkest of ballrooms and he accomplished and gave so very much back to our country and his family. He will be missed more than I can express. Yet we must remember that he had an extraordinary and long life. One night one of our reporters called out sick for the Barrow Ball just as
Everything Bruce and his bewitchingly beautiful wife Diane touched
my wife and I were walking out the door. Since I stared my career in
they turned to gold. The couple truly had the Midas touch. The
1994 at Trends as a reporter/photographer, I simply grabbed a Trends
pledge to make our state shine was something they both took very
camera and away we went. That night at the cocktail reception, as I
seriously. I would venture to say that there is probably not a single
photographed luminaries, I received a tap on my shoulder. I turned to
charity in the state that has not benefited from their generosity.
see a smiling Bruce. He simply said” I’m so glad to see you still doing
Bruce gave a trememdous amount of money anonymously to very
this Bill, I can still change a tire too.” Bruce Halle was one of the finest
small, very under the radar charities and refused any praise. That was
men who ever walked through our world. Now he will work his magic
just one facet of this truly amazing man. He was also a decorated
in Heaven too.
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La Dolce Vita The Season October to May
Parties! Parties! Parties! That’s how most of us will remember the holiday season of 2017. I for one am delighted that it’s over. However, you will probably still find Christmas lights up until late January. Painful as it may be. We kicked off the season rather early in December. Now that our midcentury home in Paradise Valley is finally finished, Dennis Thompson and his team from the White House Design Studio blew the roof off the joint! The house was a festive spray of red gladiolas, cranberries with flora and white candles galore. Sorry folks no Christmas tree, too early in December and too trite. Dennis continued his magic on the patio transforming the place into a groovy and swank cocktail cabana. Names: Shannon and Joel Barthelemy, Lynn Lancaster, Laura Grafman, Sandy and Mac Magruder, Leslie and Jeff Rich, Carol Clemmensen, Jim Cook, Missy Anderson, Mary Ann and Bill Sheely, Ruth and Bob Lavinia, Walt Danley, Mary Cantrell, Anne and Terry Sarvas and Carolyn and Craig Jackson. Jennifer’s Catering did a magnificent job serving some of the most delectable assortments of hors d’ oeuvres and cocktails. Everybody swooned
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and everyone ate like Henry VIII. Here are a few more lovelies on the never ending name-dropping guest list: Jill and Rod Riley, Kristine and Shane Thompson, Jordan and Jason Rose, Betty McRae, Susie Wesley, Jinger Richardson, Karen Ganz, Pam and Jim Risoleo, Darlene and Johnny Price, Tahnia McKeever and on and on and on. More than 100 people passed thru the opulent evening. The big news of the night as everyone waited for their expensive autos to be returned courtesy of American Valet, were the parting gifts for all in the atrium. CC’s Sweet Sensations in Deer Valley (yes they deliver) has taken the upscale cake world by storm. Their spin on an old Scottsdale rum cake left party guest’s freaking out! Yes it was that good! My biggest worry of the night was the arrival of famed architect Richard Doria and his lovely wife Susan. Since we took very few liberties in the near 6 year renovation and preservation of our home, I wanted his approval. When they walked in the door, He smiled and simply said “very Dean Martin.” Continued on page 12
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La Dolce Vita – Continued from page 10 About a week later a huge crowd of real estate agents and mortgage brokers gathered to raise their glasses to famed agent Ellie Shapiro on her birthday. You might remember that Ellie got the idea to become an agent while looking for a home for a friend in the early 1960s? Since then, the soft spoken dynamo not only became the most successful real estate agent in the Valley, but also in the state. Ellie has been profiled in Forbes and Fortune and every local periodical imaginable. The afternoon, held at her beautiful Phoenix home, was one of the most elegant events I’ve attended yet. I still can’t believe I made the guest list? The party was the brain child of Shelley Caniglia and De Von Connors. The table’s cards read like a who’s who of upscale agents and brokers and family (they’re in the biz too). They included: Frank Madia, Karen Shapiro, Olivia Quist, Josefina Knoell, Walt Danley, Karen Shapiro, Anna Andreini Brophy, Sandy Baldwin, Laurie Shapiro and dozens more just like them. Vincent Guerithault of the world renowned Vincent on Camelback made a personal appearance, while the restaurant’s lovely General Manager Amy Fox, made sure everything came off in true Southwestern-French perfection. Guests feasted on hot French hors d’ oeuvres and sipped expensive imported champagne during the cocktail reception. Then we all took our respective seats and gushed over the splendid flowers that Floral Designs by Jeremiah created for the afternoon. We all dined on
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Market Watch with Chris Karas Is Paradise Valley still the most desired address in the state? Definitely still one of the most highly sought after locations in the Valley. It is the Heart of the Valley, with the convenience to shopping, restaurants, entertainment & the arts. Paradise Valley has the highest median home value. However, the surrounding neighborhoods of Paradise Valley are getting a lot of attention and the demand is there as well! Huge homes are being built in Arcadia. Is this affecting Paradise Valley pricing? Yes, there are some large homes being built in Arcadia and Arcadia’s price points are at an all time record high. If anything, Arcadia’s high prices have helped Paradise Valley. You are able to get a larger lot and better quality at an even better price point. Are new builds in Paradise Valley and Arcadia attracting buyer’s more than existing estates? Buyers today love new! New construction is performing very well in our market. Buyers love to have the newest and best home with today’s finishes and style. Modern and contemporary style is the trend. Also more than ever, buyers are paying for quality and smaller homes. The days of every builder building a mansion are over. Is vertical living still as big as it was a few years ago? Vertical living is still popular with a number of developments throughout Scottsdale and Phoenix but we have seen a big push to resort properties. With the Ritz Carlton and Mountain Shadows residences in Paradise Valley being build, our Paradise Valley residents have an option to stay in Paradise Valley but downsize and have every amenity at their fingertips. What are some of the most desirable lots to buy a home on or build on? It is hard to find a great lot in today’s market. Some of the best lots I sell before they even go to the market. Buyers are looking for the best of the best lots to build on. My buyers love views, so more than ever lots and new builds with views, especially between Camelback and Mummy Mountains, do exceptionally well.
Where is the market heading? I am very excited about our real estate market, especially luxury market. 2017 was one of our biggest years yet and 2018 is off to an amazing start. The demand is here and Arizona as a whole is on the radar as one of the strongest real estate markets in the U.S. I am planning for a very positive year with lots of sales. We should continue to see a small but steady increase. Mac Mansions/Starter Palaces were once the go to for homes in the area. Is this still true, or are remodels and preservations becoming popular? More than ever buyers are wanting smaller homes. They are willing to pay a bigger price for over the top quality and a floorplan that has no wasted space. Remodeled homes are also preforming well, but it is key to complete the remodel 100% with good quality. Is there a downsizing trend happening in our area? Within Paradise Valley somewhat ... but only with true empty-nesters. These buyers are downsizing when it comes to square footage, but they are not necessarily giving up the upgrades. They expect the quality, views and amenities when possible.
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The Value of Hiring an Interior Designer By Barbara Kaplan, Allied ASID, IFDA It is a fact that only 3% of the population work with an interior designer. Probably because the true value of an interior designer is not understood by consumers and therefore, there can be some doubt or fear to work with a professional interior designer. The American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) aims to educate and inform the public of the many benefits available from working with an interior designer and the value they bring. Interior designers bring knowledge – a professional understanding of design aesthetics, suggestions, ideas and give confidence to clients to go beyond the ordinary and not only choose what is safe; but to help people express their personal desires and taste without the worry of making mistakes. The guidance and resources interior designers provide ensure better finished products and more creative designs that are individ ual to each project. It is also easier and more fun working with someone who has the answers you need to complete the finished project of your dreams. And, always remember, rooms have no feelings, You do! ___________________ The Arizona North chapter of ASID offers a unique program for homeowners to work with an interior designer in an easy and affordable way. The Interior Designer for Hire program can be an introductory experience to working with a designer. Available from February 1 through April 30, 2018, this popular program matches homeowners with local ASID designers for a one or two hour consultation at $75/hour. The one-on-one consultation is a great opportunity to work with an interior designer, seek their advice and learn about the benefits of working with a professional in creating your own personal environment. To learn more or sign up visit www.azn.asid.org.
Local Interior Designers Solve Design Dilemmas Interior Designer for Hire Turns Homes from Drab to Fab PHOENIX – Updating and redesigning your home can bring incredible results but getting to the end of the project or remodel can be challenging. Working with a professional interior designer can help solve design dilemmas and ease the process. The Arizona North chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) is giving homeowners the opportunity to consult with a professional interior designer, at a reduced rate, with the Interior Designer for Hire program. Designers volunteer their time and the fees collected are used for student scholarships and educational programs Interior Designer for Hire runs from February 1 through April 30, 2018. This popular program matches homeowners with local ASID designers for a one or two hour consultation at $75/hour. The Interior Designer for Hire program is only offered once a year and is a great opportunity to work with an interior designer, seek their advice and learn about the benefits of working with a professional in creating your own personal environment. “We are excited to bring this program back again this year,” said Tabitha Evans, President of Arizona North chapter of ASID. “Interior Designer for Hire gives homeowners a unique oneon-one in-home opportunity with a professional interior designer on refreshing or updating their home or office.” WHO:
Arizona North chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers
WHAT: Annual Interior Designer for Hire program WHEN: February 1 – April 30, 2018, registration now open WHERE: Designer consultations are available Valley-wide and Northern Arizona COST:
$75/hour maximum of 2-hours
Learn about the Arizona North chapter of ASID and Designer for Hire at www.azn.asid.org
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5 Questions for … Shaheen Neil, Chairman, The Honor Ball 2018 In three words, how would you describe The Honor Ball? Fun, fabulous (the décor, the gowns, the people!) and meaningful. While it is a fantastic party, The Honor Ball has a real purpose – all proceeds will benefit the projects, services and programs of the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at HonorHealth and the HonorHealth Research Institute.
The Honor Ball is also known for paying tribute to someone special. Can you tell us who will be honored in 2018? We are so excited to honor Ruth and Bob Lavinia, a dynamic, courageous and inspiring couple. Ruth and Bob are deeply rooted in this community with a passion to help others. The Honor Ball also has special meaning for Ruth; she served as co-chairman in 2015 along with her good friend, Christine Watson. They are very well known in the community for their support and
What does The Honor Ball mean to you?
leadership. In 2016, they were recognized
This cause is important to me. My husband, John, is a Radiologist and we know so many
by Trends as the “Fabulous Phoenicians.”
people who have been impacted by cancer. Each year, more advancements are made in
We think they are beyond fabulous!
the treatment and care of cancer patients. This Ball enables us to take another step in stopping cancer. That’s why I’m here.
What is the theme for this year? While we don’t have a designated theme, I can guarantee there will be
Anything our readers should know about this event that makes it so very successful year after year?
some surprises! Color is front and
We are so grateful for the past 40+ years of support for The Honor Ball from physicians and
center this year. You have to join us and
community leaders. Their passion and commitment to the HonorHealth patients and families
of the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center really speak to the enduring success of the Ball.
Change the Chanel
Polo Party 2017
Melissa and Marc Ganzi, Ashley and Kurt Busch
Cecilya Ramos, Ava Montoya, and Jasmyne Lott
THE WORLDâ€™S GREATEST POLOÂ PARTY Spin doctor Jason Rose must have been quite pleased with the huge success of the 2017 Polo Match held at WestWorld late last fall. More vendors, more autos and more of the fine arts our Valley is celebrated for came together to create one perfect weekend. With so many beautiful people in attendance, the rest of the country must have looked unattractive that weekend. Gayle Bass and Kurt Busch
Craig Jackson, Melissa Ganzi and Carolyn Jackson
Jen Moser, Jodi Mastro, Marcus Fitzgerald, Oliver Badigo
Holly Miller and Matt Kuebler
Coverage courtesy of Jennifer Moser and Jennifer Parks-Sturgeon
Polo Party 2017
Audrey Fish, Ranna Ardebili, Kristy Foote, Sarah Foe, Natalie Loomis
Charlotte Vertes and Tim Brennan
A WORD FROM OUR SPONSORS Bentley Scottsdale, Barrett-Jackson, M Culinary and many others just like them provided an opulent backdrop that helped to make the smashing weekend an even better success than it was last year. Bravo!
Santa and Ricky Cooper
Scotty Goldfein and Daisy Carranza
Coverage courtesy of Jennifer Moser and Jennifer Parks-Sturgeon
Kiki and Spike Gorrin
Arizona Costume Institute Luncheon
Patricia Field and Chrissy Sayare
Libby Cohen and Mary Ellen McKee
FIELD OF DREAMS The Arizona Costume Institute was able to snag famed costume designer Patricia Field for their holiday luncheon. A sell-out crowd of some of the most beautifully attired women in Phoenix sat spell bound listening to the tales and tribulations of being a costume designer. Mary Ellen McKee stole the show again wearing simple shades of black as only she can do.
Lisa Geyser and Luba Burns
Jennifer Carmer and Diane Oâ€™Malley
Lauri Termansen and Carol Clemmensen
Coverage courtesy of Beth McRae
Trends Thank You Party
Shannon and Joel Barthelemy, Betty McRae and Christi Warner Beyer
WHO MADE THE GUEST LIST The 2017 Trendsetters, our Fabulous Phoenician and anyone who placed tribute ads in the publication received an invitation. They were joined by the Trends Charitable Fund Board and the magazineâ€™s staff. American Valet, the White House Design Studio and Jenniferâ€™s Catering made the evening spectacular. It was a splendid opportunity to thank those who have done so much to make our community the outstanding city it is. Jacqueline and Brent Nerguizian with Susie Wesley
Sue Fletcher and Bob Stenhouse
Anne Sarvas, Barbara Kaplan and Mary Cantrell
Pam and Jim Risoleo
Linda Surdakowski and Laura Grafman
Coverage courtesy of J J Brewer
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Heath and Erin Sullivan with April and Todd Zegers
Michael and Ashley Iupafil
MISSION IMPOSSIBLE IS POSSIBLE Meghan and David Johnson of Cardinal Football fame have established a foundation to provide opportunities, support and resources to seriously ill children and their families. Daily support and life-changing experiences are also provided.
Jason Rose, Natalie and Andres Camacho
HEARTS WERE FULL AND SUPPORTÂ OVERFLOWED Following a lively reception where autographs were available for the provided Cardinal footballs; Silent and Live Auctions featuring trips, sports attire and everything football helped raise the funds needed. Rose+Moser+Allyn PR were generous underwriters for the pre-dinner activity at Mountain Shadows. Cindy Leonard
Meghan and David Johnson with Bill Nassikas
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Board of Visitors
Margaret Beardsley, Kelly Sifferman and Karen Kotalik
Gwen Connor, Bev Reading and Terry Andersen
A WINTER WONDERLAND The 64th Holiday Event was a sold-out celebration of precious grandchildren of the lovely ladies who work to make this affair a splendid one. Chairs Margaret Beardsley and Kelly Sifferman assisted by Board Chair Karen Kotalik created a perfect setting.
Derrick Hall and Randy Kendrick
Anne Spellman and Ann Scardello
Shelley and Rick Kuhle
Coverage courtesy of Bill Dougherty
Board of Visitors
Chris Beckley, Denise Ames and Dennis Thompson
Kristine Thompson and Shannon Jones
CREAM OF THE CROP The lovely Flower Girls took to the catwalk like New York fashion models which had to thrill Dillard’s who provided clothing for the debutants and grandchildren. The Arizona Biltmore did a tremendous job and the White House Design Studio created the backdrop for the Dillard’s fashion show. It was the perfect day to celebrate the oldest charity in Arizona.
Suki Edwards, Kari Denk and Ann Denk
Jane Gasch and Laura Bill
Coverage courtesy of Bill Dougherty
Mona Smith, Joanie O’Connor and Melissa Coy
Robin Vitols and Cindy Good
Sally Gunther and Carrie Hall
Desert Foundation Auxiliary Ball 2017
Joseph III and Gina Forster
CLOUDS OF WHITE A sea of white formals graced the Phoenician ballroom shortly before Christmas, for one of the most anticipated events of the season. Desert Foundation Auxiliary Ball brought out some of the most beautiful and accomplished young ladies and presented them to society. Chairs Wendy Arendt and Gina Forster made this spectacular evening happen. This should make DFA President Kim Zeiser proud!
Madison, Alex and Joan Raskin
Cay Cowie and Kim Zieser
Beth and Michael Pryor
Michael and Wendy Arendt
Coverage courtesy of Sally and Peter Krzykos
Desert Foundation Auxiliary Ball 2017
John, Elaine and Shaun Bracken
Alfred and Megan Hackbarth
IN THE MOOD Guests moved and grooved to the sounds of The Hamptons after 12 stunning ladies were presented in a beautiful and memorable celebration. Angelic Grove made the room come alive and Maddie’s Daddy Foundation and Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services benefited from the ball.
Evie Berry and Joe Cattaneo
Robin and Mark Snyder
Coverage courtesy of Sally and Peter Krzykos
Paul and Kathleen Ohanian
Oliver and Aimee Smith
Doug and Tricia Folger
Phoenix Symphony Gala
Bill Slack and Joelle Lummis
Malcolm Martin and Elizabeth Zimmer
Tito Munoz and Amanda Lee
BEAUTIFUL BRILLANCE Leslie and Jeff Rich produced a brilliant event to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Phoenix Symphony. The New Yearâ€™s Eve Gala held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort brought out wonderful patrons of the Arts along with a slew of Valley philanthropists.
Leslie and Jeff Rich
Bruce and Gladys Tharrington
Char and Allan Augenstine
Cindy and Kevin Kozacek
Samuel and Lindsay Doncaster
Coverage courtesy of Sally and Peter Krzykos
Phoenix Symphony Gala
Dan and Linda Francisco with Tom Morrison
Beth and Randy Kitts
BELLE OF THE BALL 1968 Ball Chair Jeanne Herberger duplicated her success and gave the Gala her Midas Touch. What a way to begin 2018!
Larry Gassner and Gena Horn
I HEAR A SYMPHONY Merrymakers were treated to the elegant and sophisticated sounds of the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. At the stroke of midnight, luminaries raised their glasses to a hugely successful event and a promising NewÂ Year.
Gary Malouf and Marie Volpe
Coverage courtesy of Sally and Peter Krzykos
Mal and Jane Jozoff
A Few Minutes with ... Christopher Gross & Company By Bill Dougherty
For the last two and a half decades, Christopher Gross and Paola Embry have been a epicurean and spirits force to be reckoned with; in not only the Valley, but throughout the world. This year they will be partnering with Jamie Hormel and the Wrigley Mansion to put an entirely new spin on their expertise. Here’s what they had to say. Where did you get you start, Christopher? John’s Green Gables was the first of many stops along the way. That was followed by Adam’s Mark, the LAX Hyatt, the Century Plaza, the Sand Painter, La Champagne, Le Relais and stints in London, Normandy and Paris. After all this I opened Christopher’s in 1990.
Jamie Hormel and Christopher Gross
Christopher’s Crush For the last 10 years we have been located on the ground floor of the Biltmore. When they decided to remove the second story, we moved to our
What was the concept for
second location in the shopping mall
and with a totally new twist. We wanted
We originally opened on the corner of
a sexy cocktail lounge and wine bar and
24th Street and Camelback. We wanted
a brasserie. A concept that Paola worked
a formal French restaurant and a bistro
well for the time we were there.
too. So we designed a kitchen that could handle both. The restaurant became a huge hit and started to receive a lot of very prestigious awards.
What made you decide to move to the Wrigley Mansion? Our lease was up and the demographic of the mall had changed. It seemed a
The Move to the Biltmore locations
natural fit to make the move. I’ll become
We moved to Biltmore Fashion Park
the Executive Chef for the entire mansion.
to the abandoned space formally occupied by Hop’s on the now-demolished second floor. This is really when Paola embarked on the wine bar. Within a few years, we were serving more than 800 wines by the glass; something no other Phoenix restaurant had done. We took wine and food to a new level there.
What do you have in store for the Wrigley Mansion? Jamie’s Wine Bar is already in place along with Geordie’s Restaurant. We will have an extensive catering arm. This will be a spin on Christopher’s classics and an upscale venue with a warm casual feeling and a totally new menu for our members and guests.
What do you hope to accomplish? We want to be the caterer for the entire Biltmore area. If you need dinner for 10 at a moment’s notice or coffee for 20, we are your neighborhood caterer. We’ve also made the mansion far more accessible. The driveway has been reworked and parking is far easier than it once was. We are offering a concierge service and wine dinners in Geordie’s as well.
At the Market by Jennifer’s we use the freshest ingredients to create a local twist on American classics. Our new look and feel includes additional soft seating and a cocktail menu crafted by Rattle & Rum that features local ingredients and Arizona spirits. Come join us for lunch, dinner, and brunch and enjoy three meat meatballs with roasted tomato merlot sauce (Jennifer’s secret family recipe!), petite Dungeness crab mac n’ cheese, the Market burger with housemade potato chips, or chilaquiles with chicken chile verde and fried eggs. We’ll save you a seat! Closed Mon & Tues | Lunch Wed: 11am – 5 pm Brunch Sat & Sun: 9am – 3pm with Bottomless Mimosas Dinner Wed – Sat: 5pm – 9pm (10pm Fri & Sat) 3603 East Indian School Road, Suite A Phoenix AZ 85018 | email@example.com 602.626.5050 themarketphx.com | 602.579.5327 jenniferscatering.com
TRENDS IN DINING
Café ZuZu By Laurie Florence-Manucci
On a recent evening, we visited Café ZuZu at the Hotel Valley Ho. I had never dined there but had been for happy hour and cocktails years ago. It was indeed a treat. First, I must start out by saying that our server Zack was such a pleasure and really helped us with our selections. They are known for using fresh ingredients from local farmers such as Duncan’s Trading Co. and McLendon’s Select Local Harvest. The ingredients and presentation are fresh and top notch. We started out with two appetizers, the crispy calamari and the Hawaiian ahi tuna tartare. The calamari was excellent and prepared with jalapenos in a spicy garlic aioli sauce. The ahi tuna tartare was decadent and served with spicy chicharrones. Both were equally delicious. We also had the house gem lettuce salad with cherry tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, cheddar, marcona almonds and candied bacon with a delectable green goddess dressing.
For our entrees we had the Hokkaido scallops with shellfish butter, asparagus, fried meyer lemon, toasted couscous and pine nuts and also the Ribeye charbroiled and served with cippolini onion, asparagus, king trumpet mushroom, grilled herb pesto and black pepper tapenade. Both entrees were outstanding. The presentation and the flavor of the scallops with the combination of the fried meyer lemons was not only unique but truly remarkable. The ribeye melted in your mouth and was prepared perfectly. For our side we went with Zack’s recommendation of roasted shishito peppers with ponzu and crispy garlic. He did not steer us wrong. For dessert we had the chocolate cake which was a tossup between that and the peanut butter cheesecake. That just means we will have to return for the cheesecake! They also have a great Sunday brunch with a build your own bloody mary and mimosa bar! That is right up my alley so I plan on returning for that! Café ZuZu was delicious in every way, so please check it out inside the Hotel Valley Ho in Scottsdale.
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PETS OF THE MONTH
Willow This beautiful 9-week-old tabby arrived at the Arizona Humane Society as a stray when a Good Samaritan heard her meowing in their neighborhood. Upon arrival, Willow was too young for adoption and spent some time in a Foster Hero’s home where she put on some much needed weight. Now this girl is always up for any adventure you put in front of her and absolutely loves playing with toys! When she’s not prancing around, Willow is the best snuggle buddy there is. She also is a hide-and-seek master, as hiding under pillows is one of her favorite pastimes. Meet Willow at the Arizona Humane Society’s PetSmart Mesa location located at 1733 S. Stapley Drive in Phoenix. Her adoption fee is $160, which includes her spay surgery, a microchip and vaccinations. For more information call 602-997-7585 and ask for animal number A570993.
Philly Cheesesteak With flowing, golden locks and a face that is sure to make you melt, three-year-old Philly Cheesesteak is as great as the sandwich he’s named after. Quite fittingly, Philly loves treats but will settle for attention and pets instead. His loving demeanor and laid-back personality makes him the best companion for any setting whether he’s by your side while grabbing a cup of coffee or curled up in your lap watching a movie. Meet Philly Cheesesteak at the Arizona Humane Society’s Sunnyslope Campus at 9226 N. 13th Avenue in Phoenix. His adoption fee is $200, which includes his neuter surgery, a microchip and vaccinations. For more information call 602-997-7585 and ask for animal number A570914. Please note: These pets might have been adopted by the time you visit the shelter, however AHS has dozens more wonderful pets who also need loving homes. Please take a moment to meet some of the other dogs, cats and other companion animals at the shelter! To see all adoptable animals right now, visit www.azhumane.org/findapet.
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The Sixties, A Decade in Vogue Edited by Nicholas Drake Reviewed by Bill Dougherty Long ago and far away back in the 1960s, Vogue Magazine was a true literary force in the publishing world. Long before its editors viewed themselves as celebrities and long before the magazine filled its pages with pabulum and silly and often annoying fashion shoots, Vogue was it! With television still in its infancy in the 1960s, the United States and the world still relied heavily on print media for the majority of their news, fashion and literary works. Although Life Magazine was considered the “go-to” publication of the time, Vogue Editor-In-Chief Diana Vreeland would turn her publication into one of the most talked about magazines in the world and the most respected. This rich trip down memory lane is packed with more than 200 color and black and white fashion photos, groundbreaking interviews, the arts, high society and celebrities galore. Photos and text from some of the most famous photographers in the world including: Richard Avedon, David Baily, Cecile Beaton, Helmut Newton Snowdon, Bert Stern and dozens more just like them are found in the truly delicious coffee table book. Sadly once you finish the book and pick it up again and again you say to yourself “what happened?” How could something that was once so incredible turn into something so vapid. Available on Amazon
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The Best of Flair Reviewed by Bill Dougherty Fleur Cowles was no stanger to the world of publishing in 1950 when she founded Flair Magazine. She had once told Time Magazine that she had made it in a man’s world and she wasn’t kidding either. Her marriage to publishing giant Gardner Cowles seemed the perfect fit to an already incredible career. Though the two divorced in the mid-1950s, Mrs. Cowles had already set the literary world a blaze a few years earlier with Flair Magazine. Described by one critic as “a fancy bouillabaisse of Vogue, Town & Country and Holiday, etc.,” Flair would become the most talked about magazine of the decade. A lavish publication filled with art form, gate folds, die-cuts, booklets and accordion folder leaflets; there was nothing quite like Flair on any newsstand in the world. Sadly, the magazine Time referred to as the most brilliant thing to come along in decades, lasted only one year. Though it was rich with columns and interviews from the likes of Winston Churchill, Jean Cocteau, Salvador Dali, Clare Boothe Luce, Tennessee Williams and Tallulah Bankhead; the magazine simply could not sustain the trememdous production costs. Today orginal copies of Flair are some of, if not the most sought-after twentieth century publication by collectors. This year, however, Rizzoli has issued a limited edition of The Best of Flair; chosen by Fleur Cowles shortly before her death at 101 years. This is a great addition to any coffee table or book shelf. Besides don’t you want to see what all the fuss is about?
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MEET THE PARENTS William Howell Chambers, Palm Desert, California Carolyn Ann Bickart, Phoenix, Arizona James John McCulloch
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