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Supporting Valley Philanthropy Since 1982 VOLUME 31, NO. 3
SPECIAL FEATURES 13
Summertime DOs and DON’Ts
16 Trendy Summertime Reading: “The House in My Head” by Dorothy Rodgers 20
Charity Spotlight on Face in the Mirror
Fashion Trends: Look to the Past
33 Design Museum of London’s Annual Award Winners 37
Smile Africa Orphanage: Unforgettable Faces
Meet the Heard Museum’s New Director
Charity Spotlight on Rendez-Zoo
47 Trendy Reading: “Her, a Memoir” by Christa Parravani 49
The Good Life: You Might Want to Think About …
SOCIETY The Wish Ball Maja Langbein and Kelly Bramlett with Jennifer Moser
A Derby Affair Steve and Donna Johnson
Scottsdale Art Auction
Silver & Turquoise Ball
Arizona Theatre Company
24 Chrysalis 28
SMOCA Night Circus Gala
32 The Wish Ball 35
Dinner on the Desert
Picnic Under the Stars
A Derby Affair
42 PANDA 48
MONTHLY FEATURES 21
Arizona Theatre Company Bob and Beth Matthews
Chrysalis Todd Ezrailson and Stacey Brooks
ON THE COVER:
On My Mind
8 Artist Profile: Justin Gaines and Twin Views Photography 10
Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum
La Dolce Vita
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14 Spotlight on the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Photography by Scott Foust, Image-Industry
Trends in Phoenix
Hair and makeup by Laura Flagler
Trends in Dining: Central Bistro
Pets of the Month
51 Wedding Bells
ON MY MIND
Smoke in the air By Bill Macomber At gatherings of any kind these days there are a few cigarette smokers who quietly slip out and sneak to the nearest dark corner outside to have an after-dinner smoke. Society, the law and finger waggers have trained them to stay away from doorways. Often they’re forced into the parking lot. I understand this. No one wants a whiff of second-hand cigarette smoke as they go in and out of buildings. What I want to know is, what about those nasty cigars that are stinking up the joint? You’ll see well-dressed men and sometimes women lighting up after-dinner cigars out by the pool or in the courtyard near the banquet room. No one says a word. I can’t figure this out. I can’t stand cigars. The only decent one I ever had was a Cuban I bought in Mexico. It tasted like a nice steak. But most cigars are awful. And the stink? I actually sort of like the faint hint of cigarette smoke on the breeze from a distance. Cigar smoke always smells like something unnatural is burning. And the closer you get to it, the worse it smells. And yet non-smokers don’t say a word. Or if they do, it’s not with the same sense of disdain as when they address cigarette smokers. There seems to be double standard. I’ve seen people walk by a cigarette smoker who is standing 50 feet from the nearest doorway. Perfectly nice people will glare at him and pointedly cough in his direction as if to say, “See what that nasty thing is doing to MY lungs.” Never mind that living in the dusty, polluted Valley, according to the EPA, is the equivalent of smoking a half pack of cigarettes a day. I don’t think this is really about health. I think it’s more that cigars are somehow linked in people’s minds to wealth and class. Anyway, the next time you see a little group of men puffing those smelly cigars out by the pool after dinner, ask yourself why Americans seem to be so fickle about things like this, not to mention inconsistent. Maybe it’s marketing, but if it is I wish the ad industry would go after this particular burning item that actually smells worse than cigarettes.
SO C I E T Y | FA SHI O N | HO ME | D I NING | ART VOLUME 31, NO. 3
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Justin Gaines, photographs Twin Views Photography is the creation of twin brothers Justin and Bradley Gaines of Phoenix. It started in 2007 during a honeymoon trip that took Bradley and his wife, Tracie, to the beautiful island of Moorea, next door to Tahiti. They spent seven days there with a good friend: the Canon Rebel Xti DSLR. The excursion was enough to get Bradley hooked on photography. It was only a matter of time before Justin caught the photography bug as well. As time progressed Justin came up with the fresh idea of letter art, an idea on the back burner of TVP, which initially was focused on portraiture and weddings. Justin experimented with snapping pictures of shapes, some natural and some synthesized, that looked like letters of the alphabet. All are found objects that are arranged with skill and imagination. With a little elbow grease, Snap Letter Art, an offshoot of TVP, was born. Equipped with more powerful tools, the brothers blazed ahead. This art is sold largely at art fairs and almost any large weekend event where crowds gather. Theyâ€™re not that expensive â€“ yet. Anyone who has tried to sell art directly to the public can testify how hard it is. These pictures sell fast. Any galleries out there listening?
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Phoenix Rescue Mission Under the glare of the intense summer sun, Chaplin Cliff Danley parks the van and opens its large sliding door where cases of bottled water, brown bag lunches and socks are piled high. He walks a few steps toward the shade, which darkens the embankment under the Seventh Avenue overpass, just to make his presence known. The Phoenix Rescue Mission Hope Coach Van is recognized immediately. People emerge from the scenery and form a ragged line around the van’s door. Chaplin Cliff hands out bottled water and supplies while striking up conversations with each member of the crowd. He greets many by name. He scans the faces of the homeless, hopeless and broken who “camp” under the bridge. He makes sure everyone has enough bottled water for the next 24 hours. He offers encouraging words to everyone and a ride to the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s dining hall. He climbs back in the van and prepares for the next stop, just a few blocks away in the “Zone,” Phoenix’s version of Skid Row, where the homeless are invisible between a maze of train tracks and gray warehouse buildings. Chaplin Cliff knows all too well the desperation felt by those on the streets. A decade ago he was suffering from an addiction that would soon render him homeless. He went through the Phoenix Rescue Mission men’s addiction recovery program eight years ago and got well. “There was a point when my pain became greater than the pain of change and I sought help,” said Cliff. “I look for those signs out here.” The Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Hope Coach began in 2005 as a response to searing summer temperatures that left many homeless hospitalized or dead. “If they can’t get to the mission, let the mission come to them,” was the idea that launched the first mission without walls. At the time, mission employees assumed that the typical customer would be the chronically homeless – men in their late 50’s, loners, alcoholics, veterans or the mentally ill for whom “shelter” was a dirty word. But early on there was a sign the picture of homelessness was changing. Today, the Hope Coach serves the new homeless – a younger pop ulation, and shockingly, 40 percent are women. A Place to Begin Again At the same time the Hope Coach was making its inaugural journey, the Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Board of Directors was laying the groundwork to build a recovery program specifically for women. The unique program was designed to close the existing gap in the current Maricopa County continuum of care by allowing mothers to live with their children. The Phoenix Rescue Mission Changing Lives Center for women and children opened its doors in September 2011. The long-term (12 to 18 month) program offers homeless women on-site residential services along with curriculum focused on spiritual growth, relapse prevention, education, employment and life-skills. It is specifically designed to meet the needs of women suffering trauma associated with homelessness, addiction and abuse. Since
homeless children also experience trauma, stalling their emotional and physical development, specialized services care for their needs. Today the Changing Lives Center is home to 70 women and children and will expand to serve a total of 210 people in the next few years. “I had just been released from jail. I was wandering the streets with nowhere to go. I had no food, only the clothes on my back – not even a toothbrush,” said Carmen. “Within an hour of coming to the Phoenix Rescue Mission I had a meal, clothing and best of all – my very own apartment. I am so grateful for the second chance.” Mission Miles Posts We want to thank the community for helping us achieve the following in 2012: Total Meals Provided – 305,393 Bed Nights of Shelter – 66,342 Permanent Job Placements – 183 Volunteer Service Hrs – 20,168 Bottles of Water Distributed – 370,260 Most Wanted Can your business or organization help Phoenix Rescue Mission’s Code Red: Summer Heat Relief? We need large-scale bottled water drives as well as socks, sunscreen and toiletry collections. The Phoenix Rescue Mission also requires volunteers to ride on the Hope Coach or help in our Changing Lives Center preschool. If you have an interest in these or other volunteer opportunities, please call our volunteer hotline at 602.346.3363 or fill out a volunteer application online at www.phoenixrescuemission.org/act. You can also help the Phoenix Rescue Mission by collecting our “Most Wanted” items: Toiletries (travel/hotel-sized); Towels (new or gently used); Women’s professional clothing; Women’s undergarments; Baby and toddler items, including diapers, wipes, clothing and toys; Men’s work gloves and work boots; Men’s jeans; Bottled water and sunscreen; Kitchen spices, including salt, pepper, garlic, etc. For a comprehensive list, please check our web site at www.phoenixrescuemission.org/give. Or call 602.233.3000.
Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum It’s fair to say that this exhibition is unlike anything the Phoenix Art Museum has hosted before. “The Art of Video Games” started out at the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, D.C. The images span the roughly 40-year history of this modern phenomenon. The show demonstrates in literally graphic detail how sophisticated the visual element of these games has become. The dots and circles of Pac- Man have evolved into colorful, artfully conceived worlds. For those of you who don’t follow gaming, video games now compete with Hollywood motion pictures for profitability. It’s a multibillion dollar industry. The sounds that emanate from these games along with the visual worlds they display are every bit as complex as movies. The exhibition covers 20 gaming systems including Atari VCS, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, Nintendo Entertainment System, SEGA Genesis, Nintendo 64, Xbox, GameCube, Wii, and PlayStation III. The artfulness of these games is amazing. In addition to the still images, the show includes interactive kiosks and on-screen interviews with game designers illuminating their creative processes and passion as artists. Related events are on the schedule, too: late-night
gaming fests, an arcade in the museum, and game design challenges with industry experts. This may be the only museum show that can hold the interest of a 14-year-old boy. Parents of bored teenagers this summer, are you listening?
Star Fox Assault, 1993
Sonic Adventure, 1999
The exhibition will be on display at the Phoenix Art Museum through September. For more information visit www.phxart.org or call 602.257.1222. The museum is located at 1625 N. Central Ave.
La Dolce Vita By Bill Dougherty By the time this issue reaches you, I can only hope that you’re sitting on some far-away beach, slathered in Bain de Soleil and sipping a cool drink. Trust me, you don’t want to be in Arizona this summer. And remember, ladies and gentlemen, it’s going to be hot until Halloween and that’s a hell of a long way away! I noticed, however, that not as many people seem to be out of town as in years past. The economy has played havoc on many. Private jets and second homes for many have become things of the past. We can only hope that things are turning around. I hope so for everyone’s sake. The other afternoon I had the privilege of lunching with our Trends Charitable Fund president, Julie Prusak, and Billie Jo and Judd Herberger. The afternoon found us at the Neiman Marcus Café, which as you know has been a staple for all things related to Trends magazine and the Trends Charitable Fund for decades. If you don’t lunch there, you should. It’s a great place to see and be seen. Anyway, we gathered
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to ask the Herbergers if they might consider being honored as our Fabulous Phoenicians for 2013. I started the conversation by saying, “Since I see you two more than I see my own family, I can’t think of two people who are more befitting to this 30-year tradition.” They accepted and we are thrilled they did! I can’t think of two more deserving people for this honor. They are also two of the finest people I’ve met. And I can say that because I remember when they had their first date more than 20 years ago. The Herbergers will be recognized for everything they’ve done to make our community a better place on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort at An Evening of Trends, along with our 10 new Trendsetters. You won’t want to miss this gala. You might have heard that we changed absolutely everything last year, making the gala much more opulent and much more fun! You should have been there. Having attended several cocktail parties this summer, I just wanted to stop and share a few things with all of you. I’m appalled that men have started arriving at parties wearing shorts and flip-flops. While this is a great look for everyday outings during the summer, I really feel it should be curbed at invitation-only parties. It’s not appropriate. And ladies, you might want to think about giving your cropped pants away, too. I’ve also been taken aback by party hosts passing expenContinued on page 12
La Dolce Vita – Continued from page 11 sive cigars around while cigarette smokers hide in the bushes and behind guest houses hoping not to be caught. Last time I checked, cigars were just as bad for you as cigarettes. I got so very fed up with this practice at the last party I attended that I offered a horrified host one of my cigarettes when he tried to offer me one of his smuggledin Cubans. Don’t you just love America? Why do we have to be so damn pious all the time? We want so badly to be more European, but we’re so terribly concerned with what’s vogue that we continue to shoot ourselves in the foot, with Europe laughing at our predictable antics and fads. You might have noticed that the Pink Pony and the Cork & Cleaver have both gone by the wayside. The two longstanding and traditional steakhouses both disappeared. I’ve been told that the Pink Pony property has been purchased by several local investors who also tried to save Cork & Cleaver to no avail. Steak 44, which is owned by the Mastro’s chain, is set to open sometime in the fall. Years ago, I remember my good friend Mark Tarbell came up with one of the most impressive tag lines I’ve ever heard. “Friends don’t let friends eat in chain restaurants.” And this was long before formula/chain restaurants did everything they could to run every local mom and pop out of business. Be careful, ladies and gentlemen, if we’re not careful we’re going to lose our identity. These were two restaurants that had been longstanding traditions. The Pink Pony was the oldest restaurant in Scottsdale. At least that property was snatched up by local restaurateurs who intend to keep the traditions of old Scottsdale alive, but maybe with a different name. Speaking of Old Town Scottsdale, I just
returned from lunching at the Downside Risk, which by the way was excellent! You might remember the ever- popular 1980s yuppie hangout that was originally in Old Town and was not far from the original Trends office. As I was saying, the watering hole opened late last year and has followed its original 20/30 Club crowd up the street to demographics that are better suited for a group of people now in their 50s and 60s. The restaurant and bar is located just across the street from Paradise Valley, where I suspect many of those who frequented the old place now reside. I think the location was a good choice for those wanting to avoid a DUI, too. It‘s also is owned by a group of locals, and thank goodness they still get it! In Cocktail Polo News You Should Know: That a couple that holds themselves as the gold standard of the social community are regarded by many as crooks and they don’t even get it … That a tawny and over-Botoxed socialite is watching her friends drop like flies and she wonders why … That one of the loveliest ladies in the community just received a glowing and well-deserved award … That a non-Arizona In Cocktail Polo News you shouldnative know:but hugely successful businessman owes everyone you know a ton of money … That sticks and stones may not break a socialite’s bones, but names will always end your friendship with her … That the same couple that kept a local charity alive last year just helped them out anonymously again … That a beautiful and lovely socialite has picked yet another bad apple. Now you’re all caught up for the next 15 minutes
Summertime, and the living is easy (or sleazy)
Everyone, don’t post your one-up, in-your-face vacation photos on Facebook, especially if you owe people money.
Ladies, don’t wear platform pumps with a sundress (or at all).
Everyone, don’t drink so much at the summer barbeque that you start slurring your speech.
Ladies, don’t arrive at the pool without wearing a cover-up. Save the thong bikini for Vegas.
Gentlemen, don’t wear untucked shirts with jeans, it’s not a good look for any man over 30.
Gentlemen, if you’re invited to a summer cocktail party, try to wear a sport coat, temperature permitting.
Ladies, sundresses are great when they fall below the
Everyone, arrive with a host/ hostess gift at your cocktail party or barbeque.
Gentlemen, make sure the first thing you do is get a cocktail/ glass of wine for your date when you arrive.
Gentlemen, if you’re over 40 and you’re doing yard work, do wear a T-shirt.
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Spotlight on the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art “Stocked: Contemporary Art from the Grocery Aisles” presents the work of contemporary artists who, directly and indirectly, take the grocery store and consumption of its products as their subjects. In the late 1950s and 1960s, food conglomerates like Coca-Cola, Campbell’s, Del Monte and Kellogg’s became household names as America witnessed a revolution in the production, sale and consumption of grocery items. More and more, it was not raw ingredients one purchased, but packaged and processed foods that were chosen according to their labels and one’s perception of the brands they represented. In contrast to historic pop’s celebration of everyday consumption, the artists who deal with this subject note the seductive aesthetic appeal of commercial products with degrees of uneasiness. Using a variety of styles and media, they keenly and cleverly interrogate not only the grocery items we purchase, but also the physical and psychological environments in which we shop, the individuals and social frameworks we encounter there, and the cultural norms that inform our habits of consumption. In the second decade of the 21st century, we still know these brands produce soup, sodas, fruit, and breakfast cereal. Yet, our present moment is markedly different from that of 50 years ago. Our grocery shopping experiences now include computerized terminals, digital coupons and products covered in labels highlighting nutrition content. Documentaries such as “Food Inc.,” books such as Mark Bittman’s “Food Matters,” and television programs such as Jamie Oliver’s “Food Revolution” are but a few indicators that Americans are reconsidering what they eat, how they eat it, and even the sources of their food.
“Salmon Loops” by Sonny Assu
The exhibition was organized by the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University in Kansas. It will run through Sept. 1 at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. SMoCA is located at 7374 E. Second St. 480.874.4666 or www.smoca.org.
“Pammy” by Hilary Carlip
Chicago, Il., Brian Ulrich
PA R T I E S
Scottsdale Art Auction 2013
Lisa and Randy Watson
Howard and Marlise Terpning
HEAD WEST Collectors set new Western art auction records. SOUTHWEST ART EPICENTER Legacy Gallery in Scottsdale MASTER PAINTER Howard Terpning and his wife, Marlise WILD WEST Scottsdale still serves as a premier cowboyÂ art destination. Trisha and Richard Anderson
Dale and Vicky Jensen
Photos courtesy of Jinger Richardson
Michelle Carroll and Conley Wolfswinkel
‘The House in My Head’ by Dorothy Rodgers By Bill Dougherty
Dorothy Rodgers, the wife of musical genius Richard Rodgers of Rodgers and Hammerstein fame, was already well known in 1967. She had patented the Jonny Mop for Johnson Wax in the late 1950s. She had entertained lavishly at the couple’s Connecticut estate, Rock Meadow, and was also a very well respected interior designer. Ms. Rodgers
was also a bestselling author with the success of her 1966 entertaining book, My Favorite Things. But Dorothy Rodgers was not content. Following the international success of her husband’s stage and film project, The Sound of Music, the couple felt they finally had the almost unlimited resources needed to build their dream home. “The House in My Head” was a bestseller when it was published in 1967
Dorothy Rodgers had made notes for years of the different homes she had visited, collecting nuances of the things she felt worked well and things that didn’t. After finding the perfect piece of land in Fairfield, Conn., with the help of famed landscape architect Alice Orme Smith, the couple hired architect John Stonehill. They decided to sell Rock Meadow just up the street and begin plans for a new home.
The sprawling 8,000-square-foot Rodgers home, 1966
The living room as seen from the reversible butler’s pantry
The new house would be perhaps the most modern home in the Northeast when built. John Stonehill would design the home together with Dorothy Rodgers on one gigantic flat slab. As Ms. Rodgers says in the book The House in My Head, anyone building a home in their 50s should never entertain the idea of steps anywhere. She had seen many people over the years trip into sunken living rooms, fall on terraced steps or stumble walking down to patios. The 8,000-square-foot home would include two maid’s rooms, a caretaker’s apartment, several guest rooms, a greenhouse and a potting shed. Three sides of the house, including the master suites, featured floorto-ceiling sliding glass doors that completely disappeared into the walls. There was also an impressive chef’s kitchen. Because Ms. Rodgers wanted to barbeque even during
The home’s floor plan
the winter, a ceramic briquette barbeque would be incorporated into the kitchen. A stepless refrigerated walk-in root cellar and walk-in wine cellar were also designed for the kitchen. Adjustable shelves would open into the kitchen as well as the butler’s pantry on the other side of the wall, thus eliminating the need to carry dishes and party platters from one place to another. Cabinetry in the butler’s pantry would also open into the massive 40-foot double living room, thus eliminating the need for a china hutches, free-standing buffets or sideboards for flatware storage. Sensing that food allergies were starting to dictate formal sit-down dinners, Ms. Rodgers
The “sun trap” room, perfect for poolside entertaining or morning coffee
opted for a huge built-in buffet. The buffet came complete with permanent hot plates, and once food was set from the butler’s pantry side, cabinetry would be closed off and reopened on the living room side. Once dinner was finished in the living room, cabinets closed and the process was reversed by the
help in the butler’s pantry. Ms. Rodgers felt a buffet was an ideal solution to individual dietary needs, giving the celebrities on her guest lists many food options. The house featured no formal dining room. Instead, cabinets to the right of the built-in buffet in the living room housed collapsible tables. This was done to accommodate guest lists that could grow and diminish at a moment’s notice. Occasional chairs would be scattered through the grand living room and could easily be pushed up to the portable dining tables. The focal point of the H-shaped home would be a swimming pool. Two master suites would face the pool to the north. The double living room, or thrust room, as Ms. Rodgers referred to it, would be flanked by screened-in rooms on either side. One room was for cocktails and poolside entertaining. The other was for informal and bug-less outdoor dining. The thrust room, which
Pool area (note the Richard Schultz 1966 outdoor furniture collection)
faced east, would provide an excellent “sun trap” for morning coffees and keep the pool temperature warm in the summer months. Since her trusted landscape architect decided that large trees would create the need for raking and trimming, the gigantic flagstone patio around the pool housed only a few small plants and flowers. Landscape designer Ms. Smith decided it was far better to admire the sweeping federal land preserve just east of the deck. This would leave the patio and pool spotless at all times. The large patio was also adorned with many pieces from Richard Schultz’s famed 1966 outdoor furniture collection. Skylights were featured through the entire house, with ordinary light bulbs housed inside to be illuminated at dusk or on gloomy days. Rheostats were installed on every light switch in the house to set the mood for all occasions. Cleaning closets on either side of the house featured floor-level sinks for mopping, and a central vacuum system eliminated having to drag a cleaner around the massive property. Almost all cabinetry and closets illuminated upon being opened. When architect John Stonehill decided to incorporate mansard roofs into the home,
Dorothy Rodgers’ master suite
the Rodgers both felt it would make the home too traditional. However, Mr. Stonehill argued that the roofs would give a sense of height to each part of the house where they were placed. Dorothy Rodgers also believed that modern homes with contemporary furnishings were far too predictable. Though close friends included Milo Baughman, Fritz Hansen, Florence Knoll and Warren Platner, she chose a different course. Ms. Rodgers opted to save the best pieces from her Rock Meadow estate and mixed the French provincial furniture with original and often priceless works of modern art. She felt the mixture gave the home a perfect balance of old and new. The home was completed in one year and was featured in the pages of House Beautiful in 1967. Famed photographer Ezra Stoller would showcase the home with breathtaking photography inside and out. When published at the end of 1967, Dorothy Rodgers’ The House in My Head became an international bestseller. Most in the trade still have their original copy, and the book has served as a reference for many design-
Master suite hallway (note the skylights with light bulbs)
ers and architects for almost 50 years.
With the passing of Richard Rodgers in 1979, daughters Linda and Mary urged their mother to part with the masterpiece home. The home was sold to a Canadian investor who meticulously maintained the property. It was sold to a New York family several years ago. The home received a facelift from famed New York designer Susan Zises Green and again was featured in House Beautiful. Even some 45 years later, the ideas contained in The House in My Head hold true. There are countless blogs and chat rooms regarding the book and the home along with several Web sites dedicated to its subject. Last year, additional lost copies of the bestselling book were discovered, thus creating buzz again. They remain available on Amazon and other book-related sites. This book is the perfect summer read for anyone interested in design, architecture or home building. Dorothy Rodgers seemed to have had a premonition about the future of home entertaining. She seemed to recognize that a less formal, almost Sunset Magazine approach to the subject was on the horizon long before it became the accepted norm.
CH A R I T Y BALLS
Silver & Turquoise Ball
Phoenix Indian Center Singing Group, Dine Urban Voices
Carla and Tony Kahn
PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT … Talking Stick Resort CULTURAL ENRICHMENT Benefitting the Phoenix Indian Center RICH WITH TRADITION Tony and Carla Kahn CAMERA READY Marc Reid and Doreen Picerne with Robert Black Mary and Dan Baldwin
Derrick Watchman and Olivia Scott
Marc Reid and Doreen Picerne with Robert Black
Photos courtesy of Christi Warner Beyer
Bill Lund with Cheryl and Nabil Dib
Face in the Mirror
found answer was, “No one cares what you look like when you’re sick.”
Face in the Mirror was founded in 2004 by Barbara MacLean in honor of her sister, Charlotte Mae McCracken, who lost her battle in 2001 after a long journey with breast cancer Barbara remembers: I traveled home to Kentucky to visit my soul mate, my sister Charlotte, as I had many times before. She had battled breast cancer for nine years but, unlike any other time, I found her sad and psychologically tormented with her impending death. The smile that lived on her face was gone. This time, I knew, my sister had lost her hope. I wanted to do something to lift her spirits. As she sat quietly with her head hanging low, I said, “Let’s play.” She asked, “What do you want to do?” I answered, “I want to make you look better.” Her words were, “Nothing can make me look better. Those days are over for me.” I assured her she was wrong. Sitting on a stool, she sat with her eyes closed and a smile seemed to cross her face. I took my products from my purse and began the magic. I put a little blush on her cheeks. She liked how good it smelled. I added a bit of color to her sparse eyebrows, color to her lips, gave her wig a little lift, and when finished, said, “Now look at you.” She stood, looked into the mirror and said, “I look pretty! Take my picture.” She stopped me from taking pictures and said, “Make me a promise that you will do this for others.” I asked her why. Her pro-
I made Charlotte that promise. She left us, and three years later Face in the Mirror was trademarked and became a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. It all continues in her honor. The mission is to bring women suffering from cancer the essential, loving touch that calms the spirit and encourages the inner person, with a purpose of giving back hope and regaining self-esteem. Daily, in many Valley Hospitals, we take the mission of Face in the Mirror to the woman with cancer. We offer her a facial that calms her anxious heart, or a hand- and footpampering massage, a new wig, a blanket to keep warm. We give our FIM signature bag, filled with many healthy skin care and cosmetic products. All are complimentary. FIM offers a wig, scarf or hat and a warm lap blanket to keep while taking chemotherapy. We leave with a promise we will return to see them. After the patient leaves the hospital, she receives a personal invitation to attend our monthly In Celebration of Life Tea Luncheon in partnership with St. Joseph Medical Center. Now more than 150 patients and their guests attend, often arriving with their cups empty and going out with their cups full and running over. To date, our volunteers have visited the bedsides and assisted in oncology departments over 25,000 women with cancer. Our first FIM Relaxation Retreat located at Banner Desert Medical Center is open four days a week for cancer patient who are fighting skin issues or who need to just sit and read a book, listen to music and relax in a non-medical environment. The RR is par-
ticularly beneficial for those suffering from neuropathy, nerve damage to the feet from chemotherapy. In a 2006 we also began the All About Us Kids mission to children and have visited bedsides and the served in burn and trauma units, as well in cancer departments and with children who have other childhood diseases. We now have visited over 5,000 children. We give toys, signature shirts and baseball caps, cozy handmade blankets for infants, wigs for teens and hope for tomorrow. What do we need? We need funding, of course, without which the mission cannot continue. We also need corporate sponsors and people who will commit to this. All of it used for the cause. We need sponsorships to allow us to give another In Celebration of Life Tea in the Mesa, Chandler area. We need to employ a fundraiser and we need good, loving volunteers who enjoy caring for the woman with cancer and those who enjoy nurturing children. We need a car donated to use to drive patients to the tea party. We need a number of people to sponsor patients so that they can have products and care. Finally, we need committed and energetic board members who can help us build our advisory committee to make us the best we can be We are going to have a fundraiser Nov. 14, and we need interested committee members who would like to help us put our very best one on this year! For information about how to help, call 480.443.1344, e-mail fim@faceinthemirror or visit www.faceinthemirror.org.
PA R T I E S
Arizona Theatre Company Cabaret
Donna and Beau Lane
Lucia Renshaw and Gail Adams
Sharon DuPont McCord and Sally Lehmann with Leslie Budinger
DESERVING HONOREE Sally Lehmann, 2013 Georgy Award winner TAKE A BOW Betty McRae and Bill Sheppard, chairs TEMPLE OF THE ARTS The magnificent Herberger Theater MUSIC MINGLE Performances by Friends of Dennis Roland and the Phoenix Boys Choir
Stefanie and Jay Layton
Photos courtesy of Bill Dougherty
Ardie and Steve Evans
Doris Ong and Jane Jozoff with Hong Ong
Mel Reese and Jana Bommersbach
FA S H I O N T R E N D S
The current trend is looking to the past By J.J. Brewer
I wish I had a pencil thin mustache “Now they make new movies in old black and white With happy endings, where nobody fights So if you find yourself in that nostalgic rage Honey, jump right up and show your age” – Jimmy Buffet
“Can’t repeat the past? … Why of course you can!” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
With such breathtaking shows as “Downton Abbey,” “Mad Men” and although the much-anticipated May 10 release of “The Great Gatsby” proved unsuccessful, it sparked a huge 1920s fashion firestorm for inspiration, we are finding that everything old is new again. Look for pencil skirts, kitten heels and, of course, my personal favorite, the pixie cut. There is a return to bright colors, super feminine looks and decadence, decadence and more decadence, yay!
Just like in the ‘20s, the recession seems to be behind us ... gone are the drab colors, the platform heels and the looks that no longer suit anybody. Perhaps we can glance at those looks from the rear-view mirror of a rich, cream-colored Duesenberg, bright with nickel and “triumphant” with hat boxes and tool boxes? Move over, Daisy, we are ready to shop!
Men, bring your “A” Game. We are expecting you to dress for dinner from now on.
Look for a shift to bright and feminine this season.
PAR T I E S
Heidi and Eric Short
Jessica and Allison Cahill
Bill Shover and Cindy Jacobs with Kay Loftin
SPRING WAS IN THE AIR Merrymakers sipped cocktails on the lawn at sunset. A CHANCE TO FLY AGAIN Chrysalis provides needed tools for women and children. GREAT-LOOKING COUPLE Jeff and Tracy Abernethy THE CONSUMATE SUPPORTER Bill Shover, who always lends his name and talent
Kevin and Leela Brennan
Jeff and Tracy Abernethy
Katie Eaton and Laura Reynolds
Jenny Weaver and John Pombier
Photos courtesy of Bill Dougherty
TRENDS MAGAZINE AND THE TRENDS CHARITABLE FUND
Welcome You to an
�venin� o� �rends 2013 Saturday, September 28, 2013 The Arizona Biltmore 6:30 p.m. Cocktails 7:00 p.m. Presentation of Trendsetters/Fashion Show 8:00 p.m. Dinner/Program
Honoring 2013 FABULOUS PHOENICIANS Billie Jo and Judd Herberger
Marilyn Alexander, Shannon Barthelemy, Joelle Hadley, Lisa James, Lori Larcher, Mari Lederman, Diana Lents, Joyce Santis, Joette Schmidt and Vicki Vaughn
The 1993 Trendsetters including Shelley Adams, Jill Alanko, Moll Anderson, Lynn Custer, Claudia Fanning, Beth McDonald and Lisa Shover Kackley
The charities of the Trends Charitable Fund, which are selected each year by the Board of Directors of the Trends Charitable Fund and funded from two annual events – the TCF Celebrity Luncheon and Evening of Trends. All selections of grant recipients are done through the Board of the Trends Charitable Fund. The mission of the Trends Charitable Fund is to support programs in need that positively impact women, children and their families. The 2013 charities are: Arizona Helping Hands, Inc. • Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix • Crossroads, Inc.• Desert Mission • Kitchen on the Street • Phoenix Rescue Mission • Save the Family • St. Joseph the Worker • Waste Not TICKETS: Ticket price begins at $300 per person. Please call Robyn Lee at 480.951.2950 for further information.
�venin� o� �rends 2013 Saturday, September 28, 2013 • The Arizona Biltmore
PATRON FORM PATRON LEVEL (please check one) hamps Élysée (10 seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50,000 ❒ C Two Page Feature Story on patron and their philanthropies in Trends Magazine. All benefits at the $25,000 level
ia Veneto (10 seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,000 ❒ V Company name and logo listed in collateral materials, Press release inclusion, Full page color ad in Trends Magazine, One night stay at The Arizona Biltmore (night of event), plus all benefits at $15,000 level
odeo Drive (10 seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,000 ❒ R Runway seating for ten guests at event, Full page color ad in Trends Magazine, Acknowledgement from stage, Company logo displayed in ballroom, Special recognition gift
ark Avenue (10 seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,000 ❒ P Company logo displayed in ballroom, Listing in event program, Runway seating for ten guests, Recognition from stage
avile Row (10 seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $5,000 ❒ S Recognition at event, Listing in event program, Runway seating for ten guests at event
ifth Avenue (10 seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3,000 ❒ F Listing in event program, Reserved seating for ten guests
arnaby Street (2 seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $2,500 ❒ C Listing in event program, Runway seating for two guests
orth Avenue – Trendsetter Tradition (1 seat). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $1,000 ❒ W Listing in event program, Runway seating for one guest
ichigan Avenue (1 seat). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300 ❒ M nion Square (donation, not attending) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $________ ❒ U Gifts of $500 and above listed in event program
TOTAL DONATION $__________
NAME TO APPEAR IN PROGRAM: _______________________________________________ CONTACT NAME: _____________________________________________________________ COMPANY: ___________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________________________ PHONE: ______________________________ FAX: _________________________________ EMAIL: ______________________________________________________________________ Mail/fax this form indicating your level of support with your payment. Checks should be made payable to Trends Charitable Fund. Tickets will be held at the door.
FORM OF PAYMENT: ❒ CHECK ❒ VISA ❒ MC ❒ AMEX ❒ DISCOVER ACCOUNT #: ____________________________________________ EXP: ______________ AUTHORIZED SIGNATURE: _______________________________ CSC: ______________ PLEASE SEND TO: Trends Charitable Fund 5921 East Indian Bend Rd., Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Phone: 480.951.2950 • Fax: 480.922.0441 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Trends Charitable Fund is a 501c3 organization. Tax ID# 86-0826428.
The Trends Charitable Fund (TCF) was established in 1996 and has distributed nearly $4,500,000 to charities since its inception. The TCF governing board is comprised of 11 prominent Valley women who are elected to three-year terms. These women are selected from a group of TCF members-at-large who were previously honored as Trendsetters. Each year the TCF Board grants funds to charities that meet the TCF mission. Funds to support these programs are generated by the Evening of Trends gala which is held in the Fall and the TCF Celebrity Luncheon held in the Spring.
Trends Charitable Fund Mission Statement It is the mission of the Trends Charitable Fund (TCF) to support programs in need that positively impact women, children and their families where TCF can make a significant difference.
2013 Board of Directors Julie Prusak – President Board Members – Barbara Caldwell-Taylor, Donna Johnson, Helene Presutti, Jinger Richardson, Diane Ryan-Hollinger, Ellie Shapiro, Lisa Shapiro, Nancy Spetzler and Ellie Ziegler
Advisors Bill Dougherty – Publisher, Trends Magazine • Robyn Lee – Coordinator and Business Liaison
Trends Charitable Fund Grant Recipients 1993: Chrysalis Shelter; 1994: Chrysalis Shelter; 1995: Phoenix Day; 1996: Arizona Women’s Education and Employment (AWEE), HomeBase Youth Services; 1997: Aid to Adoption of Special Kids, Girl’s Ranch; 1998: Action for Foster Children, Arizona Friends of Foster Children, Assistance League; 1999: Center Against Sexual Assault, Phoenix Firefighters-Save R Kids Program; 2000: Sexual Assault Recovery Institute, Southwest Autism Research and Resource Center (SARRC); 2001: Marcus House, The Christmas House Foundation; 2002: Arizona’s Children Association, Foster Angels of Arizona Serving Together, Inc., Sojourner Center; 2003: Arizona School Choice Trust, Greater Phoenix Interfaith Hospitality Network, Widowed with Children; 2004: AZSids, Justice for Children, Not My Kid, Sunshine Acres, Teen Lifeline; 2005: Beatitudes Center D.O.A.R., Body Positive’s “Women’s Empowerment Program,” Nana’s Children Mental Health Foundation, Positive Impact, Stepping Stones of Hope; 2006: AASK, AZ Friends of Foster Children, Florence Crittenton, Growth Improvement for Female Teens (GIFT), Neighborhood Ministries, New Song Center for Grieving Children; 2007: Children’s Museum of Phoenix, Chrysalis, Community Legal Services,” Crossroads, Inc., Gabriel’s Angels, Haven House/YWCA, Healthy Smile Foundation, Hope House and Mom’s Place/Neighborhood Ministries, New Song Center, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Rosie’s House, Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research, Valley Youth Theatre, Wellcare Foundation, Wellness Community; 2008: A & A Cottages, Inc., Assistance League of Phoenix, Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk Foundation, Inc., Homeward Bound, Mission of Mercy, Arizona, Rosie’s House, Save the Family Foundation of Arizona, The Wellness Community, Waste Not; 2009/2010: Arizona’s Children Association, Desert Mission, Inc., Phoenix Day, Phoenix Rescue Mission, Teen Lifeline, UMOM New Day Center; 2011: Crisis Nursery, Jewish Family & Children’s Services, Teach for America, The Wellcare Foundation; 2012: Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, Florence Crittenton, Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk, Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS, and The Neighborhood Christian Clinic; 2013: Arizona Helping Hands, Inc.; Boys & Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix; Crossroads, Inc.; Desert Mission; Kitchen on the Street; Phoenix Rescue Mission; Save the Family; St. Joseph the Worker; Waste Not.
Trends Charitable Fund Accepting Grant Applications Grant filling/postmark deadline: August 31, 2013 • Announcement of grant recipients: November, 2013. To obtain Grant Applications and Guidelines, visit trendscharitablefund.org or contact email@example.com or call 480.951.2950.
PAR T I E S
SMOCA Night Circus Gala
John Hofdahl and Kim Johnson
Jennifer and Chip Carmer
BIG TOP Merrymakers marveled at the wonderment of the museum. BLUE WITH ENVY Jennifer and Chip Carmer COLOR MY WORLD Raffling an impressive five-star jaunt through NYC RINGMASTERS Ann Burnett Medici and Nancy Sage
Lori Maas and Kate Schmitzer
Joanne and Jim Lane with Claire Carter
Bart and Helen Nadolski
Michele Shelor and Rick Pfannenstiel
Photos courtesy of J.J. Brewer and Michelle Thompson
Jon and Kathryn Allen
Curbin Chamberlin and Allison Gee
Richard and Marion Saba
Mikaela Hudson and Kate Daniels
Carlos and Brook Lincoln
Lynne Jackson and Allyson Beckham
Gary Jackson and Nicole Reyes with Oscar De La Salas
Photos courtesy of J.J. Brewer and Michelle Thompson
TRENDS IN PHOENIX
By Bill Macomber
TURN THE PAGE: ANN TAYLOR A well-known brand is trying something new at Scottsdale Fashion Square. This latest update of the stalwart Ann Taylor concept offers a residential slant with whitewashed maple hardwood floors, crystal chandeliers, modern tufted furniture and feminine fixtures inspired by the idea of a woman’s ultimate closet. Special attention was given to the design of the styling rooms, which feature floral wall coverings, luxurious ottomans, plush carpeting and a proprietary lighting system with flattering backlit mirrors. “The stores are light, modern, feminine and showcase the full collection in a way that makes women feel comfortable and welcome,” said Lisa Axelson, Ann Taylor creative director. You’ve got to give it to this decades-old wear-now brand. They’ve reinvented themselves several times over to stay relevant. Check this new evolution out and see what you think.
SWEET SHOES What you’re looking at is called the Candy Heel in Rose Leather with pastel pearl details. These amazing Aruna Seth shoes are some of the latest in this designer’s line that has women drooling around the globe. Seth’s shoes, for those of you who haven’t heard of them, are handmade in small quantities in Italy. Are you feeling that price tag go up yet? The bottom end of her line runs about $330. It rises fast from there. We’re featuring them here not because a lot of women can afford them but because they’re just so cool. Brides love these shoes since they meet the “one of a kind” standard many designers boast but few live up to. Aruna Seth shoes were famously worn by Pippa Middleton with her iconic green Temperley dress on the day of the royal wedding. Royalty have also been spotted in the shoes, including Princess Beatrice and Eugenie wearing them to family affairs. The Candy Heel pictured here is mid-range for Aruna Seth — around $1,100. Her well-known heels covered in Swarovski crystals sold at one time for a whopping $3,840. That’s one pair, and not even two-for-one! To order these shoes online or just gawk, visit www.arunaseth.com. The e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ann Taylor at Scottsdale Fashion Square is at the corner of Scottsdale and Camelback roads. 480.423-8093 or www.anntaylor.com.
CARL HANSEN & SON Try not to drool, MidCentury Modern lovers. Carl Hansen & Son furniture has opened its doors next to architect Robert Moric’s store, bulthaup, in Scottsdale. Moric will operate the retail venue, which is introducing the entire Carl Hansen & Son collection and its tradition of craftsmanship, quality and sophisticated design. The store will sell Mid-Century Modern Danish classics like Hans J. Wegner’s iconic Wishbone and Shell chairs and contemporary pieces by other influential designers. In 2011, Carl Hansen & Son opened its first American showroom in the SoHo area of New York City. Moric carried a few Hansen & Son products in his other store and witnessed a growing appreciation for their minimalist, modern aesthetics. He felt the time was right to invest in a larger location that would permit an adjacent shop to showcase the depth of the Carl Hansen & Son collection. The Danish brand is more than 100 years old and under the direction of the family’s third generation. Take a look. The store is located at 4175 N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale. 480.947 8980 or e-mail email@example.com.
WOOD AND WATER
SASSI WEDDING STYLE It may be hot, hot, hot, but brides still get married and grooms still show up in tuxes in Arizona. A Scottsdale wedding venue has great mountain and sunset views for weddings, and maybe even a breeze. Sassi also has something a little unusual for the Valley – Old World-looking architecture complete with a cobblestone front drive and courtyards to give off the feel of an Italian villa. Think of fountains, covered patios and an appointment foyer. For the ceremony, hand-carved doors open to a dramatic stairway that leads down to the garden lawn. Indoor spaces for the reception have wood beam ceilings and fireplaces, although it’s unlikely you’ll need those in the summer. The venue has periodic open houses for inspection and tours. Check the Web site for dates.
These water bottles are just swell. S’well bottles were born by merging style and function with environmental and social consciousness. After hundreds of prototypes and dozens of focus groups, these fluid containers claim to be able to keep beverages hot or cold all day long using high-quality stainless steel. The finishes put on S’well bottles run an amazing gamut from the wood finish you see here to stone quartz finishes. They are non-leaching, toxin free and virtually unbreakable. Most of this company’s products hold 17 ounces, but they’ve also got what they call the wine bottle, large enough to keep one bottle of wine cool all day at the beach. Water won’t bead up on the bottles and leak into purses. The size of the top opening is large enough to add ice cubes but small enough to drink from without getting drenched. They’re not cheap. The standard size is $35 and the wine bottle size is $45. Gulp. But if the container can really keep fluids cool in Arizona, they’re worth every penny.
Sassi is located at 10455 E. Pinnacle Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. 480.502.9095 or www.sassiweddings.com.
VINTAGE CUFFLINKS AT ROBERT BLACK
Visit swellbottle.com for more information.
Men have great options today to express their love of jewelry, and cufflinks are one of the more popular jewelry pieces. Born out of necessity in the early 1600s, the first links were made to hold a shirt cuff together as an alternative to ribbon or lace. The 1700s and 1800s brought more sophistication with diamonds, gold and specialty jewels. With the roaring ‘20s came the invention of the flip-hinge cufflink, creating a modern and functional look. In the 1950s it was a necessity in the boardroom, political rallies and television for men to be adorned with stylish links. Today cufflinks are considered jewelry art. Stop by Scottsdale’s Fashion By Robert Black for the best selection in vintage cufflinks hand-picked and curated for the adventurous man. Fashion By Robert Black is located in Old Town Scottsdale at 7144 E. First Ave. Call 480.664.7770 or visit www.fashionbyrobertblack.com.
CH A R I T Y BALLS
The Wish Ball
Chris and Helen Yeung
Renee and Bob Parsons
Brent and Jennifer Moser
WHEN YOU WISH … Make-A-Wish gives children their dream. THANKS FOR THE DREAMS Renee and Bob Parsons and their continued support GOLDEN TOUCH Jennifer Moser, for her tireless efforts BELLE OF THE BALL Marissa Stockwood in canary yellow to the floor
Lisa and Jeff Geyser
Kirk and Marissa Stockwood
Eddie Matney and Jennifer Blank-Matney
Rena and Suneil Jain
Jami and Michael Reagan
Photos courtesy of Bill Dougherty
Designs of the year: Pretty and smart Take a look at what some of the most creative minds on earth are doing. The sixth annual Design Museum of London’s awards are like the Oscars of the design world. The range of items picked is stunning. Some of the most remarkable prototypes to emerge in the last year include a non-stick ketchup bottle invented by the Varanasi Research Group at MIT in Boston, which uses a special edible solution sprayed
on the inside of the bottle; a prototype pair of self-adjustable glasses for children with no access to opticians by the Centre for Vision in the Developing World in Oxford, England; and a wheelchair that folds completely flat with revolutionary collapsing wheels, technology by Vitamins Design. There are seven categories: architecture, digital, fashion, furniture, graphics, product and transport. Selected by a panel of dis-
“Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel”
Book Mountain, Holland
The Shard, a London building designed by Renzo Piano
tinguished nominators, the awards compile the most original and exciting designs, prototypes and designers in the world today.
Key advances in technology were also recognized in the nominations such as the 3D printer and an apparatus coined Magic Arms, which has helped a girl suffering with arthrogryposis to regain mobility.
The architecture award went to a Paris highrise. Women’s wear by Giles Deacon was a top pick for fashion. The fashion category winner was actually a documentary video called “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel,” directed by Vreeland’s granddaughter, Lisa Immordino Vreeland. Top finalists included an Olympic cauldron, something called the Donky bicycle (yes, without the “e”), a book mountain from Holland and a park design from New York City.
Those of you lucky enough to be traveling to London this summer will get a chance to see an exhibit that’s mounted every year based on the design awards. It’s sure to get your creative juices flowing. For more information visit designmuseum.org.
Freedoms Park, New York
Clothes by Giles Deacon
Future primitives, furniture by Muller Van Severen
PAR T I E S
Dinner on the Desert
Marion Donaldson and Cyndi Coon
Jim and Connie Binns
Bitsy and George Susich
Darla and Joe Nester
Cheryl Walsh and John Lewis
Jason and Kim Almiro
Tom and Jan Lewis
LILLIES OF THE VALLEY Chairs Jan and Tom Lewis BEAUTIFUL COUPLE Lyvie and Ralph Racine PRESERVATION HALL Desert Botanical Garden preserves the desert’s beauty. PLANT-A-PALOOZA An amazing silent auction of magnficent plants
Ralph and Lyvie Racine
Photos courtesy of Darrylee Cohen
PAR T I E S
Picnic Under the Stars
Deborah and Tim Bateman
Joyce Santis and Bob DeLaTorre
Bill and Mary Ann Sheely
Jerry Kackley and Lisa Shover
Oliver Smith and Keith Maio
Suzy Powell and Sally Ragusa
Jennifer and Steve Rutkowski
STARRY, STARRY NIGHT Phoenix Country Club provided an opulentÂ outdoor setting. STANDING ROOM ONLY The event was totally sold out! DYNAMITE DUO Chairs Deborah Bateman and Joyce Santis PICNIC PERFECT Jennifer and Steve Rutkowski
Sharon Harper and Andy Petersen
Photos courtesy of Bill Dougherty
G R E AT C A U S E S
Smile Africa Orphanage By J.J. Brewer Having an estate plan for our beloved children is the affluent trend here in the desert of Arizona. I recently witnessed, however, a place where our world’s children have been left homeless, hopeless and literally naked. As I update my own last will and testament to ensure that my little girl has all she (and even her pet cat Tinker Belle) needs if something happens to me, I’m struck with an overwhelming burden also for other little boys and girls. Last summer I traveled to Uganda and Kenya where I visited s everal orphanages. The young children looked up at me with tender (and sometimes tear-filled) eyes. Their innocence and vulnerability reminded me of my own daughter’s purity, yet these kids have been left without a single penny. When these kids were orphaned (often due to crimes, disease or malnutrition), they became “throw- aways.” In some instances, they were left on the streets of urban centers where unspeakable evil was perpetrated upon them. Since returning from Africa someone carelessly said to me, “Well, that’s their culture and they’re used to it.” Part of me wanted to laugh ... but then I found myself fighting back my own tears. The truth is that these children are not stupid. They know they’re naked and hungry and in some instances even dying. Fortunately, there are compassionate people who are working to try to better the lives of these needy children. One orphanage in particular really captured my heart. It is called Smile Africa. They feed between 400 to 1,000 children on a daily basis, and no child is ever turned away. However, at night they must return to the streets to sleep scared and alone, yet they still work to teach the more fortunate of their children to compassionately care for their younger and needier colleagues. The amazing camaraderie amongst these kids renewed my faith in all of humanity. Knowing what I now know about some of our world’s forgotten children, I’m unable to update my estate plan for just my treasured daughter. In fact, I’ve already begun a very modest, yet meaningful, plan to help support the precious kids I recently saw in Africa. I promised them I would never forget them, and I never will. I pray that they might come to know love and security like my daughter does.
I encourage all of us who are able to plan for our kidsâ€™ bright futures to also consider making a small yet life-changing pledge to some of these kids. You can help them by visiting the Web site hope4kidsinternational.org. This is the organization that I traveled with this summer, and they are incredible. If you are interested in the particular project that I was involved with, check out the Uganda-Karamojong children on their Web site. However I encourage you to cruise the whole world of need. Thereâ€™s plenty of it out there, and plenty of hope, too.
PAR T I E S
Kathleen and Kaitlin Lang
Marc Reid and Robert Black
Char and Bill Hubble
BIRDS OF A FEATHER Chairs Char Hubble and Marc Reid A BEAUTIFUL DOVE Kathleen Lang, honored for her tireless dedication WINGS FOR WILDLIFE Generous supporters Billie Jo and JuddÂ Herberger PRETTY IN PINK Jeannie Mulford and Randee Conley
Cay Cowie and Stefanie Francis
Photos courtesy of Bill Dougherty
Jeannie Mulford and Randee Conley
Judd and Billie Jo Herberger
Chase and Megan Colman
Pune and Farid Ghebleh
PAR T I E S
A Derby Affair
Bahar and Markus Schippel
James Culvert and Jeff Witt
Jack Luciano and Bobby Barnes
Karen Pratte and Amy Moyes
HATS OFF Chairs Amy Moyes and Karen Pratte DERBY FARE Montelucia put out an incredible spread ofÂ the finest foods. DAPPER DANS Jack Luciano and Bobby Barnes SIMPLY ELEGANT Deborah Pshebniski and Pamela Wright-Kieper
Deborah Pshebniski and Pamela Wright-Kieper
Lauren and Thomas Fach
Kari and Paul Yatkowski
Photos courtesy of Bill Dougherty
The Heard gets a new director
James Pepper Henry has been named as the Heard Museum’s director and CEO. He comes to the Heard after a six-year tenure at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, Alaska’s premier art, history and science institution. There, he oversaw the completion of the museum’s $110 million, 80,000-square-foot expansion, including the debut of the new Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center exhibition hall and the Imaginarium Discovery Center. An extensive national search was mounted to find someone to lead the Heard into the future, said Mark Bonsall, chair of the Heard’s board of trustees. “Jim brings a wealth of museum experience. He comes to us from his current post as director and CEO of the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center and has also held leadership positions at several other museums, both Native and non-Indian. Jim is a sculptor in his own right and an enrolled member of the Kaw Nation. We are thrilled to announce his appointment as the executive director of our beloved Heard Museum, and very much look forward to his leadership.” Henry formerly served as an associate director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. He played a pivotal role in the establishment and launch of that museum, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., which opened to the public in 2004. He also served as the founding director of the Kanza Museum in Kaw City, Okla.; interim curator of American Indian Art at the Portland Art Museum; gallery director at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center in Portland, Ore.; and gallery director for the Institute of Alaska Native Arts in Fairbanks, Alaska. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon and the Museum Leadership Institute at the Getty Center in Los Angeles. Henry will assume his duties on Aug. 5. Since 1929, the Heard has spotlighted the art, culture and history of American Indians. The museum has more than 40,000 artworks and cultural artifacts in its permanent collection. In addition to its flagship Phoenix location, the Heard also operates a community museum in north Scottsdale.
L U N C H EONS
J.E. Linder and Tammy Underwood with Nancy Hepburn
Abby Traister and Tiffany Quayle
Jennifer Karas and Whitney Britton
Jaime LaRocco and Julia Acken with Amy LaVoy
Kristin Ulrich and Lara Polachek
THEIR MISSION Improving treatment and cures for childhood diseases FETCHING CHAIRS Amy Mahoney and Emily Calihan GREAT SPORT Tina Curran as the ringmaster COMPLEMENTARY COLORS Kristin Ulrich and Lara Polachek in blue andÂ orange
Amy Mahoney and Wendy Lentz with Emily Calihan
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TRENDS IN DINING
Central Bistro on Camelback By Laurie Florence-Manucci On a recent evening we went over to Central Bistro located at Camelback and 32nd Street. What a beautiful place! You would never even recognize it. The remodel is nothing short of spectacular. They spared no expense converting the former Zen 32 into a gleaming glass, brick and wood showpiece. The space from the kitchen to the bar has the most beautiful large pocket windows that open to the patio, bringing the outdoors in. In the main dining room there is a floor-to-ceiling glass wine closet with perfect lighting showcasing the more than 250 bottles of wine. Now, on to the food. For one, the menu is enormous. There is definitely something for everyone. It offers a variety of options from small plates and appetizers to pizzas, pastas, seafood and steaks. In fact, there are so many choices our server had to come back three times as we were having a hard time making up our minds! You would have to come back several times to try everything we wanted to try. One of the recommended appetizers was the drunk bread, which is served with Swiss fondue. We didn’t order that but might make it on the next visit. Also, the French onion soup served with bubbly gruyere on top was a possibility, but we opted for the soup of the day – the lobster bisque. I ordered the bouillabaisse, or ciopinno (I always get the two confused), but nonetheless, it was amazing. It literally came out in a Le Creuset French oven pot, and when the server lifted the lid it was a lavish, hearty, delicious seafood broth brimming with lobster, shrimp, calamari, mussels, clams and fish. The only thing it included that I am not a huge fan of was couscous. I can’t say I have ever had that in a seafood stew of any kind. The other entrée we ordered was the chicken Parmesan. It was between that and the filet of Oscar. Well, I wish we had gone with the filet of Oscar. Our server raved about how good the chicken Parmesan was. It was an under-seasoned cutlet of breaded chicken served with a side of under-seasoned marinara sauce with a side of mac and cheese that was also very bland. It was a large portion, but with all the excellent Italian restaurants in the Valley, I would skip this entrée. On another note, we did manage to make it back on another visit for Sunday brunch, which they serve until 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. They have bottomless mimosas or bloody Marys for $15. The catch is, once you order a bloody Mary you have to stick with the bloody Mary and vice versa. You cannot mix and match, which I think they should look into because as much as I love bloody Marys, one can only drink so many of them before reaching your daily sodium allotment! We had the crab Benedict ... a really good amount of lump crab meat and asparagus chunks topped with the perfect egg and hollandaise sauce. The English muffin, though, tasted a bit soggy but was still excellent. Also, their chicken and waffles and French toast looked amazing. Again, all-in-all only a few minor hits and misses but a great place with a great atmosphere to come enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner, happy hour or drinks anytime! Central Bistro is located at 3160 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix. 480.646.8560 or www.centralbistroaz.com.
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2013 Grant Recipients ARIZONA HELPING HANDS was started in 1999 by Arizona Judge Donaldson and his wife Kathleen. They wanted to help families in extreme poverty and desperate hardship. TCF is supporting their Community Crisis Program providing Dream Kits for kids. The kit includes basic necessities such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair supplies, sleep pants, socks and a journal. 480-889-0604 or www.azhelpinghands.org
DESERT MISSION offers help to the hungry and those in need of nutritional support. TCF is helping fund the Food Bank Snack Program. Many needy kids get a free or a reduced lunch at school, but on the weekends they are on their own. That often means they won’t eat again until Monday morning. The Snack Pack is filled with fruit, tuna, protein bars and juice -- enough to get them through the weekend. 602-331-5792 or www.jcl.com/desert-mission
BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF METRO PHOENIX provides daily after-school and summer programs to children and teens in disadvantaged communities. The Dental Clinic serves low-income, uninsured children, many of whom would not otherwise receive treatment. TCF is helping to increase the number of children treated by volunteers and fourth-year dental students from AT Still Dental School. 602-954-8182 or bgcmp.org
KITCHEN ON THE STREET was started by Chef Vince Scarpinato and his wife Lisa. Their mission is turning hunger into hope, one child at a time. After hearing stories of children going hungry over the weekends, they found a way to send 1200+ children home with bags of food. TCF is helping to fill those bags with food for kids in need. 480-200-4968 www.kitchenonthestreet.org
CROSSROADS has been helping men and women kick drug and alcohol addiction for more than 50 years. TCF is supporting the Right Track for Women program, a specialized residential program designed to support the most vulnerable chronic alcoholics and addicts. Clients are provided intensive peer support, education and individualized attention that prepares them for long-term recovery and transition to Crossroads’ standard service plan. 602-279-2585 or www.thecrossroadsinc.org
PHOENIX RESCUE MISSION has provided lifetransforming solutions to persons facing hunger and homelessness for the last 60 years. Primary programs include emergency services/shelter, addiction recovery, life skills, and community outreach. The Changing Lives Center provides long-term health/wellness, addiction recovery, and program services for homeless women, infants and children ages 6-12. TCF is providing funding to assist PRM’s outreach to homeless women and children. 602-346-3360 or phoenixrescuemission.org
SAVE THE FAMILY provides transitional housing for homeless. Through their program they help the homeless become self-sufficient, gain employment and find permanent housing. TCF will fund 870 bed-nights, case m anagement and support for 391 women and children. 480-610-1238 or www.savethefamily.org ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER is all about helping the homeless find jobs. The non-profit agency noticed that people lining up for free food and a place to stay really wanted jobs. The TCF is supporting Employment Heals, helping 150 women find a job. It starts with a resume, bus tickets to get to the interview, clothes, hygiene, and daycare to help them reach their goals. 602-417-9854 or www.sjwjobs.org WASTE NOT has been rescuing excess perishable food for 25 years. They deliver the food in trucks to those charities that need it. If it were not for Waste Not, the food would end up as trash. TCF is sponsoring the Food Rescue and Delivery Program. Kids and their parents count on the daily delivery of the food. 480-941-1841 or www.wastenotaz.org
If you would like to volunteer or make a personal donation, please contact these charities directly.
Rendez-Zoo 2013 What is new this year at the gala? This year we are privileged to have two honorary chairs, Ardie and Steve Evans who have contributed so much to the zoo. We are featuring a fabulous Valley chef, Skip Hause. A jazz trio from ASU’s School of Music will perform during cocktails, and we have a great band, Raun Alosi, for afterdinner dancing. The fourth annual Rendez-Zoo, An Evening of Conservation and Cuisine, takes place in the unique surroundings of the Phoenix Zoo on Oct. 12. Rendez-Zoo is the perfect pairing of delectable local cuisine and world renowned conservation. Rendez-Zoo will be chaired by Adrienne Schiffner and Jennifer Sands, with Steve and Ardie Evans as honorary chairs. Tell us about Rendez-Zoo. Rendez-Zoo is a gala like no other in the Valley. Set amid exotic animals and lush landscapes, the Phoenix Zoo provides the perfect backdrop to host hundreds of guests and enlighten them about the mission of the zoo. Festivities will begin with a welcome in the Plaza by some of the zoo’s animals and their keepers. Guests will then embark on a culinary adventure featuring some of the Valley’s best-known restaurants, wineries and breweries. An elegant dinner will be served lakeside by Chef Skip Hause, followed by an exciting live auction, dancing and late-night coffee under the stars.
Why should people attend Rendez-Zoo? Rendez-Zoo will provide an opportunity to experience a memorable evening of fellowship and fine cuisine, and at the same time enable us to clearly extend the message for continuing our mission … To provide experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world. How can people get involved? Join the zoo’s efforts by volunteering your time and by supporting the zoo’s many fundraisers. The zoo welcomes everyone to join them in embracing the activities that make the Phoenix Zoo the second most popular cultural attraction in Arizona next to the Grand Canyon. We hope that you will attend Rendez-Zoo 2013, an inspiring experience of conservation and cuisine. Guests may make their reservation online at www.phoenixzoo.org/rendezzoo or by calling 602.286.3855. If you are not able to attend the event, but would like to support the efforts of the Phoenix Zoo, you may visit the Web site and make a donation of your choice.
‘Her: A Memoir’ by Christa Parravani By Beth McRae
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have an identical
When she tragically loses her
twin? Do they think the same thoughts or know the other is hurt? Are
Cara at a young age, Christa
they connected on a level the rest of us can’t comprehend?
nearly loses herself as she searches for answers and near-
In the searingly beautiful first book by Christa Parravani, the secret
ly morphs into Cara’s identity.
world of twins comes vividly and painfully to light. Growing up, Christa
When she looks in the mirror, all
and her twin, Cara, suffer through
she sees is her twin.
their father’s abuse, his kidnapping of them, their mother’s escape and
Cara’s life was unraveling before she died, and Christa also starts to
doomed second marriage. They
unravel, developing an eating disorder, turning to drugs and drop-
cling to each other, as only twins
ping out of life. She delves into the darkest corners of her new reality:
can. Yet, when Cara is violently
being twinless. “Her: A Memoir” is an incisive, brutal, yet loving and
raped, everything changes and she
insightful look into what twins share and what it would be like to lose
plunges into drugs, anxiety and
half of yourself.
PAR T I E S
Kathy Munson and Carrie Hall
Susan Doria and Sam Fox
Shelee Swayda and Katie Stoll
Michael and Kindra Hall
CONSUMMATE CO-CHAIRS Kathy Munson and Carrie Hall A ROOM WITH A VIEW The chic Palomar Hotel in Phoenix hosted. A SPECIAL THANK-YOU Sam Fox, 2013 honorary chair, and Susan Doria, 2013 Heart Ball chair Bubba and Blair Moffett with Larry and Tracey Lytle
Regan Jasper and Brian Booker with Megan Jasper
Photos courtesy of Trisha Anthony
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You Might Want to Think About … ... Ideas to make the most out of life …
B U S S
Bringing your spouse/ partner a bouquet of flowers on a Friday evening.
Anonymous, Kelly, 1929 Color lithograph on paper 39 x 28 1/2 inches Collection of Discount Tire Courtesy of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
Using your silver and china for everyday use.
Staying at home this summer and enjoying the tranquility of a quiet city.
Sharing two important historical facts with your children/grandchildren
Making sure your pets have fresh water every day, even if it looks clean.
In this heat, lay down and
read a book for an hour once a month instead of heading to the gym.
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June is Adopt a Shelter Cat month, and Kiki, a Turkish Angora mix, is just one of 150 cats who are waiting for their forever home at the Arizona Humane Society. This regal 4-year-old strives to maintain her gorgeous appearance, which was a difficult task when she was living on the streets as a stray. Preferring a life of luxury, Kiki likes to perch on an available lap and have her silky, snow white fur coat brushed. However, when she’s feeling frisky, she shows off her kitten-like antics and dashes around the living room chasing after laser lights. Her requirements for her new home are simple: Endless love. A warm lap. A friendly feline roommate. Worshipful adoration for her sassy diva-ness. And if there must be a dog, he should be completely subservient to her every wish at ALL times. Kiki is available now and her adoption fee is only $20, which includes her spay surgery and vaccines. For more information ask for animal ID number A433524.
Buster Buster had survived days without food and was skin and bones when he was found roaming a Valley neighborhood. Despite a concerted effort to find Buster’s missing family, the Good Samaritan who rescued him had to give up the search and brought the 1-year-old Chihuahua to the Arizona Humane Society. This pint-sized pooch craves companionship and will give doggy hugs when you hold his small 8-pound frame in your arms. He may not have a tail, but his body wiggles with delight and he greets everyone with a big happy smile – sometimes he even dances on his back paws! His small size accompanied by his charming personality make him the perfect companion for every fun outing, and he quickly makes friends at local coffee shops and dog-friendly restaurants. He is great with other small, mellow dogs, but he has yet to meet a cat, so introduce him slowly. Buster is available now, and his adoption fee is $110. This includes his neuter surgery and vaccines. For more information ask for animal ID number A437861. Both Kiki and Buster are available at the Petique Retail and Adoption Center located at the Biltmore Fashion Park, 2502 E. Camelback Road., Suite 167, Phoenix, at the east end of the shopping center. For more information call 602.957.3113 or visit www.azhumane.org.
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