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VOLUME 36, NO. 3

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Barbara’s Picks

10 La Dolce Vita 14 Sharon Tal Interview 20 Man on the Move 28 Margot McKinney Interview 32 Crimes Against High Society 36 Samantha’s Finds 38 PANDA Spotlight 44 Trends in Dining 45 Trendy Reading 47 Pets of the Month 48 Trendy Reading 50 Wedding Bells

SOCIETY 16 Aaha! Gala 18 Florence Crittenton Luncheon 22 Beach Ball 24 Celebrity Fight Night 2018 29 Wish Ball 30 Fresh Start Gala 34 Honor Ball 2018 40 Hero’s in Education Awards 42 Arizona Humane Society Luncheon

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La Dolce Vita The Season October to May

By Bill Dougherty

By now you’ve probably heard that the Arizona Humane Society’s

Beth McRae. I still believe they should

“Compassion with Fashion” luncheon held at the Camelback Inn was

be thanked from the stage yearly instead

perhaps one of the most successful luncheons of the season. The

of a group of politicians who probably sat

sold-out event was chaired by Ann Siner and Tess Loo of My Sister’s

for free. You get the picture.

Closet fame. They have been great supporters of this publication for decades. Anyway, the massive crowd tried to stay out of the sun during a raffle that snaked through the massive patio in front of the construction of the much-anticipated new ballrooms. Everyone who matters was there. Finally we got a break from the sunshine and moved into a ballroom done in festive shades of flora courtesy of the White House Design Studio. This year the flowers sat in dog food bowls. How clever! Heather Moore and Brandon Lee of 3TV fame returned again to emcee and a live auction raised a ton of money for all of our fury friends. We’ve been a proud sponsor of this event for years and we were pleased to return again. Our table included: Walt Danley, Libby Cohen, Nancy Berge, Penny Gunning, Charlene Berge,

Vincent on Camelback played host this year to our 10 new Trendsetters including Leslie Budinger, Sharon Dupont McCord, Ingrid Haas, Sharon Lechter, Cionne McCarthy, Camerone Parker McCulloch, McKenna Wesley and Kim Zieser. Nikki Balich Cammarata and Sylvia Shoen had to take rain checks and so did our Fabulous Phoenician Sue Glawe. That said, we also invited our Special Event Coordinator Judi Yates who runs just about every event you and I attend and manages to do so with stress-less effort and ease. Barbara Kaplan, our simply amazing Lifestyle Editor was there. Our perpetual no-show Fashion Coordinator, the much-adored and often missed Margaret Merrett, was flying around the globe with Fashion

Nancy Silver, Sandy Baldwin and luncheon founders Betty and

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La Dolce Vita – Continued from page 10 Director Ken Downing of Neiman Marcus. But the Scottsdale Store’s

rolled out their opulent red carpet for the meeting. Prosecco flowed

GM and Vice President, Tim Braun, was there along with PR czar

like water and those in attendance sampled cheese from all over the

Kitty Broderick. Neiman Marcus has been a good friend to our com-

regions of France and Italy. While the organization has no plans to

munity for a long time and we were delighted they made the scene.

create a luncheon like my wife and mother-in-law did two decades

Also in attendance was our new Trends Charitable Fund Board which

ago for the Arizona Humane Society, they do plan to have an annual

included: Marilyn Alexander, Kim Cullum, Darlene Keller Price,

bash. A festive cocktail party, with lots of food, drinks, games and

Betty McRae, Kathryn Petsas, Molly Stockley and Susie Wesley.

opportunities to change the lives of so many animals that would go

By the way did you hear that the TCF has partnered with T-Gen for

largely ignored and forgotten is the plan. We hope to see you there.

An Evening of Trends? I’ve been told that the fundraising focus will be

The big bash is scheduled for May 11th at the Arizona Science Center.

rare childhood diseases and ovarian cancer, too. My wife, Beth, was at the lunch too. In case I get hit by a bread truck, she’ll keep things moving along smoothly. Since we are on the subject of animals, did you know that Nancy Silver (the Paper Princess,) got together with a few friends and founded Two Pups Wellness Fund for dogs and cats that have fallen through the regular system? So a few weeks ago Nancy and Christi Warner Beyer gathered a huge group of everyone you know at where else, but Vincent on Camelback and formed one of the most impressive committees imaginable. Leevon and Vincent Guerithault

BAD SOCIAL BEHAVIOR: There are two large debutante balls and several large charity balls each season in the Valley. The people who chair them are vetted through a long and arduous process. Apparently a tawny socialite who is rather new to the social scene has been making her brags about town. She’s told anyone who will listen that she’s been asked to chair one of these prestigious events. We checked with the organization in question. No dice. Liar, liar pants on fire!

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A few minutes … with Sharon Tal By Barbara Kaplan

Israeli’s iconic House of Fashion, ‘Maskit,’ has been reborn under the guidance and talent of Sharon Tal, a creative and talented fashion designer who before returning to Israel where she was born; also worked in Paris at Lanvin and in London with Alexander McQueen who designed the wedding dress for Kate when she married Prince William. Sharon Tal’s specialty in embroidery has brought a unique and exquisitely breathtaking touch to this fashion house which was begun in 1954 by Rut Dayan, the widow of the Israeli general and politician Moishe Dayan. As head designer; Sharon says she begins every design with shape, proportion, fabric and then embroidery. She specializes in high quality and classic looks with a twist! She works mainly in earth and desert colors; and particularly loves khaki, pink, grey and black. She believes in doing things slowly and right; working hard with patience. And as she does better, good will come. She prefers not to overpower her staff and see what happens. She truly loves what she does.


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Hospice of the Valley

Jo Watson and Jay Hozelton

Debbie Shumway and Lin Sue Cooney

Michael and Susan Oster

MASTERPIECE EVENING AAHA showcased their much-anticipated Swing Into Spring event at the Arizona Biltmore. Guests were treated to cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a spectacular Silent Auction. Later, a Live Auction featuring extraordinary works of art, raised a tremendous amount of money to fund this worthy cause. Lin Sue Cooney who has led this gallant effort for the last several years continues to make this hallmark event even better. Marlene and Lanny Lahr

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Jim Feltham and Lynn Shumway

Adam and Annabelle Whiting

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Lisa Bell and Tracey Lytle

Lisa Shover

TEAMING UP For more than 120 years, Florence Crittenton has assisted girls and young women to discover their strengths and self-worth. The organization provides necessary programs to help those struggling in the areas of violence, neglect, abuse and homelessness. This year’s Honorary Chairman was Rebecca Ailes-Fine. Keynote speaker Chrissy Metz mesmerized the crowd with her amazing success story.

Nita Francis, Robyn DeBell, Ina Manaster and Penny Gunning

Rod Riley, Chrissy Metz and Jill Riley


Lisa Molina

Rebecca Ailes-Fine, Jennifer Caraway with Kathy Munson

Coverage courtesy of Bill Dougherty


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What can I wear in place of jeans for a casual look? Jeans are essential to every man’s wardrobe, but it’s nice to change things up sometimes. Chinos are a great alternative to denim. They still provide a casual look and are available in a range of different colors. Straight leg pants, that look like jeans but are a different type of material, are another great option. Similar to chinos, these pants give a great balanced look and can be found in various neutral colors to give you more variety.

What is the best way to accessorize a suit? Less is more with menswear but accessorizing your suit can help get more wear out of the same pieces. Ties, tie clips, socks, pocket squares and lapel pins are some of the best accessories for suits. You don’t necessarily want to wear all these accessories at one time but adding in one or two to your rotation will add a unique touch to your suit.




What is one shoe every man needs to own this spring? Updated sneakers are a must for spring. Athleisure has had a major influence on fashion for this season. Sneakers are being worn with everything from suits to jeans for spring and summer. To get the most out of your sneakers, opt for a white pair with simple detailing. How do I wear a tie clip properly? Tie clips should be placed between the third and fourth button of your shirt, no lower or higher. Proper placement of a tie clip is important to make the most of the accessory. When wearing a tie clip, keep the rest of your accessories minimal to avoid over-doing it. Skip a pocket square when wearing a tie clip. . What are the best shoes to wear with shorts? Not all shoes can be worn with shorts. The best shoes to wear with shorts are sneakers, boat shoes and loafers. These options will keep your look appropriate and streamlined. Of course, if you’re at the pool or beach sandals are a fine choice.

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Beach Ball

Meghan and Sean Berry

Ed and Sabina Aaronson

John and Kristy Hatfield

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Lara Broadrick, John Appelbe and Rebecca Clayton

Ruth Rassel and Walt Brown


Victoria and Dan Lemon

Renee and Mike Clarke

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Celebrity Fight Night

Lonnie Ali with Steven Tyler and Aimee Preston

Craig and Carolyn Jackson

YEARS WITH MUHAMMAD ALI Celebrity Fight Night began in 1994 and for 22 years the Foundation worked with its guest of honor, Muhammad Ali, to raise money for the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix. The Champ attended every event with much enthusiasm!

Reba McEntire with Billy Crystal and Janice Crystal

Maria Shriver and Julia Argyros


Kristin Chenoweth and David Foster

Nancy and Jimmy Walker

Coverage courtesy of Celebrity Fight Night


Celebrity Fight Night

Bob and Ruth Lavinia

Mike and Cassandra Ravenhill

RAISING MONEY FOR CHARITY Celebrity Fight Night has given $86 million to charities in 24 years, primarily supporting the Barrow Neurological Institute. The BNI is the world’s largest neurological disease treatment and research institution; and this year CFN is proud to support the BNI’s Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders Program that works closely alongside the Parkinson Center in the same offices.

Jimmy Walker, Janis Lyon, Smokey Robinson, Billy Ray Cyrus, and Scott Lyon

Doug and Cathy Fougnies

Coverage courtesy of Celebrity Fight Night

Nancy Hanley with Suzanne and Michael Lawton

Sean and Elizabeth Currie



Celebrity Fight Night

Richard and Stacie Stephenson

Mike and Sheila Ingram with Harvey Mackay, Lynn and Foster Friess

Matteo Bocelli with Mary Gerdts and Douglas McKinney

John and Maja Langbein


Budd and Laurie Florkiewicz with Lisa Guida and Bill Pope

Bill and Laurie Eckholm

Coverage courtesy of Celebrity Fight Night


Celebrity Fight Night

Eric and Jen Weinbrenner

Fernando and Patricia Iacona

Carla and Brett Hutchison

Jacqueline Nerguizian

Coverage courtesy of Celebrity Fight Night

Diane and Jim Rose

Russ and Erika Dickey

Natasha Moyes



A few minutes … with Margot McKinney By Bill Dougherty

A few weeks ago, world renowned and often awarded jewelry designer, Margot McKinney dropped by the precious jewelry department of Neiman Marcus Scottsdale. It was there that the eloquent and soft spoken Australian blew any competition away. Later that night her fabulous collection was displayed on runway models at the Fresh Start Gala. Everyone swooned! How did you get into the jewelry business? It was all I ever wanted to do. Our family had an upscale department store in Toowoomba called naturally McKinney’s. Over the years it evolved from a premier department store into a fine jewelry store today.

How did you decide to create such extraordinary designs? We simply talked about it every night at our family dinner table. Later, I obtained a degree in Gemology.

Is it true that clients will wait up to a year for one of your exquisite pieces? Yes. We work with unique and all hand-crafted pieces. Our jewels offer versatility and often a touch of home. Much, of what I designed, can be added to or subtracted from to create something totally new and different. We often incorporate an Australian gem or pearl. This is a huge appeal to many of our American buyers. All our gems are one of a kind and truly unique. We like vivid colors from exotic countries. My love of Travel plays a great deal into many of the creations.

Where do you buy these amazing stones? From all over the world. We buy a lot in the Far East, Germany, Australia and Holland. We have developed a very strong relationship with our cutters in Germany. They often suggest stones to us. It’s truly about building relationships. What is your global reach? Currently the United States. We forged a fantastic relationship with Neiman Marcus in 2008, simply by chance one afternoon, in their Downtown Dallas store. Now we are in 12 of their stores. Texas, Palm Beach, San Francisco and Atlanta have been extremely successful. We also do a great deal of business in the UK and Asia.


Why do you think people are so fascinated by not only your collections but also you? I like to develop a personal relationship with every one of my clients if I can. Social Media has been amazing. One afternoon in Seoul, I was stopped by two Korean ladies who said they followed me on all media outposts. I was shocked and flattered. I never want to lose that personal touch with my clients.


Wish Ball

Evan and Mari Lederman with Jill and Rod Riley

Catherine Anaya and Doug Saunders

MAJESTIC SETTING Chairs Jill Riley and Mari Lederman welcomed some of the most beautiful women and dashing men to the muchanticipated Wish Ball 2018. Glamorous guests sipped cocktails at sunset and socialized with this philanthropic group. Later on, a tremendous amount of resource was raised to support this worthy cause. As you must already know, Make-a-Wish gives children suffering from late term illnesses their fantasies, trips of a life time and dreams realized.

Katie Wilson and Brett Tremaine

Ivy and Joe Ciolli

Coverage courtesy of Grace and Scott Carpenter

Lindsey Bates with Deanna Zlotoff and Anna Wood

Amy and Andy Walters with Missi Harrington

Oliver Badgio with Shannon Barthelemy



Fresh Start

Amy Thurston

Phil Edlund and Sharon Dupont McCord

Catherine Jacobson

EVERYONE GASPED! Australian jeweler Margot McKinney showcased her breathtaking collection on models in exquisite gowns provided by Neiman Marcus during the cocktail reception. Thank you, Margaret Merritt, Kitty Broderick and Tim Braun for blowing the competition away. Erin Essert and Sally Odegard chaired the bash. Jacque Dorrance received the Founders Award. Pat Petznick and Bev Stewart together with the creative genius of Dennis Thompson created an elegant black and white atmosphere. Amy Thurston shredded any competition in a stunning black tuxedo and stilettos.

Beverly Stewart, Erin Essert, Pat Petznick and Toril Essert

Joelle Hadley

Jim Risoleo and Pam Overton Risoleo


Steve and Kim Zieser

Armity Simon

Coverage courtesy of Bill Dougherty


Fresh Start

Jim and Carol Cook

Erin Essert and Sally Odegard

Vernon and Vicki Vaughn

Coverage courtesy of Bill Dougherty

Jacquie Dorrance

Jamie Lendrum and Candyce Williams

George Abrams

Debbie and Steve Moak

Chris Gustafson and Cionne McCarthy

Pat and Bob Bondurant



The Shooting of the Century By Bill Dougherty

Oyster Bay New York was on the right side of Long Island. People who lived on the north shore had sail boats. People who lived on the South Shore drove motor boats. You get the picture? Up until that Indian summer of 1955, most people who read the news really didn’t even know the waspy estate enclave existed. That was until wealthy socialite Ann Woodward put several shot gun blasts into her husband’s chest. The rest they say is hushed high society history. But not exactly. Ann Woodward was not as she appeared. She was from very humble Mid-West beginnings. Her original name was Angeline Crowell. She bought a bus ticket to New York, changed her name to Ann Eden and became a Powers Model in no time; due to her amazing looks. By

Ann Woodward June 1955

Ann and Billy Woodward dance at the Stork Club 1954


the early 1950s, she found herself splashed across the front pages of Café Society publications. She had quickly become a stage and radio actress and a showgirl in the most elite clubs in Manhattan. It was there that she caught the eye of one William Woodward of the Hanover National Bank fortune. It’s been said the two immediately began an affair and when it was over, William Sr. passed Ann to his unsuspecting and virginal son Billy. William Woodward Jr. was tall, extremely handsome and charming. He was considered the most eligible bachelor in the world, after the war, if not the richest. But he, like his future wife, had plenty of skeletons in the closet too.

The Woodward’s, other luminaries and the Duke and Duchess of Windsor May 1955

The Woodward’s at Saratoga 1954 Ann and Elsie Woodward outside a New York courtroom after Billy’s murder November 1955

The two married and quickly became the toast of New York. They had two sons and purchased a magnificent estate on the North Shore of Long Island. Everyone adored them. Everyone but Billy’s mother Elsie, who took an instant dislike to Ann. But there was trouble in paradise from the inception of their union. Billy often enjoyed the company of both women and men, something Ann was well aware of. The couple chain-smoked, drank heavily and toward the end of the marriage quarreled in public, even at some of the most opulent parties in the world. Ann began to abuse prescription drugs and they totally ignored their children. By the fall of 1955, the couple; both well skilled in shooting; began to sleep with loaded shot guns. A prowler had canvased Oyster Bay and like their neighbors, the Woodward’s were on edge. Returning from a party for the Duke and Duchess of Windsor, where they fought and Ann spoke of nothing but the Oyster Bay Prowler, the couple continued to drink and smoke; eventually retiring to their now separate bedrooms. Around 2 am, Ann was awakened by a noise on the roof. Grabbing her shot gun, she saw a shadowy figure down the hall. She shot several times killing her husband instantly. Several hours later the police did indeed apprehend a prowler. However the man said he’d fled the estate’s grounds when he heard gun shots.

The Woodward’s Oyster Bay Estate the day after the murder November 1955

A grand jury would eventually find Ann Woodward not guilty of her husband’s murder. The prowler also changed his story and said he was indeed trying to break into the Woodward estate that fateful night ... Many in Café Society believed Elsie Woodward convinced of Ann’s intention, paid off everyone from the police to the prowler to exonerate her daughter-in-law and avoid further family sandal. Ann Woodward would spend the rest of her life in a bizarre and almost nomadic existence. Her sons were sent to Swiss boarding schools. She lived in Europe for a while cavorting with much younger men and was often very drunk in public. Eventually she returned to New York, where she was basically held hostage by her mother-in-law, having been abandoned by her high society friends. Most had forgotten about Ann Woodward until 1975 when Truman Capote, her arch enemy, released an scathing excerpt from his not yet finished novel Answered Prayers in Esquire Magazine. The next day Ann committed suicide. But things didn’t stop there. Several years later both of her Harvard educated sons took their lives as well. Sadly, Elsie Woodward, the family matriarch who had done so much damage control decades earlier, would be the last man standing. In recent years, much speculation has arisen regarding Elsie Woodward. Much internet discussion has centered around what many now claim was her questionable upbringing. Was she really the person she claimed to be and from all that old money or was she herself a total fraud, just like her daughter-in-law. The world may never know.



Honor Ball

Shaheen and John Neil

Bob and Ruth Lavinia

Rodney and Betsy Owen

KALEIDOSCOPE Brilliant colors and soft metallic shades greeted some of the most influential people in the medical and social worlds. This year the ball was chaired by Shaheen Neil and Betsy Owen. Ruth and Bob Lavinia were the ball’s 2018 honorees. HonorHealth does an outstanding job of providing necessary medical care for our community. BELLE OF THE BALL Carolyn Jackson took home top honors. Her majestic style and beauty stole the evening.

Ardie and Steve Evans

Carolyn and Craig Jackson


Bill and Mary Ann Sheely

Jeff and Kristen Sandquist with Carol Clemmensen

Christine and David Watson

Coverage courtesy of Sally and Peter Krzykos


Honor Ball

Keith and Patty Withycombe

Sue Fletcher and Bob Stenhouse

Megan and Scott Lavinia

Drew and Laurie Brown

Margot and Dennis Knight

Jack and Harriet Friedland

Ellen Katz

Howard and Susie Muzzy

Coverage courtesy of Sally and Peter Krzykos

Patricia and Stanley Brilliant



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PANDA – Founders Robyn DeBell and Penny Gunning How did PANDA get off the ground and get its name? The Steele Children’s Research Center and its Director Dr. Fayez Ghishan are passionately dedicated to improving children’s health. Robyn DeBell and Penny Gunning wanted the world to know about the amazing work being done right in their own backyard. PANDA is an acronym for People Acting Now Discover Answers; our unique partnership between the members of PANDA, the researchers and physicians at the center have made it possible for us to embody our name.

How does someone get selected to be a PANDA? The women on the PANDA board have one thing in common, they are passionate about improving the lives of children and making a difference through research and treatment of devastating childhood diseases. People say this is the most successful luncheon in Phoenix? Our goal has always been to raise awareness

Have you made any changes to the original mission of the organization?

and funds, inform and educate the

It has always been our mission to improve the health of children; to teach, to heal and to

community and make a difference in

discover through basic science research, translational research and clinical research.

the lives of children. For us that’s a successful luncheon. Are there any changes in store for this year’s event? This year our focus is on Children’s Epilepsy. The goal is to develop a new paradigm Why has your formula worked so well?

for treatment of these children through research including genome sequencing, brain

We have the most amazing group

disorders and metabolic issues.

of dedicated women that are truly passionate about our cause. This year under Jacque Linaman’s leadership;

Do you have a Silent/Live Auction or an Ask during the luncheon?

Kyle Christensen, Allison Irwin, Gretchen

Our fashion show provides an opportunity for our children models to help children that are

Schubert and Lindsey Williams are chairing

less fortunate due to their illness. Our tag line has always been: Children Helping Children.

the 2018 event.

We do have a silent and live auction.


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 | 602.626.5050 | 602.579.5327


Heros in Educations Awards

Anne and Russ Johnson

Maria Harper-Marinick and Kim Owens

Julie and Jim Rees

EMPOWERING The other night, hundreds gathered at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix for the 13 annual Heros in Education awards banquet. This year Valley philanthropist, bestselling author and educator Carolyn Warner received the organization’s highest honor. For more than 60 years, Ms. Warner has been a focal point in Arizona and United States education and the opportunities they offer. The event was sponsored by Maricopa Community Colleges Foundation.

Mary O’Connor, Ellen Hedlund and Judy Sanchez


Erik and Rebecca Jensen with Caron Lieber and Ashley McKnight

Cheryl and Richard Evans

Carolyn Warner

Paul Beyer, Nancy Silver, Christi Warner Beyer and Marshall Beyer

Coverage courtesy of Bill Dougherty


Compassion with Fashion

Charlene Berge Bloom and Nancy Berge

Joelle Hadley with Daryl and Chip Weil

Tochia and Stan Levine

GOING TO THE CATS AND DOGS The Arizona Humane Society celebrated its jubilant 20th Anniversary luncheon. The Camelback Inn provided a beautiful backdrop of sunshine and flora. Ann Siner and Tess Loo, the dynamic duo sister act, chaired the afternoon and sold it out too! Daryl Weil was honored for her tireless dedication and outstanding commitment to the organization. Lots of fine and furry friends were auctioned off to loving homes. It was a perfect afternoon. Brian Albue, Robert Mazerbo holding Gracie and Martha Albue

Joan Cremin, Doris Ong and Margaret Dell’Osso


Cheryl Londen

Beth McRae, Sue Glawe and Betty McRae

Coverage courtesy of Bill Dougherty and Betty McRae


Compassion with Fashion

Leslie Buddinger

Gary Jackson, Hugo and Oscar de La Salas

Joe Buchong and Chad Christian

Sandy Baldwin and Libby Cohen

Coverage courtesy of Bill Dougherty and Betty McRae

Robin and Judy LeMarr

Lena Corazza, Charmane Osborn, Roseann Hudson, Hunter Hudson and Tracie Flaum

John Clements and Shaun Bracken

Pat and Duffy McMahon



Café Monarch By Laurie Florence-Manucci We had dined here a few years ago at the original location and were blown away by its presentation, intimacy and food so thought it was fitting to revisit the new location which is directly across the street. The original place is still there but focuses primarily on special events, private parties, weddings, etc. The new restaurant used to be a furniture showroom. It has incorporated all the old world charm and not only elegance and glamour but also intimacy as well with its magical outdoor patio full of lights, a fountain, fireplace and beautiful greenery. I can say without a doubt, you will feel like you are truly in a European country and not in AZ! I can also see why it was voted one of the top 100 restaurants and the most romantic restaurant in America. The restaurant is family owned by the Lewkowicz family, Phillip and Christian. It is perfect for a special occa­sion such as Valentine’s Day, a Birthday, Anniversary or any special dinner where you want to experience an enchanted getaway with truly outstanding food. In fact, I don’t believe there is any other restaurant that truly compares to this in the Valley. The menu changes from week to week and revolves around local, organic and sustainable ingredients. ALL servers are not only

terrific but are trained with extensive food and wine knowledge not to mention passion for each-and-every customer. The chef, Gus Lewkowicz, is from Argentina and is simply amazing. Everything he creates is decadent and also done with passion and creativity. They have an extensive wine list but we started our evening with a glass of champagne. The menu evolves and is served in courses. To begin, our first course was a smoked butternut squash soup followed by a second course of a winter salad and Beef Tartar. The third course was Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast and Niman Ranch Bolognese. For the fourth course, I had the Surf and Turf Trio which consisted of Filet Mignon, Chilean Sea Bass and Seafood Risotto. I have never had a more tender Filet Mignon. It was like butter and you could have cut it with a fork. My husband had the Double-cut-bone-in Niman Ranch Pork Tomahawk. It was truly decadent. We also did the jumbo lump crab cakes as an add on. They were everything our wonderful server, Chris, said they would be. Absolutely NO filler and all pure crab meat. Christian even made his way over (as busy as they were) and told us how the waiters, servers and staff are all very passionate about what they do. They care about each-and-every table, which we could clearly see. Their attention to detail was impeccable. After dinner, we had cocktails in the bar and the service continued to match that of the restaurant. If you would like a dessert in “cocktail fashion,” try the German Chocolate Cake Martini. Not too sweet but a perfect combination. As you can see our experience was amazing and this review for me will go down in the history books! Please don’t pass up this gem for your next special occasion. Café Monarch • 6939 E. 1st Ave. • Scottsdale, AZ 85251 •



The Digger’s Daughter by Posey Nash Moore Reviewed by Bill Dougherty

Just when you think you’ve heard it all; longtime Phoenix native and philanthropist, Posey Nash Moore, puts her own spin on death. Although most people want nothing to do with this creepy subject, Ms. Moore brings humor and wit to the centuries old business of undertaking in her family’s business A.L. Moore & Sons. From her early days, Ms. Moore remembers her father dressed to the nines and driving a big white Cadillac. To her and her family, he seemed just like a regular dad. He returned every night from work, changed out of his suit and tended to horses. But he also happened to run one of the most successful funeral homes and air ambulance services in the Southwest. It was an enterprise that was more than a 100-year-old family business. The Diggers Daughter, which would later become Ms. Moore’s CB handle; is filled with wit, humor and nostalgic tales of a booming Phoenix. Long before the Valley became the 5th largest city in the United States, Phoenix was a Wild West town built on handshakes and old family friendships with a can-do attitude. This is an excellent and funny read for anyone who grew up here or wants to learn more about positive stories from the often-humorless business of afterlife. Available on




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No need to worry, your eyes are not playing tricks on you – Garfield truly is the embodiment of the spunky and beloved cartoon character he is named after. A large bundle of luxurious fur, this handsome kitty cat is as sweet as marmalade and always prefers to cuddle with his favorite person. He will even give you a loving melody with his beautiful purrs when you gently pet his fluffy cheeks. Garfield is a mellow guy who has lots of love to give to his future forever family.

Mela A true stunner with brains to boot, Mela is a loving one-year-old Siberian husky who has a spirit as beautiful as she is. This gorgeous girl has a lot of energy and would benefit from being with an active family who can take her on hikes to explore, walks to stretch her legs and play with her in a fun game of tug-of-war. Even though she’s young and still technically considered a puppy, Mela already knows how to sit and shake but would love to learn more tricks to show you! A sweet and affectionate pup, all she’s looking for is a nice home to receive love and attention after a long day of playing. Meet Mela at the Arizona Humane Society’s Campus for Compassion location at 1521 W. Dobbins Road in Phoenix. Mela’s adoption fee is $500 and includes her spay surgery, current vaccinations, a microchip and a free follow-up wellness exam with a VCA Animal Hospital. For more information, call 602-997-7585 and ask for animal number 572528. Please note: This pet 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

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A Place in the Sun by Slim Aarons Reviewed by Bill Dougherty Although its initial release was in 2005, A Place in the Sun by Slim Aarons has just been updated this year with even more photos of a time and a place we all yearn for today. The coffee table book serves as the sequel to the Once upon A Time, written decades before by the master photographer. In this collection, readers are transformed to a privileged world of ski slopes in Gstaad, poolside cocktail parties in Palm Springs, Palm Beach and the cafĂŠ society set of the South of France. Here we visit with Tina and Aristotle Onassis and their children, before Jackie and the Kennedy Curse pay a visit. Truman Capote poolside before he went off the deep end, master hostess extraordinaire C.Z Guest, the Aga Khan and many more were present. Though much of the richly photographed pages were shot only 50 or 60 years ago, they seem like a lifetime ago. Wealth is a central and prevailing subject in this fine book. However, the subjects are often down to earth and unaffected. You close the book but continue to pick it up again, hoping that life was as polite and respectful as it seems in these pages. A Place in the Sun is a fine accessory to any bookcase or coffee table. Available on




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