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SOCIETY | FASHION | HOME | DINING | ART VOLUME 40, NO. 3
Health and Wellness Laurene Hayden
Publisher La Dolce Vita
Philanthropy A Big Gift to TGen
Interior Design Barbara Kaplan
Etiquette Heather Wagenhals
Lifestyle Entertaining Patsy Lowry
Inner-View Southwest Shakespeare
Society Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Society National Quarterback Hall of Fame
Society House of Refuge 25th Anniversary
Society Sawyer Aviation Gives Back Big
Society Boys and Girls Clubs of the Valley
Fashion Samantha’s Favorite Finds
Community Profile Ron Blake
Society Phoenix Heart Ball Kick Off 2022
Society Childhelp, Drive the Dream
Travel With Julie Bowe and Dyan Getz
Society Honor Ball 45th Anniversary
Interior Design Christopher Coffin
Trends in Dining Iron Chef
Trendy Reading Build Me A City
Trendy Reading Already Gone
Wedding Bells Anderson/Yost
ON THE COVER Trends Magazine and The Trends Charitable Fund present a large check to Dr. Jeff Trent and TGen. Funds raised were made possible from An Evening of Trends 2021. The Event was chaired by Beth McRae and Oscar De Las salas last October.
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Self-Love: Healing Therapies How to Use the Ayurvedic Blueprint for Holistic Health By Laurene Hayden Hi, I’m so glad you’re here! I’m excited to share about kicheri, a traditional Ayurvedic dish most commonly used in the gentle cleansing regimen PanchaKarma, which translates from Sanskrit as “five healing therapies”. This type of cleanse is best undertaken with the support and customization from an Ayurvedic practitioner, but Spring is a perfect time to do a simple at-home kicheri cleanse on your own. This easy-to-prepare one-pot meal is also a delicious, nourishing and versatile dish for any time – you are going to love it! There are many variations for making kicheri, depending on when you are eating it and on your Dual Health Timestamp, which consists of the following: 1. Prakruti – your base constitution, or the ratio of fundamental elements – Space, Air, Fire, Water, Earth - you were born with! Ayurveda categorizes these elements as 3 functional energies called doshas that make us alive: Vata (Air/Space/Movement), Pitta (Fire/Water/Transformation), Kapha (Earth/Water/Structure).
Basic Kicheri Recipe From Laurene’s Ayurvedic Kitchen 20 minutes active, 55 minutes cook time Serves 2 • Place about 1 Tbls Oil in pot on medium heat with • 1 tsp Spices, for a few minutes, until the spices are fragrant, being careful not to burn. • Add a few Tbls of water, and aromatics like onion, garlic, fresh ginger, if you are using. • Chop and add as you go 3-4 Cups Veggies, adding a bit more water as needed to keep oil from overheating and oxidizing. Choose different veggies each time for variety! • Add ¼ Cup each (rinsed) Pulses and Grains (you can use a combo). • Add Liquid – Water or Broth of your choosing, about 32 oz (it should cover contents) • Bring to a boil, then reduce to gentle simmer. Cover and cook 30 minutes. • Check liquid and add more if needed or if you want a more soupy consistency. • Cook another 25 minutes until everything is soft and cooked through. • Add Salt to taste at end (only for Vata) You can vary your kicheri recipe based on your current health goals, your own tastes and according to the seasons.
2. Vikriti – the current ratio of these doshas, which could be the same as Prakruti if you are in healthy balance, or could reflect which areas might be out of balance and in need of healing support. An Ayurvedic Health Practitioner could assess your Vikriti and develop a customized healing plan with you.
Kicheri should be made fresh daily. Cilantro is a great addition for everyone – it is tasty and supports digestion.
Dosha – Season
Veggies (partial list, to get you started)
Vata – Fall/Early Winter
Ghee or Sesame Oil, Fennel, Coriander, Cumin, Turmeric, Basil, Ginger, Asafetida, Salt at the end
Roots like Carrot, Parsnip, Sweet Potato; Asparagus, Green Beans, Leek, Zucchini, Garlic
Split Yellow Mung Dal
Brown or White Basmati Rice, Quinoa
Pitta – Late Spring/Summer
Ghee or Coconut Oil, Fennel, Coriander, Cumin, Turmeric, Mint, Cardamom
Asparagus, Potato (Sweet, White), Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery, Onion, Peas, Leafy Greens, Bell Pepper
Split Yellow Mung Dal or Lentils (brown, red)
White Basmati Rice, Barley, Quinoa
Kapha – Winter/Early Spring
Ghee or Corn Oil, Fennel, Coriander, Cumin, Turmeric, Fenugreek, Ginger, Cinnamon, Sage, Clove, Cayenne
Asparagus, Beets and Beet Greens, Broccoli, Carrot, Corn, Radish, Eggplant, Garlic, Onion, White Potato, Spinach, Turnip
Lentils (brown, red) Barley
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INTERIOR DESIGN FOR HOLISTIC LIVING
Sharing Your World and Your Guest Room By Barbara Kaplan, www.BarbaraKaplan.com It’s fun to create a temporary environment for someone visiting in your home. Even though this room may not be used often, it is a luxury to offer people and an opportunity to make them feel special, giving them a fun and different experience while sharing in your world. In this hectic world, we often don’t take time to visit with people we care about. When they come to stay with us, it is an opportunity to have a happy and quality time. How can you go about making this adventure as pleasing as possible? Begin by giving careful attention to the room where your guests will experience your hospitality. Remember it is always a privilege and a joy to invite family or friends into your home so they can experience your lifestyle. It’s nice to have a space where people feel comfortable and have privacy. So, get inspired with your decor as you begin designing their time with you. Although it may be hard to do, look at your guest room through your guest’s eyes. Decorate the room as you would your own “get away” room with attention to personal design and detail. The bed is the heart of any visit. Make sure it’s comfortable and big enough with beautiful sheets. The bedding tells the story of how much you care about your visitor. Be sure to have soft bedding with choice of pillow size and blanket weights. If the sleeping accommodations are comfortable you will have happier guests knowing that they are important to you.
Here are some thoughtful touches: • Provide high-quality blankets and pillows; keep toiletries, towels, and wash cloths available. • Offer a (mini library with a good) selection of interesting books and current magazines. If you have an extra iPad leave it in the room. If you know your guests have special interests, surprise them, and be sure to have enough outlets to charge their electronics.
Not only should a guest room be attractive and stylish it should also be efficient. You can use furniture you already have, as long as it looks like it was intended for the room. Furniture that isn’t too delicate and easy to handle makes the visitor feel more at ease.
• Provide fresh flowers, seasonal fruit, delicious snacks, or special chocolates.
Using colors is the easiest way to add personality to a space. Decide if you want the guest experience to be soothing with calmer colors, exciting with bolder colors or blend in with the rest of your home. Since the room isn’t used as much, consider giving it, its own personality. One thought could be to introduce color with pillows on a beautiful neutral bedspread and the colors can be changed with the seasons. This can also be achieved by draping a quilt or an afghan at the foot of the bed.
• Have a place to put away clothes in drawers and hang in a closet. Also, take empty luggage out of sight.
Headboards are a great way to create a design detail and add color. If you choose an upholstered one, you can match the fabric to the bedspread or the dust ruffle and add those accent pillows. Consider a sheer canopy over the bed for the unexpected. Your guests will feel like they are sleeping in a fantasy setting. Guests don’t often ask for something that they need, so anticipating their needs is thoughtful. Not only do we want to provide our guests with what they are used to, it is fun to think of new experiences you can offer them.
• Include an alarm clock and reading lamp and make sure there is enough space on the nightstand to put things on.
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Savoir Faire International Adventurer By Heather Wagenhals Foreign travel is back, and many of us are going to be heading overseas this summer. And if we want to avoid the “Ugly American” moniker, we need to be aware of a few simple guidelines. 1) Be a humble guest. Consider your destination and its peoples as your host and operate from a place of grace and style. As a guest, it’s incumbent upon you to conduct yourself appropriately. 2) Getting there. Avoid assumptions that your TSA pre-check affords you the same luxuries as you enjoy stateside. Instead, familiarize yourself with aviation and immigration policies of your destination before departure. Know the COVID vaccine requirements and leave extra time before scheduled activities in the event of required onsite COVID testing.
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You Are Invited, Plus One By Patsy Lowry
“I’d like to thank everyone I’ve ever met in my life.” – Maureen Stapleton
Entertaining feeds your soul, rejuvenates your spirit! It provides an opportunity for a magical experience that gives you a happier, more joyous life. Create interesting, shared moments and experiences. Entertaining is a matter of taking something very appealing to you – and making it bigger to include others. I created a new ritual. I invited half the number of friends for lunch that I wished to attend. For example, if you want to have a luncheon for ten guests, invite five friends. Each friend is then asked to bring one friend that you do
ENTERTAINING IDEAS: 1. Plan the occasion with confidence and attention to details a couple of days in advance. 2. Always reflect your own style and ways of doing things. Share your wonderful, creative gifts. For example, set the table, purchase the food, and fresh flowers.
not know. Someone they think would like you and who you would enjoy meeting. A perfect way to meet new people and to introduce new friends to each other. Let each guest know (in advance) that they will
3. This occasion worked for me. What type of occasion would work for you?
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4. Focus on your energies, abilities and interests. 5. Create an intimate, fun and convivial atmosphere.
always begin first by introducing yourself and your guest. This will set the tone for the occasion. It is important that each person feels welcomed, comfortable and happy to have been included. An opportunity to cultivate new friendships!
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INNER-VIEW: DEBRA ANN BYRD
New Artist Director of Southwest Shakespeare Tell us a little bit about your background? I am an Afro-Latina mother of two from Spanish Harlem. I have been a professional actress for 30 years and a producer and arts administrator for the past twenty. I have been both an appointed and elected official in NYC, holding an honorable title for the better part of 10 years. In 2002, I founded, Take Wing And Soar Productions and later the Harlem Shakespeare Festival, giving center-stage opportunities to women, youth and especially classically trained actors of color. When I’m not working on theatre projects or serving my community in other ways, I enjoy swimming, art & design, scenic walks, and photography. Did you study Shakespeare prior to accepting this position? Yes, I studied Shakespeare at Marymount Manhattan College, where I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Acting. I continued my Shakespeare studies completing two Shakespeare intensive workshops at The Public Theater’s Shakespeare Lab in New York and Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA. I have also enrolled in and completed several Professional Development Workshops at Shakespeare & Company and continue to take those workshops on a regular basis. As a Shakespeare scholar, I have served several turns as a research fellow, having been named Writer-in-Residence at the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Artist- in-Residence Fellow at the Folger Institute, an A’Lelia Bundles Community Scholar at Columbia University. What enticed you about accepting this position? Accepting the position of Artistic Director at Southwest Shakespeare Company was a no brainer. I fell in love with Arizona and its environs when I first arrived here in 2019, as Artistin-Residence at Southwest Shakespeare, and continued that love affair through 2020, when I found myself hold up here during the pandemic. I was already a Shakespearean and a lover of the classics and that’s what Southwest Shakespeare was all about. I thoroughly enjoyed attending their performances. There I found great people and an all-around professionalism that I appreciated and could see myself attached to. I had also been looking to professionally challenge myself, wondering if I had what it takes to lead an arts organization that I had not founded. So, when invited as artistic leadership, I happily accepted. Where do you hope to take in company in the next several years? In the next several years I hope to continue to partner with my teammates and the company’s leadership to take the company to its highest potential as one of the finest and inclusive Shakespeare and Classical Theatre entertainment and education companies in the Southwest, America and across the globe. We will continue to build relationships with our local communities, patrons and partners through various community engagement efforts. In the next several years, I look forward to a period of growth as we invest in continuing to train our artists and production teams, while building the company’s resources and its capacity to deliver fine classical works to the communities in which we live, work and serve. Do you have a favorite Shakespeare play? My favorite Shakespeare play is Antony & Cleopatra. I think it has a great balance of comedy, tragedy, history and drama. Its language is fun and lyrical, dramatic and bawdy. The imagery is full of excitement with sounds of parties and battles and beautiful costumes that transport me back in time. I’m a history girl who loves to have fun. This play is tops for me. Tell us a little about your immediate plans? Well, I hit the ground running when I arrived here at the beginning of January, working to get reacquainted with some, meeting others and attending executive planning meetings. The company is deep in the throes of producing its annual Spring season. I’m planning on jumping right in and helping to support all season efforts. It’s always great working with Mary Way and the Southwest Shakespeare team to bring exciting, entertaining and educational
theatre to our Arizona audiences. The plan is to support the current season’s efforts while planning my first season as Artistic Director. Announcement soon to come! How do you hope to attract a new generation of attendees to the company? We trust that continuing our efforts in bringing our Shakespeare touring shows to the students of Arizona and providing the State’s teachers, students and families with opportunities to attend our professional student matinees will result in cultivating audiences, inspiring new artists and encouraging new Shakespeare scholarship and attendance. In addition, we will continue our several training opportunities for all ages. We also hope to build on our efforts of attracting a new generation of attendees to the company by creating new creative programming that resonates with all of the cultural communities of Arizona. What 7 living or dead people would you invite to your dinner party? I really think I would need a table for 12, but since I can only invite seven to this dinner party, here is my list: Martin Luther King, Jr., Ira Aldridge, Henrietta Vinton Davis, Tina Packer, Oprah Winfrey, Dr. Mark Ringer and my best friend in the whole wide world, Tom Martin.
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HOUSE OF REFUGE 25TH ANNIVERSARY Every family deserves a home. For 25 years, that has been the slogan of this very worthy East Valley charity. The other night, they gathered a festive crowd of people to raise their respective glasses. Now in its 25th year, House of Refuge provides temporary housing and basic needs for families that have been displaced or become homeless. The sold-out evening took place at Gila River Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino, which proved the perfect
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Health Innovation Spotlight Working Towards a World Without Cancer 1 in 3 people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime according to the American Cancer Society. April is National Cancer Control Month, when we focus on five goals: cancer prevention, early detection, improving treatments, increasing survival rates, and improving quality of life. The team at Calviri, an ASU spinout company on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, is focused on a bigger question. Can we eradicate cancer like we have done with small pox and polio?
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BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE VALLEY 2022 GALA Today’s Kids, Tomorrows Stars were clearly evident to anyone who happened to be at the Westin Kierland Resort the other night. 10 truly amazing young women and men took to the stage to be commended and thanked for their extraordinary accomplishments. Insight of Tempe was honored for their tire-
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Benefitting Worldwide Survivors of all Traumas through Art A new form of interactive artwork continues being created right here in our Phoenix area neighborhoods. It’s attracted artists from a variety of backgrounds; including some young Hollywood singers and Arizona filmmakers, to share how they’ve been influenced by this art and the unusual medium used…social interaction. The Gary, Indiana born artist Ron Blake has been creating social practice artwork by meeting complete strangers for countless hours every day for six years in his herculean, charismatic efforts to reach a symbolic goal at 53rd and Broadway in New York. This challenging cross-continental odyssey also assists him in an extensive, ongoing recovery from a brutal rape he experienced after three men entered his downtown Phoenix loft while he was asleep and sick one evening. Blake struggled badly after that. Then a simple unexpected moment of laughter on a suicidal night changed everything for this former high school physics teacher. That spark of hope was the muse for what’s turned out to become one heck of an exhilarating artistic adventure. Which has subsequently allowed him through art to bring much needed awareness to issues of rape, domestic violence, and PTSD. Especially letting people see that guys too experience sexual and domestic abuse. The artist has engaged 32,077 strangers one by one during his travels throughout the U.S. and Mexico. Those individuals contributed vibrant stories of hope and support for Blake’s efforts to reach the goal. They contributed stories on 494 giant foam boards. They’re written in 94 languages with 27 Sharpie marker colors. Stories including among other things poetry, jokes, Bible verses, motivational quotes, caricatures and one charming invitation for El Artista Blake to be a dinner guest in Spain. Que maravillosa es la vida! Many of the Valley of the Sun’s movers and shakers met Blake and added their colorful support and messages to the artwork. Our local mayors, professional athletes, members of Congress, esteemed musicians, and business leaders have played a beautiful part of guiding and encouraging the artist. So that one day he will indeed succeed in delivering the massive display of hope to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert ... the symbolic goal. Blake was nominated for and gave a TEDx talk at Grand Canyon University. Explaining this innovative artistic path to overcoming trauma. And sharing the significance of the healing power of laughter he experienced from that late night comedy show and host. The avant-garde work is getting plenty of attention from creatives in other disciplines. A large group of singers from America’s Got Talent fame heard of Blake’s story of determination and art. They contacted him and are now producing an original uplifting song about it all. It will be used to inspire survivors across Arizona and the globe to see what’s possible beyond rape and trauma. Three ASU journalism students produced an Emmy nominated documentary about the evolution of
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the art and how it’s helping Blake and others in healing from the bad stuff. How cool is it that even Pope Francis, Super Bowl Coach Jim Harbaugh, and Martin Luther King Jr’s niece Alveda King became active in this journey of hope and art. All three of these dynamic leaders mailed personal (handwritten) letters to Blake, recognizing his value as a person and showing their heartfelt appreciation for his inspiring work. Quite possibly the most wonderful aspect of all of this is that it took place during the past six years. In the most divided time in our nation’s history. Since the Civil War. But the artwork doesn’t demonstrate that divisiveness. It shows a powerful spirit of unity. Individuals from all walks of life. Joining together. As one impressive display of optimism, expression, passion, and resilience. These people. Their stories. Their amazing support. Their kindness and compassion. This artwork. It’s motivated Blake to do more than only yearn for a symbolic goal. He’s used that art to nudge himself to testify before a Senate Judiciary Committee to successfully pass a bill that expands protection for Arizona’s rape survivors. He’s used that art to give him the courage to stand in front of 43,000 fans at a Diamondbacks game. Where he threw out the ceremonial first pitch and brought attention to sexual abuse victims. Especially men and boys. Blake’s used that art to channel his frustrations into confidently speaking out for social justice for rape survivors as he’s appeared on dozens of TV and radio interviews from San Francisco to Boston. Blake’s two wishes. Get the boards to The Late Show. Then get the 494 giant boards of artwork finally framed and placed in a permanent Valley exhibit. A magical place where worldwide survivors of all traumas can visit. To see the epic collective odyssey of hope. An extraordinary radiant legacy for us all to leave behind. No one ever walks the path alone!
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PHOENIX HEART BALL KICK OFF 2022 Alarm clocks went off early as some of the most beautiful and hardworking ladies in the charity community slipped into beautiful clothing and high heels. The morning toasted the 63rd annual Phoenix Heart Ball. The muchanticipated evening is one of the very oldest in the state and steeped with lasting traditions. This year, Amanda Garmany will chair the big bash. Vice-chairs Raquel Miller and Denise Voss will be on hand as well along with ball Sweetheart Jennifer Carmer. Charlene Berge-Blum will chair
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the ball in 2023. Saks Fifth Avenue showcased a plethora of fashions coordinated by iconic fashion mavin Margaret Merritt. Robert’s Catering did a tremendous job with a splendid breakfast. Mimosas were poured freely, and guests shopped away the morning. Famed Chef Mark Tarbell will serve as the ball’s honorary chair, and he looks better than everyone else! Eileen Yeung stole the show in a magnificent two-piece ensemble and smashing stacks of fine jewels to match! You should have been there!!!
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CHILDHELP DRIVE THE DREAM 2022 GALA A massive crowd of people gathered at The Phoenician Resort the other evening for the much-anticipated Childhelp Drive The Dream gala. This year chairs Laurie and Budd Florkiewicz along with Shelia and Mike Ingram created a festive 1940s USO tribute to our troops. Everyone was there! From celebrities to politicians and movers and sharker in the social community. The ball room filled to capacity. Jerry Colangelo took home
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THE HONOR BALL 45TH ANNIVERSARY Honor Health Foundation presented the Honor Ball at the Camelback Inn to a glittering array of people from the healthcare and philanthropic worlds alike. Christine Watson returned to chair the ball again this year and was joined by Sally Tryhus. Both ladies did a monumental job with every detail of the famed event. The White House Design Studio did a brilliant job transforming the ballroom with soft shades of gold, blue and silver and candelabras and flora abounded. This year’s honoree, Howard Katz, gave a magnificent and very moving speech and thanked everyone in attendance.
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There are exciting trends in the hardware and plumbing industry that designers are using in the most modern-looking estates. The great news is, they can easily breathe new life into an existing home for anyone looking to simply refresh an existing area. Galley workstations have become the new favorite to feature on a large center island or bar area. They can also be installed outdoors, for poolside entertaining. These stations are the ultimate culinary system where food can be prepared and served all at one place. They make cooking and cleanup easier and are offered in cool finishes; including stainless steel, matte gold, matte brass and black stainless steel. Wall-hung toilets, which have been used around the world for decades, are now available in America. Architects and designers are finding they not only look attractive, they make the best use of a small space and consume less water. They can even have a bidet feature. According to Clyde Hardware company, they’re one of the strongest trends this decade. Wall-hung vanities, which for years have been a popular European design, are now trending in the US market. Glass, wood and solid surface vanity tops are available in a variety of colors and material combinations. Streamlined, minimalist-designed door & cabinet hardware is all the rage. Levers and the return of knob applications without rosettes provides a cleaner feeling. Lighter finishes are now offered in white bronze, satin brass, satin gold, satin nickel and stainless steel. These finishes can also have a hard-durable coating applied to them called physical vapor deposition (PVD) which allows the base metals to maintain their original finish with little to no wear. Modern Metal Designs out of California has caught the design world by storm. They offer incredibly cool looking laser-cut doors, sliders, grills and panels that can be used for various applications ranging from gates to closets. Each design is custom to the size and offered in a variety of metals and finishes. These hot new items can not only add beauty and functionality to a dwelling, they can make both daily living and entertaining even more enjoyable.
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Build Me A City By Nancy Joaquim Set in nineteenth century Paris, this book is rich with glamour, magic and smashing nightlife. Build Me A City, hooks you from the moment you read the first chapter. Nancy Joaquim is not only a Valley philanthropist, but a truly gifted writer. Her dive into all things France during one of the country’s finest hours, is great. There are rich references to Napoleon Bonaparte and Louis Napoleon’s vision of a Paris for not only the rich, but also the masses. This novel is abundant with countless side stories, nuances and little known information on some of the finest sites and iconic places now visited everyday by tourists. Nancy Joaquim paints a vivid picture of a dark Paris, just before it is about to turn into the world class city we know today. Her research into so much, we now take for granted. Combined with twists and turns in a plot so delicious, is marvelous. Anyone interested in historical fiction should read this book. With everything going on in our world today, Build Me A City serves as a clever and fastly moving escape of a truly remarkable era rich with amazing characters. Brilliant!
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