Trends Mar/Apr 2012

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Supporting Valley Philanthropy Since 1982 volume 30, No. 2

Special Features

6 Remembering the Shapiros 22 Trends in Design: A Dream Bathroom by Ernesto Garcia, ASID 33 Introducing the Fabulous Phoenicians 2012: Stevie and Karl Eller 35 Trendy Reading: “The Seductive Home” by Moll Anderson 39 Trendy Reading: “Eternal Bridges” by John Hartman 40 Questions for … TCF co-chairs Jinger Richardson and Missy Anderson 41 Charity Spotlight: Marine Corps Scholarship Fund 49 Questions for … TCF Celebrity Luncheon special guest Moll Anderson 50 Trendy Reading: “Sleeping With Dogs: Riva Yares, a Memoir” Phoenix Theatre Gala Gina Richmann and Trish Devitt

Promise Ball Daphne Preece and Linda Lukes


Science Center Galaxy Gala Danielle Werstler and Terry Roman with Robin Milne




17 Desert Foundation Auxiliary Ball 19 Fiesta Bowl Ball 20 Barrow Ball 23 Drive the Dream 28 Fresh Start presents Ralph Lauren 2012 29 Fresh Start 30 Promise Ball 32 Asia Now 34 The Honor Ball 36 Chanel at the Phoenix Art Museum 37 Neiman Marcus presents Chanel 2012 38 Arizona Science Center’s Galaxy Gala 42 The Ballet Thing 46 Hospice of the Valley 51 Best of Everything: A roundup of social events

MONTHLY FEATURES Drive the Dream Michael Bolton, Nancy Grace, Tara Hitchcock, Scott Leibfried and Jinger Richardson


S O C I E T Y | FA S H I O N | H O M E | D I N I N G | A RT Established in 1982

On the Cover: Photo supplied by Moll Anderson, guest speaker at the 2012 Trends Charitable Fund Celebrity Luncheon. The luncheon will be Thursday, April 26, at The Phoenician. Moll Anderson

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10 Artist Profile: Enrique Chagoya and Claudio Dicochea at Lisa Sette 14 La Dolce Vita 18 Trends Charitable Fund spotlights Family Promise 24 Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum: Photographs by W. Eugene Smith 26 Trends in Phoenix 31 Trends Charitable Fund spotlights Florence Crittenton 33 Spotlight on the Heard Museum: Hopi pottery takes center stage 35 Trends in Dining: Arcadia Tavern 43 Pets of the Month: Bella and Teddy 47 Hostess Gifts 48 On My Mind

And this is just the beginning.

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Remembering ... Glenna and Larry Shapiro By Bill Dougherty

For the last month the entire community still believes they are suffering from a bad dream. It’s truly impossible to imagine our community without Glenna and Larry Shapiro. Their deaths were so totally unspeakable that I along with everyone else would rather focus on their more than four decades of kindness and generosity. Since the late 1960s the Shapiros had been permanent fixtures on the civic and social scene. Everything they touched seemed to turn to gold. Their commitment to the community was a story not often, if ever, duplicated by most in the worlds of civic and charitable contributions. In 1994 I was introduced to this amazing couple when I became a reporter for this publication. I was taken by their unpretentious attitude and get-it-done mentality. In today’s world they were and still are a rare breed. Their accomplishments in the community were boundless. They did much in the worlds of the Arizona Opera, the Arizona Kidney Foundation, the Phoenix Symphony, the Phoenix Art Museum and Barrow Neurological Institute. During these hard times we must remember to keep the Shapiro family and all of their close friends in our thoughts and prayers. We must remember the fine things they did to make our community and state a far better place for all of us. I will miss the dinners we shared, the socializing we did and the occasional dancing we embarked on as couples. There is no amount of paper that can be enough to express their loss to all of us. They will be missed more than I can ever express.



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Enrique Chagoya and Claudio Dicochea at Lisa Sette By Bill Macomber These Mexican-born artists have worldwide reputations for their ­pop-influenced art grounded in contemporary society.

Claudio Dicochea – “de Guantanamera y Playero Giron, El Mito (of Guantanamera and Bay of Pigs, El Mythos)”, 2012, acrylic, graphite charcoal transfer, wood, 72” x 96”

Claudio Dicochea works with stereotypes from the world of low ­culture. The paintings are inspired by traditional Spanish casta paintings and play with racial and ethnic backgrounds. His compositions can juxtapose a light-skinned female media icon like the good witch from “The Wizard of Oz” with a dark-skinned political figures like Fidel Castro. Says Dicochea, “The figures of the white mother and the dark father come to us masked in stereotypes … But what ­happens next? What do stereotypes reproduce?” Dicochea’s paintings employ a method in which layers of painted images combine to create surprising incarnations. His intense modern-day castas offer us the voyeuristic pleasure of observing cultural procreation in action.

Claudio Dicochea – “de Amor Prohibido y el Anarquista, el Emcee 2.0 (of Forbidden Love and Anarchist, the Emcee 2.0)”, 2012, acrylic, graphite charcoal transfer, wood, 48” x 36”



Painter and printmaker Enrique Chagoya takes inspiration from Maya and Aztec codices, long, folding books the present history in graphic form. This professor of art at Stanford University has recently produced a

Claudio Dicochea – 3. “de la Nortena ye el Primer Ministro la Mutacion (of Northerner and Prime Minister, the Mutation)”

“Ghostly Meditation” series of spare imagery, often including single lines of text over lighttoned “ghost” pages from 19thcentury books of etchings. Both artists will be included in a show running at Lisa Sette Gallery this spring. Novice collectors and art observers should take a look at these sophisticated, confrontational artists. Lisa Sette Gallery is located at 4142 N. Marshall Way in Old Town Scottsdale. 480.990.7342.

Enrique Chagoya – “Ghostly Meditations (the intuitive revelation of universal ephemera)”, 2011, acrylic and India ink on de-acidified 19th-century paper, 16” x 11”

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La Dolce Vita By Bill Dougherty

Stop me if you’ve already heard that the month of April brings us 10 new Trendsetters, two Fabulous Phoenicians and one hell of a great Trends Charitable Fund Celebrity Luncheon. This year Rebecca AilesFine, Shän Francis, Tara Hitchcock, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Patsy Livi, Mimi Shaps, Ann Siner, Robynn Sussman, Melani Walton and Kari Yatkowski will be honored as Trendsetters. Our Fabulous Phoenicians are Stevie and Karl Eller and our keynote speaker is 1993 Trendsetter and internationally recognized designer and bestselling author Moll Anderson. It doesn’t get any better than this, folks! They will all gather at The Phoenician on Thursday, April 26 together with everyone you know and adore. We will also be unveiling this year’s 10 Best Dressed Men and Women of Phoenix, but you have to be there to get the first look at the list. The festivities will be chaired by the breathtaking, first-sight soul-shaking sister act of Missy Anderson and Jinger Richardson. These are two of the nicest women I know. See you there, and if you’re not Jinger Richardson and Missy Anderson you’d better be out of town!



People are talking about Robin Milne and Pat Leach. Within the last several weeks both managed to gain extremely important positions with two fantastic organizations. Robin has become the executive director of the Phoenix Suns Charities, which should make fellow Trendsetter Carole Machiz, a longtime patron of the organization, very happy. Pat, on the other hand, takes the lead at the YMCA with the same duties. I can’t think of two ladies better qualified to get what they respectively deserve. Under their leadership, our community will benefit tremendously. Watch them soar! The other evening I had the pleasure of attending a cocktail party thrown at the impressive home of Brenda and Jim Howard. Many know their grand home once belonged to the Diamond family of the Diamond department stores. Remember Diamond’s? If only the Valley were still that size. The home has graced the pages of Phoenix Home & Garden and is truly magnificent! The evening flowed like an expensive glass of champagne. George Abrams, event planner to all who matter, did a spectacular job with every nuance associated with the gathering. It was so nice to attend a cocktail party just to socialize and not to pledge money or start a capital campaign. You get the picture. Continued on page 16

La Dolce Vita – Continued from page 14 When I joined the staff of Trends in 1994, I seem to remember a lot more of these types of parties. Today fundraisers seem to have overtaken entertaining. Don’t get me wrong, we need fundraisers. But we also need parties just for socializing. They serve as a debriefing, if you will, in a frantic social season. I’ve been told that Brenda is interested in chairing one of the Big 3 balls. Stay tuned, there’s always more. A little while ago I attended an event chaired by several Trendsetters. When I arrived, I found myself seated in the VERY back of the room. Think steerage on the Titanic! I would have thought that 18 years In Cocktail Polo News You Should Know: That two people will soon be recognized for their truly amazing works in our community ... That people want to know who Mary Balkos is and where has she been hiding ... That a Svengali sociopath and her perfect manners sidekick better fess up to the money they raised at one of the Big 3 balls since everyone knows you’re not telling the truth ... That one of the nicest ladies on our community just In Cocktail Polo to News know: running ... made a sizeable donation keepyou an should organization That an aging blonde socialite needs to stop badmouthing this publication because we know who you are ... That socialites who pack heat have become the latest trend in high society ... That someone you all know needs to take an anger management class ... That a socialite has learned a very painful lesson about how to treat her friends. Now you’re all caught up for the next 15 minutes!



in the business might have upgraded me to business class (at least the middle of the room). After all, these are Trendsetter we’re talking about. I expected more. It was so very nice to pass the time with winter visitors from Saskatoon who arrived in flip-flops. One even Moll Anderson asked the waiter for toothpicks after the meal was served. When we select Trendsetters each year, they are showered in cocktail parties, luncheons, fashion shows and photo sessions, then adorned with praise and respect in their respective biographies, which appear in Trends magazine each year. I guess I just expected a little better treatment. Anyway ladies, you know who you are.

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Desert Foundation Auxiliary Ball

Gillian and Jamie Hormel

Doug and Tricia Folger with Shaun Bracken

Jim and Cindy Carpenter

Kathleen and Steven McClain

Robert and Mimi Shaps

Bonsal, Alexis Loretta and Alexis Glascock

Shelley and Mike Dupuy

FETCHING CHAIRS Cindy Carpenter and Kathleen McClain PRESENTED TO SOCIETY 17 lovely young ladies debuted DYNAMIC DUO Mom and daughter Jamie and Gillian Hormel GO WITH THE GOLD Shelley Dupuy looked mesmerizing in shades of gold.

Bill and Elaine Bracken

Photos courtesy of Sally and Peter Krzykos




Family Promise of Greater Phoenix Families are ALWAYS in Fashion Imagine the young, sweet face of a tenyear-old girl with a giant fur coat on – the only coat she has. She’s living in the back seat of a car hungry, cold, dirty, and scared. She goes to school unshowered in wrinkled clothes, too embarrassed to make friends with other kids. She does her homework in a fast-food restaurant where there is light and a working bathroom. Her mom is a single, hard-working, dependable woman who lost their home when her employer closed for good. This is the true story of a real family helped by Family Promise of Greater Phoenix. The staff and volunteers at Family Promise helped this little girl and her family to heal and get their life back on track. They were able to stay together, something that’s not possible at many emergency shelters, which gave them strength and courage to move forward. With guidance from Family Promise’s staff and volunteers the mother found a job. After a cash management course taught by Family Promise she opened a savings account and once she had saved enough they moved into their own apartment. A mother loses her job, a father is kept from working by an injury, a family is forced from their home by a fire or a natural disaster. These are the reasons why families now make up 40 percent of the homeless population, and why one out of every four homeless people is a child. In the Phoenix area, families with children have become the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. In response to this crisis, Family Promise mobilizes local resources to help families regain their housing, independence and dignity. They manage a Valley partnership of 20 interfaith congregations, more than 1,500 volunteers, community service organizations, social service agencies, and their own day center. This combination of community resources enables Family Promise to help homeless families achieve lasting independence at a third of the cost of ­traditional shelters. The fashion at the Family Promise facility is brightly colored doors, a fancy pet cat,



c­ hildren’s artwork on display and laughter all around. The fashion is a cheery, new laundry room, a lush green garden with fresh vegatables and new tile all with the help of generous volunteers. Families say, “I’ve never been at a place like this.” and, “It feels like my home.” Once families move in, they have an address, a small detail that is life-changing. Family Promise also provides case management, counseling, life-skills training, showers, computers, phones, safe nap and play areas for children, and the smiling encouragement of staff and volunteers. The congregations provide food and shelter for the night and an opportunity to reduce homelessness within the familiar and safe environment of their congregational campus. In the past 12 years since their doors opened in the Valley, Family Promise has averaged a success rate of 70%. That means more than 70% of the families accepted into the program successfully obtain employment, housing and the ability to sustain themselves. Family Promise is located near public transportation in south Scottsdale adjacent to Tempe and Phoenix.

Fashion transcends all classes. The fashion here at Family Promise is genuine, fun and loving. Family Promise provides more than an emergency program providing food and shelter. They combine hospitality, compassion, encouragement, and training to help families heal and once again become contributing members of our community. All of this and more is made possible by Trends Charitable Fund and the many community supporters. To learn more about how you can help Family Promise, whether through donations, sponsorships or volunteering, please visit or call 480.659.5227. Families are always in fashion! Family Promise of Greater Phoenix is an independent affiliate of a national network founded in 1986. Today there are 172 programs across the country. The organization believes that Americans are generous and compassionate people and with this in mind developed the Family Promise model that adds hospitality, compassion and love to the food and shelter program. The results show this healing formula is highly effective – they maintain a national average success rate over 70%.


Fiesta Bowl Ball

Carrie and Brian Hall

Lee and Jackie Schissler

Ellie and Michael Ziegler

Jim and Sandy Bruner

Art and Donna Doglione

Win and Carolyn Holden

Judy and Reg Schumacher

GOAL LINE Fiesta Bowl charities focus on youth, sports and community in Arizona EMERALD CITY Judy Schumacher stood out in shimmering green HEAD CHEERLEADER Ellie Ziegler, who makes it happen LADY IN RED Sandy Bruner, stunning in scarlet

Allan and Terry Young with Sherry Henry

Photos courtesy of Peter and Sally Krzykos




Barrow Grand Ball

Diane and Bruce Halle

Paul and Shannon Pollack

Barbara and David Adelson

AN AMAZING CAUSE Barrow Neurological Institute, changing medical history CREAM OF THE CROP Chairs Nita Francis and Nancy Gaintner GORGEOUS IN GOLD Barbara Adelson in vintage Oscar de la Renta MAGICAL MOMENTS The White House made the room pop. Pat Goldman and Caryll Kyl

Nan Howlett and Jamie Hines with Gwen Parker



Ruth Lavinia and Robyn Lee

Nancy Spetzler and Ina Manaster

Richard and Sally Lehmann

Coverage courtesy of Laura Bishop


Barrow Grand Ball

Jack and Harriet Friedland

Jon Kyl with Jennifer and Javier Cardenas

Kathy Harris and Julie Wrigley

Kent Greenwald and GeeGee Entz

Lynne Sonntag and Dana Day Brown

Stanley and Patricia Brilliant

Sydney Anderson and Jacquie Dorrance

Melanie Walton and Catherine Jacobson

Phil and Nita Francis with Nancy and LeRoy Gaintner

Coverage courtesy of Laura Bishop




Mosaic and light in a master bath By Ernesto Garcia, ASID This remodel project presented the challenge of turning a dark and ordinary bathroom into a bright, functional and elegant space. My clients, a well-traveled couple, had spent time in stylish Italian hotels and had a penchant for the refined use of mosaics they had seen in southern Europe. First of all, the bathroom required floor plan adjustments that would make it more efficient and allow more light into the space. The shower was enlarged and equipped with a steam bath system, and closets were given appropriate size to house larger wardrobes.

trims. Against this background I chose accents in gold and lapis lazuli blue. Following my clients’ request, I assigned three areas to display mosaics fields: the “mosaic rug” in the center of the space, the shower and the tub surrounds. In terms of palette, I selected a pale cream color as the predominant background to guarantee warm and efficient light reflectance; with subtle variations, I extended this hue from walls, ceilings and marble floors to doors and

Other pivotal features in the space were the Italianesque linen armoire, the vanity mirror surrounds with elegant outlines in rich blue marble, the rock crystal chandeliers and goldplated faucets. The layered sheer curtains

­ rovide privacy and allow abundant light into p the room during the day. The bathroom is harmoniously integrated with the rest of the residence. In 2011 this project received an award of excellence from the Arizona chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers. Ernesto Garcia is an award-winning interior designer in Phoenix. He is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and has an architecture degree. Visit his Web site at, call 602.317.3205 or e-mail him at




Drive the Dream

Jinger Richardson and Susie Wesley with Missy Richardson

Kathy Lee Gifford and Bud Florkiewicz

Ashley and Tom Hayes

CELEBS IN HIGH GEAR Dozens turned out to support Childhelp. RUNWAY READY CHAIRS Susie Wesley, Jinger Richardson and Missy Anderson DRIVING THE DREAM TO THE FINISH LINE Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson along with Craig Jackson and Carolyn Mullany FOR THE LOVE OF A CHILD Childhelp helps children who have fallen through the cracks.

John and Lisa O’Hurley

Coverage by Layne Alexander

Sara O’Meara and Nancy Grace with Yvonne Fedderson

Carolyn Mullany and Craig Jackson

Walt and Addison Brown




Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum W. Eugene Smith (1918-1978) captured America during the years of World War II and just following with an amazing eye. His black-and-white work was featured in a series of visual essays for Life magazine. The photos go beyond photojournalism. They are portraits of a time and a country that was in furious transition during and just after the war years. The power of the photographs was a result of Smith’s intimate interaction with his subjects. Witness the photo of a country doctor after losing a mother and child in childbirth. The Phoenix Art Museum will display Smith’s photo essays through June 17. Along with the prints will be copies of vintage Life magazines, Smith’s contact sheets (the raw material of



photography) and hand-written notes about the work. The Phoenix Art Museum is located at 1625 N. Central Ave. 602.257.1222.

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By Bill Macomber

Sweet surrender

Go figure, go fitness

How about a Bentley cake? CC’s Sweet Sensations can do that. Just take a look. As for a wedding cake, the one pictured here is pretty amazing. It has an almost architectural look! Cheryl (also known as CC) and her husband, Tony, have been designing cakes for nearly 25 years. They know how important it is to get it right and to make sure that what they do is done right and on time. A big event or someone’s once-in-a-lifetime day can depend on it. They also do chocolate fountains and really beautiful huge lettered monograms for cakes. But the cakes themselves … they’re beautiful. Take a look by going to their Web site, listed below.

A barre-based fitness studio popular on the East Coast is expanding to our neighborhood. Go Figure Fitness Studio uses a hybrid of yoga, Pilates, ballet and isometric exercises. The technique was created by classical ballerina and Lotte Berk-trained fitness instructor Cindy Sites. The body is in continual motion in a workout that systemically targets the upper body, thighs, seat and abdominals. A barre is the stationary handrail used in ballet warm-ups. Exercisers in this system transition from one position to another without a pause. No heavy lifting and no machines are involved. Particular care is taken to keep strain off the spine and lower back, which might be of interest to those of us who have passed a certain age and don’t like too many jolts.

Examples of cakes can be found at They’re at 4215 W. Bell Road in Phoenix. 602.882.9227.

Go Figure is easy to find: It’s at 5040 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, just east of Tatum. Call 480.621.6840 or visit

Smile for the camera and say “Money” Here’s a cool idea for a big event. ShutterBooth plays off the old photo booth so many of us remember from back when. Ever go the mall, the circus, a carnival and sit inside one of these things? There’s something about the small space and the drawn curtain that makes people act up, act out, act like themselves. The resulting photos are usually funny and sometimes touching. That’s what ShutterBooth brings to a party, wedding or other large planned event. Guests step in and touch a button for a four-pose photo strip. The photos can be embossed with your logo or name – some reminder of the event. Guests can keep one strip and the second one can be placed in the guestbook with a personalized, hand-written message. It’s a great way to make your event stand out. Contact ShutterBooth owner Jared Harrison at 480.719.3705, or




Wear Misty for me


I just heard about a store downtown called Vintage by Misty that carries hand-picked clothing from designers like Emilio Pucci. It’s totally local and has that kind of funky, personal feel that’s rare in the over-processed retail world. The Vintage by Misty collection includes a diverse array of clothing and accessories covering more than a century of modern fashion history. There are intricately-detailed dresses and hand-beaded jackets and vests. You’ll find great colors, great prints and textures, and a collection of designers from Azzedine Alaia to Zandra Rhodes. The great thing about wearing vintage is it’s truly oneof-a-kind. You don’t have to worry about showing up at a chic event in the same outfit someone else is wearing.

Meet Piglet, a 4-yearold female Chihuahua weighing in at 5 pounds. She’s the inspiration for a book by her loving owner, Wendy Lane, a Scottsdale mother, wife and admirer of Piglet’s wisdom. In fact, “The ISMS of Piglet,” Lane’s funny little book, is a testament to that wisdom. How many dog owners can say, like Wendy, that their animal has taught them more than they counted on? “An ISM is a belief accepted as authoritative by some group or school, or individual,” Lane writes in the introduction. “Demure in size, yet filled with big love, and a big heart, she (Piglet) has an uncanny way of making all those who meet her feel uniquely special and important.” Can a dog smile? You know the answer to that if you have one. There’s an adorable picture of Piglet’s smile. Other photos capture a seriously cute little animal in its environment. One of the captions in the book says “I will love you.” Pretty much anyone who’s petted a dog, let alone owned one, can feel that.

The address is 818 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. 602.707.6235,, or e-mail

SAVE MY PLACE This is a little off the beaten path but something our readers might be interested in. They’re great personalized dinner party items called PlaceTiles. These erasable ceramic accent labels are perfect as place cards for guests or to describe each dish being served. They come in a variety of styles to fit any visual/style theme. They’re a nice, personalized finishing touch for a dinner party, reception or really any gathering, giving the VIP treatment to guests and highlighting each dish. They come in a variety of styles such as Medallion, Fleur-di-Lis, Vine, Shell and more. They retail for $35 for a set of six.

“The ISMS of Piglet” by Wendy Lane retails for $16.50 and can be obtained at Inkwell Productions. E-mail info@, call 480.315.3781 or visit

PlaceTiles can be purchased online at or via phone at 678.467.4776.






Fresh Start presents Ralph Lauren 2012


Fresh Start Gala

Kirsten Johnson and Julia Winter

Luke and Angie Kary Pat Petznick

LIFE-LIFT Fresh Start gives women in trouble a second chance. FOUNDING SPIRIT Pat Petznick and Beverly Stewart, the bright lights behind the idea. A SPECIAL THANK-YOU Pam Overton Risoleo, who was there from the beginning SPLENDID SETTING The Arizona Biltmore Resort

Pam Overton Risoleo and Jim Risoleo

Photos courtesy of J.J. Brewer and Laura Bishop

Rae Mitchell and Deborah Bateman

Paul and Lindsey Colwell

Trish Bere and Kimberly Hopely

Meagan Salata and Mary Cervantes




JDRF Promise Ball

Ilise and Cliff Thorpe

Lauren Vemo and Spencer Crawford

Bijen and Chris Dyrek

BELLE OF THE BALL Bijen Dyrek in a gown with elegant flair MAN ON A MISSION Celebrity honoree Bret Michaels TWO WHO MADE IT HAPPEN Nancy Petrenka and Susan Solliday KEEPING THE PROMISE Outstanding research in the field of juvenile diabetes

Steve Mark and Susan Van Dyke



Nancy Petrenka, Wendi Willock and Susan Solliday with Peggie Schapler

Michelle and Barry McGraw

Sue and Scott Fitzgerald

Kevin and Suzie O’Malley

Photos by Layne Alexander


Florence Crittenton Every girl matters . . . ... like Amber, who was diagnosed with bipolar disorder at age 15. She came to Florence Crittenton after several runaway attempts and hospitalization for self-harm. Like so many girls, she arrived at our door experiencing the effects of untreated depression and aggression. Through Florence Crittenton’s counseling and support programs, Amber gained confidence in herself and developed a sense of self-worth. She began displaying positive breakthrough behavior within months, becoming a positive role model for girls just coming into the program. She gained the ability to identify her moods and use appropriate coping skills to deal with them. Today, Amber is living at home with her family and using the skills she acquired at Florence Crittenton. Florence Crittenton’s mission is to bring safety, hope and opportunity to every girl whose life we touch. We teach young women to become champions of their own lives, with the promise of treating every girl as if she were our own daughter. Each year, Florence Crittenton provides approximately 2,000 girls and young women safe housing, education, health care, counseling, independent living skills and job readiness skills. In 1896, Charles Crittenton established a home in Phoenix for troubled women to honor the memory of his daughter. Over the years, the agency has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of girls and young women to provide a continuum of care that promotes responsibility, education, job readiness, positive parenting skills and financial literacy. Today, Florence Crittenton is a leader in gender-specific programs. With the opening of Girls Leadership Academy of Arizona, Florence Crittenton further extends our reach in the community. The state’s first single-gender public high school, GLAA provides the opportunity of a higher ­education to high school girls, many of

whom will be the first in their families to go to college. How you can help Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers provide critical assistance by mentoring, facilitating social and recreational activities and serving at special events. Florence Crittenton also appreciates corporate and professional groups who can help us provide life skills workshops for our Therapeutic Group Home, Girls Ranch and Transitional Living programs. Teaming Up For Kids Luncheon: Held each March, the Teaming Up For Kids Luncheon is Florence Crittenton’s signature fundraising event that features a keynote speaker and recognizes a special honoree who provides a Head start, Opportunity, Positive future and Education, or HOPE. Funds raised from the event support the agency’s core programs. Donations: Florence Crittenton takes pride in being a good steward of every dollar

donated, working diligently to ensure every gift is thoughtfully used to benefit the girls and young women we serve. From cash gifts and tax credit donations to grants and event sponsorships, your support of Florence Crittenton can make the difference in a girl’s life. You can assist Florence Crittenton’s dayto-day operations by providing in-kind gifts such as clothing, teen-friendly books, bath towels and more. Bequests and other planned gifts can ensure that Florence Crittenton’s programs will continue to help every girl matter well into the future. As the needs of girls and young women in our community change, Florence Crittenton will be here to help them discover their strength and self-worth through the support of a caring community. For more information about Florence Crittenton, please visit or call 602.274.7318. TRENDS MAGAZINE



Asia Now

Bijen and Chris Dyrek

James and Ana Melikian

Iris Fishman

Doris and Hong Ong

Lily and Nat Fox

TOUCH OF GRACE Chairs Lily Yee and Eileen Yeung 14 KARAT DYNASTY Arizona Biltmore’s Gold Room provided perfect opulence CRIMSON COUPLE Lily and Nat Fox were brilliant in red AMAZING ART First-caliber works at a stunning auction

Bernie and Lily Yee with Eileen and Tony Yeung



Joe and Patty Kogutek

Margaret and David Gee

Photos by Bill Dougherty


Stevie and Karl Eller What is your hometown and how long have you lived in the Valley? Karl was born in Chicago and Stevie in Paxton, Ill. We met and graduated from the University of Arizona in 1952 and came to Phoenix until 1956, when we moved back to Chicago. We finally moved back to Phoenix in March 1962 and have been here ever since. In Phoenix society, what people have inspired you? Frank Snell, Walter Bimson and Gene Pulliam. What are four things people may not know about the two of you? Karl loves jigsaw puzzles and Stevie loves to dance. We had a basset hound named Georgie Girl and a cat named Pussy Mae that had the unnerving habit of having her kittens on the flat roof of our house over the master bedroom. Finally, Karl was an extra in the movie “The Westerner” at the age of 7. What is your favorite guilty food item? Stevie loves chocolate chip cookies and Karl loves ice cream. What’s the hardest aspect of fundraising right now, in your opinion? The economic times – everyone is nervous and that is making fundraising very difficult. Do you have a favorite song and/or film? The song would be “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” and the movie “True Grit” with John Wayne.

What’s the best book you’ve read in the last year? “Killing Lincoln” What was your most embarrassing moment? Stevie showed up at a White House function without ID. What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to dinner? Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan, Barry Goldwater, Bob Galvin, Rollin Gridley (Tucson High football coach), John Kluge and Ed Carson. What’s your motto? Perseverance.


Spotlight on the Heard Museum: Hopi pottery Hopi pottery takes center stage at the Heard Museum. “Elegance from the Earth: Hopi Pottery” features families of Hopi potters who often learn pottery techniques from elders and share designs with each other. It’s been said that once you see Hopi pottery, you never mistake it for ­anything else. This pottery in particular is time-consuming and requires an amazing

attention to detail. One pot can easily take 40 hours of work, and it’s not unusual for a potter to start with 10 attempts and end up with three or four finished objects. The colors often are bright: brilliant black on oranges and reds and yellows. And it’s not only pots the artists work with. Often you’ll see images, shapes or hieroglyphs painted onto ladles, plates and jars. The art is for the most part taught within families, and each clan develops its own look. Those who know Hopi pottery can tell from a distance which family has made it by the distinctive look.

The “Elegance” show at the Heard includes Nampeyo, Helen Naha and Joy Navasie, among others. Creations by these well-known artists truly do define elegance, color and balance in an age-old tradition. The Heard Museum is located at 2301 N. Central Ave. Phoenix. 602.252.8848 or




The Scottsdale Honor Ball

Michael Nowak and Michelle Kerr

Kathy Munson

Joe and Helen Presutti

HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTEST Chair Helen Presutti, who pulled it off with flair MAROON MAGNIFICENCE Ruth Lavinia, simply stunning HEALTHY FUNDRAISING Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation benefitted LEADING LADY Laura Grafman, keeper of the flame

Robynn Sussman and Carolee Hunton with Margot Knight



Laura Grafman

Sue Fletcher

Bob and Ruth Lavinia

Todd Reassler and Joy Bennefeld

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‘The Seductive Home’ By Moll Anderson By Bill Macomber This year’s special guest speaker at the Trends Charitable Fund luncheon in April, Moll Anderson, is also a lifestyle guru, writer of books and accomplished interior designer. Her latest book, “The Seductive Home,” is a plush, lush and gold-edged volume of great photography and pithy advice on making a home as inviting as a warm fire on a cold night. Her first book, “Change Your Home, Change Your Life,” showed how small, inexpensive changes are a great investment of time. This new 320-page glossy volume is anything but inexpensive ($125). But the book has maybe more full-page, beautifully shot interiors than any work on interior design I’ve seen. And the contents of the photography are inviting. If there is one word to describe Moll’s look, it would be “warmth.” Maybe that’s because the projects

in the book are Moll’s and her husband, Charlie’s, personal homes. The chapters include Seductive Old World, Seductive Modern City and Seductive Southwest. You get the idea. The final chapter offers before-and-after shots of how a shell was transformed into something “seductive.” The paint treatments are deep and warm. A rich mixture of fabrics and textures fills the rooms. Warm wood pieces make alluring focal points. According to the author’s introduction, she wants each room to induce a feeling of wanting “to curl up with a good book and a glass of wine.” The gorgeous photography in the book makes you feel you can almost smell the scented candle in the corner and fresh flowers on the table. For more information about the book, visit


By Jenna Lee Dillon

Arcadia Tavern: Lots and lots of tots As my date and I walked in the door of Arcadia Tavern, we could hear the faint chanting of fans, “Tots, tots, tots.” Well, perhaps no one was actually chanting, but they should have been. Arcadia Tavern has something for everyone, not the least of which is the Big Basket of Tater Tots appetizer. These light, crisp, seasoned tots are a reminder of everything that made childhood great, and that trip down memory lane is one you don’t want to miss. A locale where family-friendly merges easily with a tasteful bar scene, Arcadia Tavern’s diverse menu and dual-sided atmosphere lends itself easily to nearly any guests’ needs. Take a date, take your kids, take your buddies, take yourself to Arcadia Tavern, and the fabulous music selection, free Wii games, Thursday night goldfish racing and many other Tavern traits will impress you as they did us. I digress. Back to the food. We started with Jumbo Salted Pretzels, Seared Ahi and the aforementioned Tots. The citrus soy drizzle combined with the toasted sesame seed crust on the ahi appetizer was a one-two combo of texture and taste that left us impressed and hungry for more. The pretzel was every doughy thing a pretzel should be, even if the dipping sauce was lacking. When the entrees arrived, we discovered that we’d been well-advised by our server, the delightful and attentive Danny. The Miso Salmon was a culinary joy – perfectly grilled fish glazed in mouthwatering miso and plated with sinfully delicious cilantro rice and char grilled asparagus. Oh, and the Prime Dip, Arcadia’s answer to a French dip, was great as well. Note, the Prime Dip “bun” is actually a butter-grilled French roll ... gulp. After enjoying several beverages from the hearty beer and wine menu and more than a taste of our appetizers and entrees, it was either time to roll ourselves to the door or order dessert. Of course, we went for dessert and, at Danny’s suggestion, chose the Arcadia Cookie – a baked cookie served with chocolate sauce and vanilla bean ice cream. As I placed the first bite of the Arcadia Cookie in my mouth, I couldn’t help but wonder why they even bothered to offer other desserts on the menu. In fact, I questioned for a moment why I’d ever bothered to eat other cookie desserts before this one. Dramatic? Perhaps, but as a connoisseur of confections, let me tell you, I’m not easily impressed and this dessert had me saying “Pizookie, what’s a pizookie?” Bottom line? Oregano’s, you’ve been punked. Arcadia Tavern is located at 4801 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. 602.840.3950.




Chanel at the Phoenix Art Museum

Harriet Friedland and Janis Lyon with Linda Ballinger and Patti Lau

Kelly Ellman and Dennita Sewell

Cheryl Fine and Nanci Bruner

ON THE CATWALK The latest creations from Chanel of Paris THREE BIG THANK-YOU’S Phoenix Art Museum, Neiman Marcus and Santa Barbara Catering THE MYSTERY GUEST Mary Balkos in shades of pink MUST-HAVE ACCESSORY FOR SPRING A bright yellow handbag, carried by the elegant Cheryl Fine

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Eileen Yeung and Betty McRae Sandy Marple and Tim Braun with Lisa Pagel

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Michelle Schechner and Jim Ballinger with Ann Siner

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Arizona Science Center Galaxy Gala

Bill and Lizzie Bayless

Steffani and Don Meyers

Celeste and Arnaud Dunoyer

Nicole Enriquez

David and Pam Kolbe

Nozar and Niloo Afkhami

Dionne and Francis Najafi

SPEAK EASY Chair Dionne Najafi’s eloquent speech and amazing style RETURN TO FORM The festivities moved back to the Science Center CRIMSON CRUSH Celeste Dunoyer in shimmering folds to the floor FUTURISTIC SCIENCE Brilliant high-schooler Nicole Enriquez wowed the crowd

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‘Eternal Bridges: Prayers to help cancer patients connect with God’ By Bill Macomber The forward to this book mentions its similarity to the Bible’s Book of Psalms. In that ancient and well-worn collection of poems, King David, among others, alternately praises his Maker and wonders out loud why God seems to oblivious to human suffering. Psalms comforts because it assumes the existence of a loving God Who cares what happens to humans. Psalms is comforting on another level because it contains many loud and long laments about how that same God appears to forget about us when we suffer most. It comforts to know we’re not the only I’m worried about my diagnosis. ones who have felt that way. My mind is racing – a mile a minute. Lord, you see all that is visible, all that is invisible. You see all that is outside, all that is inside. I dread the oncologist’s word about my treatment. Why should it matter what he says if your plan is perfect? Why am I anxious? Lord, increase my faith. Make me strong and steady. – “Anxiety,” from “Eternal Bridges”

The poems in this book have equal measures of both. The story of the author of “Eternal Bridges” resembles the Book of Job more than Psalms. John Hartman, a Phoenix resident, has had one form or another of cancer since 1975 when he noticed a lump in his neck and doctors found Hodgkin’s disease, Stage I. The college senior took radiation, had good

results, graduated and began a teaching career. Three years later lumps returned. This time it was Stage 3. Chemotherapy followed and his weight dropped from 205 pounds to 137. A three-month life expectancy has stretched to more than three decades now, with continued chemo and the associated ­suffering. Hartman’s poems express his struggle to stay connected to a God that has not given him an easy life. They were written in the midst of the ups and downs of medical procedures, recoveries and relapses. One poem expresses thanks for sunshine in a bedroom window. The next decries a new round of chemo. Most of us don’t have anything nearly this bitter on our plates. Anyone who has ever wondered why a God of perfect love would allow terrible suffering can relate to this poet’s search. The poems in this book are from a fellow seeker of reassurance. We all hope, and at times of faith feel certain, that underneath all this confusion there is a perfect plan. At least we hope so. “Eternal Bridges” by John Hartman is published by The Hartman Press, Phoenix, $15. Visit




A few questions about TCF’s Celebrity Luncheon The Trends Charitable Fund Luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. April 26 at The Phoenician. Chairs are sisters Missy Anderson and Jinger Richardson. Trends asked them what lunch-goers might expect this year. What do you like about the atmosphere of the TCF luncheon? High energy, seeing old friends, fashion, great clothes on the Valley’s beautiful woman. Years ago I always felt it was a privilege to attend and loved the fashion component of the luncheon. What vendors or stores are participating in the afternoon? The fashions are from Neiman Marcus. The decor is a mix from Pier One, Z Gallery and Neiman. There’s a mix of prices for all wallets and homes. Who’s the celebrity guest speaker and why did you choose them? Our close friend from teenage years, Moll Anderson, was coming out with a new book, “The Seductive Home.” Her ideas for fashion and decor are innovative and we felt our Arizona friends would love hearing from her. Moll, originally from Scottsdale, now lives in Knoxville, Tenn.



What is the theme for this year’s luncheon? Seductive Style. Mixing fashion, design and decor in your home with a splash of music and great ideas how to combine them. Neiman Marcus will have models show Moll’s fashion ideas in relation to the home. What’s the focus of the Trends Charitable Fund? To raise money for charities that might not be able to have galas and luncheons of their own. And to help with charities that serve women and children in Maricopa County. What’s the hardest part about chairing this luncheon? All of the Trendsetters are so busy with helping the many charities in the Valley it can be hard to get help. Can anyone volunteer to work on the luncheon or do you have to be a Trendsetter? Most are Trendsetters, and we also have volunteers from the charities we support. How does the TCF board select the Trendsetters? Women are nominated by other Trendsetters. They are then discussed by the board and 10 are selected each year. For more information on the TCF Celebrity Luncheon, e-mail or call 480.951.2950.


The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Awards Dinner In 1962, Brig. Gen. Martin F. Rockmore, USMC (Ret) learned of a Marine WWII Medal of Honor recipient who was financially unable to send his child to college. He was inspired to create an organization that honored Marines by empowering their children through education. Currently, the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation gives help to 31 students in Arizona. Event co-chairs Deborah Carstens, John Nickerson and Ira Shapiro are hosting the awards dinner May 12 at the Westin Kierland Resort. The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is celebrating 50 years of Honoring Marines By Educating Their Children. What are the highlights of this year’s dinner? An evening of military pageantry and presentation awaits attendees. On stage, Marine Corps leadership will join a current foundation student who will share the spotlight with her Marine father for a special cello and clarinet performance. Members of the ASU Marching Band and former New York Metropolitan USO performers, United We Sing, will perform. Award recipients include Ed Robson, Rich Boals, Lee Hanley, Court Ryan p h o tArizona o g r aSupreme phy & d Justice Michael esign stu dio (posthumously) and Mr. Las Vegas, Wayne Newton.

What do you hope to accomplish with this event? We hope to raise enough resources to allow every eligible student to attend the college of their choice. The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is receiving record levels of applications. The average cost of a four-year public university tuition is nearly $20,000 and the average enlisted military family income of scholarship recipients is $49,000. What is your long-term goal for the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation in Arizona? Our goal is to make sure that every child of a Marine or Navy Corpsman in Arizona who aspires to higher education can make their dream of attending college a reality. Tell us about the accomplishments of the foundation over the past 50 years. The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation is the nation’s oldest and largest provider of need-based scholarships to U.S. military families. Since its inception, the Scholarship Foundation has provided more than 27,000 scholarships valued at $67 million to Marine Corps sons and daughters whose parents have been killed or wounded in combat or have demonstrated financial need. For information contact Mallory Loring at 602.274.1988 or visit

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Jon Teeuwissen and Randy Schilling

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TAKE BACK YOUR MINK … and your tuxedo, too. It’s no longer a ball! PAS DE DEUX Ted and Donna Vallone, looking great together DANCE MASTERS Co-chairs Jacquie Dorrance, Sharron Lewis and Carol Schilling HIP VENUE Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

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Teddy Teddy is a scruffy, people-oriented soft coat Wheaten terrier mix who loves to be the center of attention. His previous owners didn’t have time to devote to a pet, so they brought the 3-year-old to AHS. He is a very affectionate dog who craves companionship, and although he’s 40-pounds, he tends to think of himself as a lap dog. He is famous for his hugs, sweet kisses and rapid tail wag. He’s smart, polite and a perfect gentleman who walks great on a leash.

FAMILY PROMISE OF GREATER PHOENIX Family Promise of Greater Phoenix has been providing food, emergency shelter, counseling, support services, love and compassion for women, children and families for the past eleven years. Their mission is to reduce family homelessness in Greater Phoenix by providing critical shelter, case management, assistance and life-skills training so families can gain self-sufficiency. TCF Grant: Family Promise Emergency Shelter/Transitional Housing Program The Emergency Shelter/Transitional Housing Program provides a critical safety net for families before they drop into a cycle of endless shelters, emotional and physical distress, poor school attendance, unemployment, family instability and foster care. The TCF Grant helps to provide nutritious meals, safe housing, showering facilities, clothing, counseling and life skills training. 480-659-5227 or FLORENCE CRITTENTON For more than 115 years Florence Crittenton has been enhancing the quality of life for at-risk girls in Phoenix. Their mission is to give every girl whose life they touch safety, hope and opportunity. Programs and services include: Therapeutic Group Home, Transitional Living, WINGS, Community Based Services, Girls Ranch, Crittenton Youth Academy, and Girls for Change. TCF Grant: Transitional Living/Self-Sufficiency Program The purpose of the Transitional Living Program is to prevent at-risk girls, ages 171/2 to 21, from becoming homeless and starting a downward spiral of poverty. The TCF Grant helps to provide basic essentials such as a safe place to live, nutritious meals, beds, clothing and counseling. In addition, the program provides intensive case management, financial, employment and educational assistance to ensure they have the needed skills to provide an independent life for themselves and their children. 602-274-7318 or Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk has worked with at-risk young people since 1989, developing experience and expertise in mentoring programs for those that would normally fall through the cracks. All programs serve low-income, primarily ethnic minority children and youth. TCF Grant: PALS (Positive Adult Leaders in Society) Mentoring Program PALS offers one-on-one mentoring for children ages 5-15 living with their families in long-term homeless shelters. Mentors encourage children to do well in school and introduce them to life experiences their families can not provide for economic reasons. Mentors commit to at least one year to their match, meeting weekly. This is the only mentoring program in the valley that will accept a homeless child. 602-258-1012 or

Bella There was a clash in personalities between Bella and the family’s resident cat and before she knew it, the Persian kitty was occupying a kennel at AHS. At the age of 9, Bella effortlessly maintains her own unique style of glamour. She has a fluffy, thick gray coat, bright, captivating eyes and a pink tongue that is always sticking out due to her pancake-like face. Easygoing and mellow, she is happy to hang out with dogs and cats and children. When she isn’t grooming herself in order to maintain herself, she spends her time doing kitty aerobics on the cat condo or cuddling with her owner. Teddy and Bella are available at the Campus for Compassion located at 1521 W. Dobbins Road in Phoenix. Their adoption fee includes their spay or neuter surgery, a colorful collar with an AHS ID tag and a free follow-up veterinary exam. For more information call 602.997.7585, Ext. 1045, or visit

Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS serves 70 percent of those Arizonans (men, women, children, youth, seniors, immigrants and the homeless) who are at-risk for or are impacted by HIV/AIDS. Their vision is to lead the fight against HIV/AIDS and their mission is to reduce infection, improve the quality of life for those impacted by the disease and contribute to worldwide research. TCF Grant: Center for Women’s Health, Domestic Violence and HIV Prevention A New Collaboration for Women’s Health This innovative program addresses the correlation between domestic violence and HIV. The program will include additional outreach to domestic violence shelters, HIV counseling and testing, client education/ empowerment to improve negotiating skills, support for HIV women, including health and wellness education, and coordinated programming through Maricopa County’s electronic referral network for all HIV-positive women in Maricopa County. 602-307-5330 or The Neighborhood Christian Clinic The TNCC’s mission is to provide healthcare to the uninsured, underserved working poor in Maricopa County. The facility is located in central Phoenix and is directed by physicians, leaders and community members. TNCC provides quality primary, acute and special healthcare with an emphasis on women, children and the elderly. TCF Grant: The Neighborhood Christian Clinic Medical Program Expansion through the Nurse Practitioner Program This program allows the Clinic to facilitate approximately an additional 1,500 patients annually with the preponderance of these visits being utilized by women, children and the elderly. The program includes a “well woman” clinic one day each week. 602-254-0445 or

If you would like to volunteer or make a personal donation, please contact these charities directly.



CELEBRITY LUNCHEON 2012 Thursday, April 26, 2012 Tickets: Beginning at $175 per person Reception – 10:30 a.m. • Luncheon – 11:30 a.m. The Phoenician

Special Guest Moll Anderson Presenting Sponsor Ellie and Michael Ziegler

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Luncheon Chairs Missy Anderson and Jinger Richardson

Celebrity Sponsor Carole and Bob Machiz

Fabulous Phoenicians – Stevie and Karl Eller Trendsetters Rebecca Ailes-Fine, Shän Francis, Tara Hitchcock, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Patricia Livi, Mimi Shaps, Ann Siner, Robynn Sussman, Melani Walton and Kari Yatkowski Ambassadors – Trendsetter Class of 1992 Elaine Apostle, Diana Balich, Jazelle Ghiz, Dana Jirauch, Sally Lehmann, Suzan Makaus, Cheryl Parker, Ellie Shapiro and Suzan Spiekerman Honoring Trends Magazine’s Best Dressed Trends Charitable Fund 2012 Grant Recipients Family Promise of Greater Phoenix • Florence Crittenton • Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS • The Neighborhood Christian Clinic Tcf Board Of Directors 2012 Trisha Anthony, Susan Doria, Sandy Hecomovich, Nan Howlett, Donna Johnson, Sallie Najafi, Julie Prusak, Jinger Richardson, Lisa Shapiro, Nancy Spetzler, Ellie Ziegler Administrative and Events Coordinator – Robyn Lee Publisher of Trends Magazine – Bill Dougherty Proceeds from this TCF event are used to to support programs in need that positively impact women, children and their families where TCF can make a significant difference. The 2012 Charities are Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, Florence Crittenton, Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk Foundation, Inc., The Neighborhood Christian Clinic and Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS. For more information, call 480.951.2950 email or visit our website at


AaHa! Hospice of the Valley

Susan Levine

Marc Reid and Doreen Picerne with Robert Black

Ricki Jennings

Jim and Erin Otterbeck

MAD ABOUT HOSPICE A Mad Men-themed event that’s vital to our community THE MOST VALUABLE ACCOUNT An enormous thank-you to Susan Levine and her tireless efforts MADISON AVENUE CIRCA 1963 AT ITS FINEST Andrea and Jerry Lewkowitz

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Judy and Joel Zaft

Phillip Boice and Miriam Weckerly

Photos courtesy of Beth McRae and Bill Dougherty




Spring design tips World renowned entrepreneur and interior designer Charlotte Moss is larger than life in the field of interior design. Not everyone can be so lucky to be afforded her personal service, but just about anyone can learn from her philosophy. For starters: It is not enough to pay attention to how a room looks; one must also pay attention to how it feels. For example, most would not think to adorn their dining room walls with paint the color of lettuce, but this is the color of the walls in the dining room of Charlotte’s shop in Manhattan. It feels fresh and appetizing. Another essential note: Charlotte is quick to remind us that true fashion is art, and true art is timeless. As such, it is not uncommon for her to draw inspiraInspired by Charlotte Moss

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Be Nice to Cashiers Week By Bill Macomber This is Be Nice to Retail Cashiers week. Cashiers have a lot of pressure on them you don’t see. In the last 30 years corporations started asking for more than their employees’ bodies. Now they want their hearts, minds and souls. All for $10 to $12 an hour. Pretty arrogant, really, but there you go. Anyway, ringing up your purchase looks simple, but behind each transaction are policies, behaviors and expectations piled onto cashiers.

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Most companies have a goal cashiers are ­supposed to meet measured in customers per hour. Raises are sometimes linked to these numbers. Evaluations always are. So when you stand in line on your cell phone half aware of what’s going on you’re costing a cashier his or her speed numbers. You’re also annoying people in line behind you. The cashier then has to deal with that annoyance. Put the phone away, get your debit card out and give the transaction your full attention. Cashiers are also expected to be 100 percent accurate. Companies like Costco have employees at the exit checking receipts. If a cashier forgets to ring up something they get what’s called a door audit. Two or three door audits and they get “written up.” The person at the register also gets bad marks for bad checks unless they run every check through a time-consuming verification process. They’re also supposed to keep an eye out for shoplifters, miscellaneous scams and counterfeit currency. They are responsible for answering a thousand questions. They’re also expected to be polite even the nastiest selfentitled American shopper. Cashiers take their jobs seriously. One who is close to me takes pride in her speed and accuracy. She enjoys the relationships, however transitory, she forms with customers who pick her line over others and express appreciation for her skills. If there’s one thing to keep in mind as you approach that cash register, it’s this: She doesn’t control anything in the store beyond what she can reach with her own two hands. Except her attitude. You should do the same.




A few questions for … Moll Anderson This beautiful lady will grace the stage at the upcoming Trends Charitable Fund Celebrity Luncheon on April 26 at the Phoenician. Her latest accomplishment is a gorgeous book on style called “The Seductive Home” she wrote as an expression of her impeccable taste. We asked this talented lifestyle designer a few questions leading up to her appearance at the TCF luncheon. What was your first job? I was 16 years old and my first job was at Saks Fifth Avenue in Phoenix. I loved fashion so much that I wanted to just be around the gorgeous clothes. I was lucky enough to have B.J. Johnson (who is now at Neiman Marcus) as my first boss, and I’m thrilled to say not only is she my most favorite boss, but I still call her my dear friend. What do you consider the greatest decade for your occupation? Right now! Because people are receptive and rediscovering that there is nothing more important than home.

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What 7 people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? First and foremost my husband, Charlie. He is truly the most interesting, brilliant man I know and honestly a great co-host. Also Oprah, Donna Karan, Adele, Tony Robbins, Angelina Jolie and Mother Teresa. Where would you most like to live? We are in the air about 500 hours a year. So, the fact that we can be together and travel together makes the old saying, “Home is where your heart is,” come to life big time for my husband and me. What’s next for Moll? I’m finishing up my next and third book. My exclusive seductive candle line, my own perfume and many products are to follow. What’s the best advice you can give someone on interior design? Create the life you’ve always dreamt of living and do it NOW. It doesn’t take a lot of money to live a “seductive life.” Whether it is one room or a mansion, you can create atmosphere with five simple things: paint, lighting, music, flowers and fabric! What’s your most cherished possession? My ability to survive and to never give up hope. What’s your motto? I have two: “It’s never too late to be who you were meant to be” and “Go Big OR Go Home.”






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In this memoir, Riva Yares tells the story of her life and her amazing journey from a little girl in Israel to one of the premier art dealers in the West. One of her first memories is asking her father in war-torn Israel what newspapers wrote about when there wasn’t a war. Her father told her, “My child, there is always a war someplace in the world.” That’s not the happiest of memories for a 5-year-old girl. Yet it’s Riva’s early history in a fledgling Israel that may explain the drive behind her lifelong battle to succeed. The book is divided into three parts. The first deals with her coming of age in Israel. The second tells how she came to America with her first husband, a 38-year-old man named Sam (she was 18) who became the father of her two children and who, she later realized, she did not love. The third part of the book tells the story of Riva’s amazing journey into the art world. In a forward to the book by her friend Edward Lucie-Smith, Lucie-Smith puts his finger directly onto the crux of Riva’s achievements in the art world. “Riva’s success has been even more impressive because she has never had a gallery in New York. Her base has been Scottsdale, Arizona, with a second gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.” Those who know the art world realize how difficult it is to represent the kinds of artists Riva has shown in her galleries without a presence in New York. The list of artists reads like a who’s who of American contemporary art: Milton Avery, Hans Hofmann, Yves Klein, Jules Olitski and and Jesus Soto (shown above with Riva), among many others.



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Riva is the kind of gallery owner who can actually make an artist’s career. This memoir recounts some of her adventures doing just that. If one word could describe the person that emerges in this memoir, it’s the word “adventurous.” Riva Yares never stood still for the commonplace, and from the time she was a young woman venturing out on her own with two children, her choices were based not on what might be safe, but what would be exciting. It’s a life worth reading about.


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Special Olympics Debbie and Jordan Rose

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Biltmore Resort Living 3BD/3.5BA in 3,931 SF Offered at $1,799,000

View-Rich Estate 5BD/6.5BA in 9,000 SF Offered at $3,200,000

Southwestern Charm 6BD/5.5BA in 7,237 SF Offered at $2,900,000

Gorgeous Grounds 4BD/3BA in 5,702 SF Offered at $1,695,000