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Special Features 22

Trends by Design: Ernesto Garcia


Trends’ Best Dressed Men and Women of 2012


10 Questions for … Reba McEntire


10 Questions for … Larry Fitzgerald


Worth a Second Look: Julie London

50 Trendy Reading: Marilyn Murray’s “The Murray Method”

SOCIETY Goldwater Family Picnic Stephanie Natichioni and Lee Courtney with Carole Zbacnik Trends Charitable Fund Luncheon




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Celebrity Fight Night


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Trends Charitable Fund Luncheon


Scottsdale Art Auction

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Night for Life Betty McRae and Simon Doonan with Carol Poore

Celebrity Fight Night Bo Derek


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The Best of Everything


Night of Gold Kate, David and Joan Lincoln



On My Mind


Artist Profile: Benjamin Phillips at Udinotti Gallery

14 La Dolce Vita

On the Cover: Reba McEntire with Muhammad Ali at

18 Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum: Prints by Gustave Baumann

2012 Celebrity Fight Night held at the


Spotlight on the Heard Museum: Bolo ties

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on my mind

The scales we have to tip By Bill Macomber I quit smoking for a whole 10 days recently. It was difficult and not pleasant, but I will try it again before too long. Maybe I’ll make it 11 days this time. Dieters who desperately want to lose weight and just can’t seem to make it will understand. During the ordeal, I chewed nicotine gum and fought the feeling that I couldn’t fill a big hole inside me. No matter how many Fritos or chocolate chip cookies I ate, I couldn’t fill that hole. It dawned on me that it wasn’t food I wanted. It was cigarettes. Dieters who smoked would probably feel the same thing: It’s not smoke they want, it’s ice cream. I went to the gym every day, which I do even when I am smoking due to guilt. I doubled up on my exercise and could barely get my heart rate up to conditioning speed. That tells me my heart recovers pretty quickly. This encouraged me to feel that I had jumped the gun about quitting. If my heart could recover that fast I probably didn’t need to stop smoking yet. I stopped coughing after only two or three days. That’s amazing, really. I’ve been smoking 40 years now. My wife was happy, hardly daring to hope I might make it this time. A couple of friends encouraged me, and even strangers who overheard me talking about it offered unsolicited (and as it turned out premature) ­congratulations. I see dieters go through this. So many people want to lose weight. They vow they will do it this time. Then they get home after a hard day at work. They sit on the couch and turn on the TV. They don’t want to, but before they know it there’s an emptiness that’s calling out to be filled. Part of it is nerves, and part of it is habit. Before they know it they’re eating a big bowl of ice cream. The key to succeeding at quitting smoking or losing weight lies in emotion, not thought. No matter how I felt during those 10 days, I grieved for “smoking Bill” and longed for his return. That feeling of loss overcame my determination. In a battle between emotion and intention, feelings win every time. Someday I hope my longing for the feeling of oxygen instead of carbon dioxide in my blood overpowers the fond feeling of having a cigarette in my hand. That’s my best shot. Dieters, don’t lose heart. Keep trying, be easy on yourself if you slip and don’t let go of the dream. Keep in mind it’s not the bathroom scale you have to tip, it’s the one that weighs the difference between your head and your heart.



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Benjamin Phillips at Udinotti Gallery By Bill Macomber

Should art be pretty? Let’s consider that as we look at the sculpture of Benjamin Phillips. This sculptor, who shows at Scottsdale’s Udinotti Gallery on Marshall Way, doesn’t seem that interested in “pretty.” His sculpted “portraits” embody real and not-sobeautiful things that can happen to the

human body. They are statements of mortality, vulnerability and imperfection. The artist puts it this way: He is addressing “life’s journey through various awkward and fearful stages.” You can’t tell it from these photos, but Phillips’ full-body pieces stand around four and five feet high – approximately the size a child or how a stooped, elderly person appears to us. What does that do to the viewer? Instinctively we feel we can lower our guard with someone that size and offer them empathy.

narcissistic culture opposed to the idea of flawed bodies.”

The busts and the torsos accomplish the same thing by resolutely refusing to appear “perfect” or “pretty.”

So, no, not all art has to be what we think of as beautiful to have wonderful character and depth. Sometimes the beauty is actually in the imperfection.

In a self-obsessed, TV-saturated age that worships youth and physical beauty, these works of art are embodiments of public insecurity. Phillips says they are “lingering apprehensions of a

Udinotti Gallery is located at 4215 N. Marshall Way, Scottsdale. 480.946.7056.



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Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk Mentoring homeless children Imagine being 6 years old. You witness domestic violence. Your mom leaves your dad, taking you and your siblings along. Together, you’ve gone from place to place. Finally, you find yourselves in a shelter. You’ve lost more than your home. You’ve also lost your school, your friends and everything you know. It’s not your fault ... you’re only 6. For over 20 years, Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk has offered best-practices, outcomesbased mentoring programs for at-risk and homeless children and teens. Since 2005, Youth at Risk has been transforming the lives of homeless children ages 5 to 21 through the PALS (Positive Adult Leaders in Society) Mentoring Program, supported through the Trends Charitable Fund. PALS offers homeless children weekly visits and the support of a positive adult role model – a volunteer mentor. Mentors commit at least a year to their match, but most

matches average two years. Youth at Risk sponsors monthly activities and an annual overnight camp for all PALS matches. The PALS Program has been growing steadily, a reflection of family homelessness. Over 250 children will receive services this year; there’s always a waiting list for a mentor of between 20 and 30 children. PALS offers homeless children much more than homework help and fun activities. Through the relationship built with their mentor, children are able to relearn trust in adults, which is vital to their healthy emotional and behavioral development and success. The mentoring relationship helps children envision a different kind of life, and understand what they need to do to turn that vision into reality. How You Can Help Volunteer: Share what you already know and become a mentor! There are great benefits in the mentoring relationship, not only for the child receiving mentorship, but for the mentor as well. Looking for a time-limited

volunteer experience? You can help at one of the monthly program events. Youth at Risk is also able to create opportunities for family or employee groups wanting to ­volunteer together. Goods or Services: Youth at Risk always needs tickets to family-friendly activities like museums, sporting events, plays and movies. Tickets are distributed to PALS matches and enrich children’s experiences. You can help by donating office or program supplies. Always needed are copy paper, paper towels, drinking cups, napkins and more. Contact the Youth at Risk office for their current wish list. Monetary contributions are always needed ... all Youth at Risk programs are free to participants and supported through community donations. For more information about becoming a mentor, making a donation, or exploring other ways to help, contact Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk at 602.258.1012 or visit TRENDS MAGAZINE



Welcome You to an

Evening of Trends 2012 (formerly Beat the Heat)

Saturday, September 29, 2012 The Arizona Biltmore 6:00 p.m. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres 7:00 p.m.

Presentation of Trendsetters/Fashion Show

8:00 p.m.


Honoring 2012 FABULOUS PHOENICIANS Stevie and Karl Eller


Rebecca Ailes-Fine, Shän Francis, Tara Hitchcock, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Patricia Livi, Mimi Shaps, Ann Siner, Robynn Sussman, Melani Walton, and Kari Yatkowski


Elaine Apostle, Diana Balich, Jazelle Ghiz, Dana Jirauch, Sally Lehmann, Suzan Makaus, Cheryl Parker, Ellie Shapiro, and Suzan Spiekerman


Various upscale Valley clothiers.


Family Promise of Greater Phoenix, Florence Crittenton, Greater Phoenix Youth at Risk Foundation, Inc., The Neighborhood Christian Clinic and Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS TICKETS: Ticket price begins at $300 per person. (Cocktail Attire) Call 480.951.2950, email or visit our Website at

Evening of Trends 2012 (formerly Beat the Heat)

Saturday, September 29, 2012 • The Arizona Biltmore


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❒ Champs Élysée (10 seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $50,000 Two Page Feature Story on patron and their philanthropies in Trends Magazine. All benefits at the $25,000 level

❒ Via Veneto (10 seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $25,000 Company name and logo listed in collateral materials, Press release inclusion, Full page color ad in Trends Magazine, One night stay at The Arizona Biltmore (night of event), plus all benefits at $15,000 level

❒ Rodeo Drive (10 seats). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15,000 Preferred seating for ten guests at event, Full page color ad in Trends Magazine, Acknowledgement from stage, Company logo displayed in ballroom, Special recognition gift, ten swag bags.

❒ Park Avenue (10 seats) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10,000 Company logo displayed in ballroom, Listing in event program, Preferred seating for ten guests, ten swag bags, Recognition from stage

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La Dolce Vita By Bill Dougherty By now I’m sure you’ve probably heard that the entire social community is still reveling in the fact that the Trends Charitable Fund luncheon was a smashing success! And no, I’m not just saying this because I’m affiliated with the organization. It really did happen. Anyway, things got off to a rocking start at the hilltop home of Donna and Steve Johnson the night before the big bash. Jennifer’s Catering made sure that everything came off without a hitch. And Mr. and Mrs. Johnson made sure the VIP party was flawless. But then again, they really had nothing to worry about since their home is magnificent! I’ve been told that the home is about to be featured in Phoenix Home & Garden. That alone should send socialites right off a cliff. Everyone knows that if you get your home featured in the publication you’ve definitely arrived. I know of at least five socialites who would sell their children to make the pages of the magazine. Several of them were there at the party. They must have been dying! The next day at the Phoenician, Moll Anderson, former Channel 3 TV reporter-turned-bestselling-lifestyle-editor, wowed a crowd of some of the most giving and well-dressed men and women in the community. Moll’s beautiful coffee table book, “The Seductive Home,” has been flying off the shelves since it hit bookstores throughout the country last winter. If you have not had the chance to pick it up, you should. Our 10 new Trendsetters were all recognized and handed a yellow rose, the official flower of Trends magazine and the TCF. They are Rebecca Ailes-Fine, Shän Francis, Tara Hitchcock, Colleen Jennings-



Roggensack, Patsy Livi, Mimi Shaps, Ann Siner, Robynn Sussman, Melani Walton and Kari Yatkowski. They will be presented at An Evening of Trends on Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. The event, formerly known as Beat the Heat, got a little dusty after almost 30 years so we decided to change everything! The gala will feature a seated Fashion Week-style runway show spotlighting the Valley’s hottest boutiques and specialty stores along with dinner and dancing. I hope you join us. I promise you won’t be disappointed. As the luncheon’s festivities continued, the 10 Best Dressed Men and Women in Phoenix all turned out to accept their coveted honor. Stevie and Karl Eller, this year’s Fabulous Phoenicians, gave a heart-felt speech on their more than 40 years of philanthropy, not to mention their monumental efforts to chair the state’s centennial. What an amazing couple! I truly don’t believe that the luncheon would have been the success it was had it not been for its chairs, Missy Anderson and Jinger Richardson. From the stage I thanked the girls’ mother, bestselling author Marilyn Murray, for the amazing job she did raising her two daughters. They are not only heart-stoppingly beautiful, but they are two of the nicest people I’ve met. You should have been there! Continued on page 16

La Dolce Vita – Continued from page 14 In other news I’ve heard that Letitia Chambers, currently the director of the Heard Museum, is leaving. I was quite shocked to hear the news. It seems it was just yesterday when we attended a cocktail party introducing Dr. Chambers to the community. She had lofty and obtainable goals for the museum along with an impressive resume and a dynamic personality. I felt sure that Dr. Chambers was the perfect fit for the magnificent museum. Change is always inevitable and I don’t know what took place, but I can tell you she did not retire, as several press releases have stated. Nevertheless, I wish her the very best.

­ utdoor mall was built back in the roaring ‘80s it housed some of the o most chic and posh boutiques and restaurants in the Southwest. It’s hard to believe that that was 30 years ago. Time has not been kind to the opulent and architecturally significant center. Management companies for the last two decades have had their own ideas about the shopping mall. Not one of them was a good idea. Over the years almost every fine nuance disappeared from the center and so did the shops and shoppers. Anyway, rumor has it that it’s set to become expensive condominiums.

The other afternoon I found myself strolling through the Borgata of Scottsdale only to find it nearly empty! When the breathtaking

As I understand it, the successful three restaurants will remain and the now-vacant stores won’t be torn down but will be turned into condominiums. If the gossip is indeed true, the units could rival those of Dos Puertas and Scottsdale North. They are perhaps two of the more majestic patio-home communities ever built in the state. Having lived in Dos Puertas back in the late 1990s, I can tell you that the units are sold by word of mouth only. It will be interesting to see if the Borgata renovation will ever come to fruition. Given the beautiful mall’s sad history, I say don’t hold your breath. Stay tuned, there’s always more …

In Cocktail Polo News You Should Know: That a lecherous old man may have just received the ultimate ultimatum from his tawny wife ... That a sociopath socialite just appeared at a recent fashion show reeking of booze … That someone you all know and don’t necessarily enjoy may very well be at the end of her rope ... That a wealthy Valley couple just secretly helped out a charity dire need and refused take any credit … That IninCocktail Polo News youtoshould know: a prickly socialite who treats most people like hired help was herself once a maid … That everyone in the social swim is truly sick of a couple who have clearly reinvented themselves … That the bizarre behavior of a charity gala attendee has shocked the community … That onlookers at a recent ball were shocked as they watched two women almost come to blows. Now you’re all caught up for the next 15 minutes …



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Beach Ball

Stacey Boltz and Maja Langbein with Jennifer Moser

David and Katie Sellers

Ron and Ronnie Chambless

Lisa Geyer and Michelle Dudash

Lydia Rodin and Wendy Beninato

Molly Sodja and Shannon Gulbas

Barbara Adelson

CUNNING IN COBALT AND WHITE, TOO Chairs Stacey Boltz, Maja Langbein and Jennifer Moser BELLE OF THE BEACH Barbara Adelson in vintage Chanel BROADCAST NEWS John Hook, Kari Lake, Beth McDonald and Mike Biehler SWINGING TROPICAL VENUE The Phoenician

John Hook and Kari Lake with Beth McDonald and Mike Biehler

Coverage courtesy of Kathy DeSanto




Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum Gustave Baumann (1881-1971) traveled to New Mexico in 1918 from Illinois. As with so many artists in the last 150 years, the visit to the Land of Enchantment made a huge impression on the artist. There is no blue like the blue sky of New Mexico. The landscape drew him West to live permanently. He resided and worked in Santa Fe, becoming one of the most successful and accomplished makers of color woodblock prints. Baumann carved the blocks and meticulously mixed vivid colors by hand. The resulting hand-pulled prints are still amazing for their vibrant representation of his adopted landscape. The Phoenix Art Museum will present more than 40 Baumann prints through July 29 in a special show from the collection of Gil Waldman. Most of the landscapes were inspired by New Mexico, but a few were based on his travels in Arizona. Viewers of this exhibition should keep in mind that every color used in a Baumann print required a specific wood block. That means he used as many as a dozen blocks to produce one of these colorful prints. Here’s a side note: The artist loved working with wood in other forms and often produced unique frames for his work we well as marionette puppets. The Phoenix Art Museum is located at 1625 N. Central Ave. or 602.257.1222.




John C. Lincoln Night of Gold Ball

Brittany Grecco and Cortney Melocik

Brad and Barbara Hansen

Chris and Cheryl Melocik

WHITE IS ALWAYS RIGHT Ball chair Cheryl Melocik, fetching in white CITRUS IN CONCERT Gorgeous orange and lemon, Brittany Grecco and Cortney Melocik STATELY VENUE The Phoenician Resort HAVE A HEART John C. Lincoln shows care and compassion with its Health Network

Rebecca Lindy and Marcus Montoya

Photos courtesy of Sally and Peter Kzrykos

Ginger and Don Brandt

Robert and Ophelia McCulloch

Mark and Laura Williams

Bahar and Markus Shippel




2012 Celebrity Fight Night

Bill and Tani Austin Lionel Richie and Muhammad Ali

Walter and Sue Scott

Reba McEntire with Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks

CELEBRITY POWER Every year Celebrity Fight Night attracts Hollywood’s A-List. BOXING RING A blessed thank-you to Lonnie and Muhammad Ali and their tireless efforts KNOCKOUT PUNCH The amazing vision of Jimmy Walker and Sean Currie SAPPHIRE STAR AND SINGER, TOO Reba McEntire wowed the crowd in support of Celebrity Fight Night. Jimmy and Nancy Walker with Billy and Janice Crystal



Larry Fitzgerald and Kurt Warner

Photos courtesy of Celebrity Fight Night


2012 Celebrity Fight Night

Bruce Halle with Reba McEntire and Diane Halle

Melissa Peterman

Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth

Martina McBride and Rita Wilson with David Foster

Tom Hanks with Bo Derek and John Corbett

Renee and Bob Parsons

Jason Derulo and Jordin Sparks

Rascal Flatts Gary Levox and Joe Don Rooney with Sean Currie and Jay DeMarcus

Photos courtesy of Celebrity Fight Night

Lynn and Foster Friess




Eclectic interiors: The allure of past and present By Ernesto Garcia, ASID Eclectic interiors are without a doubt the most complex to create. They are constructed from vast and diverse sources and require a keen understand of the historic/cultural content of every object in a space, their scale, color and texture; all of which must coexist in a harmonious but unexpected dialogue. To exemplify the task, let me share with you my design process while designing the dining room pictured on this page: • L ocated adjacent to the living room, the space needed to be “framed” with a distinctive architectural feature. During one of my buying trips, I found these columns at an antique store in Chelsea, London. They came from a late 18th-century English estate. With their weathered marks on the carved stone, I found them noble and dignified and felt they would perfectly flank the space.

other furnishings in the space to reveal themselves without heavy and sparkly competition. Hence, I designed the most minimal “chandelier” I could: a chrome ring with small Murano glass pendants.

• M y clients, who are passionate about entertaining friends and family, agreed, “Nothing encourages conversation like a round table.” I clearly understood their lifestyle, so I found an outstanding ­rosewood French Deco reproduction table. Its clean lines and rich graining give it the anchoring weight required as the focal point of the room.

Eclecticism is revival, new energy and life, the chance to converge so many of the things we love, old and new, in one home, threading the beads that constitute our own histories and the possibilities of our future.

• T o complement the refined clarity of the French Deco table, my search led me to stylized Regency chairs which gracefully display their dark frame against the ivory color walls adding movement to the space.

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

• T his now-harmonious dining ensemble needed to rest on something other than a predictable Asian rug. It needed something dynamic to support and enhance it, something unexpected that would empower the room. Inspired by Catalonian architecture and an Emilio Pucci vintage dress, I designed the wool and silk rug which was woven in the USA. • W hen it came to lighting, it would have been easy to succumb to the tempting and often ubiquitous crystal chandelier. However, the room needed a light and airy source of illumination that would allow all



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Best Dressed Men and Women

OF PHOENIX BEST DRESSED HONOREES THROUGH THE YEARS: George Abrams, Dayton Adams, Brenda Agee, Bert Alanko, Debbie Bennett, Jerry Bisgrove, Tim Braun, John Bruner, Nanci Bruner, Chip Burley, David Cantor, Debbie Castaldo, Herman Chanen, Tom Cheek, Carol Clemmensen, Jerry Colangelo, Joel Cohen, Jim Cook, John Coumbe, Paul Critchfield, Mark Curtis, Walt Danley, Joe Deihl, Cathy Dickey, Melanie Dillman, Charlie Dunlap, Richard Doria, Bijen Dyrek, Jonathan Elias, Nick Esposito, Greg Eveloff, Tanner Flynn, Harriet Friedland, Jack Friedland, Puné Ghebleh, Victoria Glimcher, Dayton Grafman, Laura Grafman, David Gustafson, Diane Halle, Mike Hecomovich, Bob Hobbs, Julie Horne, Will Hoskyns, Kimberly Jacobsen, Nancy Joaquim, Marcia Jobe, Alison Johnson, Jim Kleeman, Harlene Korey, Lanny Lahr, Jackson Le Baer, Lois LeMarr, Frank Leonesio, Joey Leslie, Stan Levine, Jerry Lewkowitz, James Linsmayer, Bill Lykins, Mac Magruder, Murray Manaster, Ina Manaster, Len Mark, Adam Mays, Al McCoy, Tim McGrane, Stewart Martin, Patrick McGroder, Mary Ellen McKee, Richard Milne, Al Molina, Manny Molina, Arte Moreno, Susie Muzzy, Francis Najafi, Michael Nicholas, Priscilla Nicholas, Ted Overton, Vernon Parker, Michael Petersen-Incorvaia, Doreen Picerne, Johnny Price, Gerda Ray, Sanford Ritz, Ed Robson, Jesse Romero, Carolyn Ross, Rick Ross, Marcia Roth, Sanford Roth, Amy Samuel, Kristen Sandquist, Dan Santy, Paul Sarantes, Dan Shapiro, Angela Shaulis, Ray Slomski, Charles Stuart, Miriam Sukhman, Todd Sumney, Robert Sussman, Robynn Sussman, Mark Tarbell, John Teets, Remy Toh, Don Ulrich, Jim Valenzuela and Eileen Yeung

Honorees received the most number of nominations from Trends readers. The annual Best Dressed Men and Women awards are announced each spring.



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Debbie Castaldo A captivating smile and svelte lines complement almost anything this stunning blonde wears. Elegant strands of pearls and beautifully tailored suits and evening wear make Debbie a true standout. Occupation: Vice president of Corporate and Community Impact for the Arizona Diamondbacks and executive director of the Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation. What is your fashion philosophy? Classic elegance with a little “dazzle.” From whom did you receive your fashion sense? My grandmother. What is your signature look? Black and white. Favorite designer: David Meister, Jenni Mac, Jovani and great stores like White House Black Market. Favorite fragrance/cologne: Ralph Lauren. Favorite restaurant: Anything Sam Fox creates. Favorite shoe designer: Jimmy Choo. Must-have accessory: My watch and my D-backs logo. What fashion items do you have the most of? A pair of wow shoes! What fashion item do you absolutely never leave home without? My smile. Which celebrity’s fashion style do you admire most? Grace Kelly. What is your best fashion tip? Establish you own personal style and live it.

Mark Curtis Every evening viewers tune in to see how elegantly Mark Curtis is dressed on Channel 12 News. He’s held down a top spot of fashion in this town for enough time to put him on anyone’s best dressed list. Occupation: News anchor, 12 News. What’s your fashion philosophy/tip? Don’t be a slave to whatever happens to be trendy. From whom did you receive your fashion sense? No one. Sometimes that’s good, sometimes not so much. But I have to say Greg Eveloff of The Clotherie has been a tremendous influence to me. What’s your signature look? Business. What’s the most powerful weapon in your closet? A wide variety of ties. Favorite designer: Canali. Favorite fragrance: Tom Ford. Favorite shoe designer: Cole Haan. Must-have accessory: A comfortable pair of jeans. What fashion item do you absolutely not leave home without? My watch. What celebrity’s fashion style do you admire the most? George Clooney. What’s your favorite restaurant(s)? Eddie’s House, Sushi Roku, Pomo Pizza and Local Bistro.



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Lanny Lahr This handsome gentleman always manages to be perfectly dressed whether he’s casual or outfitted for a board meeting. His classic style and timeless accessories make him a man among men. Occupation: Health care consultant. What’s your fashion philosophy/tip? Know your own style. From whom did you receive your fashion sense? My wife, Marlene, plus Greg and Joe from The Clotherie. What’s the most powerful weapon in your closet? My smile. Favorite designer: Canal and Zegna. Favorite fragrance: Boucheron, because my wife loves it. Favorite shoe designer: Moreschi. Must-have accessory? A great pair of shoes. What fashion item do you absolutely not leave home without? A black sports jacket. What celebrity’s fashion style do you admire the most? Matt Lauer. What’s your favorite restaurant(s)? Christopher’s, Tarbell’s and Sakana.

Carol Clemmensen People gasp when Carol Clemmensen walks into a room. Her stately appearance combined with the latest Paris or New York look truly sets her apart. You can’t miss this elegant lady when she walks into any room. Occupation: Mother and wife. What’s your fashion philosophy/tip? A mixture of high and low together is so pleasing to eye. From whom did you receive your fashion sense? My mother was a talented seamstress, and she allowed me to design my of my childhood dresses, which she patterned and sewed lovingly. What’s your signature look? Classic, modern and feminine. What’s the most powerful weapon in your closet? A simple black dress by Azzedine Alaia. Favorite designer: Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli. Favorite fragrance: Prada Infusion D’Iris for day, Bulgari Au the Blanc for evening. Favorite shoe designer? If only one, Manolo Blahnik. Must-have accessory: Yoga mat. What item do you not leave home without? Oversized sun hat. What celebrity’s fashion style do you admire the most? Gwyneth Paltrow. What’s your favorite restaurant(s)? Marcellino, Shin Bay and Veneto Trattoria.



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Bijen Dyrek Bijen is one of the most consistently stunning presences at social events in the Valley. Perfectly coiffed and beautifully adorned, she’s a pacesetter in all aspects of fashion. Her jewelry combined with elegant clothes makes her a must at any party. Occupation: Private jeweler and loving wife and mother. What’s your fashion philosophy/tip? Buy classic looks rather than trends. From whom did you receive your fashion sense? Colors and fashions from Istanbul, where I was born. What’s the most powerful weapon in your closet? I believe it starts with a fit mind and body. That I owe to Harriet Carroll’s Dance Program. Favorite designer: Save the Queen for sportswear, Emilio Pucci for prints and Valentino for evening. Favorite fragrance: Vera Wang. Favorite shoe designer: Louboutin’s are the prettiest, but Prado’s are the easiest to wear. Must-have accessory: Fabulous statement jewelry. What fashion item do you absolutely not leave home without? A fabulous watch as well as my wedding band and ring. What celebrity’s fashion style do you admire the most? Carolina Herrera. What’s your favorite restaurant(s)? Tarbell’s.

Stewart Martin A true Southern gentleman, Stewart’s elegant style and classic taste separate him from the norm. Whether he’s working a legal case or socializing with friends, he always looks picture perfect. Occupation: Family business and estate planning attorney. What’s your fashion philosophy/tip? A pressed white cotton shirt always works, but most importantly, be yourself. From whom did you receive your fashion sense? My father and Lew Mundin, owner of the Squire Shop in Richmond, Va. I worked there two years while in school. What’s your signature look? Traditional. What’s the most powerful weapon in your closet? Hermes ties. Favorite designer: Hickey Freeman. Favorite fragrance: Herrera cologne. Favorite shoe designer: Alden. Must-have accessory: Smartphone. What fashion item do you absolutely not leave home without? My money clip and wedding ring. What celebrity’s fashion style do you admire the most? Cary Grant. What’s your favorite restaurant(s)? Elements, Lon’s and Andreoli Italian Grocer.



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Michael Petersen-Incorvaia Not afraid to take risks in the corporate world or out on the town, Michael’s winning style spins heads wherever he goes. Elegant during the day and cutting edge at night, mixed with a hint of bling, Michael is a man who knows how to put it together. Occupation: Senior catering sales manager at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown. What’s your fashion philosophy/tip? Wear what makes you happy. From whom did you receive your fashion sense? Bob Mackie. What’s your signature look? Black boots, jeans, black turtleneck and black blazer. What’s the most powerful weapon in your closet? Hard to decide between belts and shoes. Favorite designer: Custo Barcelona t-shirts and anything Etro. Favorite fragrance: Prada Amber. Favorite shoe designer: Harris. Must-have accessory: My wedding ring. What fashion item do you absolutely not leave home without? My backpack. What celebrity’s fashion style do you admire the most? I love Diane Keaton, who marches to her own drummer. What’s your favorite restaurant(s)? Falidias in New York City and Rita’s Kitchen.

Puné Ghebleh “Elegance personified” are the words to describe Puné. Her mix of fine jewelry and beautifully tailored suits put her in a Grace Kelly-like stratosphere. Occupation: Mother, business manager for my husband’s medical practice and personal style consultant. What’s your fashion philosophy/tip? I think Coco Chanel said it best: “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress. Dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” From whom did you receive your fashion sense? My mother. What’s your signature look? Simple yet sophisticated. What’s a powerful weapon in your closet? Black Prada dress. Favorite designer: Karl Lagerfeld, Giorgio Armani and Jean Paul Gaultier are true artists. I also admire and respect Tory Burch and Diane von Furstenberg. Favorite fragrance: CREED – Spring Flower. Favorite shoe designer: Lanvin and YSL are my current favorites. Must-have accessory: Earrings and a great cocktail ring. What fashion item do you absolutely not leave home without? A good blow-dry and cut, along with a high quality watch and I’m good to go. What celebrity’s fashion style do you admire the most? Babe Paley. What’s your favorite restaurant(s)? Vincent on Camelback is my favorite.



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Harlene Korey There’s no doubt that Harlene Korey is a fashion maven. She has an innate ability to forecast trends and pushes the fashion envelope to a higher level. Her sophisticated style is reflected in her jewelry line. Occupation: Owner, designer and manufacturer of Kalibre Jewelry. What’s your fashion philosophy/tip? Make the most of yourself. Never let trends dictate how you dress. From whom did you receive your fashion sense? Both of my parents. What’s your signature look? A dichotomy of edgy casual chic paired with my signature hoops. What’s the most powerful weapon in your closet? The most powerful style weapon is exuding confidence. Favorite designer: Some of my favorites are Claude Montana, Thierry Mugler, Azzedine Alaia, Balenciaga, Roland Mouret and Chanel. Favorite fragrance: Hermes, Balenciaga and Tom Ford. Favorite shoe designer: My all-time favorite is (vintage designer) Maud Frizon. Also Charlotte Olympia and Christian Louboutin. Must-have accessory: Nothing but Kalibre Jewelry! What item do you not leave home without? Kalibre hoop earrings. What celebrity’s fashion style do you admire the most? Jaqueline Kennedy Onassis and Diana Ross. What’s your favorite restaurant(s)? Don and Charlie’s, F&B, Cowboy Ciao, Veneto Trattoria, Deseo, Tarbell’s and Noca.

Dan Shapiro This guy can pull off just about anything. And does. His mix of a great pair of jeans combined with a flashy suit make him a standout in the normally staid medical community. Occupation: Plastic surgeon. What is your fashion philosophy/tip? When in doubt, wear the tie. From whom did you receive your fashion sense? Observing others while living in Manhattan. What’s your signature look? Contemporary. What’s the most powerful weapon in your closet? Tailored suit. Favorite designer: Tom Ford. Favorite fragrance: Chanel Egoiste. Favorite shoe designer: Gucci. Must-have accessory: Alligator belt. What fashion item do you absolutely never leave home without? An interesting watch. What celebrity’s fashion style do you admire most? Jude Law. What’s your favorite restaurant(s)? Roka Akor, Dominic’s and Zuma in Miami.




Silver & Turquoise Ball

Tray Bame and Gene D’Adamo with Sue Glawe

Albert and Paula Hale

Debbie and Royce Manuel with children Megan, Heleigh and Nizhoni

NATIVE BENEFICIARY The Phoenix Indian Center IMPRESSIVE VENUE Talking Stick Resort NATIVE AMERICAN REVIVIAL The Living Traditions Dance Troupe performed. BRIGHT HERITAGE Royce and Debbie Manuel with children Megan, Heleigh and Nizhoni Karla and Anthony Kahn

Claudia and Steve Gelogomah

Chris Kurtz and Julie Kurtz with Heather St. Peter Gawley and Brian Gawley

Photos courtesy of Christi Warner

Vickie and Jeff England

Dan and Mary Baldwin




Spotlight on the Heard Museum A fun exhibit at the Heard takes a varied look at Arizona official neckwear, the bolo tie. “Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary” runs through Sept. 3. This quirky tie substitute originated in the Southwest and spread quickly through the West and eventually to other parts of the country. Opinions vary as to how the bolo tie got its start, but the best theory seems to be that it evolved from neck slides of the late 1800s. The modern bolo emerged in the 1940s as a reflection of the casual nature of Western wear. From the start it was seen as an individualistic substitute for the business suit and tie that dominated men’s clothing at the time. It didn’t take long for American Indian artists to put their mark on this style icon. Especially in Arizona, Native artists began making bolo ties that doubled as amazing expressions of the jeweler’s art. There are wonderful examples in this exhibit. The bolo ties included in this show come from the Heard’s permanent collection of more than 170 bolo ties and from the promised gift of Chicago collector Norman L. Sandfield. His collection consists of more than 1,000 bolo ties, scarf slides and ephemera, many of which are on display. The exhibit shows the antecedents of the bolo tie, including Victorian neckwear and scarf slides. The exhibit also examines how Western wear, including the bolo tie, was popularized through 1950s television shows and movies. Some TV and movie personalities who brought scarf slides and bolo ties into the everyday vernacular include the Cisco Kid, Hopalong Cassidy and Roy Rogers. How did the bolo become Arizona’s official neckwear? KOOL Channel 10’s anchor Bill Close and five other bolo tie enthusiasts met in 1966 at the Westward



Ho Hotel in downtown Phoenix. From the beginning, their intent was to make the bolo tie a state emblem. Help arrived when Gov. Jack Williams proclaimed the first week of March 1969 as Bolo Tie Week. After several unsuccessful attempts, a bill making the bolo tie official was passed on April 22, 1971. The Heard is located at 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. or 602.252.8848.



T H A N K S YO U Special Acknowledgements (In Kind Donations)

PATRONS Presenting Sponsor: Ellie and Michael Ziegler Celebrity Sponsor: Carole and Bob Machiz Elegant ($10,000 and above) Charlie and Moll Anderson Family Foundation Stevie and Karl Eller Stardust Foundation Melani and Rob Walton

Chic ($5,000 and above) Missy Anderson, Chevy Humphrey and Julie Vogel, Jinger Richardson, Ann Siner, Kari Yatkowski

Stylish ($2,500 and above) Shelley and Dayton Adams, Debbie Castaldo, Char Hubble Shän Francis, National Bank of Arizona, Neiman Marcus

Tasteful ($1,500 and above) David Azadi, Shelley Kuhle, Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, Suzan Makaus, Sandra Matteucci

Gorgeous ($1,000 and above) Rebecca Ailes-Fine, Jill Alanko, Nanci Bruner, Joan and Jerry Colangelo, Susan Doria, Sue Fletcher, Laurie Florkiewicz, Diane Halle, Dyan Haugen, Sandy Hecomovich, Billie Jo Herberger, Jeanne & Gary Herberger, Judy Hewson, Brenda Howard, Arlene Inch, Kimberly Jacobsen, Donna Johnson, Margot Knight, Ruth Lavinia, Sally Lehmann, Jan Lewis, Sharron Lewis, Lynne Love, Ina Manaster, Tahnia McKeever, Diana Might, Carole Moreno, Kathy Munson, Sallie Brophy Najafi, Rebecca Nassikas, Priscilla Nicholas, Doris Ong, Pat Petznick, Linda Pope, Helene Presutti, Julie Prusak, Gerda Ray, Leslie Rich, Michelle Robson, Carolyn Ross, Adrienne Schiffner, Ellie Shapiro, Lisa Shapiro, Nancy Spetzler, Robynn Sussman, Lauri Termansen, Daryl Weil, Eileen Yeung

The Celebrity Luncheon Committee expresses their gratitude to those contributing after print deadlines.

ABC’s “Duets, Duets”, Adrienne Schiffner, Amy Gutierez, Anna Leonard/A Rosebrush, ASU Gammage, Avant Garde, Azadi Fine Rugs, Barney’s New York, Becka Connelly/ Sachi Salon, Bill Dougherty/Trends Publishing, B.J. Johnson, Bliss Boutique, Body Reform, Brad Richardson, Jr., Bungalow, Buster’s Restaurant on the Lake, Camelback Village Racquet and Health Club, Catherine’s Collection, Cathy and Alan Kent, Classic Cakes and Confections, Clyde Betts/ ADV Productions, Dennis Thompson/White House, Diane Ryan Hollinger and Fox 10 News, Dominick’s Steakhouse, Donna Johnson, Donna Karan, Donovan’s Steak and Chop House of Phoenix, Dr. Dan Shapiro/Shapiro Plastic Surgery and Skin Klinic, E.D. Marshall Jewelers, Eddie’s House, El Chorro Lodge, Ella at Sachi Salon, Ellie Ziegler, Fiesta Furnishings, Florence Crittenton, Galicia Fine Jewelers, Gary M. Shapiro, O.D./Optical Expressions, Go Figure Scottsdale, Images by Michael Photography, In the Pink Boutique, Jacqueline Nerguizian Fine Jewelry, Jason Kaplan/Driver Provider, Jazelle Ghiz, Jeannie Knot at Sachi Salon, Jeff Barba, Jennifer’s Catering, Jimmy Woo, Jinger Richardson, John Grady, Josette Sullins, Julia Baker Confections, Kathy Munson, Letitia Frye, Lindsay Lou, Lisa Pagel, Lisa Shapiro, Margaret Merritt and The Agency, Midfirst Private Bank, Missy Anderson, Moda Georgio Custom Shirts & Clothing, My Sister’s Closet, Moll Anderson, Montage Beverly Hills, Nan Howlett, Nederlander Producing Company of America, Inc., Neiman Marcus, Nouvelle Armoire, Oday Shakar, On the Veranda, One Posh Place, Phoenix Boy’s Choir, Phoenix Symphony, Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort, Robyn Lee and Rich Rector, Roseann Dunteman, Sachi Salon, Saks Fifth Avenue, Sallie Brophy Najafi, Sally Lehmann, Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa, Schumacher European, Ltd., Scottsdale Plaza Resort, Sleep America, Souplantation & Sweet Tomatoes, Stephanie Mahr/The Phoenician, Stingray Sushi, Susie Muzzy, Tara Hitchcock, The Arizona Biltmore, The James Beard Foundation, The Linen Tree, The Phoenician, The Willows, Tierra del Lagarto, Tim Braun ToH Design Studio, Tom Buckley/PSAV, Tom Meaker/ CapitoLitho, Trisha Anthony, Valerianne, Vallone Design, Vincent’s on Camelback, Westin New York at Times Square, Wish List Fine Jewelers


Trends Charitable Fund

Daryl Weil and Linda Pope

Debbie Pshebnishki and Mirav Glacey

Missy Anderson and Marilyn Murray with Jinger Richardson

SEDUCTIVE STYLE Moll Anderson wowed the crowd as the celebrity speaker. BEAUTIFUL INSIDE AND OUT Event chairs Missy Anderson and Jinger Richardson KEEPING UP APPEARANCES Dashing Tanner Flynn WELCOME MAT Saks Fifth Avenue’s new GM, Robert Arnold-Kraft

Tiffany and Marilyn Quayle

Tanner Flynn



Ann Siner and Josefine Perry

Judy Shannon and Sallie Najafi with Bonnie Martin

Karl and Stevie Eller

Photos courtesy of J.J. Brewer


Trends Charitable Fund

Walt Danley

Tess Loo and Jennifer Siner with Kacey Broach

Lisa Geyser

Sara O’Meara and Yvonne Fedderson

Steve Helm and Kate Worthington

Sandy Hecomovich and Lisa Shapiro

Suzan Spiekerman and Carolyn Ross with Mandy Nashshineh

Photos courtesy of J.J. Brewer

Amy Videan and Robert Arnold-Kraft

Jody Baker and Kirk Laibe with Shelley Kuhle




Scottsdale Art Auction

Melissa Label and Mary Moore McKracken with Judy Decker

Maya Nelson and Janell Grady

COLOR MY WORLD Legacy Gallery hosts the largest Western art auction in the Southwest. MODERN MASTER Special guest artist Howard Terpning was on hand. EYES FOR ART More than 500 people packed the gallery. OVER THE TOP The sale of fine art brought in more than $60 million.

Lynn Friess with Maggie and Dick Scarlett



Andrea Frost and Luanna Morris with Jinger Richardson

Pat and Bubba Wood with Frank and Marjorie Sands

Photos courtesy of Jinger Richardson


Some questions for … Reba McEntire What can anyone say about this wonderful entertainer and person that you don’t already know? Reba has been a positive force at Celebrity Fight Night for a long time now. She graciously donates her time and her well-known name to the cause the same way she does everything else in her life – with generosity and class. Why did you decide to participate in Celebrity Fight Night? My friends Pat Manley and Chris Rich invited Narvel and me to the Fight Night benefit in the early 2000s. We were hooked that first year because of the sincerity of everyone involved, by how much fun we had and by knowing we were helping to raise money to get rid of a disease that needs to be gone. What do you consider your greatest moment professionally? Helping others, giving back and showing that there is always hope. Where would you like to live? Where I’m living now. Who inspired your craft? Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton and my Mama. Who are your heroes? Narvel, Lonnie Ali, volunteers, teachers and people with big hearts. What’s the hardest part about being a celebrity? Sharing your privacy. What’s your greatest extravagance? Flying private. What 7 people, living or dead, would you invite to your dinner party? I’m very lucky that when we auction off a dinner at our house to benefit Fight Night, we get to meet the most generous, big-hearted people in the world. Those are the ones I’m so blessed to dine with.

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Goldwater Family Picnic

Warren Brown and Stacey Jones

Frances Tsmer and Rolf Lohse

Clive and Janet Cussler

Alison and Johnny Johnson

Joyce Santis and Bob De La Torre

Ami and Derrick Hall with Marian Rhodes

Beth McDonald and Mike Biehler

LUCKY BENEFICIARY The American Cancer Society A WELCOME NEW VENUE The hip Phoenix Country Club A HUGE THANK-YOU Emcee Beth McDonald and honorees Nan and C.A. Howlett BEST-SELLING COUPLE Janet and Clive Cussler lent their support

C.A. and Nan Howlett



Photos courtesy of Connie Sunday and Frank Schmuck


10 Questions for … Larry Fitzgerald This famed receiver for the Arizona Cardinals and community volunteer is a force to be reckoned with on the field and off. He is passionate about the game of football and about being a positive force in his adopted home town through events like Celebrity Fight Night. We managed to intercept Larry long enough to answer 10 thought-provoking questions. Why did you decide to participate in Celebrity Fight Night? First and foremost, I am a huge Muhammad Ali fan like everybody else in this room. I also knew about the huge impact Celebrity Fight Night had on raising awareness in the fight against Parkinson’s Disease . I wanted to be a part of this positive charity event. What do you consider your greatest moment professionally? I hope my greatest moment professionally is still to come. Where would you like to live? Currently, I am happy living in Arizona. Who inspired you in your craft? My parents. Who are your heroes? Same answer. My parents. What’s the hardest part about being a celebrity? The hardest part about being a celebrity is making sure you are utilizing your name to promote things that you strongly believe in ... things that will make a positive impact on people’s lives. At the same time, I believe it is important not to spread yourself too thin. What’s your greatest extravagance? Clothes and shoes. What 7 people, living or dead, would you invite to your dinner party? Nelson Mandela, the Dalai Lama, Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, Tupac Shakur, Jackie Robinson and Al Capone.




Dinner on the Desert

Diane and Tom Might

Ann Denk

STARLIGHT THEATER Guests mixed under the stars of an Arizona spring evening.

Bitsy Susich

Greg Holmes and Lisa Henry Holmes

David and Heather Eaton with Chuck and Kathy Munson

Kate Baker and Mary Meyer

Jan Lewis

Bennett and Jacquie Dorrance

YOU NEED TO GO THERE Desert Botanical Garden, an amazing sanctuary HEAD GARDENERS Chairs Kathy and Chuck Munson EXREMELY GENEROUS Jacquie and Bennett Dorrance along with Go Daddy



Photos by Bill Dougherty


Crisis Nursery

Heidi Ferraro and Patty Sapp

Jeff and Lisa Geyser

Jackie Smith and Jocelyn Casey

Brian Hart with Nadine and Bruce Hart

TWO WHO CARE Patty Sapp and Heidi Ferraro, chairs TIME MACHINE Guests moved to the music and styles of the ‘70s. THE KALEIDOSCOPE VENUE The Arizona Biltmore Resort provided the perfect setting. Russell and Erika Dickey

Reania Meader

Tiffanie and Dave Leyvas

Photos courtesy of Kathy DeSanto




The Board of Visitors

The Debutants Mary Ann Sheely and Mona Smith

SOMETHING EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW Board of Visitors is the oldest charity in the state. WHITEOUT Beautiful young ladies presented to society. OLD ARIZONA The Camelback Inn provides an alwaysperfect venue. SYNERGY SISTERS Mary Ann Sheely, chair, and Mona Smith, ball chair Kitty Langmade and Buzz Sands

Liz Frakes and Jennifer Grant Rob and Robin LeMarr with Jon Wainwright

The escorts



Photos courtesy of Jordan McBride


The Board of Visitors Bob Cuje and Mary Maloney

Stevie and Karl Eller

Robin LeMarr and Melinda Wainwright

Heather and Jim Kaiser

Jared and Jordan McBride

Joanie and Michael Flatt Melissa Coy and Connor McGinley

Jolene and Mike Walker

Adrienne, Mona, Mike, Kimberly and Morgan Smith

Photos courtesy of Jordan McBride




Marine Corps Scholarship Dinner

Fred Ferguson and Dave McIntyre

Melaney and Danny Dong

Amy Moyse with Paul and Betty Rhodes

SINCE 1962 More than $60 million raised to pay tuition for children of fallen Marines. APROPOS VENUE The Westin Kierland THE FEW, THE PROUD Lifetime Achievement Award winner Lee Hanley, USMC retired TIE A YELLOW RIBBON Amy Moyse, splendid in shades of gossamer lemon.

Will Harhaway and Mike Wilburn with Matt Thompso



Tracy and Phil McKenzie

Abel Garza and Rina Abraham with Fredrick Coleman

Julie and John Prusak

Patrick and Shelley McGinley

Photos courtesy of Connie Sunday and Frank Schmuck


Xavier Prep

Sister Joanie Nuckols and Hannah DeSanto with Sister Joan Fitzgerald

Amy McCone and Lynn Jackson

Catherine and Kristen Zacher

Laura Westphal and Kiley Ward

GENERATIONS BROUGHT TOGETHER Mothers and daughters assembled for a lovely afternoon. KEEPERS OF THE FLAME Sister Joanie and Sister Joan and their amazing guidance ON THE RUNWAY Classmates exchanged glances and the latest fashions.

Susan Bittersmith and Cindy Schaible

Lauren and Mary Murphy

Joe and Barb Giancola

Photos courtesy of Kathy DeSanto




Iconic Night for Life 2012

Andre Mansion and Maureen Feeney

Robert Kerry and Jeff Brodin

Simon Doonan and Ryan O’Meara with Jack Luciano

GENTLEMEN AND SCHOLARS Chairs Jack Luciano and Ryan O’Meara SIGHT FOR SORE EYES Emcee Simon Doonan BELOVED HONOREE Betty McRae WOWING THE CROWD Jessica Fotinos in vintage courtesy of Fashions by Robert Black Kimberly and Donelle Titus

Jana Boomersbach

Jessica Fotinos



Jay David Smith and Christa Severns

Michael and Toni Spears

Photos by Bill Dougherty


THE COUPLE Mara Foley, originally from Boston, currently of Scottsdale Brandon Bowdidge, originally from Boston, currently of Scottsdale MEET THE PARENTS Maria Lopez of Paradise Valley and Peter Foley of Boston Lynne Keefe of New Hampshire and Sid Bowdidge, also of New Hampshire NUPTIALS The “U-Haul House” (designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in Paradise Valley) THE RING Made by a jeweler in Boston THE FLOWERS Chelsi Jo Lemons (succulents) THE caterer Atlasta Catering THE CAKE Mamalee’s Cookies and Cakes THE BRIDAL GOWN Lillian Lottie of Scottsdale THE PHOTOGRAPHER Sandey Tenuto THE HONEYMOON Hawaii SOMETHING DIFFERENT % The groom is deaf, so there were a few interpreters for the audience and then for the groom. The vows were performed in American Sign Language.

% The bride and groom’s dog, Maddie, was the flower “girl” and Maddie’s best friend, Kikko (also a dog), was the ring bearer.

% Live acoustic reggae was played during a cocktail hour by a friend of the bride and groom, Scott Feur of Phoenix.




Worth a Second Look: Julie London By Bill Dougherty When she started playing Dixie McCall on NBC’s “Emergency” throughout the 1970s, Julie London was already famous. Throughout the late 1950s and into the early ‘60s, Ms. London was the 20th century’s answer to Diana Krall long before her time. Her mesmerizing good looks, height and smoky range were the envy of the entertainment industry. Julie London was the girl who had it all. But her shyness prevented her from reaching her potential. And then in the 1960s she walked away from the music industry. Today, if you were to ask anyone about her music, they would most likely draw a blank.

With her estate finally settled, RCA recently released a truly amazing compilation of her fine work, “The Very Best of Julie London.” The album includes “Cry Me a River.” This would become Ms. London’s most famous single, followed by “Desafinado” and covers of Peggy Lee’s “Black Coffee” and Tony

For almost two decades Julie London’s estate has been tangled in legal issues, preventing the release of any of the music she recorded decades ago. So unless you owned her LPs you were out of luck until recently.

Bennett’s “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.” Her delivery on these covers is simply magnificent! Not to mention her distant and haunting renditions of “Basin Street Blues” and “’Round Midnight.” It’s a shame that an entire generation missed out on this truly remarkable talent. After playing the album the listener easily puts Julie London in the company of Dean Martin, K.D. Lang, Anita O’Day, Frank Sinatra, Peggy Lee and many others. This is the perfect addition to your next cocktail or dinner party. Julie London is certainly worth a second look.


Trends Charitable Fund Accepting Grant Applications for 2013 Grant Cycle Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Trends Charitable Fund (TCF) to support programs in need that positively impact women, children and their families where TCF can make a significant difference.

2013 Grant Cycle: TCF grants are restricted to programs serving women, children and families in Maricopa County, Arizona. TCF has determined that its 2013 focus will be placed on areas of greatest need such as health, well-being, food, education and shelter in our community. With that in mind, we strongly recommend that you read the TCF application requirements closely and consider programs for which you will be seeking funding. Grant filing deadline: Friday, August 31, 2012 Announcement of grant recipients: November, 2012



The Trends Charitable Fund (TCF) was established in 1996 and has distributed over $4 million dollars to charities since its inception. The TCF governing board is comprised of 11 prominent Valley women who are elected to three year terms. These women are selected from a group of TCF members-at-large who were previously honored as Trendsetters. Each year the TCF Board grants funds to charities that meet the TCF mission. Funds to support these programs are generated by two signature events: The Trends Magazine and Trends Charitable Fund An Evening of Trends held in the fall and the Trends Charitable Fund Celebrity Luncheon held each spring. To obtain Grant Applications and Guidelines, visit or contact or call 480-951-2950.


House of Broadcasting

Duffy and Pat McMahon

Nancy and Mark Lofton

Emily and Sean McLaughlin

Mike Shaldjian and Jerry Colangelo

GOLDEN MICROPHONE Arizona Highways’ publisher Win Holden emceed. SPOTLIGHT HITS THREE Honorees were Lin Sue Cooney, Pat McMahon and Bill Shover IN THE HOUSE HOBI keeps Arizona’ largest private collection of broadcast memorabilia.

Julie and Marty Laurel

Beverly and Jack Clifford

Tim and Connie Hattrick

Photos courtesy of Monique Shaldjian





Summer home setup

May flowers herald summertime. Whatever vacation you have planned for the summer, consider the importance of your summer home, wherever and whatever it may be. Vacation is a time to relax and recharge, and establishing a suitable atmosphere is ideal. From the serenity of white linen curtains and the energy emanating from eclectic wall art to the mystique of antique Victorian furniture, even small additions to your vacation living environment can go a long way toward putting your mind at complete ease. At the Linen Tree, we cannot help with the Victorian furniture, but we can help you get started on an inclusive design theme consistent with your dream escape. And we can ship merchandise directly to your summer home so you don’t have to worry about it once you get there. This year we are particularly well stocked with suitable gifts from Juliska, Santa Maria Novella, Agraria and Lady Primrose if you have more personal items in mind. We also have new merchandise on hand, including Thymes’ beguiling Garden Alchemy line as well as some of our own silk floral arrangements that look real but will last forever. The Linen Tree is located at 6137 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 111, Scottsdale. 480.483.2044.






Spencer When Spencer was found roaming a Valley neighborhood, it was clear that the 1-yearold had been living on the streets for quite some time. He was covered with motor oil and­ matted from ears to tail. After receiving the “spa” treatment at the Arizona Humane Society, Spencer now boasts a new hairdo with pearly white curls and a proud smile to match. As one would expect with a poodle mix, Spencer has a saucy personality and is full of pizazz. He is small enough to obtain his exercise running around the apartment. He loves to perch on top of the couch, probably to better survey his kingdom. Spencer is available at the Campus for Compassion located at 1521 W. Dobbins Road in Phoenix. Call 602.997.7585, Ext. 1045. Ask for animal ID number A397140.

Birdy It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s … a cat. This Abyssinian mix had been stuck in a tree for five days before neighbors called the Arizona Humane Society. Birdy was hanging out on a branch 25 feet up in the air with no way to get down. He was severely dehydrated, injured and sick. He was nursed back to health in a ­foster home. He hopes to spend the rest of his life as a pampered house cat where he can relax as much as possible. Although he is mellow and easygoing he hasn’t been around dogs, cats or kids and will need a slow introduction to his new family. He is available at the Sunnyslope facility located at 13th Avenue and Hatcher. All the cats are already spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and go home with a collar and ID tag. Call 602.997.7585, Ext. 2045 and ask for animal ID number A393139.

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‘The Murray Method’ By Marilyn Murray Many of you know the author of this impressive book because she and her husband founded one of the most successful art galleries in Scottsdale – Legacy Gallery. Most of you don’t know the personal story behind Marilyn Murray’s longtime second career as a therapist. She went into intensive outpatient therapy herself in 1981 after a serious trauma surfaced from three decades earlier. This book is a mix of her personal story and an almost textbook-like presentation of how to heal from an amazingly wide array of trauma and psychological bruises. There are far too many tools in the book to detail here. Murray is an inventive and intense writer and, you suspect from reading this, a ­vigorous therapist. Please note that this is a woman who went into the Arizona State Prison system to work with rapists. Given her personal story, this is a testament to her fearlessness. The book is packed with illustrations, tools, terminology and specific exercises. A couple of more general points are worth noting here. • She offers an interesting definition of addiction: “Anything that controls your life rather than you being in charge of your life.” This includes alcohol, drugs, nicotine, caffeine, food, sex, work, power, shopping, money, gambling or religion. See anything there that rings a bell?



• This therapist isn’t afraid of the word “God.” The word isn’t used in a religious sense but as a power to help people set their own boundaries in healthy relationships with others and to find a core to live from. • She works with a simple, understandable construct to deal with trauma: The Original Child, the Sobbing Child and the Controlling Child. Murray spends much of the year in Russia, where her family has roots. She leads seminars and works with individuals. Her take on that country is interesting. Many problems, she feels, including alcoholism and suicide, have risen from decades of a Soviet system that told people there was no God and they were worth little as individuals. There’s so much detail in this book, it’s hard to absorb it all in one reading. One thing comes through clearly: The writer is someone who is dedicated to helping other people face past pain and current destructive patterns. Ultimately “The Murray Method” is about becoming a mature, loving and respectful person. Anyone seeking help with an addictive behavior or wanting to be a better friend and family member will find a friend in this book.


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