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VOLUME 36, NO. 5


Spotlight: Amber Gilroy


Publisher: La Dolce Vita


Fashion: Best Dressed 2018


Society: Society of Chairs


Spotlight: Jeff Mastro

20 Society: Lou Grubb 22

Society: Dinner on the Desert


Society: Marine Corps Gala


Society: Two Pups


Spotlight: The pARTy


Society: Silver & Turquoise Ball


Spotlight: Fabulous Phoenician 2018


Spotlight: Trendsetters 2018


Charity: 2017 TCF Beneficiaries


Travel: The Wright Way to Travel, Summer 2018


Style: Barbara’s Picks


Style: Trendspotting, Summer 2018


Dining: Trends in Dining


Pets: Pets of the Month, Summer 2018


Read: Trendy Reading


Party: Wedding Bells

50 Party: Wedding Bells

SILVER AND TURQUOISE BALL 2018 Sister Nations Color Guard

ON THE COVER Jeff Mastro puts his own spin on a family dining legacy. Location: Steak 44 Photography: Scott Foust Photography, Scottsdale



Fabulous Phoenician SUE GLAWE




FASHIONS Maggie Heiser and Lauren Mary


Publisher: BILL DOUGHERTY Editor-in-Chief: BETTY McRAE Travel Editors: LAUREN AND IAN WRIGHT Food Writer: LAURIE FLORENCE-MANUCCI Advertising Manager: PATRICE METZLER 480.276.2282 | Executive Consultant: TRISHA ANTHONY | SUZANNE EDER | HEATHER MORRISON New York Correspondent: JJ BUCHANON Los Angeles Correspondent: JENNIFER BENTLEY Art Direction: STEPHANIE SWEET, SWEET DESIGNS Fashion Photographer: SCOTT FOUST STUDIOS Senior Society Photographers: PETER AND SALLY KRZYKOS Trends Makeup and Hair Stylist: LAURA FLAGLER | KAREN HALL | MARY BETH YORK Lifestyle Editor: BARBARA KAPLAN Fashion Editor: SAMANTHA DEROSE Society Editors: SHAYNE ANTHONY | CAROL BENNETT | GEORGE BENNETT LAURA BISHOP | J.J. BREWER | JILL BRINDLEY | VERONICA COOK MAYA FOX | RHONDA KRETCHMAR | GAIL LITTLETON JESSICA PATE | SARAH ROARK | GRACE SAMPO KATHY SCHEIB | BOB STEARNS | NICOLE STEARNS MICHELLE THOMPSON | SHEREE TWITTY Certified Public Accountants: THOMAS S. HOLLY, CPA, PLLC Printing: PRINT MEDIA Information Technology: BEN AMES Music Production: CHRIS BECKLEY/THE PRODUCTION GROUP Special Events Fashion Coordinator: MARGARET MERRITT | JUDI YATES Trends Charitable Fund Board members are Marilyn Alexander, Kim Cullum, Darlene Keller-Price, Betty McRae, Kathryn Petsas, Molly Stockley and Susie Wesley SUBSCRIPTIONS: To guarantee receiving every issue of TRENDS, send a check for $25 (one year), $45 (two years) or $70 (three years) to Trends executive office (address below). Subscription will start the next month of publication. No refunds. Please send checks and address changes to: TRENDS Publishing 5150 E. Orchid Lane, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 Phone: (480) 990-9007 Website: Published monthly November – May by Trends Publishing. Editorial E-mail: Advertising E-mail: © 2018 ISSN 0742-034X




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A FEW MINUTES WITH ... Amber Gilroy Chief Operating Officer, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Phoenix Cancer Treatment Centers of America recently announced an expansion here in Greater Phoenix – the opening of two Outpatient Care Centers. Why the expansion? According to the American Cancer Society, here in Arizona in 2018 there will be an estimated 34,700 people diagnosed with cancer. Cancer Treatment Centers of America is committed to helping these patients fight cancer in an increasingly convenient and costeffective care delivery model. A significant step forward is the opening of our two Outpatient Care Centers in the Phoenix area – one in North Phoenix and one in Scottsdale. And you’ve expanded insurance access as well? In addition to expanding our physical locations, we are incredibly proud to announce that CTCA is now a contracted provider in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona’s (BCBSAZ) statewide PPO and HMO networks, giving more patients who

network, which includes accomplished physicians with decades of experience. This means

have BCBSAZ insurance through their

each patient has the backing of an entire network of physicians who specialize in the

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treatment of cancer. And these are physicians who genuinely care about our patients …

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treating them with the same warmth, unconditional support and respect they would as

accepting Medicare at our Outpatient

if they were a member of their own family, not a number in a health system.

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in Goodyear.

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LA DOLCE VITA The Season October to May The telephone lines at Jennifer’s Catering must have been ringing off the hook after our party! This year we moved the Trends Charitable Fund/Trends Magazine annual “No Agenda” party permanently to our home. After a lengthy 6-year renovation; the mid-century Paradise Valley home, which was built by a renowned Palm Springs architect, was ready for the big bash. Sadly, the architect who designed the house had little success in Phoenix with his mod designs and returned to the California desert. Anyway, Trendsetter Melissa Turner came up with the concept last year at the Western Spirit Museum; before the house was done. We wanted to celebrate all our Fabulous Phoenicians and Trendsetters for everything they do to make our community such a better place for so many. Let’s face it; most of the time you attend cocktail parties in the Valley; you are asked to make a donation to something. It was nice to just have a party to say thank you. Maggie Heiser and Lauren Mary of Agency Arizona fame modeled lovely fashions from Kiss Me Kate boutique and magnificent ­jewelry by Linda Lee Pratico poolside. Dennis Thompson, florist to the stars of White House Design created exceptional flora and American Valet parked more than 89 cars! It was so nice to see so many people we had not seen out and about for a while. Many merrymakers stayed well past 10 pm. You should have been there!

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The Valley’s top chefs joined to give 1,000 steaks provided by Celebrity Fight Night for the Homeless at St. Vincent de Paul. It was the 10-year anniversary celebration of the weekly Never Give Up program founded by CFN Chairman Jimmy Walker. Jimmy invites celebrities, athletes, and business leaders to speak at SVDP providing encouraging messages every Monday morning. When Jimmy asks people to support a great cause, they just want to help, which happened when chefs Chris Bianco, Vincent Guerithault, Marc Lupino, and Mark Tarbell jumped at the chance to “Cook Steaks” for the Homeless! Spring was at its finest when the 2nd annual “Vino con Stelle” was held on Friday, April 13th in the courtyard of Wrigley Mansion, benefitting Gateway for Cancer Research. Hosted by Richard J. Stephenson, Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) and Gateway for Cancer Research Founder and Chairman, and Dr. Stacie J. Stephenson, CTCA Chairman Functional Medicine and Gateway Board of Directors, Bill Pope, Honorary Chairman of the event and Continued on page 12

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Phoenix advocate and philanthropist, received the inaugural Luminary Award to illuminate his dedication to charitable causes. You’re being watched! Since this publication relaunched our best dressed list last year, we have received countless suggestions as to who should be on it and who should be elevated to Hall of Fame status each year. You’ve probably figured out that the competition for the deserved accolade, especially in our ladies’ division, is extremely competitive. But remember there are a lot of dapper gentlemen out there too. This year we add four lovely ladies to the list. Two who currently grace the list will be moved to the iconic Hall of Fame status and two very handsome, natty, gentlemen dressers will be upgraded as well. Two gentlemen have also been awarded their new title. Sorry folks you have to go to page 14 to see who made the grade. Thanks to everyone who gave us such great people this year. We need your suggestions again at the end of next season. As the non-stop social season ended, my wife and I had the opportunity of dropping by the cocktail reception for Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s Arizona Awards Dinner. Our Fabulous Phoenician, Sue Glawe, was honored along with Diane and Dan Nelson. We ran into so many people we know. Stevie Eller stole the show in burgundy chiffon that flowed as she walked the stately cocktail reception. Everyone swooned! But the most touching part

of our drive-by came when Diane Halle walked in the door. She took my breath away! But then again she always does. Diane, along with the rest of the Halle family, was there to honor the memory and greatness of a decorated Marine and a great American; Bruce Halle. Bruce was one of the finest men this community has ever seen and will ever see. The life changing things he did together with his bewitchingly beautiful wife will be felt for decades, if not centuries. No better man deserved the posthumous tribute he received from the Marine Corps that evening than he did. I’m glad we were there As we bid you farewell until late October, the entire staff of this publication and the Trends Charitable Fund Board wishes all of you a safe and wonderful summer. We hope to see you early next season at an Evening of Trends on October 13th at Montelucia in Paradise Valley. Chao! BAD SOCIAL BEHAVIOR: Evidently a loud and prosperously loaded socialite believes rules simply don’t apply. At a recent luncheon which honored a very famous person, the lady in question stormed the photography line. She ignored the demands of security and bullied her way once again to the front. This is also the same woman who sneaks into ballrooms and switches table number stands and rearranges place card settings. Remember the help will always talk, especially to us…

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RAISE YOUR CHAIR TO THE CHAIRS We are delighted that this fun-filled evening has returned to our Valley after a bit of an absence. Linda Herold, the master mind behind the event more than a decade ago, became this year’s honorary chair. Deborah Bateman did an extraordinary job gathering some of the hardest working ladies and gentlemen from our community. The event stops to honor people who have chaired life-changing affairs. Sarah Suggs was also fortunate enough to receive an award for her tireless dedication and brilliance in directing various organizations. Marty Bell and Linda Herold

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7 QUESTIONS FOR ... Jeff Mastro How did you get into the restaurant business? My father got my brother and me started in the business when we were kids and we both fell in love with the business quickly. I could not imagine doing anything else. Why was the Mastro’s Group sold? The sale of Mastro’s was a wonderful business opportunity that was offered to us. After much consideration, we all decided that the timing was right for us and our company. How did you come up with the concept for Steak 44 and Dominick’s? The inspiration for these concepts came from our family’s many years of experience in the steakhouse business, listening to our guests and traveling all over the world seeing what people like and finding ways to make the experience better. Steak 44, as well as Steak 48, was our foray into the more modern steakhouse which guests have been clamoring for. How did you manage to create such verve in these two new restaurants? Our concepts are an experience; a vibrant, warm, contemporary setting that is both energized and intimate; offering our guests a unique environment and menu that has all of the tenants of timeless steakhouses and goes beyond to offer more than steak with interesting side dishes and appetizers with world class luxury personal service. But most of all, it is about our culture of consideration and our family connection to every conceivable detail. This is a very personal business and we believe our

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The 45th Annual Lou Grubb Friends Fore Golf event was a “hole in fun,” as more than 250 golfers hit the greens and teed off in support of Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Fun games and challenges entertained the players throughout the two courses at JW Marriott Camelback Golf Club. The golf tournament kicked off with a helicopter ball drop, as hundreds of golf balls purchased by


raffle players were dropped from a chopper, and the owner of the ball that landed closest to the hole won a cash prize. During the awards program, Caroline and Christopher Hoeye were honored with the Lou and Evelyn Grubb Spirit Award for their generous support of the event. The Lou and Evelyn Grubb Spirit Award recognizes individuals who mirror the philanthropic passion of the award’s namesakes.

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RITES OF SPRING Every spring, the much-anticipated Desert Botanical Garden opens its gates to a beautiful evening filled with beautiful flora and beautiful people.


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SPECIAL HONORS During this amazing night where we stopped to celebrate and honor the men and women who keep our country safe, we also stopped to honor a few great people. Stevie and Karl Eller were the 2018 Honorary Chairs for this prestigious dinner. The Semper Fidelis Award recipients were Diane and Dan Nelson. And Sue Glawe received the Service Above Self Award. But perhaps the most touching tribute of the evening went to the late Bruce Halle, a decorated Marine. For decades, Mr. Halle quietly supported our veterans through scholarship opportunities. Elizabeth Wisthoff

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The pARTy in the Garden On Saturday, November 3, 2018, Phoenix Art Museum will be the glamorous site for The pARTy in the Garden, the major fundraiser for the Museum, which will kick-off its 60th anniversary. The elegant and festive evening is being chaired by Amy Cohn, Ellen Katz, Margot Knight and Meredith von Arentschildt; all trustees of the Museum. With 500 guests expected, this magical night begins with cocktails in the Dorrance Sculpture Garden, moves to a seated and served dinner by M Catering in Cummings Great Hall and ends with dessert and dancing back in the Garden. Of special note; the evening will honor Michael Crow, President of Arizona State University. Please tell our readers how this evening came about. Phoenix Art Museum has held a major evening fundraiser since its new building addition was completed in 1996 and even several years before then. We have tried various formats but are returning to the tried and true evening of cocktails, dinner and dancing. It is not black tie but cocktail attire. Our guests, especially the men, seem to prefer that. And why is the evening so important? Because it raises a significant amount of funds for our wonderful exhibitions and educational outreach programs throughout the Valley. It is the Museum’s mission to provide first-hand exposure to the arts for our diverse community, but it takes money to do this. Our Board is extremely committed to the Museum’s financial health and we are lucky to have many additional friends, corporations and foundations helping us fulfill our mission. The evening also provides a lively introduction to new people who attend as guests of our Board and Steering Committee. So, we are both fund raising and friend raising.


How did you decide to honor Michael Crow? Is there a connection between the Museum and ASU? Our evening has not traditionally had an honoree, but Michael has promoted arts and culture both personally and through various departments and outreach at ASU, so it seems fitting to recognize his amazing efforts. ASU and Phoenix Art Museum both play integral roles in our community. Education and the arts are so important! Michael has envisioned an & quot;arts corridor" downtown and, knowing him, it will no doubt become a reality soon. What are some of the most important outreach programs of the Museum? We engage hundreds of school children every day and, in many cases, we also provide buses to bring the students. Since arts programs have been minimized in the school system due to budget cuts, our institution tries to pick up the slack to expose school children to other worlds through art and creativity. Last year, we also served another 13,000 people of all ages through outreach to other facilities, including senior centers. We also have a program for Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers at the Museum, as well as a vibrant teen program. So, you can see, we try to reach every age group. If our readers would like to attend The pARTy in the Garden on Saturday, November 3, 2018, who should they contact for more information? Our special events manager, Camellia Rowland, can be reached at or by calling her at 602.307.2012. Everyone is welcome!!!

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SILVER AND TURQUOISE BALL TALKING STICK RAIN DANCES AND A SPECTACULAR EVENING Fundraising efforts for the evening raised over $255,000. This funding will be used to support important programs like the college and career readiness program for high school youth, the community education workshops

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Violet Duncan and Dancers


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Sue Glawe Do you have an occupation? Yes. Vice President of Community Relations, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona. How long have you lived in the Valley and from where did you move? Moved from Warren, Ohio, June 1962. Lived in Arizona 56 years. What events or boards have you chaired or worked on in the last 5 years in Arizona? This is a big test. Most recently co-chaired the O’Connor Institute’s History Dinner with Gay Wray, American Heart Association’s Go Red for Women, Arizona Science Center, Phoenix Symphony’s Savor the Symphony Co-Chair. What person or people do you admire in the social community? There are so many but looking ahead to those picking up our community responsibilities will be Molly Stockley, Chevy Humphrey, Ginger Spencer, Natalie Vandeventer, Christy Warner Beyer, Denise Resnik and certainly Beth McRae and so many more young women. What would be your dream event to work on or maybe chair? I’ve retired from chairing events! What are your favorite Valley restaurants? I love El Chorro and am grateful that Jacquie Dorrance and Kristy and Tim Moore kept this wonderful historic restaurant in place. La Piñata is another favorite. What 7 people living or dead would you invite to a dinner party? My family: Mike, Kelly and Phoebe Glawe along with Chris, Phyllis, John and Thomas Glawe. Would love to spend an evening with Carolyn Warner, Betty McRae, Gordon and Lisa James along with Abraham Lincoln over dinner. What do you consider your greatest asset? I would hope it would be my integrity as well as creating a legacy for the future.

The Fabulous Phoenician Award was initiated in 1982 to pay tribute to Valley philanthropists. Previous honorees are: Thelma Kieckhefer (1982), Virginia Piper (1983) and Peggy Aste (1985), Newton Rosenzweig (1986), G. Robert Herberger (1987), Herbert K. Cummings (1988), Eleanor Libby (1989), Barbara Bonoff (1990), Gordon Galarneau Jr. (1991), Bruce T. Halle Sr. (1992), Eddie Basha (1993), Nick Balich (1994), Robert Norris (1995), Donald L. Ulrich (1996), John Teets (1998), Sam Eichenfield (1999), Herman Chanen (2000), William (Bill) Pope (2001), Sandra Baldwin (2002), Priscilla and Michael Nicholas (2003), Jeanne and Gary Herberger (2004), Hugh and Ruth Downs (2005), Lattie and Elva Coor (2006), Marguerite and Jack Clifford (2007), Claudia and Paul Critchfield (2008), Carole and Bob Machiz (2009), U.S. Airways (2010), and Bill Shover (2011), Stevie and Karl Eller (2012), Billie Jo and Judd Herberger (2014), Linda Pope (2015), Bob and Ruth Lavinia (2016) and Laura Grafman (2017).

INTRODUCING 2018 TRENDSETTERS Since the early 1980s, Trends magazine has selected several women for their outstanding civic and charitable contributions. These women have proven their dedication and staying power in the charitable community through a wide variety of philanthropic efforts. We feel they are a great inspiration to others.Each woman selected will be honored by the community at the Trends Charitable Fund Event on October 13 at the Omni Montelucia, Scottsdale in the evening. Their outstanding accomplishments are featured in this issue of Trends.



Nikki Balich Cammarata Do you have an occupation? I am the Executive Director of the Arizona Sports and Entertainment Commission (ASEC). I oversee the operations of the ASEC brands which include the Grand Canyon State Games, The Lori Piestewa National Native American Games, The Arizona Sports Hall of Fame and The GCSG Annual Pickleball Tournaments. How long have you lived in the Valley and from where did you come? In 1980, my family moved from Bisbee, Arizona, where I was born, to the Valley. What events or boards have you chaired or worked on in the last 5 years in Arizona? Fiesta Bowl Board, 2017 Phoenix Final Four, 2015 Super Bowl, 2014 Arizona Centennial, 2013 Arizona Sports Hall of Fame Co-Chair and Phoenix Regional Sports Commission. What person or people do you admire in the social community? Women’s Board of Barrow Neurological Foundation. What would be your dream event to work on or maybe chair? Outside Phoenix: The Kentucky Derby or the College World Series. In the Valley: Celebrity Fight Night. What are your favorite Valley Restaurants? Mastro’s City Hall, Twisted Grove McCormick Ranch, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse on Indian Bend, Ocotillo, Si Senor’s, Julio G’s, Durant’s. What 7 people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? My Parents, Babe Ruth, Princess Diana, Paternal Grandmother (Noodie Balich), Honus Wagner, Ronald Reagan. What do you consider your greatest asset? My family and my amazing friends. Do you have a favorite fashion designer and signature perfume? Designer: Ralph Lauren and Louis Vuitton. Perfume: Lillie Rubin Signature Perfume. What’s your guilty pleasure? English history and tales of the monarchy. Song: Tiny Dancer (Elton John. Movie: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Book: Harry Potter Series. TV Program: Downton Abbey.

Leslie Budinger Do you have an occupation? Homemaker – leader of our homes; Mother, grandmother, engaged citizen, “lover, soulmate and best friend” of my husband. How long have you lived in the Valley and from where did you come? Moved to Phoenix in 1959 when I was 12 from Bay Village, Ohio. Got married in 1971. Then overseas and back here in 1986. Remarried … Now 2018 … 44 years total. What events or boards have you chaired or worked on in the last 5 years in Arizona? ASU Women in Philanthropy, Think Arizona and Phoenix Zoo. What person or people do you admire in the social community? Chip and Daryl Weil; Ann and Greg Denk; Nancyand Robert Spetzler; Sally and Rich Lehmann; Robyn and Mike Debell; Michael Crow and Sybil Grancis; Nita and Phil Francis. What would be your dream event to work on or maybe chair? Rodel Foundation. What are your favorite Valley Restaurants? Tarbells, Veneto Trattoria, Roka Akor, Houston’s and Paradise Country Club. What 7 people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Nelson Mandela, Jane Goodall, Frank Sinatra, Dalai Lama, Martin Luther King, “Gautama”, Ronald Reagan, Yul Brynner and Buddha (Sidd Larta). What do you consider your greatest asset? Music, dancing and loving animals! Do you have a favorite fashion designer and signature perfume? None . What’s your guilty pleasure? Going to the “Candy Store” in Coronado, Calif. … every night they make me “White Chocolate Turtles”!!! What’s your favorite song, book and movie of all time? Song: You Raise Me Up by John Grobin. Book: Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander. Movie: Sound of Music and La La Land.


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Sharon Dupont McCord Do you have an occupation? When my late husband Robert became ill with ALS, I retired from my real estate career. How long have you lived in the Valley and from where did you move? Summers, I came from Stanford to work in Phoenix. Also taught French at ASU. What events or boards have you chaired or worked on in the last five years in Arizona? ASU Trustees, Mayo Leadership, St. Vincent de Paul, McCord Scholars at ASU, UofA and Nau. Women & Philanthropy, Childhelp, PAM Gala. What person or people do you admire in the social community? Sandra Day O’Connor and Sybil and Michael Crow. What would be your dream event to work on or maybe chair? Already work with McCord Scholars and University Board of Trustees. What are your favorite restaurants? Donovan’s and Vincent’s. What seven people living or dead would you invite to a dinner party? Churchill, Abigail Adams, Katherine Graham, Ghandi, Dr. Michael Crow, Sandra Day O Connor and my Grandfather . What do you consider your greatest asset? Always trying to be my best and kind and thoughtful of others. Do you have a favorite fashion designer and signature perfume? Designers: Escada and Babette. Perfume: Joy like my mother. What is your guilty pleasure? Beach walking with friends/family, listening to a good book. What is your favorite song, book, movie of all time? Song: Truly and Wind Beneath My Wings. Books: Anna Karenina and Wallace Stegner’s books. Movie: Sleepless in Seattle.

Ingrid Haas Do you have an occupation? I was a gynecologic surgeon before retiring to consult for the Arizona Medical Board. How long have you lived in the Valley and from where did you move here? I was born in Oregon and moved to Massachusetts for my residency. After finishing it, I moved to Arizona in 1982 to practice medicine. What events or boards have you chaired or worked on in the last 5 years in Arizona? Honor Ball Chair, Desert Debutante Ball Chair, American Cancer Society Gala, Author’s Luncheon and Heart Ball Vice Chair this year. What person or people do you admire in the social community? Those who give their time, talent and treasurer as the Lavinias, Nan Howlett and Carolyn Jackson. What would be your dream event to work on or maybe chair? I would enjoy being part of the Barrow Grand Ball. What are your favorite Valley restaurants? I enjoy Vento Trattoria for Italian, North Chelsea’s Kitchen and J&G Steakhouse. What 7 people living or dead would you invite to a dinner party? My grandparents I never met, Jackie Onassis, Pope Francis, Princess Diana, my husband and Jesus. What do you consider your greatest asset? I keep a level head when things seem out of control. Do you have a favorite fashion designer and signature perfume? Carolina Herrera, Tom Ford and Ralph Lauren. Perfume: Currently Jimmy Choo. What’s your guilty pleasure? Driving fast. What’s your favorite song, movie and television program of all time? Song: Silver Spring; Book: Books by Stieg Larsson; TV: Criminal Minds. Photos by Scott Foust, Image-Industry



Sharon Lechter Do you have an occupation? I am a CPA, financial expert, author, mentor and I travel the world speaking about money, success and entrepreneurship. How long have you lived in the Valley and from where did you move? I have lived in the Valley for 27 years, moving here from Shorewood, Wisconsin outside of Milwaukee. What events or boards have you chaired or worked on in the last 5 years in Arizona? 2020 Women on Boards Chair, Childhelp National VP, Women Presidents Board, ThriveTime for Teens Chair, Dedicated Entrepreneur Events Chair, Speak, Serve and Sell Chair, Breakthrough Marketing Chair, Corporate Readiness Chair. What person or people do you admire in the social community? Barbara Barrett and Stevie Eller. What would be your dream event to work on or maybe chair? Any event that brings awareness to the need to teach our children about money. What are your favorite Valley restaurants? Vincent’s, Steak 44, Malee’s on Main and Jewel of the Crown. What 7 people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Napoleon Hill, Ayn Rand, Norman Vincent Peale, Margaret Thatcher, Sandra Day O’Connor, Albert Einstein, Billy Graham. What do you consider your greatest asset? Living in America … and my 38-year marriage to Michael. Do you have a favorite fashion designer and signature perfume? Designer: Coco Chanel. Perfume: Hermes-Elixir Des Merveilles. What’s your guilty pleasure? Toss up between Turtle Candies or Almond Joys. What’s your favorite song, book, movie and television program of all time? Song: My Girl (especially when my husband Michael is singing it. Book: Think and Grow Rich. Movie: Dances with Wolves. TV program: 24.

Cionne McCarthy Do you have an occupation? My calling is to connect extraordinary people with extraordinary Properties and I have had great success for my clients as a realtor with Russ Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty. How long have you lived in the Valley and from where did you move? I grew up in Nebraska but moved to Arizona to attend ASU. What events or boards have you chaired or worked on in the last 5 years in Arizona? I have served in several positions with the Heart Ball, Sojourner Center, Applause (Phoenix Theatre & ALS) and Luxury Home Tour Board. What person or people do you admire in the social community? Those who don’t have time to give to others but do so anyway. I have always been greatly inspired by Christine Gustafson and Susie Wesley. What would be your dream event to work on or maybe chair? The next Royal Wedding. What are your favorite Valley restaurants? Other than my own terrace, any restaurant that serves gluten free fair amidst great ambiance with impeccable style. What 7 people living or dead would you invite to a dinner party? Elvis and the Rolling Stones, Jack Daniels and Dom Perignon, Jesus, Julia Child and Richard Branson. What do you consider your greatest asset? My greatest asset has always been my career. Do you have a favorite fashion designer and signature perfume? Designer: God. Perfume: “eau naturel.” What’s your guilty pleasure? I have no guilt except maybe buttered popcorn. What’s your favorite song, book, movie and television program of all times? Music: Bolero performed by Pink Martini. Book: Seabiscuit. Movie: All Audrey Hepburn & Paul Newman. TV: The Wonderful World of Disney.


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Camerone Parker McCulloch Do you have an occupation? Model, Motivational Speaker, Television/Film Personality. How long have you lived in the Valley and from where did you move? I moved to Arizona in December 2002 from Southern California. What events or boards have you chaired or worked on in the last 5 years in Arizona? Phoenix Heart Ball, Arizona Costume Institute, National Multiple Sclerosis, Ballet Arizona, Fresh Start, St. Jude Event Co-Chair, El Rio Fd., Angel Charity, Jr. League and Phoenix Art Museum. What person or people do you admire in the social community? Linda Herold, Rhonda Forsyth, Kathy Petsas, Vicki Vaughn, Kimberly Jacobsen, Carolyn Jackson, Charlene Berge-Blum, Traci Chandler and Alesha Nicole Corey. What would be your dream event to work on or maybe chair? Fundraiser featuring Drama & Designs of Project Runway and Phoenix Heart Ball Vice Chair and maybe Chair. What are your favorite Valley Restaurants? The Gladly, Steak 44, Ocean Club, City Hall. What 7 people, living or dead would you invite to a dinner party? Grandparents Ruth and Roy Smith plus Annie Laurie and Ernest Chambers, Elise and William Chambers and my husband, Robert. What do you consider your greatest asset? Endless strength and determination. Do you have a favorite fashion designer and signature perfume? Designer: Dolce & Gabbana, Bert Keeter, Gucci, Peach Carr, Anthony Luciano, Suzy Landa Jewelry, Mikael Derderian, Libertine, Roland Nivelais. Perfume: Heavenly. What is your guilty pleasure? Binge watching a series with Robert. What’s your favorite song, movie and television program of all time? Song: September. Movie: Forrest Gump and Somewhere in Time. TV: Alabama Crimson Tide Football.

Sylvia Shoen Do you have an occupation? Domestic Engineer. How long have you lived in the Valley and from where did you move? Have lived in AZ for 16 years, moved from Washington State. What events or boards have your chaired or worked on in the last 5 years in Arizona? American Heart Association, Greater Phoenix Heart Ball, Committee Member – 2013 to Present. What person or people do you admire in the social community? Carolyn and Craig Jackson, Billie Jo Herberger. What would be your dream event to work on or maybe chair? International Global Affairs Conference. What are your favorite Valley restaurants? Mrs. Whites Soul Food, LoLo’s Chicken and Waffles, Donovan’s and Capitol Grill. What 7 people living or dead would you invite to a dinner party? Amelia Earhart, Martin Luther King, Michelle Obama, Rosa Parks, Pope Francis, President Lincoln. What do you consider your greatest asset? My yummy family. They are the reason I wake up every day with a smile on my face! Do you have a favorite fashion designer and signature perfume? Chanel. What’s your guilty pleasure? International travel and shopping. What’s your favorite song, book, movie and television program of all time? Song: I believe I can Fly, Book: Bible, Movie: Wizard of Oz, Television: 24. Photos by Scott Foust, Image-Industry



McKenna Wesley Do you have an occupation? I’m a fashion, travel and lifestyle blogger/social media influencer. I own The Bubbly Blonde, a blog that showcases all these wonderful things. How long have you lived in the Valley? I’m a third generation Phoenician, born and raised in Phoenix. What events have you chaired or worked on in the last 5 years in Arizona? Heart Ball Men’s Event and Publicity Committee Chair, Arizona Science Center’s Galaxy Gala Co-Chair, Phoenix Theatre Applause Co-Chair. What person or people do you admire in the social community? I would have to say my mother, Susie Wesley, who taught me the importance of supporting our community. What would be your dream event to work on or maybe chair? The Phoenix Heart Ball where I already work and the NYC Met Gala. What are your favorite Valley restaurants? Houston’s, Dominick’s Steak House and Mastro’s City Hall. Oh, and anywhere with incredible sushi! What 7 people living or dead would you invite to a dinner party? Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Ivanka Trump, Justin Timberlake and Susie Wesley, grandfather Benjamin Tobin and Glen Campbell. What do you consider to be your greatest asset? My parents. Do you have a favorite fashion designer and signature perfume? Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Rebecca Taylor, Milly and Alive & Olivia Perfume: Flower Bomb. What’s your guilty pleasure? Taking a nap! What’s your favorite song, book, movie and television program of all time? Song: Gentle on My Mind. Book: Rebecca. Movie: An Affair to Remember. TV: The Arrangement.

Kim Zieser Do you have an occupation? I currently enjoy part time work at Camelback Compounding Pharmacy in the Post Office and Hallmark store at 44th Street and Camelback. How long have you lived in the Valley and from where did you come? I have lived in the Valley for 32 years but was born and raised in Oregon. What events or boards have you chaired or worked on in the last 5 years in Arizona? I have served 3 out of the last 5 years on the Board of the Desert Foundation Auxiliary, Past President in 2017 and Ball Chair for the Foundations’ Annual Desert Ball in 2012, and Xavier Fashion Show 2013. What person or people do you admire in the social community? I would probably say Carolyn and Craig Jackson for the immense economic impact Barrett Jackson has had annually on the Valley of the Sun, as well as the charitable platform the Auction provides. What would be your dream event to work on or maybe chair? Anything to do to raise awareness for troubled youth and the focus of mental health and youth in our society. What are your favorite Valley Restaurants? Tratto, Tarbell’s, The Mission, LGO, Ingos and Barrio Café. What 7 people, living or dead, would you invite to a dinner party? Lady Gaga, Elton John, JFK, Andy Rooney, Erma Bombeck, John McCain and Pope Francis. What do you consider your greatest asset? I am small but mighty! Do you have a favorite fashion designer and signature perfume? W by WORTH, Kate Spade and signature perfume is Armani Code. What’s your guilty pleasure? My nightly bath with essential oils.


What’s your favorite song, book, movie and television program of all times? Song: Landslide by Stevie Nicks. Book: These is my Words by Nancy E. Turner. Movie: Forrest Gump. TV Program: Breaking Bad. Photos by Scott Foust, Image-Industry



TRENDS/TRENDS CHARITABLE FUND BENEFICIARIES Coverage courtesy of Betty H. McRae, Trends Magazine Editor

Arizona Friends of Foster Children Founded in 1983, the mission is to promote self-esteem and enrichment in the lives of Arizona’s children in foster care by funding social, athletic and educational activities and items that provide them with quality experiences while they live through very difficult circumstances. It is important to provide as normal a childhood as possible through athletics, bicycles, camps, citizenship/immigration, clothing, instrument rental, optical expenses, school field trips, scooters/skates/skateboards, tutoring services. The newest program, Keys to Success, was created to focus on increasing positive outcomes for youth transitioning out of foster care at age 18. Kris Jacober, Executive Director

Casa Center for Positive Social Change Over 40 years ago, Casa provided crisis and counseling for victims of abuse; primarily sexual abuse. Currently, Casa’s purpose is to ensure Arizona children, youth and adults have the necessary skills, knowledge and power to navigate their lives effectively. The mission is to teach prevention education programs throughout the Valley in schools and other organizations regarding bullying, sexual abuse prevention and teen dating violence prevention. Emotional Learning is the solution to decrease bullying, meanness, abuse and violence. Stephanie Orr, Executive Director

Higher Octane Healing, Inc. HOH established in 2010 to meet the growing needs of the community by offering professional music therapy services to underserved communities , increases the quality of life for over 600 people weekly. The music therapists work with a variety of children, teens and adults to address the cognitive, social, physical, emotional, psychological, neurological and sensory needs of each individual utilizing the rhythmic and harmonic components of music. Those helped suffer from developmental disabilities, mental illness, traumatic brain injury, terminally ill, emotional and behavioral disorders, plus cancer survivor support groups. Kymia J. Eubanks, CEO

House of Refuge, Sunnyslope Inc. Founded in 1988, housing for the homeless and working poor in the Phoenix area has been provided in a safe and sober transitional living environment while learning to become self-sufficient and productive members of the community. The House of Hope Program assists single mothers and their children as they exit poverty and/or homelessness through long-term housing assistance. Since 2010, over 58 mothers and 98 children have benefitted. Thirty-three individual women beginning in 2014 have been part of the same unique design and structure. Julie Supplee, Executive Director

The New Foundation The mission is to help children and families heal through recovery and growth by identifying individual strengths and to build new foundations. The therapeutic programs and services are designed to assist youth, aged 11 to 17, in overcoming significant behavioral, mental health issues affecting their daily lives. These areas may include substance abuse and addiction depression, defiant behavior, learning disabilities as well as other behavioral health issues. Both children and family benefit. Cindy Quenneville, CEO




TRANSATLANTIC By Lauren and Ian Wright

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Darlings All, Recently, we breakfasted on the terrace the first morning warm enough to dine alfresco here at 5,000 feet in the mountains of Reno. I sipped my Earl Grey, trying to ignore the voice of a television news anchor wafting through the open French doors, droning on endlessly about our President’s latest dilemma. With the media constantly telling us the sky is falling, my spirits had sunk so low, I’d begun to feel like a dead fish cast upon a lonely beach and left to the mercy of the wind and tides. Those of you who follow our chronicles will remember that Lauren is never happier than when her well shod feet are treading the Promenade Deck in the ocean swells, breathing in the zephyrs of the sea. That particular cocktail of salt air and diesel fuel is more intoxicating than anything mixed up with ice in a silver shaker and served in a long-stemmed glass. Daydreaming about swanning down an ocean liner’s grand staircase, swathed in something sinuous and beaded was the only thing keeping me from sinking into a dreadful lassitude and taking no further interest in life. Just when it seemed I was neck deep in the soup with no hope of striking for shore, our agent called to say he’d booked Ian on Celebrity Reflection’s transatlantic crossing where Ian would lecture about his book, On The Brink Of Fame, Pop Stars In The Swinging 60s, available on, (forgive the shameless plug)


With all immediate worries becoming increasingly evanescent; my thoughts were consumed with packing which I consider one of life’s greatest joys. Even though the airlines now charge for even one checked bag and economizing is fashionable if not downright ­necessary – I simply refuse to scrimp on luggage. A few years ago, I told you about some spiteful wag at an airport check-in counter who looked askance at my excess baggage saying, “In this economy, you should be ashamed or at least afraid to travel with so much Vuitton.” Looking at her as if she were a two headed monster, I resisted the desire to say “Let them eat cake.” You see; I had been collecting the Vuitton since the 70s and persuaded myself to believe the nicks and scratches, small rips and gouges gave it a patina of age that bespoke travels around the world. Now – close scrutiny and an honest introspection; made me admit the beloved luggage just looked old and worn out, quite similar to the reflection in that beastly 10x mirror on my dressing table. Without a backwards thought, I got out the sewing machine and scissors; tore the luggage apart and used the best bits to line the trunk of the Jag, then bought quantities of new luggage. If only the visage was as easy to refresh as the luggage. After much flurry of rolling and folding, amidst drifts of tissue paper and accompanied by my long-standing packing soundtrack – Harry James and Helen Forrest – we arrived at the pier with six pieces of

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the new navy and brown crocodile luggage, fur coat over my shoulders and a sheaf of white lilies on my arm. To me the pier is one of the most exciting places on earth with the stevedores shouting, expectant looks on everyone’s faces, taxis honking, boats hooting, and drays filled with stacks of luggage all lovingly packed with well thought out wardrobes. All this is a prelude to 14 days in the lap of luxury where the only serious decision you have to make is where to dine. I always like to stop for a moment at that point on the gangway where it abuts the ship. There’s a narrow aperture through which you can see the water below and the immense wall of the ship rising up and out of view. This will be your last glimpse of land life for eight days, then you step into the golden embrace of the ship, the whistle rents the earth with a deafening blast and the giant vessel heads out into the Atlantic swells.

to beach holiday than a transatlantic crossing. In the evenings, most make the effort to look their best and while their idea of evening chic is my idea of what to wear for shopping and luncheon ... well!

If you will take the word of one who would not deceive you, the Reflection is vast, breathtaking and surprisingly unique for a midpriced line. Every public room is lofty and extraordinary. The Library soars to the height of two decks overlooking a several deck-high atrium with banks of glass elevators and a live Ficus tree in a giant gimbaled planter suspended 50 feet above the floor. It would take several pages to describe the wonders of the Reflection, a truly spectacular ship. More information at We especially loved the ambiance of the Martini Bar with its aquamarine colour- scheme backlit-frosted glass walls and ice-frosted bar top. With several different specialty restaurants to choose from; we favored The Opus main dining room where old Hollywood glamour meets a stunning contemporary design composed of a symphony of white and silver highlighted by a dramatic, two-story glass wine tower and a fabulous glass staircase down which to make a Grande Descente! Formal nights have been abandoned and replaced with “Evening Chic.” I do miss seeing everyone in formal evening dress and especially miss wearing the beaded gowns I mentioned earlier. During the day, almost everyone was dressed in ultra casual clothes more suited

Typical cruise ship extravaganzas, interspersed with brilliant headliner entertainers, perform in the gargantuan Celebrity Theatre where Ian’s lectures were a huge success – so much so that he had to repeat them all. His finale performance was his personal biography of Paul McCartney; “The Genius I Know,” the last picture of Paul, 20 feet high on a soaring screen. As the closing song, Hey Jude started, many people came up on stage to sign along ... “Ian’s Beatles Choir.” Celebrity’s beyond the podium speakers are a big draw for transatlantic passengers. Over 1,000 people per month apply for the positions. This voyage, our dear friend Melinda Bates gave fascinating talks about her eight years in the Clinton White House as a special advisor to the President and Jim Kennedy from NASA regaled us all with behind the scenes stories of space exploration. After a smooth eight-day crossing of the Atlantic from Fort Lauderdale, we entered the Mediterranean with port calls at Malaga where I was happy to see shaded snakeskin shoes are back in style (since the early 1990s) and in all the shops. In Cartagena we maundered the cobbled streets, popping in an out of beautiful shops selling exquisitely made men’s clothing at reasonable prices. Ian bought a truly gorgeous linen blazer in Mediterranean blue with cobalt window pane check for 129 euros. Barcelona was as usual, far too crowded with four massive cruise ships in port. We spent the day on the Boardwalk, lined with shops and cafés, that runs along the seaside and only a short taxi ride from the pier. Most cruise passengers spend the day swarming on Las Ramblas or seeing the Gaudi architecture, so the Boardwalk is blissfully quiet; with locals building extravagant sand castles on the beach, relaxing in cafes or just promenading. Our favourite port was Ajaccio, Corsica which; aside from being the birthplace of Napoleon; is the quintessential Mediterranean port with a fantastic yacht marina and enchanting villas along serpentine Continued on next page



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cobbled streets overlooking the white sand and turquoise sea. Since Corsica is part of France, the shops were dependably filled with chic clothes and divine shoes. I bought a pair of Loding of Paris, velvety suede loafers in periwinkle blue for 135 euro. The voyage ended at Civitavecchia – the port for Rome which is located about 90 minutes from Rome city centre. Celebrity provides transfer coaches direct to Ostiense Station, which we think is by far the easiest way to get into the city. This time we stayed at Pepoli9 which is a villa with six suites all beautifully decorated in contemporary black, white and silver with touches of purple. Breakfast is included and served in your suite. Lunch, tea and dinner are served on very pretty Villory and Boch china in the bijoux “Living Room.” The staff is delightful and eager to please. Pepoli9; which overlooks the extensive ruins of the Baths of Caracalla; is located in an extremely quiet, leafy neighborhood filled with mansions and embassies surrounded by vast crumbling walls; behind which Peacocks screech. It’s half an hour easy walk to the Coliseum and about a 10-euro taxi fare to any of the Eternal City’s attractions.

Lauren Aboard

We’ve been to Rome so many times, yet neither of us has bothered to see the ancient monuments since the 1990s. Pondering on the fact that life is fleeting, and we may never again see the monuments, I quashed my natural snobby instinct to avoid anything touristy and braved the incredible seething mass of humanity at every location. Even so, the Coliseum is undergoing massive restoration and the efforts are quite amazing and definitely worth seeing! One day, we spent hours walking through the seemingly endless and glorious Borgehese Gardens followed by a truly nonpareil lunch at Harry’s Bar on Via Veneto. Sadly, most of the formerly divine shops on Via Veneto are closed; having relocated to Via Condotti. We spent hours lingering at Café Tucci on the Piazza Navona admiring the beautiful architecture surrounding the square and listening to a marvelous string quartet playing near the fountain. Each evening, it was heaven returning to the quietude of Villa Pepoli9 after the crowds in Rome.

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Our final evening, we sauntered along the Via Condotti admiring the shop windows of every famous jeweler and designer. It was like the adverts in Vogue magazine coming to life. As the sun was about to set; we worked our way through the hoards on the Spanish Steps and made it to the top just as the sky was streaked with orange and purple, the bells in multitudes of church towers began to ring and the nightingales in the umbrella pines were singing. The perfect end to a fabulous voyage! +39 06 933 742 54


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Embrace the spirit of the American Southwest with the unique fabrics from the Akris Pre Fall collection. Available at Neiman Marcus located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Bold and beguiling, this eighteen karat white-gold, flexible ring captivates with 12 rows of 2.80 carats of round diamonds. Available at E.D. Marshall Jewelers located at 10261 N. Scottsdale Rd.

The season’s best handbags are all about versatility and ease. Turn heads with this striking Fendi belt bag. Pre-Order at Neiman Marcus located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Achieve endless looks with this squad of 35 highly pigmented, super-blendable 35O2 Second Nature Eyeshadow Palette that’s bursting with off-the-chart oranges and boldly warm neutrals. Available at Morphe located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Glow all out with these six daringly creamy highlighter shades and custom fan brush to create an explosive, prismatic effect.

Mix metals and shine with this fabulous eighteen karat, hinged, “butterfly” bracelet with 3.07 carats of diamonds.

Available at Morphe located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Available at E.D. Marshall Jewelers located at 10261 N. Scottsdale Rd.


At the Market by Jennifer’s we use the freshest ingredients to create a local twist on American classics. Our new look and feel includes additional soft seating and a cocktail menu crafted by Rattle & Rum that features local ingredients and Arizona spirits. Come join us for lunch, dinner, and brunch and enjoy three meat meatballs with roasted tomato merlot sauce (Jennifer’s secret family recipe!), petite Dungeness crab mac n’ cheese, the Market burger with housemade potato chips, or chilaquiles with chicken chile verde and fried eggs. We’ll save you a seat! Closed Mon & Tues | Lunch Wed: 11am – 5 pm Brunch Sat & Sun: 9am – 3pm with Bottomless Mimosas Dinner Wed – Sat: 5pm – 9pm (10pm Fri & Sat) 3603 East Indian School Road, Suite A Phoenix AZ 85018 | 602.626.5050 | 602.579.5327


PUBBLICO Reviewed by Laurie Florence Manucci 5813 N 7th St | 602.601.5651 | Located in Central Phoenix we have discovered a new Italian eatery that is sure to please. It has great atmosphere, incredible service and delicious food. We discovered it by word of mouth and the vibe is so unique. It is by far the best new restaurant on the 7th St. corridor. All of the pastas are handmade and literally everything about this place will make you count down the days until your next visit!


We started with the Shrimp Scampi appetizer: sautéed jumbo shrimp tossed with white wine, lemon, butter, fresh basil and tomatoes. It was followed by the Romana salad made with homemade croutons, Caesar dressing and parmesan cheese. Our entrées were: the Seafood Fettuccini tossed with brandy lobster cream sauce, sautéed jumbo shrimp, jumbo scallops, mussels and fresh tomatoes plus the Chicken parmesan topped with marinara sauce, fresh mozzarella and basil served with house made spaghetti. It was all delicious with each and every bite. The owner, Danny Quinn, also stopped by the table to see how everything was. Excellent service and attention to detail did not go unnoticed. They recently added lunch and brunch to the menu and also have an excellent happy hour. All in all, an excellent and exciting addition to the neighborhood and we are anxious to return. It is located in the space that was formerly Okra and it has a fun and lively vibe. Be sure and check it out. You won’t be disappointed!



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Cooper Definitely no couch potato, adorable 11-week-old Cooper and his littermates were found in a couch that was being thrown out! Luckily, he was found while he was just a few days old and subsequently was taken in to an Arizona Humane Society Foster Hero’s home where he got big and strong enough for adoption. Now, nothing gets in this cutie’s way from having fun and being the center of attention. Loving and cuddly, Cooper wants nothing more than to find a forever home with a couch he can lay on, instead of in. Meet Cooper at the Arizona Humane Society’s Campus for Compassion location at 1521 W. Dobbins Road in Phoenix. Cooper’s adoption fee is $150 and includes his neuter surgery, current vaccinations, a microchip and a free follow-up wellness exam with a VCA Animal Hospital. For more information, call 602-997-7585 and ask for animal number 575915.

Mercedes As cool and sleek as the car she is named after, Mercedes is definitely tougher than she looks. The sevenyear-old Maltese came to the Arizona Humane Society with wounds to her neck but luckily has healed up wonderfully and is looking for an awesome co-pilot in life. This sweetheart loves treats, going for walks and cuddling next to her favorite human after a long day of being cute. Meet Mercedes at the Arizona Humane Society’s Campus for Compassion location at 9226 N. 13th Avenue in Phoenix. Mercedes’ adoption fee is $250 and includes her spay surgery, current vaccinations, a microchip and a free follow-up wellness exam with a VCA Animal Hospital. For more information, call 602-997-7585 and ask for animal number 580134. Please note: These pets may have been adopted by the time you visit the shelter, however AHS has dozens more wonderful pets who also need loving homes. Please take a moment to meet some of the other dogs, cats and other companion animals at the shelter! To see all adoptable animals right now, visit




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thedeadgirlinthevacantlot by Jana Bommersbach Acclaimed best-selling author and speaker Jana Bommersbach, has done it yet again. When we last visited with this great author, she was about to release Funeral Hot Dish. The book received high marks from countless literary agencies throughout the country last fall. The first book in this new series, is connected to the underworld of Phoenix drug lords and a small town in North Dakota. In her second in the series, thedeadgirlinthevacantlot, we are rejoined with the first story. Phoenix investigative reporter Joya Bonner, who previously cracked the case in Funeral Hot Dish, has returned to the Valley where she dispenses her sharp detective knowledge and wit. This time we are taken to the underbelly of society in a circle of sex trafficking and mass corruption. Joya is now in hot pursuit of any evidence she can find to link her missing 15-year old honorary niece to another case of a missing teen back in her home town in North Dakota. Like Funeral Hot Dish, thedeadgirlinthevacantlot is full of spine-tingling twists and drama that make it not only an excellent read but a very tough book to put down. Jana Bommersbach delivers another true great detective novel. Although the characters, with the exception of two, are fictionalized; you will immediately recognize vast similarities with many famous Phoenicians. Do not miss this book.



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THE COUPLE Dr. Anna Ward Dr. Daniel Frendl

MEET THE PARENTS Dr. and Mrs. John Ward Dr. Gyorgy Frendl and Dr. Gyongyi Szabo

VENUE Outside wedding ceremony and reception at The Paradise Valley Country Club

PHOTOGRAPHER Jennifer Bowen Photography

GOWN Custom designed by Monique Lhuillier

CAKE Pastry chef at The Paradise Country Club

FLOWERS Luxe Florist-Cynthia Pottinger designer captured the bride’s wishes for copper based arrangements with a variety of cacti, native flowers and cotton to represent her love for the Arizona dessert and nature.

EVENT COORDINATOR Revel Wedding Co. – Samantha Glascock

HONEYMOON Lanai, Hawaii


% Bride and Groom are fans of Disney and were surprised by a soloist performing Disneys “Be My Guest” escorting them and guests into wedding dinner.

% The groom is a life long sailor from Boston and was delighted by the surprise of a 6 ft custom sailboat ice sculptor filled with seafood for the cocktail party.

% The couple was honored to have their wedding announced in the New York Times.



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THE COUPLE Meghan Marie Scannell Phoenix, Arizona Taber Scott LeMarr Paradise Valley, Arizona

MEET THE PARENTS Lisa and Jim Scannell Scottsdale, Arizona Teri and Scott LeMarr, Paradise Valley, Arizona

CEREMONY/RECEPTION Ceremony on the private beach jetty – Hotel El Ganzo, San Jose del Cabo Reception on the open air rooftop overlooking the Sea of Cortez at Hotel El Ganzo, San Jose del Cabo

FLOWERS/EVENT COORDINATOR Bonnie Chase, Bliss Events and Flowers by Sergio


HONEYMOON Southeast Asia


% The guests were taken by boat from Hotel El Ganzo to their private beach jetty for the ceremony.

% In lieu of place cards, the guests were asked to, “take a shot and take a seat” with their table number attached to the shot glass.


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