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La Dolce Vita


Interview: Andrea Bocelli

16 Arizona Humane Society Fashions 20 Gianfranco Ferre’ Interview with Rita Airaghi 37 Trendspotting 40 Trending 44 Trends in Dining 46 Antiques on Central Revisted 48 Trending Reading 49 Trending Reading

SOCIETY 13 Celebrity Fight Night Italy 22 White Night 24 Girl Scout Luncheon 26 Project Pink Luncheon 28 Scottsdale Polo Match 30 O’Connor Institute Dinner 32 Sound of Speed 34 Applause 36 Moondance 38 Key to the Cure 42 Best of Everything 51 Wedding Bells


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La Dolce Vita The Season October to May By now you’ve probably figured out that we’re in racing mode? The season has wasted little time in getting started with a crash of social obligations and tons of merriment. In the 21 years that I have been with this publication, I like to take a step back every year and look at the ever-changing pieces on the chess board. When I joined Trends in 1994, the players were simple. Empire builders, who had married young, built prosperous careers and became hugely successful in philanthropy. They were unaffected people who entertained and opened their nice but not oversized or garish homes for events and receptions. These were people who believed in changing the community for the better. This pledge still holds true today but the people and the landscape have greatly changed. At several recent parties I’ve noticed the May/December romances seem to have taken over the social scene. Stunningly beautiful young ladies with far older husbands have become quite the norm. It reminds me of my Balboa Bay Club days in Newport Beach when I was in college in the late 1980s. I guess it took some time to catch on in the Valley. There was a time when the only couple resembling this was a once-high-profile gentleman who left his equally high-profile and much-adored wife for an inconvenient woman! Together the man and his new wife tried in vain to make a splash on

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the social scene, but they quickly realized they weren’t exactly welcome and didn’t stay. Once upon a time, the calling card at social affairs was simply good manners and lofty conversations. Today that has been replaced by a suit of armor consisting of Hermès handbags and gold-plated and sometimes real Chanel jewelry. We all know that these are magnificent accessories made world-famous by the likes of Grace Kelly, Jackie Kennedy and many others. But do these items need to be so in our faces? Remember they were always carried by the well-to-do but were seldom, if ever, mentioned or placed in someone’s clear view. Last time I checked it was not good manners to leave your pocketbooks on the table or make them the focal point of conversations. You get the picture? Several years ago I got into a load of trouble. Several long-time advertisers at The Borgata called me, furious that I had stated that the extraordinary boutique mall was headed for demolition. I’ve always fact checked everything that goes into this publication. I had tangled with the same management company at our old offices at Hilton Village, now a CVS Pharmacy. I knew they had no problem Continued on page 10


La Dolce Vita – Continued from page 9 lying to your face. Since Westcor, the once-mighty and respected management company had sold to the out-of-state firm, nothing mattered anymore. Everything had its price no matter what its heritage in our beloved Valley. Now Biltmore Fashion Park is making news. I’ve been told by several previous tenants that are long-time advertisers that the same owners who torn down The Borgata have similar plans for Biltmore Fashion Park. Evidently, the east end of the mall will eventually be demolished and replaced with midrise condominium towers. It makes perfect sense if you think about it. Once the most affluent mall in the state and certainly still the most beautiful, it has undergone massive changes in the last decade. Most of the toney shops left for the air-conditioned but strangely merchandised sister mall Scottsdale Fashion Square. I’ve also heard that Fashion Square is now one of the largest attractions in our state! Although I don’t suspect Biltmore Fashion Park is doomed, I firmly believe that it will someday be a mixed-use space, with a showcase of many restaurants, single-family residences and a small smattering of shops. I also heard that Saks Fifth Avenue, who was not at all pleased with last year’s holiday décor in the mall, was told by management that if they weren’t happy, they too could move. This is the grand and beautiful store that opened the mall in the space now occupied by Brooks Brothers and Ralph Lauren back in 1963. How nice!

No one is really sure if Barney’s New York will remain at Scottsdale Fashion Square. It’s also no secret that Dillard’s would love to divide their oversized store in the same mall in half. For those of you who visited South Coast Plaza (the most successful mall in America), know that Bullock’s did just that in the 1980s. They successfully split their store in half, giving an equal percentage to I. Magnin & Co. Maybe that’s where Saks Fifth Avenue might be headed? Stay tuned there’s always more… In Cocktail Polo News You Should Know: That heartbreak seems to be inevitable for one of the most beautiful ladies on the scene. That a woman who has totally reinvented her past might want to change her ways and start being nice to her help; remember they always talk. That the social community has grown tired of monetary asks, screaming live auctions and bidding paddles at social affairs – just raise the ticket price, people just want to enjoy the event. That In Cocktail Polo News you should know: an overdone woman who blew off one of the greatest catches now finds herself without any prospects. The grass is not always greener, darling. That the big resorts may be getting together in a collusion-like manner to give the social community a small amount of event dates in favor of larger conventions. Don’t forget the social world put these hotels on the map long before conventions ever did. Now you’re all caught up for the next 15 minutes …

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A few questions for … Andrea Bocelli Interviewed by Bill Dougherty What’s the hardest part about your job? It has never been difficult for me to study with the necessary perseverance and discipline, nor to maintain the rigor of an athlete before my concerts. To leave home is for me a great sacrifice. My wandering life, with my luggage always ready, is far from my character. You might not believe it, but temperamentally, I am a homebody ... When I have to get on a plane and cross the ocean, leaving my family at home, it is like reopening an old wound.

Why did you decide to partner with Celebrity Fight Night in Italy? One day fate would have it that I met Jimmy Walker in the elevator of a New York hotel. Little by little, as our friendship was growing, my relationship also was developing with Celebrity Fight Night. Celebrity Fight Night has been an extraordinary reality for more than two decades in the United States. We hope we will make it a tradition here in my country of Italy too. What does Muhammad Ali mean to you? Muhammad has been an icon for at least three generations. He is a universal beacon of courage and civil engagement. Our first meeting was at his home. I went there, together with Jimmy Walker, for his wife Lonnie’s birthday. What I saw in front of me was that irreducible athlete, exhausted but not defeated by disease, I remember him breaking the silence. “Sing for me,” he said. With enormous joy I honored his request by dedicating to him an Italian melody a cappella with my voice breaking from emotion. Then we became friends and I am proud to support, in my small way, the social struggles he brings forward. What do you consider your greatest hour professionally? That I have never stopped studying and deepening the art of singing. That every concert is important, every stage gives me emotion. Who are your heroes? My greatest hero in music has always been, Franco Corelli. Hearing his voice has marked my destiny. Corelli represents my ideal tenor.


Who would you like to record a duet album with living or dead and why? I have sung a duet with young Ariana Grande. She is an idol for young people all around the world (including my children) and she is really full of talent. She is a true artist. How did you get your start in the music business? The path of my artistic career is a fairly unusual one. At the beginning I reached international fame as a pop interpreter. I reached fame later, when I was more than thirty five years of age and was already starting to earn a living as a lawyer. I had to rise through the ranks and many doors were closed to me. The public has met my exhibitions with sincere enthusiasm but the world of entertainment did not know how to assess me. They thought my voice was out of fashion and therefore had no future. Fortunately what happened afterwards validated my tenacity.


Celebrity Fight Night Italy

Andrea Bocelli with Zubin Mehta

Sharon Stone

TRIUMPHANT RETURN Celebrity Fight Night made a huge splash once again as the red carpet rolled out for their return to Italy. This became the 2nd annual CFN in Italy due to popular demand.

Reba McEntire and Melissa Peterman

Cathy and Doug Fougnies with Martha and Larry Day

VIP PARTY Andrea Bocelli hosted donors from the United States and Canada who flew to Italy to join the famous tenor in his home country. The organization is already making plans to return again next year!

Sean and Elizabeth Currie

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Joe and Frank Ciolli

Janine and Ronnie Dunn

AN IMPORTANT CAUSE Celebrity Fight Night continues its international effort to support the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center, along with St. Vincent de Paul.

Lynne and Volker Sonntag


Anthony and Deidre Scaramucci with Linda and Brian Gold

The Band Perry with Veronica and Andrea Bocelli

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David and Dawn Lenhardt with Maja and John Langbein

Nancy and Jimmy Walker with Nancy Hanley

Richard and Stacie Stephenson with Shawn and Larry King

Martha Martin

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Julia and Stephanie Argyros with Stewart Rahr

Foster and Lynn Friess with Nancy and Robert Spetzler



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White Shirt Exhibition The Phoenix Art Museum recently opened its much anticipated The White Shirt According to Gianfranco Ferre’. The museum was kind enough to invite us to interview Rita Airaghi the fame director of the Ferre’ Foundation. Here’s what this great and very witty lady had to say.

is the true architecture of the white shirt. It’s not only simple but also infinite. It will last forever! Cotton created it; therefore it is a gift from nature. Mr. Ferre’ used story boards to create his shirts rather than photos or one simple sketch. The shirt tells the story even today.

Who inspired Gianfranco Ferre’s famed white shirt? Everything from the purity of blue skies to cultural visits around the world has influenced the white shirt. Even actresses such as Ava Gardner in the film Mogambo and she probably didn’t even realize she was making a fashion statement.

What do you consider the greatest decade for fashion? The 1950s was romantic and elegant. The 60s was wild and became even architectural later in the decade. But the 1980s was the greatest. It was the last hurrah before early 1990s grunge ruined the industry forever. The 80s was bold, avant-garde and beautiful. Everyone still dressed in almost every walk of life. Now it’s all gone.

Who do you consider the 3 greatest fashion designers? Coco Chanel, Christian Dior and Giorgio Armani What is so important about a white shirt? It simply serves as a challenge. You can wear it every day and change one thing and it never looks the same again. What type of legacy do you hope the Ferre’ Foundation leaves? The legacy

How would you rate the 3 best countries in the world of fashion? France is still at the top. Italy would fall in second place. Maybe wealthy ladies from India as third place? Great Britain has a certain style too, but it’s very Royal Family. So I guess they really don’t count. But they do, however, still look very nice. Tennis shoes and back packs are catching up with the entire world sadly. It’s not just an American thing now. Unfortunately it’s a global look. That makes me sad. What is your forecast for fashion? It’s over! Women’s Wear Daily has been eclipsed by social media. Now we have fashion blogs that are written by people who know nothing about the industry and people listen to them. It’s dreadful! There are no more true fashion critics, just Instagram, blogs and websites. Now fashion magazine editors think they are celebrities. The white shirt or the black dress? You need both. That’s really it. They both can take you around the world. All you need are great accessories to go with each and nothing more.


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Harriet and Jack Friedland

A WARM WELCOME Amada Cruz, the chic Phoenix Art Museum’s new Sybil Harrington Director, made everyone who passed through the stately doors of the grand structure feel special that night. A huge crowd of supporters and benefactors gathered to celebrate The White Shirt According to Me Gianfranco Ferre’.

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Janis Lyon and Allison Bertrand

WISHFULL THINKING Event chairs Gayle Ahearn, Lee Cohn, Janet Dillon Duval, Erin Gogolak and Ellen Katz, did an absolutely splendid job! The new exhibit alone was extraordinary. Although we left before the reception wound down, we are told that Rita Rudner made a lasting and hysterical impression on those in attendance. You should have been there! Elaine and Sidney Cohen


Erin Gogolak with Samantha Bencich and Ellen Katz

Coverage courtesy of Bill Dougherty


White Night

Melanie and Brad Hall with Anita and Jim Paterson

Lori and Tim Braun

EVERYONE WHO MATTERS This event brought out some of the very best including Diane and Bruce Halle, Sally and Richard Lehmann, Christine and David Watson and Janis Lyon, who I wish we saw more of. Then there was Sarah Suggs, Terry and Steve Roman, Helen and Joe Presutti, Kelly and Steve Ellman and others too numerous to mention. Best dressed honors go to John Gogolak in head to toe white and Tim Braun, who combined all white and dashing black velvet.

Christine and David Watson

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Lisa and Michael Corridan

Richard Jensen and Dennita Sewell

Diane and Bruce Halle



Women & Young Women of Distinction Awards

Edwina and Allan Grossman with Marilyn Seyman

Emma Horn and JoEllen Lynn

FALL IS IN THE AIR The Camelback Inn served as the perfect backdrop to honor some outstanding women. Three women were chosen for their contributions to the Girl Scouts of Arizona. Three younger women of distinction were also honored that afternoon.

A HUGE THANK YOU Nicole Bidwill, one of our communities’ favorite leader, was spotlighted for her tireless dedication to the Girl Scouts. A gifted speaker, Ms Bidwill, gave a thought-provoking speech on the amazing contributions she along with others have made through the years.

Nichole Bidwill and Tess Grossman

Harry Papp and Sue Glawe

TIMELY CHANGE Unlike previous decades when only cookies were associated with the Girl Scouts, empowerment for young women is the prevailing focus. Education, personal achievement and guidance have made this organization one to emulate.

Cliff and Shirley Sharar


Verma Pastor with Betsey Bayless and Julie Rodriguez

Coverage courtesy of Bill Dougherty



Project Pink Luncheon

Deiudon Spilsbury with Molly Stockley and Deb Arthur

Sheree Hartwell and Brigitte Dayton

OUT WEST The Wigwam provided a splendid afternoon setting for the Project Pink luncheon. The luncheon now several years new, continues to grow larger and even more beautiful each year. The room was packed full of fun, fashions and non-stop festivities.

A WORTHY CAUSE The Project Pink luncheon was started on behalf of Cancer Treatment Centers of America and Assistance in Healthcare Arizona. The gathering of beautiful people helped to raise awareness of the options and inroads for cancer treatment in our community as well as globally.

Sandra McGann and Sharon Day

Vince Zomok and CTC patient

A GREAT BIG THANK YOU Chairs Meredith McGuire and Candace Wiest did a wonderful job gathering some of the most beautiful ladies and gentlemen in the West Valley for their event. Their style, grace and personal touch made the afternoon splendid and informative as well.

Kay Stockley and Pam Keefe


Candace Wiest and Meredith McGuire

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Scottsdale Polo Match

Kelly and Steve Ellman

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WILD WESTWORLD The beautifully dressed group of men and women headed north to Westworld for the annual Scottsdale Polo match. The event sponsored in conjunction with Bentley of Scottsdale and Barrett-Jackson was a marvel of fine autos, people and rakish attire.

A TENT OF WHITE As the match got underway, a stately group of people dropped into chairs under the shade of huge white tents. Several polo matches were held throughout the morning and afternoon, giving the curious a chance to set their sights high.

Kathleen and Melissa Norton

Oscar De Las Salas and Gary Jackson

WINNERS CIRCLE Barrett-Jackson, The Phoenician Resort and Bentley of Scottsdale provided VIP guests with an amazing afternoon of flowing teas, cocktails and silver plated hors d’ oeuvres. The gentry of the affair ranged from nattily dressed gentlemen to women in festive hats. A lovely afternoon for all.

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Sandra Day O’Connor Institute Dinner with Churchill

Barbara and Terry Fenzl

Laurie and Drew Brown

WORLD WAR II VINTAGE Everyone was inspired by the era surrounding the events when America entered the anti-Nazi effort. Videos brought the historical meetings between Sir Winston Churchill and President Roosevelt to life. The ballroom was filled with the voice of Churchill.

DINNER AT THE WHITE HOUSE The JW Mariott Camelback Inn recreated the five course dinner which was served to the world leaders. White House Design Studio even suspended a magnificent crystal chandelier from the ceiling. Candelabra and white flowers added to the splendor.

Sandra Day O’Connor and Sandy Magruder

Sandy and Mike Hecomovich

FIRESIDE CHAT Jon Kyl conducted a special fireside chat with Churchill scholar and author Cita Stelzer. She gave background regarding her book, Dinner with Churchill plus insight regarding her next project. Sandy and Mac Magruder with Lois and Steve Savage assisted by Sara Suggs produced an authentic re-creation.

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SOUNDS, CHAIRS AND CARS Carolyn and Craig Jackson together with Nan and C. A. Howlett as well as Frankie Muniz and Elycia Marie Turnbow managed to bring out a tremendous crowd of supporters. The event now on its second lap, is a brilliant collaboration between Barrett-Jackson and the Phoenix Symphony.

CAR SHOW Guests had the opportunity to stroll the dimly lit streets of downtown Phoenix and view some of the most beautiful automobiles you could imagine. Champagne corks popped and VIP guests gathered for a chance to bid on exclusive live auction items.

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I HEAR A SYMPHONY A multi-media concert by the Phoenix Symphony celebrating the impact of cars, racing and music came together in one gigantic hullabaloo. It was a magnificent evening where the two worlds came together perfectly.

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Chrissy Sayare, Carol Clemmensen and Kimberley Jacobson

CURTAIN UP The Phoenix Theatre held the now famous Applause gala just a few weeks ago on the grounds of the theatre. A dazzling cocktail reception brought out some of the finest people in the Valley to support the worthy cause. Bob Machiz was on hand to accept the distinguished Presenting Sponsor & Honorary Chairman recognition for his tireless efforts.

TAWNY CHAIRS Jean Marley and Susie Wesley served as chairs for the event. They raised the most amount of money ever for the organization and had the highest attendance too. Both ladies stopped to honor Gladys McGarey, Cheryl Hintzen-Gains, Carrie Martz, Bobby Barnes, Michael Pollack, Vicki Marce and Erika and Matt Williams.

Susie Wesley, Bob Machiz and Jean Marley

Michael Barnard and Bobby Barnes

SHOW TUNES Guests mixed and mingled before settling into a fantastic awards program and spectacular musical performance. The committee read like a Who’s Who of Phoenix society. They did one hell of a job!

Roger and Vicki Marce


Gladys McGarey and Amy Doyle

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Moondance at the Heard

Ruth Kaspar, Betty Denburgh, Jesse and AJ Monongye with Becky Somstock

Kelly Norton and Lisa Hubbard

IT’S A MARVELOUS NIGHT Moondance, now almost 2 decades young, didn’t disappoint the other evening at the world famous Heard Museum. A festive atmosphere of fall air, fantastic food and drinks together with an amazing band made a huge splash in the community.

NEW WINDS BLOWING Chairs Sue Navran and Leland Peterson together with development whiz Natalie Vandeventer are creating quite the buzz. This year’s festivities not only had the largest attendance in the history of the bash, but also helped to secure needed funds. Anyone who visits the Heard knows it’s one of the true gems of the Southwest. This year’s gala stopped to honor Mary and Mark Bonsall.

Clay Wells and Suzanne Walden-Wells

Gilen and Sandee Traasdahl

WINNERS CIRCLE A magical place, the Heard has perhaps the most impressive collection of Native American art, rugs, baskets and heart stopping jewelry. The event held each fall continues to attract people from throughout the world. A celebrated evening for one of the best causes in our state and one of the most beautiful evenings!

Cindy Ornstein and Hugh Johnson


Hong and Doris Ong

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Your wardrobe is not complete without the fall fashion staple – the bootie. Find a bootie that will take you from day to night, like this pair from Jimmy Choo. This look is available at Neiman Marcus located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Not all heroes wear capes, but true fashionistas do. This Chloe cape coat celebrates refreshing fall weather in style. This coat is available at Neiman Marcus located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Hesitant to pull out the winter coats? Settle for a warmer, lighter, but still trendy substitution – a vest. Fox or faux, layer your ensemble with a fur vest like this one by Ramy Brook. This vest is available at Neiman Marcus located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

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Michael Bassoff and Jacquie Dorrance

PRETTY IN PINK Jacquie Dorrance together with Katie Mueller managed to assemble a Pink Ribbon crowd of lovely ladies and fine gentlemen. The early morning bash held at Saks Fifth Avenue turned into a beehive of activity.

ON THE RUNWAY A beautiful group of well high-heeled ladies took their pink shawl draped seats for a spectacular fashion show. Models strode down the runway in everything from the fall leather collection to ball gowns plus a dazzling array of furs. Everybody swooned.

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FORTUNATE BENEFICIARY TGEN (Translational Genomics Research Institute) returned as the sole recipient of invaluable funding for Arizona research. TGEN is working on new ways to detect cancers early, when they are easier to treat, and perhaps even cure.

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The Beverly is Scottsdale’s hidden gem. Located right in the Arts District, it’s the perfect place to grab a cocktail after a long day of gallery hopping. The atmosphere is representative of a speakeasy and even has a hidden room if you want to host a large party. Whether you’re a whiskey drinker, cocktail lover, or wine aficionado, The Beverly’s highly skilled bartending staff will guide you to the perfect drink. Don’t miss live music every Thursday through Saturday.

Fast, healthy, and most importantly, delicious. From fresh salads and wraps to paninis and juice combinations, MAD Greens has the just the thing your body and taste buds need. What makes MAD Greens so successful is the fact that they pull ingredients from local area farms, bakeries and dairies. So if you’re in the mood for something healthy, flavorful, and fast, stop by one of MAD Green’s locations in the Valley.

The Parlor is not your average pizza place. Walking in, you can’t help but admire the decor of this rustic Italian eatery. While the trendy interior may be a distraction, it’s their flavorful eats that will make you forget everything around you. In case you didn’t know, the food is handmade and fresh from cultivated gardens. Driving down Camelback you could miss this spot if you weren’t looking hard enough, but trust us you don’t want to miss The Parlor. 7018 E. Main St. 6137 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 102 1916 E. Camelback Rd.




The sun is what draws people from the colder states to the Arizona desert, but for many locals, it can also be a threat to one’s health. That’s where Laura Canada, owner of Bronze Bar in Scottsdale, comes in. Laura and her highly skilled team can give you the perfect airbrush glow without the damaging and aging effects of the sun. This social season make sure you look your absolute best with the help of Bronze Bar.

Bring out your inner Nancy Drew as you try to escape the room looking for clues and solving puzzles to your freedom. Located in Old Town Scottsdale, Escape the Room offers four settings in which you and a group of friends/family/co-workers work together to try to unlock mysteries for your getaway. Book a challenge and see if you have what it takes to make the great escape.

Escape the busy holiday season to an adult sanctuary as you enter the Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. From Aerial Hammock Yoga to an enticing aromatherapy massage, you will leave this desert oasis feeling enlightened, empowered and energized. Treat yourself and/or a special someone to any of their services for an unparalleled experience that will keep you coming back for more. 7737 E. Indian School Rd.

40 7017 E. Main St. 7575 E. Princess Dr.



Steak 44: The Valley’s Savory and Sophisticated Spot at 44th Street and Camelback If you haven’t tried Steak 44 at the corner of 44th Street and Camelback, this fall may be the perfect time to see what you have been missing. Steak 44 is another masterpiece by Dennis, Michael and Jeff Mastro, along with partner Scott Troilo. The group, which also owns the popular Dominick’s Steakhouse in the Scottsdale Quarter, opened Steak 44 in April of 2014 on the landmark northeast corner of 44th Street and Camelback Road in Phoenix. Nearly two years since opening to rave reviews, Steak 44 has become a main stable for Valley diners, visitors, celebrities, and some of Arizona’s most notable socialites.

Upon entering the 8,400-square-foot upscale American Steakhouse guests are immediately welcomed into a warm contemporary and upscale décor that seats 350 guests nightly, with several private dining rooms perfect for groups and parties, and intimate dining suites. The diners, as well as the packed and always lively bar guests, are straight from the who’s who list of Arizona trendsetters and people to know.

Steak 44’s dinner menu combines classic steakhouse fare with contemporary and interesting more than steak items. Steak 44 favorites like the Bone-in Ribeye, Crispy Shrimp with sweet Thai chilies and garlic aioli or the Bacon Hash Browns with chive cream cheese sauce always please. Prime steaks and chops come in various sizes, providing lots of options, cut in-house by their master butcher and cooked to order, and the seafood is abundant. Fresh seafood is flown in daily and Steak 44 always offers a Raw Bar with items like ahi and salmon poke, Maine lobster, Dungeness crab and Alaskan crab legs. “We see ourselves as the new American steakhouse, an upscale urban oasis and a hangout for locals who can comfortably call us home,” said Owner Jeff Mastro. “Steak 44 invites you to spend a special evening in one of our various dining rooms, be seen at our vibrant bar or not be seen at one of our intimate dining suites.” No matter the occasion, Steak 44 will exceed your expectations. Steak 44 is located at 5101 N. 44th Street. Call 602.271.4400 or visit


Best of Everything JUNIOR LEAGUE OF PHOENIX Brandi Hunt

THE PORCH PARTY Bryan Howard, Brad Daughtry, Paula Hardison and Neil Bassett Dawn Carson Senger and Nita Francis

CELEBRITY CATWALK Allison Dubois, Lin Sue Cooney, Catherine Anaya, Dawn Olsen, Debbie Gaby and Pat Bondurant

TEEN LIFELINE Jeff Pino with Stacie Harrison and Janet Betts

RENDEZ ZOO John and Bonnie Gray

MASKer AIDE BALL CARNIVALE Joe Leduc and Oliver Badgio


COPABALL Mike Cowley and Nathan Lowrie


Mexx 32 By Laurie Florence-Manucci

If you haven’t been to any other of Lenny Rosenberg’s creations, then please make your way over to his recently renovated, expanded and delicious Taco’s And Tequilieria Mexx 32 on 32nd St. and Camelback. He is the master of the hip and always delicious Delux Burger also in the same location that now serves sushi and has a very loyal following. His Revo Burrito concept was expanded and is truly a custom experience not only in culinary ways but architecturally as well. When first entering, there is a huge & beautiful chandelier and custom lighting throughout. The night we were there ,the next day they were installing a glass enclosure for the bar area that would separate the diners from the bar experience but yet still have a sleek and intimate feel to it. Everything in there was made custom for the restaurant. There are also doors that open up to an expansive patio that will be great when our summer finally comes to an end.

First up was the Cochise Farms Green Chile Cheese Crisp served with a side of guacamole and sour cream. It was delicious and light enough to still be able to enjoy all of the other food we had just ordered! With the Cheese Crisp we had a trio of salsas, and the house made guacamole. It was delicious with just the right amount of flavor and texture. Not too chunky and not too blended. Their Signature 32nd St. Tacos are made with house made yellow corn or flour tortillas. You can add beans and rice to any

the Smoked Brisket – applewood smoked in house daily for 12 hours with chipotle aioli, pickled red cabbage & queso fresco. There are so many good things to say but one of the most special things is Lenny himself. He is always there with a smile on his face and always gracious. He makes his way around the restaurant to ask how everything is but to also genuinely care and carry on a conversation with you. That is how it should be and it reflects on his employees as well.

Our server, Patrick was amazing. He was very knowledgeable and friendly and helped us in selecting what to get as there are so many choices!

taco. We had a mixture of the carne asada, marinated steak, avocado, sour cream, pico de gallo, and queso fresco with the Beer Battered Cod, chipotle aioli, cabbage mix, avocado, pico and queso fresco. Also not to be missed was the Shrimp TInga: shrimp, bacon and chorizo tinga with crema.

There are many other items to try here including tamale and enchilada platters, burritos and Taco Tuesdays with $2.50 tacos! They also have great happy hour specials as well; so please make it over to Mexx 32 for some chips, guacamole and margaritas; and tell Lenny I sent you! Mexx 32 Tacos & Tequileria is located at 3154 E. Camelback Road. For more

Although the best taco by far was the Award winner of the Taco Festival of 2013,


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Antiques on Central Revisited Reviewed by Bill Dougherty Since we last caught up with Doris Leis, Cliff Sharar and Sylvia Wells; the 3 talents behind Antiques on Central; a lot has happened. When their landlord decided to reinvent their former shopping center on the corner of Camelback and Central Avenue, they knew they had to move fast! Sometime last spring the talented threesome stumbled upon a new glorious space just down the street at Missouri and 7th Street. Their new location, not as large as the last but equally as brilliant, has everything for which anyone could possibly be looking. For a very long time now Antiques on Central has had the ability to set itself apart from other stores. There is no clutter and there is no junk for sale. With an extensive design background; Doris, Cliff and Sylvia have had the ability to create amazing vignettes. Fine vintage jewelry, sterling silver, original works of art and stunning antiques canvas this bright and airy new location. Come see it! New location: Antiques on Central 730 E. Missouri Avenue Phoenix, AZ 85014 46

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‘Think and Grow Rich for Women’ By Sharon Lechter Authorized by the Napoleon Hill Foundation Reviewed by Bill Dougherty

The truth is women aren’t supposed to be

successful end result. Everyone knows that

as successful as men. If they are, they are

Napoleon Hill’s international best seller

often called hard-nosed, bitches or callus

Think and Grow Rich was written in an era

cold sexless ladies. Then along comes

when men where the business titans and

bestselling author Sharon Lechter. It’s no

women stayed home.

secret that Ms. Lechter broke the glass ceiling and managed to do so with style,

Today Sharon Lechter has created a pow-

grace, class and a positive attitude. It

erful new book which successfully applies

seems she shattered all the myths about

the 13 principles of Mr. Hill’s book to the

powerful women in America.

21st century woman. The book is not only rich with examples from world famous

only the author of 14 best-selling books,

In the richly crafted book, Ms. Lechter not

business women and politicians, but also

but also an international speaker, CPA and

only looks at the empowering benefits

serves as an excellent reference guide

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‘Can I Go Now?’ by Brian Kellow Reviewed by Bill Dougherty

Anyone who knows anything about Holly­ wood history knows that talent agent Sue Mengers was a force to be reckoned with. A secretary with William Morris, she believed she was destined for better things than short hand, typing pools and 30 minute cafeteria lunches. So in the early 1960s she got the agency to go out on a limb and she became recognized as the first female ­talent agent in Hollywood. Known for her cut throat and often vulgar approach, Sue Mengers was a lady who just didn’t give a dam. A diminutive little fixture, she was able to always make an entrance at any A scale Hollywood party. Peering out of oversized granny glasses in flowing silk caftans and teetering on 4 inch stilettos, this combined with her blonde Sassoon power

bob and ever present cigarette, people knew who she was the second she walked in. During her tenure she captivated Hollywood and compiled a list of almost every A list and Oscar winning celebrity imaginable. Everything she touched turned to gold. But then the roaring 80s reared its ugly corporate head and the film industry noted for its creativity became more about the bottom line. Sue finally bowed out and retired, choosing to give dinner parties in her much photographed Mid-Century Modern home in Bel-Air. She got the last laugh and became the industry’s ultimate hostess. Brian Kellow does a remarkable job dissecting this complex and often lovable lady. Unfortunately there probably will never be

another Sue Mengers. Corporate greed managed to change all the players in this once glamorous industry. Anyone remotely interested in the film industry should read this book. It’s full of salacious gossip and never ending name dropping from an era when celebrities mattered.




Lad is the quintessential social butterfly. Whether out on long walks or taking leisurely strolls along city sidewalks, Lad is determined to greet everyone he sees. It was on one of his long walks, near Central Avenue and Dunlap, that the six-year-old longhaired Dachshund was spotted by an Arizona Humane Society Emergency Animal Medical Technician. Without missing a beat, Lad greeted his rescuer as if they were lifelong friends, a trait he displays to all who meet him. Lad is available for adoption at AHS’ Petique at the Shops at Norterra located at 2450 W. Happy Valley Road, Ste. 1149, Phoenix, AZ 85085. His adoption fee is $110 and includes his neuter surgery and first vaccines. For more information, please call 602.761.2973 and ask for animal ID number A521230.


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In her sleek black coat and fun-loving personality, 10-week-old London boasts the same high-fashion and entertainment value as the city itself. She is a very friendly, sophisticated girl who loves to be around people, or preferably on people and in their laps. Yet, she also enjoys the finer things in life and would love an array of toys to play with as well as her very own sisal kitty condo to perch upon as she watches the day’s events unfold. As a young kitten she has a very long lifetime of love to give. London is available for adoption at AHS’ Petique at the Shops at Norterra located at 2450 W. Happy Valley Road, Ste. 1149, Phoenix, AZ 85085. Her adoption fee is $100 and includes her spay surgery and first vaccines. For more information, please call 602.761.2973 and ask for animal ID number A520184. London and Lad may have been adopted, but there are many other pets. See their profiles and photos by visiting

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THE COUPLE Laura Flagler and Eric Prichard

NUPTIALS AND RECEPTION The Chan Residence (Friends of the Bride and Groom)

THE FLOWERS By the Bride and her best friend

THE CATERERS Postino’s Wine Cafe

DESSERT Mamma Toledo’s The Pie Hole




% The Bride and Groom chose to include the children in the ceremony by having each of the 5 children place a thin band on the Bride’s ring finger to symbolize the blending of both families.

% In lieu of a traditional wedding cake, Mamma Toledo’s pie truck arrived to surprise guests with a selection of pies for dessert.

% The photographer and officiant are both great friends of the Bride and Groom.

% The ceremony was held under the night stars and twinkling lights as a symbolic recreation of their engagement at Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff.






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