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VOLUME 39, NO. 7
Remembering Judd Herberger
Society Compassion With Fashion Luncheon
Publisher La Dolce Vita
Society Moondance at The Heard
Society Neiman Marcus, Scottsdale 30th Anniversary
Society Valleywise Gala
Society Phoenix Heart Ball 2021 Addressing Luncheon
Fashion Samantha’s Favorite Finds
Spotlight Barrett-Jackson HUMMER EV Edition 1
Fashion Designer Gail Friend
Company Profile Paradise Valley Surgery Center
Travel the Old South Julie Bowe and Dyan Getz
Charity Spotlight Barrow Neurological Institute
Society An Evening of Trends Gala
Society Fresh Start
Design and Style Christopher Coffin
Protocol and Etiquette Heather Wagenhals
Company Profile Oliver Smith
Society ARCS Awards Dinner
Trendy Reading Small Space Big Taste
Design and Style Susan Mayer
Wedding Bells Keogh and Gates
An Evening of Trends 2021 Susie Wesley with Bob Machiz and Darlene Keller Price
Compassion with Fashion 2021 Tess Loo and Ann Siner
ON THE COVER Barrow Neurological Institute and the Barrow Women’s Board 2022 Carrie Hall, Jacquie Dorrance, Michael Lawton M.D and Kate Muller The 57th Annual Barrow Grand Ball will be held on January 22nd, 2022, at The Arizona Biltmore Resort Inquiries email@example.com
SOCIETY | FASHION | HOME | DINING | ART VOLUME 39, NO. 7
REMEMBERING 2013 FABULOUS PHOENICIAN ...
Judd Herberger By Bill Dougherty
In life there are certain people that only come around once. To me and many others, Fabulous Phoenician Judd Herberger was certainly one of those people. I met Judd in 1991. I was at Patsy Lowry’s home for some thing, when Billie Jo arrived with a huge terrycloth white towel. She said she had just gone on a date with Judd Herberger. She had an amazing time with him. Billie Jo wanted him to remember her. So, she said, “I’ve come up with the gift for the man who has everything.” And with that she laid down on the white beach towel and had Patsy and I trace out her silhouette on the terry cloth. The couple married several months later. Judd Herberger, together with his bride Billie Jo, would eventually take the social world by storm. While he had quietly dabbled in the philan thropic world, once married they would become the couple that would never say no. Together the two designed a magnificent penthouse on the Scottsdale waterfront and there they would entertain on a constant basis. Arts organizations, the Phoenix Heart Ball, charter schools galore and about every other charity under the sun would pass thru their opulent home. There was never a charity too big or too small. Judd Herberger quickly became a force in the philanthropic world, and he was honored for a vast array of things he and his lovely wife helped to make better for those who were less fortunate. His father Robert Herberger became very successful by purchasing land in Scottdale as far back as the late 1940s. He was a man of ethics, work and education. These were things he passed on to both his older son Gary and younger brother Judd. Both worked seven-day-a-week sched ules, but always managed to find a zest for life. For Judd it was the sea and a long love of automobiles. I’ll never forget his Fabulous Phoenician speech in 2013. He spoke of the year 1959, where he was assigned at 16 years of age to valet autos for the Phoenix Heart Ball Thank You party at his parent’s home. He went on to talk about parking Chrysler Imperials, Cadillac Eldorados, Chevy Nomads and the cherished 1957 Lincoln Mark II. He said it was a sea of tail-finned autos, white evening gloves and cigarette holders. Judd had brilliantly captured perhaps the most elegant time in post war America. I’ll never forget that articulate and elegant speech. I wish I could have helped him park all those cars too. To know Judd Herberger was to love him. He was a brilliant man, an amazing conversationalist and one of the very best dressed gentlemen in town. His style, wit and compassion for the world around him, made him a man among men. He had an extraordinary life!
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LA DOLCE VITA The Season October to May By Bill Dougherty People are talking about Beth McRae and Oscar De Las salas and the extraordinary amount of money the two chairs raised for TGen at “An Evening of Trends” 2021. Since my parents taught me that to talk of money is vulgar, let’s just say that the Phoenix-based genomics company should be very happy! After two years we were finally able to present our Fabulous Phoenician and 10 new Trendsetters to the community. It was a brilliant night. It was also the very first time the gala sold out since I purchased the publication in 2000. Courtney Beller and Mandy Holmes should be within everyone’s social radar range and I’m not talking microwave ovens! The other afternoon they completely sold out the Camelback Inn for the Arizona Humane Society’s luncheon “Compassion With Fashion.” The luncheon was founded by my mother-in-law (Betty McRae), my wife Beth, and her sister Stephanie McRae Campbell back in 1999 and tthe event has grown to an empyrean level. It was a smashing afternoon and everyone you know and adore was there. We were thrilled to see one of our very favorite Trendsetters Patty Withycombe honored for her tireless dedication to all things animal related. I especially enjoyed socializing with Anne-Marie Dobbs and Gwen Hillis. Ms. Hillis introduced to her equally lovely sister Suzy Juneau, who just moved to the Valley. Keep your eye on her too. She’s exquisite!
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NEIMAN MARCUS SCOTTSDALE CELEBRATES 30 YEARS IN SCOTTSDALE This fall Neiman Marcus will be celebrating 30 years in Scottsdale. When Neiman Marcus arrived in October 1991, from Dallas they came with the focus on becoming an integral part of the community and to support a variety of so many wonderful philanthropic organizations. That mission has never waivered. As part of the milestone anniversary clients were invited to experience what Neiman Marcus does best, showcase the “Art of Fashion” featuring the latest trends from designers around the world, while sipping of champagne and enjoying nibbles.
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Tim Braun, Vice President and General Manager welcomed over 100 guests who joined the celebration highlighting the special moments over the past 30 years. Special guest, President of Retrouve’ Klaus Heidegger provided everyone in attendance with a gift of the new skincare collection that is exclusive to Neiman Marcus. Margaret Merritt did an amazing job coordinating the afternoon’s fashion festivities. We look forward to Neiman Marcus contributing to our community for another 30 years!
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ADDRESSING LUNCHEON 2021 A beautiful group of ladies and gentlemen gathered at Ocean 44 early in the fall. Their mission was to make sure coveted invitations to one of the most prestigious balls in the land were addressed and sealed with lots of TLC. The working afternoon was graciously underwritten by Dennis, Jeff and Mike Mastro, the famed proprietors of the establishment. The gathering
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SPOTLIGHT: WOMEN’S BOARD OF BARROW NEUROLOGICAL FOUNDATION
Helping Patients by Finding the Cures of Tomorrow Funding the Cure for Tomorrow Founded in 1965 to raise money for research at Barrow Neurological Institute, the Women’s Board of Barrow Neurological Foundation has evolved into one of the most successful fundraising entities in the Valley, and the largest donor to Barrow. What started with $26,000 raised in support of the first Barrow Grand Ball, now represents over $83 million raised for Barrow through the annual event. Although this staggering number is impressive by itself, it only scratches the surface of how much Women’s Board funds have benefited Barrow, as well as the entire medical and scientific community. Thanks in large part to the efforts of the Women’s Board, Barrow Neurological Foundation has provided $49.8 million in funding for Barrow research programs in the last five years alone. This, in turn, has yielded an additional $84.2 million in national and other outside research funding. “Through philanthropic support from the Women’s Board and their generous donors, Barrow is able to fearlessly push the boundaries of neuroscience research and provide world-class patient care for the most complex neurological diseases,” says President and CEO of Barrow Neurological Institute, Michael T. Lawton, MD. Supporting Research The Petznick Stroke Center at Barrow Neurological Institute, which holds the highest level of certification a hospital can receive for the care of complex stroke patients, has benefited gratefully from Women’s Board support. Last year, the Women’s Board selected the Petznick Stroke Center as its special project recipient and provided funding that allowed for the purchase of a second mobile stroke unit. The specially equipped and staffed mobile unit has revolutionized stroke treatment by delivering expert care via telemedicine well before a patient arrives at the hospital. The
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unit made 1,000 calls in fiscal year 2019, administering the clot-busting drug tPA in as little as six minutes after arrival. The gold standard for tPA administration is four hours. The speed with which patients receive treatment improves outcomes by minimizing brain damage. “There are angels all around us. I was truly blessed with a team of them who saved and touched my life that night and throughout my entire recovery,” recalls Jody Johnson, referring to the mobile unit team who saved her life when she suffered a stroke at home. For this year’s special project, the Women’s Board selected the revolutionary research of Dr. Zaman Mirzadeh, MD, PhD, who says the secret to curing diabetes lies within the brain, not the abdomen. “Diabetes is a problem of blood sugar control, not of blood sugar. If I fix the underlying cause, then blood sugar fixes itself,” he explains. Type 1 diabetes is marked by the pancreas’ inability to produce insulin; Type 2 is marked by cellular insulin resistance that causes the pancreas to overproduce insulin. Every organ in the body takes direction from the brain, notes Dr. Mirzadeh. In diabetes, the signal is scrambled before it even gets to the pancreas. He is beginning clinical trials in which he will inject a hormone (Type 1 diabetes) or a protein (Type 2 diabetes) into a patient’s brain. Preclinical studies showed the approaches stabilized blood-sugar levels, and for Type 1 diabetes, eliminated the need for insulin injections. If the clinical studies are successful, they could mark the next step in finding a cure for diabetes. “Dr. Mirzadeh is the perfect example of why Barrow is a global leader, known for challenging the conventional wisdom and breaking new ground. His innovative approach to solving diabetes was an easy choice for our special project this year,” says Carrie Hall, 2021-22 Women’s Board Chairman.
Advancing Education Education is another area of focused support for the Women’s Board. The 78,000 individuals who walk through the doors of Barrow each year represent just a small fraction of those facing debilitating neurological challenges. Education is the best way to extend the Institute’s expertise and help save more lives. Women’s Board funding is instrumental in helping Barrow train the next generation through residency and fellowship programs that allow them to hone their skills and knowledge while learning from worldrenowned physicians and scientists. In 2019, the Women’s Board special project was the Thurston Innovation Center, a unique program that trains residents in entrepreneurial thinking and medical device development. While most residencies teach only current medical techniques, Barrow sees the need to train physicians to ask the “what if” questions. This is how medicine expands and improves.
Barrow President and CEO Michael T. Lawton, MD, with Barrow residents
Since its inception in 2016, the Innovation Center at Barrow, which was launched through a matching Foundation grant, has developed more than two dozen leadingedge devices or techniques, filed for 100 patents, and created 1,000 3D spine models used to train for surgery. The Barrow Grand Ball Each year since 1965, the Women’s Board of Barrow Neurological Foundation has celebrated Barrow Neurological Institute’s cutting-edge research and innovative education efforts, while recognizing and thanking the generous philanthropists who support its mission.
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This year’s Barrow Grand Ball Co-Chairs are Jacquie Dorrance and Katie Mueller. “Our interest in supporting Barrow centers on helping patients by finding the cures of tomorrow,” says Mueller. Dorrance adds, “When we and our donors give Barrow the resources to develop cures and new means of treatment, we save lives. Nothing is more satisfying than that.” The black-tie event will be held on January 22, 2022 at the historic, and newly reimagined, Arizona Biltmore.
Barrow clinician, researcher, and neurosurgeon Zaman Mirzadeh, MD, PhD
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FRESH START WOMEN’S FOUNDATION There was sipping, shopping, and lots of supporting! On September 18, 2021, Wine, Women & Shoes benefiting Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, made its highly anticipated return to Chateau Luxe. The event raised over $350,000 to advance Fresh Start’s mission: empowering women with the tools, education, and resources necessary to achieve self-sufficiency. Proceeds went to support Fresh Start’s many programs and services – career development, education advancement opportunities, family law support, social work ser-
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vices, and more. “We are so moved by the overwhelming support from our community,” said Kim McWaters, President and CEO of Fresh Start. “Women who attended this event are passionate about uplifting and empowering other women – and that, at the heart of it, is what we’re celebrating.” Under the leadership of co-chairs Rayme Lofgren and Carina Lukas, the event was hosted by Fresh Start’s Auxiliary Board, a collection of dedicated women who volunteer their time and talents to bring the event’s vision to life.
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Holiday Gratuity Giving Guide By Heather Wagenhals
Holidays are the traditional time to acknowledge and honor those who make your life simpler, giving you the ability to live your fully inspired life. Here are some simple guidelines to reward those who have served you exceptionally throughout the year and show how much you value them.
When deciding whom to tip, keep these things in mind: • Your budget (Avoid debt. You cannot give what you don’t have, and it is okay.) • Quality of service • Length of time it takes to complete service and frequency • Relationship tenure with the person(s)
• Housekeeper/staff/personal caregiver: one day’s pay if weekly, or up to one week’s pay for daily
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• Landscapers: $20 for each regular crewmember
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• Beauty/barber/stylists/fitness trainer/massage therapist: Average cost of one service or small gift
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• Doorman/valet/garage attendant: $50-$100 or defined tip pool contribution
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• Pool service/pest control: $25-50
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ARCS AWARDS DINNER A wonderful group of ladies and gentlemen gathered at The Paradise Valley Country Club the other evening to celebrate Achievement Rewards for College Scientists. Students assembled to share their amazing finds in all walks of science and physics. The organization, now in its 45th year, sold out and brought together some of the most incredible philanthropists in the
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Valley to lend their financial support to these gifted individuals. The night was packed full of thought-provoking speeches, presentations and demonstrations in the complex world of sciences. Those awarded and chosen for these amazing scholarships will benefit tremendously for their future scholastic endeavors.
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Susan Mayer, Transforming Tabletop for Neiman Marcus and the World For the past 17 years Susan Mayer has been the face of all things in fine home accessories and cherished gifts at Neiman Marcus, Scottdale. But what you might not know about this very talented lady is her ability to transform everyday dining room tables into extraordinary works of art. We caught up with her as she readied for the holiday season.
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COMPASSION WITH FASHION 2021 Camelback Inn threw open its doors to a luncheon that has grown to more than 1,000 people. The Arizona Humane Society’s Compassion In Bloom chaired by Courtney Beller and Mandy Holmes was a spectacular afternoon. Patty Withycombe was awarded the event’s prestigious Desert Rose award for her tireless efforts in the protection of all types of animals and she
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certainly deserved the great honor. Margaret Merritt did an outstanding job coordinating various fashions from very creative ASU design students on the runway. Animals were auctioned off. Paddles were raised. Auction items were won. Yetta Gibson and Javier Soto emceed the bash. It was a spectacular affair!
Anne-Marie Dobbs, Lou Kissling, Suzy Juneau and Gwen Hillis
Oscar De las salas with Margaret Anderson and Gary Jackson
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Mandy Holmes and Courtney Beller
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A Trendsetter is … Strong. Generous. Community-minded. The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation congratulates
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MOONDANCE AT THE HEARD
A marvelous night for a Moondance happened the other night at the Heard Museum. Perfect weather for dinner and speeches brought together people with fine yet discriminating tastes for some of the greatest Native American collectables in in the world. The evening was chaired by Jan Cacheris and Marilyn Harris. They did an amazing job!
Hailey Neher, Marilyn Harris, Jan Cacheris, and Catherine Cacheris Mayhew
Wick Pilcher ,Kenny Moffatt, Bill and Peggy Clarke with Kolby Moffatt
David and Jo Van Denburgh, Catherine Biggers and Jim Tuton
Mary Ellen and Bob McKee were honored for their simply tremendous dedication to the iconic museum. They deserved everything they received and more. They are one of the most beloved and admired couples on the scene. Guests mixed and mingled before dining under a star covered sky. White House Design Studio transformed absolutely everything. You should have been there!
Denise Wallace and Mary Ellen McKee
Mary Ellen and Bob McKee with Camille Sullivan
Sharron Lewis and David Roche
Bennett and Jacquie Dorrance, John and Armity Simon, Carrie Hulburd, Katie Mueller, Erin and John Gogolak
Stephen Roe Lewis, Patti Hibbeler, Dina Huntinghorse, and Ivan Makil
Anne Jones and Amy Thurston
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A NIGHT IN THE VALLEY A Night in the Valley, Valleywise Health Foundation’s largest annual philanthropic event, returned outdoors and in person October 16, 2021, at The Farm at South Mountain. More than 500 guests enjoyed a beautiful outdoor evening celebrating all things Arizona and the patient and healthcare heroes at Valleywise Health. The event exceeded fundraising goals, raising a gross total of more than $735,000 toward pediatric care at the new Valleywise Health Arizona Burn Center opening in late 2023.
Nate Lowrie, Steve Purves, Kate Fassett, and Jim Swanson
Rodney Riley and Jill Krigsten Riley with Ken and Dee Dee Vecchione
Jess Grommet with Tyler Dial and Mark Tarbell
Country hitmaker Clay Walker headlined the event with special guests, Arizona’s homegrown Nashville recording artist, Tyler Dial, celebrity chef Mark Tarbell, and classical Spanish guitarist, Esteban. The second annual A Night in the Valley event, replaced the health system’s longtime black-tie CopaBall gala. The program celebrated the community’s record commitment to go ALL IN for Valleywise Health.
Matt Winter, Paul Hickman, Julia Winter, and Kate Hickman
Jessica and Nathan Delafield
Kevin and Jenny Cherilla with Kristen and Jeff Sandquist
Kirsten Brown with Alyssa Crockett and Charles Brown
Rebecca and Liz Agboola
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Samantha’s Favorite Finds By Samantha DeRose
Holiday season is just around the corner. For a glistening head-turner, look no further than this Halston “Brinley” sequin gown. Available at Neiman Marcus located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.
Channel the goddess within with these exceptionally luxe Le Vian brown pearl and diamond earrings in 14K yellow gold. Available at E.D. Marshall Jewelers located at 10261 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Get in the party spirit with this sparkling pave diamond bangle bracelet in 18K white gold. Available at E.D. Marshall Jewelers located at 10261 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Practical and cozy, shearling is this fall’s ultimate must-have. Pair this stunning Saint Laurent shoulder bag with jeans for a relaxed vibe or wear it with head-to-toe neutrals for a luxe look. Available at Neiman Marcus located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.
Chilly days ahead call for plush, effortlessly polished outerwear – and this chic wool coat by Chloe is the perfect go-to piece. Available at Neiman Marcus located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.
Add a bolt of electricity to your everyday look with this diamond lightning bolt pendant crafted in 18K yellow gold. Available at Oliver Smith Jeweler located at 8787 N. Scottsdale Rd. Suite 116.
Equal parts fashionable and functional, these stud leather Valentino Garavani booties are perfect for the season ahead. Available at Neiman Marcus located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.
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COMPANY SPOTLIGHT: GAIL FRIEND DESIGNS
Gail Friend, An Amazing Local Talent Local Valley designer Gail Friend would simply tell you that she’s a dressmaker. However just a few short months ago, she exploded onto the fashion runways of Milan and Paris. Like the two sisters who created Rodarte, Ms. Friend simply put her designs on social media and the rest is fashion history. For more information and designs, please visit email@example.com.
Southern Hospitality By Julie A. Bowe and Dyan Getz
Having Southern roots, I appreciate the hospitality of the South: welcoming smiles, kind hearts, and a slower pace. Southern escapes are always on my bucket list and as a sophisticated sojourn, I look for luxurious amenities and superior service. The Montage Palmetto Bluff in South Carolina is a favorite of mine and apparently Justin Bieber’s too (he and Hailey quietly tied the knot there last June). My third return to this magical southern getaway was to attend a dear friend’s wedding. Nicole Cardon, an Arcadia widow and incredible mother of five, had found love once again with a wonderful man who had recently lost his wife to cancer. The tumultuous period in Nicole’s life had finally ended and in a traditional, white steeple-topped chapel, family and a few close friends gathered to watch a new chapter begin. Having ridden the storm with Nicole, I was genuinely honored to be witness to this exchange of vows.
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Whether tying the knot, rebooting a relationship, or searching for a family friendly destination, Palmetto will super charge the batteries. It is a special place to connect or reconnect physically and emotionally. Set within a charming 20,000-acre community (almost the size of Manhattan), the Montage extends access to a vast nature preserve which includes a water haven for bottle-nose dolphins and invites guests to wander via foot or via bike along trails under Spanish mosscovered trees. Relax by the pool or enter a state of bespoke luxury and relaxation at the spa. Sip sweet tea and venture along the May River aboard the restored 1913 yacht or tee it up on the Jack Nicklaus signature golf course. In the evening, rock your Old Fashioned in a front porch rocker during cocktail hour, then savor some southern fare at the Canoe Club in your Sunday best. The experience is truly enchanting!
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AN EVENING OF TRENDS 2021 .A group of very influential people gathered at Montelucia Resort just the other evening. They were there to raise their respective glasses to one great Fabulous Phoenician Tim Braun and 10 new Trendsetters. The gala chaired by Beth McRae and Oscar De Las salas sold out. It also raised a tremendous amount of funds for TGen. A massive raffle, silent and live auction gave many merrymakers the chance to leave with phenomenal luxury items, vacation getaways and lasting experiences. Mark Tarbell’s coveted door prize of a private dining room dinner for eight, went to a guest seated at a Trendsetter’s table. Lin Sue Cooney emceed the bash, while Chris Weir assisted with amazing television production. Clyde Betts and team lent audio and visual effects. Chris Beckley made the room come alive with majestic sounds. Dennis Thompson and The White House Design Studio created absolute wonderment in the ballroom. Chandeliers, hung low over the runway, created additional panache as the Trendsetters sashayed down the runway to huge accolades. Sylvia Shoen regaled the guests with her incredible story of extremely serious cancer and miraculous recovery. And a huge thanks to Brianna Hall with Hallway Events and her team. You should have been there!
Tim Braun and Lauren Kline
Ruby Farias, Ronnie Kiefer, Tracey Lytle, Sally Odergard, Diane O’Malley, Lisa Portigal, Kristen Sandquist, Robin Snyder, Stacie Stephenson and Sandra Wilken
Tom Flood with Ellen and Bob Uhl
Sylvia Shoen and Sandy Magruder
Oscar De las salas and Beth McRae
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Michael and Suzanne Eder with Heather Wagenhals
Lisa Pegal and Richard Sanderson
Carol and Jim Cook
Alfred and Megan Hackbarth
Pat Bondurant and Jinger Richardson
Ron Eriksson and Nancy Hanley Eriksson
Charlie, Barbara and Holly Dunlap
Sue Boemer and Jean Marley
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Resort Living at the Mauna Kea By Christopher Coffin
Situated on the beautiful northwest coast of the Big Island of Hawaii, this home is part of the Mauna Kea Resorts private residential area. The Mauna Kea is a historic, upscale property built by the Rockefellers; with a hotel, stunning grounds and fabulous homes. It is steps away from the turquoise water of the Pacific Ocean that first made the Rockefeller family fall in love with the site and see its potential. The villa itself however was in desperate need of reaching its potential when the current owners purchased it four years ago. Still in its original condition they wanted their home in Hawaii to transform into a modern, resort-feeling sanctuary. The process needed to start with bringing more of the panoramic island views in. Mauna Kea sunsets will truly take your breath away with the picturesque ocean vistas below and the color-changing sky. It immediately took on a more indoor/outdoor experience when we took down the short windows that were in the great room and dining room area and replaced them with floor to ceiling sliding glass doors.
The doors open to the upper and lower lanai and pool deck and can be left open to let in the island breeze. The Koa wood in the home could easily be described as one of the stars of the show. Not only is this amazing, legendary wood indigenous, but it is known for the deep rich colors and varied grain pattern. Koa wood has honored heritage in Hawaii and is highly revered
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and sacred. It was already used as trim in ceiling areas, and we added more, including using it for all of the cabinetry during the kitchen remodel. The gourmet kitchen is also outfitted with elegant and unique green marble countertops. For fabrics, we purposefully steered away from the typical tropical décor used often in Hawaii such as red, mustard yellow and green. We wanted bright, happy colors that would be a departure from what would be predictable. The homeowners get so many compliments on the blue and vivid yellow used on the sophisticated furnishings in the main room. The bedrooms all have their own personality and feature corals or fresh green and sky blue or a tiffany blue and white. The furniture can withstand a wet bathing suit and is stress free with regard to maintenance, because all of the fabrics are indoor/outdoor high performance. One special find we added glistens above the dining room table. It is a gold chandelier with spikes that bring to mind a sea urchin, making it the perfect fit for a beachy vibe. The makeover has been magical as the villa has turned into a comfortable, luxurious home offering a quintessential modern vacation dwelling experience while subtly recalling the Rockefeller-era glamour for which the resort is famous. My clients only use their home one month out of the year and have the home in the rental pool within the Mauna Kea Resort so others may have the opportunity to enjoy this beautiful home.
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INNER-VIEW QUESTIONS FOR AIMEE AND OLIVER SMITH
How Creating Jewelry can be a Successful Family Venture How did you get into the fine jewelry business? Started selling jewelry on the side in 1981 and found I enjoyed the transaction. People were happy! They were usually buying for a nice/ important occasion or a personal accomplishment. How long have you been in business and how many locations have you had? This year I’ll be celebrating 40 years in business. I have 2 locations. One in Aspen and one in Scottsdale. What is the biggest challenge in your business? My business is a long-term strategy. It’s a great business if you think of success in decades. Challenges are gold prices, diamond prices, synthetic diamonds, cheap knock offs, poor quality manufacturers,
liars, cheats. Since jewelry is a completely unregulated business, you always have to go with a business that has stood the test of time! Who inspired your craft? My brother was making furniture when I was young and I learned a lot from him. It’s very rewarding to create a piece that someone will have for generations! I’m inspired by old manufacturers that never took short cuts, and always produced a quality product: Cartier, Aldo Cipullo, David Webb, Van Cleef, Verdura. What changes or trends do you see for the future of the jewelry business? Men are starting to wear more diamond jewelry. LeBron wore 5 diamond necklaces this spring at a Suns’ playoff game sitting court side. I see some nice growth in this category.
What is the biggest mistake people make when buying fine jewelry? They buy the piece and not the manufacturer. Trust your eye, regardless of what the salesman is saying. Buy only quality and know the diamond grades! Where do you see your business in 5 years? We are expanding our Scottsdale location for a bigger presence in the watch business. The watch business is on fire and we are right in the middle of it. You Tube is going to be a big driver of business for us in the next 5 years. Are you recruiting any family members into the jewelry business? My two daughters work for us. Elizabeth is returning to Scottsdale this month after running Aspen for the past 3 years. Corinne just got her Graduate Gemologist degree. They both bring excellent skills in different areas. I love working with my family. What 7 people living or dead would you invite to your dinner party? (please answer collectively or individually) Oliver, Muhammad Ali, Louis Cartier, My Grandfather I never met, E. Leidy Brendlinger, Dr. J, Donald Fagan, Walter Paepcke, and Picasso
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Small Space, Big Taste By Tricia Leach Don’t let the title of this amazing cookbook fool you. It’s chalked full of some of the most unbelievable recipes imaginable. Tricia Leach first gained fame with her YouTube channel “Keep Your Daydream.” After realizing its success, she decided to embark on a cookbook. However, there were substantial changes to her life down the road, literally. For six months she her husband and their three children took to the open road and sampled local cuisine. Five years later they were still on the road and cooking up a storm. Many cookbooks are complicated and hard to maneuver. This is not one of those. There are easy step-by-step instructions on the author’s personal blends, which are also available for sale, and guide to small-space cooking bowls and utensils, grocery shopping and Ms. Leach’s very own “Keys to Cooking.” The book also serves as a wonderful travel guide, as the Leach family cavasses the world blending local food into contemporary recipes with a hip flare. Anyone who enjoys cooking should purchase this book. It’s out of the box, fun and an odyssey in tastes and epicurean ventures.
WEDDING BELLS COUPLE Hannah Keogh Teddy Gates
MEET THE PARENTS John and Carol Keogh (Paradise Valley, AZ) John and Weezie Gates (Chicago, IL)
WEDDING CEREMONY Golden Ledge (Private Estate) Telluride, CO
MUSIC Ceremony – Telluride String Trio, Dinner & Reception – The Social of Aragon Artists
WEDDING PLANNER Soirée Telluride
INVITATIONS Genghis Kern – Design & Letterpress Studio Day of Paper: Cheree Berry Paper Design
DECORE New Leaf Design
PHOTOGRAPHY Eric Kelley Videography: Elysium Productions
BRIDES GOWN Jane Hill
GROOMS TUX Ermenegildo Zegna
HONEYMOON Honeymoon Planning: Travel Siblings Wimbledon, Portugal (Lisbon, Comporta), Marrakech
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