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Established in 1982

Barrow’s 50th Anniversary

Barrow Neurological Institute®



n 2012, Barrow Neurological Institute celebrates its first 50 years—a milestone made possible by our generous community. Donors helped build Barrow at St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1962 and have enabled it to grow into a top brain and spine center. Today, Barrow performs more neurosurgeries and trains more neurosurgeons than any other U.S. hospital. And Barrow’s future is sure to be even more amazing, thanks to donors who are investing in the new Barrow Brain Tumor Research Center, Barrow Center for Neuromodulation, and Gregory W. Fulton ALS and Neuromuscular Disorders Clinic. Learn how you can be part of Barrow’s future. Call 602-406-3041 or visit


Supporting Valley Philanthropy Since 1982 volume 29, No. 6

Special Features 6

Remembering Bill and Susan Heywood


The Boulders Resort: Beautiful luxury


Barrow’s 50th Anniversary


10 Questions for Ken Downing

41 Community Profile: Mark Cole of the Arizona Theatre Company 43

Desert Saddlebags’ Cookbook


10 Questions for Hans Davidson


Trendy Reading: “Angels in the Darkness”

SOCIETY Crossroads Libby and Joel Cohen with Karen Ganz

Brophy Tracy and Blake Tonn




Heart Ball Jim and Brenda Howard with Bonnie and Ed Marshall




The Concert, Phoenix Symphony


Crossroads’ Roads of Hope Dinner


Brophy Luncheon: Runway Fashions


Brophy Luncheon


The Party, Phoenix Symphony


The Heart Ball


Board of Visitors


Defenders of Children


The Copa Ball




Hospice of the Valley


Breath of Life


Authors Luncheon


Dress for Success


Old Bags Luncheon


Best of Everything

MONTHLY FEATURES 10 Authors Luncheon Calvin Trillin, Alice Hoffman, Gregory White Smith, Carrie Hulburd, Anthony Horowitz, Genny Matteucci, Steven Naifeh, Catherine Coulter and Lee Woodruff


Barrow’s 50th Anniversary

On the Cover: Nancy Gaintner (Chair of the Barrow Grand Ball 2012) Nita Francis (Chair of the Barrow Grand Ball 2012. Dr. Robert F. Spetzler of the Barrow Neurological Institute and Penny Gunning (Chairman of Women’s Board of Barrow Neurological Institute) Photography by Scott Foust, 480.633.3740 Hair and makeup by Laura Flagler, 602.579.8219 Location: Barrow Neurological Institute


17 La Dolce Vita 24 Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum: “Sacred Word and Image” 26

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


Artist Profile: Nudes by Dana Levin

Trends in Phoenix

32 Trends in Travel: The Secret French Riviera, Part II 37 Spotlight on the Heard Museum: Indian Fair and Market 39

Trends in Dining: Tanzy


On My Mind

45 Pets of the Month 47

Hostess Gifts


Wedding Bells

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R emembering SO C I E T Y | FA SHI O N | HO ME | D I NING | ART volume 29, No. 6

Remembering ... Susan and Bill Heywood By Bill Dougherty

It’s difficult to express your thoughts in the wake of such a high-profile tragedy. As many of you know, Susan and Bill Heywood ended their lives shortly after the holiday season. Susan became a Trendsetter in 1990 and was a founding member of the Trends Charitable Fund. She had at one time been affiliated with the Arthritis Foundation, Crisis Nursery, Fresh Start, the Herberger Theater and her own shortlived charity, Scratch and Sniff. Evidentially she had suffered from tremendous health setbacks in the last few years of her life. This, added to the couple’s financial problems, proved to be too much. Bill Heywood was the voice of Valley radio airwaves for more than four decades. A man among men, Bill was the guy with the velvet voice, born to be on radio, as others in the profession have commented since his passing. He was a consummate professional and was named the No. 1 radio personality of the year three separate times by Billboard magazine. He lent his name to countless charities over the years, emceeing almost every imaginable event, all the while with grace, perfection and a style envied by others. We must stop and remember the fine things the Heywoods did to make our community a better place. Susan was filled with great ideas and helped to create grand events during her tenure in the Valley’s social scene. Bill was there to lend his smooth-as-silk vocals and great personality to many events associated with his wife. I can only hope that they are in a better place.



Publisher: BILL DOUGHERTY Editor: Bill Macomber Travel Editors: LAUREN and IAN WRIGHT Lifestyle Editor: KATHY Desanto Feature Writers: Nicole McTheny | JOE GOLFEN Advertising Manager: HEATHER MORRISON Executive Consultant: SUZANNE EDER New York Correspondent: JJ Buchanon Los Angeles Correspondent: Jennifer Bentley Art Direction: SWEET DESIGNS Fashion Photographers: SCOTT FOUST | Bruce Yeung Senior Society Photographer: PETER KRZYKOS Society Editors: LOUANN ALEXANDER | J.J. BREWER | LAURA BISHOP Tanner Flynn | Jenna Lee Dillon | Debbie Morris Frank Schmuck | Connie Sunday | SUE WILSON | Krysta Wallace Trends Makeup and Hair Stylist: LAURA FLAGLER Webmaster: Todd Sumney/Brand Architects Distribution: PRESIDIO DISTRIBUTION Certified Public Accountants: THOMAS S. HOLLY, CPA, PLLC Printing: MEDIA PRINT Information Technology: InSwift Music Production: chris beckley/the production group Special Events Coordinator: ROBYN LEE Special Events Fashion Coordinator: MARGARET MERRITT Trends Charitable Fund Board members are Susan Doria, Sallie Brophy Najafi, Nan Howlett, Trisha Anthony, Sandy Hecomovich, Julie Prusak, Jinger Richardson, Lisa Shapiro, Nancy Spetzler and Ellie Ziegler. SUBSCRIPTIONS: To guarantee receiving every issue of TRENDS, send a check for $25 (one year), $50 (two years) or $75 (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 5685 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite E160, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 Phone: (480) 990-9007 Fax: (480) 990-0048 Website: Published bimonthly by Trends Publishing. Editorial E-mail: Advertising E-mail: © 2011 ISSN 0742-034X

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Dana Levin By Bill Macomber This wonderful artist grew up in Florida, studied at the acclaimed Art Institute of Chicago and eventually traveled to Florence, Italy, where she studied Old Master techniques and disciplines at the Florence Academy of Art. Dana Levin’s work shows every bit of this training, especially in her depiction of the human form. In a time when basic realistic drawing has taken a back seat to abstraction,

“Woman,” charcoal and white chalk, 18” x 24”

Levin’s work demonstrates a commitment to realism that is refreshing. Levin told an interviewer, “There is a terrible frustration when studying at most art schools or in a university art department because you are not being taught basic drawing skills which are the foundation of any kind of representational art. It’s as if two-dimensional representational art no longer has a place there. Students who are interested in becoming realist artists are left out of the system and graduate without the skills necessary to begin a career.” Levin remained at the Florence Academy of Art after studying there to teach for five years. She taught academic drawing and painting and was director of the drawing program for figurative sculpture.

“Heaven,” oil on linen, 26” x 30”

Levin’s work includes still lifes and other genres, but it’s the human form that many artists feel is the most challenging subject. Levin handles this difficult subject beautifully. And from her home in Reading, Penn., she’s still teaching it to others who are interested in keeping the centuries-old tradition of realism alive.

“Maurizio,” charcoal and white chalk, 18” x 24”



You can see Levin’s work in Scottsdale at the Marshall-LeKae Gallery at 7106 E. Main St. 480.970.3111. For more information you can also visit

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Moondance at the Heard

Joette Schmidt

Alison and Mike Bassof

Calllie, Mimi and Julia Bartimer

Bill Shrader and Kristin Bloomquist

Laura Burgis

Carol Ann Mackay and Ann Marshall with Shirley Avory

Jimmy and Nancy Walker with Harvey Mackay

MUSIC LEGENDS Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson performed. PRESERVING ARIZONA’S CULTURE The Heard Museum FOUR STARS 2011 honorees Carol Ann and Harvey Mackay and chairs Joette Schmidt and Valerie Manning COUPLE NUMBER 1 Dean and Carey Ballard

Carey and Dean Ballard



Coverage by J.J. Brewer and Laura Bishop


Only the best at the Boulders By Brittany Belsterling

You may need some relief from holiday stress, and just because it’s not 110 degrees outside doesn’t mean we can’t have an escape here in the Valley. The Boulders Resort and Spa makes a perfect weekend get-away.

Don’t worry, if you’re looking for more than just a cozy casita, the Boulders offer plenty of amenities. There’s an award-winning golf course, tennis, four pools and outdoor activities. Try a couple’s massage at the world-renowned Golden Door Spa, which fully immerses you into the serenity of the desert. The Golden Door is based on the philosophy of the original Golden Door in Escondido, Calif., the oldest continually operating destination spa in America. The 33,000-square-foot spa wraps around the north side of the base of the resort’s signature boulder monument.

As soon as you drive onto the property, you are treated as if you are the resort’s only guest – with the utmost attention and kindness. The fully remodeled casitas are Southwestern chic with traditional bold colors with modern comfortable appeal, including a spacious sitting area with a wood burning fireplace and a 42-inch flat screen HDTV. Not to mention a personal patio with a view of some amazing desert beauty.

Latilla, the Boulders’ AAA four-diamond restaurant, offers all new dishes that are Mediterranean-influenced but made with Arizona-grown, organic products. No matter what your palate craves, Latilla will deliver exceptional quality and service. The views, of course, are amazing.

The Boulders is truly an exclusive retreat, so exclusive you may even get lost on the property’s many walkways as you stroll to your next pastime … but it’s all for the best. While you’re there, everything, I promise, is the best. The Boulders Resort is located at 34631 N. Tom Darlington Drive, Carefree. 480.488.9009 or



La Dolce Vita By Bill Dougherty

By the time you read this, Christmas lights will have been put away and holiday décor darkened for another year. It was a fervent season of nonstop cocktail parties and holiday cheer. I noticed that DUI task ­forces were out in full force throughout Paradise Valley and the Phoenix area. I hope all of you were safe and very cautious. I’m still baffled some 10 year after buying Trends when people call me and say, “We have to get together before the holidays are over for a drink.” I ask yet again, what’s going to happen to us if we don’t? Are we all going to explode? I’m delighted that Christmas comes but once a year!

Catherine Jacobson and Jill Krigsten with Ina Manaster

The other afternoon, I sat ­mesmerized by Paradise Valley author Lisa Parker. We decided to meet at Starbucks at Hilton Village. In case you didn’t realize it, that single location has become the place to be noticed. Ladies, don’t arrive without makeup, and gentlemen, make

sure you’re clean-shaven, because you’re bound to run into someone. Anyway, Ms. Parker, who has gained international attention with her book “Angels in the Darkness,” was happy to answer all of my additional questions pertaining to her gripping World War II epic tale. The book is an overview of her Christian family in Berlin, which refuses to support the Third Reich and watches in horror as Germany and Europe crumble in the face of a madman. Everyone in America should read this book. It will make anyone who lives in a democracy thankful for what we have. Don’t miss it! The Trends Charitable Fund has wrapped up yet another successful year of grant-giving happiness. This time we changed things up a bit and abandoned our decades-long annual report-from-the-board luncheon. We decided a cocktail party would be far more hip, and El Chorro proved to be the perfect spot for us. This year we had a record-breaking number of Fashionalities/Trendsetters in attendance. Their respective significant others dropped by after the formalities of the meeting passed. It was then that food, fireside cocktails, wine and great conversation followed. We owe a heart-felt thank you to outgoing board members Catharine Jacobson, Jill Krigsten and Continued on page 18



La Dolce Vita – Continued from page 17 Ina Manaster. These ladies were simply amazing in their tireless efforts on the TCF board. Thank you, ladies. We welcome incoming board members Julie Prusak, Jinger Richardson and Donna Johnson. It was a great and successful evening we hope to repeat next December. You should have been there! In other news, we are delighted the beautiful sister act of Missy Anderson and Jinger Richardson have agreed to chair the Trends Charitable Fund Celebrity Luncheon, which will be held on Friday, April 13, at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. We know that Moll Anderson, a Fashionality from 1993 who has gone on to great success with a “Good Morning America” segment and a bestselling book, “The Seductive Home,” will be one of the afternoon’s featured speakers. There will also be much more to come. Jinger Richardson and Stay tuned. We’ll see you Moll Anderson with Missy Anderson there!



As we flip the calendar and the social season into high gear yet again, I stop to make a few observations. There are three types of food any luncheon or charity ball should stay away from. Never serve veal, pork or lamb at anything! Salmon is also a bit tricky. A white fish or shellfish is far safer. Who has told the charity world that everyone LOVES goat cheese! It’s one of the few cheeses you simply can’t remove from a plate. It, like its better cousin blue cheese, sticks to everything. Even brie is iffy. If you must serve cheese, stick to chunks of sharp Monterey Jack or mozzarella. They can easily be removed from any entree. And last but not least, if you haven’t negotiated with your venue correctly and are stuck with a no-host bar, you might as well just serve iced tea. There’s nothing worse than a no-host bar at an evening event. Happy New Year! (And that’s a trite saying, too!)

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The Concert and the Encore

Pat and Duffy McMahon

Michael and Alexis Christie Gary and Jeanne Herberger

THE GAMBLER Kenny Rogers entertained, backed by the Phoenix Symphony. CHANGE OF PACE A concert at Symphony Hall followed by dinner at the Civic Center KEEPING THE SONG GOING Nan and C.A. Howlett and Jeanne and Gary Herberger SERPENTINE AND SCARLET Laurie Florkiewicz in shades of red and gold.

Sandy and Mike Hecomovich

Fred Stoiber and Barbara Anderson

Bud and Laurie Florkiewicz

Michael and Sharon Lechter

Marlin and Roberta Burnham

Coverage by Sally and Peter Krzykos




Barrow hits 50 years … and picks up speed Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Phoenix is truly a shining medical jewel. It’s hard to believe this amazing center, one of only three neuroscience centers in the nation when it opened in 1962, is about to mark its half-century birthday. Here are some quick shots about this cutting-edge facility you may not know: • In 1965, Dr. Loyal Davis, father to future First Lady Nancy Reagan, served as interim director of Barrow. • Barrow brought the first CT scanner to Arizona in 1975. • Robert Spetzler, world-renowned neurosurgeon, joined Barrow in 1983. He has been a leading light at the facility ever since. (He clipped his 5,000th aneurysm in 2007!) • In 1987, Pope John Paul II visited St. Joseph’s and Barrow. The hospital was the only one visited by the Pope during his tour of the U.S. • 1989: Barrow made international headlines for successfully reattaching the skull of a boy whose skull was severed from his neck. • In 1997, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Research Center at Barrow was founded and the $40 million Neuroscience Research Center at Barrow opened. • 1999: U.S. News & World Report recognized Barrow as one of the nation’s 10 best centers for neurological and neurosurgical care. The hospital continues to be consistently ranked in the top 10. • St. Joseph’s opened the 430,000-square-foot Barrow Neuroscience Tower in 2006, creating the most technologically advanced facility of its kind in the world. • In 2010, the Barrow Brain Tumor Research Center opened. The center is expected to discover breakthroughs in brain tumors.

There’s really no way to overestimate how cutting-edge this institution has remained since its founding. Today, Barrow performs more brain surgeries than anywhere in the United States and trains the most neurosurgeons in the world. It helps around 10,000 patients a year from 100 countries. It has also managed to draw some of the largest charitable contributions in Arizona history, including a gift of $10 million in 2010 from Marian H. Rochelle in part to establish the Barrow Center for Neuromodulation. Basically, the place aims every day at doing the impossible and manages to succeed at an amazing rate. The range of medical conditions handled at the institution has grown over the years to include Parkinson’s, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, ALS, strokes, clinical depression and, more recently, the treatment of concussions among athletes and war veterans. We want to congratulate Barrow on 50 great years and express admiration for the sheer ambition of the leaders and staff to stay out in front in one of the fastest-moving tidal waves of medical advancement. Best wishes for the next 50 years!




Crossroads’ Roads of Hope Dinner

Bob and Heather Novak

Dana and Chuck Jirauch

Charlene Berge

Jessi Colter and Tammy LaRoy

Keri and Brian DeGuzman with Tamia and Grant Hill

Nancy Walker and Ruth Lavinia

Sandy and Mac Magruder

CHANGE OF VENUE The Pointe Squaw Peak Hilton WELL-DESERVED HONOR Mac Magruder HOW IT ALL HAPPENED Gordon James, Trisha Anthony and Beth McRae A SECOND CHANCE Crossroads helps those who have stumbled get back on their feet.

Carol and Jim Cook with Trisha Anthony

Coverage by Bill Dougherty






Brophy Fashion Show

Coverage courtesy of Bruce Yeung


Brophy Fashion Show

Carrie Hulburd and MaryAnn Lieb

Penny Sarver and Carol Clemmensen

Lisa Khan and DeeDee Sturr with Shelley Kuhle

Jennifer Collins and Paula Smalley

Kristy Kufel and Brooke Porter

Mary Deloyht Arendt andTom McKee

Elizabeth Saba and Lori Larcher

QUITE THE CROWD A group of well high-heeled ladies and their sons filled the Camelback Inn’s ballroom. RUNWAY READY CHAIRS Lori Larcher and Elizabeth Saba EXTRAORDINARY FASHION SHOW Courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue, Phoenix PERFECT LUNCHEON ATTIRE Penny Sarver and Carol Clemmensen

Fr. Reese and Adria Renke with Bob Ryan

Coverage courtesy of Bruce Yeung




Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum “Sacred Word & Image: Five World Religions” features over 50 ­examples of the sacred written word and pictorial image as expressed in the cultures of Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Christianity through the past 1,500 years.

Painting of Krishna and Radha under an Umbrella, India, 19th century, ink and color on paper

Drawn from prominent private collections in Arizona as well as the Phoenix Art Museum’s collection, this exhibition includes manuscripts, textiles, prayer rugs, gilded shrines, crosses and icons, jeweled reliquaries and painted altarpieces. The works in this exhibition transcend time and place, as their small scale and portability have allowed them to pass through many hands of both believers and collectors. They allow us a better understanding of the quest of the human heart and mind to seek answers to ­profound questions: Who are we? Why are we here? What lies beyond this life? How should we conduct our lives on this earth? These sacred objects will be presented within five topics: Sacred Spaces, Language as Transmission, Otherworldly Visions and Miraculous Events, Symbols of Power, and Divine Beauty.

To document this special exhibition, Phoenix Art Museum presents its first online catalogue. “The Sacred Word & Image: Five World Religions” catalogue features short essays on five world religions and highlights objects in each of the religious areas, including highly detailed digital photographs. Jeweled and enameled silver reliquary box, Armenia, 17th–18th century, silver, enamel and diamond

Portable shrine, Japan, 19th century, colored pigments and gold foil on lacquered cypress (hinoki) wood



The exhibit will run through March 25. Phoenix Art Museum is located at 1625 N. Central Ave. 602.257.1222.

Chinese Qur’an, 18th century, ink, color and gilt on paper, leather binding


9 Questions for … Ken Downing You’ve probably figured out by now that Ken Downing of Neiman Marcus is about to take over the world! Since becoming the store’s vice president and director of fashion, the 6’ 5” Mr. Downing travels the opulent store system to packed audiences that are almost always standing room only. Not too long ago I had the chance to catch up yet again with Mr. Downing and ask him 10 thought-provoking questions. What the biggest trend for this season? The return to dressing up, not dressing down. Lots of leather and fur and colors. What’s out? Porn star chic, pole dancer platform shoes and anything that’s even a little trashy. Throw it all away! Are we still stacking everything from ensembles to accessories? Yes! Go big or go home. What’s this year’s must-have accessory? The classic pump with skinny jeans. No more over-the-top anything. Pencil skirts are huge. Think Pan Am stewardess in 1962. What are the big colors for the season? Plum, hot pink, Bordeaux and yellow. Think Kate Middleton. Simply classic. Who are some of the hottest designers this season? Marc Jacobs is still on fire. Jason Wu is larger than life and Haider Ackermann just had a magnificent show. Don’t count out Dior or YSL either. They’ve still got it, too. What has you more inspired this season than anything else? That it’s no longer OK to look cheap and trashy. The return of the beautiful woman and the classy woman.


Anything else we should know? Leopard is the new black. Think Mrs. Robinson in “The Graduate.” How do you relax when you’re not on the road? I’m in the middle of fixing up a 1970s lake house. It’s going to be fantastic when it’s done.

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By Bill Macomber

Waxing philosophical Urban Wax in the Arcadia district really knows its stuff. Does waxing hurt? asks Urban Wax’s Web site. “The first time may be more uncomfortable than any other time because you are pulling out 100 percent of the hair, your nerves are tense and you don’t know what to expect. We promise the next time is much easier!” Here are tips for firsttime waxees from Urban Wax: grow out your hair to ¼ inch, limit caffeine prior to waxing and take ibuprofen before the treatment. Being a guy, I wouldn’t probably sign up to have hot wax put anywhere on me (although Urban Waxing swears it serves male clients), but if I did want a good waxing (does that sound weird?), this would be the place. They’ve obviously thought it through. Owner Ann-Marie Murphy has designed the 1,500-square-foot salon and six treatment rooms with a commitment to safety, comfort and cleanliness. Now that I think about it, that part about safety sounds pretty good. Be careful with that hot stuff! They do tanning, too. Urban Wax is located at 3941 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, at the southwest corner of Camelback Road and 40th Street. 602.449.1919.

An adventurous cup of fundraising How about a business that lets people branch out in new coffee directions and donate to needy causes at the same time? Sounds pretty good. That’s what Shelley Straub of Scottsdale thought, too. Coffee del Sol ( is a great way to fundraise for your organization or to simply try new blends and be part of the giving. “We partner a certain coffee bean with an organization each month, and we automatically donate $2 per bag sold of that coffee to that group for the month,” says Straub. “And I don’t mark up the price of that coffee, so it is strictly a donation from Coffee del Sol.” Organizations (your kid’s school, maybe?) can also set their own prices for coffee, spread the word internally and “donators” can buy the coffee online. The organization gets the difference between Straub’s cost and the price the organization sets. Straub was a longtime marketing director for P.F. Chang’s. She had an exclusive contact with a local high-quality roaster. Coffee ordered from is freshroasted here and shipped in a day or two. This isn’t just donating to a worthy cause: It’s also getting out of your java rut and exploring new blends. Try a blend and smell the exotic scent of trying something new. Visit

A second on the lips … This new store at the corner of Scottsdale Road and Doubletree started with a personal trainer’s frustration. My Fit Foods was founded in 2006 in the apartment kitchen of a personal trainer who saw his clients working their tails off in the gym and still not losing much weight. They didn’t seem to be able to spend a lot of time, either, portioning food and eating only the right things. So Mario Mendias started selling take-out preportioned meals and snacks from his home. “As a personal trainer, I knew that nutrition was 80 percent of my clients’ health and fitness goal, but it was the one part I could not control,” says Mendias. My Fit Foods weighs every ounce of protein and carbohydrates to make sure each take-out item has the right mix. There are 60 meals to choose from including breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. In-store consultants can help determine what your goals are and help set up a nutrition plan. This may be an answer for people who have tried diets that ask you to monitor what you put into your mouth to achieve weight loss. The trick, of course, is what else you bring home to snack on in between healthy My Fit Foods meals! My Fit Foods is located at 8977 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 500, Scottsdale. 480.621.6074.




Garage, a Body Shop for Kids

Dressed up handbags

This place gets our vote for the absolute most fun boutique in the city. It’s hard to believe it’s for children. Garage, a Body Shop for Kids is tucked cozily into Stetson Drive in Old Town Scottsdale. The place is the visual equivalent of a cotton candy machine. And it screams thinking outside the box. European designers in small sizes share the space with a candy, ice cream and soda bar. There’s not a lot to take seriously inside the store, but inside the concept there’s a substantial side. Says owner Katie Wilson, “Garage isn’t just about style, fashion and the cool sweet factor, but also about making an impact. My mission is to educate, inspire and empower kids to make a difference in their school and community through volunteer work and community service.” The boutique has been the site of charity fundraisers like Rock the Runway for the Ronan Thompson Foundation. The store motto says it best: “Celebrate sweetness inside, sweetness outside.”

Tracy Penwell grew up with two older sisters, so recycled fashion was in her blood. When the Durango, Colo., native moved to the Valley after an 18-year career in finance and securities, her love of great leather handbags came with her. She started creating embellished bags in 2005. It wasn’t long before other women were stopping her on the street and wanting to buy them right off her arm. So Dressed Up Cat was born: a line of one-of-a-kind, wearable artworks made entirely from vintage or recycled components. She selects each handbag and its embellishments from antique malls, estate sales and vintage shops in Arizona and southwestern Colorado. She creates each concept, then designs and assembles each handbag. Each bag bears a Dressed Up Cat label and has a leopard-print dust cover and a signed and dated certificate of its title and particulars. Penwell co-founded Rima Fine Art & Advisory in Scottsdale, and the bags are available there and on her Web site, Take a look at these bags, and keep this in mind: They’re meant to be worn in public, where you’ll be the only one in the room with that particular bag, guaranteed!

Garage, a Body Shop for Kids is at 7107 E. Stetson Drive, Scottsdale. 480.556.6900.

Sleep, perchance to dream

Rima Fine Art is located at 7130 E. Main St., Scottsdale. 480.994.8899.

For the seriously affluent among you, how about a mattress that runs into the $35,000 range? The All-natural ViSpring mattress has been handmade in England since 1901. It starts at $4,000 but can climb to $35,000. These cream puffs use resilient premiumquality horsehair and fillings like cashmere, alpaca, silk and mohair. The beds can be made in any shape and size, and tensions range from soft to extra firm (each side of the bed can be individually specified). A mattress begins with one mile of steel, twisted into thousands of springs that are hand-arranged into a honeycomb pattern. Then, copious amounts of luxurious fillings are added before being hand-stitched and tufted. The natural materials and side vents allow the mattress to breathe so that moisture is released, preventing the growth of mold, fungus and dust mites. If you’re in the market, you can buy one at European Home in the Scottsdale Airpark. Don’t lose sleep over the money, though. European Home is located at 8181 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., Scottsdale. 480.951.5885.




The Party at the Phoenix Art Museum

Katie Mueller and Debbie Moak with Susan Bansak

Kent Derdivanis and Joette Schmidt

Sherman Chu and Noel Yueng

FAB FOUR Bill and Mary Way with honorees Laurie and Drew Brown SILVER STREAK Noel Yuen in a shimmering gown to the floor CULTURAL EPICENTER The Phoenix Art Museum, something no one should miss VERVE Entertainment was provided by Steven Shelto and the Peter Duchin Orchestra

B.J. and Gerry Johnson



Niresh Pande and Devyani Lal

Mathew Mosbaugh and Nancy White

Denise Delgado and Doris Ong

Scott and Kirstin Havice

Coverage by J.J. Brewer and Laura Bishop

T o p 1 0 best dressed

Nominate Your Favorite Best Dressed Man or Woman in the Valley Nominate your favorite best dressed woman or man (yourself included) to become a Trends style icon. Five men and five women will be selected and then presented at the Trends Charitable Fund (TCF) Celebrity Luncheon. All nominees will be published in a future issue of Trends, so don’t be shy about nominating one or more style icons that you know look great. Please fax to Trends at 480.990.0048 and email a photo of the nominee to Questions? Call Bill Dougherty at 480.990.9007 or email him at

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Phoenix Heart Ball 2011

Bruce and Diane Halle

Melanie Dillman

Anne Thoits

TURN FUSCHIA WITH ENVY A simply spectacular ballroom courtesy of Avant Garde HONORABLE MENTION Chair Julie Prusak, Vice-Chair Susan Doria, Chair-Elect Dana Jirauch and Honorary Chair Pat Leach THOSE WHO BLEW IT UP Melissa Leonesio, Vicki Vaughn, Nikki Halle, Anne Thoits and Melanie Dillman HEART-HEALTHY EPICUREAN Barbara Fenzl gave this year’s menu a healthy twist.

Nikki Halle



Pat Leach, Susan Doria, Chair Julie Prusak, Lynne Love and Dana Jirauch

Beth McDonald and Mike Biehler

Melissa Leonesio

Coverage courtesy of Bill Dougherty


Phoenix Heart Ball 2011

Cheryl and Sam Nocifera

Didi Johnson and Tanner Flynn

Nancy and Lee Hanley

Brian and Carrie Hall with Kathy and Chuck Munson

Carole and Artie Moreno

Mark and Chrissy Donnelly with Vicki and Vernon Vaughn

Julie and Robert Horne

Coverage courtesy of Bill Dougherty

Will and Susan Hoskyns

Nathan and Betty Norris




The Secret French Riviera, Part II Pssssssst! Don’t tell a soul By Lauren and Ian Wright Darlings all ... those of you who faithfully follow our chronicles will remember our last communiqué was from the terrace of a villa on the French Riviera where we were toasting the silvery moon and our memories of Elizabeth Taylor. Our heads were full of myriad grand plans to see the Grand Prix in Monte Carlo, swanning about the decks of yachts, tennis whites at the Monte Carlo Masters Tennis Tournament and all such splendours. We planned to stroll the fabled avenues of Monte, filled with ­gorgeous shops, cafés and world class restaurants. But if you will take the word of one who would not deceive you, Monte was heaving with the most horrible posturing people whose work of the moment seemed to be impressing with their newfound gaudy wealth. Everyone was dressed in clothes showing so many designer logos we began to wonder if they were all getting product placement fees. The shops have always been extravagantly expensive, but now they were insultingly so. So offended was I by the supercilious manner of a clerk in a boutique, I put down an exquisite silk scarf I was about to buy and walked out. We reconnoitered back at the villa in Eze and halfway through our second dry martini decided Grand Prix was not the time to be in Monte. It was time to retrench for the other French Riviera, that azure coastline on the northwest Atlantic coast of France that the French try to keep secret from the rest of the world. They designed the Mediterranean Cote D’Azure to appeal to international travellers, but they designed the Atlantic Cote D’Amour for themselves. The exclusive seaside resort of La Baule Escoublac boasts a microclimate with some of the most temperate weather in Europe due to the Gulf Stream. A promenade of indigenous palms fringe Europe’s longest beach, a 12 kilometre

Lauren on the beach at St. Marc



La Baule

stretch of talcum powder sand, along the Bay of La Baule, edged by a boardwalk overlooked by a plethora of luxury hotels. Since the early 1900s the pine forest backing the beach at La Baule is where the French haute monde have built seaside houses. The atmosphere is unhurried and elegant. French society comes here to relax, not to show off. If you’re looking for pure French chic in all its forms and glory, La Baule is the place to be. You’ll find all the finest in everything. I bought a divine art deco copper and lapis lazuli inlay travel clock with its original fitted case. The Thallasso therapy spa is one of the finest in Europe, and there’s also a spectacular casino. Aside from sunbathing and swimming in the clear sea, there’s golf at the splendid championship course at La Baule Golf Club. All things equestrian can be found at the Longines Five Star Grand Prix de la Ville de La Baule. The stable lads from the local hippodrome exercise the string of thoroughbred racehorses between 7 and 9 a.m. every day. The sound of 30 galloping horses kicking up sand and sea spray is never to be forgotten. If you’d like to rent a car and venture farther afield, the whole coastline is a succession of beautiful beaches and charming villages. One of my favouIan and Lauren rite spots is Saint Malo, a charismatic walled city at La Baule surrounded by vivid turquoise seas. Medieval turreted and crenelated walls encircle the city and lofty ramparts afford stunning views out to sea. Amazingly, the tides ebb and flow as much as 15 kilometres, making many of the small offshore islands easy to reach by foot. When we first discovered Saint Malo, I was wearing what I consider to be the perfect black suede boots. My intrepid spirit of adventure along with Ian’s gently persistent coaxing (ahem) swamped and submerged my vanity. We popped into a nearby shop and bought a pair of hideous green rubber atrocities Ian laughingly

L’ Hermitage

We suggest flying to Paris and taking the TGV Train from Le Gare Montparnasse direct to La Baule Escoublac rail station, a journey of about three hours. There is a flight from Charles de Gaulle to Nantes followed by an hour and a half journey to La Baule by car or train, but the transfers are a bloody nightmare and to be avoided at all costs. Ian says on this occasion, “Let the train take the strain.” P.S. One more little secret. If you drive south of La Baule for about 20 minutes, you’ll arrive at the lovely little town of St. Marc. Here you will find our very favourite restaurant in the entire region. It’s hidden away under the boardwalk. Restaurant La France serves the most incredible seafood at amazingly affordable prices. We highly recommend the mousse au chocolate for dessert followed by a walk along the beach to the north and up along a cliff path where charming villas overlook the sea.

called “Gucci Wellies” and set out across the vast sands. Naturally, the castle was much farther away than it appeared, but we eventually reached it to be rewarded with an enthralling view of Saint Malo from the offshore vantage. Need I say we forgot all about the time? A glance seaward jerked us smartly from our thraldom. The tide was coming in. By the time we got back to shore, the limpid blue sea was nipping at our heels. We dashed into a charming tea shop set into the stone walls for a refreshing cup of the old tissue restorative. Breaths caught and jangled nerves calmed, there was but one pressing task remaining before my equanimity could be fully restored. I held the foul green rubber abominations with the very tippy tips of my fingers above the nearest trash bin and let them fall into the black void! On the way back to La Baule we stopped in the picturesque little town of Cancalle, known as the oyster capital of France, which has countless restaurants. The area abounds in mesmerizing medieval towns where you can spend days strolling the ancient streets filled with antique shops, excellent restaurants and gardens. Any sort of water sport from sailing to sand yachting is readily available. For the adventurous, there are literally endless expanses of white sand to explore at low tide. And finally, darlings, having lived in La Baule for a number of years, we know of what we speak. La Baule was built by the French for the French and they endeavor to guard its secret. Don’t even try to get information from the La Baule Office of Tourism – they simply won’t bother to respond to an English or American voice. But don’t let this put you off. Simply make your own hotel reservations. La Baule Plage

And please darlings, let’s keep this secret under our chapeaus as we don’t want La Cote D’Amour to turn into La Cote D’Azure. Some of our favourite hotels are: Mercure La Baule Majestic Built in 1930, this beautiful property is situated in the heart of this resort facing the sea. 02 Avenue de la Noue 44500 La Baule, France Loire Atlantique Tel : (+33)2/40602486 Fax : (+33)2/40420313 Email : Bellevue Plage Situated in a very woody and calm quarter of La Baule les Pin along the sandy beach, the hotel has 35 rooms done in a traditional French style, most with a large balcony overlooking the sea. 27 Boulevard de l’Ocean 44500 La Baule, France Loire Atlantique Relais & Châteaux Castel Marie-Louise A fabulous Belle Epoque haven situated in an extensive garden with vast lawns and glorious flower beds overlooking the sea. 1 Avenue Andrieu Boite Postal 409 44504 La Baule, France Loire Atlantique Tel : (+ 33) (0)2 40 11 48 38 Fax : (+ 33) (0)2 40 11 48 35 Hermitage Barrière Overlooking the bay, this property simply oozes elegance, luxury and chic. Indulge in the marvelous Thallasso therapy spa. 5 Esplanade Lucien Barriere 44504 La Baule, France Loire Atlantique




58th Annual Board of Visitors Fashion Show

Susie Chester and Karen Robertson

Erin Gogolak and Armity Simon

Kinga and Rachel Johns with Cassidy Cunningham and Jean Marley

Katie and Terry Roman

Kim Sterling-Heflin and Brooke Sterling

STAYING POWER Board of Visitors is the oldest charity in the state. RUNWAY FLAIR Denise Ames of Dillard’s, Tanya Barnes Matt and Chris Beckley made it all happen. BIG TASK, EXCELLENT OUTCOME Mary Ann Sheely, chair of the Board of Visitors FITTING HOLIDAY VENUE The Arizona Biltmore Resort

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Harriet Friedland and Julie Kroot

Ellie, Carol and Betsie Dries

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Art and Paige Mollen

Black ‘n Bling, Defenders of Children

Patsy Lowry with Judd and Billie Jo Herberger

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Rescuing children who have fallen through the cracks WHO MADE IT WORK Carol Jacobson, Donnalee Sarda and Betty McRae FAMILY STYLE DINNER Seasons 52 at the Biltmore put out a hearty spread. TELLING IT LIKE IT IS Flora Jessup enthralled the crowd with her story of courage. Coverage by Bill Dougherty

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Joanne McDonald and Robert Chavez

Dayton and Shelley Adams

Lori Neer and John McAllister

Buddy Pinkava and Kathy McTigue




Larry and Tracey Lytle

The Copa Ball

Mike Cowley and Lee Allen

Lisa and Nathan Lowrie

Ashley Chard and Joel Demobowski

Betty and Abraham Kuruvilla

Connie Sunday and Lindsey Wescott

Judy Sirkis and Kipp Charlton

4 CHAIRS AT A TABLE Lee Allen, Debbie Kimberly, Michelle Loudenslager and Lisa Lowrie TO YOUR HEALTH Making for a healthier Maricopa County COUPLE NO. 1 Larry and Tracey Lytle Coverage courtesy of Frank Schmuck and Connie Sunday



ART Heard Museum Indian Fair and Market dancer

Spotlight on the Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market at the Heard started 54 years ago as a small community event. It has grown. A lot.

Basket dancers

These days the festival draws nearly 20,000 visitors and more than 700 of the nation’s most successful American Indian artists. Collectors, of course, are among the thousands, drawn to the massive amounts of jewelry, pottery, baskets, katsina dolls, paintings and textiles.

Indian Market artist with display

The fair lets its hair down in a way most other art events don’t. The Heard’s event welcomes indigenous musicians and dancers. Entertainment is scheduled on both days of the market, including book signings and chef’s demonstrations.

This year’s honored signature artist is Dan Namingha (Hopi/Tewa). Namingha is well known for his abstract paintings of Hopi life. He has been showing professionally for more than 40 years and is widely collected. There is an admission fee to the event. Tickets are $20. Those under 16 get in free. A Best of Show reception will be held 5:30 p.m. March 2. Visitors can preview ­winning artwork, meet the artists and enjoy an elegant dinner. The cost for that

is $75 for Heard Museum members and $100 for non-members. The fair itself is 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. March 3 and 4. The Heard is located at 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. 602.252.8848.





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Michelle Mace and Laurie Tarver

Shaun and Bill Morris

Krissy and Eric Adams

Donna Gabrilson and Stacey Barnes

Sophann Schleifer and Libby Crouch

TALK TO THE ANIMALS Patrons celebrated 49 years of the Phoenix Zoo. FEEDING TIME Chef Eddie Matney prepared a delicious entrée. A PERFECT FIT Chair Michelle Clarke Bitsy and George Susich

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By Nicole McTheny

Tanzy I can eat any type of cheese, any time of day, anywhere. However, some flavor combinations, coupled with incredible presentation, just seem to take the cake (and keep reading because we GET to the actual cake). Tanzy Restaurant in the Scottsdale Quarter has mastered the mozzarella … and much, much more. From our first step inside, we were in for a treat. The atmosphere oozes sophistication without arrogance. Refreshing. The ingredients are largely organic, homemade and locally grown. Impressive. The menu is fully customizable. No substitution fees or funny looks for ordering exactly what you want exactly how you want it. Delicious. We started with the tableside, house-made mozzarella. We selected the basil pesto, roasted tomatoes and focaccia crostini combination. Similar to its guacamole equivalent, the cart is equipped with the raw ingredients, customized before your very eyes. Six different types of salts allow for a taste-specific seasoning. Mozzarella is warmed and freshly formed on the spot. All ingredients together … taste so good when they hit your lips. And don’t forget to opt “in” when they offer freshly ground pepper. You won’t believe your eyes. We coupled our swanky starter with what we thought was a little more traditional: calamari. Clearly Tanzy subscribes to a higher set of standards. These strips of lemon-marinated squid skipped the breading and arrived sautéed with artichoke hearts, capers and roasted tomatoes. Both appetizer plates were gone in 60 seconds. We could have ended our meal entirely satisfied. But we kept eating. The Mediterranean menu breaks out fresh fish and seafood, steaks, pastas and chef suggestions. I selected the Tagliatelle Bologne; my hubby, the Grilled Tuna and White Bean Ragout with Yellow Tomato Salad. The white beans complemented the tuna terrifically. My pasta was topped with a delectable medley of veal, beef and pork. In summary, “wow” in your mouth. We doggy-bagged our entrees in an effort to include dessert. Difficult decision, but the Flourless Chocolate Cake topped with vanilla bean cream and coupled with drunken raspberries made the cut. Each rich, creamy, warm bite melted in our mouths. Embarrassingly unbeknownst to us, Tanzy Restaurant is nestled next to IPic Theaters. IPic is a full-bar, full-menu, luxurious moviegoing experience. From the eye-pleasing décor to the mouth-watering menu, Tanzy Restaurant is phenomenal. Its all-encompassing experience brings new meaning to “dinner and a movie.” Tanzy Restaurant … I’ll be back! photography & design studio For more information visit and

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Hospice of the Valley’s Off the Vine

Dave and Kristina Butler

Alyssa Crockett and Deb Shumway with Trisha DiSano

Bob and Betty Kielty

Judy Hickey and Janine Harnish with Joanne Blackford

Beth Harbold and Cheryl TerHaar

Carol Crockett and Bruce Thoeny

EXCEPTIONAL VENUE The Royal Palms Resort GREAT-LOOKING COUPLE Dave and Kristina Butler THE GOLD STANDARD Hospice of the Valley, helping so many people in a time of need

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Meet … Mark Cole Meet the new managing director of the Arizona Theatre Company. Mark Cole comes to us by way of Miami where he led the Miami City Ballet starting in 2006. Cole was a stage manager on the Broadway production of “Cats” and on a national tour of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” He joined the Miami City Ballet in 1998 and took over here in Phoenix last August. What was your first job in theater? I was cast as a singing cowboy in “Medora, The Musical” in Medora, N.D. right out of graduate school. I wore eight different colors of cowboy boots. I’m still very fond of footwear.


Who inspired your craft? My actual inspiration for the craft came as a young working actor living in New York. I attended a performance of a play at Second Stage with Betty Buckley in the cast. She was living onstage in a moment-to-moment way that took my breath away. Although I had gone to drama school and had my equity card, I had never achieved this level of artistry in my own work onstage.

What do you consider the greatest decade for you occupation? Why it’s the decade we’re living in now! Audiences are changing, and the way we look at and experience art is evolving as well. What isn’t changing is our basic human need to connect, experience, touch the unknown, learn something new and change. What 7 people, living or dead, would you invite to your dinner party? William Shakespeare, Sarah Bernhard, August Wilson, Mae West, Oscar Wilde, Tallulah Bankhead and John Waters. Where would you like to live? I’m living on Central Avenue across from the Heard Museum. I love living downtown in the arts community and close to work. The light rail is right downstairs, and on First Fridays I’m already parked! What plans do you have for Arizona Theatre? Just sit back and enjoy the show. As Al Jolson said, “You ain’t seen nothing yet!” What is your all-time favorite play? “Angels in America.” Why did you accept your current position? I was impressed with Arizona Theatre Company’s national reputation for artistic excellence and I wanted to live in a warm climate. After meeting gifted Artistic Director David Ira Goldstein, the passionate Board of Trustees and the dedicated professional staff, I was sold. What’s your motto? Practice the attitude of gratitude.

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Breath of Life Grand Prix

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Darren Law

Suzanne Jackson and Anthony Martori

Lyn St. James

Clarissa Robinson with Matt and Erika Williams

Nick Firestone and P.J. Jones

Sandra Wilken and Gay Wray with Carole Carson

WELL-DESERVED HONOREE St. Joseph’s Hospital PERFECT PITCH Scott Pasmore emceed FINISH LINE Famed racecar drivers raised needed funds for cystic fibrosis.

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The Saddlebags’ cookbook: Food on the trail Arizona is a great place to eat outside, as the Desert Saddlebags have proven for 50 years now. As these dedicated women trail riders have explored virtually every corner of this state, they have had to find food that fits their activity. Hence, the Desert Saddlebags’ 50th Anniversary Cookbook. The recipes included in this rustic, simple cookbook have stood the test of time. “These foods have all been proven on the trail rides and at home,” says Marcie Amory, a longtime Saddlebag who now lives in Wickenburg. “We usually have fires on the rides, and we have all kinds of rigs that come along. A typical meal for us when we’re ­riding includes steaks, hamburgers, hot dogs, nothing fancy. Just good food done well.” The cookbook includes appetizers like Hot Blue Cheese Rolls, Cream Cheese Dip and Caviar and entrees such as Bob’s Mom’s Chicken. (By the way, men aren’t allowed to ride with the Saddlebags, but they are allowed to deliver food to the ladies when they’re out riding.) Chili recipes dominate, of course, since it can be made beforehand

and easily turned into dinner outdoors over an open flame. These riders favor the sweet tooth, according to Amory. Here are a couple of dishes on the dessert side: Chocolate Nut Angel Pie, which sounds almost as mouthwatering as Contraband Cheesecake.


The riders work up a good appetite on horseback, and maybe that’s the best flavor enhancer. “We don’t ride sissy old trails. We have a lot of drop-offs at the edge of the trail, and it does make you kind of hungry,” Amory says. “When you’re in the open spaces and all you have to listen to is birds in the trees and you’re looking up at the moon, it’s pretty nice. And you bet that food tastes better out there.” Unfortunately, like the Desert Saddlebags riding group itself, which is an invitation-only membership, the 50th Anniversary Desert Saddlebags’ Cookbook isn’t available at a public venue. For those wishing to get a copy, contact the Trends office at 480.990.9007. We’ll see what we can do to put you in touch with a member to get a copy.


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After the world ends, what next? By Bill Macomber Welcome to 2012, the year the world is supposed to end. The exact date is Dec. 21, according to the Mayan calendar, whose chiseled stone calculations abruptly end on that day. Despite the gloomy forecast, we have to carry on, so here are my predictions for 2012: Prediction 1: People are going to be bummed out when they wake up Dec. 22, 2012, and realize the mortgage is due in eight days and they blew the money on endof-the-world parties. Prediction 2: Venturing out of the house on Dec. 22, people who were counting on having the road to themselves will be disappointed to realize that the human population hasn’t been thinned out at all. The Loop 101 and 202 freeways will be crammed as usual, and Buicks with Iowa plates will still be going too slowly down Scottsdale Road. Prediction 3: When the world doesn’t end on Dec. 21, grinches who hoped the Mayan calendar was right about the world ending will realize they’re going to have to endure another Christmas. Prediction 4: Dec. 21, 2012, falls on a Friday. Many people will leave work early to pick up a shameless indulgence for dinner – three double-cheese pizzas, maybe, or five pounds of fried bacon with a side of toast smothered in two sticks of butter. Maybe butter the bacon. Maybe just eat the butter straight. Prediction 5: It will take people at least three weeks to apologize to crummy bosses, bad neighbors and difficult family members they told off because they thought they’d never see them again. Final prediction: When experts investigate why the circular stone Mayan calendar was wrong about the end of the world, they’ll see that the ancient Mayans weren’t prophets at all. The simple truth will be that they just ran out of rock and were too lazy to go get another one.





Freddy and Eddie If it hadn’t been for the Arizona Humane Society Freddy and Eddie would have never survived. Trapped in a plastic garbage bag and tossed carelessly into a dumpster, the two 12-weekold kittens were rescued by Emergency Animal Medical Technicians just in time on a hot summer day in August. Terrified and gasping for air, the two were rushed to the Second Chance Animal Hospital where they cooled off. They are now waiting for a forever home. Inquisitive, playful and curious, Eddie and Freddy ­(brothers) insist on prying their whiskers into everyone’s business and are happy to help their owner with household tasks. Sounding like a stampede of elephants, the boys race down the hallway. Both have yet to meet children, and a slow introduction to dogs is recommended.

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Sassy If any dog deserves a home it’s Sassy, a 1-year-old Chihua­hua mix whose life has been anything but easy. Once living as a stray, Sassy’s efforts to find her way back home were unsuccessful, and in the end all she received from the world was a lonely heart and blistered paws. Help couldn’t have come at a better time as Sassy was suffering from heat exhaustion the day she was rescued by a Good Samaritan. The following week went by quickly and Sassy’s time on the adoption floor was running out since the local animal shelter was short on kennel space. That is when the Arizona Humane Society stepped in and through their New Hope program Sassy’s life was spared. The 17-pound pooch is a devoted little lap dog who appreciates belly rubs and cuddle time on the couch. Already leash-trained, she happily strolls by her owner’s side on her morning walks and afterwards she is happy to cool off on the tile in the kitchen. Sassy is number A334323 and is at the Arizona Humane Society’s Sunnyslope Facility at 9226 N. 13th Ave., Phoenix. Freddy and Eddie are numbers A364988 or A364990 and are at the same facility. Please call 602.957.3113 or log on to

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10 Questions for … Hans Davidson Just on the heels of opening the first free-standing and posh Eton of Sweden shirt company in Manhattan, President and CEO Hans Davidson flew to Phoenix for the grand reopening of The Clotherie. Known throughout the world as perhaps one of the finest shirt makers and purveyor of elegant ties and men’s accessories, Eton of Sweden is still family-owned after more than 82 years. I had the chance to sit down with Mr. Davidson on that fast-paced evening at The Clotherie and ask him a few interesting questions. What was your first job? Cleaning the back room of my parents’ shop.

What do you consider the greatest decade for your occupation? The Roaring ‘20s because it was the finest hour for haberdasheries.

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Where would you like to live? Sidney, Australia, because it’s so laid back. Who do you consider to be today’s most influential designer? Vivienne Westwood. What is your most cherished possession? My Aston Martin. Where do you see your business in 10 years? No question, double the size.

Who inspired your craft? My mother and my five brothers and sisters.


What seven people, living or dead, would you invite to your dinner party? My father, Jesus, the Prophet Mohammed, Barak Obama, Princess Diana of Wales, Napoleon and Mother Teresa.

When do you fib or exaggerate? It’s more important to always tell the truth. What’s you motto? You get back what you put out.

Authors Luncheon

Candyce Williams and Amy Louis with Margot Shein

Laura Moser and Catherine Coulter

Pune Ghebleh and Sarah Love

PERFECT EMCEE Charming Lee Woodruff was pitch-perfect as hostess. THE WRITE STUFF The Kidney Foundation can write home about a great event. NO PEN NAME NECESSARY Distinguished writers from around the world wowed lunch-goers. Lee Bowman



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Dress for Success

Deborah Bateman and Beth McRae

Bill Stack and Jo Ellen Verna with Joe Costello

Shannon Kotloff and Dean Barness

Mike and Lisa Doromal with Sophia and Jaren

Christina Wagner and Joi Gordon

Diane Ritter and Lori Skutnik

Jennifer Jackson and Letitia Frye

DESERVED AND ACCOMPLISHED HONOREE Deborah Bateman GUESS WHO MAKES IT ALL HAPPEN Thanks to Joi Gordon for her tireless efforts A SECOND CHANCE Giving women the wardrobes they need to succeed.

Coverage by Bill Dougherty HOSTESS GIFTS

The holiday hangover For example, do you know that the quality of a sheet has little to do with its thread count? Do you know that the finest cotton in the world is exclusively harvested in a very small region along the Nile in Egypt? Chances are there are more surprises in store for you. The most popular line of bedding that we sell at The Linen Tree is SDH Legna – it is very soft and silky yet is made exclusively from wood and does not have a thread count. We could elaborate, but when push comes to shove, simplicity rules: judge a sheet by the way it feels. We truly offer one of the finest assortments of luxury linens that you will find anywhere in the country, complemented by Hungarian down bedding and custom, handmade mattresses. We welcome you to stop by, even if you are just looking to sample the product or learn more about it. It’s January – who wants to think about hostess gifts? It is time for reward and rest. Just in case you want to reward yourself with better

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‘Angels in the Darkness’ by Lisa Farringer Parker By Bill Dougherty Paradise Valley author Lisa Farringer Parker paints a horrific picture of life in Nazi Germany as told by her mother in “Angels in the Darkness: A Family’s Triumph over Hitler and World War II Berlin, 1935-1949.” Her family is affluent and not at all impressed with the new look of their country or its bizarre fanatical leader. The meticulously written book begins in 1936 as American Olympic athlete, African-American Jesse Owens, captures the gold at the Olympics in Berlin. By this time, the Third Reich has done a horrifyingly fine job of removing any anti-Semitic reminders in Germany and putting on display for the world Adolph Hitler’s new and severely tainted Germany. Despite the celebratory atmosphere of the Olympics, Germany’s hosting of the games only serves as a harbinger to the country’s darkest hours that lie ahead. The book continues through the madman’s fractured dream to make Germany the supreme force in the world, taking along with him a people who are not only censored in every aspect of daily life, but


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policed by their friends and government officials alike. Much of the book revolves around the efforts of this highly placed Christian family to walk the line between Hitler’s fanaticism and their own abhorance of the hatred they saw all around them. The angels in the title refer to the family’s attempts to keep their own spirit shining in the darkness of true evil. The book peaks with Hitler’s defeat. Yet, what’s left of Berlin and the rest of the country is faced with a new set of problems. The Russians move in, starvation overtakes Germany and the much-adored American forces move out. The book is a must for any World War II historian and is told from a perspective that has seldom, if ever, been documented in this manner. Everyone should read this book to remind ourselves how lucky we are to live in a free land where tolerance and justice win the day, not the insane vision of a tyrant bent on absolute control of the world.

Old Bags Luncheon

Marilyn Pobiak and Kim Tryon

Ardie Evans and Kelly Dalton

Racheal Wilson and Greta Newell

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Toni Rucker and Shawndee Gibbons

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HOMEWARD BOUND Helping kids whose parents are going through turbulent times. PURSAPALOOZA The Old Bags rename a worthy event starting next year. TOP CAT IN THE HAT Sherry Conquest in a great vintage throw-back



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THE COUPLE Mariel Santis and Stephan Lefebvre, both of Scottsdale MEET THE PARENTS Joyce Santis of Scottsdale and Jose Santis of Cave Creek Carolyn Lefebvre of Scottsdale and Dominique Lefebvre of Paris NUPTIALS Sassi THE RECEPTION Sassi THE RING Stephan proposed to Mariel in Aruba with the ring he had designed for her. THE FLOWERS Reception arrangements and designs by the bride, bridal and ceremony flowers by Ellen Fukomoto of Flowers by Ellen THE caterer Sassi THE CAKE Let Them Eat Cake THE BRIDAL GOWN Allure Couture Bridal, Spring Collection from I Do, I Do Bridal THE PHOTOGRAPHER Jenny Bishop of Jenny Bishop Photography with associate Lizzie Kimball of Lizzie Kimball Photography THE HONEYMOON Maui, Hawaii SOMETHING DIFFERENT % The bride and groom met through mutual friends while playing on a coed softball team, only to find out later that they went to the same high school.

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Fight Night Luncheon Reggie Jackson and Jimmy Walker

Beaux Arts Bash, Scottsdale Artists’ School Sue Feagler and Janie Horn

Opportunity International’s Arizona Gala Cindy Schwab-Salem with Mike and Wendy Beninato

Holiday Prelude Debbie Gaby and Toshia Levine with Barbara Payne



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Phoenix Boys Choir Fall Gala Judy Adams and Dakota Adams with Kim Evangelist

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