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Supporting Valley Philanthropy Since 1982 VOLUME 31, NO. 5

SPECIAL FEATURES 15 Trendy Reading: Kindra Hall’s “Otherwise Untold” 17 Trendy Reading: Elizabeth Winder’s “Pain, Parties, Work” 23

The Heart Ball 2013


The redesigned Hotel Palomar Phoenix


Halston: Five Decades of Fashion


The Ritz’s Maitre d’ of Tea: Jeffrey Hattrick

42 The Junior League of Phoenix: 80 years and counting

SOCIETY 19 An Evening of Trends 2013: Trendsetters on the Runway 20 Evening of Trends Pat Petznick and Sally Krzykos

ACI Capes at the ACI



An Evening of Trends 2013: The Party

22 An Evening of Trends 2013: Neiman Marcus on the Runway 34

The Arizona Costume Institute’s The Cape


Rendez-Zoo 2013


The Arizona Foundation for Women luncheon


T.W. Lewis Foundation Awards


Key to the Cure breakfast


Saks Fifth Avenue: 50 Years in Phoenix


The Phoenician Awards


Off the Vine: Hospice of the Valley


Charity Spotlight: Junior League’s White Party

49 Charity Spotlight: The Arizona Costume Institute’s Holiday Party


Dwight Giese with Priscilla and Michael Nicholas with Michelle Blanco at Saks Fifth Avenue


Phoenician Awards Debbie Gaby and Janet Morton

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On My Mind

10 Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum: The Elegant Cape 12

La Dolce Vita

35 Spotlight on SMOCA: Contemporary Japanese Artists 41

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The splitsville shindig By Bill Macomber The news in celebrations these days is the divorce party. Divorce party planners are doing a brisk business. The idea is that a party helps divorcees “transition” back into single life. There’s another reason. Divorce is traumatic, so being surrounded at a party by friends and family members offers social support. Listen to Christine Gallagher, author of “The Woman’s Book of Divorce” and a divorce party planner. “For most major life events we have some sort of ritual or ceremony or gathering to help us through it. With divorce, people are kind of on their own. It can be really depressing. A divorce party can be a very primitive way to gather around and help the person through ... Parties can range from small gatherings on the day the divorce is final to raucous events featuring playlists with songs like ‘I Will Survive’ and signature drinks like ‘marriage on the rocks.’ ... I have heard of people spending as much as they did on their wedding.” Shanna Moakler, “Meet the Barker” star, celebrated her divorce with a three-layer cake. Her cake featured a knife-wielding bride and a bloodied groom. That’s pretty understandable. I guess we’re just getting her side of that story. Along those lines, here’s a testimonial from a Web page devoted to divorce parties ( “The highlight of my divorce party was burning my ex’s hunting trophies. It was primitive and extreme, but it shook me out of my depression and helped me move on.” According to an ABC news report, “Even in the Muslim world, where divorce is still a disgrace, divorce parties offer a way for women to redeem themselves. In Morocco, single men are invited to the party and they bring the woman perfume, money, even camels. The party lasts for three days or as long as it takes for the woman to find a new companion.” Camels! Lucky girl! I get the idea of the divorce party, but I think going to one would be sad. I envision a lot of manufactured cheeriness and many well-meant clichés. I think this trend stems from our misguided obsession with the idea of perpetual happiness. Somehow it’s not allowed to simply fail anymore. We have to redeem everything with a lesson that improves us. That’s a lot of pressure. Especially considering that real life provides so many opportunities to just fail, hurt and then get better in our own time.




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Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum Superman has one. Batman, too. And so have many others through the centuries who valued clothing that symbolized elegance, adventure and sometimes fantasy. I’m talking about the fabulous cape. It’s maybe the single most dramatic piece of human clothing ever invented. Julius Caesar would affirm that as he rode into battle with a flowing cape stiff in the breeze behind him. The Phoenix Art Museum will present “The Cape,” the latest exhibition drawn from its significant fashion holdings. The show will be on view in the Ellman Fashion Design Gallery Feb. 9. The show traces the garment through its many centuries as it evolved, spanning the 18th century to trends from recent runway collections worn by wellknown Hollywood icons. “Capes have long been a symbol of mystery, romance and even heroism,” said



Dennita Sewell, Curator of Fashion Design at Phoenix Art Museum. “The varied fabric and function of capes, likely one of the earliest garments constructed by humans, has made it a mainstay of fashion.” The works range from the historical, including an 18th century Dutch cape of Indian painted cotton, to 20th and 21st century couture, Tom Ford, Givenchy, Gucci, Trigere and Vionnet. Highlights include two dramatic red carpet looks by Giambattista Valli worn by Sarah Jessica Parker and Jennifer Lopez. In addition to couture, “The Cape” also examines the appearance of capes, cloaks and capelets in the more romantic context of fairy tales, military uniforms, travel, and even the colorful, decorated costume of a matador.

comprehensiveness and is comprised of more than 5,000 objects of American and European men’s, women’s and children’s dress and accessories dating from the late 17th century to the present.

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La Dolce Vita Evening of Trends 2013 was perhaps the most opulent and elegant affair Trends has put on yet. The Arizona Biltmore provided excellent service and merriment to a sellout crowd. I want to also thank the Glam Lounge and Leiden Mitchell Salon for their tireless efforts with hair and makeup, which made our models and Trendsetters look exceptional on the runway. You’ve probably heard that Neiman Marcus put on one of the most extraordinary fashion shows in recent history in the resort’s chic Gold Room, too. You should have been there. The other afternoon I had the pleasure to stroll through the Ritz-Carlton and ran right into Don Morgan. Remember him? Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the silver fox that could charm the corn right out of the husk has returned in full glory to his former position. You might remember that back in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s Mr. Morgan was the face of the opulent hotel and the go-to person for anything you needed when you were there. It was a pleasure to reconnect with him indeed, and we are thrilled that he’s back. Anyway, I was on my way to lunch with Ron Miller and Matthew Samsill,

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of the Phoenix Art Museum. I still owe very special thanks to Doris Ong (who will join the Trends Charitable Fund Board in 2014) and Ellen Katz. Both lovely ladies were instrumental in returning Trends to the museum. The previous publisher of the publication did not have the best relationship with the museum. I’m delighted that we have had such a great partnership in recent years. Now someone from Trends seems to be there at least once a week. And that’s a very good thing! Speaking of the Phoenix Art Museum, after dropping by exhibitions and lecture series there, we always make a beeline for Avanti on our way home. Last week we had the opportunity to attend the ‘50s–themed cocktail party and lecture for Pain, Parties, Work by Elizabeth Winder. The book chronicles the 1953 guest editor position won by world-renowned writer and poet Sylvia Plath at Mademoiselle. When the standing-roomonly lecture ended we headed straight for Avanti. Upon our arrival we learned that Steven Spielberg had quietly snuck into the restaurant following a presentation associated with the Phoenix Symphony gig. You’ve heard, I’m sure, that the symphony event took place the same night as An Evening of Trends, which created tremendous society upheaval. I was delighted to hear that Mr. Spielberg’s only request was that he dine afterward in his favorite Phoenix restaurant. What a fine compliment to Continued on page 14



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La Dolce Vita – Continued from page 12 Patsy and Angiolo Levi. After all they’ve done for this community, I think it’s very fitting the Mr. Spielberg chose their place over all the other restaurants to dine in. Recently I’ve had a lot of calls regarding Jane Fonda’s portrayal of Nancy Reagan in the hit movie The Butler. Many of our readers had remembered my not-so-nice interview with Ms. Fonda several years ago. Michelle Robson went out of her way to make sure I was well accommodated that day in her Biltmore Estates home for the interview, which did not go well. Anyway, back in Newport Beach in the early 1970s Nancy and Ronald Reagan (then governor of California) were often spotted with John Wayne and his beautiful wife, Pilar, and Dean Martin and his lovely wife, Jeanne, at the Balboa Bay Club. This was back in the days when the paparazzi respected celebrities. John Wayne walked and shopped the streets of Newport Beach undisturbed. I remember one time when I happened to be at the club with my parents and their friends when the famous threesome arrived. Nancy Reagan made it clear that she refused to be seated near any children and glared at us as they walked by. My father had worked on the Republican Central Committee with Mr. Wayne. The Waynes stopped to greet us along with the Martins while the Reagans passed us and took their seats, which hysterically ended up being the next booth in the packed yacht club. Throughout dinner you could hear Mrs. Reagan interrupting her husband and even snapping her fingers at him. It was appalling! So to all of you who contacted me regarding Jane Fonda’s performance of Nancy Reagan, I’d say it’s truly brilliant that one mean actress could easily play another mean actress. You get the picture.



Just the other day, two of my favorite Trendsetters, Katherine Woods and Ann Graham, met me for lunch at Randy’s Restaurant in Scottsdale. We gathered to celebrate yet another birthday for Ann Graham, who is well into her 90s. She looks stunning! We gave her yellow roses and talked about the good old days of Phoenix society. Ann, of course, holds the title of one of the last grande dames of society here. Her regime dates back to the early 1960s. Her wisdom, grace and wit are still a pleasure to be around. She did so very much to make this community a better place for others. I was disappointed that I couldn’t join her ongoing birthday festivities at El Chorro the following Sunday for a champagne brunch, since I planned to be out of town. I was, however, delighted that we could get together for lunch and blow out a few more candles for one of the greatest ladies I know. In Cocktail Polo News You Should Know: That a high-profile couple has gone to great lengths to rewrite their wanton daughter’s history at a recent party … That a socialite who extolls the virtues of grace and gratitude might want to think about picking up a box of thank-you notes … That everyone has grown very tired of a much-divorced blonde and her never-ending personal crisis … That the community is thrilled that one of our very favorite and lovely ladies has finally kicked her In Cocktail Polo News you should know: Napoleonic husband to the curb … That four of the finest and unaffected ladies just pulled off one the best events ever … That a well-heeled socialite, after donating so much to an upcoming event, was baffled when they boxed her into a corner and asked her for even more money … That two upcoming exclusive and exceptional parties illustrate that the ultimate punishment for bad behavior is being excluded from the invitation list. Now you’re all caught up for the next 15 minutes.


‘Otherwise Untold’ by Kindra Hall Review by Dani Bennett

When I picked up the book “Otherwise Untold” by Kindra Hall, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. I’ll admit, I tried to commit a reading crime by judging a book by its cover, but from what I could see, there was only a picture of a woman doing a normal activity in an abnormal way by ironing a dress after she put it on. She also wore a thoughtful yet lighthearted expression on her face. In no way is the cover of this book misleading. Throughout these short stories, the reader will notice that Hall uses a unique approach to life, then takes time to reflect and analyze the situation. Because the short stories are told in the first person, each one gives the reader a little insight into the mind that is Kindra Hall. We see the world through her perspective, and it really is a beautiful view. The way Hall can take an insignificant observation and turn it into a thought-provoking story is truly captivating. Not only does Hall write with clarity in a way that helps us relate, she also has a witty charm that is irresistible. While she tells stories of awkward situations and day-today life, she is actually teaching you how to appreciate the little things. Before you know it, you’ll find that you’re Hall’s biggest cheerleader, rooting her on from the sidelines as she tries to do that first pull-up in the fifth grade, or after she trips in front of a lady she wants to impress. She conveys the

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‘Pain, Parties, Work’ by Elizabeth Winder Review by Bill Dougherty In 1953 rising writer and poet Sylvia Plath won a guest editor position with famed Mademoiselle magazine. Although much has been written about the hugely famous writer, very little exists until now on her month in New York. Elizabeth Winder has completed a tedious and grueling job of research, including many interviews with other guest editors. All were brought to the magazine to work on the college issue. The book takes place at the height of the Cold War during the halcyon 1950s in one of the hottest summers on record. Sylvia and the others arrived at the Barbizon Hotel dressed to the nines in hats, pearls, white gloves, pencil skirts, girdles, stockings and 3-inch pumps. While others were assigned to cover fashion shows and to interview such greats as Dylan Thomas, Shirley Jackson and Truman Capote, Sylvia was horribly overworked. She wrote rejection letters and answered to editors with

short red nails who smoked from long black cigarette holders while peering through oversized spectacles. You get the picture. Her evenings were spent twirling on the dance floors of El Morocco and the Stork Club in Dior’s New Look. She was constantly being hit on by dapper dandies. She wore a June Allison pageboy combined with her signature fire engine red lipstick and blinding smile. She sipped vodka, no ice. Her personality won everyone over. The book is a brilliant glimpse into the H-bomb-terrified ‘50s and the elegance of New York during that time. While European counterparts remained war-torn, New York was the cultural epicenter of the world, and Sylvia relished everything. Sadly, her short life spiraled out of control in the next few years. She married the equally brilliant and handsome future poet laureate of England, Ted Hughes. She was

emotionally dismantled by him, put in front of a stove and later abandoned for another woman. She ended her life in 1963 and became the sacrificial lamb to the women’s movement. She remains one of the most gifted writers of the 20th century. This is an excellent and fun read.



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Trendsetters on the runway

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Evening of Trends 2013

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Sean McLaughlin and Lisa Shapiro

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Carol and Jim Cook

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Alexis Glascock and Bonnie Marshall

Walt Danley and Karen Ganz

Patsy Lowry and Adrienne Schiffner

Beth McRae and Ann Siner with Anne Robbs

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Rick and Carolyn Ross

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Neiman Marcus on the runway

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2013 Heart Ball Honorary Chair Sam Fox Photographed at Hotel Palomar Phoenix

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A stylish new spin downtown While Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Phoenix opened June 5, 2012, in the heart of vibrant downtown Phoenix at CityScape, many of you may not be familiar with this magnificent and stylish property yet. CityScape is a dynamic new mixed-use development featuring shopping, entertainment and dining. Hotel Palomar Phoenix is an urban retreat that strikes the balance between the energy of its city setting and Arizona’s laid-back lifestyle. The boutique hotel offers 242 spacious guest rooms and suites, all with modern interior touches and views of the surrounding city and mountains. In step with the signature style of Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar, this Phoenix destination combines contemporary design with an “Art in Motion” theme embracing the undercurrent of artistic energy throughout. Amenities include approximately 10,000 square feet of multi-use space across 10 meeting rooms, which can be customized for social and business events.

The adjacent Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails showcases a menu of new American cuisine for lunch, dinner, late-night and weekend brunch and a blazing cocktail program that raises the bar for drink culture in the city’s urban core. The hotel’s third-floor outdoor pool terrace and adjacent LUSTRE Rooftop Garden provide a scenic venue for gathering. If you haven’t seen the Palomar yet, stop by for dinner and drinks. You’ll be impressed. It’s an amazing property in a wonderful setting, and you shouldn’t miss it. Hotel Palomar Phoenix at CityScape is located at 2 E. Jefferson St. For more information visit





Five Decades of Timeless Fashion By Jillian Littleton

Drugs. Fame. Scandal. No, this is not an expose of an ‘80s rock and roll band. It is the story of Roy Halston Frowick, founder and designer of the infamous fashion house Halston. Born in Des Moines, Iowa in 1932, young Halston spent his time designing and making clothes for his mother and sister. He continued his hobby at Indiana University and later at the Art Institute of Chicago. There, he worked as a fashion merchandiser at department store chain Carson Pirie Scott. Halston met and began a relationship with Andre Basil, a hairdresser at an upscale salon in Chicago. Basil was infatuated with Halston’s talent for design, and helped push him into fashion by displaying Halston’s hats at his salon. Soon after, Halston became Bergdorf Goodman’s head milliner and gained public notoriety. In January 1961, Jacqueline Kennedy was spotted donning a Halston pillbox hat to her husband’s inauguration. Following this debut, Halston’s career took off. Halston started designing his women’s clothing line in 1966, dressing celebrity clients like Liza Minnelli, Betty Ford, Rita Hayworth, Lady Bird Johnson, Anjelica Houston, Elizabeth Taylor, Bianca Jagger, Mary Wells Lawrence and Marlene Dietrich, who had become particularly smitten by the elegant yet sexy and minimal creations.



Braniff International Uniforms, 1977

The public had great confidence in young Halston, with The New York Times calling him “the premier fashion designer of all America.” His chic gowns, caftans and flattering jumpsuits appeared everywhere during the 1960s and 1970s. In 1978 he was featured on the covers of Newsweek, Time and People magazines. He was dubbed the king of ultrasuede, washable synthetic suede he discovered in Japan. But Halston didn’t stop there. In 1977, he accelerated his design empire to include absolutely everything imaginable. Hired first by the chic Dallas air carrier, Braniff International, he designed a completely

Olympic Tower, 1978

Olympic Tower, 1980

Halston and the Halstonettes, 1976

Braniff 727 in Halston Ultra Blue

new and modern look for the airline’s entire staff. By this time he held the philosophy that you should wake up on Halston sheets, walk across Halston carpets, dry off with Halston towels, dress in Halston fashions, pack in Halston luggage and put on Halston eyewear. Next, arrive at the airport to board a Halston-designed Braniff jet, complete with all-leather seating. Retrieve your rental car from an Avis agent in a Halston uniform. And who knows, a Girl Scout might try to sell you cookies in her new Halston uniform. His name canvassed the entire country. No designer had ever entertained such a notion. In 1982, Halston and J.C. Penney created the first affordable, ready-to-wear couture line that gave women of all incomes



an opportunity to purchase his famous look. However, his dream was quickly shattered when almost every high-end specialty retailer dropped his label. It would be decades before many high-end designers would reach the masses in discount stores. In 1983 Halston sold his company to Norton Simon in a multi-million dollar deal, not realizing he would quickly loose all creative control of a line that had become an empire. Halston, who for years had been labeled as quick-tempered, didn’t do himself any favors with his new partnership. Fashion periodicals referred to him as “greedy” and ‘unprofessional.” The designer continually failed to meet important deadlines for J.C. Penney and other smaller companies now under the Halston umbrella. His three-pack a day cigarette habit, combined with ever present dependency on cocaine and late nights at Studio 54, made matters worse. Veiled constantly in dark glasses, Halston simply stopped showing up for work. This eventually led to the designer being fired from Halston Enterprises. He was even was escorted out of his fashionable offices at Olympic Tower in New York. His constant presence on the nightlife scene at New York’s Studio 54 contributed to his hardpartying ways. In 1988, Halston revealed he carried the AIDS virus. He died in 1990 at age 57. Many close to the designer blamed his demise on his one-time partner Victor Hugo. People said Hugo introduced Halston to a hedonistic and drug-crazed lifestyle. Liza Minnelli and Elsa Peretti, who shot to great fame designing the best-selling teardrop bottle for Halston’s fragrances, put together a huge memorial for the late designer later that year at Lincoln Center. It was attended by absolutely everyone!

Perfume bottles, 1977

In early 2010, Halston Heritage, the revival of the iconic 1970s brand, was led by long-time Halston fan Sarah Jessica Parker. This line had been a revolving door with designers arriving and departing almost constantly since the late 1990s. Although Parker stayed for a few years, she, too, has since resigned from the label. The company has opened several freestanding stores in affluent shopping centers. They have met with mixed reviews from the fashion industry. Today the Halston line lives on, which has become the case with many deceased and oncefamous designers. He truly made his mark. We must remember that before any designer did anything, Halston did everything. He has also enjoyed the status of being the first celebrity designer long before such taglines were ever created.

Halston and the Halstonettes, 1981



Karen Bjornson, 1982


Maitre d’ of tea, Jeffrey Hattrick Sommelier, Ritz-Carlton Phoenix

How did you fist become acquainted with the world of tea? I did not grow up sipping tea with my grandmother as many do. I only discovered the world of tea after arriving at The Ritz-Carlton in 1998. I found the service to be beautiful and civilized. I also like to do “fancy” things and there are few things fancier than afternoon tea. My boss, John Speers, came to me shortly after starting at the hotel and suggested that we create a role for me that I could make my own. Based on the uniform I knew that I would get to wear (a tailcoat and ascot) and the music I had heard from our resident pianist, Nicole Pesce, I decided that the Tea Room would be the place for me. That is when I began learning about the art of serving tea, the nuances associated with the preparation of the perfect tea, as well as gaining technical knowledge about tea varietals, flavors, etc. I feel very fortunate to have found this world of tea which so seamlessly overlaps with my lifestyle and who I am at my core. What was your background before your legendary arrival at the Ritz-Carlton? I grew up in the Pacific Northwest with my wonderful family (mom, dad, and three brothers). Professionally I worked in retail as a personal shopper at Nordstrom. I also let my passion for arts thrive as a dance

instructor/choreographer for a high school dance team. Customer service has always been at the center of my professional endeavors, layered with the critical element of creativity. It is no wonder I landed in the Tea Room at The Ritz-Carlton. Many consider you a local celebrity. How do you feel about that? I am truly honored that this community has welcomed me and given me “local celebrity” status. I never thought that the Tea Guy would receive such recognition. My friends and family think it’s funny when I get spotted out in public … often by little girls who come to the Teddy Bear Tea. It makes me smile when I am at a restaurant and hear from a neighboring table, “Is that Jeffrey?” I do appreciate knowing that I have made a lasting impression on people. You have the ability to change a person’s day. How do you make that happen? My greatest joy in the work that I do is knowing that I can change someone’s day for the better. I think it begins with a simple smile and the recognition that everyone is special. We all want to be pampered and doted on … that’s what I do. The mere occasion of Afternoon Tea sets the tone for a special experience. I simply expand on that to give a few extra small touches that people do not expect Do you often have to brush up on various new teas to the market? I work with an amazing tea company called Rishi. They are experts in the world of fine tea and they always keep me fueled with the latest and greatest blends in the world. We are all masters in a certain field. I don’t need to know everything; I just need to know the right people who can guide me to what I seek.

been professionally trained but have been singing all my life. My father is a professional square dance caller. He has been on stage since before I was born, and as soon as I could walk, I was on stage singing by his side. How instrumental are you in the selections of teas, sandwiches and desserts that have made your tea service incomparable? I am proud to say that I have full control over everything that has to do with the tea service. I have personally selected both porcelain patterns that we have used since my arrival in 1998. I handselect every tea that comes onto the menu. I participate in the creative process of the food. I then let the team of chefs work their magic to create the works of art for which they are known. Tell us something we don’t know about you? When I am not at the Ritz-Carlton, I am a health coach. I work with people to help them learn the fundamentals of eating right, losing weight and creating balance in their lives. I help them develop habits that allow them to re-orient their life in the direction of long-term health and well-being. What are your hobbies? I love being outside. My garden is a place of great peace and pride for me. I love to hike, play tennis, travel and dine. As I mentioned above, my greatest hobby is dreaming. I believe in creating a bright vibrant future … which always starts with a dream. This may sound like lyrics to a sappy song, but I truly love dreaming and them making dreams a reality … for me and those I care about.

You have a great voice. Were you ever professionally trained? Thank you for the kind compliment. I certainly love entertaining and love using my voice to make people smile. I have not




Arizona Costume Institute, The Cape

Robert Black and Marc Reid

Denita Sewell

Jan Herwick and Gail Adams

Betty McRae and Maggie Heiser with Beth McRae

Sandra Prescott and Dawn Goodall

I FEEL NAKED WITHOUT ONE ACI opens an exhibition featuring the magnificent cape as fashion. FLOWING SPLENDOR Sandra Prescott and Dawn Goodall in black and luscious green DAPPER DANS Robert Black and Marc Reid THREE VISIONARIES Denita Sewell, Jan Herwick and Gail Adams

Barbara Kammerzell and Diana Lamb



Rose Prescott and Diane Delaura

Ruth Ann Moore and J.J. Meier

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Spotlight on the SMOCA “The months and days are the travelers of eternity. The years that come and go are also voyagers.” –M atsuo Basho- (1644-94), from “Oku no Hosomichi” (“Narrow Road to the Interior”), 1689

The 17th-century Zen Budd­ hist masterwork of linked verse, “Narrow Road to the Interior,” takes readers on a pilgrimage – both worldly and immaterial. The contemporary artists in this eponymous exhibition at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art also evoke the idea of earthly and spiritual passage. The SMoCA exhibition, “Narrow Road to the Interior: Contemporary Japanese Artists,” opens Sept. 21. The artworks use private Asami Yoshiga, “The Other Side 1,” 2005. Sumi experiences as entryways ink, glue and color ink on layered tetron fabric to universal themes. Quiet, attached to a solid wood frame, 119” x 93” x 10” patient observation and elemental materials prove central to these artists’ practices. More than 100 exquisite photographs, sculptures, paintings and installations incorporate humble materials such as light, water, wood, paper, ash, stone, ink and mirrors. The subtlety and frankness of the art epitomize the precision and rhythm of haiku while the exhibition’s meditative nature reflects the ritual and ceremony that has persisted over centuries at the heart of Japanese culture. The artists include Noriko Ambe, Hiroshi Senju, Yoshiko Shimano, Shinji Turner-Yamamoto, Masao Yamamoto, Motoi Yamamoto and Asami Yoshiga. This reflective show will hang at SMOCA through Jan. 12. SMoCA is located at 7374 E. Second St. 480.874.4666 or

Masao Yamamoto, Untitled, n.d. from the series “Nakazora.” Toned gelatin-silver print




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Waste Not Have you ever thought about what happens to the enormous amount of food we all observe going to waste? At luncheons, dinners, special events, standing in a buffet line? Have you ever found yourself saying, “Look at all the food we waste.”

poor population that includes schools, afterschool programs, transition homes, senior facilities, rehabilitation centers and day care centers. In 2012, they delivered nearly 2 million pounds of excess food to those that need it most.

There’s an organization in our Valley who specializes in “transferring excess food from those that do not need or want it to those that do.”

As we are all keenly aware, the alleviation of local hunger has morphed into one of our greater Phoenix community’s most daunting and primary challenges – and it is not going away soon. The 2010 U.S. Census reported that the “percentage of Arizonans living in poverty climbed from 18 percent in 2008 to 21 percent in 2009” – the second highest in the country. Arizona’s poverty rate also “appears to be growing faster than all other states.” Shockingly, nearly 1 in every 4 children in our community goes to bed hungry.

Celebrating 25 years of service to the h­ ungry men, women and children of our Valley, Waste Not, Inc., occupies a unique niche in the overall Valley-wide effort to feed our hungry neighbors. They are not a food bank but a “middle man” operation transferring donated food directly from the donor to the recipient. Six days per week, Waste Not’s fleet of five refrigerated trucks is on the road transferring 6,000 to 7,000 pounds of excess food daily from a diverse network of restaurants, resorts, caterers, grocers and various food purveyors to more than 100 different agencies and organizations that feed the hungry. The food that would otherwise be thrown away is delivered to an indigent and working



Food donations are critical and Waste Not is always seeking sources of food that will feed an estimated 20 to 25 people. It’s easy to make arrangements for a pick-up – just call the office and a capable and caring driver will be dispatched to pick up the food. Conversely, those seeking food assistance can find a directory of agencies served by Waste Not on the Waste Not Web site.

The Trends Charitable Fund has been a supporter of Waste Not since 2009, having donated funds for the purchase of a badlyneeded replacement truck that avoided an interruption of services to those who depend upon Waste Not daily for hope as well as sustenance. They continue to provide ongoing program support, walking beside Waste Not in the vital mission of helping take care of our most vulnerable citizens. Waste Not, Inc., 1700 N. Granite Reef Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85257. 480.941.1841 or, WasteNotInc.


Rendez-Zoo 2013

Billie Jo and Judd Herberger

Jacob and Kristin Tetlon

Amanda and Wade Gibson

Tom and Chandra Reilly

Ralph Thompson and Alisa Cutright-Thompson

Shanna and Anton Orlich

Jennifer Sands and Adrienne Schiffner

MAGNIFICENT MENAGERIE Chairs Adrienne Schiffner and Jennifer Sands LEADERS OF THE PACK Honorary Chairs Ardie and Steve Evans SHIRT AND SHOES Billie Jo and Judd Herberger in leopard spots ZOO FOR YOU All the proceeds benefit our beautiful Phoenix Zoo

Kay and Gary West

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Bill Lykins and Adrienne Schiffner

Melani Walton and Dionne Najafi

Moll Anderson

Diane and Bruce Halle

John and Barbara Swanberg

Pat Leach

Michelle Robson and Sharon DuPont McCord

LADIES IN RED Chairs Melani Walton and Dionne Najafi GOLDIE AND JEWELS Goldie Hawn, smashing in an E.D. Marshall aquamarine piece A HUGE THANK-YOU Honorary Chair Diane Halle RUNWAY READY Moll Anderson, who flew in for the day

Bonnie and Ed Marshall

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T.W. Lewis Scholarship Fund

Tom and Jan Lewis (middle) with the recipients

Annette, Mikeala and Tim Hall

SPECIAL 12 T.W. Lewis Foundation awards 12 scholarships to attend UA and ASU. THE COUPLE IN THE MIDDLE T.W. and Jan Lewis, helping build the Valley in more ways than one. TOP OF THE CLASS The best and brightest students are picked from across the Valley. SPLENDID SETTING The Arizona Biltmore Resort, the first lady of Arizona

Harvey, Sam, Benjamin and Leslie Rabichow



Keith and Lisa Stoutenburg

Todd, Madelynn and Jackie Fretto

Mike, Kristy and Kawah Westgard

Nicholas Deininger and Suzy McCarthy with Andy Western

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Coup des Tarts By Laurie Florence If you drive down Sixteenth Street just south of Highland you will notice a quaint little house that has been there for 17 years and is always packed. I have often driven by this little place wanting to try it and hearing so much about it. But as always, time got away from me and with so many restaurants in the Valley I didn’t make it there until recently. Boy, have I been missing out! It was once voted the most romantic restaurant in the Valley. Many anniversaries, birthdays and graduations have been enjoyed there. The ambiance is truly charming. It is a very romantic French farmhouse bistro and in fact is the oldest BYOB (bring your own beer, wine, or champagne) restaurant in Phoenix. It is warmly lit with hardwood floors and candlelit rooms. The sad part of this story is that it is being forced out of its current location to make way for a parking lot for a car dealership! The owner, Ron Pacioni, was not there the evening we dined, but we were told by the very attentive wait staff that “It breaks their heart,” but the new home of Coup des Tartes will be at 1725 E. Osborn Road in a just-as-quaint 1922 red brick duplex with high-vaulted ceilings and a fireplace on a 1 acre lot complete with a new Rendezvous Room for private parties. There might even be an addition of a full-service bar that will extend out onto a large tree-covered patio. If that happens I am not quite sure if it could still be considered a BYOB establishment. I guess that remains to be determined. Their menu is limited but everything is cooked to perfection with an emphasis on the freshest ingredients. For an appetizer we had the Brie Brulee, a wedge of warm brie topped with caramelized apples and served with toast points and seasonal fruit. It was excellent and hard to choose between that and the Three Onion Tarte, a sweet crust filled with caramelized shallots, leeks, and onions, a bit of bacon and Gruyere cheese. We had the signature salad, the Roquefort with organic greens, roasted apples, warm toasted hazelnuts, dried figs and Premier Cru Roquefort. They also have a Fresh Salmon Nicoise Salad as well as a Taleggio salad with sugared pecans, fresh raspberries and prickly pear vinaigrette. For the entrees our waitress said they usually have the Chilean Sea Bass, but that night they had the Halibut, which I ordered. Unfortunately, it came out overcooked and tough but she was extremely accommodating and said she could bring me something else, so for a complete switch I ordered the Filet Mignon. The 100 percent grass fed beef was topped with bacon herbed butter and served with mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach. It was delectable. The Lamb Shank was the other entrée we ordered. It was served with couscous but we substituted for the mashed potatoes. We were told there is some kind of cheese used in the mashed potatoes and a very generous amount of butter. That explained how absolutely delicious they were! Along with the sauce that accompanied the Lamb Shank, I could have made a meal just out of the potatoes alone! The Lamb Shank melted in your mouth with a dark, rich glaze. It was off-the-charts delicious and fall-offthe-bone tender. It was utterly unforgettable and the best part of the meal. If you go, order the Lamb Shank! Their lunch menu is worth noting, too. They have some amazing sandwiches such as a Brie and Ham Sandwich served on a freshly baked baguette as well as Filet Mignon or Salmon Tacos! So stop by Coup des Tartes. Oui. Oui. Coup des Tartes is located at 4626 N 16th St., Phoenix. 602.212.1082.




Junior League of Phoenix 80 Years of Making a Difference By Dana Fuller

“I credit the Junior League for giving me the opportunity and training to become a leader.” Sandra Day O’Connor, Retired Justice, United States Supreme Court; Past President and sustaining member, the Junior League of Phoenix

Early founding Eighty years ago, against the backdrop of a country reeling from the challenges of the Great Depression, the Junior League of Phoenix was founded. The year was 1934 and like the original Junior League founder, Mary Harriman, there were problems and unfulfilled needs in the community that launched a group of women interested in helping a cause into action. This spirit of ­ volunteerism and desire to improve the community that prompted the original founding of the Junior League is an enduring and core value of the local Phoenix chapter today. The Phoenix is rising The League’s debut in Phoenix was a public school relief fund. The League had matured through the years with programs ranging from protecting kids in crisis, fundraising through efforts such as the annual rummage sale, to supporting various institutions and health issues. Our current president, Maria Cody, says, “Our organization has donated more than $3.3 million to various programs throughout the Valley and has been involved in more than 140 community projects. The collective power, wisdom and

efforts of these women make the JLP and all leagues around the world catalysts for lasting community change.”

ensures that underprivileged school aged children don’t go hungry over the weekend by supplying them with a package of food.

This community change can be seen in some of our signature programs including Kids in the Kitchen which educates children about healthy food choices and ROCKETS (Raising our Children’s Knowledge through Education through Science). The league also supports groups like the Phoenix Rescue Mission that helps women who are homeless and have suffered from abuse or addiction and the Snack Pac Back Pack program

Our current mission The main focus area for the Junior League of Phoenix is to “Build a Healthy Arizona” by helping give access to healthy food and the information that can help people improve the health of their families. Our Kids in the Kitchen program goes hand-in-hand with this as families are educated through the demonstration of kid-friendly recipes at events in our communities. This includes the snack demonstrated at the ROCKETS program at the Children’s Museum as well as at our signature Touch a Truck event for families coming up in October. As we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the founding of our Phoenix league, the legacy of our founder burns strong as like-minded women come together and become trained volunteers. Our mission is threefold: develop the potential of women, improve the community, and promote volunteerism. We accept that the responsibility is then ours to reach out to help better and serve our communities and leave our mark on the world, and we invite other women to join our cause. We are the Junior League of Phoenix.




Key to the Cure

Amy Thurston and Nancy Spetzler

Bijen Dyrek and Tanner Flynn with Dionne Najafi

Ellen Katz

LUCKY BENEFICIARY T-Gen LUCKY TO HAVE THEM Chairs Katie Mueller, Robyn DeBell, Jacquie Dorrance and Penny Gunning FABULOUS FASHIONS Saks Fifth Avenue on the runway FABULOUS FOOD Hosted by Jacquie Dorrance featuring MÂ Catering

Erin Gogolak and Kelly Jones with Daryl Weil

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Katie Mueller and Robyn DeBell with Jacquie Dorrance and Penny Gunning

Barbara Nichols and Patti Lau

Jamie Herzlinger

Kathy Petsas and Mike Bassoff




Saks Fifth Avenue, 50 Years in Phoenix

Cheryl Fine and Nanci Bruner

Debbie Simons and Pat Petznick with Pam Overtoan Risoleo

Vanessa, Nancy and Richard Joaquim

Kathleen Lang and Pat Goldman

Mary Ellen and Bob McKee

Katie Mueller and Jacquie Dorrance with Sallie Brophy

Robert Arnold-Kraft and Amy Videan

MARVELOUS IN MARBLE Saks, first on the fashion scene in 1963 A GENIUS IDEA G.M. Robert Arnold-Kraft and P.R. whiz Amy Videan 13 FASHION ICONS Nanci Bruner, Jacqui Dorrance, Cheryl Fine, Pat Goldman, Diane Halle, Nancy Joaquim, Sharron Lewis, Fran McCullom, Mary Ellen McKee, Betty McRae, Priscilla Nicholas, Pat Petznick and Eileen Yeung

Eileen Yeung and Sharron Lewis



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Ed Mell at Paradise Valley Town Hall By Bill Macomber Some artists have a style that makes them recognizable from two blocks away. Ed Mell is one of them. Old Town drivers have known his work, maybe without being aware of it, for many years. His bucking bronco sculpture at the center of the Main Street and “Navajo Horses”, 16” x 20”, oil, 2008 Marshall Way traffic circle carries the style he made famous in his paintings and captures the essence of the Scottsdale arts district. It’s about time Ed was the subject of what has become a very nice tradition in Paradise Valley: Samples of his wonderful paintings hanging at Town Hall. The show opened Oct. 8. Mell was born in Phoenix when this was still a small town – 1942. He honed his skills at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. He worked in New York at ad giant Young and Rubicam. A return home to the beauty of Arizona was the catalyst that produced his first angular, minimalist landscape paintings that have made him famous. He’s in many art museum collections and has for years been a hot commodity among collectors. He’s one of the few “Western” artists that somehow always rises above the genre. Visitors to P.V. Town Hall are welcome to view Ed’s paintings during regular business hours through September 2014. Our congratulations on this show and on a long and very successful career. P.V. Town Hall is at 6401 E. Lincoln Drive.

“Renewal,” 22” x 30”, oil, 2001





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Paolo Sadri and Debbie Gaby with Ian Buchanan

Greg Wirth and Eman Fendi

JoAnn Holland

Brittany Rose and Ryan McEnnis

Recio Jackson and Carina Iannuzzi with Jill Bryan

Tara Dondas and Charles Alexander

Sarah Manganaro and Marc Palluck

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Off the Vine, Hospice of the Valley

Letitia Frye

Gregory and Anita Mayer

Janet and Clive Cussler

Jim and Jo Ellen Feltham

Debbie Shumway and Alyssa Crockett

Linda Brady with Melinda and Earl Petznick

MAJESTIC SETTING The Royal Palms WINE AND SONG Guests enjoyed a splendid array of wines, spirits and music. WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Hospice provides compassionate end-of-life care.

Toadie Lawless and Stephanie Grant

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White House Christmas store A local treasure is opening a special Christmas store at Biltmore Fashion Park. Most of you know this amazing business for its gorgeous decorations at high-dollar fundraisers. At its Christmas store White House Flowers will sell custommade wreaths, trees and table displays along with unusual giftware, linens, ornaments, serving trays and holiday candles. There will be a Santa experience with each purchase, and local charities will benefit such as Phoenix Children’s Hospital, Xavier, Girl Scouts, Hospice of the Valley, Fresh Start, AWEE, Crisis Nursery, PANDA, Desert Mission Food Bank and Courtney’s Place, among

others. Look for the Christmas store at the Biltmore through January. And get some of this holiday action! For more information visit or call 602.957.0186.




Junior League of Phoenix’s White Party

Photo courtesy of Carrie Evans Photography

Junior League of Phoenix’s newest event, the White Party, will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 11 at Casablanca Lounge in Old Town Scottsdale. This inaugural event will benefit the Junior League’s community partners and programs. Pictured are Mandy Holmes, Belinda Ly and Maria Cody, who tell us about the event. What’s the idea behind the White Party? MANDY: Guests are asked to wear all-white cocktail attire and dress to impress. We are lucky to live in a state where the “no white after Labor Day” rule doesn’t apply! In addition to the spectacular rooftop views and live music, guests will enjoy two complimentary drinks, an array of appetizers, and will leave with a special gift.

How do you purchase tickets for the White Party and where exactly does the money go? BELINDA: You could purchase tickets at whiteparty. Every person in Phoenix should have access to healthy food and to the information that can help them improve the health of their families. The Junior League of Phoenix intends to help “Build a Healthy Arizona” in a two-pronged way: with programs addressing food insecurity and food access, and programs addressing nutrition and obesity. Tell us more about what the Junior League of Phoenix is planning this year. MANDY: This year, the Junior League of Phoenix will continue teaching children and families about nutrition and exercise through our Kids in the Kitchen program, and will help spread the love for science to children and empower teachers through our ROCKETS program. We are also pleased to continue our collaborative partnerships with the Phoenix Rescue Mission Changing Lives Center, and with the Desert Mission Food Bank. Please join us in making Phoenix a better place to live.

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The annual and festive affair is the signature event of the ACI. The luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 10 at the Phoenix Art Museum, Cummings Great Hall. It’s a great time to support a wonderful cultural asset in our Valley. Spearheading this year’s luncheon are Ginette Karabees and Priscilla Nicholas, and they tell us a little about ACI and what it means to take part in this effort. What is something people don’t know about ACI? The group was formed in 1966 at the Phoenix Art Museum. We house one of the finest collections of clothing, costumes and accessories in the entire country. Many people confuse ACI with the Independent Woman Luncheon. Are you related? Although we maintain a very diplomatic relationship, we are separate organizations. All funds raised stay within the costume institute to support the Fashion Design department, which endeavors to promote fashion design and accessories as an art form and cultural phenomenon. What makes your event different than other luncheon events? The elegant setting of the Phoenix Art Museum is unique. Lunching in the midst of beautiful artworks, while being educated and entertained by a speaker knowledgeable in the world of fashion is an experience not to be missed. What is the goal of ACI? We preserve and acquire garments and accessories of historical and aesthetic significance. People from all walks of life make up our membership. We serve to educate people on the broad base of fashion and its impact on our daily lives. Through literature, visuals and lectures we promote the idea that fashion is for everyone. Who is your featured speaker? Hal Rubenstein, author of “100 Unforgettable Dresses”. For more information, e-mail, call 602.307.2011 or visit

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The first thing you’ll notice when you see Lucy is that she’s missing a leg. But once you see the 5-month-old puppy bouncing around the yard, you won’t give that missing leg a second thought. Lucy sure doesn’t. Although the Catahoula mix is a limb short of what some may call “normal,” she still walks, runs and plays like any other dog. The breed is known to be active and very intelligent and Lucy could spend hours fetching various squeaky toys. She’s devoted and affectionate, her personality bubbling to the surface when she’s playing or on a walk. She loves everyone she meets and would be an excellent addition to any active family. For more information call the Arizona Humane Society at 602.997.7585, Ext. 2045 and ask for animal ID number A449985.

Big Red

Make it last a little longer with Big Red! The curious, adventurous, slightly mischievous 2-year-old tabby cat makes adorable motor noises as he zooms around the house. He’s all about play; chasing lasers, pouncing on anything that wiggles and stalking bugs that creep inside. He is a very personable kitty cat who loves being admired by humans as he struts past them with his fluffy tail held high, but this independent fellow will only cuddle after a long day of fun. When he does, his purr is louder than a thunderstorm. Big Red is great with other cats and kids and is available now at the Arizona Humane Society. For more information call 602.997.7585, Ext 2045 and ask for animal ID number A454813.




Sponsored by Main Dish, 480.751.2393 THE COUPLE Laurie Florence and Dan Manucci, both of Phoenix THE NUPTIALS Sunset ceremony on the beach, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico THE RINGS His and hers rings and jewelry designed by Moda Fina, Phoenix THE BRIDAL GOWN Elegant simplicity by Nicole Miller THE PHOTOGRAPHER Miguel Ventura SOMETHING DIFFERENT % The honeymoon followed the ceremony at the beautiful seaside Capella Pedregal.

% The reception was followed by an intimate sunset dinner on the cliffs of the majestic resort.