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HEART BALL 2015

CONTENTS

VOLUME 33, NO. 5

FEATURES

SOCIETY

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Phoenix Heart Ball 2015

12 Checking in with Lin Sue Cooney and Hospice of the Valley

La Dolce Vita

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Night for Life

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Liberty Wildlife

28 Trendspotting: Jessica & Cassie’s Favorite Looks for Fall

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Joe Foss

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The Bubbly Blonde

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Focus on the Phoenix Art Museum

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The Palm Beach Story

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Elvis and Ginger Book Review

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Escape to San Juan

42 Trending: Your Guide to the Best Spots in the Valley 44

Trends in Dining: Razz

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Ann Mayo Makeup Artist

47 How Fathers Change Lives Book Review 48

Above & Beyond the Rim Book Review

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Paris Lamb Book Review

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Pets of the Month

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Wedding Bells

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26 SMoCA Valley Youth Theatre

ON THE COVER: 2015 Phoenix Heart Ball Leadership Team Fine Jewelry courtesy of E D Marshall Jewelers: 480.922.1968 Ball Gowns courtesy of To Be Continued, Hilton Village: 480.699.2700 Hair and Makeup courtesy of Laura Flagler: 602.579.8219 Photography courtesy of Image-Industry: Scott Foust 480.947.4214 Photography courtesy of Tim Heit, Barrett-Jackson For the last 45 years, enthusiasts from all over the world have flocked to the Valley of the Sun for the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction. Widely regarded as the barometer of the collector car industry, the auction has evolved over the years into a nine-day world-class automotive lifestyle event where thousands of the world’s most sought-after, unique and valuable automobiles cross the block in front of a global audience – in person and on live national and international television. Whether primed to capture the car of their dreams, shop in the vast Vendor Marketplace, mingle with celebrities, or witness auction action at its best, guests can be assured of a once-in-a-lifetime experience unlike any other. Please join us January 23-31, 2016.


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2015 PHOENIX HEART BALL SO C I E T Y | FA SHI O N | HO ME | D I NING | ART VOLUME 33, NO. 5

Honorary Chairs Billy Jo and Judd Herberger

Publisher: BILL DOUGHERTY Editor-in-Chief: BETTY McRAE Travel Editors: TERI HUMPHREYS | MARY MORRISON | LAUREN AND IAN WRIGHT Food Writer: LAURIE FLORENCE-MANUCCI Advertising Manager: PATRICE METZLER 480.276.2282 | pmetzler@trendspublishing.com Executive Consultant: SUZANNE EDER Senior Intern/Stylist: CHELSEY DEAN New York Correspondent: JJ BUCHANON Los Angeles Correspondent: JENNIFER BENTLEY Art Direction: STEPHANIE SWEET, SWEET DESIGNS Fashion Photographer: SCOTT FOUST, IMAGE-INDUSTRY Senior Society Photographers: PETER AND SALLY KRZYKOS Trends Makeup and Hair Stylist: LAURA FLAGLER | KAREN HALL Webmaster: BRAD FEUERSTEIN Fashion Editors: JESSICA PATE | CASSANDRA PINEDA Society Editors: SHAYNE ANTHONY | CAROL BENNETT | GEORGE BENNETT LAURA BISHOP | J.J. BREWER | KATHY DESANTO | DEBBIE MAY JENNIFER JONES | JESSICA PATE | GRACE SAMPO MARILU SAUNDERS | FRANK SCHMUCK | CONNIE SUNDAY MICHELLE THOMPSON Certified Public Accountants: THOMAS S. HOLLY, CPA, PLLC Printing: MEDIA PRINT Information Technology: BEN AMES Music Production: CHRIS BECKLEY/THE PRODUCTION GROUP Special Events Fashion Coordinator: MARGARET MERRITT Trends Charitable Fund Board members are Shannon Barthelemy, Barbara Caldwell-Taylor, Jennifer Collins, Kathy Harris, Jean Marley, Beth McRae, Jennifer Moser, Doris Ong, Helene Presutti, Jinger Richardson, Diane Ryan-Hollinger and Ellie Shapiro SUBSCRIPTIONS: To guarantee receiving every issue of TRENDS, send a check for $25 (one year), $45 (two years) or $70 (three years) to Trends executive office (address below). Subscription will start the next month of publication. No refunds. Please send checks and address changes to: TRENDS Publishing 5685 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite E160, Scottsdale, AZ 85250 Phone: (480) 990-9007 Fax: (480) 990-0048 Website: www.trendspublishing.com Published monthly October – May by Trends Publishing. Editorial E-mail: editor@trendspublishing.com Advertising E-mail: pmetzler@trendspublishing.com © 2015 ISSN 0742-034X

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La Dolce Vita Welcome back! We hope you had a great summer. As you know the season seems to be starting earlier and earlier each year. The month of October brings us countless events, with most being stacked upon each other. I will say this until my dying day. All you are doing is cheating the charity. Last season like this one there were weekends when nine events took place and the next weekend nothing! I just don’t get it. Oh well! September and early October found us gathered to shoot an extraordinary layout for Trends. Over the summer we forged a partnership with E.D. Marshall Jewelers, Barrett-Jackson and the Phoenix Heart Ball. We gathered the ladies first. They included Chair Kimberly Afkhami, Vice Chairs Lisa Geyser and Paula Wichterman together with Chair-Elect Jennifer Carmer and Sweetheart Libby Cohen. They were adorned in stunning ball gowns from To Be Continued, thanks to Chrissy Sayare, and millions of dollars worth of fine Jewelry from E.D. Marshall Jewelers, thanks to Bonnie and Ed Marshall. Then Laura Flagler, “make-up artist to the stars,” stepped in to work her magic and Scott Foust of Image-Industry Photography took care of the rest. It was an amazing day.

By Bill Dougherty

Several weeks later we met at BarrettJackson’s Scottsdale headquarters to wrap up the shoot. Tim Heit, the official photographer of the world-famous ­auction, created an amazing portfolio reminiscent of Motorama of the late 1950s and early ‘60s. The Barrett-Jackson team pulled out all the stops and meticulously matched the Heart Ball ladies to some of the most incredible and rare autos in the world. All the cars were tremendous, but I can’t shake the black 1967 Corvette, which still had the window sticker attached to the driver side door. The end result was breathtaking! Carolyn and Craig Jackson run an incredible operation. People are talking about the Esplanade and the Ritz-Carlton. It’s no secret that the stately hotel closed its doors last month for a planned move to Paradise Valley. While I understand why the hotel chain made the decision they did, I still think it’s a slap in the face to the Camelback Corridor. Many of you longtime residents remember the corner of 24th Street and Camelback Road as a peaceful residential corner. On the east side, was a massive Continued on page 10

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La Dolce Vita – Continued from page 9 Christmas tree lot and to the west Café Casino, Cine Capri and several low-rise furniture stores. The other day I sat waiting to make a left from 24th Street onto Camelback Road and I thought to myself how did the city of Phoenix ever allow this to happen? You might remember the origin Esplanade was to have the RitzCarlton in the middle of the complex with two to three mid-rise buildings on either side of the hotel. The Esplanade was billed as a mixed-use space of shops, restaurants, business and PLENTY of easily accessed uncovered parking. At the last minute the plans were changed. The Ritz was oddly placed on the corner and a ­goliath number of mid-rise towers were crammed onto the rest of the pad. Over the years many of our advertisers lost their lunch in the complex. There was little foot traffic and the site proved difficult to access. The only saving grace in my opinion was the Ritz-Carlton. In the early 1990s and into the 21st century it was the place to been seen. Don Morgan, the handsome bar/bistro manager, always remembered your name and made sure you were seated in the very best spot. Both Judi Yates and Lori Larcher were in management there too. One evening after a Sade concert at the America West Arena, several of us dropped into the richly paneled bar for a night cap. In the far corner sat Sade herself and her band

­ embers. She wore a backless turquoise turtleneck halter top with m huge silver hoop earrings. She looked straight ahead smoking Marlboro Reds. We were so intimidated by her beauty that none of us had the courage to approach her table. This was just one of the many stories we would trade with each other along the years. I hope that famed tea sommelier Jeffery Hattrick might rejoin the staff once the new property is opened. I can’t think of anyone who brought so much joy to so many people. Enough said. In Cocktail Polo News You Should Know: That an inconvenient woman is trying to make a splash on the social scene, but this time the community knows who the two ladies are that she’s blackmailing. That years of therapy has made a mean and agenda-driven socialite actually quite nice. That a much-coveted invitation didn’t reach the mailboxes of several couples who had planned to attend, thanks to an error-prone entity. That men should never wear print In Cocktail Polo News you should know: ties after 6 p.m. even if they’re by Hermès. That you should never judge a book by its cover, unless the book is a complete work of fiction. That Brooks Brothers may want to rethink its ad campaign showcasing tattoos. That a socialite with too much time on her hands puts provocative comments on other people’s Facebook posts. That the best private parties are the ones you never see on social media. Now you’re all caught up for the next 15 minutes.

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INTERVIEW

Checking in with Lin Sue Cooney and Hospice of the Valley Interviewed by Bill Dougherty

Why did you move from television to Hospice of the Valley? After 34 years in the TV news business, it was time for a new challenge! I was ready for an “encore career” that would let me serve in a whole new way. And at Hospice of the Valley, I know I am making a difference in families’ lives … they tell us so EVERY DAY! How did this position become available to you? I called Susan Levine, whom I love and admire so much … just to talk “woman to woman” about exploring a new career path, and what do you know … that path led right to Hospice of the Valley! What made you leave television for a desk job? Well, I do have a lovely desk … but I prefer to be out in the field alongside our wonderful staff and volunteers caring for patients AND out in the community educating people about all the services we offer. It’s not just “end of life care”. I will also help raise funds ($10 million donated last year) for charity care because Hospice of

And second, that we help people live life to the fullest. Yes, when a loved one is dying, but also when a family member is struggling early on with Alzheimer’s/dementia or serious illness. And we bring that care to you in the comfort of your own home.

the Valley doesn’t turn anyone away. I am at that point in my life,

Are you still making candy and if not, why?

where it matters how fulfilled I am at the end of the day. These

Yes! Sweet-Stops is tantalizing taste buds with our dark chocolate

days, I have a very full and grateful heart.

pecan toffee. I may be a tad biased, but it truly is the best toffee in

What sets Hospice of the Valley apart from other hospices?

the universe!

Unlike other hospices, we are a not for profit … so there are no

Would you ever consider returning to television in any way?

investors to pay. We use every dollar on patient care, charity care,

Only as a “guest” newscaster, and only if Mark Curtis was my

and community programs that salute veterans, cheer patients with

co-anchor … LOVE that man!

pet therapy, take care of Alzheimer’s patients and give respite care to families who may be overwhelmed looking after a critically ill

But don’t hold your breath! What I’m doing is so fulfilling and

child or parent.

I feel blessed to be with such an amazing agency.

What do you hope to accomplish there?

What next for the social world with Hospice of the Valley and

I hope and pray that I can help our community know two things

are there any changes we should know about?

about Hospice of the Valley.

We have a fabulous fundraiser coming on November 6th at the Royal Palms! Vintners open their private cellars for our

First, that it’s the oldest and largest hospice in our state for

Off The Vine Vintage Wine Auction. It’s a spectacular party under

a reason … it delivers the highest standard of care, with utmost

the stars. We’d love to have more people join us and toast

compassion. Patients know they can come to us for comfort

the town … while also helping to support our wonderful

and dignity.

community programs!

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JEWELS FOR A NEW HEART BALL 2015

Lisa Geyser

Kimberly Afkhami

Libby Cohen

Paula Wichterman

Jennifer Carmer

All Fine Jewelry courtesy of E D Marshall Fine Jewelers, Scottsdale 480.922.1968

Photos by Scott Foust, Image-Industry

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2015 HEART BALL

2015 Heart Ball Chair, Kimberly Afkhami Fine Jewelry courtesy of E D Marshall Fine Jewelers, Scottsdale 480.922.1968 or www.edmarshalljewelers.com Location: Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale 480.421.6694 or www.barrett-jackson.com 1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible Options found on this top-of-the-line Adventurer include an AM radio with dual antennas, dash clock, power windows, power front seat, power steering and power brakes.

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Photo courtesy of Barrett-Jackson


2015 HEART BALL

2015 Heart Ball Vice-Chair, Lisa Geyser Fine Jewelry courtesy of E D Marshall Fine Jewelers, Scottsdale 480.922.1968 or www.edmarshalljewelers.com Location: Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale 480.421.6694 or www.barrett-jackson.com 1967 Corvette 427/435 Roadster One of the most wellpreserved, low-mileage, unrestored 1967 435 coupes in existence. Factory-original 435hp engine, 4-speed closeratio trans, and much more. One of less than a handful of documented real ’67 435s produced in Tuxedo Black with black leather interior. Photo courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

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2015 HEART BALL

2015 Heart Ball Vice-Chair, Paula Wichterman Fine Jewelry courtesy of EÂ D Marshall Fine Jewelers, Scottsdale 480.922.1968 or www.edmarshalljewelers.com Location: Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale 480.421.6694 or www.barrett-jackson.com 1958 Desoto Adventurer Convertible Powered by a 361ci V8 engine with automatic transmission, the DeSoto Adventurer was one of the best-performing big cars of the 1950s, with excellent handling for its size and a top speed of 140 mph.

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Photo courtesy of Barrett-Jackson


2015 HEART BALL

2015 Heart Ball Sweetheart, Libby Cohen Fine Jewelry courtesy of E D Marshall Fine Jewelers, Scottsdale 480.922.1968 or www.edmarshalljewelers.com Location: Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale 480.421.6694 or www.barrett-jackson.com 1957 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible “Serial One” First-production VIN #001 Corvette, 283ci V8 Chevrolet built, first dual 4-barrel carbureted 283. Power soft-top, auxiliary hardtop. NCRS Top Flight. Photo courtesy of Barrett-Jackson

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2015 HEART BALL

2016 Heart Ball Chair Elect, Jennifer Carmer Fine Jewelry courtesy of EÂ D Marshall Fine Jewelers, Scottsdale 480.922.1968 or www.edmarshalljewelers.com Location: Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale 480.421.6694 or www.barrett-jackson.com 1958 Desoto Adventurer Convertible Powered by a 361ci V8 engine with automatic transmission, the DeSoto Adventurer was one of the best-performing big cars of the 1950s, with excellent handling for its size and a top speed of 140 mph.

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Photo courtesy of Barrett-Jackson


2015 HEART BALL

2015 Heart Ball Honorary Chairs, Billie Jo and Judd Herberger Fine Jewelry courtesy of E D Marshall Fine Jewelers, Scottsdale 480.922.1968 or www.edmarshalljewelers.com Location: Barrett-Jackson, Scottsdale 480.421.6694 or www.barrett-jackson.com Photo by Scott Foust, Image-Industry

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SOCIAL CIRCLE

Night for Life

Jeff Steinbiser and Betty McRae with Bob Bailey

Shane Powell and Raul Squibiros

20TH NIGHT FOR LIFE The Arizona Biltmore was all abuzz late last spring. The event which supports Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS brought out a brilliant looking group of fine ladies and gentlemen.

STEPPING UP Christi Warner Beyer orchestrated a glittering and memorable milestone celebration. It may have been the end of the social season, but given the vast amount of attendees it appeared the season was just starting.

Paul and Christi Beyer

Jessica Fotinos

MUSIC OF THE NIGHT Flame haired entertainer and country great Winona Judd along with her husband managed to bring the house down. Between her almost perfect pitch voice and his great affinity for the drums, they seemed perfectly matched.

William and Irma Deihl

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SOCIAL CIRCLE

Liberty Wildlife

Jeannie Mulford, Megan Mosby, Kathleen Lang and Randee Conley

Joel and Shannon Barthelemy

LIBERTY WILDLIFE AT OMNI MONTELUCIA Just before the close of the social season, Liberty Wildlife snuck an impressive group of everyone you know and adore to their 22nd annual Wishes for Wildlife. A splendid silent auction traversed the pre-function area as guests mixed and mingled.

FINE AND FURRY Everywhere you looked, handlers and volunteers could be spotted with all species of birds. The combination of cocktails and fine feathered friends created a unique experience. This is one of the few events where cocktail chatter is eclipsed by the sounds of birds and animals that roamed the reception. Rod and Victoria Granberry

THE HONORS Special thanks went to Susie Alofs and Bobi Seredich, Benefit Chairs, as well as Honorary Corporate Chairmen Patti and Ken Vegors. Julie Wrigley was also on hand to accept the organizations Legacy Award. The evening was not only informative but a smashing success.

Melissa Turner and Bob Paz

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Scott and Jeanine Lipka

Coverage courtesy of Bill Dougherty


Celebrate current and emerging female leaders. Reunite with your former Girl Scout troop or Girl Scout sisters to recognize the outstanding achievements of local girls, women and community members who have made Arizona, and the world, a better place.

saturday, october 17, 2015 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Silent Auction & Luncheon

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WOMEN of DISTINCTION

courage award

Shannon Goldwater

leadership award

Verma Pastor

visionary award

Julia Patrick

YOUNG WOMEN of DISTINCTION

courage award

Stephanie Banda

visionary award

Tess Grossman

leadership award

Jessica Peebles

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SOCIAL CIRCLE

Joe Foss Institute – Stars in Service

Randi and Ken Kendricks

Sandy Froman and George Washington

MARCHING WITH OUR HEROES Trends Magazine celebrates the sacrifices made by our citizens in uniform. At the same time we underscore the effort by this non-profit organization to educate the youth of America as to the responsibilities of good citizenship.

WORTHY GOAL Supported by outstanding citizens such as Randy and Ken Kendricks, Lori and Lucian Spataro, Nan and CA Howlett together with Sandy Froman the Joe Foss Institute is pushing for testing prior to graduation of every student. The work is to ensure that civics is taught to every young person. This test consists of 100 basic facts of U.S. History and civics.

Alan Powell and Col. Gregory Gadson with Gen. Spider Marks

Lori and Lucian Spataro

SOME OF THE EVENING’S STARS Jay Leno, comedian and philanthropist, entertained as only he can. After polishing his “tools of the trade” with troops serving abroad, he was recognized for all his tremendous efforts from 1991 through the USO. Marcus Luttrell from SEAL Team 10 who alone survived 200 Taliban fighters received the Navy Cross. “Spanky” Peterson achieved outstanding military service for his rescue efforts. Denise and Roger Coventry

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Sharon and Mike Lechner

Coverage courtesy of Bill Dougherty


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SOCIAL CIRCLE

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

Mike Yarnall with Michael Wills and Steve Cooper

Wil Bruder and Louise Roman

FINISHING THE SEASON One spring evening, SMoCA held its annual posh and very colorful Gala. A kaleidoscope of colors and colorfully dressed people rounded out the much anticipated night.

PORTRAIT OF AN ARTIST Party goers were treated to various venues and exhibitions. A favorite of the evening seemed to be Jeremy Drysdales’s sketch art. Everyone lined up to sit before the master. What could be better than viewing art but also taking a piece home with you.

Jeremy Drysdale and Christian Veva

Brian Campbell and Ashlee Miller

FLOWER POWER Oscar De Las Salas together with other notable volunteers must have been terribly pleased by the vivid and brilliance of the displays. The food stations and signature cocktails also helped to showcase the vibrant party.

Bill Lykins and Juliet Yares

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Lisa Pagel and Oscar De Las Salas

Coverage courtesy of JJ Brewer


TRENDSPOTTING

Jessica & Cassie’s Favorite Looks for Fall By Jessica Pate and Cassie Pineda

As seen on models, celebrities and bloggers, the satchel bag is a must-have for the season. Complete your fall outfit with a simple and stylish go-to purse like this Givenchy Antigona medium satchel. This handbag is available at Neiman Marcus located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

1970s are back and show no signs of being a passing fad. Step into fall with knee-high footwear like these Prada stretch-suede boots. This look is available at Neiman Marcus located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

Don’t forget about the details. Simple or statement – take your fall ensemble to the next level with a gorgeous piece of gold jewelry like this transformable Nanis bracelet. This bracelet is available at E.D. Marshall Jewelers located on the corner of Shea and Scottsdale Rd.

Fringe is everywhere this season. Sport the trend with a rich-colored classic piece like this Burberry trench coat for an edgy twist on a staple item. This coat is available at Neiman Marcus located at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

For the fashionable gentleman, upgrade to a timepiece that shows both style and class. This Piaget Gouverneur showcases a vintage look with a modern edge. This watch is available at E.D. Marshall Jewelers located on the corner of Shea and Scottsdale Rd.

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INTERVIEW

McKenna Wesley Bruner TheBubblyBlonde.Life Interviewed by Bill Dougherty How did you decide to start this blog?

commented on my ability to seamlessly

Both my husband and mom encouraged

blend couture with inexpensive accessories

me, since I have always loved and been

(that looked expensive) and told me

interested in fashion and beauty. My mom

I had a natural gift. I just knew this was

suggested it a few years ago (I ignored

something I really enjoyed!

her suggestion) and Joe mentioned it (out of the blue) last summer. He said,

Is this a part time or full time endeavor?

“You’re a smart blonde, you have great

My brain never stops dreaming up new,

fashion sense and you’re pretty, you

fresh blog ideas. Although I don’t work at

should be a fashion blogger!” Voila!

this 40 hours a week, my blog is never far

On August 1, 2014 TheBubblyBlonde.Life

from my thoughts.

began!

How did you come up with the title to

Why did you choose a blog over

your blog?

a website?

My husband, Joseph Bruner came up

I blog and vlog (video blogging) on

with it about two seconds after suggesting

phone in June) gathered over one million

my website, The BubblyBlonde.Life

I begin a blog. Really!

views in less than three weeks! It appears

and share my blogs on all of my social media channels.

Does this blog involve travel or

I may be on to something.

research?

Give us an overview of what your

Do you have a vision for the future?

Yes and yes, Bill. I spend a lot of time

blog does?

When I began my blog, many people

researching the latest fashion and beauty

Every week there are new ideas, photos

asked me if I would be able to keep my

trends, which are always changing! I have

or videos posted on TheBubblyBlonde.

work fresh and would I run out of ideas?

also begun traveling for the blog and hope

Life and my social media channels.

I have discovered that creativity simply

to do more in the future. There’s a big

My Momager (aka Susie Wesley) is my

creates more creativity! I would love my

world out there!

manager, photographer and videographer

fashion blog to continue growing into other creative channels – travel, lifestyle, tutorials, etc.

Currently how many followers do you have on your blog As of September 4, 2015, my Alexa.com

and we have lots of fun! She was a nationally recognized commercial actress and model while I was growing up and because of her history, she brings

Who inspired your craft?

rating (International and National website

I’ve been modeling all my life (first job

ratings) is at 273,828 Globally and

was when I was 6 weeks old) and have

45,472 Nationally. To help your reader’s

To what age demographic does your

always loved fashion. While I was modeling

understand Alexa.com, the lower the

blog appeal?

in LA, many of the girls I worked with

number, the better. Example: Google.com

That’s a difficult question to pinpoint.

would ask me for fashion advice or how

is #1 Globally and Nationally. These website

My analytics show 14-65 as my age

to put together different looks for events.

rankings speak volumes about my website’s

demographic, but judging from comments

I even helped some of them with their

success in just a year! My first ten second

and other analytical measures, the age

makeup. There were a few LA stylists who

fashion video (shot by my mom on her

range is really more like 21-50.

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Focus on the Phoenix Art Museum Spanish Colonial Art was introduced into the New World at the dawn of the colonial period in the Americas. Paintings and sculptures of religious iconography were imported by the thousands. These images were used as educational tools to convert indigenous peoples to Catholicism. As more of these pieces were in demand, transplanted European artists began overseeing workshops where local peoples were trained to provide product. As these newly created artists began to produce paintings and sculptures, their works began to be extremely different from the European pieces. Masterworks of Spanish Colonial Art from Phoenix Art Museum’s Collection demonstrates works from the eighteenth-century Hispanic Americas. These paintings plus retables which are small paintings on copper or tin are quite different from the European artworks. They are original in their political, social, religious and cultural themes.

Virgen de Guadalupe

The collection of Gerry S. Culpepper, who was a collector living in Brazil for two decades, plus a recent gift of colonial artwork from generous supporters Diane and Bruce Halle will be on exhibit through February 28, 2016. These Masterpieces of Spanish Colonial Art may be viewed in the Orme Lewis Gallery. Nine of the exhibited paintings were cleaned as the result of funds provided by Shawn and Joe Lampe. This is the first time these paintings have been on display. Additionally, seven community couples provided resources to have them framed. Along with the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe from Mexico, the majority of the works come from the eighteenth century Viceroyalty of Peru. Each image imparts the story of religious devotion. It is a blending of Old and New World interpretation of religious themes. Though heavily influenced by European artists, the artists of Colonial Latin America displayed their own visions through their personal art.

The Coronation of the Virgin

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The Masterpieces of Spanish Colonial Art will be on view September 5 – February 28 at the museum located at 1625 N. Central Ave. Call 602.257.1222 or visit www.phxart.org.


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The Palm Beach Story By Bill Dougherty There are no signs that say “Palm Beach Next Exit” or “Welcome to Palm Beach”. There are only 3 simple draw bridges that from West Palm Beach take you to a small barrier island just east of the intercostal city. On the east side of the island there is perhaps one of the most beautiful stretches of public beach flanked by inviting turquoise water. Yet there are no public restrooms or food concessions and few public parking spaces. And that’s precisely how the residents of this vastly wealthy small island wish to keep it. My first encounter with Palm Beach was in 1993 as a clothing buyer for the then recently relaunched and hugely successful Lilly Pulitzer line. I was infatuated with the small town the second I crossed the bridge from West Palm Beach. West Palm is considered the island’s warehouse, since limited goods and services are available on the island. Since my first visit, the island and its culture have greatly changed. At a cocktail party in 1993 at Lilly Pulitzer’s stunning estate, I was introduced to the likes of C.Z Guest, her daughter Cornelia and Molly Wilmont.

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But those famous names have almost disappeared from the island. And the days of the restricted Bath and Tennis Club and The Everglades seem to be eclipsed by Donald Trump’s Mar-A Lago Club, Club Colette and The Palm Beach Country Club, much to the horror of the dwindling town’s WASP population. Palm Beach may be experiencing a shift from vast industrial fortunes to Wolves of Wall Street, but it’s still one hell of a place with the best social season imaginable. Here are a few points of interest.

Where to stay: THE COLONY HOTEL This magnificent boutique hotel is located diagonally across the street from famed Worth Avenue. The proximity of the hotel makes walking almost anywhere on the island accessible. The property has just undergone a magnificent renovation by famed designers Carleton Varney and Brinsley Matthews. It may not be the largest hotel on the island, but none are more beautiful. The Polo Steaks & Seafood is still one of the best places in Palm Beach to be seen for lunch or dinner pool side. Shopping: WORTH AVENUE Forget Rodeo Drive, it’s just too Nuevo Reich. Worth Avenue is the real deal. The immaculate shopping street houses every high end label imaginable, art galleries, local shops plus an impressive Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. Don’t miss Via Mizner one the small court yards, just off the fabulous street. It was the original home of Lilly Pulitzer and several other posh boutiques that still remain.

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C. ORRICO Located just north of Worth Avenue on South County Road, Casey Orrico has cre-


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ated a splendid all things Palm Beach shopping experience. Although the store’s prevailing citrus hues inspired by Lilly Pulitzer which happens to be a large signature store within C. Orrico, there’s plenty more Palm Beach where that came from. The brilliant boutique houses the largest collection of women’s, men’s, children’s accessories and

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home furnishings on the island. It’s an absolute must for anyone wanting to fit in. Restaurants: TA-BOO Evidently Woolworth heiress Barbara Hutton appeared one morning for breakfast in the famed eatery hung over from an evening on the charity ball circuit. The bartender suggested a pick-me-up of tomato juice, vodka and spices and created the Bloody Mary. But that is just one antidote of the famed Worth Avenue restaurant. The menu and the people that dine there are all delicious! It’s been open and famous since 1941. CHARLEY’S CRAB PALM BEACH There’s not a better view on the island of the blue shades of the Atlantic than this place. Located on South Ocean Boulevard, this Palm Beach staple is famous for the very best seafood selections, excellent service and strong Martinis. It’s some of the very best Seafood on which you’ll ever dine. It’s too bad we only had two days on the island. We would have stopped by the Breakers Hotel, Café L’Europe and Trillion. We’ll save those places and others for our next visit. There’s nothing quite like Palm Beach. Unique in all the world. Once you visit it stays on your mind forever. It’s easy to get to. West Palm Beach International Airport is served by all major carries. But don’t visit in the summer. The town is quiet then and dreadfully humid. Drop by during the season, when champagne flows like water from a Canterra fountain and caviar is passed around like candy.

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‘Elvis and Ginger’ by Ginger Alden Reviewed by Bill Dougherty For more than 40 years little has been known about the short but complex relationship between Elvis Presley and Ginger Alden. Though countless books have been published on the king of rock and roll, little has been written about his final days. Enter Ginger Alden, the onetime beauty queen who falls madly in love with Elvis at first sight. She follows wife Priscilla, who maintains a fantastic relationship with her ex-husband and Linda Thompson, who found Elvis’s moods and surroundings too dark and gloomy to stay. Graceland is a place of Disney-like perfection. The estate purchased for Gladys and Vernon Presley is a gift from their son in 1956. Gladys and a top Memphis designer turn the house into a stunning

Vernon and Gladys Presley 1956

Elvis Presley and Ginger Alden, Honolulu 1976

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Graceland, Memphis 1977

masterpiece, but Elvis’s gift backfires. The Presley’s feel isolated in the stately mansion on the hill. Their friends seldom visit, too intimidated by all the Cadillacs and crystal chandeliers. Vernon Presley works 7 days a week for Elvis Presley Enterprises, while Gladys passes her time feeding the horses and drinking herself into oblivion. She dies of cirrhosis in 1958. The Presley family doctor spares Vernon and his only child the truth and tells the two Mrs. Presley died of heart failure. Her death and the still birth of his twin Jesse, haunt Elvis for the rest of his life. Ginger Alden is mystified by Graceland. Maids and servants arrive and depart behind the wheels of Eldorados and Continentals. Not a blade of grass goes unmowed nor a chip of paint untouched. On the ground floor the “new” Memphis Mafia

pass their time playing cards and smoking cigarettes. It appears to be a happy setting. Upstairs however things are grim. Since Vernon Presley’s heart attack, father and son have quit smoking. Elvis has managed to keep his habit a secret from his fans for more than 3 decades. The results for Vernon have been successful, for his son they are disastrous! Elvis has exchanged a 2-pack-a-day habit and a rail thin frame, for platters of lasagna, vast amounts of cheese burgers and mixing bowls full of ice cream. He continues to smoke cigars and teeters on 300 pounds. By this point he lives in fear of two soon to be published tell all books. The first by former Memphis Mafia bodyguards and the second by his much detested former stepmother Dee Presley. He is drug addicted and sun deprived, choosing to seldom leave the second floor of the mansion. This is a book everyone should read if interested in the subject of Elvis Presley. It is a tender portrayal of a young and innocent young lady unable to control the slow moving train wreck with which she has fallen in love. Ms. Alden offers few criticisms in the book. Elvis is kind and extremely generous to a fault to all who surround him, yet he too is extremely dissatisfied with the outcome of his life. We’ve waited more than 40 years for this book. Any Elvis fan will greatly enjoy it.


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Escape to San Juan By Bill Dougherty

Many people think of Puerto Rico as a foreign country. It’s not. It’s a US territory and one of the finest in the small collection we possess in that respect. Everyone is fluent in English and Spanish and the U.S. Dollar is the only currency accepted. Its beaches are among the most beautiful in all the world. It’s spotless. The roads and freeways are impeccable and the island is lush with tropical vegetation. Tax incentives have made it a focal point for US citizens wanting a second home. These incentives have also made it ripe for American chefs to relocate 5 star and Zagat award-winning restaurants to Old San Juan as well as the rest of the island. Where to stay: The Intercontinental San Juan is perhaps the best offering on the island. Centrally located, the property is just minutes from Old San Juan and all the water sports and tourist attractions imaginable. The hotel boasts 3 fantastic café/restaurants, a swinging Latin disco, a casino and enormous tropical swimming pool that winds its way toward the turquoise Atlantic just steps from the lobby.

Rent a car: Every major rental car company has a site on the island. Driving in Puerto Rico is a piece of cake. Honking is frowned upon and drivers are extremely courteous. Although the freeway signs are in Spanish, it’s still a breeze to drive there. There are tour buses that can take you to the island’s famed rain forest, but there’s no faster way to cut the drive time in a rental car. We recommend Thrifty because they are very inexpensive and they give you very nice large cars that are immaculate! Restaurants: Marmalade in Old San Juan is top 5. The culinary experiences mix European fusions with Caribbean flavors to create an amazing dining experience. Start with Escargot

Old San Juan

and White Bean soup. Then get the Lobster Risotto, Sea Bass and Popcorn Shrimp. Desert, order the Milk Chocolate Mousse, Salted Carmel Popcorn Cream Brule and the Butterscotch Bread Pudding. The restaurant also offers an extensive vegetarian menu. Chef/Owner Peter Schintler combines amazing fare with hip music and decor plus a beautiful wait staff and his lovely young daughter who visits with each table.

First Island Casino

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311 Trois Cent Onze in Old San Juan is top 5 too. French ambiance combined with island charm make this an essential stop for


Old San Juan Fortress

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French cuisine. Start with the French Onion Soup, the Quiche of the Day or the Mango Shrimp Salad. Then try the Shrimp Leek Ravioli, Seared Sea Scallops, Bouillabaisse and Caribbean Lobster Tail in Champagne Garlic Sauce. For dessert, don’t miss the Apple Tart, Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake and the Soufflé of the Day. Everything about this special place makes it one of the very best food experiences on the island.

Santaella Restaurant

Santaella, located in the more affluent Plaza del Mercado area of the island, is home to not only an excellent dining experience, but also one of the most beautiful settings. The restaurant is definitely a place to be seen. Packed with beautiful people amidst a tropical atrium with catchy lighting, you’ll want to drop in. Start with, the warm Brussel Sprout Salad. Then try the Lobster Mac & Cheese, it’s simply unbelievable and huge! Marmalade Restaurant

Order the Shrimp in Garlic Cream Sauce and the Filet Mignon. Then for dessert try the Nutella Sandwich and the Chocolate Sponge Cake. Jose Santaella was trained in Barcelona and opened this hip place just a while ago.

311 Trois Cent Onze lobster

It’s a long day to fly from Phoenix to San Juan, but it’s worth it. You won’t find more beautiful beaches or accommodations. The restaurants are marvelous! Some of the best in the world. Old San Juan is one of the most charming shopping, dining and residential districts imaginable. From the moment you arrive you feel as if you are in a faraway country, but you’re not and that’s what makes it so desirable. Put it this way. Puerto Rico has all the charm and nuances of Mexico without being Mexico.

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SOCIAL CIRCLE

Valley Youth Theatre

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Greg Gnepper and Christie Hammerle

THE VISION Producing Artistic Director Bobb Cooper continues to bring the arts to the Valley’s youth in his 17th year with the Valley Youth Theatre. The theatre continues to flourish under his vision.

SEASON OPENER Board members Sara Dial and Lisa Khan enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres to kick off Valley Youth Theatre’s 2015-2016 season. VYT’s first production showcases the musical “James and the Giant Peach.”

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DON’T MISS OUT Valley Youth Theatre will have five shows running from October to March. VYT has produced professional youth theatre for 27 seasons.

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Still haven’t found the perfect hair stylist in town? We have you covered. You will thank us after visiting Scotty Williamson, owner of The Fix on 3rd. He is a wizard with the scissors so don’t be surprised when you walk out feeling like a whole new person (in a good way). The salon’s unique vibe fits perfectly with Willliamson’s persona and offers everything from a cut and color to straightening treatments.

To Be Continued … A Consignment Boutique is the perfect place to find luxury goods you can’t get your hands on anywhere else in the Valley. Walk into the store on any given day and you might find a classic Chanel bag, a pair of show-stopping Christian Louboutins or the coveted Hermès Birkin. The Scottsdale store has been so successful owner Chrissy Sayare is expanding with a second location in Dallas – it opens in November.

The obsession with midcentury modern style is not ending anytime soon. Luckily for the Valley, we have the perfect place to shop for the interior design trend right here in Scottsdale. 2b Mod’s large selection of home furnishings is anything but ordinary. Shop eclectic pieces like one of our favorites, the Modfire Bonfire Outdoor Fireplace, or if you’re into more of a classic look, explore the store’s collection of timeless pieces.

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After walking into Beckett’s Table, you get the sense this could just be your basic local tavern. The Arcadia hotspot may have a simple look, however the food is far from ordinary. Chef Justin Beckett has partnered with local farmers to bring fresh and sustainable comfort food with a twist to the table. Make a reservation; your taste buds will thank you.

The art of crafting a cocktail has become just that, an art. If you’re searching for a true masterpiece, look no further than Bitter & Twisted, right in the heart of downtown Phoenix. Their book o’cocktails is full of drinks crafted with fresh fruit, herbs and more. Fun Fact: this cocktail lounge is housed in the same building as the former prohibition headquarters of Arizona. If that’s not enough incentive to visit, we don’t know what is.

Downtown Phoenix is having a major revival, and its places like Songbird Coffee and Tea House that are bringing people to the area. This quaint, local coffee shop is located in a historic 1904 house and has everything from delicious coffee drinks to melt-in-your mouth pastries. After grabbing a drink, you’ll want to stay for hours in the fun and eccentric atmosphere.

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Razz’s By Laurie Florence-Manucci

If you have not been to Chef Erasmo “Razz” Kamnitzer’s gem Razz’s, located at Scottsdale and Shea in Scottsdale, you are definitely missing the mark in gourmet cuisine. A native of Venezuela, Chef Razz is the seventh generation of chefs in his family. On our most recent visit we couldn’t help but notice that he has definitely not lost his touch as one of the best and most innovative chefs in the Valley, if not the country. He has a flair for original and creative dishes that only he can create. He is always behind the vibrant, open, interactive kitchen where you can also sit at the chef’s table and experience his culinary magic first hand. If you would like a dining experience that will leave you breathless, this is the place for you. The place has a great ambiance with artwork everywhere. The menu is constantly rotating but with some staples that he always seems to keep around. We started out with this amazing appetizer called the beggars pouch, consisting of scallops, lobster, shrimp, mixed vegetables and cheese in phyllo dough. It was delicious. For the special that evening

they had several different things including a pistachio crusted sea bass, but I simply cannot go to Razz’s and not order my favorite thing on the menu which is his classic Bouillabaisse (Razz’s style) shrimp, clams, mussels, fish and vegetables in spicy tomato broth. Heaven! The other entrée we ordered is another one of his specialties, the Grilled Rack of Lamb Chops. Cooked to perfection they were moist, succulent, and full of flavor with Tamarind and garlic marinade. You cannot go wrong with these! For dessert we had the chocolate crème brulè. Very decadent, creamy and full of chocolate flavor. Be sure to make a reservation as the tables are limited and he does close down for the summer months, but the food is stellar and is one of the best restaurants in all of the

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Phoenix area. This is a true owner-operated gem that cares, and this place reflects that. Thank you Razz, you ROCK! Razz’s Restaurant and Bar is located at 10315 North Scottsdale Road. For more info, call 480.905.1308 or visit website at www.razzsrestaurant.com.


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‘How Fathers Change Lives’ by Greg Hague Reviewed by Bill Dougherty

Once in a while you come across a book that finds a very special place in your heart. Local author Greg Hague has artfully assembled a fantastic reference book of heart-warming stories. It’s no secret that our fathers shape and guide our lives and Mr. Hague has done a remarkable job capturing tales, lessons and stories that fathers pass down to their children. In a hectic and fast-paced America where texting at the dinner table has become the excepted norm, this cleverly crafted book breaths a breath of fresh air into the American landscape. Rich with all types of life lessons and fireside tales, this book benefits any child or parent who reads it. Whether a child of any age young or old wants to admit it, fathers do change our lives. This beautifully crafted resource guide is a must have for any grown adult, teenager or parent who thinks they have all the answers.

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TRENDY READING

‘Life Above & Beyond The Rim’ by Joe Courtney Reviewed by Bill Dougherty When you meet Joe Courtney you know you’re in the presence of greatness. Not because he’s a bestselling author, architect and retired NBA player, but because he shines. For several decades Mr. Courtney studied the principles of power, self-confidence and breaking down barriers that help to shape everyday life. Mr. Courtney has compiled 10 basic principles to make you not only a financial success but also the steps to elevate you personally, something upon which few authors in his field touch. After finishing this quick and easy read, you are not only inspired but have a new outlook on the day to day commitments of life, its challenges and the empowerments of financial and personal success. The most important lesson for anyone reading this book is that many authors simply talk about breaking through barriers and achieving success. Joe Courtney is one of the few who has actually done it.

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‘Paris Lamb’ by Marcia Fine Reviewed by Bill Dougherty

Since we last caught up with famed and gifted author Marcia Fine, she has created yet another masterpiece. On the heels of Stressed in Scottsdale and the internationally critically acclaimed Paper Children, Marcia’s newest offering Paris Lamb is equally brilliant. When biblical archaeologist Michael Saunders returns from a Paris vacation to authenticate priceless artifacts, his world is rocked forever. The book follows a ripe cast of characters combined with international intrigue and romance through a maze of ever-changing situations and story lines. Anyone who has read Marcia Fine’s great works knows they are hard to put down. Paris Lamb is certainly not an exception. Ms. Fine has the unique ability to take you on a journey, much like another famed writer Irwin Shaw did. This is an exceptionally well-written novel that should find its way onto your night table immediately.

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PETS OF THE MONTH

Bo

It had been days since Bo had a meal, months since he was groomed and years since he had received medical care and Emergency Animal Medical Technicians rescued the young 3-year-old from cruelty and neglect. It took hours for medical staff to groom the matted Irish Wolfhound/Golden Retriever mix and afterwards, Bo went into surgery to have his wounds treated. After weeks of care, sweet Bo is now ready to start a new life with someone who will shower him with love. He’s a loyal and enduring dog who enjoys the simple things in life like a warm dog bed, belly rubs and a casual walk. Meet Bo at the Sunnyslope Campus located at 9226 N. 13th Avenue in Phoenix. His ­adoption fee is $110 and includes his medical treatment, neuter surgery and vaccines.

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Misty is a spunky and spontaneous Turkish Angora with a calico fur coat that’s just as ­ colorful as her personality. The curious 5-month-old enjoys pawing at the cursor on the computer screen, investigating open cabinets and empty boxes and serves as a great office assistant and handy paper weight (if you don’t mind occasional playful pawing when you move around papers). She’s shy around dogs but would love to have a feline roommate in her new home. Meet Misty at Campus for Compassion located at 1521 W. Dobbins Road in Phoenix. Her adoption fee is $100 and includes her spay surgery and first vaccine. For more information call 602-997-7585 and ask for animal ID number A519117. Bo and Misty may have been adopted by the time you visit the shelter but there are many other adoptable pets at the Arizona Humane Society who need a home. Visit azhumane.org to see them all.


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WEDDING BELLS

THE COUPLE Alexandra Allyce Caroline Hoskyns of Phoenix, Arizona Kevin Noble Rae of Aberdeen, Scotland MEET THE PARENTS Dr. Will and Susan Hoskyns of Phoenix, Arizona Mrs. Fiona Rae of Kingswells, Scotland and Mr. Gordon Rae of Aberdeen, Scotland THE FLOWERS Dolce Design Studio of Los Angeles (Owner Christina Whittle flew to Scotland to supervise the floral decorations for the whole castle, and had all the flowers flown in from Holland) SERVICE Reverend Andrew Hunter, Edinburgh, Scotland RECEPTION Wedderburn Castle, Duns, Scotland THE FASHION Bride – Custom silk lace gown and cathedral veil. Great, great grandmother’s white sapphire necklace. Groom – MacRae Hunter kilt. Entire formal wear including plaid (over the shoulder fabric) is the groom’s personal attire. Tiffany cufflinks and studs. Mother of the Bride – Christian Dior Couture Paris suit, Phillip Treacy Hat and Escada Couture gown. Father of the Bride – Ermenegildo Zegna for Bergdorf Custom formal tails. Favourbrook waistcoat. Victorian beaver top hat. HAIR Carsten of Carsten Salon, Phoenix, Arizona THE PHOTOGRAPHER S D Photography of Edinburgh, Scotland FOLLOWING THE CEREMONY Champagne Reception, followed by formal dinner and Ball with traditional caleigh reels and ballroom dancing. SOMETHING DIFFERENT % Met though friends four years ago in Aberdeen because of their mutual passion for american football. They are executives in the Oil and Gas Industry in Scotland and will relocate to Houston, Texas in Spring 2016.

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