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John Amory By Bill Dougherty

As we were all suffering through the long, hot summer, we learned of the death of John Amory. There are few, if any, Arizona mavericks who remain. John was certainly one of the greatest and a fine man. Like everyone else, I was intimidated the first time I met John Amory in the early 1970s. John and his beautiful and very witty wife Marcie were highflyers on the society and cocktail party circuit. Their opulent and magnificently designed Paradise Valley home seemed the cultural epicenter for almost everything. I still credit the Amorys for introducing me to some of the greatest people in this Valley. Marcie and John were extraordinary entertainers and they had the ability to make even strangers feel welcome at their countless parties and fundraisers. My wife Beth and Mary Ellen McKee famously brokered a deal in the Amory’s living room at one of the couple’s famed Derby Day parties. Their idea would breathe new life into the Heard Museum gala. Moondance as it is now called, became the focus of the ladies that spring afternoon and continues to amaze and dazzle two decades later. To list John Amory’s accomplishments would take more ink than we can possibly supply. Following his education at Harvard, John became a decorated Army Veteran and served his country at posts in Europe and the United States. He was perhaps the single most successful senior vice president in the history of CBRE and was an absolute visionary in the field of commercial real estate. He even continued to commute to his office long after the Amorys relocated to Wickenburg. John established the hugely successful Los Caballeros de la Margareta trail ride which benefited the Wendy Paine O’Brian Treatment Center. The trail ride became so successful that it was awarded the Spirit of Philanthropy Award from the Arizona Fundraising Professionals. John was the president of the Scottsdale Mounted Sheriff’s Posse, the Emeritus Presi­dent of Ducks Unlimited and was instrumental in establishing the Verde Vaqueros trail ride which benefited Boys and Girls Club of Greater Scottsdale. John loved Arizona and was intent of preserving our magnificent state. He accomplished tremendous things when he was elected to the Paradise Valley Town Council from 1992-1996. Many of the things John implemented such as speed limit reductions, photo radar, land and plot conservation and vast beautification projects are still in effect today. Perhaps my fondest memory of John Amory was from 1987. Marcie was the chair of the prestigious Florence Crittenton black-tie ball. At the time, the charity still had an evening event and it was one of the most sought-after invitations in the social community. That night I attended the Ball as Barbara Brophy’s escort. We were fortunate enough to be the Amory’s table guest. I spent the entire night sitting at the table chain-smoking. I remember John kept looking at me across the table nodding his head in disgust. He finally said at the end of the evening “you need to quit smoking Billy.” John Amory was one of the finest people I have known. He was a great American!



Remembering John Amory


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Remembering Julie Hopper


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Earl Petznick By Bill Dougherty

The close of summer brought us the passing of yet another iconic Phoenician, Earl Petznick. Considered one of the true Valley empire builders, Earl was a man among men. For anyone fortunate enough to know Pat and Earl Petznick or any of their family members, they should consider themselves lucky. For the last several decades the Petznick name was lent to countless charities and livestock associations and always in a hugely positive light. Earl, together with his beautiful wife Pat and her stunning sister Beverly, turned everything they touched to gold and became tremendous philanthropists. Perhaps Earl is most closely associated with Fresh Start Women’s Foundation, Barrow Neurological Institute and St. Joseph’s Hospital, organizations he helped build into incredible resources that have done some much to enrich the lives of so many Earl Petznick was also a shrewd and extremely well-respected businessman. With the help of his family, he was able to turn their business into an empire. His acquisition of Sunland Beef Company would prove serendipitous and is considered one of the greatest company turnarounds in the history of Arizona. His vast leadership skills helped in the purchase of three additional feed lots that had been the backbone of the family business. His decision to purchase John Wayne’s Red River Cattle Company would prove yet another crowning achievement in the vast and respected cattle and feed family business. Earl also served two terms as the president of the Arizona State Fair Board of Directors after being elected to the prestigious organization by Governor Jane Dee Hall. He was also the president of the Arizona Cattle Feeders Association. In 2009 Earl was inducted into the Arizona Farming & Ranching Hall of Fame. Earl Petznick was never a man to draw attention to himself. He preferred others to take the spotlight and worked quietly and diligently to get the job done. He was an honored and tremendously respected businessman. I was always touched that anything involving Earl always included his wife, her sister, his sons and daughters-in-law too. The Petznick’ s were truly a family affair. Earl traveled the world with his wife, children and friends. Always in search of the perfect catch, he loved to fish the waters of Mexico and the Pacific and was a huge history buff. Earl Petznick was an amazing father and husband, a fine businessman and a marvelous philanthropist. He will be missed.


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Julie Hopper By Bill Dougherty

Just as we were about to close the first issue of the social season, we learned of the death of 1990 Trendsetter Julie hopper. A fixture of the fashion and social scene for more than 55 years, Julie was iconic and one of the nicest people in the world. Patsy Lowry first introduced me to Julie in the early 1990s in the Lowry’s kitchen, which has been a cultural epicenter for most new friendships for decades. My first thought was that Julie resembled the actress Donna Mills when she stared on television’s Knotts Landing. She was stunningly beautiful and had the most infectious smile of any socialite I have met. Several years later when I joined the staff of Trends in 1994, I remember Julie was everywhere! Every time I went out on an assignment Julie was at the check in desk welcoming merrymakers with that dynamite smile and vivacious personality. Julie had a marvelous gift. She could talk to anyone. This is not always the case in the social swim. Harriet Friedland recollected her first encounter with Julie in the early 1970s. She had spent the day moving into her new home in a t-shirt and jeans. Her neighbor wanted her to meet their daughter. Harriet arrived for cocktails and was greeted at the door by Julie in a stunning Alfredo’s Wife patio dress. She was mesmerized. In 1992 when I was crashing in Diane and Jim Wootton’s guest house, the Wootton’s attended the Phoenix Symphony ball. They returned from the glamorous night only to tell me that they

and perhaps turn it into something for everyone. She referenced the

had been fortunate enough to sit with Julie and Dennis Hopper.

fine French post-war publication of the 1950s and ‘60s, Réalités. The

They were both on cloud nine! Julie had spent the evening talking

publication became hugely successful for its showcases of art, society,

to Jim about his hugely successful medical practice. She then turned

food and fashion. I knew the publication well as my parents had been

her attention to Diane’s boutique Arrival, where Julie had shopped

avid subscribers. I took her suggestion to heart and made the changes

numerous times. She had the ability to make you feel like you were

our readers see today. Twenty years later, I still have that note.

the most important person in the room. Everybody had a Julie story. She touched everyone she met.

Julie was a loving wife and mother. A brilliant woman, a fashion icon and a steadfast philanthropist. For decades she lent her name

So many people remember Julie’s elegant greeting cards, always per-

to almost everything imaginable. The Phoenix Art Museum, The

fect with the most beautiful cursive writing imaginable. Gifts from her

Heard Museum, Barrow Women’s Board, the Phoenix Heart Ball, the

were always beautifully wrapped with bows and tissue extraordinaire

Phoenix Symphony and the Arizona Opera where just a few of her

and perfect. I happened to be the recipient of one of those elegant

favorite things. She did so much to make our Valley a better place for

cards back in 2000 when I purchased Trends. The Julie Hopper card

so many and it was done with style, grace and class. In the end Julie

I received was handwritten in her magnificent script and the paper

fought a long and quiet battle with cancer, something that would

and envelope were the finest The Paper Place had to offer. In the note

sadly claim her life. But we must remember, heaven just inherited one

Julie congratulated me in my ascension from reporter to publisher.

of its most beautiful and caring angels imaginable. To know her was

She told me that she hoped I would make Trends my own publication

to love her. Julie Hopper will be greatly missed.


LA DOLCE VITA The Season October to May By Bill Dougherty Welcome back! We would normally say we hope you had a great summer, but given the current situation we are all in, perhaps its better just to say hello! You get the picture? Anyway, the current status of the world has given us at Trends the opportunity to reinvent the creative wheel. Remember if you do not change, you are not going to make it to the finish a winner. The Phoenix Art Museum has made a lot of changes again and this time in a very positive and good way. Since the arrival of Tim Rogers last spring, fine things are happening. Unfortunately, Mr. Rogers has been given the task of unraveling a large ball of complicated and sometimes angry ball of yarn. But who better to do this than this fine gentleman? He has the personality that lacked in the previous leadership role and the talent to return even the most disillusioned doner to the museum. The other afternoon, my wife and I had the pleasure of dining with Mr. Rogers and Nicole Rivet, the museum’s savvy chief development officer. We spent the afternoon sipping iced tea and talking about all the fine things the two and their staff have planned for the stately museum. Stay tuned, there is always more… People are talking about Lisa Williams. The ethereal and extremely educated nurse practitioner has just introduced CoolTone to her impressive knife-free skin enhancers at Ultra Smooth Skin. It’s no secret that Ms. Williams is a huge supporter of this publication.

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Pia Camil, Espectacular (telón) (Spectacular [Curtain]), 2013. Hand dyed and stitched canvas. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Nicholas Pardon. Image courtesy of Nicholas Pardon.

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Horacio Zabala, Hipótesis para una ecuación (amarillo, azul, marrón, verde, rojo) (Hypothesis for an Equation [Yellow, Blue, Brown, Green, and Red]), 2012. Acrylic on canvas, enamel on wood. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Nicholas Pardon. Image courtesy of Nicholas Pardon.

Marta Chilindrón, Nine Triangles, 2009. Black, white and transparent acrylic with hinges. Collection of Phoenix Art Museum, Gift of Nicholas Pardon. Image courtesy of Nicholas Pardon.


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Mary Bishop Perret Jazz Education Fund At The Nash By Jana Bommersbach She was a rodeo star, a Hollywood stunt

There couldn’t be a more perfect focus in a

woman, a high school teacher, a jazz club

more perfect place to honor this special lady.

owner and creator of the Roots of Jazz series.

Here’s betting there’re future jazz stars in the kids taking classes at The Nash. They just got

Mary Bishop Perret was all that in her eight

help from the Mary Bishop Perret Jazz Edu-

decades, but mostly she was a woman en-

cation Fund that will support these programs:

thralled with jazz – she not only loved the music, but loved nurturing young musicians.

• Phoenix Jazz Girls Rising, open to girls 10 -17 who want to learn the basic skills

Mary passed away last summer, but her leg-

of jazz, while building their self esteem

acy will live on with the Mary Bishop Perret

and confidence in what has traditionally

Jazz Education Fund at the Nash, supporting

been a male-dominated art form. The

three youth programs at Phoenix’ reigning

term ends with a concert for family

Jazz Club in downtown Phoenix. The club

and friends.

is named after legendary drummer Lewis Nash, one of the kids Mary fostered decades ago when she ran the legendary Century Sky Room on Washington Street. Lewis was still a teenager when Mary gave him his first gigs

• Nash Future Workshop is open to 10-17 year-old novices who want to learn the language of jazz. • The Nash Legacy Ensemble brings

in the late 1970s and they remained lifelong

a dozen high school musicians from


around the Valley into classes to explore jazz styles, composition, arranging and improvisation. Their small jazz ensemble is led by Mike Kocour, director of Jazz Studies at ASU and Eric Rasmussen, director of Instrumental Music at Scottsdale Community College. They perform and create a CD.

counter was, “I saw this pathetic white girl sitting alone ...” We shared a half century of laughs and tears. When she married the love of her life, Denis Perret, she asked me and her cousin to be bridesmaids – and outfitted us with fabulous embroidered dresses from Morocco. When I had a knee replacement, she spent a week being my nurse. We knew each other’s deepest secrets. Along with others – her daughter, Molly;


Sharon McElroy, Carmela Ramirez, Z Joyce


McCollum, Cheryl Lambert and Joel Robin

Mary Bishop Perret was my friend for 50 years.

Goldenthal – we created this new scholar-

I met her at the Century Sky Room – the

ship fund in her honor.

‘black and tan’ club that ruled Phoenix’ jazz scene from 1961-82.

I know my precious friend would be pleased.

I’d just moved here to work for The Arizona Republic when I went to the club in the mid-70s. I bought a drink and sat alone for a couple minutes before this flamboyant knockout of a woman came over and introduced herself. Mary’s memory of this en-


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Presenting the VMLC Heroes Patriotic Luncheon How has being a Marine influenced your life and the way you manage your company? Two of the Corps most prominent credos are Always Faithful and Adapt and Overcome. Through the nearly 20 years since founding the company we have had many challenging times, but I have never lost faith in our vision and mission. For the second year in a row you are the Presenting Sponsor for the VMLC Heroes Patriotic Luncheon. Why do you lend your support to this organization? Part of my motivation for founding GlobalMed was to help all veterans receive access to quality care. I saw the challenges firsthand with my father, a U.S. Army veteran of both World War II and the Korean War. Losing much of his hearing in the wars, his retirement years included monthly visits to audiology specialists. He lived less than a mile from a VA hospital, but it had no audiologist – so he had to wake up at 5:30 a.m., drive to the VA bus stop and ride two hours to his appointment. After he was seen, he’d wait the rest of the day for the 85-mile bus ride home. I wanted to change that – for my father and every other veteran who waits too long and travels too far for care. What would readers be most surprised to learn about you? If the reader doesn’t know me, they would learn that I am a person of strong faith and that I am the most blessed man with my wife Shannon and my boys. What do you like to do when you are not running GlobalMed? Spending time with Shannon and our three awesome boys: RV’ing, boating, skiing, shooting or just playing board games. Whatever it is…doing it with the people I love. Tell us about being an Honorary Commander at Luke Air Force Base. It is difficult to put into words how proud I am of the men and women who serve this great nation. At Luke, you have some of the brightest and most dedicated regular and active reserve airman in our country. These people rock! What Veteran would you like to spend an evening with over dinner? Some time ago at Luke AFB, I heard Naval Captain Charlie Plumb speak. Profound! During his 75th fighter mission in Vietnam he was shot down, only 5 days before he was to return home to the states. He may be speaking at this year’s VMLC event.


I know you have Veterans working for you – what do they bring to the table? The more than 10% of our employees are Veterans who enter the workforce with proven skills in real-world situations. They lead by example, take direction and delegate as a team. Veterans were taught to manage behaviors in the most trying of circumstances and tend to perform well under pressure. We have also found they bring with them technology skills, integrity and personal maturity. How has the Pandemic impacted your day to day operations? As essential workers deploying systems and technology for virtual care delivery, we have worked hard to keep momentum when much of the community around us was on lock down. We have since seen a partial return to the office where many are working a hybrid of remote and on-site with safety protocols in place. As challenging and tragic as the pandemic has been for many, one silver lining is that more people than ever before are considering or adopting virtual care solutions.


Board of Visitors Care Card Program Kicking off its 21st year, The Board of Visitors Care Card Program, Arizona’s largest retail fundraiser, has contributed more than $3.7 million to seven local charities to improve the health of thousands in need. What is the history of the Care Card charity shopping program? In the Fall of 1999, three friends and members of The Board of Visitors took a trip to Dallas to research a shopping event fundraiser. After a two-day whirlwind of shopping and dining at 20% off for charity they knew they needed to bring this fundraiser to the Phoenix area. The Board of Visitors membership stepped up mightily with their time, talent, and treasure. Through an exclusive partnership with Westcor’s Scottsdale Fashion Square, Care Card’s inaugural fund­ rais­ing program was launched in less than a year. Westcor (now Macerich) added Biltmore Fashion Park the second year. The local community was eager to show its support of this new fundraiser through sponsorship. Kitchell Corporation, SRP and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona were sponsors for Care Card’s very first year and have stayed committed funders for over 20 years.

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As the Valley grew, so did Care Card. The program expanded to include participating retailers and restaurants located at Kierland Commons, Scottsdale Quarter, Chandler Fashion Center and many other shopping destinations across the Valley. These generous businesses offer a 20% discount for 10 days each October to thousands of shoppers who purchase a Care Card to support charity. Today, the hundreds of program participants remain committed to helping The Board of Visitors raise money to serve the healthcare needs of women, children and the elderly. Foundation for Blind Children teacher and students

The Board of Visitors Care Card proudly partnered with Junior League of Phoenix for seven years to raise funds to help build Ryan House, a world class respite and hospice home for children and their families. Other outstanding Care Card grant recipients include Fresh Start, UMOM New Day Centers, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, SARRC, Sojourner Center and, this year’s grant recipient, Foundation for Blind Children.

transition all Care Card booklets to eCards, which allows shoppers and participating retailers and restaurants to safely follow the CDC health guidelines. eCards are electronic and can be viewed on mobile devices or printed at home. As the retail industry continues to innovate with touchless payments, it makes great sense for Care Card to follow this trend.

Foundation for Blind Children is a nationally recognized Phoenix community nonprofit that strives to provide education, tools and services that enable all persons with vision loss to achieve greater independence. Care Card net proceeds give visually impaired kids the opportunity to live in a world where vision loss is a diagnosis, not a disability.

The Board of Visitors, along with our Care Card sponsors, participating retailers and restaurant partners, are excited to kick off the 2020 Care Card program with the tagline SHOP-SAVE-GIVE-SAFELY. Shoppers will be thrilled to see many familiar names and some exciting NEW stores and restaurants this year. We are especially grateful to all involved in this year’s program.

How will this year be different during the COVID-19 pandemic? The 2020 Care Card Chairs, Liz Frakes and Katie Hendricks, have turned a major challenge into an opportunity. They decided to

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Purposeful Repurpose By Christopher Coffin Downsizing could have seemed daunting for the Paradise Valley homeowners who made the decision that it was time to scale back in a major way. They wanted to move their main residence to another state and still keep a smaller home in Arizona. The challenge was making a move from a 8,000 sq. ft. sprawling estate, into a newly purchased 2,240 sq. ft. Scottsdale townhome. Their estate was filled with lovely furnishings, cherished antiques, elegant custom draperies and there was even a stunning Baccarat fine crystal light fixture crowning their dining room table. They didn’t want to buy new items for the town home, as they wanted to keep the furnishings they already loved.

Less Can Be More I assisted my clients in avoiding major anxiety overload by explaining: “Let’s pick your favorite things and run with it!” “As people are getting older and selling these big homes, they panic because they have so many things in the home they like and wonder, how am I going to make this work?” said Christopher Coffin. “In this case, the clients were fine with omitting some items and we had fun selecting new rooms for the pieces they most wanted to keep.” I pulled their best furniture, favorite works of art and special accessories, and they did some fabric shopping together. Then, they left the magic of the transformation entirely in my hands. Restoration and Renovation The townhome, built in 1979, is in an upscale community in McCormick Ranch and has many special design features. But over the years, it had taken on a dreary feeling, in part because some of the charming original architectural details, had been covered up or removed. After the eight-month renovation process, the home was restored to its original glory and ready for the installation process. We transformed every room and created a small “jewel box” for them that the homeowners are absolutely thrilled with.

“Having a bad hair day is what I call this light fixture!” says Coffin. The light adds modern whimsy and is one of the few new items he purchased. In this inviting robin’s-egg-blue room, there is one of the most interesting pieces to be given a different function. It’s is the dining room table which features a leather inset top and used to be utilized as a desk in the previous home. We kept six of their original dining room chairs and sold the rest.


Timeless Pieces It was helpful that I did my clients original estate, as “Good design is timeless, so when you buy good things, they last and never seem dated,” states Coffin. Now, some of the master bedroom furnishings have become the new seating area for the living room. The homeowner’s office desk is the new breakfast room table along with the wonderful landscape paintings that were in the living room and now also adorn that space. And the Baccarat chandelier? It is likely the first thing that will catch your eye when you walk into their townhome. It’s now glistening above the living room and casting a glow on the downsized dwelling where the couple will make new memories with the items they’ve cherished for many years.

Clerestory windows cast light from above into a lovely living room. The furnishings came from the homeowner’s previous master bedroom sitting room. The remodel of the townhome included removing sheet rock panels that hid the terrific beams of the ceiling which have now been restored. French Oak flooring replaced the carpeting that used to be in this room. The mirror above the fireplace used to be above the desk of the lady of the house.

Beautiful draperies of green & off white enliven this space that used to be a drab-looking office. Coffin pulled furniture from various guest rooms in the previous home and created an intimate “morning room” where they now enjoy their coffee and newspaper to start their day. He mixed patterns here and added a touch of class with a Louis Vuitton trunk turned into a coffee table.

What can you do with a master bedroom armoire that is no longer needed? How about making it fun bar! The armoire used to hold a television set but with the addition of a marble shelf and some great accessories, it has a new purpose. The beautiful botanical prints used to be in the master bathroom but blend in perfectly surrounding the armoire.

Coffin kept the exquisite draperies from the homeowner’s former master suite because they matched the bedding. Because this room is significantly smaller than their former bedroom, he mirrored the back wall to give it a more spacious feeling. Adding a dressy touch, the walls are upholstered in a beautiful shade of dark aqua/jade velvet material. The great ceiling beams in this room were previously covered with sheet rock slabs.



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Ball gowns courtesy of Danese Creations, Phoenix. Fine Jewelry and Rolex Watches courtesy of Robert C. Wesley Jewelers, Scottsdale. Hair and make-up Karen Hall, Phoenix.


Photography Scott Foust Studios, Scottsdale


Ball gowns courtesy of Danese Creations, Phoenix. Fine Jewelry and Rolex Watches courtesy of Robert C. Wesley Jewelers, Scottsdale. Hair and make-up Karen Hall, Phoenix. Photography Scott Foust Studios, Scottsdale



Rescues from the Sky By y W. Lee Fanning MD FACP (Lee Walters MD (pseudonym)

Why did you decide to become a physician? As a sickly child growing up in rural North Carolina with bad asthma, I was impressed with the general practice doctor who made house calls to give me epinephrine shots to break my asthma/ allergy cycle. I was also influenced to become an infectious disease doctor because my father’s parents died of tuberculosis and a bacterial infection. No antibiotics were available at that time. Although deep in my mind I was interested in being a physician, I hid my desire from my family because I had an inferiority complex due to my illness and my small stature at the time. Why did you choose the US Coast Guard over other branches of military service? I wanted to go into the Indian Health Service after my training, but Vietnam came along with the draft of physicians in 1971 drying up those positions. The Public Health Service offered me a hazardous duty station as a flight surgeon. I learned quickly what the definition of hazardous duty really was, and the book entails my steep learning curve with seriously injured people and rescues in horrid weather conditions. Describe your first day in the US Coast Guard? After completing my internship at the University of Virginia, I arrived as a cocky know-it-all physician. As I walked into the bar in the BOQ (Bachelors Officers Quarters), a gong went off alerting an expected crash landing of a loaded 747. Someone was yelling, “Is the new Doc here?” I shyly raised my hand and suddenly the corpsman was giving me a flight suit, boots, fire retardant gloves, a bright orange and white Coast Guard helmet that was two sizes too big. My next surprise was being told that I was the triage physician delegated to handle the situation. Here is a green behind-the-ears flight surgeon in charge of assessing the injured and treating them. Did you have any fears regarding water, flying or heights when you became an officer in the Coast Guard? As a teenager I had terrible acrophobia. This disability did not transfer well to being a flight surgeon who had to be lowered from a hovering Coast Guard helicopter while dangling from a cable a hundred feet in the air. There were times that I could not take the step out of the door of the helicopter in the hoist collar or rescue basket to go down to a ship, canyon, mountain or yes even a Russian submarine to do a medical rescue. You will have to read the book to find out if I overcame this terrible fear of heights. What would you describe as your biggest obstacle in the US Coast Guard? For me, it was being in the military. I had to learn how to put on a uniform, salute, know when to wear my hat, know who outranked me


(almost everyone) and learn discipline. The reason I became more military was the teamwork I saw in the Coast Guard officers and crewman because their job was to save lives and you could only do that with teamwork. If you don’t follow orders, someone might suffer or die because you were not working with the team. The motto of the Coast Guard is Semper Paratus (always ready) and you had to be prepped and ready to save lives 24/7. Do you have a memorable experience that you would like to share? July 6, 1972 I was in the BOQ. I was meeting a pilot to discuss a new rescue basket that we wanted to research. A radio to the tower suddenly could be heard to say – “Tower to PSA 737, repeat you are being hijacked?” The answer was “Roger we are being hijacked by two men with guns who are demanding $800,000 in one-hundreddollar bills and a flight to Siberia, Over.” The next thing I know is my corpsman is there with my gear and we run to Coast Guard helicopter 1409. The rest of the day we dealt with a shoot-out between the FBI and the two Bulgarian hijackers. Let me just say, I learned a lot about bad people and how greed can lead to death and mayhem. Why did you decide to write a book? I wanted to write a book at the end of my 2 years working for USCG Air Station San Francisco, because it was my path from being an immature intern fresh off the presses, to a mature man and physician. I learned more in those two years than I did in my residency and came out of it with a self confidence that carried on into my life as an infectious disease specialist. I just didn’t realize I wouldn’t have time to get to it for 4 1/2 decades. Well, it’s here now!

What 7 people living, or dead would you invite to your dinner party? 1. My father Walter L. Fanning, Sr. who was my best friend and advisor and a wonderful dad. My Dad’s three tenets of life were: Never tell a lie, Never betray a confidence and Never burn a bridge.

7. My four daughters and Claudia, my wife – I would like to be with them all together without masks or 6 feet of separation. 2020 will go down in history alongside the Spanish flu in 1916-1918, Bubonic plague in the middle ages and the AIDS pandemic from 1980 to the present.

2. My grandfather, Zeno Wall, who was a Baptist minister with a wicked sense of humor. My grandfather taught me patience (of which I had none), sincerity and honesty. 3. Jonas Salk who came up with a polio vaccine. I would ask him about his thoughts on the COVID pandemic and get his advice on how to combat it. 4. Fred Yerger MD, my infectious disease associate for 20 years in Scottsdale whom we lost to leukemia. He and I practiced ID in a shadow together because we both knew what the other one would do with a case 99% of the time. My time with him was a true friendly professional relationship. My practice was never the same after losing Fred. God bless him. 5. The young female (who will remain nameless) who came to me in the mid 80’s with AIDS and I had no effective therapy for her. Those who still get HIV get one pill a day to stay out of the hospital. May the same thing happen with the coronavirus pandemic. 6. Tony Fauci MD, the Director of the NIH Branch of Infectious Disease and Immunology who led the charge for a treatment for AIDS in the 80’s and is the spokesman for the NIH for the COVID 19 pandemic. I would like to discuss the last 50 years of his career with him.



Taste the South of France The new luxury wing of Scottsdale Fashion Square now hosts a bountiful amount of fine restaurants. Francine pays homage to the restaurant owner Laurent Halasz’s mother and is named after her. This is the latest hot spot to join the posh crowd. Chef Brian Archibald heads up this fine eatery – you will be very impressed. The Verve All this place is missing are Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart. This breezy 1940s retro feel easily transfers you to a time of civility, style and film noir. Wicker chairs, fine marble tables, elegant private booths and nooks throughout the opulent and welldesigned establishment are simply stunning. The cocktail bar alone is worth the trip. Hors d’ Oeuvres We highly recommend the crispy calamari, flakey and very well presented. The zucchini lemon aioli dipping sauce is fantastic too. We loved the grilled octopus. This appetizer is served with a fine chorizo verde, frisee. Soup and Salad Try the corn soup. This is lovely, lightly seasoned and not too sweet. The quinoa salad is the bomb! Filled with generous amounts of lentils, cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, and sweet potatoes, it is topped with a fantastic sesame dressing. This salad is a must! There are countless other excellent soups and salads, but these were among our favorites. Mains The crab ravioli is perhaps one of the very best in the Valley. It is light and fluffy and packed with tasty crab meat and served a ricotta citrus


saffron. Traditional steak frites are a must. The steak is seasoned to perfection and the authentic French fries are mind-blowing. The salmon carpaccio is another great recommendation. The portion is generous, and the salmon is prepared in a citrus picholine olive medley. Do not forget the mussels in white wine either. You will feel the tastes of Nice, St. Tropez and Monte Carlo the second you dive in. Afterwards The apple tart with house-made vanilla ice cream is great. Then again so is the chocolate pot de crème. One is light and one is heavy, and both are delectable. Make sure you save room for a cup of French press coffee too.

Brunch In the ongoing trend of Sunday Brunch, Francine is right in line with the hot fad. The ricotta lemon pancake is huge! This dish offers unique lemon flavors and it’s light and fluffy, too. The French toast is to die for! This is perhaps the very best of the brunch offerings. It’s made with focaccia bread and covered in butter and extraordinary maple syrup. Eggs Florentine are yet another delicious offering and not easily found in the Valley either. Order a generous pour of prosecco or a bloody mary. The presentation of the mixed drinks and signature cocktails is beautiful, unique and not overdone. Since the restaurant is French, they do not lack in a massive selection of European and domestic fine wines as well. Francine 4710 N. Goldwater Boulevard • Scottsdale, AZ 85251 Tel: 480.690.6180 • Website:


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An Absolute Must Formerly The Covenant, located on the northwest corner of Tatum and Shea, PV Pie and Wine is a pleasant, hip and affordable delight. The Verve The restaurant is done in several shades of blue, brown and yellow. The loft setting features an open kitchen and plenty of snake plants that transform diners to the South of France or a swank Rome pizzeria. This place has a great verve, lots of cozy booths, tables and the service is excellent! Starters Our server suggested some fabulous starters before we dove into the main entrees. The ceviche is the bomb! This Peruvian dish can often taste like biting into the side of a dock. This offering was fantastic and not fishy at all. The chef seasons the South American favorite with just the right amount of spice and citrus. We strongly suggest this. Next up came the calamari. Calamari is often tricky too. Many establishments serve a typical dry and flaky batter that falls off the squid when you pick it up. This was surprisingly well battered and delicious to the taste. The Fresno chilies used to season the accompanying dip were sensational too. Ranch dressing had a great and mildly spicy twist. Mains Since PV Pies and Wine is a pizza joint, we dove right in with two fantastic pies. The white pizza or “Trust Us,” as they like to call it, is a must. The balance of several light cheeses, caramelized red onions, mushrooms and spinach was terrific. The wood-fired offering was light and balanced. The crunch in the crust was to die for! Next came “My Margherita,” a traditional pizza margarita that did not disappoint either. This pie was drenched in spicy red sauce, mozzarella, basil and


heirloom tomatoes. We could not decide which pie we liked better, so we gave them both a 10! Dessert While we really did not plan on any dessert, given the vast and appetizing food we had just eaten, we did save room for a tremendous cheesecake and a smashing flourless chocolate cake with an impressive berry compote. Again, the jury is still out on which of the two

amazing confections was better. We could not choose one or the other. Again, a perfect 10! Sunday Brunch We were so impressed with this establishment, that we decided to return for Sunday Brunch. And since Brunch has become so hip, what better place to test it. We suggest a Bloody Mary to start. They are flavorful and generously complimented with lots of fine vodka. The restaurant’s master mixologist Brett Giroux will see that you are well taken care of with fine wines and afternoon cocktails that will not disappoint. The Smoked Salmon Brunch Pizza was our first offering and it was fantastic! The salmon, like the ceviche, did not taste like dock water either. The baby greens and red onions round out this excellent treat. Crabby Benny is Chef James Moran’s take on traditional eggs Benedict. Everything works in this great brunch staple. The English muffin is substituted with a crunchy focaccia bread and the crab, spinach and Old Bay-seasoned hollandaise sauce are all great too. Tatum Avocado Toast serves as the perfect side to a lazy afternoon bill of fare. It’s a fresh dish served with two poached eggs and a multigrain toast that seems straight out of the baker’s oven. The soft music, excellent ambiance and professional staff make PV Pie and Wine a great go to for brunch. The entrees are creative, well portioned and delicious. Wines and Specials We both selected Zonin prosecco at lunch and again at brunch. The pour on the glass was nearly to the rim and it tasted divine! The restaurant offers a fine selection of wines by the bottle and glass, craft and bottle beers from around the world and hand-crafted local cocktails. There is also a host of daily wine and food packages. PV Pie and Wine 4740 E. Shea Blvd, #102 • Phoenix, AZ 85028 Tel. (602) 595-7440 •



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Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret By Craig Brown You probably won’t like Princess Margaret any more than you did before you finish this fantastic piece. Unfortunately, the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth is perhaps more a victim of timing than anything else. Born into royalty without much purpose, she would become the Prince Harry of her day. She was more beautiful than her elder sister as well as more mischievous and far quicker at wit and style. Princess Margaret did a splendid job fulfilling her royal duties. There is no question about it. However, her personal life often resembled Elizabeth Taylor’s mixed with a little bit of Cristina Onassis. She could be demanding, horridly selfish and completely self-absorbed. But on the other hand, she was stunningly beautiful, rakish in style and ran with the jet-set in the 1960s. Together with her dashing then husband Antony Armstrong-Jones, later the Earl of Snowdon, the two became the first true celebrity royals. But all this came to a crashing halt with the arrival of Princess Diana in 1981. The Princess of Wales would have a far more common touch with everyday life, her hands-on parenting skills and unlimited access to the rich and famous for civic and charitable works. This far out-weighted Princesses Margaret’s connections with The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and swinging 60s London. Craig Brown has amassed a fine collection of historical and sometimes fictional glimpses of one of the most popular and colorful members of the royal family. Time may have moved on since her passing, but there will never be another Princess Margaret. A wickedly and divine book!



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