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Charity Spotlight: Stars & Strips


2011 Heart Ball Executive Committee

34 Desert Saddlebags: 50 Years of Riding Arizona’s Trails 35 Photos at the MIM: Antique Instruments and Their Players 40 Scylvia Danese: 40 Years on Top of the Valley Clothing Business 48

Charity Spotlight: Authors’ Luncheon


Charity Spotlight: TGen

SOCIETY 23 Derby Day Sharon Shuster and Marla Worth



Desert Saddlebags 50th Anniversary Luncheon Dee Callan and Marty Robertson


Silver & Turquoise Ball


Beat the Heat: Trendsetters on the Runway


Beat the Heat: Cocktail Party


Beat the Heat: Fashion Show


Marine Corps Scholarship Gala


Derby Day


Celebrity Fight Night Luncheon


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House of Broadcasting Celebrity Golf Tournament


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Celebrity Fight Night Luncheon Larry Fitzgerald, Reggie Jackson and Frank Kush with Lionel Hollins

On the Cover: The Executive Committee of the 2011 Heart Ball Photography by Scott Foust, 480.633.3740 All gowns courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue, Phoenix, 602.955.8000 Fine jewelry courtesy of Jacqueline Nerguizian, 480.595.0452 Hair and makeup by Laura Flagler, 602.579.8219 Location: Paradise Valley estate of 2001 Heart Ball Chair Linda Pope


Desert Saddlebags’ 50th Anniversary Luncheon


On My Mind


Artist Profile: Beth Ames Swartz at P.V. Town Hall

17 La Dolce Vita 32

Trends in Phoenix

44 Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum: Western Photographs 46

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I am so, so sorry. Really By Bill Macomber I mentioned in the last issue of Trends that I’m working at a call center for extra money. My job is to service customers on the phone, mostly women. The women calling are having a problem with a credit card. The card is blocked or maybe needs updating before it can be used. I’d like to be able to say I can service all the women who call to their satisfaction, but no man alive has that kind of stamina. Many women just can’t be properly serviced. With the economy the way it is, some of you might find yourself at a job like this. Here’s a scouting report and a couple of survival tips. Tip 1: When you strap on the headphones in the morning, turn the phone volume as low as it will go. Move the earpiece forward onto your temple so the voices don’t come straight into your ear hole. It’s bad having an angry stranger’s voice piped into your head. You want the voice to be as distant as possible. Otherwise the callers seem too intimate. Who wants to be intimate with 40 problematic people a day? And not even family members? Tip 2: When calls come onto your line you hear two beeps. Often the beeps are followed by a high-pitched voice belonging to a female call center colleague from the Philippines. They all have the same screechy voice that digs like a cutter bee through your sinus cavity into the roof of your mouth. The Filipino women are calling to transfer an American who usually isn’t happy. The Filipinos have to read word for word from a script or they can be fired. My advice is to be very patient with the Filipino women. Their voices are annoying, but these ladies really need their jobs. Many of them are one lost job away from living in a slum you and I cannot even imagine. Tip 3: Say you’re sorry often during the call. “I do apologize, m’am” or “I’m so sorry this is happening.” Try to make it sincere. It doesn’t matter that you don’t mean it. No one does. Just say it. Most women callers have a three-apology threshold before they stop being outraged. Sometimes you have to dig deep for an apology. An elderly Chinese-American woman from San Francisco called recently and complained bitterly for 15 minutes straight about the humiliation we caused by blocking her credit card. I solved the problem, but the flood of grievances continued. With all the emotion I could fake, I finally said, “I truly am so, so sorry, m’am, that you have had to suffer this trouble and humiliation.” It was like magic. A blessed silence came on the line. “Well,” she said in a quiet voice. “Okay, then.”



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Beth Ames Swartz at Paradise Valley Town Hall By Bill Macomber An old saying has that a prophet is never honored in his or her hometown. Not always true, that. Paradise Valley artist extraordinaire Beth Ames Swartz is being honored with a show of her early works on paper at Paradise Valley Town Hall. At an opening reception in October, town hall was packed with friends and admirers of this Arizona artist. The works on display in P.V. represent an adaptation Swartz made fairly early in her career. She moved to Arizona in 1959 and to Paradise Valley in 1970. Initially, Swartz found the desert stark compared to her early years in New York. It was there she studied at the famed Art Students League in the city and later at Cornell before post-graduate studies at New York University. As rocks and open spaces filled her world here, Swartz began to focus her work on what she calls the abstracted landscape. Eventually, the artist drifted further from form into almost complete abstraction. Still, these works on paper feel like visions of the landscape.

UMI: #8, acrylic on paper, 22” x 30”

Her use of water-based media like acrylic and watercolor are part of what one critic called the “controlled accidents” Swartz has ­mastered. Brilliant color punctuates the sense of how these landscapes feel, and the shapes blend seamlessly into one another. In 1978, Swartz’s Fire series became the first art exhibition held at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. She has shown widely in museums and galleries in the intervening years. It seems fitting that this latest show of early works returns this talented artist’s vision to her adopted home of Arizona. Dawn in the Grand Canyon #2, acrylic and collage on paper, 16” x 11.63”

Beth Ames Swartz will also be the subject of a one-woman show opening March 15 at the ACA Galleries in New York City. Paradise Valley Town Hall is located at 6401 E. Lincoln Drive. 480.948.7411.

UMI: The Great Wave, acrylic on paper, 18” x 24”

Earthflow: #1, acrylic on paper 12.63” x 15.13”



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La Dolce Vita By Bill Dougherty

What do you get when you put together Jimmy Walker, Muhammad Ali and Sean Currie? You get a sell-out crowd and you manage to raise more than $154,000 in less than an hour! That’s exactly what happened late last summer in the sweltering weather that was well over 115 degrees at the Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain. It was an amazing concept to host a luncheon in the dead of summer, bring together a vast number of legendary sports figures along with a slew of very grand people and raise money for Celebrity Fight Night. I think the most poignant part of the afternoon took place when Reggie Jackson delivered a speech about his four-decade friendship with Muhammad Ali. There was not a dry eye in the house. What an amazing public speaker! I also enjoyed Lonnie Ali’s confession that she likes baseball more than boxing. I like Lonnie Ali more than anyone I’ve met in a long time. Last year, I was a guest in the couVicki Vaughn and Bijen Dyrek ple’s home for a Fight Night photo

shoot. Lonnie was so gracious to my entire staff that morning, and what an attractive lady she is. I can’t remember a luncheon that has ever raised that much money, but then again when you’re Jimmy Walker, you have the Midas touch. You get the picture. Last time we spoke, we were on the eve of the 29th annual Beat the Heat. The night turned out to be a smashing success and we raised even more this year than last despite the horrendous economy. Our cherished advertisers blew it up on the catwalk with the hottest fashions from Carolina Herrera, The Clotherie, Danese Creations, G-Star Raw and Saks Fifth Avenue. The 10 Trendsetters looked breathtaking. They included Dyan Haugen, Ellen Katz, Margot Knight, Beth McRae, Kathy Petsas, Kiffie Robbins, Adrienne Schiffner, Armity Simon, Jennifer Moser and Eileen Young. Our Fabulous Phoenician Bill Shover gave a tremendous speech on keeping Arizona on track. It was a fantastic evening. Alarm clocks went off early a few Fridays ago as the well high-heeled set gathered at Saks Fifth Avenue Phoenix for Key to the Cure. This year’s breakfast was chaired by Vicki Vaughn and Bijen Dyrek, and they did a bang-up job. Everyone was there. Saks did an amazing job Continued on page 18



La Dolce Vita – Continued from page 17 showcasing beautiful clothing during an opulent runway show. There were heartfelt speeches on early detection of breast cancer and stories from survivors as well. I thought that one of the most touching aspects of the morning was the number of husbands who attended to support their wives. Good job, guys! I also ran into Tara Hitchcock, who remains philosophical and upbeat regarding her decision to leave her seat on Channel 3 TV’s “Good Morning Arizona,” a position she held for more than 15 years. It was there that I met Tara, modeling Wrangler jeans, in 1996. These days I’d be lucky get one leg into those pants. Remember what Marilyn Monroe said: “Sooner or later, age catches up with all of us.” Anyway, after spending less than five minutes with the Beaumont, Texas, native, I realized that the Valley has not heard the last from this great and fun-loving news anchor. Tara has become iconic in our community. Just watch her continue to soar! It was a fantastic morning! Bravo to Vicki and Bijen.

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Ken Downing, the legendary and iconic style zealot of Neiman Marcus fame, dropped by the Scottsdale


store to give everyone advice on all aspects of fashion. There were many well-appointed ladies in the crowd. The event spilled out of the couture section and pushed almost to the escalators! Yes, he’s become that famous. Champagne corks popped like flash bulbs and guests nibbled on some of the best chocolate truffles I’ve ever eaten. Everywhere you looked you saw stylish people: Lois LeMarr, Amy Thurston, Margot Knight, Robynn Sussman, Marie King Leaner, Lynne Love, Lisa Shapiro, Carolyn Ross (we talked mainly about what she planned to wear on her upcoming trip to Tulsa), Kathy DeSanto and dozens more just like them. Since I interviewed Ken just over a year ago he has catapulted to international success, securing front row seats at every fashion week in the world. We hear he plans to launch a signature fragrance as well as a recently unveiled cosmetic line. It is interesting to go back in time and remember when. Ken’s a great guy and quite the gentleman, too. I suspect we will be seeing even more of him in the not-too-distant future. Stay tuned. There’s always more ... Please visit Trends’ Web site at for more social events and up-to-date calendar listings. Follow Trends on Twitter at Visit us on Facebook

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Daryl and Chip Weil Gay F. Wray Union Square ($500 and above) George Abrams Gail Adams and Jay Goodfarb Sarah and Tom Cheek Anne and Fred Christensen Carol and Larry Clemmensen Bryant Coleman Anne Czerwinski Robyn and Michael DeBell Renee Dee Emily Dietz Carolyn Evani Juanita and Phil Francis Erin and John Gogolak Heather and Michael Greenbaum Carrie and Brian Hall Nan and C. A. Howlett Carrie and Jon Hulburd Catherine Jacobson Alison and Johnny Johnson Donna and Steve Johnson Cathy Kent Jill Krigsten Lynne and Mark Love Bonnie Maffi Scott McPherson Betty H. McRae Jennifer and Brent Moser Joan and Jerry Payne Katie Peabody Julie and Conrad Prusak Gerda Ray Robyn Lee and Rich Rector Rene and Theresa Romero Betty Rosenzweig Carolyn and Rick Ross Lance Ross and Vicky Robertson Marcia and Sanford Roth Marcie Saban and Nancy Vukelich Lisa and Dan Shapiro Ellie Shapiro Nancy and Robert Spetzler Vicki and Vernon Vaughn Auction Donors Absolutely Delightful Honey Alltell Ice Den American Valet Anne Robbs Arizona Biltmore Resort Arizona Cardinals Arizona Diamondbacks Arizona Museum for Youth Arizona Science Center Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

Arizona Theatre Co. Avant Garde Avanti Restaurant & Caterers of Distinction Bacchus Wine Made Simple Ballet Arizona Barrett Jackson Auction Co. Beverly Hills Hotel Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving Brenda Howard Broadway Palm Dinner Theatre Buster’s Restaurant on the Lake Camelback Village Racquet and Health Club Carolina’s Mexican Food Carrie Hall Castles -N- Coasters Charity Charms/Giving Bands Childsplay Theatre Danese Creations DeBragga and Spitler, Inc. Desert Stages Theatre donni charm Doubletree by Hilton - Paradise Valley Dr. Ginger Price E.D. Marshall Jewelers Eagle Mountain Golf Club Enchanted Island Amusement Park Enchantment Resort & Miiamo Spa F1 Race Factory Farrelli’s Cinema, Supper Club and Catering Femme De Paris Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West Girlfriend U Golfland Sunsplash Entertainment Centers Heard Museum Hotel Indigo Hotel Valley Ho Images by Michael Photography Indulge Burger & More Inn Suites Hospitality Trust JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa Josephine Leslie Leasures Designer Portraits Les Gourmettes Cooking School Maffi Plastic Surgery Mastro’s City Hall Steakhouse McCormick & Schmick’s Mom Bomb MyBody Nambe Nanci Bruner Nothing Bundt Cakes-Scottsdale Nueske’s Meats Occassions! By Design Patricia Stillman Pearle Marr Peter Piper, Inc. Phoenix Art Museum

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In Memory

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Penny Nissley, 2010 Trendsetter John Teets, 1998 Fabulous Phoenician


Immediate Past President

Trends Charitable Fund Board Members President


Susan Doria

Sallie Najafi

Members at Large

Nan Howlett

Ina Manaster

Catherine Jacobson

Jill Krigsten

Trisha Anthony, Sandy Hecomovich, Lisa Shapiro, Nancy Spetzler, and Ellie Ziegler

The Trend’s Charitable Fund was established in 1996 and has distributed over 4 million dollars to charities that meet its mission. Charities based in and servicing the metropolitan Phoenix area that exhibit a true need for funds and public awareness are a TCF priority. Funds to support these programs are generated by tonight’s annual Beat the Heat and the TCF Celebrity Luncheon held in April. It is the mission of the Trends Charitable Fund to support programs in need that positively impact women, children and their families. Visit our website at The Trends Charitable Fund also expresses gratitude to those contributing after print deadlines.


Trendsetters on the Runway Ellen Katz

WELCOME BACK: The Arizona Biltmore Resort hosted the 29-year-old gala once gain. A GENTLEMAN AND A SCHOLAR: Bill Shover was presented with the Fabulous Phoenician Award for more than four decades of service. 10 WHO DARED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE: Trendsetters Adrienne Schiffner, Armity Simon, Beth McRae, Dyan Haugen, Eileen Yeung, Ellen Katz, Jennifer Stringfellow-Moser, Kathryn Petsas, Kiffie Robbins and Margot Knight. WHO WE CAN THANK FOR MAKING IT ALL HAPPEN: Chris Beckley, Clyde Betz, Robyn Lee, Margaret Merritt and Sallie and Peter Krzykos Eileen Yeung



Beth McRae

Kathryn Petsas

Photos courtesy of Jennifer Hackney


Trendsetters on the Runway

Margot Knight

Adrienne Schiffner

Dyan Haugen

Armity Simon

Jennifer StringfellowMoser

Kiffie Robbins

Photos courtesy of Jennifer Hackney




Beat the Heat 2011 Cocktail Reception

Bill Shover

Cathy and Jim Kleeman

Sharron Lewis with Doris and Hong Ong

Ellie Shapiro and Gay Wray

Holly and Andy James

Carolyn Ross and Pearl Marr

Jill Krigsten and George Abrams

Walt Danley and Karen Ganz

Marcia Saban and Gustavo Tabares with Nancy Vukelich



Photos courtesy of Peter and Sally Krzykos

BEAT T H E HE AT 2011 Saks Fifth Avenue

The Clotherie


Danese Creations

Photos courtesy of Jennifer Hackney

Beat the Heat Fashion Show Danese Creations

Carolina Herrera

The Clotherie


Saks Fifth Avenue




Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation Dinner

Michael and Sheila Zwieback

Arnie and Pat Soderman

Cathy and Dave McIntyre

WHY IT’S IMPORTANT Helping to educate the children of fallen Marines. THE FEW, THE PROUD Chairs Rick Romley and Gordon C. James 76 TROMBONES Music was provided by the Marine Corps Band. AMONG THE HONOREES Bruce and Robert Halle, David McIntyre, Luis Gonzalez and four Navajo Code Talkers.

Bruce and Diane Halle



Steve and Sheri Soha

Michelle and Eric Yoder

Bob and Nancy Halle

Rich and Maryglenn Boals

Coverage by Connie Sunday and Frank Schmuck


Stars & Stripes The second Stars & Stripes Classic benefiting the Joe Foss Institute is set for Nov. 20 at the Camelback Inn. Event Chairman Foster Friess and Honorary Chairman T. Boone Pickens host the evening. This inspiring event honors noteworthy Americans for their military and public service, with proceeds supporting the outreach efforts of the institute. These programs focus on children and education. Dr. Lucian Spataro heads up the Joe Foss Institute. What is the Joe Foss Institute? Based in Scottsdale, the Joe Foss Institute is nonprofit founded in 2001 by Medal of Honor recipient, the late General Joe Foss, and his wife, Didi. The Institute is dedicated to working with schools and youth groups to teach America’s youth about our nation’s history, patriotism and public service. Since its inception, the Joe Foss Institute has reached over 800,000 students in 48 states via classroom presentations and scholarship contests. Why is the mission important? With the focus of today’s education on math, science and technology-based curriculum, America’s students have fallen behind when it comes to learning history and civics. The Joe Foss Institute steps into the curriculum gap and works with schools, teachers and youth groups to educate our children about America’s freedoms and their citizen responsibility. What can guests expect at this event? The event will be hosted by Emmy award winner and ESPN host Roy Firestone and entertainment will be by the Tenors. The evening’s honorees include: actor Gary Sinise; NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre; former Washington D.C. Public School Chancellor and StudentsFirst Founder Michelle Rhee; NBA All-Star and Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson; and Medal of Honor recipients Sammy Davis and Mike Thornton.

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Where are the proceeds used? Proceeds from the event will go toward expanding existing programs including a video scholarship, as well as funding newer efforts such as the Joe Foss Institute Boy Scout Citizenship Merit Badge. For more information call 480.348.0316.

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A Derby Affair

Betty McRae and Gaye Kelley

James Culver and Jeff Witt

AT THE STARTING GATE Fabulous food, fresh air and plenty of sunshine

Joshua Paul and Deane Boice

Michael and Theresa Gregory

Bob and Michelle Lundstedt

Nich Neubaur and Lorry Williams

Shawna Sprinkle and George Carr

Paul and Kari Yatkowski with Peter Thomas

MAD HATTER Michelle Lundstedt in a fabulously flamboyant hat FABULOUS IN FUSCHIA Founding chair Kari Yatkowski RUN FOR THE ROSES Homeward Bound is the winner by several lengths



Coverage by Kathy DeSanto


Passion with Purpose

2011 Heart Ball Chair Julie Prusak Fine jewelry courtesy of Robert Wesley Jewelers, 480.947.2416, Ball gown courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue, Phoenix




Passion with Purpose

2011 Heart Ball Vice-Chair Susan Doria Fine jewelry courtesy of E.D. Marshall, 480.922.1968, Ball gown courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue, Phoenix




2012 Heart Ball Chair Lynne Love Fine jewelry courtesy of E.D. Marshall, 480.922.1968, Ball gown courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue, Phoenix




Passion with Purpose

2011 Heart Ball Sweetheart Dana Jirauch Fine jewelry courtesy of Robert Wesley Jewelers, 480.947.2416, Ball gown courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue, Phoenix




2011 Heart Ball Honorary Chair Pat Leach Fine jewelry courtesy of James Elliott, 480.368.9009, Ball gown courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue, Phoenix




By Bill Macomber

Nailing it A new concept in nails will be opening in Arcadia toward the end of the year. Teres, a Nail Bar, will present herbal luxuries and treatments at an affordable price. Manicure and pedicure services will start at $15 and $23 respectively. Tailor-made herbal lotions, oils and scrubs will be part of the package in a natural environment. “My vision for Terés was to create a convenient, upscale, luxury nail experience at an affordable price,” said the nail bar’s founder, Courtney Steele. Terés drew upon the expertise of Steele’s mother, Suzanne Steele, owner of Crimson Hill Interiors, to design the nail bar. Terés memberships will offer reduced pricing on services. A monthly fee is deducted from a member’s checking, savings or credit card account, and members are then credited at the time of service. There will also be online scheduling. It promises to be a relaxing little oasis to help take the edge off more than your nails. Teres will be located at 5027 N. 44th Street, Suite B2, Phoenix. For information prior to opening, call 480.664.0780.

Cool therapy A sauna doesn’t sound enticing this time of year, but how about a CryoSauna? Reaching an unbelievable minus 200 to 255 degrees, Whole Body Cryotherapy uses a “dry cold” to stop pain, increase metabolism, boost energy, improve skin and raise endorphins. Dr. Mehmet Oz put the therapy to the test on his show, “The Dr. Oz Show,” and found it truly helps. Nike headquarters and ESPN World have a CryoSauna to help heal athletic injuries faster. Phoenicians have access to the cutting-edge treatment at Integrative Health in Scottsdale. Wearing only socks, patients enter a full-body chamber (the head peeks out), the skin is sprayed with blasts of cold air for a three-minute treatment. The nitrogen stimulates the body’s response system better than cold water or ice. Surprisingly, it leaves the body’s core warm and without discomfort. The “dry-cold” is intended to stimulate the body’s response system, reducing pain and inflammation, leaving the patient feeling energetic. So chill out, baby. Integrative Health is located at 200 E. Raintree Drive, Suite 100, Scottsdale. 480.657.0003 or

At home with green Home-ology is an eco-friendly home furnishing store in the Hilton Village Shops in Scottsdale. The store seems to have struck a balance between style and making at least a little move in the direction of safer, healthy, sustainable living. Home-ology offers furniture, accessories, decor, area rugs and gifts. Virtually every product in the store meets at least one of the following criteria: reclaimed, recycled or recyclable materials, locally made, made by hand, organic and chemical free, conducive to better indoor air quality or energy efficient. The store carries the Stylus line of made-to-order sofas and chairs. All their frames are constructed of FSC certified (managed forestry) hardwoods, and cushions are constructed with a bio-hybrid foam with the durability and comfort of traditional poly-based foam but with a smaller impact on the environment. This is just one line in the store with a “green” story. Little steps reach the goal, right? Home-ology is at 6137 N. Scottsdale Road, B103. 480.488.0010 or




PamBee good

Oh so Delafit

The PamBee is a travel blanket, eye mask and pillow ensemble designed by an experienced 17-year flight attendant to solve the following problems when traveling: Airlines are cutting back providing pillows and blankets to passengers; when they do provide them (usually stored in an overhead bin), they’ve been used by other people, and you can’t get to them without inconveniencing other passengers; and finally, sitting in coach with envy as first-class passengers get pampered can hurt. The PamBee consists of a silk-like blanket that is luxurious and soft to the touch. The maker, Pam Ball (get it? Pam B.?), promises that once you touch it, you’re hooked and immediately feel like relaxing. It’s also machine-washable. It’s long enough to cover most of an average person’s feet and can be folded and carried easily in its own pouch, which doubles as a pillowcase. The PamBee comes in five designs. A matching eye mask can be stored in a zippered pocket inside the lining of the carrying case. It’s tough to fly in style anymore, but this might make the journey a little more bearable.

DelaFit Fitness Boutique is an innovative new studio located at one of Scottsdale’s busiest intersections, Shea and Scottsdale Road, right on your way to the nearest Dairy Queen hot fudge sundae. Deedee De la Mora and daughter-in-law Stefannie De la Mora offer small group (up to six participants) training on Gravity by Total Gym, MVe Pilates Chair and TRX suspension cables. They hone it down further with personal training and exercise correction, as well as yoga therapy. Gravity strength classes focus on full body conditioning using functional movements. Gravity is an incline-plane resistance machine, meaning the higher the incline the more body weight you are moving. Gravity Pilates includes the same principles as traditional Pilates – balance, coordination, focus and control. The class aims at the long, lean sculpted body of a dancer along with abs you could grate cheese on. MVe equipment gives the body a lesson in precision movement to develop balance and control. TRX suspension training uses body weight to build strength, flexibility, balance, mobility and injury prevention. Check it out after you finish that sundae.

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“You can literally fill this with ice water in the morning, put it in your car in the summer in Phoenix, leave it all day, and at the end of the day you can open it and it will still be cool.” That’s what Lance Muzslay of Sole Sports in Tempe says about the Better Bottle stainless steel water bottle. “I’m saying it will actually have little chunks of ice floating in it.” This product is made by the same folks who pioneered those bags of water you seen people carrying around on their backs with the hoses that run around to the mouth – Camelbak. These bottle are double-walled and insulated. There’s a vacuum gap and both outer and inner walls are stainless steel. “Probably the only way it leaks cool in any major way is through the cap a little,” says Muzslay. “People love them. It’s relatively new for us in the store, but people say, wow, I can’t believe it.” Better Bottles are a little pricey at $30, but they seem to be worth it if they really work this well. “People who live in a hot climate, it’s worth every dollar. It’s rugged, too. If you drop it, it won’t break.” Sole Sports is at 1006 E. Warner Road, Tempe. 480.522.2475.




Desert Saddlebags: 50 years of Arizona riding By Bill Dougherty In 1961 several longtime Arizona residents got together and decided to form a ladies-only riding club. The founders were Norma Gilmore and Jane Guard. Their mission was simple. Each invitation-only member had to complete eight trail rides over a two-year period, scouting and leading at least one of those rides. In the process of hitting the trail together, these women formed unshakable bonds. And through the years they have explored some of the most breathtaking scenery in our great state.

Home on wheels

Food became a part of the trail rides early with a group potluck. In a twist that was ahead if its time, husbands were allowed to help deliver food but never ride. Otherwise, this was an exlusively female operation start to finish.

A lone rider

An old-fashioned hayride

As the Valley has grown, it has become increasingly difficult to scout out new trails. Yet somehow every year the Saddlebags manage to carve out a new view of our great state. From Flagstaff to Bisbee, these committed cowgirls manage to keep a vital piece of Arizona heritage alive. Norma Gilmore and Jane Guard



Happy anniversary and congratulations for hanging together for 50Â years!


The special heart of music By Bill Macomber Maybe the only thing common to every time period of human history besides death and some kind of taxes is music. That’s why a show at the Musical Instrument Museum up on Mayo Boulevard is so interesting, despite the fact that the photographs are in some cases more than 100 years old. “The Power of Music: Photo­graphic Portraits of Americans and Their Musical Instruments” features 60 photographs, tintypes, cartes de visite, cabinet cards and other sepia-toned images. The images come from the period bracketed by the Civil War and World War I. “The most interesting point for me is that these are portraits,” says

curator Christina Lin­ senmeyer. “These are people posing with musical instruments that represent their love of music or, in many cases, some sort of social standing. It’s part of their identity.” Adding a dimension, MIM will display from its own collection some of the instruments similar to those in the photos. Early 20th century newsreel footage will roll showing musicians performing in the places where they lived and played, from country dances to churches to nightclubs. Instrumental highlights include a Martinstyle 2-32 parlor guitar from 1850-1867, and an exquisite six-string piccolo banjo from

the late nineteenth century, with Tunbridgeware-style marquetry. These photos truly reach out in a way images rarely do, touching us with the proof that music has always found a sacred place in the human heart. The exhibit runs through Nov. 27. MIM is located at 4725 E. Mayo Blvd., Phoenix. 480.478.6000 or




Celebrity Fight Night Luncheon

Jordin Sparks

Julie Chambers

Larry Fitzgerald and Remy Toh

MR. OCTOBER Reggie Jackson and many famous athletes were there. TREMENDOUS TRIO Muhammad and Lonnie Ali along with Jimmy Walker, fighting the good fight. A ROOM WITH A VIEW The Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain offered a great vantage. RUNWAY READY Julie Chambers and Jordin Sparks Jerry Lewkowicz

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Jason, Lindsay and Chase Hope

Don Tapia and Joe Caldwell


Celebrity Fight Night Luncheon

Matt, Erika and Madison Williams

Mervin and Tracey Bagley

Sheree Andersen and Ed Ziska

Andrew Stegen

Kym Zadrozny and Mark Pribish

Pamela and Rickey Henderson with Ernie and Liz Banks

Coverage by Sue Wilson

Orin Anderson and Rita Tanos

Bill and Amy Greaves

Elizabeth Rossi and Mark Johnson




The Goldwater Family Picnic

Cathy Kent and Alexis Glascock

Cole and Lauren Campbell

David and Isabel Jay

Diane Beltz and Michael Ballard

Letitia Frye

Jacqueline and Brent Nerguizian

Joan and Jerry Colangelo with Krissie Brubaker

BLAST FROM THE PAST The American Cancer Society migrates back to its origins as a picnic. GENEROSITY AT ITS FINEST Joan and Jerry Colangelo, this year’s outstanding honorees WELCOME BACK The Phoenix Country Club provided a refreshingly hip venue. STARRY, STARRY NIGHT Dining and dancing under the stars

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Patti Flint and Ashley Hill

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Lori and Tim Braun

Mike Biehler and Beth McDonald

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Robin Russell and Christopher Daly

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The Woman Made the Clothes … The Clothes Made the Woman By Bill Macomber

I respect anyone who does anything for 40 years and stays on top, but to remain successful for four decades in Phoenix at the cutting edge of design and fashion? That’s amazing.

I mean literally cutting edge. Scylvia Danese Di Cola still works the scissors. She has been designing, upgrading and producing on deadline ball gowns, wedding dresses and men’s clothes for a long time.

The devil is always in the details. The philosophy behind the details is where the angels really sing. Danese Creations has been built on a philosophy. “People dress down in Phoenix, and I feel they shouldn’t,” Scylvia says.”They’re afraid to shine. But your brain works better when you’re dressed up. Put a little boy in grungy clothes and see how he behaves. Then put him in a suit and see how he behaves. Even if people just dressed up a little it would get the economy going in this country.”



fabrics. She got a taste of making money with her talent. She learned design elements on the fly. She just did it when it needed doing. People brought her pictures of what they wanted. One part of a dress would work but another would not. That led to her own designs. Today her shop is divided 50/50 between altering existing dresses and making new ones. There are spec gowns in the front of the shop on Indian School Road in Phoenix. Not many. Just so people can see her designs. “I prefer fitting people and letting them be part of the creative process. You get to be the boss, you don’t have to just take what’s on the rack. I like being the unique-maker for people.” Danese Creations is located at 3902 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix. 602.955.1313.

Panicky brides, picky gentlemen and socialites intent on impressing are her clients. Every garment gets the attention of her hand. Scylvia still cuts fabric despite 13 assistants who sew. She also addresses that intangible ideal fine clothing represents to people who live the tailored life. She has customers who wear little that’s bought in a store. If they do buy something in a store it comes to Scylvia for alterations and improvements. These are the people who keep her busy, God bless them. This third-generation tailor likes fixing things, making a beautiful dress that’s too small a little bigger. She savors saving people on the brink of fashion disaster. Her start-to-finish record stands at two hours and 50 minutes for a fulllength, fully lined, puffy-sleeved wedding

dress with a sweetheart neckline embossed with pearls. She saved the bride’s day, and, “It actually was good-looking!” Teenage rebellion started Scylvia in the business. “I like tight skirts but I had a strict mother. I was either at school or at home, and I stood by her table and watched her cut. I think I already had it in me, but I also wanted tight bell-bottom pants and she wouldn’t make me the skirt or the pants. So I made my own pair that were so tight they were not even wearable. I learned to sew for that reason.” Scylvia’s girlfriends wanted her mother to make them beautiful things they couldn’t afford at adult prices. They became her first customers. The first large batch of designed clothes were practice skirts for cheerleaders who had to sport the school colors and




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REMARKABLE RETROSPECTIVE The bold and fashion-forward collections of Giorgio di Sant’ Angelo WHO MADE IT HAPPEN Kelly Ellman, Natalie Kaan and Dennita Sewell FITTING HOST The Phoenix Art Museum RUNWAY READY Barbara Payne in mandarine orange

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House of Broadcasting Celebrity Open

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HOLE IN ONE The radio and television museum got a much-needed boost. FAIRWAY EXTRAORDINAIRE The gorgeous links at Phoenix Country Club hosted. CALLING THE SHOTS Organizers Mary Morrison and the House of Broadcasting board

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Spotlight on the Phoenix Art Museum For decades photographers have flocked to Arizona to document the state’s stunning vistas, unique natural wonders and striking saguaros. “Iconic Arizona: Celebrating the Centennial with Photographs from the Center for Creative Photography” opens Nov. 12 at Phoenix Art Museum, providing a visual tour of the landmarks that make Arizona unique. Pulled from Tucson’s Center for Creative Photography’s vast archives, this stunning

exhibition visits 13 different sights, including the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and Monument Valley through the lens of 40 noteworthy photographers. Highlights in­clude works by the center’s most beloved photographers such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston and Aaron Siskind, as well as images from Arizona photographers like David Muench, Dick Arentz and John Schafer. The images speak for themselves. This is a beautiful state that inspired some amazing photographers. It’s sure to be a crowd-pleasing exhibit.

Edward Weston, Boulder Dam



“Iconic Arizona” will run through March 4. 602.257.1222. The museum is located at 1625 N. Central Ave.

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35th Annual Hon Kachina

Cole and Lauren Campbell

THE GRAND MASTER The oldest Arizona award recognizing volunteers and charitable contributions A HUGE THANK-YOU Pam Betz, who pulls the whole thing together RETURN TO THE MICROPHONE Longtime television personalities Kent Dana and Jineane Ford

Barbara Eiswerth, Aldaberto Jiminez, Michael Teodori, Betty McRae, Randal Christensen and Annica Benning

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Ahh, the holidays … ‘Tis the season to be merry. It is also the season to be busy. And of all the gifts you will buy, the hostess gift can present a most difficult challenge. Nobody wants to give a gift that appears to lack thought or effort, but it happens all too easily. Your friends at the Linen Tree encourage you to avoid some common pitfalls this holiday season. For example, be safe: Look out for

the “who wouldn’t want it” factor. Be prepared: When you receive that last-minute invite, have an elegant wine stopper ready to complement your bottle of wine. And be practical: If needed, let someone else, perhaps us, figure it all out for you. You have enough to worry about as is. We have some fabulous finds to show you from brands such as Match Pewter and Molton Brown – and we are also proud to announce that we now carry Ralph Lauren Home. Swing by our store for personalized assistance. We encourage you to follow us on Twitter (@thelinentree). Every week beginning in November, we will showcase new, unique gift ideas for you to ponder. The Linen Tree is located at 6137 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 111, Scottsdale. 480.483.2044. Kendra is one of our friendly sales staff.




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Authors Luncheon The Women’s Board of the Arizona Kidney Foundation announces its author panel for the 32nd Authors Luncheon. The writers this year are Catherine Coulter, Alice Hoffman, Anthony Horowitz, Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith, Jacques Pepin and Calvin Trillin. The Authors Luncheon was established in 1980 by Erma Bombeck, who invited fellow authors to join her to raise funds for kidney patients. The Arizona Women’s Board is dedicated to continuing this annual event. This year’s luncheon is Nov. 12 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. The 2011 chair of the event is Carrie Hulburd. How do you find and select authors for the luncheon? We have been working closely with publishers and authors for years in order to feature bestselling authors with fall releases. Our goal is to offer a well balanced selection of authors from different genres. So, who are this year’s authors? Catherine Coulter is a New York Timesbestselling author and has written more than 65 novels. We will also feature Alice Hoffman and her most masterful work yet, “The Dove-keepers.” Anthony Horowitz brings the great Sherlock Holmes to life again in “The Silk Thread.” Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith’s wrote together “Van Gogh, The Life,” an exquisitely detailed, compellingly readable, and ultimately heartbreaking portrait of the artist. Jacques Pepin brings us “Essential Pepin” featuring updated versions of the legendary chef’s recipes. And Calvin Trillion selects the best of his funny stuff to highlight in a new collection of his insightful humor. Exactly what is the dinner with the authors the night before? It is a dinner is hosted in a private residence the Friday night prior to the luncheon for our authors, the Women’s Board and luncheon patrons exceeding $5,000. This is a special opportunity to meet our authors in a relaxed, intimate environment. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit




2011 Celebrity Golf Classic The Seena Magowitz Celebrity Golf Classic has become one of the nation’s largest fundraising events for pancreatic cancer research. The star-studded event raised more than $2.5 million last year and aims to surpass that goal this year. The classic kicks off the weekend at the Arizona Biltmore with a special reception on Dec. 2. TGen’s Dr. Daniel Von Hoff will deliver the keynote speech. Roger Magowitz is founder and ­chairman. Where does the money go? Proceeds from the event will benefit globalCure, TGen’s worldwide effort to lead cancer physicians and researchers at 46 institutions focused on preventing, treating and curing pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., with a mortality rate of nearly 95 percent. However, less than 2 percent of the National Cancer Institute’s funding is dedicated to pancreatic cancer research.

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Desert Saddlebags 50th Anniversary Luncheon

Gretchen Clark and Jean Beals with Kay Laposky

Kay Salmon and Margaret Bohannon with Fran Whetten and Marilyn Perry

SADDLING UP Riders are preparing for another season of exploring Arizona’s unique trails.

Sally Allen and Ruth Ann Huntzinger with Donna Russ

Mary Alice Samsill and Vicky Christinson

Sheri Pitrat and Linda Hamilton with Nina Henry

Susie Bradstock and Tracy Beahr with Carolyn Rockwell

Tina Miller and Linda Stewart with Sadie Caswell

Marcie Amory and Dottie Farmer with Larissa Hoch

FIVE DECADES IN THE SADDLE Valley horsewomen still celebrate a love of the desert Southwest. TRAIL BOSS Chair Dottie Farmer brought together a perfect event. HAPPY TRAILS Celebrants honored founders Norma Gilmore and Jane Guard.




THE COUPLE Lindsey Bridges of Scottsdale and Justin Gubler of Phoenix MEET THE PARENTS Randy Bridges and Georgine Ray of Cave Creek; Debi Bridges and Patrick Flanigan of Phoenix; LaMond and Terra Gubler of St. George and Lorie Sheppard of Phoenix NUPTIALS The Duck Pond at the Boulders Resort & Golden Door Spa THE FLOWERS Carrie Snell (aunt of the bride) THE caterer The Boulders Resort THE CAKE Pastry Chef Joel Gonzalez of the Boulders Resort THE BRIDAL GOWN Uptown Bridal & Boutique in Chandler THE PHOTOGRAPHER Karen Hudak – Memories by Karen THE HONEYMOON Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic THE RING Solitaire diamond from Salvatore & Co., New York SOMETHING DIFFERENT % The bride wore a blue topaz stone on her right hand from her grandmother.

% The couple had a “late night” French fry bar set out around 9 p.m. for all of the guests to enjoy.

% The maid of honor/best friend of the bride, recording artist Lauren Hildebrandt, sang the couple’s first dance song.

% The couple had two specialty desserts made – a double chocolate cheesecake and panna cotta served in a martini glass with sweet salsas.

% To conclude the evening, there was a 15-minute fireworks show outside.

% The couple gave guests silver envelopes with the phrase “Hope Our Luck Rubs Off On You” and containing a scratcher lottery ticket with a shiny nickel.



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