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Celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann with actor George Clooney

Special Features

1 Cover: Trends Charitable Fund Celebrity Luncheon “Polished to Perfection” 19 Interview: Deborah Lippmann, Manicurist Extraordinaire to the Stars! 27 Wedding Bells – Beardsley Robinson


19 Carol Crockett, Melinda Petznick and Alyssa Crockett

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92nd Annual Board of Visitors Charity Ball 13th Annual Fight Night 38th Annual John C. Lincoln Night Of Gold Balll Ballet Arizona Dance with Me Gala Ballet Arizona Dance Passion Beach Ball South Beach Nights Heart Ball Kick-Off Luncheon and Fashion Show Xavier Mothers’ Guild Scholarship Fashion Show Success for Good Chairs Club Luncheon Florence Crittenton Teaming Up for Kids! Luncheon 30 Columbine Garden Club Bouquets to Spring 33 Suns & Stars Gala

24 Oonagh and John Boppart, center, with Ballet Arizona dancers Wesley Tippetts and Tara Kaleta Lorence Zimtbaum and Elizabeth Krecker





Curt Feuer

Lisa Shapiro and Jennifer Blank-Matney


Scottsdale Mayor Mary Manross, Florence Crittenton CEO Linda Volhein and Special Guest Lynda Carter

6 Table of Contents 11 La Dolce Vita 18 Trends in Phoenix 25 Trendspotting 29 Success for Good Spotlight on Melinda Gulick 30 Valley Events 31 Trends in Dining 32 Black-Tie Calendar

On the Cover: Meet the chairs and special guest of the 2007 Trends Charitable Fund Celebrity Luncheon “Polished to Perfection”: Deborah Lippmann, manicurist extraordinaire to the stars, seated in black, is surrounded by TCF Celebrity Luncheon chairs, from left, Diane Might, Karen Thorn, Cathy Boswell and Robert Black. The 2007 TCF Celebrity Luncheon “Polished to Perfection” will be held April 26 at The Phoenician. Guest Deborah Lippmann grew up in Arizona and now is manicurist extraordinaire for such celebrity clients as Sarah Jessica Parker, George Clooney, Cher and Gwyneth Paltrow. Ms. Lippmann also is an accomplished jazz vocalist, and creator of the Lippmann Collection, her very own line of signature lacquer and treatment products. For tickets, call 480.951.2950. Location: Phoenix Theatre

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Photographer: Mark Schafer

Hair: Marc Reid

Makeup: Laura Flagler

92ND ANNUAL CHARITY BALL Arizona’s oldest charitable organization. WELCOME TO SOCIETY Fifty-one Flower Girls introduced.

Board of Visitors Charity Ball

Margaret McWilliams

Board of Visitors Flower Girls 2007

A COMMUNITY TRADITION SINCE 1908 The Board of Visitors serves the healthcare needs of women, children and the elderly. Courtesy of Duke Photography

Chairman of the Board Sally Guenther and Ball Chair Shän Francis

Richard and Ann Watts, Buzz Sands and Marilyn Harris

Mark, Sarah and Lynne Love

Steve and Leslie Jenkins with Jill and Wick Pilcher Andrea and Jerry Lewkowitz with Katelyn and Beth Thompson

Margaret, Ann and Robert Beardsley II

Patti Green, Viola Ohaca Anderson, Karen Robertson and Larry Anderson Janet and Dan Finch with Dana Hayes

Debra Cain and Prue Brito

William, Mary Kay, Kathryn and Carly Post

Chevy Humphrey, Kristen Brown and Garrett Lever

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La Dolce Vita Really fun, but totally unsubstantiated gossip By Bill Dougherty Start spreading the news! Rather than make you wait until the April 26 Trends Charitable Fund Celebrity Luncheon, I’m announcing the names of Trends’ 2007 Trendsetters and Fabulous Phoenicians (I can hear your jaws dropping!) right here and now. I’m pleased to report our Trendsetters are: Kathy DeSanto, Jacquie Dorrance, Carol Hebets, Judy Hewson, Ginette Karabees, Ina Manaster, Linda Messenger, Sallie Brophy Char Davis and Robert Najafi, Barbara Payne and Carol Waldrop. Plus, Jack and Richter Marguerite Clifford are our Fabulous Phoenicians. We are thrilled and honored to have such a remarkable group this year. You know them. These are the people who so generously donate their time to chair and organize the Valley’s biggest charitable events with grace and style. They’ll be introduced at the TCF luncheon and featured in the July/ August issue of Trends. They’ll also take to the runway at our Oct. 5 Beat the Heat gala at the Arizona Biltmore Resort. Mark your calendar because you won’t want to miss it.

Speaking of the TCF luncheon, you have your tickets already, don’t you? There are lots of great reasons to attend. First, you’ll get to see Deborah Lippmann, the local girl-turned international manicurist to such stars as Cher, George Clooney, Martha Stewart and Renee Zellweger. Her work has Anne Robbs graced the pages of noted style periodicals such as Vanity Fair, Town & Country and People. Second, you’ll find out who made our list of the 10 Best-Dressed Men and Women in Phoenix for 2007. Yes, I’m staying mum on that one for now; I’ve got to have some secrets, don’t I? But you can read who’s on the extensive list of nominees by turning to page 26. Don’t forget to check out Wendy Miller’s interview with Deborah Lippmann on page 19. It’s a fun and interesting read. (Note: this issue’s Table of Contents features a photo of Debbie doing George Clooney’s dazzling digits – eat your heart out, ladies!) Elsewhere, Carol Cook, one of the Valley’s most adored socialites, opened her lavish Paradise Valley estate for the luncheon kick-off breakfast. Lovely Carol and the other wellaccomplished women laid out the plans for their respective committees. On hand were: Elaine Apostle, Diana Balich, Continued on page 13

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La Dolce Vita Libby Cohen, Nan Howlett, Kimberly Jacobsen, Carole Machiz, who Susie Wesley would later leave standing in the rain (oops!), Suzan Makaus, Jean Marley, Betty McRae, Diane Might, Priscilla Nicholas and Laurie Florkiewicz, perhaps one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. Did we mention there was another elegant TCF luncheon event? Ruth Downs and Jeanne Herberger hosted all the lovelies mentioned above and more, including Charlene Berge-Blum, Sarah Cheek, Brenda Heuring, Robyn Lee, Tochia Levine, Robin Milne, Jill Krigsten-Ormsbee, Terry Roman, Rhonda Russell, Paige Wheeler for the invitation-stuffing luncheon at the Paradise Valley Country Club. Jeanne and Ruth should be given high applause for their tireless work on the TCF and dedication to constantly trying to improve the lives of others. Saks Fifth Avenue hosted the 2007 Heart Ball Kick-Off in its beautifully adorned showplace. By the way, the store looks amazing since savvy GM Larry Buchanan reentered the picture and inspired his troops to create visual magic, the likes of which its New York retailer has not seen in its Phoenix store in years. Everyone you know and adore made the scene. Susie Wesley, the gorgeous ball chair, made everyone feel like extended family with her eloquent welcome address. Giorgio Armani pulled out all the stops by unveiling its spring collection in a truly rakish fashion extravaganza. Everyone gasped! Robert’s Catering underwrote the food, treating and seating everyone to one of the season’s more memorable breakfasts. Owner Robert Richter’s phone has not stopped ringing since. Former ball chairs ascended the escalator adorned in cruisewear and ball gowns and everything in between. We all agreed that past ball chair Anne Robbs, smashing in a chic black suit, should show her gorgeous Danish legs more often, and that Carole Moreno and Chris

Gustafson could quit their day jobs and sign with Agency Arizona as runway models. Kristy and Tim Moore delivered a heartfelt speech on surviving a “widowmaker” heart attack, which brought the audience to tears. Then everyone shopped the day away. Dave Dodge, Connie Hartgraves and the ultra-chic Amy Videan, all with the swank Fifth Avenue retailer, must have been very pleased. What a stunning and flawless morning!

Jeanne Herberger and Ruth Downs

Which leads me to my next topic related to our publication. Since I purchased Trends in 2001, I’ve taken the publication from a circulation of less than 25,000 to more than 45,000. From inky newsprint to chic glossy paper. Now in May 2007, we will unveil Trends in a fully bound, 8-1/2-inch by 11-inch magazine for the firsttime ever! We attribute these changes to the support of you fine people in this Valley and the true excellence of our staff, all of who have made Trends what it is today. Thank you and we hope you enjoy the new look of our publication.


A revered and well-liked socialite went berserk! Apparently the well-dressed blonde didn’t appreciate the seats she and her husband had been given at a recent ball, so she decided to go ballistic on the seating committee, who were seated just outside the ballroom. Newsflash, everyone saw and inevitably heard your tirade. Little did you know it at the time, but your inexcusable behavior gave every merrymaker fodder for the rest of the evening. Emily Post, anyone?

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Celebrity Fight Night

Billy Crystal and Muhammad Ali

WINNING THE FIGHT Event netted $4.4 million for worthy charities.

ALI AND BARROW ‘THE GREATEST’ Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute MILE-WIDE SMILE Muhammad Ali sported a huge grin as Diana Ross serenaded him. MOVE OVER, BARRY WHITE… Actor Michael Clarke Duncan improvised a love song, a la Barry White, to his special lady.

Neil Sedaka and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Sharon Stone, Muhammad Ali, Diana Ross and Jimmy Walker Michael Clarke Duncan

ALL-STAR ENTERTAINMENT Singers Josh Groban, Neil Sedaka, Michael Bublé, Diana Ross, Carlos De Antonis and violist Lucia Micarelli, under the direction of producer David Foster. LEGENDS IN THEIR OWN TIME John Elway, Steve Nash, Sharon Stone and Donald Trump were honored for their notable achievements. Photos by M. Moore and John Shearer Steve Nash and Josh Groban

Pat and Emmitt Smith

Tony Hawk and Shaun White


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Muhammad and Lonnie Ali

John Elway and David Foster

Diana Ross

David Foster and Josh Groban Matt Leinart and Kevin Sorbo

Neil Sedaka

Sharon Stone and Donald Trump

Reba McEntire, Jimmy Walker and Nancy Walker

Michael BublĂŠ

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John C. Lincoln Health Foundation Night Of Gold Ball Robin Sewell

Bob and Robin Wilke

Marci Hendrickson and Patrick Jeswald Greg and Krysia Fenzl

Clark and Sandi York

Johnny Price and Darlene Keller-Price

Pearle and Malcolm Marr with Lanny Lahr

Cindy and Dan Hallman

Brad and Lisa Burns with gondolier son, Ian

Toni and Cliff Klima

Renee Tindall, Allie Franklin and Allie Tindall with Frank and Heather Tindall Sandra Burton and Andrea Perrin

Elaine Hugunin with Dan and Paula Coleman

UNA NOTTE D’AMORE The 38th annual Night of Gold Ball LIFETIME ACHIEVERS More than $325,000 raised to benefit JCLHF Guild GOLD (Giving Others the Lincoln Difference). A portion will fund the backpacks of food program for children in need.

David and Joan Lincoln


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GRAND DECOR Decoration co-chairs Lisa Bruns and Carol Goodsitt incorporated the Grand Canal and gondoliers.

Event chair Linda Surdakowski and Frank Surdakowski

Biltmore Skin Care Center Love The Skin You’re In

ASK THE EXPERTS: Skin Care 101 Jan Dupuy, RN Nurse Specialist in Cosmetic Skin Care Owner of Biltmore Skin Care Center Q. My wallet is drained, my bathroom looks like a cosmetic counter and my skin still looks blah! What am I doing wrong? A. Without meeting you, it’s hard to tell what’s going on with your skin but I think I have a pretty good idea. When I meet with new patients I often ask them to bring in the products they are currently using. After a quick review of the ingredients, I often find that their products are repetitive or cancel each other out, are too abrasive and drying or not strong enough. I often say – It’s not your skin, it’s your skin care habits that are keeping you from having beautiful skin. Do you find yourself applying and reapplying products that may be all wrong for your skin type but the lady at the cosmetic counter said “it’s just what you need”? Your skin is an organ that needs to be handled with care so stop scrubbing and picking! If you’re doing more than 4 steps every morning and night it’s usually too much. Less is more! The best thing you can do for your skin is to consult with an experienced medical skin care specialist. When you walk by a cosmetic counter put your head down and keep walking!!! I want you to love the skin you’re in! Q. I have been getting Restylane™ injections for the fine lines around my lips and the deeper folds on either side of my nose. It seems like I don’t need the treatments as often. Is that possible? A. Wonderful News Release! You aren’t just imagining the results, you’re getting them! A recent article that was published in the Wall Street Journal on 2/20/2007 details exciting news for all of us who recognize the underlying and lasting benefits of Restylane™ treatments in our war against aging. An independent group of Dermatologists through a study, concluded that Restylane™ has the unique ability to turn on your body’s switch to produce collagen again. We stop making collagen cells around age thirty and that’s when we start noticing the onset of aging with wrinkles. This finding is great news for the aging face! If you missed the article, call my office and we’ll be happy to review the findings with you. Q.The skin on my face looks good but the skin on my neck is terrible. What can be done for that? A. You’ve heard the old saying … “If you want to know a womans age just look at her hands”. That’s telling and true but I say … “look at the neck and chest for an even better indicator of age”. We’re all guilty of focusing on the face but I recommend you “spread the love”. A combination of skin care products with light therapy and micropeels along with Photo Facial Rejuvenation or IPL treatments can do wonders to reverse some of the damage that has been done. When you get your treatments you should be given instructions to care for these delicate areas. When I do facials or micropeels, I always include the face, the neck, the upper chest and the hands in the treatment at no additional charge. And remember that sunscreen needs to be reapplied every 90 minutes when you’re actively outdoors and if you’ve gotten wet, reapply immediately.

All consultations are complimentary at:

2398 East Camelback Road, Suite #780 Phoenix, AZ 85016 Send Questions & Comments to: Proudly Associated with Barry Fernando, MD (Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon)

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Biltmore Skin Care Center 602-224-6100


Trends in PHOENIX By Wendy Miller

TICKET ON STAGE TICKER IT’S FILM FEST TIME: Jane Seymour, Robert Forster and Judd Nelson will be on hand for screenings of their latest movies at the 7th Annual Phoenix Film Festival, April 12-19 at Harkins Scottsdale 101. For updates, tickets and a list of this year’s films and events, visit or call (602) 955-6444.

TREAT YOURSELF LAUGH: The Phoenix Improv Festival brings together award-winning improvisational comedy groups from across the nation, including Chicago-based troupe Cornwallis, winner of the Windy City’s 2007 Snubfest improv performance competition. This year’s event is set for May 11-13 at the Playhouse on the Park in downtown Phoenix. DRINK: The Scottsdale Culinary Festival returns for its 29th year April 10-15 at locations throughout Scottsdale. Scheduled are the Out-of-the-House James Beard Event, Food & Wine Magazine’s Best New Chef Dinner, Culinary Hall of Fame Awards Dinner, Carnivale de Cuisine, Great Arizona Picnic and Cooks & Corks. or (480) 945-7193. AND BE MERRY: “Girls Night: The Musical” comes to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts May 1-20. This “tellit-like-it-is” musical about long-time friends promises to have audiences laughing and singing. or (480) 994-ARTS. DON’T FORGET TO SMELL THE ROSES: The 9th Annual Art-in-theGarden Celebration is set for April 21 at Berridge Nurseries in Phoenix. The familyfriendly event features arts from Arizona and art and cooking demonstrations. (602) 952-8080.


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The School of Ballet Arizona presents its Spring Performance May 12-13 at the Orpheum Theatre. Phoenix Theatre presents “Dream A Little Dream: The Nearly True Story of The Mamas and The Papas May 9-June 3. Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts presents: Taikoproject: (re)generation, an ensemble of America’s premier emerging taiko drummers April 21-22; The Guthrie Family Legacy Tour – folksinger Arlo Guthrie and his family continue the legend begun by his father, Woody Guthrie April 28; jazz composer and pianist Marian McPartland May 2; Will Shortz: An Evening with the Puzzle Master May 8. Theatre Outback at Mesa Community College presents the comedy “Rosencrantz and Gildenstern Are Dead” April 26-29. (480) 461-7170

GREAT EXPECTATIONS Summer moms-to-be can look chic despite the Valley’s heat in designer maternity wear by Isabella Oliver. Worn by such celeb moms as Reese Witherspoon and Heidi Klum, the lightweight luxurious staples are available in the cap wrap-around top, at right, ($90), bandeau and halter wrap tops ($90), and wrap-around top ($100) styles.

Beauty Breakthroughs Benefit now offers three lines of makeup to match your lifestyle. Lana is for light neutrals, Gabbi (pictured) for medium neutrals, and Betty for deep neutrals that look dramatic days or evenings. $16-$18.

BITS ON BITES Scottsdale’s Caleo Resort & Spa has a new name (FireSky Resort & Spa) and a new restaurant. Featuring Coastal Italian cuisine, Taggia opened last month under the helm of Italian-born Chef Claudio Urciuoli. The menu offers a blend of Old World values of organic ingredients and straightforward preparation. The Niman beef is exceptional. (480) 425-8966 Tom Frank, a founder and former partner with P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, has brought Northern California’s “delicious revolution” to the Valley with caféBistro in Scottsdale (in the former Leo’s Deli location). It serves a “healthy meal at a great value” for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and also offers an extensive wine list. (480) 949-7301 The Melting Pot restaurant will donate 100 percent of the ticket sales from its April 19 Scottsdale grand opening to Camp Get-A-Well-A, a complimentary summer camp for kids who are sick or terminally ill. The celebration will begin at 6 p.m. at 8260 N. Hayden Road.

Save the Date:

FASHION EVENTS TESORI JEWELERS (480) 907-5916 May 4-5 Coomi Jewelry Trunk Show A raffle will benefit Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation Pediatrics


SAKS FIFTH AVENUE (602) 955-8000 BILTMORE FASHION PARK April 24-24 Carolina Herrera Fall 2007 Preview and Trunk Show April 26 Giorgio Armani Spring Fashion Focus April 27-28 Kiton Made-to-Measure Event for Men April 30-May 1 May Oscar De La Renta Fall 2007 Preview May 8-9 Akris Fall Trunk Show

Phoenix Art Museum presents a first-of-its kind exhibition of cars, Curves of Steel: Streamlined Automobile Design, April 1-June 3. This exploration of streamlined automobile design features 22 of the rarest collector cars ever shown in one show.

SCOTTSDALE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART April 21-22 Alchemy: A Weekend Trunk Show of Art Jewelry

An Interview with Deborah Lippmann Manicurist Extraordinaire to the Stars! By Wendy Miller

What do celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker, Mariah Carey, George Clooney and Cher have in common? In addition to their impressive resumes, they have dazzling digits thanks to Deborah Lippmann, manicurist extraordinaire to the stars. The Arizona native’s work has appeared in top fashion magazines, such as Vogue and Vanity Fair, and for major print ad campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana and Versace, among others. The versatile Manhattan-based artist (she’s also a talented jazz vocalist) returns to the Valley this month for the Trends Charitable Fund Celebrity Luncheon.

See Deborah Lippmann at the TCF Celebrity Luncheon April 26. Tickets start at $150. Call (480) 951-2950.

Who was the first big celebrity to become a regular client? Martha Stewart. That was around 1993. She became important in so many ways. Early in my career, she hired me to sing and entertain at her events. She once asked me to produce and arrange music for a primetime holiday special. I had no idea how to do that but she insisted I could do it. She has also become a mentor regarding business, such as packaging. She’s an incredible go-to person; I’m flattered she e-mails me right back! Who is your favorite fashion designer? Donna Karan. She knows a woman’s body and uses luxurious fabrics. What is your favorite movie? “The Way We Were.” It’s a beautiful love story. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Traveling the world, singing. Costa Rica and Australia are on my list of places to visit next. Plus, having someone do MY nails! What’s your worst habit? I don’t know how to say “no.” Which three people (living or dead) would you invite to dinner? Athlete Charles Barkley, Job from the Bible, and the actor Sacha Baron Cohen. What’s your idea of perfect happiness? Being able to keep up with my husband, Jude, on my snowboard. What do you feel was the greatest decade for fashion? The 1960’s for its mod, sexy costumes. People stopped looking like their parents. What was your first job? A shoe saleswoman at the old Wigwam Resort. What words best describe you? A lover of life. Where was your favorite Phoenix hangout as a teenager? The Kachina Theatre in Scottsdale. I was there every week. What was a big moment for you and the Lippmann Collection? In the early days of the line, we’d watch “Sex and the City” and see Sarah Jessica Parker’s character (Carrie Bradshaw) using our products. We’d see our bottles laying around (Carrie’s) apartment and in her medicine cabinet. It was very exciting. Where does singing take you? It’s where I find my spiritual wholeness. I’ve always had an affinity toward singing, as far back as when we went to see “The Music Man” when I was 4. Afterward, my mom made me a majorette’s uniform in blue satin with a baton and I sang “76 Trombones.” Tell me about your new CD. With “Vinyl,” listeners can expect songs along the lines of Norah Jones and Diana Krall. It was produced by Darrell Brown, who’s also originally from Scottsdale. We’ve been best friends since we attended Coronado High School. He now lives in Nashville and is a big country songwriter. As recently as five years ago, we Christmas caroled in Phoenix at the homes of people we knew and some we didn’t know.

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Ballet Arizona Dance With Me Gala Robert and Robynn Sussman

Hong and Doris Ong

Margot and Dennis Knight

Catherine and Roy Jacobson

Honorary Chair Jacquie Dorrance, Chair Sharron Lewis, Ballet Arizona Artistic Director Ib Andersen and Chair Deborah Bennett Maureen and Dolf Strom

Ginette Karabees

Cheryl Fine

Joey Leslie

Lou DiCola and Sylvia Danese DiCola

Melanie Beauchamp and Robert Banovac

Stan and Tochia Levine

OLD BLUE EYES IS BACK Excerpts from “Sinatra Suite” performed by Paola Hartley and Astrit Zejnati. FOCUS ON FUN The program excluded silent and live auctions, and guest speakers. THEY COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT And they did, to the music of Snake Eyes.




Barbara and Tom Payne

Ballet Arizona Dance Passion Kim Knotter and Pamela Wanser

Mary Bayer, Pam Steinberg, Bonnie Kloock and Karen Hayenga

Linda Pope, dance instructor Harriet Carroll, Carole Moreno and Jacquie Dorrance

Nancy King, Debra Allen, Jan Mailloux and Tana Herrington

Traci Mead, Coley Arnold, Susan Gastineau, Andrea Schon and Rose McBride

DANCING WITH THE STAR Professional choreographer and performer Harriet Carroll generously donated her time to instruct nearly 100 dance enthusiasts. BROADWAY BOUND The advanced class choreography was worthy of a Broadway musical. CLASSY LADIES The event was underwritten by community leaders Jacquie Dorrance and Carole Moreno.

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14th Annual Beach Ball Josh and Troy Bray

Tim Louis, Spirit of Hope Award Recipient Rich Dozer, and Julie Louis

Jeff Hoffman, event chairs Karen Hoffman and Letitia Frye, and Steve Frye Tracy Hannah and Jack Fields

Bob and Jolie McKenzie

Renee Dee and Steve Schnall

Joan Lessner and Andrew Zehr

Jermain and Monica Baird

Brandon and Lisa Dale

WEST MEETS SOUTH This year’s theme was “A Sizzling, Sophisticated Night in South Beach.” KNEES THAT PLEASED Men enjoyed sporting shorts below their tuxedo jackets and Hawaiian shorts

Dave and Melissa Mullard




MUSIC TO THEIR EARS Guests rocked the night away to “Los Lonely Boys” and DJ Ravi.

Dancing with the Stars


The Arizona Kidney Foundation Gratefully Acknowledges and Thanks All Those Whose Dedication to the Mission of the AKF Created the Incredibly Successful Inaugural Presentation of Dancing with the Stars Arizona Marguerite & Jack Clifford, Co Chairs Glenna Jones Shapiro, Co Chair Celebrity Star Dancers Bill Dougherty Lee Hillson Isola Jones Anne Merete-Robbs Diane Might

Kaley O’Kelley Linda Pope Joel Revzen Nancy Spetzler Robert Spetzler Larry Stewart

Major Sponsors Blue Hill in Honor of G.G. Nicolayson Mr. & Mrs. Jack Clifford Mrs. Patricia Goldman Mr. & Mrs. Thomas Might Mr. & Mrs. William A. Pope Mr. & Mrs. Friedrich Stoiber Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Arizona 2007 Committee

Carolyn Ashby Antoinette Benevento Jean Callahan Dana Donaldson Jamie Craig Dove Harriet Friedland Linda Gantt Michele Hallier

Lois LeMarr Jamie Lendrum James Q. Linsmayer Jeffrey D. Neff Bonni & Darrell Olson Barbara & Tom Payne Barbara Anderson Stoiber Janice Todd APRIL 2007 23

Saks Fifth Avenue Hosts Heart Ball Kick-off Susie Wesley

Carole Moreno

Tory Curtis and Karen Hoffman

Beth and Liz Matthews

Jean Marley

Caryll Kyl

HIGH FASHION Giorgio Armani fashion presentation and brunch.

Penny Gunning, Cheryl Nocifera and Kathleen Lang

TO THEIR HEALTH Guests had their cholesterol level tested and were educated about how to avoid a “widowmaker” heart attack.

Sarah Cohen and Shelli Yares Poulos

FOREVER BEAUTIFUL Fourteen past Heart Ball chairs modeled Saks’ clothes to James Blunt’s “You’re Beautiful.”

2007 Nominees for the Trends Best Dressed Men and Women in the Valley

Thank you to everyone who nominated the men and women for this honor!


Past Recipients

Jill Alanko, Deborah Bennett, Nanci Bruner, Sarah Cheek, Lori Citron, Libby Cohen, Jennifer Collins, Debra Davenport, Jacquie Dorrance, Cheryl Fine, Karen Ganz, Jazelle Ghiz, Laura Grafman, Diane Halle, Linda Herold, Brenda Heuring, Judy Hewson, Laurie Hunter, Catherine Jacobson, Nancy Joaquim, Marcia Jobe, Kathleen Lang, Robyn Lee, Melissa Leonesio, Joey Leslie, Tochia Levine, Sharron Lewis, Ina Manaster, Jan Moorad, Carole Peterson, Linda Pope, Miriam Sukhman


men Mo Ba, Martin Bell, Rich Boals, Brian Cooney, Mark Curtis, Michael Dixon, Nick Esposito, Tanner Flynn, William Jacobsen, Martin Johnson, Bill Kilpatrick, Murray Manaster, Malcolm Marr, Ellzey Martin, Jeff Moorad, Jahm Najafi, Art Pelberg, H.G. Risinger, Jason Rose, Chris Sandoval, Dan Santy, Jeff Schwartz, Dan Shapiro, Stuart Steckler, Mark Tarbell, Don Ulrich, Vincent Van Vleet, Mike Watkiss The 10 Trends Best Dressed Men and Women (five each) will debut at the Trends Charitable Fund Celebrity Luncheon “Polished to Perfection” on April 26 at The Phoenician. For more information, contact Robyn Lee at (480) 951-2950. 2007 Trendsetters and Fabulous Phoenicians are not eligible to be also named a 2007 Best-Dressed Man or Woman.


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Bert Alanko, Jonathan Elias, Harriet Friedland, Kimberly Jacobsen, Patrick McGroder, Mary Ellen McKee, Priscilla Nicholas, Rick Ross, Marcia Roth and Ray Slomski

2005 Dayton Adams, Jerry Bisgrove, John Bruner, Joel Cohen, Jim Kleeman, Richard Milne, Manny Molina, Ted Overton, Charles Stewart

2004 Herman Chanen, Joe Deihl, Charlie Dunlap, David Gustafson, Frank Leonesio, Stan Levine, Jerry Lewkowitz, Arte Moreno, Francis Najafi, Ed Robson

2003 Tim Braun, Walt Danley, Greg Eveloff, Dayton Grafman, Will Hoskyns, Mac Magruder, Al McCoy, Tim McGrane, Johnny Price, Sanford Ritz

2002 John Coumbe, Jack Friedland, Jackson Le Baer, James Linsmayer, Len Mark, Al Molina, Michael Nicholas, Sanford Roth, John Teets, Remy Toh

(photo taken in 1982)

Trendspotting From Arcadia to Carefree and Everywhere Between and Celebrating 25 Years! By Beth McRae


am proud (I guess) to say I lived through the 1980s, especially since ‘80s-inspired fashion is big this spring (OK, not the hair) and primary colors and patent leather have returned with a huge splash. As many of you know, Trends first printed in 1982 so, as a tribute to the ‘80s, we’ve unearthed more flashbacks from the photo vault. In these, Donna Johnson (formerly Donna Hayes) is sporting both bright colors and some excellent big ‘80s hair. She has always been stylish and hip. David Cantor (another friend of mine from college who was known for his rockabilly/mod style) is pictured with his flat top. I hope the both of you have a sense of humor!

Donna Johnson

If you are even thinking about getting involved in a local organization, here’s a fine one to consider: notMYkid. Valley residents Dave Cantor Debbie and Steve Moak founded it in 2000 as a response to their own painful personal journey with a child. NotMYkid now has five programs that help address a wide range of youth behavioral issues, from drugs and alcohol to eating disorders. Its Web site ( is amazing. It includes personal stories from teens who got sober, fought depression or bullying, and on and on. A particularly stunning and sad story was the impetus for a recent notMYkid event called Kevin’s Last Walk. Kevin Adkins was only 18 when he died from alcohol poisoning after one night of partying in 2005. His father, Barry Adkins, was determined to create something

Barry Adkins, center, surrounded by friends and family

Now, let’s have a little fun with the English language. Here are some phrases and terms we’ve heard bantered about at area cocktail parties: • E motional terrorist: we all know one. •S ocial barnacle: someone who just will not stop talking or is too clingy. •W idow wannabee: someone who married a much older man, hoping to be a young widow with money. • F ast-tracker: someone who suddenly appears on the social scene and signs up for everything, hoping to achieve social status overnight. •P ersonal piñata: as in “I will not be your personal piñata so stop bashing me.” • F undraising vampire: someone who sucks all the energy out of the room and takes the fun out of volunteering. •S ocial Siberia: the place that naughty socialites go when they burn too many bridges and are frozen out by the social community, dropped from invitation lists, etc.

positive out of this tremendous loss. On Feb. 24, he began a 1,400-mile trek from the Gilbert (Arizona) Civic Center to Kalispell, Montana, to spread Kevin’s ashes. Along the way, he’s stopping at more than 30 schools to educate youths about the dangers of alcohol abuse. Barry is scheduled to arrive in Kalispell on July 7; you can track his progress on

Madison Cutter, Maggie Cohen, Elizabeth Overton, MacKenzie Wright and Brooke Cutter

Waterfront. The event featured darling local girls, such as Maggie Cohen and Elizabeth Overton, modeling the latest children’s fashions. Proud moms Libby Cohen and Pam Overton enjoyed the event along with 850 attendees – amazing for a first-time event. Also attending were Gena Pam Overton and Lee Nolin and Cale Hulse, Tara Hitchcock and Cammie Cutter at notMykid Cocktails Kenn Francis, Susie and McKenna Wesley, and and Cupcakes Peter and Fritz Wolff (developers of Safari Drive). Floral design gurus Angela and Mark Karp of Angelic Grove (future tenants of The Mix) created the event’s chic décor with accents of orange, blue, green and navy (the colors of The Mix) under a huge white tent with chandeliers. The notMYkid annual gala “Wheels and Heels” is coming up on May 4 at the Arizona Biltmore. Call (602) 652-0163 for more information.

NotMYkid also held a benefit event this spring called “Cocktails & Cupcakes” at the grand opening of Garage: A Body Shop for Kids at The Mix. The Mix, as you may know, is the boutique concept at South Bridge, part of the new development at the Scottsdale

•S heep in wolf’s clothing (also known as “all bark and no bite”): the socialite who talks tough but is actually afraid of confronting people in reality. •C harity rehab hotline: as in “Can you believe so-and-so is chairing another event? She needs to call the charity rehab hotline.” •S tray dessert: this was how Paris Hilton’s publicist explained the white substance appearing at the base of Paris’s nose (sort of like a wardrobe malfunction). •S ocial carousel (also see the cruise ship effect): this is that spinning thing we are all on, going from event to event, everything becoming a blur. The cruise ship effect is when we all feel like we are on one big cruise ship together since we run into many of the same people at various events. Have fun and see you at the next party! I mean on the giant cruise ship we all seem to be traveling on together….

APRIL 2007


Xavier Mothers’ Guild Scholarship Fashion Show Ann Graham and Suzan Makaus

Chairs Lynne Love and Maryellen LaJeuness with Saks Public Relations Director Dave Dodge

Jill Roberts

Shelley Kuhle, Daphne Fletcher and Sallie Brophy Najafi

Olinda Young Amy and Amelia Videan

Mary Beth Stern

SPRING FASHION, NEW YORK STYLE Saks Fifth Avenue fashion show focused on men’s and women’s crisp spring fashions in black, navy, white and cream. WALK THE WALK Nearly 100 seniors from Xavier College Preparatory took to the runway for their own fashion show.




Wedding Bells

THE COUPLE Ms. Lauren Beardsley Mr. James Robinson NUPTIAL

Brophy Chapel


Paradise Valley Country Club


Designed by groom


THE HONEYMOON Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Mr. and Mrs. Edward and Mary Jo Beardsley of Paradise Valley Mr. and Mrs. Richard and Carol Robinson of Scottsdale



$ G room, a law student, had to wait until spring


$ T he couple are Brophy and Xavier graduates who

Wendell Design Group Florist Paloma Blanca, from Destiny’s Bride

THE PHOTOGRAPHER Cheswick Photography

$ B ride gave bridal party chocolate-brown

alligator-skin flip-flops designed by her cousin, Eliza B., which they all wore to reception. break to take bride on honeymoon.

have known each other since 7th grade.

$ I n Beardsley tradition, fireworks and grandfather

Lem’s cannon made for a dazzling and booming surprise salute to the couple.

APRIL 2007


Success For Good Chairs Club Appreciation Luncheon Sandy Magruder and Carol Cook

Priscilla Nicholas, Nan Howlett and Nancy Berge

Lynn Custer and Patty Stelton

Deborah Bennett and Stephanie McRae Ellie Shapiro and Carole Machiz

LIFETIME COMMITMENT Longstanding Valley fundraising event leaders Betty McRae and Marcia Roth were named Chairs of Honor for their lifetime commitment to helping others. Barbara Caldwell-Taylor

THEY DIDN’T HAVE TO LIFT A FINGER THIS TIME A few hundred chairs, vice-chairs, co-chairs and honorary chairs from 2006 fundraisers were honored.

Hamilton McRae, Chairs of Honor Betty McRae and Marcia Roth, and Sanford Roth

Florence Crittenton Teaming Up For Kids! Luncheon Julie Ausloos and Dana Ellsworth

Mrs. World, Diane Tucker

Marnie Dietrich and Shari Christie

Ina Manaster and Linda Pope

WONDER WOMEN, MEN Former “Wonder Woman” TV star Lynda Carter was inspired by the young women and men creating new lives thanks to Florence Crittenton. FLO CRIT The hip, new name for a great organization. Elva Coor



SHE GIVES US HOPE Flo Crit HOPE Award recipient Peggy Bilsten.


Eric and Lisa Heil

Event chairs Laurel D’Antoni and Susan Karis with actress Lynda Carter, center

Caroline Von Lintel

Success for Good

Gina Espinoza, Designated Broker 602-538-3213

Getting To Know Melinda Gulick By Annette Marino


s one of the powerhouse ladies on the PANDA Committee (People Acting Now Discover Answers), Melinda Gulick is busy making sure the upcoming “Children Helping Children Fashion Show Luncheon” will be a smashing success. The luncheon benefits the Steele Children’s Research Center and takes place April 21 at the Arizona Biltmore Resort & Spa. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg… In addition to PANDA, what are some other nonprofits you are currently involved with? I chair the board of the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, am a member of the Early Childhood Development Council for the Arizona Institute for Early Childhood Development and an active member of Junior League, and am actively involved with The Young Collectors Group for the Phoenix Art Museum.

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What inspires you to work with such enthusiasm for these causes? The inspiration came from my mother, Judee Morrison. She has been a dedicated community servant for years, working with the homeless. She’s been a docent for the Phoenix Art Museum since 1980, as well as for the Art Institute of Chicago since the early 1990s. I have seen firsthand this great example my entire life, and how her community service has forged some of her most dear relationships with colleagues. Also, being a part of a Community Leadership Program at Chaparral High School really helped to put a focus on the obligation to serve. And just like with my mother, some of my best friendships have come through my community service. I even met my husband, John, that way! I served as the executive director of Scottsdale Leadership from 1998 to 2002, and that greatly increased my network of lifelong friends. So the benefits of serving are a two-way street. I am passionate about developing community philanthropy, introducing and mentoring future philanthropists as community trustees, and being mentored by some of the Valley’s best philanthropists, like those on the PANDA Committee.

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How does your position as the town manager and director of operations for DC Ranch in Scottsdale, a DMB community, mesh with your community service interests? I am so fortunate! With all DMB employees, community involvement is expected, supported, celebrated and modeled, so much so that it is a topic of annual employee reviews. It’s great, and this type of support enables us to do some amazing community events, such as the annual Tour de Scottsdale in October. This is a signature bicycling event, done in partnership with the Convention & Visitors Bureau, which circles the base of the McDowell Mountains. It is an excellent example of a neighborhood working together to benefit the community at large as this event benefits the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy.

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How do you think we can attract more young people to be more philanthropic and help others? A high service ethic within the family is important. Also, since many schools have community service requirements, nonprofit organizations should look to provide meaningful opportunities for youths to participate in. Youth-involvement programs should start with a youth-centered focus and allow them to take ownership of projects they choose and show leadership for needs they see. With your level of community involvement and community service experience, some people will be surprised to learn that you are not yet even 35 years old. What are some other things that may surprise people about you? That my husband, John, and I often travel to see the Rolling Stones in concert! Anytime they tour, we travel to different cities for three or four shows. Also, I’m an avid scuba diver – Belize is my favorite SCUBA destination. And of course, people who know me well know that my heart has been stolen by three rescue Weimaraners! Annette Marino is the chairman and founding director of Success For Good, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the nonprofit sector.

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APRIL 2007


Columbine Garden Club Bouquets to Spring Floral designer Rene van Rems

Event chairs Patti Lau and Jacquie Dorrance

Robyn DeBell

Gabrielle Rife, Ashley Baiker and Nikki Martin

GLADIOLAS AND LAUGHTER Rene van Rems kept audience members fascinated and amused with his humorous demonstration of floral design techniques.

Harriet Friedland, Barbara Henward, Nancy Hanley and Jane Edmunds

THESE SEEDS KEEP GROWING Proceeds from the event will be used to create a water feature in the herb garden at the Desert Botanical Garden.

Ken Schutz and Karen Clements

April 15-18

Valley Events

Phoenix Art Museum 17th Annual Copperstate 1000 Tempe Diablo Stadium Tickets: $10 per adult, $4 per child Information:

April 16

Not My Kid Organization Sugar and Spice and Not So Nice: A Luncheon Devoted To Issues for Young Girls Arizona Biltmore Resort Tickets: $25. RSVP required. Information: 602.652.0163

Habitat for Humanity Valley of the Sun Third Annual Blueprints & Bluejeans Paradise Valley Model Home Tickets: $150 Information: 602.262.8645

April 20

Animals Benefit Club of Arizona 25th Anniversary “Raise Your Paws” Gala Embassy Suites Paradise Valley Tickets: $75 per person, $125 per couple Information: 480.391.8399

April 21

April 19

Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center 9th Annual Community Breakfast Arizona Biltmore Resort Tickets: Free. Reservations required; donations requested. Information: 602.340.8717

Barrow Neurological Institute and the Heart & Lung Institute Lou Grubb Friends Fore Golf Arizona Biltmore / McCormick Ranch Golf Club Dinner April 19, Golf Tourney April 20 Information: 602.406.3041


ASU College of Liberal Arts & Sciences 8th Annual International Wine & Beer Festival Old Main Lawn, ASU Tempe Campus Tickets: $50 per person Information: 480.965.8151

April 21

April 19-20


April 20


PANDA Children’s Aerodigestive Disorders Center Children Helping Children Fashion Show Arizona Biltmore Resort Tickets: $100 Information: 480.274.9011

A BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET Chairs Patti Lau and Jacquie Dorrance, wearing identical Escada floral suits.

April 21

April 26

April 22

April 27

April 25

May 2

April 26

May 4-5

Tesseract School Peace. Love. Tesseract. A Salute to the ‘70s Hard Rock Café Tickets: $200 Information: 480.367.6639, ext. 204

Boys and Girls Club of Metropolitan Phoenix 33rd Annual Food and Wine Taste Kierland Commons Tickets: $150 each, $1,500 for four VIP passes Information: 602.954.8182

St. Vincent de Paul Transforming Lives Community Breakfast Arizona Biltmore Resort Tickets: Free. RSVP required. Information: 602.261.6837

Trends Charitable Fund Annual TCF Luncheon “Polished to Perfection” The Phoenician Tickets: $150 Information: 480.951.2950

Body Positive, An HIV and AIDS Research and Resource Center Dining Out for Life Restaurants around the Valley Information: 602.307.5330, ext. 2221

Childsplay’s Arts-in-Education Programs Childsplay Celebrates “The Petite Rouge Gala” Camelback Inn Resort Tickets: $200 Information: 480.858.2292

Catholic Charities Compassion in Action Breakfast Arizona Biltmore Resort Tickets: Free Information: 602.650.4830

Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation Pediatrics COOMI Trunk Show Tesori Jewelers Tickets: Free admission; raffle tickets are one for $10, three for $25 Information: 480.907.5916

Fax Calender Submissions to (480) 990–0048 Or E-mail

Trends in Dining By Karen Dawson I do not understand this lowcarb, no-carb, bad-versus-goodcarb diet fascination…I want them, I need them, and I am a better person for them. So, I make pasta at home because I am constantly disappointed whenever I dine out, until now. Marcellino Ristorante resides in a demure storefront setting on Northern Avenue. It is owned by Chef Marcellino, who has shown his talents in Italy, Greece and New York along with his wife, Sima Verzino. Don’t let their modest setup fool you. As soon as you enter and pass through the red velvet drapes, you are quickly transported from strip mall to piazza. The warm and inviting atmosphere makes you feel like you are dining at your Nona’s house. There is an old world décor, decently spacious dining room and an inviting bar smack dab in front of you. But let’s get serious – I’m here for the pasta! The server arrives with a plate of airy homemade focaccia with roasted red pepper and eggplant purée…I am happy. Then, he displays the nightly pasta specials that really awaken that pleasure-carb center in my brain. It is a tray of neatly twisted, naked, uncooked pastas accompanied by a knowledgeable description of each and their assigned sauces. Prices are not mentioned, so you may want to ask.

‘Marcellino Ristorante’ Dining Review For starters, the caprese of fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and basil ($10.95) is perfect, the carpaccio di manzo ($13.95) is substantially sliced with pungent arugula, mushrooms and Parmigiano…some of the best I’ve had. The insalata ortolana – a salad of fava beans, radish, olives, spinach and arugula ($9.95) – was simple and earthy; however, I sent a search party for the fava beans…found them yet? Please call.

superbly cooked filet with a beautiful Barolo wine reduction and a drizzle of truffle oil; or the Atlantic salmon with a whisper of a porcini crust with leeks and cognac ($23.95) are all flavorful and elegant choices.

Daily entrees include fish, meats, chicken, veal and lamb, and at least a half-dozen pasta entrees on the menu ($18$26). Each piece of pasta at Marcellino is meticulously crafted with pride from the hands of an artisan and then paired with a sauce that perfectly balances flavors and textures. The pappardelle with wild boar ragu proves that this combination is indulgent and luxurious. The saffron linguine sautéed with manila clams and broccoli di rape is simply tossed with olive oil and garlic; it’s not especially glamorous but that’s precisely the beauty of it. The cacao e pepe – a black pepper, flecked pasta with caramelized onions, pancetta and a tangy red sauce – is a commingling of sweet, salty and tangy.

After several virtually flawless dining experiences at Marcellino, I will rarely mess up my kitchen, or manicure, with flour, eggs and a kitchen aid. I have found pasta perfection without the need for a passport. This experience will require a bit of a generous budget and several hours; however, keep in mind, fresh pasta is labor intensive, and terrific food and topnotch ingredients require both of the aforementioned.

If you choose to deviate from the pasta selections, the meat and fish entrees are first-rate as well. Veal scaloppini al gorgonzola ($26.95), sautéed tender veal slices with a velvety gorgonzola sauce; filet con tartufo ($36.95), a

Location: 1301 E. Northern Ave., Phoenix 85020. Phone: 602.216.0004 Dinner served Mon.-Sat.; Lunch Tues.-Fri. Atmosphere: Relaxed and romantic Noise level: Can talk easily Dress: Nice casual – special occasion gussied up Overall Rating: ***1/2 **** = Extraordinary *** = Excellent ** = Good * = Fair None = Poor

APRIL 2007


Black-Tie Calendar Attire is black-tie unless otherwise noted

Galaxy Gala 2007

2007 Crozier Gala

Arizona Science Center April 14 Arizona Biltmore Resort Information: 602.716.2014 Cosmopolitan Cocktail Attire

Catholic Community Foundation April 21 Camelback Inn Resort Information: 602.354.2400

2007 Red Ball Fundraiser

Fiesta de las Madrinas

Scottsdale Training and Rehabilitation Services April 14 Chaparral Suites Resort Information: 480.994.5704

Sage Foundation April 21 Phoenix Art Museum Information: 480.222.9229

An Evening in the Tropics

Chrysalis Honors The Family

Chrysalis Domestic Violence Shelter April 19 Arizona Biltmore Resort Information: 602.955.9059 Business Attire

Phoenix Museum of History April 21 The Ritz-Carlton Information: 602.253.2734, ext. 224

Hope for the Future Gala

Crisis Pregnancy Center April 21 Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center Information: 602.508.3340

21st Annual Governors’ Ball

Dinner on the Desert

2007 Wish Ball

Craniofacial Foundation of Arizona April 28 Sandra Day O’Conner Building Information: 480.753.1800 Cocktail Attire

Desert Botanical Garden April 28 Desert Botanical Garden Information: 480.481.8147

Spirit of Hope Celebration Ball City of Hope April 28 Camelback Inn Resort Information: 602.340.0232

Child Crisis Center, East Valley, Inc. April 21 Hyatt Regency Scottsdale at Gainey Ranch Information: 480.969.2308 Tropical Evening Attire

Wheels and Heels Gala

14th Annual Wishes for Wildlife Benefit

Margaritas & Mariachis

Liberty Wildlife April 21 Pointe Hilton Resort at Tapatio Cliffs Information: 480.998.5284

Phoenix History Ball

007-Shaken, Not Stirred

TCF Celebrity Luncheon “Polished to Perfection” Trends Charitable Fund April 26 The Phoenician Information: 480.951.2950

Not My Kid Organization May 4 Arizona Biltmore Resort Information: 602.652.0163

Heartstrings Charities May 5 Country Club at DC Ranch Information: 480.515.5853 Cocktail/Fiesta Attire

Banner Children’s Hospital, Banner Desert Medical Center May 5 Point Hilton Resort South Mountain Information: 480.345.1811

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Arizona May 12 Hyatt Regency at Gainey Ranch Information: 602.395.9474

2007 Hope Ball

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society May 19 Westin Kierland Resort Information: 602.788.8622, ext. 26

Trends Beat the Heat

Trends Charitable Fund October 5 Arizona Biltmore Resort Information: 480.990.9007 Cocktail Attire

2nd Annual Basset Ball

Arizona Basset Hound Rescue October 6 Arizona Golf Resort, Mesa Information: 602.225.7800 Cowboy Chic

Fax Calender Submissions to (480) 990–0048 Or E-mail

Desert Stages Theatre A ‘ Little Bit of Broadway’ Steve and Terry Roman

Dyan and George Getz

Ginny Groom and Lovisha Brooks

Lori Kobriger and Lisa Sipes Mariah Wilson and Laurie Cullity

Marty Henne and Lisa Wolfe

Katherine Getz, Joan Cullity, Cassidy Kuhle and Alison Getz

A CAST OF HUNDREDS Rotating casts gave more children the opportunity to shine on stage. DYNAMIC DUO Event chairs Kathy DeSanto and Lisa Sipes. FUTURE STAR Former DST actress Mariah Wilson, now appearing as “Magic” in the film “Dreamgirls,” returned and inspired the young cast.




2007 Suns and Stars Gala Jay Fields and event chair Jamie Fields

Don and Suzanne Rogers

Connie Hawkins with Don and Sam Harris Jumaine and Donna Jones

Alvan and Emily Adams

Sean and Jennifer Marks Tom and Sandy Leander with Joy and Eddie Johnson

LIT UP THE NIGHT The roster of Phoenix Suns’ stars – past and present – included 1976 NBA Rookie of the Year Alvan Adams and 1992 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Connie Hawkins. IT’S ALL FOR THE KIDS Phoenix Suns Charities donated the proceeds to local organizations that help children.

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APRIL 2007


TCF Addressing Luncheon Copy to come

Robin Lee and Brenda Heuring

Alexis Glascock and Robert Black

Oonagh Boppart, Rhonda Russell and Jane Bergamo

Cathy Boswell, Cathy Kleeman and Patty Stelton

Clockwise from lower left, Robin Milne, Carolyn Ross, Roseann Dunteman, Lynn Custer and Susie Crouch

STUFF, STAMP, LICK AND STICK TCF Celebrity Luncheon committee members pulled the invitations together faster than you could say “polished to perfection”!

Priscilla Nicholas

GRACIOUS LUNCHEON HOSTS Ruth Downs and Jeanne Herberger

Sarah Cheek

FABULOUS FINGERS Guests were treated to fun-colored nail files as well as a delicious luncheon.

Assistance League of Phoenix Celebration of Caring Marcia Roth and June Shapiro

Sally Dorsey, Mary Ann Kraft, Susan Bartlett and Pat Houghtby

Honoree Tom Ambrose and ALP President Nelda Crowell

June Sheehan, Nan Strand and Jaki Sooper

John and Betty Heenan

BE A PART OF IT The 36th Annual Celebration of Caring partied New York Style.

Betty-ann and Richard Gillons




Greg and Joyce Watson

HE’S A SUNS’ STAR Honoree Tom Ambrose, senior vice president and executive director of the Phoenix Suns Charities. PLAYMAKER AWARD WINNER Phoenix Suns, for the Phoenix Suns Reading and Learning Center that is so important to ALP’s Operation School Bell.

Jill Novarro

The V.I.P.s



Donnie and Jennifer Henderson with Robb and Jill Corwin


Joe Garagiola, Sr., Judy Robles, Anthony Robles and Ron Robles

Event chairs Nadine Hart and Amy Shafer with comedian Frank Caliendo


Marilyn Joyce, Tempe Mayor Huge Hallman, Larry and Lynda Dubbs, Kathie and Mack Howard, and Herme Sherry

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF MET’L PHOENIX TODAY’S KIDS, TOMORROW’S STARS Michelle Robson, Youth of the Year Kelsey Rutledge, and Ed Robson



Ron and Daron Barness with Jonathon and Arit Tratt

New puppy parents Kathy and Fredrick Kenny This photo was mislabeled in Trends’ February 2007 issue.



Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Pat Goldman with actors from the Phoenix Theatre

Cherie and Jim Dale This photo was mislabeled in Trends’ February 2007 issue.

APRIL 2007


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Villa located in Silverleaf’s Canyon Villas with superb views of the McDowell Mountains. Adjacent to a running stream with a 2nd master suite upstairs, extensive covered patios, Viking appliances, lovely backyard. Bing Hu designed in a private, guard gated golf course subdivision. 5BD/5.5BA in 4,384 SF MLS#2719837 Offered at $3,100,000

Wonderfully elegant home on an acre + lot. Smart split floor plan. Romantic master with his/hers bath. The bedroom wing includes a large bonus room and en suite bedrooms. A cook’s dream kitchen. Spectacular backyard with mature landscaping, views of Mummy Mtn, full tile pool/ spa. 5BD/5.5BA in 6,507 SF MLS#2718022 Offered at $3,995,000

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Behind the guard gate at the central Scottsdale village of Colinia Encantada. The rooms are exceptionally generous. The giant island kitchen. The bedrooms all have view balconies. The master is private with views of the McDowells. The rear gardens are cool and inviting. 3BD/3.5BA in 3,629 SF MLS#2721551 Offered at $1,185,000

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