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Taste Downtown Scottsdale’s

Brasserie & Bar

Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - Late Night

Food Fashion Life

Lunch - Dinner

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Haute cuisine meets haute

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from around the world are

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Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - Late Night

Food Fashion Life

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Experience rustic, artisanal

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Haute cuisine meets haute

couture as flavors and spices

from around the world are

infused with classic technique

and modern style.

Savor the moment as new

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you to escape the ordinary

and embrace the refreshing

Scottsdale spirit.

Downtown Scottsdale’s Freshest Flavors

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SCOTTSDALE

GREEN MARKET

5TH AVE. “GREEN” EVENT PROVIDES A

WEEKLY SUNDAY MARKET EXPERIENCE.






Sundays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where else can you nd pre-assembled ower/vegetable beds, seeds, a

variety of produce and organic products, yoga and gong meditations as

well as local vendors o o o ering resources for sustainable living? To view a

slide show of this new market near Downtown’s 5th Ave. district go to:

http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/downtown/GoGreenMarket.asp


Sundays, through May 2009

from 10 am to 2 pm at the

intersection of Craftsman

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Contents

Collection PAGe 8

Scottsdale Pen, Kactus Jock, 5th Ave. Art & Wine Fest,

Puppy Love Without Reservations, Saturdays on

Marshall, Parking and Trolley Maps

Feature PAGe 12

Pure Secret: Su-shhhh-i

Feature PAGe 17

Fab 5: Art Scene on Canal

Neighbor PAGe 18

Lori Watts: Blooming With Style

Enjoy PAGe 21

Daily Dose: Breakfast and More

Happenings PAGe 23

Spring Training, Native Trails on the Mall,

Parada Del Sol Parade

Review PAGe 25

Scottsdale Green Market, Fit City Scottsdale,

Beautiful Light Display, ArtWalk Rocks & Scores,

Barrett-Jackson Fashion Show,

ARE Grand Re-Opening, Fiesta Bowl Band Battle

Living PAGe 29

What you may not know about your city

Calendar PAGe 31

Columns PAGe 32

Health & Healing Corner

Cocktail Chaser

Mr. Downtowner

PAGe 34

Monte Anderson:

Braining on the Parade

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On The Cover

Cynthia tandean in front of pure

sushi on the scottsdale mall.

Photo Jim nissen

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Calling all Downtowners...

Come out and play!

As we slide safely into spring, it’s time to shake off the winter blues, get

outside and remember just why we live here—the weather. (Not to mention the

amazing food, great music and world class art.)

To help you plan your excursions, this issue is chock full of things to do and

experience in Downtown. Check out Happenings for the art fests and green

market, Living for the neighborhood scoop, and of course the Calendar for the

ongoing events and activities. Make your list, grab your sunscreen and we’ll see

you out there.

And, while you are out, don’t forget to take time to smell the roses, or better

yet, stop and take pictures. If you get one “worth a thousand words” upload it

to our website and win a chance to have it published in our next issue. Just go

to www.scottsdaledowntowner.com and follow the links!

In the mean time, enjoy some of my favorite impromptu shots gathered

along the way since we launched last November.

Jim Nissen

Publisher

Volume 2 | Issue #3

Publisher

Jim Nissen

publisher@scottsdaledowntowner.com

Editor

Kimberly Hundley

editor@scottsdaledowntowner.com

Art Director

Erin Loukili

Designers

Kris Olmon

Jaclyn Threadgill

Photographers

Morgan Bellinger

January Alexander

Intern

Nichole Chivers

Contributing Writers

Mari Markogianis

Wendy Schulstad

Kim Kesey

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Collection what,

Scottsdale Pen:

Write On, Baby

True pen addicts know that each writing

instrument is unique—the balance and

weight in your hand, the flow of the ink

at just the right angle, the glint of the

barrel. Scottsdale Pen, the 16-month-old

specialty shop at 7137 E. Stetson Drive

(just down the way from Cowboy Ciao),

has become an inky splash of heaven for

pen dependents. “Since we’re the only

diversified pen store in Scottsdale, we’ve

been growing nicely—and thank God

for that, huh?” says Jay Sadow, owner.

Sadow divulges that the year’s bestseller

on the high-end is Visconti’s black Divina,

designed with sublime twists and sterling

strips ($470 to $825). “There is nothing

on the market close to that in appearance,”

Sadow says. On the more affordable side,

longhand lovers are stocking up on

German Lamy models ($30 to $150),

sporting a minimalist look and

high performance. Drooling

ink, yet? For more info, call

480.947.2136; visit www.

scottsdalepen.com.

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where, when and why

KAREn & JAY SADoW

Model T-Shirt = Instant Gratification

Sure, you can pick up a souvenir T-shirt—and some pretty funny

ones—to commemorate your trip to Downtown Scottsdale.

Even better, take your photos into Kactus Jock on Main

Street to emblazon a custom T in less time than it takes

to say “You’re too close to the Arizona Canal for a

nonswimmer—smile, and keep kicking!” The store’s

new high-def ink-jet apparel printer also creates vivid

images on hats, pants, bags and coasters. Plus, the

water-based textile ink is more eco-friendly than

other printing methods and gives fabrics a softer feel.

Wear your one-of-a-kind pieces proudly or overnight

them to jealous friends in windier cities. (Wedding

parties, take note of this keepsake/blackmail

opportunity!) Kactus Jock also has a

classic array of Arizona mementos such

as ASU sweatshirts, Kick Ass Salsa, metal

art and cactus plants. For more info, call

480.945.6691; visit www.kactusjock.com, or

just walk into 7233 E. Main St. and watch

your custom design become a wearable.

Puppy Love With

Reservations!

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with your

pooch on Feb. 17 at 7 p.m., at a special

dining event presented by Oh My Dog

and Digestif. The night starts off with a

three-course meal for your dog, including a

cheese-puff tart appetizer, meatloaf entree

and truffles for dessert. All the food is puppyapproved

and made just for dogs! Your dog

can then join you on the patio at Digestif as

you savor a custom people menu! Space is

limited so make your

reservations today. Call Jackie

at 480.874.1200. Any sized dog is welcome. The prepurchased

dog dinner holds your reservation. Oh My Dog

Boutique is at 7137 E. Stetson Dr., Suites 8 & 9. Digestif is

at 7114 E. Stetson Drive.

Isn’t It Loverly?

5th Ave. Art & Wine Fest

Valentine’s weekend won’t be all about sweethearts and basketball

in Downtown: The Scottsdale 5 th Avenue Fine Art & Wine Festival

returns for its third year, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 13-15, between

Scottsdale Road and Goldwater Boulevard. Along with live musical entertainment and

gourmet food, more than 100 fine artists are slated to show their work on 5 th Avenue. For

$10, patrons will also receive an engraved souvenir wine glass with six tasting tickets;

wineries participating include Kokopelli Winery, Page Springs Vineyards & Cellars and

Wilhelm Family Vineyards. If you don’t opt for wine, admission is just $3. The event,

presented by the Thunderbird Artists, will feature Western sculptor Scott Rogers. For

more info, visit www.thunderbirdartists.com/festivals/Scotts5thAve_Feb09.htm.

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All photos by morgAn bellinger And Jim nissen unless otherwise noted

Canvas &

Cadillacs

America’s classic status symbol drives

into the Arts District for a special “Canvas

& Cadillacs” show, noon to 4 p.m., Feb.

22, on Main Street and Marshall Way.

The Sonoran Cadillac LaSalle Club will

display about 40 vehicles—curvaceous

example of automotive art serving as

a backdrop to the area’s galleries. The

event coincides with The Scottsdale

Gallery Association’s Mimosa Sundays,

where ArtWalkers are treated to free

champagne and orange juice, delicious

cheeses and other treats. Participating

galleries include May Gallery, Wilde

Meyer Gallery, River Trading Co., John

Yaeger Gallery, Victoria Boyce Gallery,

Duley Jones Gallery, Scottsdale Fine

Art, Legacy Gallery, LeKAE Gallery,

Andrea Gallery, Leslie Levy Gallery,

Simic Gallery, Rive Gauche Gallery and

Gebert Contemporary. For more info,

visit www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com.

Sym-Patio

Saturdays on Marshall Way

Not so long ago, Marshall Way shone as a star

stroll for Downtown walkers. If Stuart Black

of Pangea Gallery and other proprietors along

the street have their way, it will again become a

top destination for shoppers rather than just a

charming byway off 5th Avenue.

several stores have begun collaborating on

saturday-afternoon patio presentations in

the spacious walkway before pangea, calling

the event saturdays on marshall. merchants

set up tabletops with samples of products

or brochures, jewelry vendors spread their

sparkling wares, and sometimes wine and

appetizers are offered. An open-air artist might

be dabbing at a canvas as passersby savor

aromatic samples of rare perfumes.

in essence, the patio allows vendors to bid

a cheerful and low-pressure hello to those who

might otherwise simply walk by or even miss

a storefront. saturdays on marshall, 1 p.m. to

5 p.m., also creates a memorable experience

for attendees. For example, a band performed

during the Fiesta bowl Artwalk and collectible

cars were displayed on the patio and street in

late January. on valentine’s day, occasions by

design—a jewelry, artwork and accessory shop

across the street—plans to take the lead on

an “adult date” production, and a high schoolartist

exhibit is planned in march.

the concept may be simple, but it’s

working, says black. “thursday evenings

[during Artwalk] were probably our busiest

times, but now saturday is our top day.

eventually, we’d like to get participation from

the whole street.”

Palavela Home

Ryan O’Meara

4200 n. marshall way

480.522.9684

www.palavelahome.com

Blynn Galleries

Bigs Dowdy, Ph.D.

4225 n. marshall way

480-990-1165

www.blynngalleries.com

tea party

other original participants of saturdays

on marshall include palavela homes, tea

gschwendner (tea Celebrations), scent Floral

& events, and soolia perfumes. “there has

been a lot more traffic flow and people buying

things—shoppers rather than lookers,” says

ryan o’meara, a former olympic ice skater,

who recently launched palavela home, a design

showroom that also offers couture window

treatments and custom upholstery. “it’s really

spreading the word. the street is going through

such a change.”

peter mason, of soolia perfumes, brings

an array of samples to saturday’s events.

he sprays scents on tester strips for patrons

to contemplate before deciding if they’d like

a body spritz. “i often use rare and costly

essential oils, such as agarwood and white

water lily. these and other expensive oils are

reserved by the major commercial perfume

companies for their top-of-the-line perfumes,”

he explains. Along with his own line, mason

creates custom scents, which can require 30

to 40 ingredients, and an all-natural hairspray.

soolia is available through pangea and the loft

(in the kiva Center on 5th Avenue).

enthusiasm for marshall way overflows

at tea Celebrations. the new tea shop is

Pangea Gallery

Stuart Anthony Black

4222 n. marshall way

480.990.2500

www.pangeagallery.com

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Scent Floral & Events

(Formerly Gatsby’s Fine Florist)

Aarica Alexander

4222 n. marshall way

480.946.4696

www.gatsbysflorist.com

moving to a larger space nearer 5th Avenue

in February—and soon to be renamed tea

gschwendner, after europe’s premier tea

retailer. “we’ll be one of only two stores in the

united states representing gschwendner,” says

russ graf, who co-owns the enterprise with

his wife, Cheryl. the new store, outfitted with

high-end cabinetry from germany, will offer 180

tins of loose-leaf teas available for pre-tasting

and will stage tea 101 workshops featuring

the preparation, ceremony and history of teas,

which “are a lot like wine,” says russ. (look for

the grand opening in march.)

scent Floral & events, which shares an

interior courtyard and space with pangea,

has exciting plans as well. in February,

the florist will present a variety of “wine

& design” courses, devised for those who

want to learn the art of fresh-floral design

while enjoying a glass of vino and a unique

networking opportunity.

Since its kickoff in early December,

Saturdays on Marshall has come

a long way in a very short time,

demonstrating the power of creativity

and cooperation. For information on

how to be a part of the action, contact

Stuart Black at 480.990.2500.

Soolio Perfumes

Peter Mason

4222 n. marshall way

www.soolia.com

480.505.9251

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Trolley

Schedule

• every 10 minutes

• 7 days a week

• 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

no trolley service on new years

day, memorial day, July 4th, labor

day, thanksgiving or Christmas.

The Scottsdale Trolley

is free to ride (drivers

may not accept tips)

and will take you to:

• scottsdale Fashion square

• Fifth Avenue shops

• marshall way Arts district

main street Arts district

• old town

• scottsdale Convention

& visitors bureau

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Fifth Ave. Shops



Marshall Way

Arts District


Main St. Arts District

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Transit

Center

There are numerous free

public parking areas in

Downtown Scottsdale. Please

note that some areas do have

posted time limits.

1. scottsdale Fashion square lot

& garages

2. waterfront underground garage

3. nordstrom parking garage

4. south bridge underground garage

5. rose garden underground garage*

6. north Craftsman Ct. lot

7. south Craftsman Ct. lot

8. 5th Avenue garage

9 west 1st Avenue lot

10. west main st. underground garage

11. west 2nd st. north lot

12. west 2nd st. south lot

13. old town parking Corral

14. scottsdale stadium lot

15. Civic Center library garage

16. Civic Center lot & garage

17. pepperwood lot

18. City hall lot

19. one Civic garage & lot

20. stetson lot

21. galleria garage

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Su-shhhh-i on the Mall

When the owner of Pure Sushi Bar brought his

celebrated North Scottsdale skills to Old Town, he

was all over the new Civic Center Mall building,

like white on rice. And why not? The locale

boasts grassy-knoll views, free parking, and is

next door to AZ88, the eternal city hotspot.

So, Pure premiered a few months ago, dramatic

snow-white architecture gleaming through a

towering glass perimeter. Passersby haven’t

been quite sure what to make of the lily-gilded walls,

tables and chairs. But make no mistake, inside that

wedding-white interior awaits a warm welcome

and steaming delicacies, such as sea bass bathed in

lemongrass soy, as well as sparkling fresh sushi and

sashimi. It’s no wonder that local chefs such as The

Phoenician’s executive chef dine at Pure.

“My food concept is not only traditional. I

am adding little fusion-style touches of Italian

and French cuisine,” says owner and sushi chef

Hyunwook Lee, whose resume in the kitchen

stretches from The Hyatt Las Vegas to the Valley’s

Ra restaurants. When Ra went corporate, Lee missed

the ability to express himself through his food. “I

always like creative things—not just bottom line,”

he says. “I felt that I was a nobody. That’s when I

decided to open my own restaurant.”

Secret Recipe

Lee’s concept of clean, natural flavors proved a huge

success at his first location, Pure Sushi Bar and

Dining on Hayden near Thompson Peak Parkway.

But Downtown Scottsdale is a different animal with

its own eating habits, roaming patterns and band of

sushi bars engaged in fierce battle. Without street

exposure, Pure’s mall site relies on word of mouth

or accidental discovery by those visiting the art

fairs, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, or

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.

“People have no idea we’re here because we’re

behind the street,” Lee admits. But he has no intention

of letting Pure languish as the best-tasting secret in

Old Town. Lee’s isn’t only an owner who rolls sushi—

he’s a maestro who knows how to cut, cure and prep

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fish. Every chef at Pure has worked with Lee at least

five years, and one is a certified “master” in Japan.

They know what they’re doing. You can trust them to

take you on a dining tour, from appetizer to dessert.

“Please, I’m begging everyone to try our sushi, to

try our food,” Lee says. “Try it just one time, and you

will change your mind.”

What else separates Pure from the pack? Lee

addresses a fish issue many Valley diners have

wondered about. “As a chef, I’m telling you that 90

percent of us are using the same company in L.A. to

get our fish,” he says. “What is different is how we

treat the fish—how we take care of it.” The amount

of time a salmon sits at room temperature on the

cutting board makes a huge difference once it enters

your mouth. A delicate white fish pressed too hard

during prep will lose precious oils and flavor.

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Pure’s other “secret” is ordering small amounts of

fish daily rather than stocking up for the week like many

corporate establishments. “At the risk of being extremely

busy and running out [of a certain ingredient], we’d

rather do that than serve a bad fish,” says Lee.

The Pure Dare

Critics have praised Pure for its array of hot dishes,

something of a rarity among sushi bars. It’s this

dynamic that will make devotees out of casual

diners, says Executive Chef Stephen Stromberg.

“Most restaurants do one or the other really

well. Here you can get the culinary experiences

of both worlds.” Stromberg recommends the

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roasted butterfish balanced on coconut-infused

forbidden black rice ($23), as well as the Japanese

noodle soup ($14), swimming with seafood, Asian

vegetables and shrimp tempura.

If you’re up to the Pure challenge, keep in mind

the restaurant may be hard to find, but it’s easy

to get to. Free parking with no hassles is available

at the Civic Center Parking Garage (turn off

Drinkwater Boulevard onto 2 nd Street and make an

immediate right onto Wells Fargo), as well as the lot

on Buckboard Trail (turn south off Indian School

Road). The restaurant is only a few blocks from the

Scottsdale Stadium, home to spring training games

for the San Francisco Giants.

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pure south devised a couple of delicious specials for downtown

diners. don’t miss the “robata grill party,” 7 p.m.-midnight, every

wednesday, featuring a variety of $3 to $4 skewers of meat or

vegetables. select from such fare as shrimp, sea bass, sweet

potato and korean barbecue beef. the skewers are prepared over

a smoky wood charcoal that burns so hot that meats are cooked

instantly, sealing in juices and flavor. to make a great thing even

better, pure sake and Japanese beers are on special, and a guest

dJ plays from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.

A new happy hour rolled out this month as daily, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

drink specials include half-price wines by the glass, $5 three olives

vodka flavors, and $5 Japanese beers with the option for a $1 hot

sake. this is also a chance to try appetizers and Chef/owner lee’s

specialty rolls at a reduced price. we recommend the in & out roll

($7 hh) with shrimp tempura, spicy crab mix, cucumber, cooked

shrimp and avocado in an Asian pesto sauce!


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European scenery in addition to bronzes and art glass. Treat yourself

to the gallery’s one-of-a-kind sweeping stairway leading to the

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Galleries representing each area in the

Scottsdale Arts District have opened Art

Scene Scottsdale, on the Canal at The Mix,

7144 E. Stetson Drive. “We wanted to represent the

Arts District as a whole so we could start referring

[patrons] into the galleries. It’s kind of like a

beacon,” says Beverly Roman of nearby artspace.

Developer Fred Unger offered the storefront

next to Canal restaurant for the project. The

“Scene,” which overlooks the Arizona Canal and lies

directly across the water from the patio at Olive &

Ivy, includes artworks for sale and referrals to other

gallery locations. The gallery owners view it as a way to

gain more exposure for their respective galleries and the

entire Downtown arts district.

Participating galleries are: Calvin Charles Gallery,

Marshall Way; Cervini Haas Gallery, 5th Avenue;

Duley-Jones Gallery, Main Street; Textures and Robert

Roman Gallery at artspace, 6th Avenue; and The Loft

Art Studios and Gallery, the Kiva Center.

“We’ve pinpointed our hours to attract people during

the evenings,” says Roman. For example, Art Scene

Scottsdale will be open until 9 p.m. Thursdays through

Saturdays, when night traffic along the canal is heaviest.

“We are excited about being involved in this

project because it offers us the opportunity to

showcase the work of our artists to an expanded

audience” said Kathy Duley, of Duley-Jones

Gallery, which along with marketing itself is

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throughout the Scottsdale Arts District.

Roman says the collaboration started in January and

is already succeeding in increasing leads and business

for surrounding galleries. “It’s also remarkable how

harmoniously the pieces fit into the space. The pieces flow

beautifully,” she says.

Art Scene Scottsdale provides a real link between the

galleries and the developments along the canal, agrees

Wendy Haas, owner of Cervini Haas Gallery. “Not only

does it provide greater access to and promotion of the

galleries,” she says, “but it enhances and broadens the

scope of the entire Downtown Scottsdale/Waterfront

environment by linking the new developments with the

heart and soul of what makes Scottsdale special: the arts.”

Debra Leitner, formerly a specialist at Bonhams and

Butterfields Los Angeles and Beverly Hills Appraisals, is

gallery director. To schedule a fine art appraisal, contact

Shirley Crane at 480.423.0888.

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Blooming

With Style

Unafraid of color or funky accents, and totally trusting

her designer instincts, Lori Watts opened Azalea Décor

and Gifts a couple of months ago. The boutique on Main

Street—her “dream come true”—empowers every client

to embark on a personal design journey. Watts’ own

dream home is that most elusive of Downtown Scottsdale

residences: a spacious house with a yard … not to mention

a secret gate into the heart of the Canal district.

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Watts was drawn to the house because she wanted an actual, leafy backyard

complete with green grass and night-lit Buddhas. Her rescued animals,

German shepherd-mix Walnut and cats Shadow and Mr. Bimz, needed room

to roam. But more than that, the Scottsdale native knew grass and a swimming pool

were essential to her happiness, more so than condo convenience or sky-high views. “I

like the privacy that my home provides,” she says. “I love the Arcadia area with the

mature landscape and central location. At the time that I bought the house, I didn’t

realize how easy it is to get anywhere in Downtown via the gate.”

The gate is a somewhat mysterious amenity of the neighborhood, allotting

residents code-controlled access through the “fish wall” and, bam, right up to

the mall, restaurants, galleries and events that define Downtown Scottsdale.

“It’s one of my favorite things about the location of the house,” Watts

says of her 2,700-square-foot, four-bedroom abode. Neighbors include

many families with children, as well as the owners of two storied local

pubs. “Everyone knows everyone else instead of just staying to

themselves,” she says.

Collector Pieces

Watts’ décor philosophy for interior design is

simple: If you like something, put it in your house. “I

think that nowadays there are efforts to stick with one

particular style or another,” she says. “I say, buy the things that you like and put them

together. It always works out. I’ve done just that in my home.” Watts’ home features

a menagerie of rustic and ethnic pieces that she’s collected in her travels alongside

selections from contemporary collections.


“Don’t be afraid of color or a fun, funky piece for

accent,” she advises. “Balance in a room or on a wall is

very important to me and can be achieved in any style

or taste. I realize this comes naturally to me, which is

why I opened the store. I want to help people create a

comfortable retreat for themselves in their own home.

Hence my tag line: ‘Define Your Style.’”

Many of the pieces at Azalea are one of a kind.

“I like to find things that no one else has and also

can’t get. I won’t even be able to get some of them

again. This is also reflected in my own design style

at home,” says Watts. “I have collected things like a

real goat skull with horns covered in silver tin—they

are placed over the fireplaces for good luck. I also

have a thonka [religious hanging] from Tibet that

was hand painted by monks.” Spiritual paintings to

promote positive energy, yak bells and other travel

treasures fill out Watts’ eclectic collection, which is

infused with meaning and memories.

Watts’ career more or less found her. She has

no formal education in design, but word-of-mouth

referrals kept her hopping on design projects

throughout Arizona, California and Mexico for

more than 13 years. Her degree in psychology,

she concedes, helps in assisting clients to express

themselves through design. “Décor evokes feelings

in people, whether it’s a color or texture or an

interesting piece of art. Each thing moves people

in different ways. That’s why I say relax with

decorating, and decide what it is that gives you

the feeling you’re after,” Watts says. “Once that is

established, things fall into place.”

Design Tips

Naturally, Watts is aware most people are trying to

economize these days. She even addresses the issue

on the Azalea website, essentially saying that rather

than consuming for the sake of consumption, we

should purchase objects that bring exceptional value

and inspiration to our lives. Does she have any rich

tips that won’t break the bank?

“How about making a color change with some new

toss pillows on the bed or couch?” Watts suggests.

“Bringing in some new lamps or a new piece of art

for the wall can make a huge difference in the feeling

a room gives us. There is no need to buy all new

furniture when big changes can be made with simple

accessories.” Painting an accent wall and rearranging

some of your favorite items is another economical way

to bring a fresh look to any room. “Live with the subtle

changes and you’ll be surprised what other ideas will

come to mind,” Watts says.

For more info on Azalea Decor & Gifts, 6926 E. Main

St., call 480.874.0044 or visit azaleadecor.com.

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Breakfast and More

Can Downtown Scottsdale have too many

unique, locally owned breakfast spots? Let me

think about it ... no! Fans of dinner-only Fusion

Restaurant & Lounge (on Buckboard Trail, just

south of Camelback) clearly agreed, cheering for

Matt and JenLyn Long to open a second place

dedicated to early-morning fare.

As it turns out, Daily Dose serves continuously

from 7 a.m. through evening, with a

prescription to fit every time of day and

most dishes priced under $10. The breakfast menu

features all the usual suspects and then some,

including eight omelets and seven intriguing spins

on eggs Benedict. The category of “sandwiches,

wraps & other fun things” includes options to

delight your yoga body (fruit & yogurt parfait) or

reward yourself for that recent low cholesterol score

(biscuits & gravy). Plates are rounded out with

sides of herbed potatoes, fruit, cottage cheese or the

unusual DD hash, a sauté of roasted acorn squash,

mushrooms and onions.

If you’re a carb lover, you’ll be happy to see a

section devoted to breakfast in all its battered, fried,

crispy-fried glory. Are pancakes your weakness?

Choose from buttermilk, honey whole wheat, and

gingerbread batters. “Diagnosed yourself with a

craving for French toast? Enjoy it au naturel, topped

with brown-sugared blueberries or made with

cranberry-orange breakfast bread and crowned

with strawberries.” Waffles you want? Choose plain

or sundae style with raspberry/cream/pecans or

Neapolitan flavors.

Beginning at 10:30 a.m. daily, the lunch/dinner

menu features salads, burgers and sandwiches,

tacos and a few wildcard dishes such as a citrus and

avocado shrimp cocktail and chicken wings (honey

orange or traditional). While you can’t get Fusion’s

celebrated Gladiator burger here, JenLyn says the

Daily Dose Burger, incorporating ground chuck and

Australian Kobe, is its close cousin.

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Except for the cheese component, few of Chef

Matt’s seven basic salads include protein, but you

can opt to add one from a 10-item list of “salad

toppers,” priced from $1.95 to $6.95. I’m a diehard

salad gal, but my doctor advises against unnecessary

decision-making, so I’ll choose my salad and let the

chef decide whether it begs for rock shrimp, blue

crab or shaved rib eye.

Housed in prime real estate right on Scottsdale

Road south of Indian School, Daily Dose has a full bar

and predominantly booth seating inside, with low and

high tables on the east-facing patio. Several booths

straddle the calm space between the darker, lounge-like

interior and the bright, sunny patio. If you’re not averse

to the noise of vehicles whizzing by, the patio is a sweet

spot to watch a parade of urban vignettes.

A trio of terriers trot on leashes, their noses

probing the scent of bacon and chorizo. Two

toddlers view the world from a mesh-windowed

trailer their father has hooked to his bike. Locals

glide up on Segways and grab the last patio table.

With an Alice-in-Wonderland size cup of coffee

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healthy dose of slowing down.

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It’s that time of year again when baseball fans jump

for joy and Downtowners long for more afternoon

parking. Spring Training returns to Scottsdale

Stadium, Feb. 26-April 1, where the San Francisco

Giants take on other Cactus League Teams. The

Diamondbacks play the Giants on March 3, fyi.

The stadium is two blocks east of Scottsdale Road,

on the corner of Osborn Road and Drinkwater

Boulevard. Tickets can be purchased at the

Stadium box office, online at www.sfgiants.com or

by calling 877.473.4849. Parking fills up quickly,

so fans may want to catch a free shuttle at Loloma

Transit Center near Fashion Square Mall (next to

Nordstrom) or along 5th Avenue. For more info

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Native Trails on the Mall

Around lunch time, head over to the Scottsdale Civic Center Mall to see fabulous Native

American performances, most Thursdays and Saturdays through April 11. The Native Trails

series, which started its seventh season in January, is a free display featuring tribal history,

pottery, textiles and more. Festival grounds also play host to national ambassadors who

showcase their craft-making skills. Each performance ends in an audience-participation round

dance that draws in the crowd and completes the educational journey. Grab a patio table at Pure

Sushi or AZ88 restaurants for a stylish lunch with stimulating entertainment.

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The 56th Annual Parada del Sol Parade,

known as the “world’s largest horse-drawn

parade,” features more than 100 floats, 1,000

horses and tons of cowboy fun. Produced by

the Scottsdale Jaycees, the parade starts at 10

a.m., Feb. 21, and runs north on Scottsdale

Road, between Oak Street and Indian School

Road. The parade will wrap up at The Trails

End Celebration in Old Town with dancing,

entertainment and kids’ activities. On Feb. 27

through March 1, check out the Parada Del Sol

PRCA Rodeo at WestWorld in Scottsdale. For

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A new open-air market has debuted on 5 th Avenue and Craftsman Court in

Downtown Scottsdale: The Scottsdale Green Market, dedicated to all things

sustainable and healthy, runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday through April. “This

is the first of its kind in the state where every vendor is only promoting green

products, demonstrations, produce and so on,” says Grady Soine, marketing

manager for the 5 th Avenue Merchants Association. The debut market featured

more than 30 participants, including local farmers, community gardens, artisans,

free yoga demos, a green lecture series, cottage edibles, coffees and teas, green

businesses, Thai massage, “Gordon the Garden Guy” answering all of your

gardening questions, music and more! As usual, Sunrise Bank is supporting this

Downtown effort in various ways, such as providing eco-friendly bags. Check

out the Community Garden Table, where you can tote your excess garden herbs/

veggies/fruits to market. “Bring what you want to sell in a bag with your contact

info. We’ll add your name to our list and put it

out for sale; 10 percent will go to the market,

the rest is yours!” Soine explains. Also, visit the

“Free Trade Zone,” where you can trade your

produce, seeds and such for the harvest of another

green thumber. If your business is committed to

wellness and sustainability, contact Soine about

market sponsorships at 480.544.0544.

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Fit City Kickoff

Thanks to a community initiative dedicated to promoting fitness and

improving health education, Scottsdale has become an official “Fit

City.” On Jan. 24, residents were invited to the Downtown area to

celebrate the Fit City Scottsdale kickoff—after all, what better place

to enjoy a stroll through a wealth of greenways, boutiques, galleries,

outdoor markets, music and art displays? Activities included an

Old Town Farmer’s Market Salsa Challenge, Youth Sports Slam &

Skill stations; Fire Department Youth Obstacle Course; Scottsdale

Healthcare Immunizations & Car Seat Drive; biking, walking

and running tours of Downtown, and a rock wall for climbing.

Scottsdale is one of the best communities to live, work and play,”

says Downtown Liaison Robin Meinhart. “Let’s make

sure we are equally known as the most fit city in

America.” Visit www.fitcityscottsdale.org for more

info on how to live well.

High Voltage Transmission

Brilliant bolts of white light electrified Arizona Canal at Scottsdale Waterfront,

courtesy of international artist and Phoenix native D.A. Therrien, whose artwork,

“Beautiful Light,” lit up the waterfront Jan. 16-17 for about 15 minutes every hour

throughout each evening. The spectacle featured an enormous 50-foot-wide digital

display of quartz lamps, called the 4 Letter Word Machine. Performers ascended to

platforms over the canal to move four 16-foot-square coded “letters” in a dramatic

show of flat drum switch technology. How bright was it? Try 500 kilwatts. After a

blinding flash of white light, the squares suspended high over the canal flashed letters

and angles, ultimately exploring the “magic of four letters—A, C, G, T—representing

the DNA code,” according to presenter Scottsdale Public Art.

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Two special ArtWalks in January attracted new crowds to the streets of the Scottsdale Arts District.

Galleries hosted receptions throughout the afternoon of Jan. 3 for the 11 th Annual Fiesta Bowl ArtWalk.

Streets were thronging with sports fans wearing Texas orange and Ohio blue and silver as they strolled

the district enjoying live music and prize giveaways. Then, on Saturday, Jan. 17, the Scottsdale Gallery

Association again hosted the afternoon Rockin’ ArtWalk, in association with P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll

Arizona Marathon. The marathon route, which wound through Downtown, was lined with spectators,

who enjoyed the display of athleticism amid a backdrop of world-class galleries, boutiques and eateries.

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Barrett-Jackson Fashion Show

Fleur’t Boutique raced into the New Year in a

big way with its 3rd annual Barrett-Jackson

Fashion Show on Jan. 13. For the third

consecutive year, this Scottsdale boutique took

over the Car Collector Auction and delivered a

fashion show unlike any other. Fleur’t Boutique

dominated the runway with the only men’s

and women’s fashion show of the evening (last

year Sak’s Fifth Avenue and Tommy Bahama

were the opening shows, while Fleur’t Boutique

headlined). More than 1,000 people crowded

“The Garage” at Barrett Jackson to witness

the British Punk Rock/Sex Pistol themedshow.

When it was all over and the models had

exited the runway, Fleur’t Boutique received a

standing ovation from the crowd.

Space to refresh, Mind, Body & Spirit

A.R.E. Integrative Medical & Wellness Center, a nonprofit corporation, celebrated its Scottsdale grand

opening at 3337 N. Miller Road. As guests toured the beautiful 4,100-square-foot facility, they visited

with many of the center’s doctors, therapists and staff. The new building features spacious examination

rooms, finished wood floors, and a large multipurpose lobby for classes and workshops. A.R.E. has

provided leading-edge, holistic health care to the community for more than 38 years. To learn more

about A.R.E.’s programs and services, visit www.arecenter.org.

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University of Minnesota

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and Via Soleri. At the same locale

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with performances by the marching

bands and cheerleaders of Ohio State

University and University of Texas,

competitors in the 38 th Annual Tostitos

Fiesta Bowl. Sunrise Bank was one of the

major sponsors of the event, which drew

alumni, bowl fans and other visitors to

explore the area. Doug White, president

and CEO of Sunrise Bank, delivered the

battle’s opening remarks.

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SMoCA Turns Sweet 10!

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary

Art celebrates its 10th anniversary on the

Valentine’s Day weekend. The festivities

begin with two exhibitions, 7 p.m., Feb. 13:

Seriously Funny and At the Crossroads of

American Photography: Callahan, Siskind,

Somme. The Anniversary Benefit & After

Party includes a silent auction, dinner in the

atrium of the newly renovated Scottsdale

Center of Performing Arts, and the

announcement of the 2009 Contemporary

Catalyst Award Winner. The Benefit Dinner

begins at 6:30 p.m., Feb. 14. The next day,

join Sunday A’Fair on the Scottsdale Civic

Center Mall, noon to 6:30 p.m., for handson

projects, a scavenger hunt and birthday

treats by Arcadia Farms. Inside SMoCA,

check out art activities and tours.

A’Fair Weather Fans

Boogie on the Mall

Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

is in its 22nd season of Sunday A’Fair, free

afternoon mini-festivals, noon to 4:30 p.m.,

featuring a variety of arts and entertainment

on the beautiful grounds of the Scottsdale

Civic Center Mall. The roster of musicians

for Feb. 15 and 22 include guitarist Miguel

de Maria, vocalist Khani Cole, guitarist

Shelby James, and blues band Cold Shott

and the Hurricane Horns. March 1, 8 and 15

performances include The Almost Faymous

Band, The Guerrero Family and the Axé

Capoeira Arizona, Big Nick and the Gila

Monsters, Black Velvet Band, Bríd Dower,

Don Maloney and Dyno Glides. Lawn chairs

and picnic baskets are welcome. Food and

refreshments from Arcadia Farms are also

available for purchase. For schedule details,

visit www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

Short & SMoCA’n:

Student Film Fest, Feb. 24

Scottsdale Public Art has joined renowned

artist Muriel Magenta to showcase 10 short

films created by Magenta’s students at

Arizona State University, on Feb. 24. The

Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art

will host a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed

by the screenings at 7 p.m. A short student

film, A Micrometer from Here, by Israeli

artist Amit Zakai, also is on the program.

This event is free, but seating is limited. Call

480.344.0182 to reserve your seat. For more

info, visit www.scottsdalepublicart.org.

SHC Obsorn: Certified

Level I Trauma Center

Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn is now one

of the only two Level I trauma centers in

Arizona. With verification by the American

College of Surgeons, Scottsdale Healthcare

Osborn is able to treat the most critically

injured and ill patients with a full spectrum

of medical and surgical specialists available

at any time. Osborn is the East Valley’s only

Level I trauma center with the capability to

provide total care for every aspect of injury

from prevention through rehabilitation.

Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn also shares

certification as a Cardiac Arrest Center with

Scottsdale Healthcare Shea.

Celebrate Scottsdale

Founder’s B-Day

Care to commemorate the birthday

of Scottsdale Founder Army Chaplain

Winfield Scott? The celebration begins at

noon, Feb. 26, in the courtyard adjacent

to the Scottsdale Historical Museum on

the Scottsdale Mall. This free program

features talks from local historians and

refreshments. For info, call Roberta Pilcher

at 480.990.1690.

Old Town Tours

Local resident Alice Corpstein, working with

the Scottsdale Historical Society, leads tours

around Old Town Scottsdale, starting at 10

a.m. every Tuesday through March. Meet her

at the Little Red Schoolhouse on Civic Center

Mall. For more info, call 480.312.7750.

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Cycle the Arts

Hop on your bicycle and get an up-close,

personal look at Scottsdale’s public art at the

Fourth Annual Cycle the Arts, Sunday, March

29. City staff and local art experts share facts

about the art pieces along the 5-mile route.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and riders

depart at 8 a.m. from the Scottsdale Museum

of Contemporary Art. Call 480.312.2308 for

info. Helmets are required.

SHC Offers Wealth

of Healthy Deals

A free immunization clinic for children is

offered by Scottsdale Healthcare Osborn,

8 a.m. to noon, March 7. Adults also get

a shot at some healthy deals: Get a total

cholesterol and blood glucose check at the

hospital, 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., March 10.

Cost is $20. To register, call 480.882.4636.

Take a Walk Downtown

Get out and get fit now! Seriously! In

conjunction with the Fit City Scottsdale

initiative, free walking route maps are

available to inspire the populace into

healthy jaunts. Enjoy the cool morning

breezes or early evening sunsets, all while

window shopping along the Canal bank

and among the galleries of Downtown.

Find mapped Downtown walking routes

online at www.scottsdaleaz.gov/downtown.

Best of Scottsdale

Celebration Begins

Month of February to Focus

on Arizona Artists

This year’s Best of Scottsdale® is the fi fth annual celebration of the local art

scene in in Scottsdale Downtown, with special ArtWalks every Thursday night

throughout February. Famed galleries will will feature the best of their Arizonabased

artists on Feb. Feb. 5, Feb. Feb. 12 and and Feb. 19. Then, Best of Scottsdale month

culminates in the offi cial Best Best of Scottsdale ArtWalk on on Thurs., Feb. 26, from 7

to 9pm. The public is is invited to to “ArtWalk “ArtWalk the Line” and join in the fun.

During February, ArtWalk’s Street Performers will be everywhere with more

than a a dozen live live music spots spots every Thursday night! Among the

acts you can catch: Tobie Milford, Zachary James Dodds,

Sage Gentle Wing, Grant Ferguson, Elijah Bossenbroek,

Greg Ansel, John Burton, Bossa Bossa Nossa, Mark Barry

and many others. The Feb. 26 Best of Scottsdale

ArtWalk ArtWalk lineup includes the eclectic eclectic Watershade (featuring Rebecca de

la Torre), popular folk-rocker Jeordie Jeordie and jazz group Actual Proof Trio.

Free samples from stellar Scottsdale eateries will also be featured

during the Best of Scottsdale ArtWalk…with ArtWalk…with treats from Café Carumba,

Icelandic Icelandic Glacial Water, Malee’s Malee’s Thai on Main and others. And all

ArtWalkers can enter to win win prizes such such as gift certifi cates, vacations and

more courtesy courtesy of Shell Vacations and ShowUp.com.

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The Scottsdale Arts District can be found along Main Street,

Marshall Way, Stetson Stetson and Sixth Ave., just west of of Scottsdale Rd.,

north and and south of of Indian Indian School Rd. For For more information about free free

ArtWalks, visit visit www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com.

www.ScottsdaleGalleries.com.

Deborah O’Hara

In Memorian

Calvin Charles Gallery

Longtime Arts District gallery owner Deborah

O’Hara passed away in December, leaving

behind many friends in the Scottsdale

cultural world. She created the spectacular

Calvin Charles Gallery on Marshall Way in

2002. Among her many other pursuits were

involvements with the Scottsdale Leadership

Council and the Foundation for Blind

Children. Deborah O’Hara’s contribution to

the local art scene will be sorely missed.

Dick Phillips

Painter

Duley Jones Gallery

Scottsdale artist Dick Phillips is being

featured at Duley Jones Gallery February 1-28

during Best of Scottsdale month. Phillips

has taught watercolor classes in the Valley

for many years, while exhibiting his acrylic

abstract landscapes in galleries around the

country. His most recent body of work features

abstract floral paintings, in which he fuses

his two different styles in an explosion of vivid

color and fluidity.

Jeordie | Musician, Scottsdale ArtWalk

She goes simply by her first name, Jeordie, just like her famous mom

Melanie did in the ‘70s when she had hits like “Brand New Key” and

“Beautiful People”. But Valley-based Jeordie is a musical force in her

own right, and she’s become a popular downtown attraction when

appearing at Arts District events like the upcoming Best of Scottsdale

ArtWalk (Thursday, Feb. 26). Have a listen!

ArtWalk Galleries

Visit these new members of the Scottsdale Gallery Association during

ArtWalk, held every Thursday from 7 to 9pm.

Naked Horse Gallery

4151 N. Marshall Way

480-947-0221

www.nakedhorse.com

May Gallery

3922 N. Scottsdale Rd.

480-922-1801

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7100 E. Main Street

480-970-8780

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Solis Project Approved

The Scottsdale City Council approved

the proposed Solis Scottsdale Resort and

Residences northeast of Camelback and

Scottsdale roads on Jan. 28. The Solis project,

formerly known as Waterview, is a proposed

mixed-use development of condominiums

and a resort hotel on about 11.5 acres along

the southern bank of the Arizona Canal north

of Camelback Road.

ArtWalk Celebrates

Scottsdale’s Best

The month of February brings the 5th

annual “Best of Scottsdale” celebration.

Everybody is invited to “ArtWalk the Line,”

Thursdays, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with street

musicians performing all night. Famed

galleries feature Arizona-based artists on Feb.

12 and 19. The Best of Scottsdale ArtWalk

also features great music, free restaurant

samples and prizes. For more info, visit www.

scottsdalegalleries.com.

Listen Up … Buskers!

The Scottsdale Arts District has added

a new street music program featuring

“buskers,” or street musicians, who play

every Thursday during ArtWalk, 7 p.m. to

9 p.m. Buskers were selected from an open

competition between Valley solo artists—and

songwriter James Dodds and violinist Tobie

Milford earned one-month spots. More open

mics will be featured in late February. For

more info, visit www.scottsdalegalleries.com

Jazz Star Lands

in Arts Center

In its newly renovated atrium, Scottsdale

Center for the Performing Arts presents jazz

musical prodigy Esperanza Spalding on Feb.

28. The 24-year-old artist has earned acclaim

for her instrumental chops, a siren voice that

spans three languages, and composing and

arranging skills that weave traditional and

progressive styles. The intimate, cabaret-style

show offers table seating for two to four, as

well as a wine and food menu. Tickets are $25.

For more info, call 480.994.2787.

See ‘My First Time’

at Theater 4301

The off-Broadway hit My First Time comes

to Theater 4301, featuring four actors

telling about their first sexual experiences.

The acclaimed new play—both funny and

heartbreaking—follows the style of The

Vagina Monologues. Performances are

scheduled Feb. 13 to March 15. For more

info, visit www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org;

call 480.994.2787.

Farrelli Is New

AIBH President

The Arizona Institute for Breast Health

announced its newly elected president

is Wendy Farrelli, co-owner of Farrelli’s

Cinema Supper Club in Scottsdale. Elected

to a two-year term, Farrelli hopes to reach

more Valley women dealing with a breast

cancer diagnosis who can benefit from the

support and education offered by AIBH.

Farrelli joined the board in August 2004

and previously served as board secretary

and marketing committee chair. She has

also been the co-chair of The Pink Light

District, the organization’s signature annual

fundraising event.

Slide Into the

Home Opener

The San Francisco Giants return to

Scottsdale Stadium for the 2009 Spring

Training season. The home opener is

Thursday, Feb. 26 at 1:05 p.m. For more

info, visit www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/Stadium.

Close-knit Community

Creates Coral Reef

Interested in “exaggerated” crochet? Learn

the basics and become an insider in the

unique and exciting challenge to create

Scottsdale’s Hyperbolic Crochet Coral Reef.

This hand-crocheted, 2,000-square-foot reef

will be displayed April 11 at the Scottsdale

Civic Center Library. No experience is

necessary to attend the free workshops, held

through March.

Young @ Art Go High Tech

The newly reopened young @ art gallery in the Scottsdale

Museum of Contemporary Art is now showing high-tech, digital

art from eight Valley schools. Dedicated to youth art, the

exhibit Computer Generation: High School Art in the Digital Age

continues through April 29. The exhibition acknowledges how

today’s teens, who have grown up with computer technology,

are breaking ground toward a high-tech future. Technology

is changing the way high school students produce art in their

classrooms, with kids experimenting with computer animation,

Adobe Photoshop and other computer-based applications. The

opening reception is 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Feb. 13.


Living

Take the Resort Trolley

Take a free ride on The Scottsdale

Resort Trolley along Scottsdale Road

and Lincoln Drive to the Downtown

Scottsdale area. The trolley is available to

ride Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m.

to 6 p.m., through April 26.

Naturopath Joins

Healing Joint

A new naturopath has joined the wellness

staff of The Healing Joint, 2334 N.

Scottsdale Road. Dr. Jason Sherbondy,

a licensed naturopathic physician, offers

integrative treatments focusing on

weight and pain management medicine,

along with preventative and aesthetic

Calendar

Scottsdale ArtWalk

Thursdays, 7-9 p.m.

west of scottsdale road

along main street to

goldwater blvd. and on

marshall way north of

indian school road to 5th

Avenue, stetson and 6th

Avenue; free

Old Town

Farmer’s Market

Saturdays,

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

in the parking lot on the

corner of brown Avenue and

2nd street; free

Canal Concert

Series

Saturdays,

noon-3 p.m.

live music along the

water’s edge, just north of

marshall way bridge; free

Old Town Pima

Plaza Music Series

Saturdays,

noon-3 p.m.

live music on the

southwest corner of 1st and

brown avenues; free

Lululemon Yoga

Saturdays, 9 a.m.

lululemon Atheletica offers

free yoga. located behind

Fine Cellar’s at 7051 e. 5th

Ave., suite e.

The Scottsdale

Green Market

Sundays,

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

local produce and products

related to health, wellness

and sustainable living at the

intersection of Craftsman

Court and Fifth Avenue.

Old Town Tours

Tuesdays, 10 a.m.

through March

tours around old town

scottsdale starting at 10

a.m. meet at the little red

schoolhouse on Civic Center

mall; free

5th Ave. Fine Art &

Wine Festival

Feb. 13-15,

10 a.m.-5 p.m.

wine, music and more

than 60 artists entertain

along Fifth Avenue between

scottsdale road and

goldwater boulevard.

Puppy Valentine’s

Dinner

Feb. 17, 7 p.m.

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treatments. Patients have the

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Travelers Still

Love Scottsdale

Travel Leaders named Scottsdale the

sixth-most-popular travel destination in

the results of its Annual Travel Trends

survey. Scottsdale had 19 percent

popularity, just behind New York as one

of the most popular travel destinations.

The rankings were based on the

responses from 547 of the company’s

travel agents, surveyed between Nov. 20

and Dec. 15. Las Vegas and Orlando, Fla.,

took the top two spots.

What’s coming up in Downtown

Parada Del

Sol Parade

Feb. 21, 10 a.m.

“world’s largest horsedrawn

parade,” featuring

floats, horses, bands and

tons of cowboy fun along

scottsdale road between

oak street and indian

school road.

Best of

Scottsdale

ArtWalk

Feb. 26, 7-9 p.m.

walk along the scottsdale

Arts district for prizes,

music and free samples

from scottsdale eateries.

5th Annual

Festival ArtWalk –

“A Glass Act”

Mar. 19, 7-9pm

this year’s event features

magnificent glass art by

gallery and festival artists.

hosted by the scottsdale

gallery Association in

conjunction with the

scottsdale Arts Festival,

scottsdale Cultural Council

and scottsdale Convention

& visitors bureau.

Don’t take our word for it

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other’s are

saying about us:

Winner – Phoenix Magazines

“Best New Restaurants” Oct.’08

“Best of the Valley Wine Selection” Sept.’08

Winner – New Times: Best of Phoenix 2008

“Best Place to take a Wine & Food Geek”

Winner – Get Out Magazines

“2008 Top 10 New Restaurants

in the East Valley”

EVERY WEEK AT FINE’S CELLAR

Every Monday 50% off the Food!

The whole menu all Day, Lunch and Dinner. Reservations recommended.

Every Tuesday 50% off the Wine List.

All the wines on the wine list are half off - by the Bottle, Glass and Taste, for

dine in only. Reservations recommended.

Every Wednesday Fine’s Chef’s Table!!

This is a unique 4 course dinner created by Chef Cullen Campbell every

week. Hosted by a Winery or Importer maximum attendees 14.

Reservations required. Sells out every week. Depending on the Wines

the price ranges between $75 & $90 wine and food included.

Every Thursday is a Drop in tasting.

Hosted by a Winery or Importer. Drop in anytime between 5:00pm and

6:30 to do a tasting of at least 4 wines for free.

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Life Is Perfect…

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“LET GO AND SURRENDER.”

“There are no mistakes.” “Go with the

flow.” “Trust the process.” Have you

heard phrases like these before? Do

they sound like a bunch of New Age

nonsense? Maybe they annoy you, or

perhaps you’ve sometimes tried to

follow them to no avail.

I believe there is perfection in

what each of us believes, and that our

beliefs can all be true. I know this goes

against much of what we are taught in

our world: right and wrong; black and

white; good and bad. But I feel that

what is true for each of us is can be

found in our own hearts. Therefore, if

anything I say does not resonate with

your heart, then trust your heart, not

my words.

We are all put on this world to

create. And we each have amazing gifts

to offer. They aren’t always obvious,

in-your-face gifts. Most are subtle and

go almost unnoticed. Yet, they are what

make us unique and precious.

However, to tap into our individual

gifts, we must get to know what is in

the heart. Our hearts are clouded by

all sorts of experiences and resulting

emotions, some of which date back to

an early age. Others have told us what

to believe, and we have been rewarded

and punished based on how we express

ourselves. Most of us have regrets and

wish that certain aspects of our life

were different.

But what if it has all been perfect?

What if we needed every experience

By WenDy

SCHulSTAD

we’ve had, every emotion we’ve felt

and every thought we’ve created to

lead us to this moment? And what if it

is no coincidence that you are reading

this article right now? What if your life

is being beautifully orchestrated and

always has been? What if you knew

that all you ever needed had been

provided to you, and always would be?

What if you could have everything you

ever wanted?

If you were open to these ideas,

could you let go and surrender to each

moment? Could you trust the process

at hand and go with the flow, knowing

there are no mistakes?

Believing in the perfection of life can allow

us to accept everything and everyone.

Believing in the perfection of life

can allow us to accept everything and

everyone. It gives us confidence that

we know all we need to know, and we

don’t need to know everything. By

feeling our feelings to the fullest yet

realizing that we are not our feelings.

they need not consume us. We can

live with our hearts fully open,

trusting in all that is provided for us,

whether or not life seems to be going

our way.

Whatever we look for is what we

see in our life. So, if we choose to

trust that our life is on purpose, then

we will continually find evidence to

support our belief. However, if we

need proof beforehand, then we will

always be seeking proof and most

likely never see the perfection that lies

before us. Life is how we see it. What

do you see?

Wendy Schulstad is the founder of Rustic Sage Healing Haven, a community wellness

center located in the heart of downtown Scottsdale at 7050 East 5th Avenue. The Haven is a

transformative space that provides a safe place for people to explore their own individual healing

process through a variety of services, classes and workshops. Wendy is available for wellnessrelated

speaking engagements and freelance editorial opportunities. To find out more information

about the Haven and upcoming events, call 480.990.1994 or go to www.rusticsagehaven.com.


Cocktail Chaser

Drink Deeply

At This Canal

WHY WAS CANAL’S “LIqUID

Fashion” happy hour so sparsely

populated on the afternoon I dipped

into its exquisite half-price martinis

and fine wines? In the name of

journalistic integrity, I was forced to

return the next week, and yes, sample

more appetizers just to make sure I

wasn’t missing anything. Plus, try a

couple more martinis.

The verdict: I sure wasn’t missing

anything, but a whole bunch of people

were. True happy hour lovers need

to wake up (4 p.m.-7 p.m. weekdays)

and smell the ginger martini, not to

mention the corn cakes. And though

you can’t smell them, the sunset views

and people watching along the canal

are also heady factors in the equation

Happy hour lovers need to wake up

and smell the ginger martini

any time of day or night. Swell spots

to savor a cocktail don’t come much

sweller than Canal.

Maybe the whole “Liquid Fashion”

theme is throwing off the regular

happy crowd, especially man types

self-conscious about their ties. Arrayed

in my new fat clothes (corn cakeintolerant

thyroid, OK?), I witnessed

nothing trendier than a swizzle stick

that may or may not have been a

moonlighting Mary-Kate Olsen.

The prices go down easy, but

Canal’s drink menu offers more

than a deal. This is a chance to

experiment with many of the edgy

liqueurs and creative concoctions

that are bringing back the heyday

of the cocktail. Some of the most

intriguing recipes I’ve tasted all year

have been served in a glass. That’s

Kim Kesey is a freelance writer in the Valley. The last time she turned down a cocktail, she

misunderstood the question.

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why I had to try the vodka martini

with rosemary-infused honey and

house-made organic lemonade. The

glass is garnished with an entire

branch of rosemary, roughly the

length of an infant’s arm, ensuring a

tremendous whiff of the herb.

Then there is my fave: the Red

Peach Mojito, fragrant with shredded

peach and swirling with chopped rose

petals; a dose of prosecco on top to

cut the sweetness. And you’ll swear

you’ve bitten a Barlett when you sip the

Pear Alsace martini, a blizzard of pear

pureed on premises. Whatever your

choice, you can count on unforgettable

vs. regrettable.

Canal also offers five happy hour

appetizers. My “light” recommendation

is the fresh and tasty chopped salad.

But let’s face it, you’ll be severely

tempted by the Sweet Corn Cakes ($5),

teamed with oil-licked arugula and red

pepper puree.

If you’re looking to replace dinner,

go for the Grilled Cheese, bursting with

aged cheddar, fontina and manchego

with bacon ($8). The dish includes a

tiny tureen of tomato bisque that rivals

the main act.

With its intoxicating array of eats

and exotic martinis at just $5 to $7

per huge happy hour serving, Canal is

a top-notch place to paddle. Oh, and

wine lovers hold onto your stems—

every glass is half-price as well. Can

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Mr. Downtowner

Monte Anderson

Braining on the Parade

By KiMBERLy HuNDLEy | Photo by MORgAN BELLiNgER

Let’s face it, those 1,000 horses, 100-plus floats and cloud-sized

balloons aren’t going to march themselves down Scottsdale Road for

the Parada del Sol Parade. A team of good souls has to organize the

Scottsdale Jaycee’s free event, and someone has to lead them. For the

last two years, APS Special Events Coordinator Monte Anderson has

“marshaled” the event as parade chairman, knocking on doors along

the Downtown Scottsdale parade route with a trusty backup of covolunteers

who perform a myriad of tasks with no horsing around—

though it turns out that clowning around is a solid prerequisite.

What was that first year like?

It was something else! I’d worked on

the APS Fiesta of Lights Parade, the

Fort McDowell Fiesta Bowl Parade and

this was different because you have

to deal with a lot of horses. We also

decided to add huge balloons [to the

Parada], and the kids ate it up.

Is this parade a tradition you

grew up with?

I was raised in the West Valley, and

have lived in the Phoenix area all 32

years of my life. I’d attended many

Parada del Sol parades, most recently

as a member of the APS Volunteer

Clown Troupe. Then the opportunity

arose for me to be the parade

chairman, and I couldn’t pass it up.

APS has been a major supporter of the

Parada for many years.

What might we expect to

experience?

This year’s theme is “Making Old

Family Traditions New Again!”

You’ll see more of the huge balloons,

marching bands, many different

types of horses, lots of traditional

Western wear, an antique carriages,

stagecoaches and wagons.

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How do the Parada volunteers

coordinate with Downtown

entities?

We deliver parking passes and flyers to

all the Downtown businesses that are

directly affected. We stop in each store

and converse with the owners/managers,

and let them know that the parade and

Trail’s End celebration are coming soon.

This allows them to plan on road closures

and increased foot traffic.

What has been one of the

biggest challenges as well as

your greatest thrills as parade

chairman?

I wanted to make everyone happy. I

know now, of course, that’s not going to

happen, so I decided that if I can please

80 percent of everyone involved, it’s a

success. One of my greatest joys was

riding in the parade last year as parade

chairman and being able to thank

everyone on the parade route for coming

out and enjoying a free family event.

What has it been like working

with the Jaycees?

At first, I was pretty nervous about

becoming a Jaycee. I didn’t know what it

would entail. However it didn’t take long

for the nervousness

to wear off, and I think

it’s because of everyone’s

willingness to help you

out and they treat you like

family. In all, I would say

that it’s one of the top-five

best things I’ve done for

my career.

So, what about next year?

Are you on board for 2010?

Yes. It’s like a lot of my friends

at Parada del Sol say, “If you

do it once, you’re locked in for

life.” I can’t explain it … there

is something about being able

to help preserve an American

tradition as well as helping to

educate the younger generation

about the old ways.

The 56 th Annual Parada del Sol

Parade, 10 a.m. Feb. 21, runs

down Scottsdale Road from Oak

to Indian School, and wraps

up in Old Town for the “Trail’s

End” celebration on 1st Avenue

and Main Street. PRCA rodeo

festivities follow, Feb. 27-March

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