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Fun hobbies to try

Detoxifying spa treatments

Fresh culinary finds

Festivals and fundraisers

MEET THE

PEOPLE

TO WATCH

IN 2019

GARY

SINISE

Supporting those who serve

The actor and humanitarian auctions a

customized 1981 Jeep CJ7 to benefit veterans

and first responders at the 48th Annual

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction

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Celebrate Youth at Blue Door Ball draws more than 800

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and auctions while highlighting a group of inspiring Club

teens competing to be named Youth of the Year.

Learn more, get tickets and become a sponsor

at www.bgcs.org/bluedoorball.

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Change

Your Look

Contents

BEFORE

AFTER

AFTER

Short Hair

Specialist

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Scottsdale, AZ 85254

(Located directly behind Sapporo)

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ON THE COVER: Gary Sinise. Photo by Kharen Hill/CBS.

Features

42 SUPPORTING THOSE WHO SERVE

Actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise auctions a customized

1981 Jeep CJ7 to benefit veterans and first responders at

the 48th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction

47 CONCIERGE CONVERSATIONS

Get to know the stories of eight local experts who have

made it their mission to serve others


Parisian

Perfection

A one-on-one interview with renowned

French stylist Jo, owner of Jo Paris Salon

Jo Paris Salon features the lavish, luxurious surroundings

you would expect in any upscale locale, but there’s

a crucial difference within the welcoming atmosphere, suffused

with a familial warmth that puts you instantly at ease.

And the differences don’t end there; in every facet of the experience

is the evidence of a deeply connected team, each

member striving to provide premium-quality services and unforgettably

gracious treatment.

The salon is the kind of place its owner and namesake,

Jo, had always dreamed of opening. With an innate sense of

beauty and talent, he began his career in Paris mentored by

France’s most celebrated stylists. After moving to Cannes, Jo

quickly gained an illustrious reputation as the premier stylist

of the Cannes Film Festival, where he spent a decade styling

celebrity clientele. But it was another move, this time to

Arizona, that led him to open Jo Paris Salon – and the Valley

has never looked better.

We sat down with Jo to find out a few things about his salon,

his stylists, and which products he can’t live without.

Q: Your salon has quite a sizeable staff. How do you choose

your stylists?

A: I make sure that we don’t have a revolving door of stylists.

We try to make sure we hire stylists with years of experience

who add something to the team. Everyone has a specialty,

and we try to showcase that strength – we are one of the

few salons that can accommodate just about any client with

any kind of hair.

Q: So you have specialists for every need? Amazing! What

services do you offer?

A: We offer almost anything. Color, cuts, extension, ombre,

balayage, perms, relaxer, keratin treatments, updos and

Olaplex. We offer services to men, women, and children. We

also have an amazing aesthetician and offer Microblading.

Q: With such a variety of services, you must use a lot of products.

Are there certain lines you swear by?

A: We use four different styling lines. The most prestigious

line we offer, and we are incredibly proud to have, is Oribe –

they’re the best products I have ever used. They are specially

formulated for every hair type and super-concentrated. I’m

not sure I have ever used an Oribe product on my client and

they aren’t absolutely in love with their hair. The smell alone

keeps people coming back, but it really does what it says it

will do. For curly hair, we are also a Ouidad salon. Our color

line, Goldwell, is the only one that actually has hair preserving

protein in the color itself. It’s easy to work with, true to

tone color that lasts much longer than most. It’s also one of

the few color lines that we found to be friendly for people

with sensitive skin or color allergies. We also happen to have

our own in-salon Goldwell educator as part of our staff, so the

education we get for color trends makes us experts in the line.

Q: Do Jo Paris Salon stylists participate in any other continuing

education?

A: Yes. You never stop learning, and we try to expand our

knowledge. The staff is constantly choosing to learn new

things and stay ahead of the trends. They love what they do,

and it shows!

Q: Your friendly, hospitable service makes everyone feel comfortable.

Why is that important to you?

A: Everyone deserves to be pampered. We do have some very

prominent clients, but we also have everyday regular people.

I wanted to make a place where someone could come in as

they are, have a cup of coffee and maybe make a friend while

doing it. Our guests can expect that every experience they

have with us will be a great one, from their very first visit.

Jo Paris Salon & Spa is located at 14202 N. Scottsdale

Rd. and at (480) 663-8994 or visit their website at

www.joparissalon.com


Contents

Pulse

27 UP CLOSE

Olenka Cullinan helps women

pursue their passions and build

their businesses

30 BEAT

Danielle Pyatt has created an

ideal space for coffee, kids and

camaraderie

32 BEAT

For Joe Cunningham, the forecast

is always sunny

34 HIS STYLE

Meet David Kaufman

Now

83 HOT TICKET

Disney’s Aladdin

36 HER STYLE

Meet Andrea Bazilus

38 NOTICED

Women on the scene

84 LOWDOWN

News to know

88 DO

Great upcoming events

90 CALENDAR

Noteworthy events

94 EVENT

Celebration of Fine Art

96 EVENT

Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction

98 OUT

New hobbies to try

100 OUT

Detoxifying spa treatments

102 CULTURE

Holly Ruggles’ marine-inspired art

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106 ALLURE

Nourish yourself

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The

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20 TELL

Editor’s note

138 SEEN

Who went where and

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Contents

TELL

It’s no secret that January in

Scottsdale is like the holidays for car

lovers. Collector Car Week brings in

auto shows aplenty, and the largest

one of them – the Barrett-Jackson

Scottsdale Auction – is more than just

fun and games, though it’s that too.

Returning for its 48th year,

Barrett-Jackson is known for bringing

in high-profile vehicles auctioned

for charity by even more high-profile

people. This year highlights actor

Gary Sinise, who you’d recognize

as Lieutenant Dan from Forrest

Gump and his roles in Apollo 13 and

Ransom, auctioning a custom 1981

Jeep CJ7 with all proceeds going

to his eponymous charity, the Gary

Sinise Foundation, benefiting veterans

and first responders.

As you’ll read in his cover story

(page 42), Sinise has worked with veterans’ organizations since the ’80s, but it was his

portrayal of Lieutenant Dan that spurred him to build a platform of his own to support

those who serve.

I’ll admit I’m no car lover myself (though I do know quite a bit thanks to our Wheels

page and my former years as an editor at AAA Arizona’s magazine!), but the charitable

efforts of Barrett-Jackson, and its partnerships like those with Sinise, are certainly something

I’m on board with.

Other things I’m on board with? Trying something new (page 98), taking care of

yourself and your skin (pages 100 and 106), anything blue (pages 105 and 123), soothing

soups in winter (page 134), drinks almost too pretty to sip (page 130), discovering

new places to dine (pages 84 and 146), and finding something that tugs at your heart

strings. For me, that was stumbling upon a new gourmet popcorn shop in Downtown

Scottsdale called Ollie Pop (page 86). Because Ollie was the name of my dog who

crossed the rainbow bridge last year, I became an instant fan of this shop before I even

tried the popcorn. Sometimes the most seemingly small things – whether they are places

or gestures – can hold the greatest significance.

On that note, may you begin 2019 with a month of discoveries, both big (perhaps

scoring the auto you’ve always admired) and seemingly small (such as finding your own

version of Ollie Pop). If I have learned anything in the last year that I am taking into 2019,

it’s that kindness – to others and to yourself – counts. Taking a cue from our cover star, pay

it forward when you can and be kind always.

Happy New Year,

Chelsea Young

Editor-in-Chief

chelsea@richmanmediagroup.com

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UP CLOSE / BEAT / HIS STYLE / HER STYLE / NOTICED

BY MANDY HOLMES / PHOTOS BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE

INSPIRE & EMPOWER

Olenka Cullinan helps women pursue their passions and build their businesses

Olenka Cullinan is passionate about empowering women to

level-up their businesses and mindsets via her 30-day online challenge-style

bootcamps, speaking engagements, and #iStartFirst

Summit. As a best-selling author and success coach, Cullinan

has dedicated the majority of her professional career to helping

people, especially millennials, develop the skills needed to succeed

in entrepreneurship, leadership and business.

The mindset that drives Cullinan has been with her for many

years – when she was 14, her mom gave her a card that said,

“Always play by your own rules” and she never stopped doing

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UP CLOSE

just that. After moving to the U.S. from Russia at the age of 19

with $450 of borrowed money in her pocket, Cullinan quickly

learned the value of hard work and perseverance. While working

three jobs with no financial aid or scholarship to pay for college

and basic living expenses, she maintained her position on the

dean’s list every semester and graduated with several degrees,

including a master’s in European studies.

With entrepreneurship in her blood thanks to a mother who

built a wine-making business, it was only a matter of time before

Cullinan started her first company. A mom herself, Cullinan

launched Rising Tycoons when she saw that high school and college

students were struggling with the basic life skills that would

enhance their business trajectory.

“They were being trained to pass tests, but not provided the

tools to spring them forward in their careers,” she says.

Rising Tycoons was started as a youth-driven company

for teens that taught them skills through entrepreneurship and

leadership training. In 3 1/2 years, she helped more than 10,000

teens and 1,500 educators through the program, but she knew

she could do even more.

Around the same time, Cullinan noticed the glaring gender

gap in the business and leadership worlds and turned her focus

to helping women step into the spotlight.

“While I wanted to fix the gender gap in business, I knew

nothing about working with women,” Cullinan says.

After creating and implementing the hashtag #iStartFirst

into her female-geared speeches, the hashtag’s popularity grew

like wildfire. Soon, the inaugural #iStartFirst Summit took place,

followed by online bootcamps limited to 20 ladies at a time and

in high demand today.

“I realized that if we, as women, are willing to go through

bootcamps for diets and exercise, we can most certainly go

through one for business and mindset,” Cullinan says. “And to

do it in a collaborative and safe environment, in competition with

yourself only and no judgment, I could create something that

would make the business map easy.”

Finding Her Calling

When Cullinan was invited to co-author her first book, Passionistas:

Tips, Tales and Tweetables for Women Pursuing Their Dreams, it

solidified that working with women is what she was meant to do.

“I met the most incredible group of talented, brave, passionate

and brilliant ladies, and I realized that I had to inspire more of

them,” she says, noting that a large part of her philosophy is to

teach women to stop preparing for the perfect moment and start

doing instead.

Cullinan has always had the natural ability to help and inspire

people, and that’s how the #iStartFirst Summit evolved. The summit

is a one-day transformational event of workshops, tools and

strategies to empower women into action. Watching women succeed

and build their dreams is what fuels Cullinan, who explains,

“It’s truly never about the spotlight; it’s always about the impact.”

As a woman in business, Cullinan believes there is still so

much to unlearn from our past, our parents’ pasts, and society’s

rules. She feels honored to facilitate this authentic, raw and vulnerable

female movement and considers it to be a learning process,

as each gender leads and runs businesses very differently.

“Women are nurturing by nature. They are givers and often

need to learn to put themselves first,” Cullinan says. “When I see

another woman come into her powerful self, shining her light –

and I’m a part of her journey – that fills me with joy.”

Call it a superpower if you will, but Cullinan is categorically

good at believing in women’s best versions of themselves before

they can see it in the mirror.

With two best-selling books and two TEDx talks under her

belt, the young girl from Russia with a few hundred bucks in her

pocket turned business mogul is on the road to global domination.

2019 is the year of expansion for #iStartFirst. I’m looking

to bring bootcamps to other states and to launch the summit in

one more city outside of Phoenix. This brand is truly a legacy for

me; it’s not about me, but about the incredible tribe of women

who are ready to set their journeys on fire,” Cullinan says. “On a

personal note, I want to be able to have the freedom to travel and

meet other inspiring women globally so I can show my daughter

that she, too, can always play by her own rules.”

28 So Scottsdale! January ‘19


How to handle fine hair -Ask the expert!

Rodney Gentry, Full-service Designer and

Hair Color Specialist, Sachi Studios

From static issues to limp, dull styles, fine

hair can sometimes feel impossible to get

right. Thankfully, expert color specialist Rodney

Gentry, based at Sachi Studios in Scottsdale, is

here to help!

Q: First, why is it that some of us have finer

hair than others?

Rodney Gentry: Fine hair results when

each individual strand of hair has a small circumference,

so that individual strands are not

as large as those belonging to other people

whose hair has a wider circumference.

Q: Do people with fine hair have particular

problems as a result of the hair’s fineness?

RG: Clients with fine hair tend to come to

me with a similar range of complaints. While

fine hair can look sleek and beautiful, it can

be difficult to style. Many clients also wish for

more volume to their hair.

Q: How do you help them to overcome these

issues?

RG: There are plenty of options for those

with fine hair. Highlights are one way to add

volume and texture, and lowlights can work

really well, too. It is really incredible what you

can do with color. Clients always get a boost

when they see how different their fine hair

looks after it has undergone a color treatment.

There are also some great products on

the market to help with fine hair. I’m loving

Goldwell Kerasilk Repower range right now.

The four products—shampoo, conditioner,

volume plumping cream, volume blow-dry

spray—harness the power of natural ingredi-

ents like carob in order to create long-lasting

volume that leaves the hair bouncy and lightweight.

Products like these work wonders, and

it is great to be able to introduce clients to

them and know how much they will enjoy the

effect that they have.

Simple things like drying technique can

also make a big difference. People with fine

hair should lift the hair outward and upward as

they dry if they want maximum volume. They

should also avoid brushing it when wet, as fine

hair can break very easily.

Q: What other problems do people with fine

hair face?

RG: Fine hair can be more prone to damage

than thick hair, so those with fine hair need

to be careful about over-styling and the use of

chemical treatments. Here at Rodney Gentry,

we specialize in using products that are kind

to the hair, and that nurture it at the same time

as coloring it. I don’t believe that there is any

place for harsh chemical treatments in a modern

salon—they just aren’t necessary anymore.

Enzyme-based products can color hair beautifully,

and are so much kinder to it than the old

peroxide-based treatments.

Q: Can you recommend any quick fixes for

those with fine hair?

RG: Well, a quick trip to Sachi Studios,

for one! For those after a quick fix at home,

I would recommend always having a deep

conditioning masque on hand, ready to be

used as a weekly treatment or whenever particularly

luscious locks are required. On a daily

basis, it really doesn’t get much better than the

Goldwell Kerasilk volume line for those looking

for added body.

Q: We’ve focused on the problems and solutions

of fine hair here, but are there also

advantages to it?

RG: Of course! Fine hair can look stunning,

just like all other types of hair. Fine hair tends to

be soft and silky. This makes it harder to style,

but the flip side is that it can almost glow with

a wonderful, natural shine. Those with curly

fine hair will also find they spend much less

time straightening it than their thicker-haired

friends. Fine hair is also brilliant for the summer

months, when it helps to keep the head cooler.

Just like all other hair types, fine hair comes

with plentiful advantages, as well as its own

particular issues!

Full-service designer and hair color specialist Rodney Gentry can be reached at StainD

in Sachi Studios, 10201 N Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, AZ 85253. Call 480.639.2000 to

make an appointment or visit www.rodneygentry.com for further information.


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FAMILY MATTERS

Cafe Au Plait owner Danielle Pyatt has created an ideal space for coffee, kids and camaraderie

While some people look for tranquility in their favorite

coffee shop, Cafe Au Plait owner Danielle Pyatt

has fostered a space in which parents can enjoy a cup

of joe while their children play and socialize in a safe,

clean environment.

Pyatt and her husband Taylor share a passion for

coffee shops, but after their daughter was born, they

realized it was difficult to find a place that caters to

families, where gourmet beverages and snacks are

paired with a space in which little ones can get their

wiggles out. As a result, in October 2018, the Pyatts

opened the European-inspired Cafe Au Plait along

McDowell Mountain Ranch Road to do just that.

With midwestern roots and a background in culinary

arts, Pyatt followed in her parents’ footsteps by

starting a small business, something she had always

imagined doing.

“There is such a sense of community that comes

with owning a small business,” she says. “I wanted to

build something like that for my daughters to grow up

with.”

Pyatt says the inspiration for both their business

and their personal life comes from the various cuisines,

cultures and fashions they’ve been lucky enough to

experience thanks to Taylor’s career in professional

hockey and the opportunity to live and travel throughout

the world.

“We take away pieces of what we love from each

of those places, and we’ve been able to integrate them

into our business and home life,” Pyatt says.

Today, the Scottsdale transplant is busy settling

into her new home, chasing her two-year-old, and

getting ready for the family’s newest addition, arriving

in February.

The focus on family stays as strong as ever as

Pyatt works on the next phase of Cafe Au Plait, which

will include options for private parties, children’s birthday

parties, baby showers and more.

“My favorite thing about our business is getting

to do it side by side with my husband,” Pyatt shares.

“Being able to create a business that goes along with

our current lifestyle and seeing that other people in similar

situations appreciate what we’ve built is gratifying.”

BY MANDY HOLMES / PHOTO BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE

30 So Scottsdale! January ‘19


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For Joe Cunningham, the forecast is always sunny

While most of the country settles in for what will

likely be a long, dark winter, Arizona is expecting sun all

season long – which is exactly what Joe Cunningham,

the co-founder of Sunny Energy, likes.

Cunningham’s road to Sunny Energy, one of

Arizona’s largest providers of residential and commercial

solar energy systems, began in New York.

“In my teens, I was an avid road cyclist in

Buffalo, and then I studied civil engineering at Cornell

University in New York City,” Cunningham shares.

Solar energy was a topic of study, and it immediately

fascinated me. Given it was the 1970s, however, the

concept was still in its infancy.”

It was so new that Cunningham, who moved to

the Valley in 1985, spent the next 20 years leading the

charge for other technologies, including computers,

cable television, and wireless internet.

“By the mid-2000s, solar technology was finally

gaining steam. I started selling and installing solar systems,

then connected with one of the largest producers

of solar technology, CentroSolar, whose U.S. operations

were based in Scottsdale,” Cunningham says.

He joined the CentroSolar team, eventually managing

its entire North American footprint.

In 2014, Cunningham and colleague Chris Wood

began developing Sunny Energy. “The business didn’t

happen overnight. In fact, it wasn’t until 2016 that I fully

left CentroSolar,” Cunningham says. “A year later, I also

co-founded the Distributed Energy Resource Alliance

(DERA), a nonprofit dedicated to the development of

solutions to ensure reliable, clean, renewable energy.”

Today, while growing Sunny Energy’s footprint

across the region – with a recent acquisition in

Northern California – as well as heading up DERA

and still making time to cycle 5,000-plus miles a year,

Cunningham is focused on ensuring a new generation

of engineers is prepared to continue the charge of creating

sustainable solar solutions worldwide.

“Right now, I’m working with students in ASU’s

professional science master’s program in solar

energy engineering and commercialization, taking

them beyond the classroom and into the real world to

develop hands-on projects that will drive our industry

forward.”

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FASHION-FORWARD

David Kaufman keeps it classy with smart style choices

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When he’s not presenting the latest

update in the world of finance, David

Kaufman can be found traveling the globe,

most recently seen looking stylish in the

front row during the prestigious London

Fashion Week thanks to his wife, Venessa’s,

success in the world of fashion blogging.

From formal monk-straps to casual

Oxfords, Allen Edmonds is his footwear

brand of choice due to their characteristic

look and durability. T.M. Lewin dress shirts

and Hugo Boss suits are also part of

Kaufman’s well-stocked closet, as is his

watch collection, which includes a Rolex that

he hopes to pass on to his son one day.

With a preference for classic and polished

ensembles, Kaufman turns to iconic

men such as Paul Newman and James

Bond for inspiration, and he admits that

having a wife with a natural knack for fashion

has certainly benefited him.

“My awareness of the latest fashion

trends has been elevated just from being

involved in her journey,” Kaufman says.

Despite his desire to wear a three-piece

suit daily (if desert temperatures allow), the

father of two keeps things realistic and simple

on the weekends. Monochromatic, fitted

V-necks and gray, blue or black jeans with

sneakers and an Apple Watch round out his

dress code on days off.

What is your top style tip? I know this will

sound cliche, but my mentor always told me

to “dress for the job you want, not the job you

have.”

Tell us about your most prized possession.

My vintage Saint Laurent tweed sports

coat. I picked it up from an online vintage clothing

retailer and it screams sophistication (even

the smell – in a good way!). It was in rough

shape when I bought it, so I had it cleaned and

tailored to give it new life.

What are your favorite stores? In the

U.S., Uniqlo in San Francisco has to be at the

top of my list. Internationally, the Hermes boutique

just off the Champs-Elysees.

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HER STYLE

DRESSING THE PART

As an interior designer, Andrea Bazilus stays true to her knack for style

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As the owner of Red Egg Design Group,

Andrea Bazilus believes that fashion and

design go hand-in-hand. And because of

her role as an interior designer, she loves

taking risks when it comes to style, whether

it’s a trendy new dress for herself or a funky

throw pillow for a client.

Since Bazilus works with so much

color, she prefers to dress in neutral tones

and dark hues, incorporating a few hippie

and bohemian elements into her overall,

self-proclaimed classic and timeless look.

The busy mom appreciates Blake Lively’s

effortlessly hip style, and swears by eyeliner,

a bold lipstick and killer high heels to

take her look from day to night.

Although she is typically running

around shopping for projects, Bazilus errs

on the casual side for her everyday look

and shares, “I love that my career lets me

express myself through my style, and I don’t

have to follow any type of dress code.”

Saks Fifth Avenue is her favorite local

store, but the travel fanatic loves to peruse

the boutiques when exploring new places.

Some of my favorite clothing items

have come from European travels and stores

off the beaten path,” says Bazilus, adding

that she plays by a few of her own fashion

rules. “Know what works best for you, your

lifestyle, and what you enjoy to wear. If a

trend doesn’t feel right, then don’t do it!”

What trends are you into right now?

Growing up in the ’90s, I’m enjoying the fresh

take on some of the trends that I wore as a kid.

I especially love all of the velvet and crop tops

that are back.

What is your must-have item? A really

nice handbag. It can elevate any outfit and will

last for decades with the proper care.

What is your most prized possession?

A cream lambskin woven handbag that was

custom-made for me in Florence, Italy. The artist

hand-embossed my initials in 24-karat gold leaf

and it’s one of a kind!

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Actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise auctions a

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at the 48th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction

42 So Scottsdale! January ‘19


So Scottsdale! January ‘19 43


Award-winning actor, director and musician Gary Sinise

is known and loved for his many roles, but his portrayal of

Lieutenant Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump is ingrained in the hearts

and minds of audiences. It’s a character that made people feel

the realities of war and experience the heartache of military service.

It’s also a character that imprinted itself on the man destined

to play him. Sinise admits it changed him in ways he was completely

unprepared for.

“Little did I know at the time that the role of the wounded

soldier I portrayed in Forrest Gump would play a bigger role in

my life going forward,” Sinise says. “Over the years, I have met so

many real-life Lieutenant Dans. It meant something to them that,

in the end, that character was OK – that he was able to move

on and succeed in life. It seems that the story of that particular

wounded Vietnam veteran continues to resonate with our current

conflict veterans in a positive and hopeful way.”

After his role in 1994’s Forrest Gump, Sinise’s inclination

toward supporting veteran charities and missions only continued

to grow. Sept. 11, 2001, would shake the nation and leave a

lasting imprint on Sinise. In response to that shattering day, military

men and women were deployed to the front lines of Iraq and

Afghanistan. Inspired by their selfless service, Sinise volunteered

for his first of many USO tours – his way of personally thanking

the military members called to duty. Sinise would go on to tour

with his band, the Lt. Dan Band (for which he plays electric guitar),

in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Japan,

Korea, Guantanamo Bay, Alaska and throughout the U.S., among

other locations, to help boost the morale of the troops and military

families.

“I knew I had a responsibility after that role, and I didn’t want

to let our veterans down, especially our Vietnam veterans,” Sinise

says about his lifelong commitment to supporting the military. “I

never get tired of veterans calling out ‘Lt. Dan! Lt. Dan!’ because

he represents hope and a story we want for all veterans returning

from war – that even in the face of tragedy, all isn’t lost.”

It was when Sinise met the first post-9/11 quadruple amputee,

U.S. Army Specialist Brendan Marrocco, that he would truly

find his path to purpose. Marrocco was severely wounded in Iraq

when his vehicle sustained a catastrophic hit from a bomb blast.

Approached by the New York City Fire Department, Sinise agreed

to donate his band to help raise funds for Marrocco at an outdoor

concert. Proceeds went to build Marrocco a specially adapted

smart home in his native city of Staten Island.

It was in this moment that Sinise realized that supporting

these heroes was a responsibility that meant everything to him

and that he had a unique platform to raise funds and build hope.

Thus, the Gary Sinise Foundation (www.garysinisefoundation.org)

was born.

“Having veterans in my own family and having been involved

with supporting our military veterans going back to the ’70s, ’80s

and ’90s, I decided to become much more active for our defenders

however and wherever I could.”

Since 2011, the Gary Sinise Foundation has been dedicated

to reducing gaps in the care of deserving first responders, military

heroes and servicemen. Each program shows appreciation

to America’s heroes through entertainment, family support and

direct acts of gratitude. Since its inception, more than 70 specially

adapted smart homes have been constructed, over 160,000 meals

donated, and 943 veterans and their guardians have participated in

the foundation’s Soaring Valor experiences, which bring World War

II veterans and their guardians to New Orleans to tour The National

WWII Museum built in their honor. In addition, the charity provides

emergency relief grants as well as adapted vehicles and mobility

devices to injured, wounded, ill, and/or aging first responders and

veterans from assorted military conflicts.

44 So Scottsdale! January ‘19


“IT HAS BEEN

MY HONOR TO

SERVE THE MEN

AND WOMEN WHO

DEFEND OUR

COUNTRY AND

PROTECT OUR

CITIES. THEY ARE

OUR FREEDOM

AND SECURITY

PROVIDERS, AND I

FEEL THAT WHILE

WE CAN NEVER DO

ENOUGH FOR OUR

DEFENDERS AND

THEIR LOVED ONES,

WE CAN ALWAYS DO

A LITTLE MORE.”

HEADING TO SCOTTSDALE

Sinise’s mission now brings him to the Valley and to the limelight

of the iconic Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction this month.

Hoping to raise money for the foundation, Sinise sought out the

support of longtime foundation partner Sunbelt Rentals, as well

as Fast N’ Loud reality star Richard Rawlings, to bring a unique

and highly anticipated car to the stage. On Jan. 18, Sinise will

debut his fully restored 1981 Jeep CJ7. It’s a special vehicle, perfect

for the awe-inspiring event that is Barrett-Jackson.

“I wouldn’t say I’m a car guy, but I definitely have an appreciation

for them and I know the connection they carry with many of

our military,” Sinise says. “I went to Richard Rawlings with the idea

of working on some Jeeps as part of his show Fast N’ Loud, but

I had no idea it would turn into what it did. Knowing that Richard

and his team can do amazing things with restoring classic cars, we

thought, ‘Why not also have him restore an old Jeep and auction it

to raise money?’ It was a big ask, but Richard stepped up and boy,

did he deliver beyond anything I could have imagined.”

The classic 1981 Jeep CJ7 is sure to delight the crowds of

the 48th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, and it is being

auctioned at no reserve with 100 percent of the hammer price

going to the Gary Sinise Foundation. The renovated and completely

remodeled vehicle features customizations including foundation

logos inlaid on the sides of the vehicle, logos incorporated into the

gauges, and challenge coins embedded into the body of the Jeep.

“It’s priceless as far as I’m concerned,” Sinise says. “I can’t

wait for people to see it [on TV] when it airs on Fast N’ Loud and

in person [at the auction]. I have to be honest, part of me kind of

wants to bid on that Jeep myself.”

Sinise holds a special fondness for the Scottsdale area.

His parents once owned a house in Cave Creek, and he returns

often to perform concerts with the Lt. Dan Band at Luke Air

Force Base. While Sinise is in town for the auction, the band

is scheduled to play at both Fort Huachuca in Sierra Vista and

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson.

“One of my favorite memories is bringing my family on

vacation to Phoenix for spring training,” Sinise shares. “As an

avid Chicago Cubs fan, I spent a week watching my Cubbies get

ready for the season. There are so many teams in the area – it

truly is baseball heaven. I can’t wait to do that again.”

This return to the Valley carries with it just as much excitement

and anticipation. It’s a day that took dozens of spare parts,

months of rebuilding, hundreds of man hours, and all of the skills

of the Fast N’ Loud crew that will culminate in the bright lights of

Barrett-Jackson’s auction block. Countless men and women will

benefit from the money raised from the very special 1981 Jeep

CJ7, as all proceeds are going to improve the lives of our nation’s

heroes. It’s a passion that runs deep for Sinise and a mission he

thoughtfully serves.

“I will never stop doing whatever it takes to do my part,” says

Sinise, whose new book, Grateful American: A Journey from Self

to Service, will be available Feb. 12. “It has been my honor to

serve the men and women who defend our country and protect

our cities. They are our freedom and security providers, and I feel

that while we can never do enough for our defenders and their

loved ones, we can always do a little more.”

So Scottsdale! January ‘19 45


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The role of a concierge is to provide vacationers (and staycationers) with suggestions on

where to go and what to do while making someone’s resort stay as memorable as possible.

But beyond dishing out tips and tricks, concierges have unique stories of their own – and it’s

through these experiences that they have become experts in serving both people and places.

Go behind the concierge desk and get to know eight of them here.

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PHOTOS BY CLAUDIA JOHNSTONE

So Scottsdale! January '19 47


Tyler Staten

Concierge Team Lead and

Assistant Front Office Manager,

The Scott Resort & Spa

Thank goodness for homework.

“I was studying business at Mesa

Community College with aspirations to be

an entrepreneur when I was ‘saddled’ with

a class project that would change my life,”

says Valley native Tyler Staten.

The project required Staten to design,

staff and open a fictional hotel from scratch.

“Every second of what was supposed

to be a taxing assignment – from deciding

how many pieces of furniture to put in each

room to developing the hotel’s signature

guest experiences – was pure bliss,” recalls

Staten, who got into the hotel industry after

the project, taking a job at the Sheraton

Grand at Wild Horse Pass in 2015.

In 2016, he moved over to Firesky

Resort (now The Scott Resort & Spa) as a

front desk supervisor, eventually also taking

on the concierge role.

“The hotel had just been acquired by

Classic Hotels, and plans were put into

motion soon after on an $18 million renovation

and its ultimate transformation into The

Scott,” Staten says. “Being at the forefront

of the transformation was like watching that

school project come to life.”

Over the past 2 1/2 years, Staten has

been watching each phase of the renovation

come together firsthand, setting up surprise

birthday celebrations, proposals and excursions

daily along the way.

“One of my best memories was helping

a regular guest, whose family visited this

hotel in all of its iterations for decades, to

locate a special blanket,” Staten says. “That

might sound odd, but her family loved the

older blankets the hotel used to have in the

rooms, so I scoured every nook and cranny

and found her one for posterity.”

Today, the evolution of the resort has

reached its impressive completion, and

Staten serves as both the concierge team

lead and assistant front office manager. He

is also beginning an evolution of his own.

“I am currently enrolled in Northern

Arizona University’s School of Hotel and

Restaurant Management, focused on

furthering my education and bringing everything

I learn back here to The Scott,” says

Staten, who is slated to graduate in 2020.

48 So Scottsdale! January '19


Jennifer Hecker

Concierge, Andaz Scottsdale

Resort & Bungalows

Jennifer Hecker’s road to the hotel industry

is a “whale” of a tale.

“I worked at SeaWorld in San Diego

at 16,” Hecker says.

She initially dreamt of becoming a

veterinarian before seeing firsthand the

profession involved far more than playing

with animals.

At SeaWorld, however, Hecker found

that beyond the animals, she loved helping

people plan their visits to the park.

“In hindsight, it was perfect training for

a career in hospitality,” Hecker says

After five years at SeaWorld, she

moved to the Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines in

1990 and spent the next 10 years working

her way up to a concierge supervisor at the

hotel.

“When I moved on, it wasn’t to another

hotel, per se,” says Hecker, who joined a

San Diego real estate development company

as its in-house concierge for residents

at a luxury housing community. “Think of it

as a concierge, but for guests who never

actually leave.”

While there, she earned her bachelor’s

degree from National University in La Jolla,

just in time for the real estate boom to bust.

“By 2010, developers downsized, so I

moved to Arizona for a new adventure,” she

says. In the Valley, Hecker worked in marketing

and events for local colleges while

earning a master’s degree in hospitality and

tourism management, graduating in 2014.

She then ventured back into real

estate concierge services, this time for

Toscana in Desert Ridge in 2014 before

joining Andaz Scottsdale in 2018.

“I was drawn to Andaz, in great part

to its commitment to the local culture and

artisans,” explains Hecker, whose role

is partially focused on creating unique

relationships with the local art community

so she can curate unique experiences for

guests.

One of her favorite artsy offerings is

Andaz's private tours of Cattle Track Arts

Compound, which recognizes and celebrates

Scottsdale’s cultural heritage by providing

opportunities – and actual spaces –

for artists, craftsmen and students to learn,

grow and showcase their works.

So Scottsdale! January '19 49


Julie Baxter

Concierge, Arizona Biltmore, A

Waldorf Astoria Resort

Phoenix native Julie Baxter always knew

what she would be when she grew up.

“It sounds old-fashioned now, but my

mother was a homemaker, so I planned on

getting married, having kids and taking care

of our home, like her,” Baxter says.

But, as the saying goes, the best-laid

plans often go awry.

“After college, I found myself unmarried

and in need of a career, so I got into

real estate,” she says. “Then it gets interesting.”

At 31, Baxter ran off with her boyfriend

to the U.S. Virgin Islands, where they

started a powerboat business. By 33, she

moved to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, and

started a parasailing business.

“Americans would often come to me

for advice on what to do while in Cabo. I

became an unofficial concierge of sorts,

offering sailing customers tips on the best

attractions the city had to offer,” Baxter says.

Given parasailing instruction wasn’t

a career option in Phoenix, Baxter opened

the newspaper and surveyed the “help

wanted” ads when she made her way back

to the Valley in the mid-1990s.

“There was an ad for a concierge position

at the Arizona Biltmore, which required

expertise in helping people navigate activities

and attractions at the resort and across

Phoenix,” she says. “It married my unofficial

position in Cabo with my lifetime of knowledge

of the Valley, so I applied.”

That was 23 years ago. Since then,

Baxter has become an icon within the

concierge community as an active member

of the Valley of the Sun Concierge Network

for 20 years and a certified Biltmore Resort

Historian for 10 years.

“And whenever I think I’ve seen and

done it all, something comes up,” says

Baxter, who fondly remembers one of her

biggest challenges – planning a woman’s

leap year-themed birthday party, which had

to dazzle the well-heeled guests in attendance,

including Diana Ross.

This year brings perhaps the biggest

challenge of her career to date: Celebrating

the Biltmore’s 90th birthday all year long

with monthly events, culinary programs and

plenty of other festivities.

50 So Scottsdale! January '19


Darvá Fields

Guest Loyalty Relations, Fairmont

Scottsdale Princess

Remember the Nintendo Power Pad?

“I loved that thing,” Darvá Fields

recalls. “It got me into gaming in such a

major way.”

So major that he studied computer

science at Northern Arizona University in

the early 2000s with an eye to becoming a

professional game designer.

“Except, I was into the art of designing

more than the math and science, especially

the complex algorithms and binary

codes,” says Fields, who transferred to

the University of Advancing Technology

(UAT) in Tempe in 2002, where they had

design-specific classes.

Upon transferring, Fields’ parents told

him his days as a full-time student were

over: It was time to get a job.

“I needed something that allowed me

to attend classes by day, so I took a night

position at a Fairfield Inn in Chandler,”

Fields explains.

After just a few months, he was offered

an assistant manager position and a salary.

Once he graduated UAT in 2006, he

couldn’t bring himself to leave hospitality.

“I loved hospitality even more than that

Power Pad,” Fields says.

He joined Hotel Valley Ho in 2007 to

hone his skills, where he met his mentor,

Ronen Aviram. When Aviram moved over to

the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess in 2009,

Fields went with him.

But, it wasn’t until he gained experience

in all levels of service from 2012

to 2018 – including as general manager

of Kai Restaurant at the Sheraton Grand

at Wild Horse Pass, general manager of

restaurants at L’Auberge de Sedona, and

general manager of Fat Ox – that he was

truly ready for his concierge role at the

award-wining resort.

“I came back in 2018 to lead our

concierge team as head of guest loyalty

relations, where we do it all from transforming

our lagoon into a fishin’ hole for kids

to putting on full-scale, multimonth events

such as Christmas at the Princess and

Summer at the Princess,” Fields says.

And he does it all while he and his wife

raise their young daughter and son, who is

an avid gamer, coincidentally enough.

So Scottsdale! January '19 51


Catherine Linamen

Concierge, The Westin Kierland

Resort & Spa

Initially, Catherine Linamen, a native of

Washington, attended Central Washington

University to study business. That is, until

she and one of her sisters – they are two

of nine kids in the family – visited the historic

Inn at Death Valley in California for a

vacation.

“We vowed to come back to the

hotel a year later and get jobs there – and

we actually did it,” says Linamen, who

would venture with her sister to the Grand

Canyon a few years later, similarly vowing

to get jobs there.

Linamen got a sales job at the Grand

Canyon National Park Lodges in the early

1980s, eventually serving as their sales

manager before heading to the Bay Area to

take a position with the Hyatt brand.

“And then I took a 25-year break to

raise a family,” Linamen says.

By the 1990s, she had made

Scottsdale home. And in 2009, once the

youngest of her four kids was in college,

Linamen got an itch to get back into the

hotel industry, but only if it was at The

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa nearby.

“Not only was it our neighborhood

resort, but I was in constant awe of their

seemingly endless list of activities and

attractions for families, couples and travelers

alike,” Linamen says.

She got her foot in the door as a

barista in the coffee shop before her

decades of experience – not to mention

sheer knowledge of the resort itself –

quickly attracted attention resort-wide.

Within a year, she transitioned into her

current role as concierge and eventually

also took on the title of vacation services

coordinator.

“For nearly nine years since, I’ve

curated princess-themed picnics, arranged

for animals to visit us from the Phoenix Zoo,

and helped people celebrate the biggest

milestones in their lives,” Linamen says.

“We see lots of proposals and weddings,

but my favorite experience was helping

several families come together to celebrate

their mother, who was a recent cancer

survivor.”

52 So Scottsdale! January '19


Irma Rosario

Lead Navigator, Renaissance

Phoenix Downtown Hotel

Irma Rosario grew up in New Jersey, where

most of her family owned small businesses.

“After high school, it was natural

for me to study business management,

assuming I would eventually open a small

business, too,” Rosario says.

But then, she fell in love … with Phoenix.

“I vacationed here in April of 2006,”

Rosario says. “I went back to Jersey, packed

my bags, and moved here the same year.”

During the first several years here, she

threw herself into the fundraising and event

planning industries while soaking in everything

from Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row Arts

District to the Downtown Phoenix Walking

Ghost Tour.

“My pet peeve is when people say

there is nothing to do here outside of golf

and spas,” Rosario says. “From the museums

and art installations to restaurants and

bars, there are about 100 things happening

at any given time downtown.”

Eager to share “her Phoenix” with others,

Rosario set her sights on becoming a

concierge, or navigator, at the Renaissance

Phoenix Downtown Hotel in 2014.

“The navigator role at the Renaissance

is unique in that it features all of the traditional

responsibilities of a concierge,

but it also focuses on building community

connections,” she says, explaining that navigators

take a lead role in bringing in local

artists, musicians and other vendors to the

hotel as well as helping guests navigate

their actual stays.

In 2014, however, all of the navigator

roles were filled. Undeterred, Rosario took

a front desk position until a spot became

available two years later.

“Since then, I’ve not only taken on the

role of navigator – and now lead navigator

– but helped reimagine the position into an

all-encompassing role as an ambassador to

this city for our guests,” Rosario says.

This includes overseeing the hotel’s

participation in Renaissance Hotels’ Global

Day of Discovery, which takes place annually

at the brand’s 160 hotels around the

world and focuses on helping guests and

locals alike discover the hidden gems that

give neighborhoods their soul, from underground

art scenes to exotic local cuisines.

So Scottsdale! January '19 53


Tami Henry

Lead Concierge, Hyatt Regency

Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey

Ranch

In the life of Tami Henry, necessity has

been the mother of invention, or, more

accurately, reinvention.

Born in Kansas in the 1960s and raised

in New Mexico in the 1970s, Henry got into

banking after high school, which eventually

took her to Colorado in the early 1980s.

“While engaged, my fiance was transferred

to Arizona,” says Henry, who moved

to the Valley sight-unseen in 1987. “I distinctly

remember interviewing for a banking

job in Gainey Ranch and having to ask for

directions home afterward, given we’d only

been here a week.”

Though she stayed in the industry a

few more years, banking never fed her soul,

so in the late 1980s she enrolled in a travel

school, which trained people on how to

handle all areas of travel for individuals and

families.

“This led me to working in the rental

car industry, assessing transportation

needs,” Henry says.

She stayed in the Valley until 2004,

when her brother passed away. Once that

happened, Henry dropped everything and

moved back to New Mexico to reconnect

with her mom.

“While there, I noticed a new hotel had

gone up called Hyatt Regency Tamaya and

applied for a position so I could stay with

my mom,” she says.

Henry was hired in the housekeeping

department. There, she paid her dues for

nearly a year before earning her first concierge

position in 2005. She excelled.

“But in 2007 my father – who lived in

Arizona – developed a brain tumor. I knew I

had to come back and be with him,” Henry

says.

Her team helped get her transferred

to the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort &

Spa at Gainey Ranch.

Being a part of the resort since 2007,

Henry finally feels like she’s found her

forever home. Today, she serves as the

resort’s lead concierge.

“From arranging gondola boat rides

to helping guests charter private jets, this

is what I was put on this earth to do, and I

was meant to do it here,” Henry says.

54 So Scottsdale! January '19


Judy Kabler

Chef Concierge, Hotel Valley Ho;

Member of Les Clefs d’Or USA

Like so many others, golf brought Judy

Kabler to Arizona.

“I grew up in New Jersey and worked

as a flight attendant in Chicago before getting

married to a golf pro who was hired at

a country club in Wisconsin in the 1970s,”

Kabler says. “While he served as director

of golf, I ran the pro shop and served as a

buyer for the club.”

But golf is not a year-round business

in Wisconsin, so Kabler and her husband

began dividing their time between

Wisconsin and Arizona in the early 1980s.

By 1984, Kabler used her golf

prowess to earn a position at the original

Mountain Shadows Resort as a concierge.

Though she would still move between

Arizona and Wisconsin for several more

years, Kabler quickly made a name for herself,

eventually moving to The Scottsdale

Plaza Resort in 1989.

By 2004, the same year Arizona

became her full-time home, Kabler was

ready for a new challenge.

“Hotel Valley Ho was undergoing its

multiyear, $80 million makeover,” says Kabler,

who joined the hotel as its chef – the term

for “head” in French – concierge in 2005.

Kabler went on to build the concierge

program from scratch, developing an open

line of communication between her team

and guests that starts the moment they

make their reservation and ensures their

every need is met – and then some.

“No request is impossible. I love finding

ways to surprise and delight our guests,”

says Kabler, who is one of just 15 Arizona

concierge professionals that’s a member of

the Les Clefs d’Or USA, the only national

organization of hotel lobby concierges,

where membership is by invitation only.

In addition to her busy schedule at

Hotel Valley Ho, Kabler will join fellow

Arizona members of the Les Clefs d’Or

USA this June, as Phoenix was chosen

to host the organization’s 2019 Annual

Congress, a gathering of 250-plus members

worldwide. She is also a three-time

winner of the Valley of the Sun Concierge

Network’s Silver Plume Award, the local

industry’s highest honor.

So Scottsdale! January '19 55


There’s no doubt Valley businesses are booming and that the

people behind them are innovative, intelligent and, above all, influential.

As we delve into 2019, we’re eagerly looking ahead to those who are

advancing in their fields, growing local commerce, and forging the path

to success - across all types of vocations. Take note on the people to

watch this year.


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

A Better Chemical

Ryan Esner is changing chemicals & materials science

Environmental Fluids’ is a turn-key

chemical research, scale-up and

production company specializing

in the synthesis of renewable and bioderived

materials. Ryan Esner serves as

the founder & CEO and has maintained

this role since the company’s inception in

2005.

“My interest in chemistry stems from

my family’s multi-generational experience

in the industry. My paternal grandfather

and father ran chemical companies

servicing the industrial cleaning and

metal working industries throughout the

Midwest,” he explains. “I have always had

an interest in using chemical processes

to design new materials that change the

way chemicals around us are perceived. I

was asking myself “How can we engineer

and produce safer and more ecologically

friendly chemical materials?” I found that

there was a lack of innovation in new

materials that could ultimately outperform

previous generation’s work without

harming the environment.”

Environmental Fluids’ products are

designed for use in industrial and personal

care applications, including cleaning

products, paints and coatings, adhesives,

elastomers, metal-working, oil field and

energy, electronics, textiles, mining,

construction, printing and water treatment.

At Environmental Fluids, they

consult with organizations and work

alongside quality control departments

and laboratories to better understand

their processes, clients and markets.

This is all done with the intention of

designing superior products built for

specific customer applications. The use

of advanced technologies and research

also enhances the rate at which they can

produce new materials. The company

delivers these specialty chemistries to

various market verticals ranging in size and

scope and always operates on the basis

that no two clients are the same with no

two problems solved in the same manner.

“Our main goal is to design safer

materials and compounds that comply

with EPA and FDA regulations, prioritizing

the needs of humanity and the protection

of the environment over simply production

output and consumption,” said Esner.

“We base our approach on providing endto-end

solutions to multinational brands

and manufacturing companies around

the world by working alongside them as

technological partners, including those

in the personal care, agriculture, food

services, construction, aerospace and

energy sectors.”

Looking towards 2019, Esner and

Environmental Fluids have one goal:

continue to deviate from the status quo,

transitioning into a greener future through

the production and supply of bio-based

materials that will make products cleaner

and safer, enhancing their efficiency and

eliminating the damage they cause to the

environment.

Contact Environmental Fluids, Inc. at

480.945.8400, or www.efmaterials.com,

4241 N Winfield Scott Plaza #101,

Scottsdale, AZ 85251


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

Better Way to Shop

My Sister’s Closet continues to change the resale industry

Why borrow clothes from your

sister’s closet, when you can

raid the closet of every sister

in Arizona?

My Sister’s Closet has been a staple

in Arizona since 1991, specializing in the

resale of top brands, at up to 90% off and

in great condition.

“I was on a business trip in 1990 and

I went into a consignment store. That’s

when the wheels started turning about

doing our own store and making it look like

a high end boutique rather than a typical

resale store,” said Ann Siner, cofounder

of My Sister’s Closet. “My younger sister

Jennifer and I took a gamble and I left a

great job. We were either really dumb or

very lucky.”

By the success they have found over

the last 27 years, the argument answers

itself with “lucky”. Since opening their flagship

location, they have opened four My

Sister’s Closet boutiques in AZ, two in CA

and have expanded the brand to include

four My Sister’s Attic stores, focusing on

home furnishings, and four locations of

Well Suited, a consignment shop for men.

“We provide great product and customer

service. It’s fun to shop our stores for

hidden treasure and beautiful luxury items.

We are open seven days a week and an

appointment is never needed for dropping

off consignment. It’s an easier way to shop

– for all,” said Tess Loo, who joined her

sisters in the family business in 2010.

“We believe in giving the customers

what they want - great quality at unbelievably

low prices. Most of our items are

priced 70 to 90 percent below the retail

price, and all in great condition,” says

Siner.

In addition to changing the way

people shop, Siner and her sisters are on

a mission to change the way companies

give back to their community.

“My sister and I have co-chaired the

pARTy gala for the Phoenix Art Museum,

the gala for The Fresh Start Women’s

Organization and this was our second year

to chair Compassion with Fashion for the

Arizona Humane Society,” said Loo.

And, they aren’t stopping at chairing

and volunteering with events; they have

made commitments with My Sister’s

Closet, as well. “A few years ago we

gave 33 percent of our net profits to

charity! This year we made a $1 million

commitment to the AZ Humane Society.

We started our own 501c3 foundation,

My Sisters’ Charities, explains Siner. “My

Sisters’ Charities raised over $300,000 in

2017 for several of our favorite nonprofits

throughout the Valley, and we are excited

to continue this throughout our time in the

Valley.”

My Sister’s Closet has the same mission

today as when they started out almost

30 years ago: being able to turn your current

wardrobe into cash just makes sense

… and shopping current labels and looks

for up to 90 percent off isn’t a bad deal,

either.

Contact My Sister’s Closet at info@

mysisterscloset.com or www.mysisterscloset.com.


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

All That Sparkles

Isaac Jewelers helps Scottsdale shine

Specializing in Scottsdale luxury

jewelry, Isaac Jewelers has one

mission: to provide each and every

customer with an unforgettable experience

that exceeds all his or her jewelry

service needs.

“I’ve always had a passion for diamonds,

watches and jewelry designs. I

worked at a jeweler while going to collage

at ASU so I was able to learn the

business, and found my calling,” said

Frank Isaac, owner of Isaac Jewelers.

The highly trained staff of proven

professionals is ready, willing and able

to address everything from simple ring

sizing and watch battery replacements,

to delicate restorations and magnificent

custom designs. With Isaac Jewelers

unrivaled capabilities and the most modern

techniques available to fine jewelry

manufacturers to date, each client can

rest assured that the perfect design they

have been dreaming about will be made

to the exact expectations.

At Isaac Jewelers, the number one

priority is customer satisfaction. The

cornerstone of this foundation and focus

begins with the owner. To best meet

this principle, Isaac has hand selected

a diverse group of knowledgeable and

capable staff representing a variety of

different cultures and traditions. With

this focus, Isaac Jewelers is able to cater

to customers that walk through the door

and provide them with an experience that

they will never forget.

“We love to create an experience for

clients. When it comes down to custom

designs, we listen to what the client

wants but we always like to add a twist

to make it a truly one of a kind item,” said

Frank Isaac. “I truly believe in customer

service and quality … and giving clients

unforgettable pieces.”

Along with their exceptional service,

Frank and his staff pride themselves on

keeping up with all the latest products

and knowledge in the industry. Together,

with this combination, Isaac Jewelers is

able to make each and every experience

one that is extraordinary and memorable.

“One thing that has surprised us

over the years is the changes in the

industry such as the boom of online business,”

said Frank Isaac. “But, customers

prefer that one on one experience and

a knowledgeable staff that can talk with

them, and answer any questions about

watches, diamonds, etc. Shopping online

can only go so far in answering their

questions, and nothing can replace the

human factor. We are blessed with our

loyal clients that believe in supporting a

local family business.”

Heading into 2019, Frank Isaac

expects to continue to see the popularity

of yellow and rose gold, as well as new

ventures for him. “I’m designing a new

fashion line that’s very cool, affordable,

and intended for casual daily wear. It will

be both exciting and unprecedented.”

Contact the Isaac Jewelers at

480.941.9090 or www.isaacjewelers.

com, 15044 N. Scottsdale Rd. #130,

Scottsdale , AZ 85254


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

Giving and the Secret to Success

Wendy Ortiz’ innovative approach to exceeding client expectations

Wendy Ortiz has been in Real

Estate for nearly 15 years, and

has the same mission now as

she did when she first started out. “Work

diligently, with care and concern for each

client. Every transaction is important and

deserving of the same attention, regardless

of financial level. I feel a tremendous

sense of gratitude when someone offers

me their trust. I genuinely feel like I do

not HAVE to work in this profession,

instead, I feel that I GET to,” explained

Ortiz.

Ortiz is part of the team at Wendy

Walker Fine Properties, specializing

in the luxury markets of Scottsdale,

Paradise Valley, and surrounding cities.

The #1 Team for Coldwell Banker

Arizona for the last few years, to her,

those are not the benchmarks where she

measures her success.

“It has been an honor to be part

of the top team for many years, yet it

surprises most people to learn that the

awards and accolades we receive are

not the successes I am most proud of,”

said Ortiz. “The true highlights of my

career are the ones that would never be

considered “spotlight” worthy, like quietly

helping an unexpected widow transition

into her next chapter or assisting a family

in buying their dream home as they welcome

their first child.”

The extra touches, and the care her

team gives each client isn’t the only thing

that sets her apart from others. It’s a

mindset and a philosophy, that Oritz feels

was best captured in the book, “The

Go Giver” by Bob Burg and John David

Mann. The Authors say “the secret to

true success is giving.” Ortiz believes in

this philosophy whole heartedly, bringing

it to her business each day. “Caring for

my clients and their needs is ultimately

the bottom line”, says Ortiz.

That approach has lead to what

Ortiz describes as her best year yet.

“Business has thrived in 2018 - from

repeat clients and referrals to forming

strategic alliances with agents from

around the world. Surpassing our projections,

our team continues to be a leader

in technology and innovation.

Yet it’s the success she’s experienced

with Wendy Walker Fine

Properties that has provided a new way

for her to give back to the community

that has given her so much. “I have had

the opportunity to work with many elderly

clients, this has made me passionate

about helping our aging population

navigate through the frightening and

oftentimes lonely transitions. I started a

group called North Scottsdale Senior

Resources that includes people from all

different areas of expertise, to help those

who are often overlooked.”

At the end of every day – and every

transaction, Wendy Ortiz has one goal.

Bring clients the best experience and

outcome... never anything less.

Contact Wendy Ortiz at

602.468.8888 or www.wendywalkerfineproperties.com,

wendyo@

wwfineproperties.com,


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

Jewelry for Generations

Galicia Jewelers designs lasting pieces for all styles

Galicia Jewelers is a jewelry boutique

offering the latest in gold,

diamond and platinum jewelry.

Founded in New York in 1995 by Lisa

Garber, Galicia Jewelers has found a second

home in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Lisa Garber, a GIA certified gemologist,

is a second generation jeweler who

takes pride in offering her clients exceptional

service and quality. She also takes

great care in making her clients feel welcome

and will give her personal attention

to help clients find that perfect piece.

“Having grown up in the business,

my family members were in all different

parts of the industry. I was blessed to

have grown up in New York’s Diamond

District because it allowed me to learn

in depth all the aspects of jewelry making

and what goes into creating not just

a beautiful piece of jewelry, but also to

make sure it functions properly as well,”

said Garber.

Garber has one mission throughout

her business, to help spread beauty

through her designs and keep them alive

from one generation to the next. “As

such, my niche has become redesigning

pieces that have been passed down to

clients by family members. Together we

come up with a design that will represent

who they are while using the same metal

and gemstones. The feeling that you are

wearing your mother or grandmother’s

diamonds but in a style that is special to

you, is so rewarding.”

Throughout her career, there are few

things that make her so happy, “My successes

can be as simple as changing a

necklace clasp for a larger one so that the

owner of the necklace can put it on easier.

Simple but to see the client so happy,

makes me happy,” said Garber. “And, a

fun story - when I was 20, I designed a

crystal phone cover with a butterfly for

Mariah Carey.”

“My collections for 2019 will consist

of more colored gemstones, such as

Paraiba tourmaline, Morganite and Opals.

Of course there will always be diamonds

mixed in the designs,” says Garber. “I’m

also debuting bolder necklaces that should

be layered with multiple large pendants.

I’m adding a couple of different styles to

my already popular monogram dog tags.

Wearing both silver and gold pieces

together are also spectacular looking!”

For 2019, Garber predicts the return

of the maximalist jewelry: big necklaces,

shoulder duster earrings, and big colored

gemstone rings to worn on multiple fingers

at the same time. “More is more will be the

theme for this coming year.”

Whatever 2019 brings, Garber has

one reminder for shoppers, the importantance

of shopping local. “We are part of

the community you live in, our children

may be friends, we eat at the same

restaurants. We support your favorite

charities by donating our designs to raise

money.”

Contact Galicia Jewelers’ at

480.421.9688 or www.galiciajewelers.

com, 15147 N Scottsdale Rd H-145,

Scottsdale, AZ 85254


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

Beyond The Blowout

Primp and Blow brings the confidence

Primp and Blow is a blow dry bar

that specializes in professional

blowouts, makeup, hair extensions

and other luxuries for an entire primping

experience, all in one place, hence the

name. Primp and Blow is more than your

typical blow dry bar limited to strictly

blowouts. From downright gorgeous fullface

makeup, high-end hair extensions

to a variety of add-on luxuries like scalp

massages and a variety of hair therapy

treatments, feeling put together never felt

so right.

Melodi Harmon, Cynthia Dawson

and Vivian Lopez opened their first

location in December of 2010, with one

mission: Getting made up to feel beautiful

shouldn’t be an occasional luxury; it

should be a way of life!

“We loved getting our hair and

makeup done, but longed for a salon

that made it easy to get an appointment

or even just walk-in for these services.

We felt it should be something that is

done more regularly than only on special

occasions,” said Dawson.

Primp and Blow provides a range

of primping services to enhance our

customer’s self-confidence while

celebrating each clients individually. While

most blow dry bars focus solely on the

blowouts, Primp and Blow have taken

it to the next level. “We are good at all

things beauty. We specialize in not only

blowouts but in makeup, hair extensions,

braids, lashes, bridal services and more,”

said Harmon.

Primp and Blow is a blow dry bar

based on a simple concept: “Confidence

to go”. Harmon, Dawson and Lopez have

seen and will continue to see in 2019

new trends in hair extensions, contouring

makeup, air brush makeup, lashes and

more. The “selfie-era” has made the

concept of getting your hair and makeup

done on a regular basis exceedingly

popular and Primp and Blow predicts this

will continue in a big way into the future

years!

Primp and Blow was originated in

Scottsdale, AZ and the owners take a

lot of pride in their company and being

the first blow dry bar in the state of

Arizona and currently have nine locations

nationwide with six of them here in the

valley. Primp and Blow is scheduled

to open three more locations here in

Arizona, and is on schedule to open 22

locations nationwide over the next two

years. In the last few years Primp and

Blow decided to take our concept to

the next level and have recently started

franchising locations. “We are incredibly

grateful for our continued success since

taking this leap and excited to watch

our Scottsdale originating concept take

shape into many other states around the

nation,” said Lopez.

After all, nothing makes a customer

more beautiful than them believing they’re

beautiful – the Primp and Blow way.

Contact Primp and Blow at

877.373.7678, www.primpandblow.com.

For Franchise information,

Primpandblow.com/franchise.


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

A True Hidden Gem in Scottsdale

The Diamond Guys helps clients find their shine

When owner Elan Efune founded

The Diamond Guys in 2005,

with Australian partner Ivor

Winik, they understood from experience

that buying the perfect diamond engagement

ring can be challenging and stressful

for most of the guys, and they set out

to change that.

“We want to provide an unmatched

diamond buying experience. We have

industry-leading technology and the best

people available in the market to deliver

our renowned unparalleled service.

We also have established relationships

with the diamond industry’s leading

manufacturers worldwide, facilitating the

finest selections at the most competitive

prices,” explains Efune.

The Diamond Guys currently have

two locations in the United States,

Scottsdale and Los Angeles, and two

locations in Australia, with plans for two

more locations in the next two years. It’s

their exceptional customer service, and

spacious showrooms that set them apart.

As Efune says, “our goal is to make the

diamond purchase process easy, enjoyable

and free of pressure. All you have to

do is come in, grab a beer, and we’ll help

you select the perfect diamond.”

Their philosophy is enablement

through education. At The Diamond

Guys, Elan shares his knowledge and

experience in diamonds with each client

and explains any aspect of the diamond

that a client cares to know.

“We are not a traditional jewelry

store and don’t want to be. We specialize

in a very specific experience. From

our technology to our showroom experience,

we believe we are a different and

unique destination,” said Efune. “We

believe that jewelry business is still best

conducted between people, not a person

and a digital device. No two diamonds

are alike, and websites cannot explain

the small, but most pertinent details we

encounter from one diamond to the next.”

While buying diamonds online has

become a popular option for Millennials,

The Diamond Guys urges consumers

to be mindful and cautious with online

diamond purchasing. “We feel that it is

fraught with risk. The average consumer,

untrained in what to look for, is overconfident

in their online research and has no

idea what characteristics and nuances

to focus on before making a decision.

Consumers who shop online often end

up buying something that has a small

anomaly simply due to a lack of knowledge.

Likewise, when purchasing from

a local traditional store that has limited

inventory and untrained sales personnel.”

The Diamond Guys record proves

that they are on to something with their

exceptional service. “We are proud of

our perfect track record of all time 5-star

reviews – and we are proud to continue

to offer unmatched service.”

Contact The Diamond Guys

at 480.656.0652 or www.thediamondguys.net,

15444 N. Greenway-Hayden

Loop, Suite 202, Scottsdale,

AZ 85260


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

Finding Gems in the Desert

Schumer & Sapp: Specializing in Luxury

Melissa Schumer and Patty

Sapp are the powerhouse duo

of Schumer & Sapp at Russ

Lyon Sotheby’s International Realty,

specializing in luxury real estate sales in

Paradise Valley, Phoenix and Scottsdale.

Schumer had sold real estate for 4

years and Sapp has been actively selling

for 3 years. Their extensive business

background in sales leadership, which

includes international business, golf,

resort and MLB industry sales, product

development, and apparel buying.

This diversity has been beneficial in all

aspects of their real estate careers.

“Our team provides our clients

with a high level of professionalism,

knowledge, experience and integrity to

successfully guide them through the

process of buying and selling real estate.

We maintain the highest levels of ethics

in conducting our business transactions

and align our business with other strategic

business partners who share our values

and commitment to giving our clients

an amazing real estate experience,” says

Schumer.

Schumer & Sapp help their clients

realize their dreams of home ownership,

and enjoy showing off the Scottsdale

scene. The team enjoys educating and

helping others achieve their goals, and

help each client that comes to them find

their best fit – home and real estate wise.

“We always stress the importance

of finding a real estate agent who is a

great fit for you. Clients should interview

multiple real estate agents to make sure

they choose the most professional and

experienced agents to help them with

their real estate needs,” said Sapp.

“There is this saying we tell our clients

when looking for a home…“85% perfect”.

There is always something about a

home our clients want to change which

helps them stop focusing on absolutely

everything being perfect.”

They believe that the best endorsement

is a genuine reinforcement from a

happy client. It drives their success and

speaks to their determination, dedication

and work ethic, and it helps the

team have a goal to earn the business

of clients for life. “A large amount of

our business comes from referrals from

clients who want their friends and family

to have the same great real estate experience

that they did when they worked

with Schumer & Sapp Partners for their

real estate needs. We are grateful for

the wonderful recommendations we

have received from past clients,” says

Schumer.

For parting words to 2018 the team

exclaims, “We have been fortunate to

double our business each year we’ve

been in our partnership, so we intend to

continue our same exceptional level of

service to each of our clients and welcome

our new clients into the Schumer

and Sapp Luxury Real Estate family!”

Contact Schumer & Sapp at

262.527.606 or 480.861.0425,

8669 E. Pinnacle Peak Road Suite 110,

Scottsdale, Arizona 85255.


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

Feel Better, Function Better, Look Better

Helping patients live more satisfying lives

Dr. Russ Bartels is a boardcertified

Ob/Gyn, co-founder of

Scottsdale Center for Women’s

Health, founder of Vitality Hormones for

Men, and co-founder of the Laser Vaginal

Rejuvenation Institute of Scottsdale.

“My goal is to provide the best treatment

options to my patients so they may

live healthier and more satisfying lives by

combining traditional proven remedies with

cutting edge techniques,” said Dr. Bartels.

Hormone optimization is one of

his passions and he has been solving

his male and female patient’s hormone

imbalances with bioidentical hormones,

including the sought-after pellet method.

He uses bioidentical hormones to treat

the usual symptoms of hormone decline

as well as ailments such as fibromyalgia,

migraines and chronic fatigue

In 2005 he recognized a need

in Arizona for an expert in the field of

Cosmetic Gynecology and Vaginal/

Bladder Rejuvenation. He completed

additional training and certification,

becoming the first in Scottsdale to

provide these services. Since then, he

has been an early adopter of, and the

leading expert in, the various non-surgical

vaginal, bladder, and penile rejuvenation

devices and techniques. He is a nationally

recognized educator and instructor on

the Viveve, Femilift, O Shot, P Shot, and

Gainswave procedures.

“I’m fortunate that my field of

medicine allows me to combine well

established medical treatment options

with cutting edge noninvasive modalities

to provide optimal patient outcomes.

Furthermore, I’m surprised that so many

other physicians ignore the most common

patient complaints and just tell them

everything is ‘normal’ when ‘normal’ does

not mean ‘optimal.’ Optimal is my goal for

patient outcomes.”

Dr. Bartels offers specialized treatment

options that correct common issues

including leaky bladders and sexual

dysfunction. He prides himself on the

fact that no one else in Arizona has as

many synergistic options to choose from.

“I want people to know that they should

seek out an expert who is passionate

about listening to their concerns and who

offers the latest innovative treatments and

combines them with traditional treatment,”

he explains.

In addition, Dr. Bartels offers routine

gyn care, PRP injections, weight loss programs,

thyroid management, food sensitivity

testing, CoolSculpting, Botox, fillers,

and many age defying skin care products

and aesthetic procedures.

Dr. Bartels’ mantra is, “Feel Better,

Function Better, and Look Better.” In fact,

every time a patient tells him that he’s

helped them feel better, guided them

through a difficult medical situation, or

helped them live a more satisfying life, he

feels like he’s succeeded in his mission to

provide the best medical care that he can.

Contact Dr. Bartels at 480.725.5012

or www.RussBartelsMD.com, 8415 N

Pima Road Suite 210, Scottsdale, AZ

85258


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

Helping Women Fight Breast Cancer

Dr. Mahdieh Assar, M.D., Saving Lives Through Early Diagnosis

Dr. Mahdieh Assar, M.D., of

Advanced Breast Imaging LLC, is

on a mission to help women with

early diagnosis, treatment and fighting

breast cancer and saving their lives.

The board certified radiologist with

fellowship training in breast imaging

has been helping women for 15 years

throughout Arizona.

“When I started to work as

a radiologist and reading tons of

mammograms and breast ultrasound, I

realized how much I can help other women

to fight against this horrible disease and

how early diagnosis of breast cancer can

affect their lives and their loved ones,”

she explains. “This became my goal and

passion to offer my services to women

in need in order to fight against breast

cancer. My services in ABI include 3D

screening breast ultrasound, diagnostic

breast ultrasound and body ultrasound

imaging.”

With her experience in breast imaging

and knowing the difficulties in diagnosis

of breast cancer in dense breasts, she

decided to offer the most advanced

technique in breast screening, 3D breast

ultrasound SOFIA. This technique is fast,

painless and provides excellent resolution

to detect small size breast lesions. Fifty

percent of women have dense breast and

they are 4-6 times more prone to breast

cancer which is a higher risk factor than

family history of breast cancer, therefore

these women need more screening beside

mammograms and that is the screening

ultrasound which has not been offered to

them and they have not been educated

about it. The goal is educating these

women about their breast density and let

them know there are other techniques that

can help them with diagnosis of breast

cancer in this situation since screening

mammograms are very limited.

“This a brand new fast scanning

machine that has not been used in

Arizona, yet. I am positive that we can

help many women in early diagnosis of

breast cancer in 2019. The key in survival

of breast cancer is early diagnosis, which

with this technique we can achieve it in

higher levels. I want to let women with

dense breast know that mammogram is

very limited in diagnosis of breast cancer

for them and they need another type of

screening to increase the sensitivity.”

Dr. Assar is excited for what 2019 will

bring for her business, and the women she

treats.

“The great thing about this technique

is the whole breast will be scanned in

30 seconds, in a nice quiet and spa type

office that has been designed for women

to decrease level of stress and anxiety,”

she explains. “It has been designed by a

woman, who has experienced the same

level of discomfort and anxiety herself and

wanted to change this. I am excited to

offer this to all of women who need more.”

Contact Mahdieh Assar MD

at 480.272.7899 or www.

advancedbreastimagingllc.com,

11000 N Scottsdale Rd, Suite 135,

Scottsdale, AZ 85254


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

Luxury Property Hunter

Allison Cahill helps clients define their luxury

Sometimes, it’s the unique background

that brings the best assets

to a real estate deal, and that’s

exactly the case for Allison Cahill.

Cahill has been in the real estate

industry for nearly seven years, but prior

to her luxury real estate career, she

was a corporate attorney with a focus

in asset protection. Her experience as

a corporate attorney has given her the

skills necessary to negotiate and do

extensive research for the benefit of any

client. “My legal background means that

I bring strong negotiation skills to the

table resulting in my clients walking away

with a financial success,” said Cahill.

In addition to Allison Cahill &

Partners Luxury Properties, she recently

started with Walt Danley Christie’s

International Real Estate, where she

works with a private clientele in purchasing

and selling luxury properties. Cahill

focuses on the real estate needs of

executives, professional athletes, and distinguished

clientele. She offers a discreet,

full service real estate plan for each client,

which includes concierge services.

“We run a full service, concierge

type of business model. For our listings,

this means that all our properties will

have a professional video, drone photography,

high res media, and national

and international marketing on a digital

platform spanning over 1,000 websites.

This starts before the property is on

the MLS,” she explains. “In addition, we

stage all of our listings. We have always

provided this service, but we brought it

up a notch this past year. I started my

own staging business in 2017. I own the

furniture and accessories, meaning that

there are never any issues in regards

to stagers having to lease furniture and

coming up short due to lack of furnishings

in the warehouses or subpar accessories.

We are constantly updating our

staging items to be consistent with the

latest trends.”

Cahill is looking to take all of the

advances she has made in 2018, and

bring them up to the next level in 2019

– even if the housing market becomes

balanced.

“We are still technically in a seller’s

market, but as we begin 2019, we will

enter into a balanced market,” said

Cahill.

And, the same will be seen in the

luxury market. “One of the biggest

impacts on our luxury market in 2018

were the Federal Tax changes that limit

mortgage interest deductions and property

tax deduction. As the newer limits on

mortgage interest deduction and property

taxes have had an impact on many

luxury markets across the United States,

I predict that this can only help The

Valley’s luxury market in that our property

taxes are considerably lower here than

other cities. This has already created an

influx of luxury buyers from California and

Chicago.”

Contact Allison Cahill at 215.262.7066,

allisoncahillslp@gmail.com or

allisoncahill.com.


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

Age Defying Procedures

Lisa Williams helps turn back the clock

Lisa Williams, ANP-C, Nurse

Practitioner, Scottsdale native and

Arizona State University alumni,

offers a comprehensive approach to

cosmetic dermatology. She has been

practicing cosmetic dermatology for over

15 years.

At Ultra Smooth Skin, the philosophy

is to embrace everyone’s attractiveness

or beauty, inside and out, and provide a

natural outcome with realistic expectations.

Ultra Smooth encompass 50 years of

experience in cosmetic dermatology, and

offer the most advanced dermatology and

laser treatments.

“I am committed to learning about the

most current and effective treatments for

our patients, as well as ensuring that I continually

participate in cosmetic dermatology

research. Excellence in academic education

and clinical training allows me, as a

nurse practitioner, to provide quality health

care to patients,” said Williams.

Williams is an expert with laser hair

reduction, BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane,

Juvéderm, spider vein therapy, scar &

stretch mark reduction, laser skin resurfacing,

radio frequency skin tightening, laser

treatment of: wrinkles, blood vessels, telangiectasia,

melasma, rosacea, and hyperpigmentation.

She also performs IPL Photo

Rejuvenation, acne therapy, chemical peel

and RF Pixel Microneedling treatments.

Ultra Smooth Skin has been awarded

the “Black Diamond” certification from

Allergan – a prestigious designation that

fewer than 1 percent of medical aesthetic

practices receive.

Ultra Smooth Skin has provided philanthropic

support since 2005 by donating

time and services to silent auctions. Most

recently they supported Trends Charitable

Silent Auction Fund and Soul Sanctuary

Arizona Veteran’s Charity.

“I have a fine selection of top of the

line effective and efficient devices for hair

removal, reversal of skin damage, prevent

signs of aging and provide noninvasive

facial and body contouring. We are

authorized to conduct laser training and

certification of aestheticians, registered

nurses and nurse practitioners so although

we have years of experience in training

others, we never cease to keep learning.

We make it a priority to provide clients

with the utmost quality, comfort, and care.”

In 2019, Williams says we will continue

to see an increase in people wanting

our services, including men and younger

Millennials getting Botox and other injectable

procedures in order to prevent aging.

Williams also expects to see a larger shift

from treating the face to treating areas

on the body like the legs, abdomen and

arms. “We will see more treatments with

radio-frequency energy, that works well to

tighten slack skin, as does Sculptra with a

mixture of injectables and we will continue

to see an increase in CoolSculpting.”

Contact Lisa Williams at Ultra

Smooth Skin – 480.991.3038 or

www.ultrasmoothskin.com. 7477 E

Doubletree Ranch Road, Scottsdale, AZ

85258; 18501 N Thompson Peak Pkwy,

Scottsdale, AZ 85255.


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

The Perfect Smile

Dr. Rick changing lives, one smile at a time

Dr. Rick Kariotoglou is proud to

be one of the top dentists in

Scottsdale. He is committed to

offering his patients only the very best

that dentistry has to offer, by implementing

a soft touch and the latest technologies.

Because he has a passion for learning

and staying on top of the advancements

in dentistry, he makes a point to

attend numerous continuing education

programs each year, to be able to offer

his patients the best of the best – which

starts in his office.

“Our environment isn’t one of a typical

dental office. Most people describe our

office as a spa that meets boutique hotel,

which makes each dental appointment

an experience that is much different than

your typical appointment,” said Dr. Rick.

“Having a beautiful smile gives you the

confidence you need to enjoy life and be

successful. Your smile, or lack of a smile, is

one of the first things people notice about

you. Our dental practice offers cosmetic

dentistry, teeth whitening, cosmetic smile

makeovers, implant dentistry, Invisalign and

Botox for TMD to help you achieve the

smile you have always wanted.”

Dr. Rick has been practicing dentistry

for 19 years, and was he was

offered a full-time faculty position at the

University of Detroit School of Dentistry,

after graduating. Soon recognizing his

passion for working with patients and

transforming smiles, he moved to New

York City where he fell in love with the city

while practicing and advancing his knowledge

of Cosmetic Dentistry. In 2009, the

beauty of the desert and warmer climate

inspired his move to Arizona.

Since acquiring his practice in

Scottsdale, Dr. Rick is passionate about

continuously learning about new innovative

methods and techniques to offer

the best and most updated care for his

patients on a personal level. He looks

forward to positively impacting the lives of

his patients and the community. He has a

passion to educate people on a healthy

lifestyle and help them put their best face

forward in their daily lives.

“Our goal is to provide ethical and

honest healthcare to each patient, and for

our patients to know that their provider

truly cares for their patients – and does

everything it takes to offer new and innovative

procedures,” said Dr. Rick. “The

care we provide, and the way our office

is set up, makes an experience so much

different for the patient - especially for

those who are apprehensive about dental

procedures.”

Dr. Rick is enthusiastic and dedicated

to giving only the best unwavering

care and treatment. His passion is designing

beautiful functional smiles for people

who want to look younger and feel better

about their teeth and overall health. The

biggest reward for Dr. Rick is changing

someone’s self-esteem and confidence –

all through their smile.

Contact Dr. Rick Dentistry at

480.585.4244 or www.drrickdentistry.

com, 19120 N Pima Rd Suite 110,

Scottsdale, AZ 85255


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

Turning Back Time

Van Dyke Aesthetics helps clients prevent aging … gracefully

Susan Van Dyke MD is a board certified

dermatologist, owner of Van

Dyke Aesthetics, and has been a

leader in skin resurfacing, injectable fillers

and non-invasive cosmetic procedures for

over three decades.

Van Dyke Aesthetics opened their

first office in 1985, at a time when there

was no medical specialty known as

‘Aesthetic Dermatology’. Van Dyke started

her career practicing medical and surgical

dermatology treating skin cancers

and cutaneous diseases, but as the field

of aesthetic dermatology developed,

she was on the ground floor. Van Dyke

explains, “the very first filler was introduced

in the early 80’s and I was one of

the first to use it. When Botox was introduced

I was part of the launch. I didn’t

invent lasers but I was there when they

were invented!”

Van Dyke Aesthetics was one of the

first medical practices to be 100 percent

aesthetic based. The aesthetics industry

has been their only focus for nearly 25

years, and is proud to be in the unique

position to provide comprehensive and

integrated approaches to noninvasive

aesthetic medical services.

“I am very proud that Van Dyke

Aesthetics sets that bar for the practice

of aesthetic dermatology. In the beginning

it was just myself and one medical

assistant, and we were wondering how

patients would find us,” recalls Van Dyke.

“Over the years they did find us and we

developed a reputation of quality and

honesty. People trust me to give them

guidance on what procedures are or are

not appropriate for them.”

Van Dyke Aesthetics offers a range

of aesthetic services to their patients,

including laser and other energy-based

services, injectables and physician grade

skin care services. Their mission is to

inspire clients to achieve natural beauty at

all ages. They achieve this through vision

and passion for obtaining and making

available the most scientifically advanced

treatments.

“I could not have predicted the

meteoric rise of the field of Aesthetic

Dermatology. I was nearly alone in a field in

its infancy and now fillers, Botox and lasers

are household terms,” explains Van Dyke.

“The non-invasive options for cosmetic surgery

have just exploded in popularity; no

longer is a cosmetic procedure something

to hide, but now something to brag about!”

Looking forward to 2019, Van Dyke

and her team are excited for what will

continue with the aesthetic industry.

2019 will bring increasingly advanced

techniques to sculpt and contour the

face using a wide variety of new fillers

that deliver a natural and more youthful

appearance. We will see more options

for prejuvenation: with preventive Botox,

reduction of sun damage, and supporting

collagen and elastin generation to keep a

young dewy complexion,” said Van Dyke.

Contact Van Dyke Aesthetics at

480.948.5045 or www.vandykeaesthetics.com,

5206 N. Scottsdale Road,

Paradise Valley, AZ 85253.


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

Treating You Like Family

The Luckys prove buying a home is a family affair

Matt and Lisa Lucky, along with

their daughter Laura, are not

only your powerhouse real

estate team; they’re here for you every

step of the way … just like family. The

Luckys are dedicated to bringing the

highest level of service and technology

to today’s homebuyers and sellers. They

are committed to creating enjoyable real

estate transactions through their attention

to detail, exemplary customer service, and

high ethical standards.

It was Honeywell that brought Matt

and Lisa’s family to Arizona in the late

1990s, where Lisa began her thriving

career in real estate. The decision for

Matt to partner full-time with Lisa came in

2005, and by 2006, Lisa earned the Top

1 percent status at Russ Lyon, which she

is proud to have attained every year since.

“We live and work in North

Scottsdale and have found success

with a self-imposed “15-minute rule.” We

acknowledged early on that the best way

to serve our clients is to only take on

business that’s within a 15-minute drive

from our office,” said Lisa. “That way,

we’re essentially always “on call” and

readily available for any buyer or seller

that we’re working with. I also find that

it allows us to have the highest level of

service by providing focused and specific

knowledge of a particular area.”

“Loving where you live and living

what you love is our secret to good business,”

confirms Lisa. “We love living in

North Scottsdale because of the hiking,

fine dining, great weather and elevations,

horses, cars, golf, views, and the melting

pot of friendly people from all different

regions and backgrounds. Everyday we

get to experience God’s country by just

walking outdoors and seeing the sunshine

over Pinnacle Peak Mountain. We are

truly blessed to call Scottsdale home.”

Looking forward to 2019, the Luckys

believe buyers will continue to have

Scottsdale on the brain. “Buyers will

continue to look for quality over quantity.

Market bubbles in CA, WA, and Denver,

CO will continue to drive more buyers to

Scottsdale.”

Their success speaks for itself. Lisa

Lucky has been ranked as the No. 1 agent

from among nearly 1,000 agents at Russ

Lyon | Sotheby’s International Realty for

the last three years. Further, The Phoenix

Journal’s 2018 Book of Lists ranks Lisa as

the No. 2 Residential Real Estate Agent

from among tens of thousands of Realtors

in the Valley, and The Wall Street Journal

has recognized Lisa as one of the “Top

250 Agents” in the nation.

Lisa takes none of the success she,

Matt and Laura have achieved for granted.

“We have worked tremendously hard from

‘day one’ and feel very blessed to have

built the business that we have,” she says.

“Our clients always come first, and we

treat each and every client as though they

were our only one.”

Contact The Luckys at

480.390.5044 or www.LisaLucky.com,

7669 E Pinnacle Peak Road Ste 110,

Scottsdale, Arizona 85255.


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

A New Dining Experience

Dee Dee Maza brings the food and the atmosphere

Volanti Restaurant and Lounge,

located on the second floor of

the Aviation Business Center at

Scottsdale Airport, is now serving up a

new dining experience.

Volanti serves a classic breakfast,

brunch, lunch and dinner menu with

a farm to table focus and influences

from around the world in an unbeatable

location with views of the airport and

McDowell Mountains.

For owner Dee Dee Maza, the inspiration

has always been close to home. “I

grew up with two grandmas that loved to

cook. I spent most of my childhood getting

recipes from them and trying, most

of the time very badly, to cook like they

did. After years of helping them cook for

all occasions and seeing what an impact

cooking had on the friends and family

they cooked for; I grew to love it even

more and I even got really good at it.”

The new restaurant isn’t the only

thing Maza and the team at Volanti are

building, they are also tapping into Maza’s

experience in catering for a private event

space. The Venue at Volanti is a 4000

square foot private event space and is

dedicated to providing personalized service,

exceptional food and beverage in an

unbeatable atmosphere. In addition, they

have 12 different exclusive footprints at

the Scottsdale Airport for events and do

Private Jet Catering.

“I have had the opportunity to meet

many different people from all over the

world. I have catered to celebrities, musicians,

presidents, princes, authors, and

each one has made an impact on where I

am today,” said Maza.

Events large or small, the Volanti

team aims to make your next event

unforgettable. They pride themselves

on providing premium service, creative

menu options and organized production

throughout the venues and the Scottsdale

Airport.

In addition to the amazing views that

the Airpark provides, for Maza starting the

restaurant in Scottsdale was a no brainer.

Scottsdale is a powerhouse for business.

I love the many people that I meet that are

from all over the world. I love the environment

that thrives on the success of building

relationships,” she said.

“My vision has always been to gift

my guests with an experience from the

second my phone rings or they walk in

the door,” explains Maza. “I have found

my number one goal, above profit, above

sales, above everything is the power

of relationships and how I can relate

to each guest, employee, vendor, and

give them an experience they will never

forget.”

Coming in November 2019, Maza

and her partner Christine Key, along with

Scottsdale Hangar Events, are creating

a nonprofit and hosting The Scottsdale

Airfest. This event will be a combination of

music, art, aviation, food and libations!

Contact Volanti Restaurant and

Lounge at 480.657.2426 or www.volantiscottsdale.com,

15000 N Airport Drive,

Scottsdale, AZ 85260.


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

Stem Cell Leader

Dr. Kaye leads the pack in innovative medical care

Dr. Mitchell Kaye began his medical

career at Georgetown University

School of Medicine in 1983. Dr.

Kaye completed six years of specialty

apprenticeship in urologic surgery at

the Cleveland Clinic, one of the world’s

premier centers of medical education and

excellence.

“Early on during my formative years

I developed a keen interest in science,

particularly the science of health. In high

school and college I was most challenged

by the responsibility of understanding the

human body and providing care and comfort

for people compromised by illness

and disease,” explains Dr. Kaye.

Dr. Kaye, owner of Natural

Restoration Centers of America, has

specialized in critical health issues affecting

both women and men for almost 3

decades. Dr. Kaye settled in Scottsdale,

AZ where he has strived to care for his

patients with sound judgment and compassion.

“Over the past several years, it has

been a personal highlight to see the

growth of Natural Restoration Centers

of America, a facility that utilizes state

of the art biologic therapies, including

stem cell treatments, to combat a range

of conditions including neuropathy, back

and joint pain, erectile and vaginal dysfunction,

restless leg syndrome, multiple

sclerosis, stroke, Alzheimer’s, Crohn’s

and colitis, to name a few,” said Dr. Kaye.

“In addition to offering contemporary care

and management for urologic conditions

that are in my realm, my practice has

expanded in the past decade to include

a think outside the box approach to both

urologic and non-urologic conditions. As

part of this unique approach the use of

biologics including “stem cell therapies”

are routinely incorporated into the care of

my patients.

Throughout his career Dr. Kaye has

strived to offer his patients “state of the art

care.” “The field of medicine is a constantly

changing environment. Our personal desire

to always be the best and provide the best

is often challenged by thoughtless regulation,

limited resources, and insurance company

meddling! Despite these pressures,

I have been able to grow and develop a

tremendous amount of experience utilizing

futuristic regenerative techniques and procedures.

It has been fascinating to me to

observe and be responsible improvements

in numerous conditions that have impacted

people for years despite “standard”

treatments.” Dr. Kaye offers non-invasive,

safe/low-risk procedures with little to no

downtime.

Dr. Kaye has lead the pack for innovative

treatments and world class care

during his career, and he has no plans to

slow down. For 2019, Dr. Kaye has high

hopes for Natural Restoration Centers of

America as it continues to expand in the

field of regenerative medicine. Amongst

next years plans our clinical trials include

a new prostate cancer vaccine.

Contact Dr. Kaye at 480.990.8544

or www.nrcoa.com, 10210 N. 92nd St.

Ste 100, Scottsdale, AZ 85258


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

The Perfect Fit

Scylvia-Elvira Danese: The Fairy Godmother of Fashion

Scylvia-Elvira Danese, owner of

Danese Creations, has been in business

since 1971. Through her gift

of custom designing, men and women can

get all their custom designing, tailoring,

alterations, bridal wear and all accessories,

fabric, jewelry and the best fitting bra.

“I’m a 3rd generation Custom

Designer/Tailor in my family, I follow My

Mother Maria and Grandmother Chapita,”

said Danese. “My designs have made it to

the Emmys, The Country Music Awards,

the Oscars, the White House, The Oprah

show, I’ve also been featured on First

Edition, total Divas, all the local TV channels.

It’s been an amazing ride for these

last 47 years!”

While Danese is proud of the accolades

and the high profile clients that

have graced her designs, some of her

fondest memories are the ones that have

changed the lives of others. “I saved a

brides wedding day by making a beautiful,

custom wedding gown from scratch, on

the day of the wedding, in 2 hours and

50 minutes, that is how I got dubbed

“the Fairy Godmother Of Fashion”, she

explains. “I’m also called “The Boob

Whisperer” for the expert bra fittings that

I do. Your boobs can either make you

or break you. If they look good, you look

good and feel good, sexy, young, (even if

you’re old) thin, (even if you’re heavy), and

your clothes fit well.”

Danese is committed to helping

every man or woman find their perfect

fit, in addition women can get a free bra

fitting. Clients need to set an appointment

with her shop, and with zero obligations

to purchase bras from her. “Most women

just don’t know what a bra is supposed

to do, how a bra is supposed to fit, how a

bra has been designed, or what bra size

is right for them. Industry estimates are

that anywhere from 70 to 80 perfect of

women are wearing the wrong size bra,

although in my opinion, informed by more

than 47 years of experience, it’s more like

90 percent. And there’s been no reliable

source for women to go to and find out

the truth about bras, bra measuring and

bra sizing, until now.”

If clients are not in the market for

custom designing, you will find original

Danese Creations designs, ready-to-wear

one of a kind bridal gowns, mother of the

bride or groom gowns, evening gowns,

cocktail dresses, skirts, blouses, and more.

Danese Creations prides themselves

on being able to make custom garments

from a picture or a drawing or an idea

and she can do this all without requiring

the client to be local. Above all, Danese

has one goal for her shop “To do the

impossible to get to solve all the sewing

problems that come my way. My

motto that I got from my Father Giacomo

Danese is “Nothing is Impossible, Difficult

but not Impossible”, she explains. “We

never say no, it’s always yes we can, just

say when!”

Contact Danese Creations at

602.955.1313 or www.danesecreations.

com, 3902 E Indian School Rd #3,

Phoenix, AZ 85018.


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

Bringing Charity Home

Christine Espinoza connects communities

Christine Espinoza is a connector.

She brings together sellers and

buyers in her real estate career,

local women with her non profit women’s

group, friends and neighbors by sponsoring

community events and works with

several charities around town.

Real estate has been a passion of

Christine’s since she was young. Her

father had been a broker from the time she

was born, trained hundreds of agents and

owned several real estate companies. After

graduating from the University of Arizona,

Christine got her real estate license and is

now celebrating 22 years in the business!

“I treat clients like family and believe

in the golden rule. I want my clients to be

so happy with the service they’ve received,

they are compelled to refer me to their

friends and family,” explains Espinoza.

Espinoza has taken community service

to a new level throughout her real estate

career. “I sponsor events in my neighborhood

and organize donation stations at our

community center collecting items for the

charities I work with, including the Changing

Lives Center, the Phoenix Rescue MIssion

and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She also

does Facebook Live Videos interviewing

neighbors and business owners as part of

her “Community Video Series.”

In addition to the community events,

Espinoza takes time to give back through her

charity organization. “I started a non-profit

women’s group in 2012 called Platform

Scottsdale. We partner with several charitable

organizations to bring awareness to

their cause and collect donations for those

in need, as well as organize hands on volunteering

events for our members. Last year

we hosted a dinner for the women of the

Changing Lives Center. “Helping others is

a passion of mine, whether it’s volunteering

with the homeless or helping a friend’s business

to grow. Winston Churchill said, and I

agree, we make a living by what we get, we

make a life by WHAT WE GIVE.”

“In 2018 we did our first “Platform

Promotes- Women in Business” event.

We celebrated over 30 women business

owners, giving them the opportunity to

showcase their product or service to local

women,” she said. This trunk show type

event was held at the beautiful new venue

Volanti, featured a keynote speaker, live

music, cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. It

was truly an honor to host an event that

promoted women business owners in our

community.”

Espinoza is setting her sights on 2019,

with big changes ahead. She’s partnered

with Helene Cass, a broker at RE/Max Fine

Properties who runs the #1 real estate

team in the McDowell Mountain Ranch

community over the past 20 years. Starting

in 2019, “Helene & Christine’s Team” are

combining forces. Helene’s long standing

neighborhood success and Christine’s

marketing expertise utilizing video, strategic

networking and social media are sure to be

a winning combination!

Contact the Christine

Espinoza at 602.989.7492 or

www.ChristineSellsScottsdale.com;

www.PlatformScottsdale.com.


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

Rise

Robin Orscheln Elevates Her Industry & Her Community

Tenacious, collaborative, strategic,

and creative; these are words that

describe Robin Orscheln, leading

real estate visionary at the RO Luxury

Group. Robin and her team are industry

leaders in the Arcadia, Biltmore, Paradise

Valley, Phoenix and Scottsdale luxury neighborhoods.

Robin’s approachable demeanor

combined with her extensive market experience

have propelled her on the forefront of

luxury real estate in the Valley.

Robin has worked in both national

and local real estate for over 20 years.

She has used her leadership position to

steward the luxury market to move away

from the long-held “me culture” to a more

collaborative “we culture” that benefits

the client, her team, and ultimately the real

estate industry as a whole.

Robin is deeply rooted in her community.

She has a passion for building

relationships that often find her at the

center of initiatives that transcend her

industry. Her success and penchant for

innovation have propelled her relationship

with investors, builders, local business

owners, as well as mentorship opportunities

and civic speaking engagements. She

consistently ranks in the top 1% of real

estate agents and is well known for her

support of numerous charities including

Phoenix Children’s Hospital, which is

closest to her heart.

This past fall Robin forged a partnership

with North&Co., a move that pairs

a preeminent market leading luxury team

with arguably the most ascendant real

estate brokerage in the Valley. She will

serve as a strategic partner in the brokerage

with CEO Brian North and COO

Stephanie Gonzalez. While in this role,

Robin will continue to provide leadership

to the RO Luxury Group that will further

cement her role as an innovative thought

leader in the Phoenix real estate market.

North&Co. will benefit from her leadership,

reputation, experience and unparalleled

industry knowledge.

Together, Robin, Brian and Stephanie

are committed to growing what is being

recognized as the most culture driven real

estate brokerage in all of Arizona. The

growth of both brands will be accelerated

by momentum that a partnership of this

magnitude creates. Orscheln states, “This

move marks the beginning of a new and

very exciting season of my career. One

that will continue to provide me growth in

new ways, every day.”

For 2019, Robin has a list of projects

that she is anxious to tackle, “I am eager

to develop a comprehensive training

program for my peers and the next generation

of real estate agents. My goal is to

help them elevate their business practices

in this increasingly competitive industry.

In addition, my team is advancing in all

facets of customer service so we can

continue to provide an unprecedented client

experience for the Phoenix real estate

market.”

Contact The Robin Orscheln

Luxury Group at 602.380.8735 or

www.roluxurygroup.com, 5635 E.

Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85018.


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

Balance, Lifestyle and Optimization

Power couple offers unique practice

Meet Cristina Romero-Bosch,

NMD, and John A. Robinson,

NMD. The power couple, of the

Scottsdale-based The Hormone Zone, are

global experts in hormone replacement

therapy and age management medicine.

“We do things a little different than

most doctors,” Dr. Robinson said. “Our

goal is to make you better than healthy.

We want you to operate at your prime,

enhancing your whole life.”

Since 2006, Drs. Bosch and

Robinson have specialized in Advanced

Hormone Replacement Therapy, age management

and sexual wellness. Recognizing

the complexity and sensitivity of the body’s

hormone system – and that each person

is unique – they work to fully understand

each patient’s individual hormone system

to provide real health and healing.

“Over time, your body’s hormone

system can drift,” Dr. Bosch said. “We

design a personalized treatment based on

comprehensive medical analysis utilizing

innovative methods. And, we listen. We

hear the things that are often missed.

Ultimately, we help patients feel the way

they did when they were younger.”

According to Drs. Bosch and

Robinson, the natural process of aging

does not mean you have to feel old.

In fact, hormonal changes that cause

fatigue, low libido, and issues with mental

clarity can be reversed – helping people

renew their sense of youth.

“We use natural, bio-identical hormones

and nutrients,” Dr. Bosch said.

“These are absorbed and processed more

effectively with fewer side effects for effective

hormonal and metabolic balance.”

At The Hormone Zone, it’s not just

about fixing the issue; it’s also about

unearthing the cause of disease and then

leading you to an optimized self. Often,

hormone imbalance, thyroid disease and

nutritional deficiencies are at the root of

the problem.

“In 2006, there was an emerging science

for natural approaches to hormone

imbalance and performance optimization,

which continues to grow,” Dr. Robinson

said. “We have been doing this for a long

time and have watched it evolve.”

In addition to hormone therapy and

age management medicine, The Hormone

Zone’s comprehensive approach to wellness,

longevity and hormone balance

includes options for sexual health, medical

aesthetics and stem cell therapy.

As advocates for healthy, intimate

relationships, Drs. Bosch and Robinson

have become known as The Sex Docs,

whose mission is to help patients improve

their intimate relationships.

As experts in their field, they are also

the couple’s couple – truly, a husbandand-wife

duo who are advocates for other

couples, with a goal of providing the best

health strategies to enhance people’s

sexual wellness, overall well-being, and

quality of life.

Contact The Hormone Zone

at 480.338.8070 or hormone-zone.

com, 9377 E. Bell Road, Suite 361,

Scottsdale, AZ 85260.


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

Finance Like Family

Ashton Thomas: Where your wealth and life work in harmony

Ashton Thomas Private Wealth

has one mission: to provide their

clients with clarity about their

finances. Once each client understands

their present situation and their goals, a

plan is put in place for them. This, in turn,

becomes the inspiration to improve all

aspects of their financial lives.

The firm’s wealth advisors deliver

indispensable intelligence and personalized

insight in the complex business of

protecting and enhancing wealth. They

provide the tools in the form of a Wealth

Blueprint which can help clients live richer

and more rewarding lives.

Collectively, the team at Ashton

Thomas has decades of experience in

many disciplines including financial planning,

portfolio management, investment

research, tax planning and retirement plan

advisement. They pride themselves on

thinking differently about wealth management,

challenging the status quo and

constantly push for reinvention.

Ashton Thomas advisors thrive

because they are at their best when they are

building enduring relationships and personal

connections. The team succeeds by creating

an experience that comes to life, in large

part because of how employees, advisors

and clients are treated and how they are

encouraged to give back to their communities.

The firm’s core values of independence,

excellence, integrity and respect form the

foundation of everything the team does.

Keeping life in harmony means keeping

up with their clients and industry trends.

Ashton Thomas believes technological innovation

– particularly in how advisors engage

with clients – will continue to lead much

of the change on the horizon. Clients will

demand more connectivity to their financial

lives, and considerable time and capital is

likely to continue flowing in the direction

of solutions focused on simplifying and

enhancing the client experience.

Accumulating wealth throughout one’s

life takes clarity, persistence and focus. It’s a

journey, and reaching each financial destination

can mean a better life and security for

clients and their loved ones. Ashton Thomas

believes a family’s life and wealth should

work in ongoing harmony, and the firm’s

Wealth Blueprint is designed to help clients

map out their ideal financial life.

Ashton Thomas represents the next

generation of wealth managers, having

built a proprietary digital ecosystem to

engage with tomorrow’s digitally-enabled

client base and the advisors who serve

them. They believe adapting for the future

will involve more than simply tweaking a

website, creating an app or offering more

investment options.

Today’s clients want all aspects of their

financial life to work together, enriching their

lives today and making sure their wealth and

life work in harmony into the future.

Investment Advisory services provided

by Ashton Thomas Private Wealth, LLC, an

SEC registered investment adviser.

Contact Ashton Thomas at

602.732.4745 or ashtonthomaspw.com,

15279 N Scottsdale Road, Suite B2-215,

Scottsdale, AZ 85254


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

Look Amazing, Feel Amazing

Charles Small helps clients ‘Glo’

Glo Medspa is dedicated to providing

clients with an enjoyable

atmosphere, and attention to

every detail. Charles Small, owner of Glo

Medspa, ultimate goal is to achieve a

natural look.

“My philosophy is to provide the

highest level of care with the best possible

results. Honesty and fair pricing is

what I have built my success on,” said

Small. “Our services are focused on

advanced injections that not many other

places will attempt or do not perform

well.”

Charles Small started Glo Medspa

to help people feel better about the way

they look, and in turn feel better on the

inside as well as on the outside. He

strongly believes that when you look

amazing, in turn it makes you feel amazing.

Providing exceptional client care and

really listening to what people have to

say, produces great results in the end.

Small likes to spend time with all his clients

and really get to know each one.

“Glo Medspa has been in business

for 6 years. I began my practice in a

small room doing injections with only

Botox and Juvederm. Some of the biggest

highlights of my career so far, is

seeing clients come in from all across

the country who fly out to see me. It

totally blows my mind to see how far I

have come since starting my business,”

said Small. “I knew I wanted a more hip

and trendy type of spa atmosphere, with

a cutting edge in new procedures and

techniques, and that is exactly what we

have accomplished at Glo Medspa. It’s

a safe, warm and inviting place to help

ease people.”

Small has an extensive background

working in critical care for the past

15 years. He has many certifications

including basic and advanced techniques

of Botox and Juvederm injections.

He is also an active member of

the Dermatology Nurse Association as

well as the American Society of Plastic

Surgical Nurses.

Looking forward to 2019, Small has

big plans for Glo Medspa. “The hot trend

of 2018 was ‘Jaw Contouring’... While

we are not sure what trends will hit in

2019, I can promise we continue to push

the envelope and challenge ourselves to

come up with the most innovative procedures

on the market. Typically, I look at

what is being done over in Europe and

Korea to get an idea of what is coming

soon – and how we can be at the forefront.”

Glo Medspa is also dedicated to

making the community, and world, a

better place. Small and the team at Glo

Medspa is currently helping to raise

money for children in Ukraine with cancer

(www.KidsCancerWeb.org), and

are looking for investors, and community

volunteers, to get involved and help make

this dream come true.

Contact the Glo Medspa at

480.245.6881 or www.glomedspas.com,

6990 E Shea Blvd #218, Scottsdale,

AZ 85254.


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

1179 Covering the Risk

Christina Church covers clients’ lives - literally

Christina Church has been working

in the insurance industry for 20

years with North Star Resource

Group. Growing up in an insurance family,

she has been around it her entire life.

“As I started learning more about the

industry I was shocked that my own family

was so underinsured. It actually frightened

me. Thank goodness nothing catastrophic

happened during that time, we could have

lost everything we have worked so hard

for. I had no idea that your wages can be

docked for years if you are underinsured,

and you can’t pay out of pocket. There is

almost no education on this topic, I want

to change that” said Church.

When North Star Resource Group

made the decision to expand into the

property and casualty industry and open

Borealis Insurance Services, Church

jumped at the opportunity. Borealis was

formed to work side by side with North

Star’s 160 financial advisors to analyze

their clients’ current risk management

program, educate them about coverage

options available in the marketplace, and

empower them to make the appropriate

changes to fulfill what is important to their

family or business. As an independent

agency, Borealis has access to many of

the industry’s premier carriers and the

ability to find the best coverage and value

for their clients.

“It is simple, “When your values are

clear, decisions are easy. My goal is to

educate families and small businesses

and to protect them from the unknown.

My niche is getting my clients higher

coverage to eliminate any gaps they may

have, while potentially saving them some

money. Surprisingly, this actually happens

the majority of the time, which is amazing!

I am very proud of the fact that much

of my training has been acquired in the

trenches. I am naturally inquisitive and ask

a lot of questions. No two cases are the

same and I have the opportunity to learn

something from each one. It also, makes

my job very interesting and keeps me on

my toes!”

While some find insurance boring,

Church is proud to take on the ‘boring’

part of life and ensure that her clients are

covered from risk. She is also certified in

working with Premier Families. “This gives

me even more insight to help the client

who may have multiple homes, antique

cars, fun toys, etc. These clients usually

have heirlooms and/or collections that

they have worked their entire life to accumulate

and these need specialized protection.

I pride myself on asking the right

questions that someone else might over

look,” she said. “When someone has a

catastrophic occurrence and can call me

up and know they are covered financially,

they no longer think insurance is boring,

they are just grateful that they have one

less thing to worry about.”

Contact Borealis Insurance

Services – a Division of North Star

Resource Group at 480.712.7285 or

Christina@BorealisInsurance.com,

6710 N Scottsdale Road, Suite 210,

Scottsdale, AZ 85253.


PEOPLE TO WATCH 2019

Unparalleled Patient Experience

Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery pride themselves on patient experience

Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery prides

itself on three words: integrity,

relationships and results. These

principles have guided their practice philosophy

for the past 20 years, helping Dr.

Ali Mosharrafa and Dr. Tamir Mosharrafa

become recognized as leaders in the

Phoenix plastic surgery community.

Drs. Ali and Tamir utilize a combination

of tried and true techniques as well as safe

and effective new technologies to give each

patient an unmatched quality of care. “What

makes the Mosharrafa Experience so unique

is the time and attention that the doctors

commit to each patient. Every aspect of

surgery, every office visit and every phone

call is handled directly by myself or Dr.

Tamir,” said Dr. Ali. “This commitment to the

doctor/patient relationship is essential to our

practice and is one of the reasons so many

have trusted us over the years.”

The Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery Skin

Rejuvenation Center offers a comprehensive

array of medical grade skin care

products and aesthetic treatments in order

to help patients achieve a more radiant,

youthful skin texture and tone that can help

each patient look years younger.

“Plastic surgery is not superficial.

What we do in the industry of cosmetic

surgery is change the lives of those

who want to make a change. It is why

we became plastic surgeons,” said Dr.

Ali. “When we look as good as we feel,

many aspects of our lives are enhanced.

With modern plastic surgical techniques,

expertly performed, I can offer my patients

natural and beautiful change.”

“My passion began in medical school

where I connected with the specialty’s

unique combination of science and art.

Connecting with people in this way and

helping them to experience their best self still

brings me great joy every day,” said Dr. Tamir.

Along with expertly performed plastic

surgery techniques, Drs. Ali and Tamir offer

the highest quality surgery procedures in

their Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery Outpatient

Center. MOSC is a fully accredited outpatient

surgical center that offers a safe and

private experience ensuring the highest clinical

standard. Each member of the surgical

staff is qualified with extensive experience

and they are committed to ensuring that

patients receive the highest quality care,

consistent with the Mosharrafa Experience.

The business philosophy at Mosharrafa

Plastic Surgery is embedded in the core

values of the practice. They provide outstanding,

individualized care to each patient

and achieve the highest quality clinical outcomes

with integrity and professionalism.

“We strive to provide each patent with an

experience that exceeds their expectations.

We promote teamwork where we hold one

another accountable for their individual

actions. Here at Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery,

we constantly monitor the performance of

our staff in a critical, non-condemning way

to be unique for the sake of our patients

and fellow co-workers,” said Dr. Tamir.

Contact Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery

at 602.513.8133 or www.mosharrafa.

com, 4611 E Shea Blvd, Ste 230,

Phoenix, Arizona 85028


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Discover a whole new world at Disney’s Aladdin, which will make its local debut at ASU Gammage on Jan. 31. From the producer

of The Lion King, this hit Broadway musical brings to life Disney’s iconic 1992 film, which was based on the classic Arabic folktale

of Aladdin and the Magic Lamp. The “shining, shimmering, splendid” story will sweep audiences into the enchanted world of a street

rat-turned-prince – who finds love along his journey – with colorful costumes, spectacular scenes, and music (both familiar and

brand-new) by award-winning composer Alan Menken. With nostalgic Disney charm, Aladdin is sure to take you on a magical ride

through its final Valley show on Feb. 17. Times and prices vary. www.asugammage.com.

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FASHIONABLE DIGS

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ORGANIC

If you’re trying to

eat healthier in

the new year but

also crave the

flavors of Mexican

cuisine, Tocaya

Organica is your

ticket to satisfy

both. Founded in

Venice, California,

the elevated

fast-casual concept

has opened

its first Arizona

location at Kierland

Commons. The

menu uses locally

sourced, organic

ingredients rooted

in traditional

Mexican recipes

– think colorful

salads, bountiful

bowls, unexpected

sides (such as

shaved Brussels

sprouts), and classics

like tacos and

burritos. Nearly all

menu items can

be made vegan or

filled with grassfed,

free-range

meat and fresh

seafood selections.

Many items are

gluten-free, too.

And in case you

want to indulge

a bit, Tocaya also

offers a selection

of beer, wine and

margaritas. www.

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The much-anticipated luxury

wing at Scottsdale Fashion Square

is now open, which marks phase

one in the shopping destination’s

multiyear expansion and

renovation. Anchored by Neiman

Marcus and Dillard’s, the new

wing beckons discerning shoppers

with a grand entrance featuring a

striking two-story glass entry.

Other elements include highend

furnishings and finishes, a

new Swarovski-inspired light

column, valet parking, and new

retailers like Saint Laurent, Trina

Turk and Breitling. Adding to

its innovation, the property will

soon be the first permanent

location for an art installation

concept called Wonderspaces.

The area’s first Apple flagship

store – a two-story work of art

itself – has also found a home at

Scottsdale Fashion Square, and

an equally luxe coworking space,

Industrious, is set to open this

month. www.fashionsquare.com.

ART & APPRECIATION

The Scottsdale Gallery Association’s first Gold Palette ArtWalk of

the year (Jan. 17, 6:30-9 p.m.) will honor first responders and thank

them for their service. The event will serve as a fundraiser to benefit

the 100 Club of Arizona, a nonprofit organization that has aided

statewide public safety agencies, officers, firefighters, EMT/paramedics

and their families since 1968. Themed “Demonstrate and

Donuts,” this special ArtWalk event will feature samples from local

doughnut shops at many of the Downtown Scottsdale art galleries.

Other activities will include bagpipe performances, artist demonstrations,

and community safety demonstrations from the Scottsdale

Police Department’s K-9 Unit. www.scottsdalegalleries.com.

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NEW MENU FOR

A NEW YEAR

Just in time for a post-holiday detox, Farm & Craft has debuted a new menu

featuring a plethora of new items from starters to entrees as well as updates to

existing items. The menu refresh includes listing all of the restaurant’s local and

responsibly sourced vendors, using grass-fed beef throughout, more organic

products, and additional vegetarian dishes that can be made vegan. New items

include a health-packed probiotic bowl, a roasted half chicken, a super green

salad, and vegan banh mi. In other news: Turkey has been removed from the

entire menu to reduce sodium-heavy items and the farro mac and cheese has

made its return (with a gluten-free option available). www.ilovefarmandcraft.com.

BOURBON & BITES

The Bourbon Cellar has relocated from

Carefree to North Scottsdale – at Scottsdale

and Pinnacle Peak roads – with an all-new

menu, fresh decor, an expanded cocktail list,

and a larger patio and space. Owned and operated

by former veteran Doug Smith, who is also

the executive chef, the restaurant uses farmto-table

foods from local purveyors, meat from

Smith’s own butcher shop (French’s Meat), and

fresh seafood flown in daily. True to its name,

The Bourbon Cellar has 300 bourbon selections,

bourbon-tasting flights, and barrel-aged

cocktails. And true to Smith’s roots, veterans

are honored every third Thursday from 5 to

6:30 p.m., where 100 percent of the proceeds

from a $15 buffet benefit American Legion

posts in the Valley. www.thebourboncellar.com.

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DINING

DELIGHTS

The Saguaro has

launched a special

new program called

Desert Nights on the

patio of its Mexican

eatery, La Senora.

Offered nightly

from 5 to 10 p.m.

through Feb. 28, it

encourages sharing

snacks while warming

up with a selection

of toasty drinks next

to a roaring fireplace.

Snacks include both

savory and sweet –

fondue fries, pulled

pork sliders, and buildyour-own

s’mores

– while the beverages

put a crafty spin on

classic wintertime

libations. Cheers!

www.thesaguaro.com.

GET POPPIN’

For a unique snacking option, pop into Ollie

Pop, a new gourmet popcorn purveyor in

Downtown Scottsdale that’s lovingly named

after the owner’s Yorkie. The shop goes

beyond the traditional butter variety (though

it has that too) with flavors that include

hot wings, salt ‘n’ vinegar, Fruity Pebbles,

Champagne and strawberries, and birthday

cake. Prices range from $7 to $11, and

event catering is also available. Bonus: An

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BY ELIZABETH LIBERATORE

Arizona Fine Art Expo

Jan. 11-March 24, North Scottsdale

At the southwest corner of Scottsdale and Jomax roads, you’ll find the Arizona

Fine Art Expo. For 10 weeks, 120 global artists will set up their studios within a

44,000-square-foot tent and create fine art. Enjoy art by way of charcoal, pastels,

mixed media, sculptures and beyond. Visitors can meet and mingle with artists to

learn more about their passion and inspiration. Glass-blowing classes will be held in

the sculpture garden throughout the 10 weeks. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Season pass, $10;

seniors and military, $8; children under 12, free. www.arizonafineartexpo.com.

Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel: Celebrating Rachmaninoff

and Debussy

Jan. 15, Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts

Join renowned pianist Jeffrey Siegel for a night of music as he hosts his 40th season

of Keyboard Conversations. Siegel will play music by Claude Debussy and Sergei

Rachmaninoff, two musical pioneers from the early 20th century. Siegel will then provide

commentary on the works played, comparing and contrasting the impressionism

of Debussy music with Rachmaninoff’s late-romantic take and concluding with an

Q&A session. 7:30 p.m. $29-$49. www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival

Jan. 18-20, Downtown Carefree

There’s nothing better than a weekend of art, wine and music. Thunderbird Artists

will host its 26th annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival, bringing together more

than 155 artists from around the world to showcase creations in a variety of art forms

including pastel, acrylic and jewelry. For an additional fee, festival-goers will get a

souvenir wine glass and six wine-tasting tickets. There will also be bites from local

food trucks parked nearby. This year’s featured artist is Austin Casson, who works

with stone, bronze, resins and forged steel to create magnificent sculptures of eagles

and other birds of prey. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission, $3 (free for Carefree residents);

tasting tickets, $10. www.thunderbirdartists.com.

Dance With Me Gala

Jan. 25, Phoenix Art Museum

Leap into the new year with Ballet Arizona at their annual gala, a black-tie affair that

exudes elegance and grace, much like the company’s dancers. The evening will honor

longtime Ballet Arizona supporters Judd and Billie Jo Herberger for their generous

contributions throughout the years. Guests will raise a glass to the Herbergers during

a gourmet dinner before taking to the dance floor with Arizona Ballet dancers. There

will be also be an opportunity for a sneak peek at Ib Andersen’s The Firebird (which

will open Feb. 14 at Symphony Hall), with a short documentary called The Making of

a World Premiere. 6:30 p.m. Individual, $600; tables, $6,000. www.balletaz.org.

Barrow Grand Ball

Jan. 26, Arizona Biltmore

This annual black-tie event celebrates the philanthropic achievements of the Barrow

Women’s Board of the Barrow Neurological Foundation. This year, the board is highlighting

the Barrow Innovation Center for collective support. Gala attendees will enjoy an

evening including a cocktail reception, dinner and dancing alongside well-known Valley

leaders and philanthropists. 6:30 p.m. $1,000. www.supportbarrow.org.

Childhelp Drive the Dream Gala

Feb. 2, The Phoenician

Childhelp, a nonprofit committed to aiding victims of child abuse, celebrates 60 years

of miracles with its annual Drive the Dream Gala. The Phoenician sets the stage

for this inspiring evening of fine dining, dancing and world-class entertainment. Mix

and mingle with influential and philanthropic leaders as you help those affected by

child abuse. Dr. Stacie J. and Richard J Stephenson will be this year’s event chairs.

Proceeds from the 15th annual gala will benefit the Childhelp’s programs that serve

abused children and their families. 5:30 p.m. $1,000. www.childhelp.org.

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Jan. 16-20, Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

Russo and Steele is a born-and-bred Scottsdale enterprise that will host its 19th annual

automobile auction this month. Join buyers, sellers and car lovers for a five-day extravaganza

where 800 cars will cross the auction block. Russo and Steele touts an impressive

portfolio of exclusive and diverse cars – from European sports cars and American

muscle cars to hot rods and custom builds – to wow spectators and potential buyers.

Additionally, a pavilion will feature 130 vendors, including food trucks and a jumbotron

streaming the live auction. Gates open at 9 a.m. $20-$30. www.russoandsteele.com.

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GOODING & COMPANY

SCOTTSDALE AUCTIONS

Jan. 16-19, Scottsdale Fashion

Square

Join fellow gearheads at Gooding

& Company’s automotive marketplace.

Adjacent to Scottsdale

Fashion Square, the show draws in

auto enthusiasts to view an array of

cars, bid on high-quality vehicles,

and connect with other car collectors.

The viewing showcase opens

Jan. 16, and the auctions will take

place Jan. 18 and 19. Times vary.

General admission, $40; auction

catalogue, $100; bidder registration,

$200. www.goodingco.com.

DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS

DARE TO DREAM

Jan. 17-20, Talking Stick Resort

Arena

Enjoy the classics in a new and

magical way as the wonderful

world of Disney comes to life in

this dazzling production. Guests

will be able to relive the stories of

beloved Disney heroines Moana,

Rapunzel, Elsa, Cinderella and

Belle in an icy show hosted by

Mickey and Minnie Mouse bound

to incite childlike awe in everyone.

Times vary. $15-$140. www.

talkingstickresortarena.com.

LIT & SIP

Jan. 17, Desert Botanical

Garden

Kicking off the new year, this new

monthly event is a 21-plus venture.

Enjoy a cocktail while wandering

through the Electric Desert exhibit,

where vibrant projections meet

original music for a mesmerizing

experience. Afterward, grab a pair

of headphones for a silent dance

party, with two DJs playing different

genres of music to cater to the

tastes of each garden-goer. 7-10

p.m. Members, $25; public, $35.

www.dbg.org.

ART ON THE AVENUE

Through Jan. 17, Avenue of the

Fountains

Now in its ninth year, this weekly

art show is home to a wide range

of local artists. Peruse selections

of handmade jewelry, metal art,

pet paintings, furniture and much

more in the park-like area adjacent

to the 560-foot fountain that gives

this town its name, all while connecting

with the community at this

kid- and dog-friendly art walk every

Thursday. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free.

www.experiencefountainhills.org.

EMPOWERED COUPLES

WORKSHOP

Jan. 12, DC Ranch Village

Health Club & Spa

Make your relationship a priority in

the new year with this uplifting and

growth-focused workshop. With

an emphasis on building essential

communication skills and emotional

intimacy between you and

your partner, the workshop will be

led by sought-after speakers and

relationship coaches. 11:30 a.m.-

4:30 p.m. Individual, $127; couple,

$197. www.meetthefreemans.com.

SUNDAY A’FAIR

Jan. 13, 20 and 27, Scottsdale

Civic Center Mall

The Sunday A’Fair outdoor concert

series – which has taken place

for 32 years – features top local

musicians, an arts and crafts market,

and free guided tours of the

park sculptures. Friends and family

can pack a picnic basket and lawn

chairs to gather for an afternoon of

live music and fun activities. Food

and drinks will also be available

for purchase. Noon-4 p.m. Free.

www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

NIGHTLIFE AT ODYSEA:

GAME NIGHT

Jan. 17, OdySea Aquarium

Party among the fishes with live

music and multiple bars at this

adults-only event. Sip a drink in the

3D Theater-turned-lounge, enjoy a

visit from an Animal Ambassador,

or get a sneak peek into exclusive

areas of the aquarium with behindthe-scenes

tours. Upgrade your

ticket to enjoy a meal that includes

seafood pasta and grilled pork loin

with quinoa. 6-9 p.m. Admission,

$25.95-$29.95; VIP, $39.95-

$44.95. Passholders get free general

admission and discounted VIP

admission ($15 in advance or $20

on-site). www.odyseaaquarium.com.

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CIRQUE SWAN LAKE

Jan. 18-20, Mesa Arts Center

See the classic Swan Lake as

never before as Troupe Vertigo

combines forces with The Phoenix

Symphony in an awe-inspiring –

and gravity-defying – performance.

Enjoy the story of Prince Siegfried

and Princess Odette performed by

strong men, contortionists, aerialists

and jugglers, all set to Tchaikovsky’s

iconic score. 7:30 p.m. $45-$89.

www.mesaartscenter.com.

DOGS’ DAY IN THE GARDEN

Jan. 19, Desert Botanical

Garden

Bring man’s best friend with you for

a walk on the garden trails. Guests

will be able to meet other dog owners,

shop for dog merchandise at

the “Barketplace,” get family photos,

and learn about local dog-related

nonprofits. 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Free with

garden admission ($22); $4 for

dogs, which benefits the Arizona

Humane Society. www.dbg.org.

FRANKIE VALLI AND THE

FOUR SEASONS

Jan. 19-20, Celerity Theatre

Join the original Jersey Boy for

an unforgettable evening and fall

in love with the classics all over

again as Frankie Valli and The Four

Seasons perform their time-honored

hits. From Sherry to Big Girls Don’t

Cry, revisit the ’60s with the unforgettable

sounds of this beloved

music group. Times vary. $66-$126.

www.celebritytheatre.com.

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL MARATHON

Jan. 19-20, various locations

Come together with an expected

30,000 participants for this

annual race through the streets of

Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe.

The event includes a full- and

half-marathon, a 10K, a 5K and a

kids race. Runners and spectators

will be able to enjoy live music at

every other mile, and the Grammynominated

headliner will be the

Plain White T’s. Times and prices

vary. www.runrocknroll.com.

THE FAB FOUR

Jan. 25, Mesa Arts Center

The Beatles are known as one of

the most influential bands of all

time thanks to a sound that revolutionized

the music world. Now,

this well-respected tribute band will

give concert-goers Beatlemania all

over again with performances of the

group’s most beloved hits. The Fab

Four combines uncanny physical

resemblance with meticulous attention

to detail, interspersing their

note-for-note renditions with multiple

costume changes that will make

you think you’re experiencing the

real deal. 8 p.m. $29.50-$59.50.

www.mesaartscenter.com.

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PHOENIX OPEN

Jan. 28-Feb. 3, TPC Scottsdale

Gear up for the “Greatest and Greenest Show on the Grass,” which is now in its 84th year in

Phoenix. For the third time, the tournament was named PGA TOUR Tournament of the Year,

and it has garnered acclaim for its high-energy holes and luxe options, especially the skyboxes

at the 16th hole and the Bay Club at the 17th hole. The 2019 Phoenix Open has commitments

from a number of high-profile players including Phil Mickelson, Rickie Fowler and

Bubba Watson. At night, the fanfare will continue in the Coors Light Birds Nest with musical

headliners such as Jake Owen and Lee Brice (Jan. 31) and Martin Garrix (Feb. 2). Times

vary. General admission: Monday and Tuesday, free; Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday,

$45; Friday and Saturday, $60. VIP and package prices vary. www.wmphoenixopen.com.

GRAND WINE GALA

Jan. 25, Orange Tree Golf Club

Now in its ninth year, the Arizona

Wine Growers Association’s gala

celebrates the growth and production

of local wine. The event, which

highlights local and independently

owned wineries, will include wine

samples, a three-course dinner,

live music, an hors d’oeuvres

reception, a silent auction, and an

awards ceremony. Reception, 6

p.m.; dinner and awards, 7 p.m.

$125. www.azwinefestivals.com.

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON

& THE STRANGERS

Jan. 25, Celebrity Theatre

Listen to the tunes of Country

Music Hall of Famer Kris

Kristofferson, a seasoned musician

known for his gravelly voice and

rugged looks. A winner of both

a Grammy Award and a Golden

Globe Award, this renowned

singer and songwriter will provide

attendees with an enjoyable evening

savoring the timeless sounds

of country rock and folk music.

Doors, 7 p.m.; show, 8 p.m. $30-

$70. www.celebritytheatre.com.

INDIAN MARKET AND

SOUTHWEST ART FESTIVAL

Jan. 25-27, Avenue of the

Fountains

This highly acclaimed festival

features one-of-a-kind vendors

with Native American tribal creations.

Shop unique handcrafted

jewelry, pottery and paintings while

enjoying traditional storytelling as

well as flute and hoop dancing

at this culturally informative and

family-friendly event. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Free. www.carefreeazfestivals.com.

GOLDEN MASQUERADE

GALA

Jan. 26, Phoenix Art Museum

Going into its 51st year, this annual

gala hosted by the Back-to-School

Clothing Drive helps provide Valley

children with new backpacks,

uniforms and school supplies. The

event will include a raffle, a silent

auction, dinner and an awards

ceremony. 6 p.m. $175. www.

backtoschoolclothingdrive.com.

TALK CINEMA

Jan. 29, Scottsdale Center for

the Performing Arts

At this screening of a surprise

movie, audience members will get

a preview at an upcoming independent

or foreign film followed by a

discussion led by film scholars and

other special guests. 7 p.m. $14.

www.scottsdaleperformingarts.org.

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The Celebration of Fine Art continues its 29-year tradition of bringing together artists and art admirers

BY MANDY HOLMES / PHOTO BY TIMOTHY WAMPLER

The annual Celebration of Fine Art connects

100 artists with art enthusiasts from

Jan. 12 through March 24, showcasing

artists from Arizona and throughout the

country who have been selected for their

exceptional art and celebrated designs.

Located in North Scottsdale under the

hard-to-miss signature “big white tents,”

the art show will feature 40,000 square

feet of interactive space, including working

studios, that frequently evolves throughout

the 10-week exhibition.

“Over the course of the past 28 years,

the tradition, passion and dedication of

connecting people to art has remained a

constant focus, sparking conversation and

fostering newfound friendships between

art lovers and artists,” says Susan Morrow

Potje, the co-owner and show director.

“We’re incredibly lucky to work with such

a wide range of talented artists – from

painters, sculptors and jewelry makers to

photographers, fiber and glass artists and

more. The variety of skills our artists bring

to the show only contributes to its energetic

atmosphere, making it a true destination

for all art lovers.”

Each Friday from 4 to 5 p.m. during

the show’s run, a panel of admired artists

will discuss rotating topics ranging from

metalworking to art history as part of the

popular Art Discovery Series. In previous

years, one of the major draws for guests

has been the artist-attendee camaraderie

and learning about the artists’ inspiration

over conversation, wine and gourmet bites.

It’s been 29 years since the

Celebration of Fine Art debuted in

Scottsdale, now attracting an average of

nearly 50,000 visitors from around the

globe each year. With thoughtfully curated

galleries ranging from realistic to impressionistic

and abstract to contemporary,

the transformative show has something for

every art connoisseur.

Returning this year is the outdoor

sculpture garden, perfect for an alfresco

stroll through nearly 100 life-size sculptures,

followed by a visit to the shared

workspace where artists can be found

welding, working in kilns and pouring

bronze. Tickets act as a season pass, good

for the duration of the 10-week show.

IF YOU GO…

What: 29th Annual

Celebration of Fine

Art

When: Jan. 12-March

24, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

daily

Where: Hayden

Road and Loop 101,

Scottsdale

Tickets: Adults, $10;

children under 12,

free

Information: www.

celebrateart.com

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HIGH-OCTANE HAPPENINGS

The 48th Annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction rolls into town

BY ELIZABETH LIBERATORE

IF YOU GO …

What: 48th Annual

Barrett-Jackson

Scottsdale Auction

When: Jan. 12-20,

times vary

Where: WestWorld

of Scottsdale, 16601

N. Pima Road,

Scottsdale

Tickets: All week

pass, $190 (advance);

$195 (at the gate);

prices vary for

individual day tickets

and VIP packages

Information: www.

barrett-jackson.com

Known as “The World’s Greatest Collector

Car Auctions,” Barrett-Jackson is nirvana

for auto enthusiasts. A Scottsdale tradition

each January, Barrett-Jackson specializes

in the auction of collector cars, from

vintage and muscle cars to modern supercars.

Politicians, celebrities, professional

NASCAR drivers and major car manufacturers

have attended the highly acclaimed

event in years past. Now celebrating its 48th

year, the roster is expected to draw in even

more attendees than ever before.

“The Barrett-Jackson auction has been a

staple of the Scottsdale community for nearly

half a century,” says Craig Jackson, chairman

and CEO of Barrett-Jackson. “[This year’s

auction] will bring with it a diverse selection

of collector cars; guests from around the

world; and celebrities from the worlds of

entertainment, sports and business.”

More than 1,700 vehicles will be on

display and crossing the auction block,

including a 1963 Chevrolet Corvette custom

coupe, a 2005 Ford GT, and a 1964 Ford

Falcon Sprint race car. These beauties,

among others, will decorate WestWorld of

Scottsdale’s indoor-outdoor grounds.

In addition to vehicles, Barrett-Jackson

offers an impressive lineup of automotive-related

memorabilia, including a vintage carousel.

With 200-plus interactive displays and

shopping opportunities in the vast Exhibitor

Marketplace and hundreds of vehicles up for

auction each day, Barrett-Jackson is equal

parts a car show and a lifestyle event.

A selection of VIP packages are

available, including getting access to Craig

Jackson’s own box. Other options include

a Gold package – with floor seats, access

to the Staging Lanes Hospitality venue, and

viewing the cars before they cross the auction

block – and the Luxury Lounge package,

which offers access to the VIP Skybox

Hospitality Suite.

At Barrett-Jackson’s core, though, has

always been community outreach. This year,

more than a dozen vehicles will be sold to

benefit charities like the Arizona-based TGen

Foundation, Barrow Neurological Foundation

and Childhelp.

“My father, Russ Jackson, and his

business partner, Tom Barrett, founded our

company on the principle of giving back to

the community,” Jackson says. “I’m proud to

continue that tradition this January by raising

funds and awareness for deserving charities

across the country.”

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Welcome 2019 by taking up a fun hobby

Now that it’s a new year, you’ve got a fresh 365 days to fill with whatever

you choose, and what better way to get started than by trying a new hobby or

two? Whether you long to become a culinary master or want to spend some

time outdoors, there are plenty of creative pursuits to check out.

BY MANDY HOLMES

Earn Your Green Thumb

Grow your mind while you learn to grow desert

fauna at the Desert Landscape School, a program

at Desert Botanical Garden that offers six

certificate programs such as desert design and

sustainable desert landscapes. Most programs

consist of 20 hours of instruction that can be

completed in 11 to 12 weeks. Professional and

novice gardeners alike will plant and cultivate

new knowledge with the opportunity to learn

from experts about all aspects of desert landscaping,

earning a credential upon completion.

Class times and prices vary. www.dbg.org.

Take a Cooking Class

Sweet Basil Cooking School at Shea Boulevard

and Scottsdale Road offers classes led by

experienced chefs. Classes such as preparing

healthy desserts, making noodles of all kinds,

and how to cook Italian and French cuisines

are offered throughout the day, ranging in price

from $60 to $75 per lesson. The fun, hands-on

classes are taught in a relaxed atmosphere,

with no previous cooking experience required.

Attendees get to eat the prepared dishes at the

end of the session, plus take home a handful of

new recipes. www.sweetbasilgourmet.com.

Become a Barbecue Expert

Earn your grilling chops at a BBQ Island barbecuing

class. Taking place monthly, they are

geared toward education, frequently featuring

talented pitmasters such as Jess Pryles of

Hardcore Carnivore and BBQ Pit Wars judge

Moe “Big Moe” Cason. Classes are focused on

competition smoking barbecue, typically lasting

about three hours and varying in price from $40

to $200. Each session has its own style and

menu, and participants get to taste the fruits of

the pitmasters’ labor. www.bbqislandinc.com.

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Ride a Fat Bike

Sonoran Outdoor Adventures is the only company

that offers guided fat bike tours in the

Phoenix area. Fat bikes provide a great option

for exploring local trails and desert terrain

with the security of enhanced stability due

to the bikes’ larger tire size. If you prefer the

do-it-yourself approach, the company offers fat

bike rentals for individuals in addition to hiking

tours, corporate outings and after-dark bike

rides. www.sonoranoutdooradventures.com.

Get Crafty

Looking for new arts and crafts ideas? Paper

Source, located in Scottsdale Quarter, offers

weekly classes on new and trendy craft ideas

ranging from handmade greeting cards and origami

to rubber stamp art projects. If you can’t

make it to a scheduled class, not to worry –

you can throw a private event with five or more

of your friends. www.papersource.com.

Let the Good Times Roll

From beginners to pros, Bowlero in North

Scottsdale has plenty of sociable bowling

options. Whether you want to practice your

game, compete in a tournament, or just mingle,

there are both social clubs and leagues for

bowling alley fun. New bowlers can join an existing

group to meet new people, or team up with

friends and start their own. www.bowlero.com.

98 So Scottsdale! January ‘19


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Now

OUT

NEW YEAR

RESET

Start fresh with a holiday detox

The holiday season has a habit of tiring your body out, from overindulging

to shopping fatigue to one too many late nights. With the festivities behind

you, now is the perfect time to indulge in something else – a refresh of muchneeded

TLC for the mind and body with detoxifying spa treatments.

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

Holiday Body Detox Treatment

At the recently renovated Luna Spa at The

Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch,

this 80-minute body treatment nourishes

at the cellular level. Starting with a cup of

nutrient-packed detox tea, it continues with

an exfoliating coconut sugar scrub containing

shea butter, cane sugar, vitamin E and coconut

water, followed by a body detox wrap using

chocolate mud. While snuggled in the warm

mud, which also contains ginseng extract,

cocoa, live carrot cells and a vitamin blend

rich in antioxidants, guests will get a relaxing

peppermint oil scalp massage. The treatment

concludes with a sweet cream body milk

containing cucumber extract and a blend of six

natural essential oils. $179 (through Feb. 28).

www.thescottsdaleresort.com.

Magnesium Detox Wrap

The Revive Spa at JW Marriott Phoenix Desert

Ridge Resort & Spa offers several water-based

treatment options with a myriad of benefits

for the mind and body. One tailor-made for

this time of year is the 50-minute Magnesium

Detox Wrap, which alleviates muscle cramps

and improves muscle function and energy generation.

It begins with a gentle, but effective,

exfoliation meant to increase circulation and

strengthen vascular tissue. A light wrap using

a gel mask made of magnesium, which helps

more than 300 enzymatic reactions within the

body including the metabolism of food and synthesis

of fatty acids, is then applied. Finally, a

rich body lotion application with aloe and algae

extracts will soothe and protect the skin. $155.

www.jwdesertridge.com.

Recovery Algae Wrap

The brand-new Phoenician Spa’s Recovery

Algae Wrap is an ideal solution for both

overworked muscles … and hangovers. This

50-minute remineralizing wrap, which is infused

with the uplifting aromas of grapefruit, rosemary

and peppermint, features an exotic combination

of algae, kelp, seaweed and a deep detox

mud. The ingredients work together to flush

out impurities in the body and skin as well as

boost the immune system. It also increases

cellular metabolism, which directly impacts

the body’s energy and its ability to rid itself of

excess empty calories and sugars. $185-$195

depending on the day. www.thephoenician.com.

Adobe Clay Purification Wrap

This 60-minute Native American-inspired

healing treatment at JW Marriott Scottsdale

Camelback Inn Resort & Spa exfoliates, nourishes

and detoxifies. It begins with an aromatic

conditioner, which is massaged into the hair.

Then, adobe clay, which is known for absorbing

into the skin and drawing out toxins as well as

for relaxing muscles, is applied to the body.

Southwestern-inspired soap and cactus fiber

cloth are provided to shower off the clay, after

which heated juniper and sage oils are applied

to the body. The treatment is completed with a

short stint in the sauna to infuse the oils deeper

into the skin. $165. www.camelbackinn.com.

100 So Scottsdale! January ‘19


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Holly Ruggles imparts whimsy and wonder into her marine-inspired art

BY HEATHER LYNN HORVAT

Holly Ruggles may be a new artist to Scottsdale’s On the Edge

Gallery, but she has been making art her entire life. Growing up,

Ruggles’ father owned a flower shop where she watched him create

stunning arrangements with flowers and other materials.

“He always let me experiment with anything I could find: castoff

flowers, ribbon, wire, Styrofoam, spray paint,” Ruggles says.

“The impact on my art is undeniable, and becoming a collage artist

was a natural outcome.”

Her early experimentation in creativity led to receiving a master’s

degree in art education and teaching art for 35 years. She

also received several notable grants for graduate work in art and

art history, including a National Endowment for the Humanities to

study in Florence, Italy; a Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher

grant; and two Freeman Foundation grants for East Asian studies.

Through her education and experience, Ruggles has found

inspiration in East Asian art and culture, leading to her specialization

in gyotaku, a Japanese method of nature printmaking using

fish to create an image. However, her approach is different than

traditional gyotaku artists.

“Reality is not my goal. Rather, I combine my gyotaku fish with

watercolor and collage to create unique underwater worlds,” says

Ruggles, noting that she uses multiple methods for her fish images

that include molds, original silkscreen prints, and patterned paper.

Ruggles often works on several pieces at once, with each fish

painting having three stages. First, she uses multiple techniques

to paint watercolor backgrounds. She then begins the time-consuming

process of printing the fish by painting the fish’s body with

acrylic, often blending in metallic paints to create shimmer.

“Each print involves repainting the fish body [to add additional

color and highlight], so no two are exactly alike,” Ruggles explains.

She notes that collaging, the final step, is when “the creative process

kicks into gear and the real fun begins.”

Drawing from her time in the flower shop, Ruggles takes a

similar approach with her underwater scenes. Her hunt for interesting

items never stops – pressed leaves, butterfly wings, wool

fiber, and miniature sand dollars are some of the objects that often

adorn her paintings.

“I always hope to create worlds where viewers will become

intrigued and want to follow my fish as they swim through mysterious

waters,” the artist says.

The environment is a concern for Ruggles, and she hopes

her gyotaku works transcend art by serving as a reminder of how

important it is to protect Earth’s precious waterways and oceans.

Ruggles’ work can be viewed and purchased at the On

the Edge Gallery, 7050 E. 5th Ave., Scottsdale; 480.265.8991;

www.ontheedgegallery.com.

102 So Scottsdale! January ‘19


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MUST-HAVE / ALLURE / DWELL / SHOP / FASHION

BY CHELSEA YOUNG

Upgrade your travel game – and never question which suitcase is yours at baggage claim again – with a stylish selection from Tiffany

& Co. in partnership with luggage maker Globe-Trotter. Outfitted in iconic Tiffany Blue vulcanized fiberboard, the durable yet lightweight

six-piece travel collection, which is all sold separately, epitomizes the luxury and craftsmanship of both brands. The collection includes

a small jewelry case (not pictured), a vanity case, and four suitcases with lengths of 18, 20, 26 and 30 inches. Trimmed in leather,

each refined piece features a double-lock closure with keys as well as the addition of leather buckle fastening straps, wheels and a

retractable handle on the trolleys. Prices range from $1,200 for the vanity case to $2,700 for the 30-inch trolley. www.tiffany.com.

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Style

ALLURE

BY JALIA PETTIS

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU

Nourishing products that add some TLC to your beauty routine

Depuffing creamgel

eye masque,

$68 at Dermalogica

Scottsdale, www.

dermalogica.com.

24-karat gold

lifting and firming

eye patches, Peter

Thomas Roth, $75

at Nordstrom, www.

nordstorm.com.

Anti-pollution

toner, Chanel, $45 at

Macy’s, www.macys.

com.

Ultimate hydrating

moisturizer, Le

Metier de Beaute,

$225 at Neiman

Marcus, www.

neimanmarcus.com.

Lip treatment oil,

Hourglass, $44

at Sephora, www.

sephora.com.

Rose-infused skin,

hair and nail oil, $65

at Laura Mercier, www.

lauramercier.com.

106 So Scottsdale! January ‘19


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MIDCENTURY MODERN

Give your space a twist with this timeless trend

White lacquer

console with brass

base, $1,105 at

Mitchell Gold +

Bob Williams, www.

mgbwhome.com.

Beveled mirror, John

Richard Collection,

$620 at Neiman

Marcus, www.

neimanmarcus.com.

Metal and marble

floor lamp, Renwil,

$440 at Nordstrom,

www.nordstrom.com.

Mustard woodframed

sofa, $1,499

at West Elm, www.

westelm.com.

Printed curved back

chair, Anthropologie,

$498 at Nordstrom.

Glass and

copper-plated

ice bucket, Tom

Dixon, $300 at Saks

Fifth Avenue, www.

saksfifthavenue.com.

108 So Scottsdale! January ‘19


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pick-up and delivery to your home or office for your convenience.

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SHOP

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BOOT BUZZ

Styles that put the cool factor in cold-weather wear

Pointed-toe purple

suede, IRO, $620

at Saks Fifth Avenue,

www.saksfifthavenue.

com.

Signature check

rain boots,

Burberry, $390 at

Bloomingdale’s, www.

bloomingdales.com.

Patent leather with

square toe, $370

at Madewell, www.

madewell.com

Brown suede with

low heel, Aquatalia,

$395 at Neiman

Marcus, www.

neimanmarcus.com.

Pointed-toe stiletto,

$268 at J.Crew,

www.jcrew.com

Faux leather

snake print

knee-high, Jeffrey

Campbell, $189.95

at Nordstrom, www.

nordstrom.com.

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SHOP

BY NEYDA MELINA

BEWITCHING BLOOMS

Rich florals to brighten up winter days

Long-sleeve silk

shirt dress, Derek

Lam, $1,290 at Saks

Fifth Avenue, www.

saksfifthavenue.com.

Tassel silk scarf,

Treasure & Bond, $79

at Nordstrom, www.

nordstrom.com.

Velvet embroidered

shoulder bag,

Gucci, $2,290 at

Neiman Marcus, www.

neimanmarcus.com.

Embroidered jogger

pant, $198 at Johnny

Was, www.johnnywas.

com.

Asymmetrical

silk blouse, Elie

Tahari, $250 at

Bloomingdale’s, www.

bloomingdales.com.

Painted print

T-shirt, Alexander

McQueen, $178

at Farfetch, www.

farfetch.com.

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114 So Scottsdale! January ‘19

JACKET: Wool,

Canali. VEST: Quilted

red, Waterville.

SHIRT: Gray mock

turtleneck, John

Smedley. PANTS:

Selvedge jeans,

G-Style. All from

The Clotherie,

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So Scottsdale! January ‘19 115


POCKET SQUARE: Blue, Eaton. SUIT: Black peak lapel, Jack Victor. TIE: Paisley silk, Ermenegildo Zegna. SHIRT: Pink button-down, Eaton.

All from The Clotherie, 602.956.8600. CAR: Lot #1130, 1947 Cadillac Series 62.

116 So Scottsdale! January ‘19


JACKET: Flannel

tribal print, Faherty.

SHIRT: Denim

three-button longsleeve,

Eaton. Both

from The Clotherie,

602.956.8600.

CAR: Lot #7575.2,

1959 Chevrolet 3100

Apache Pickup.

So Scottsdale! January ‘19 117


118 So Scottsdale! January ‘19

POCKET SQUARE:

Floral, Eaton.

JACKET: Plaid gray

sports coat, Canali.

SHIRT: Yellowand-white

striped,

Eaton. PANTS:

Gray, Zanella. All

from The Clotherie,

602.956.8600. CAR:

Lot #1327, 1957

Chevrolet Corvette

Custom Roadster.


SCARF: Cashmere Scottish plaid. JACKET: Black-and-white checkered zip-over, Eaton. SHIRT: Black cotton T-shirt, Reigning Champ. PANTS:

Slim jeans, Paige. All from The Clotherie, 602.956.8600. CAR: Lot #1305, 1955 Chevrolet 210 Custom Sedan “X-Box.”

So Scottsdale! January ‘19 119


120 So Scottsdale! January ‘19

JACKET: Gray silk

and wool blend

sports coat, Jack

Victor. SWEATER:

Thermal red wool,

John Smedley.

SHIRT: White

long-sleeve polo,

Sunspel. PANTS:

Black jeans, AG. All

from The Clotherie,

602.956.8600.

CAR: Lot #1295,

1953 Buick Skylark

Convertible.


JACKET: Westport Crown fleece in arctic night, Peter Miller. SHIRT: Floral button-down, Eaton. PANTS: White straight jeans, AG.

All from The Clotherie, 602.956.8600. CAR: Lot #1071. 1971 Dodge Challenger Custom Hardtop.

So Scottsdale! January ‘19 121


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Juice your way to a healthier you with the ’50s Retro Style Slow Juicer by Smeg. With a hip aesthetic available in black, cream,

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to flatten and squeeze fruits and veggies, helping preserve their nutritional value. It has anti-slip feet along with four rotating strainer

brushes – including fine and coarse varieties – to ensure smooth, pure juice while the BPA-free collector bowl holds up to 17 ounces of

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Luxe

WHEELS

2019 JAGUAR I-PACE

The all-new, all-electric crossover challenges the standard for luxury electric vehicles

BY JIM PRUETER

Until now, if you wanted a luxury electric crossover

utility vehicle, your choice was limited to

one – the Tesla Model X. However, Jaguar has

started delivery of its own luxury crossover electric

vehicle, the I-Pace.

The I-Pace is a sleek, sharp-looking five-passenger

crossover with a pair of electric motors

that are powered by a 90-kilowatt-hour lithium-ion

battery. It delivers 394 horsepower with an

estimated electric range of 240 miles on a single

charge, matching the range of the Tesla Model X

75D. In just 45 minutes, it can recharge up to 80

percent via a 100-kW DC charger.

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It has gorgeous sleek-as-a-sports car

styling with futuristic LED headlights; an aerodynamically

curved front grille; and slim, deployable

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Jaguar F-Type, reaching 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

Its all-wheel drive with off-road capability fords

water almost 20 inches deep and can tackle deep

sand, muddy ravines, and steep mountain trails

akin to a Land Rover. By contrast, Tesla can void

your warranty if you take their vehicles off-road.

Unlike the cold, sober minimalism of the

Tesla Model 3, the I-Pace’s interior is beautiful

and stimulating. Much like the Jaguar E-Pace,

it combines sport and sophistication, featuring

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center console. The option for remote pre-conditioning

ensures the cabin reaches the ideal

temperature before use. Its extra-long 117.7-

inch wheelbase allows for a very large interior

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switches, dials and operational hardware means

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menus on a languorous touch screen.

The driving experience is, for the most part,

quiet and calm. Jaguar engineers have included

a feature that creates an artificial interior sound

informing the driver of speed and acceleration

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walls of sheer glass windows and doors

framing a hypnotic palette of views.

Not far away, the ultra-posh kitchen is

flattered by a menage of split-tone accents,

chef-quality accoutrements, and windows

overlooking the exterior. The neighboring

family room features walls of telescoping

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blurring the line between indoor-outdoor

living, dining and entertaining.

The master suite is a retreat comprised

of a sun-kissed boudoir, a lavish private

bath, and galleria corridors ideal for showcasing

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Regarding the outdoors, the backyard

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system, a four-car garage, five slab parking

spaces, and a fitness room.

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$6,500,000 with Mike Domer, Walt Danley

Realty/Christie’s International Real Estate;

480.861.8883; mike@mikedomer.com.

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DISH / DRINK / CHEERS / CUISINE / FOOD FILES / DINING GUIDE

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ / PHOTO BY DEBBY WOLVOS

In Italy, an “osteria” serves simple food with an emphasis on local specialties and homegrown ingredients. At Fellow Osteria, which

opened at ASU SkySong in December, the aim is to pair that traditional concept with contemporary touches. A seasonal menu

highlight, the eatery’s tangy, savory and lightly sweet House-made Swiss Chard Ravioli ($14) starts with made-from-scratch ravioli

crafted with water, eggs and imported Italian flour. It’s filled with locally sourced red Swiss chard as well as pecorino, Parmesan and

ricotta cheeses. After a quick boil, the ravioli is transferred to a Paderno pan and cooked with sage, butter and olive oil. The ravioli is

then plated and finished with the same sage-infused butter before being topped with fresh sage and delicate Parmesan.

Fellow Osteria, 1455 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale; 480.207.1864; www.fellowosteria.com.

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PRETTY POTIONS

Libations that make you look twice

They say that you eat food with your eyes first, and the same

can be said with drinking cocktails. From alluring glasses to bold

colors to from-the-garden garnishes, here are sippers that look as

good as they taste.

Italian Bird

Parma Italian Roots

Light as a feather but with an unexpected twist, the Italian Bird

melds gin, elderflower, ginger beer, refreshing citrus and butterfly

pea flowers, which alter the color of the cocktail to purple upon

being added. $12. www.parmaitalianaz.com.

Rosalee’s Downfall

Blanco Tacos + Tequila

Made with rose petal-infused mango liqueur, organic Azunia

Blanco Tequila, and lime, this cocktail is refreshingly romantic. The

fastest way to a woman’s heart might still be roses and chocolate,

but tequila served this seductively goes a long way too. $10.

www.blancotacostequila.com.

Rosé Snowcone

Mora Italian

Put on your mittens and dive into this seasonal rosé snowcone,

which is made with fresh grapefruit, blackberry and pomegranate

juices as well as provincial rosé. $11. www.moraitalian.com.

Mastro’s Lemon Drop

Mastro’s City Hall

Lemon-infused vodka, sweet and sour, triple sec and fresh lemon

are served up and smoking over dry ice. Its sweet lemon-sugar

rim is made by Little Waisted, recognizable from CNBC’s Billion

Dollar Buyer. $18. www.mastrosrestaurants.com

Forbidden Fruit

Taco Guild

This cocktail starts with a familiar flavor from childhood: Martinelli’s

Apple Juice! It is mixed with lime juice, blood orange liqueur and

Espolón Tequila Blanco, and then finished with a float of Gosling’s

Ginger Beer for a pop of flavor and a hefty sprig of mint. $9.95.

www.tacoguild.com.

Skinny Prick

SumoMaya Mexican-Asian Kitchen

Patrón Citrónge Liqueur, an all-natural orange liqueur, acts as

the base of this fresh take on a margarita. It’s paired with blanco

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tequila, housemade prickly pear puree, fresh lime juice and rich

honey, resulting in a tasty cocktail as potent as it is pretty. $12.

www.sumomaya.com.

Penny Lane

Restaurant Progress

Equal parts delicate and stunning, Penny Lane features rye whiskey,

blanc vermouth, sherry and aged calvados, which is a fruit-infused

brandy from the Normandy region in France. The kicker: It

also features soothing chamomile in the recipe as well as chamomile

flowers for garnish. $15. www.restaurantprogress.com.

Chiltepin Cobbler

OBON Sushi + Bar + Ramen

Little-known fact: The Chiltepin is the only wild chile native to the

United States. Smoky and hot, the wild flavors of Chiltepin syrup

are deftly balanced in this cocktail with tangy lemon juice, muddled

maraschino cherries, herbaceous gin, and blanc vermouth. $12.

www.obonsushi.com.

La Rosa Dama

Pobrecito

This Downtown Phoenix cocktail bar’s vibrant version of frozen

sangria begins with sparkling Spanish cava rosé wine as well as

an Italian aperitif that are combined with grapefruit liqueur and

pineapple and lime juices. It is served frozen with a burnt lime

wedge and grapefruit peel. $13. www.pobrecitophx.com.

Violet Voyeur

Discovery Lounge at Boulders Resort & Spa

Floral and fruity, this stunner blends liqueur de violette, vodka,

lemon, and blueberries. The result is smooth with a hint of tartness

as well as a kick of sweetness. $16. www.theboulders.com.

Peach Ambrosia

Hand Cut Burgers & Chophouse

Handcrafted with peach vodka, fresh lemon juice, rose water,

housemade hibiscus simple syrup, and ripe blueberries, this drink

is topped with fresh flowers and herbs to give it something extra.

$13. www.handcutchophouse.com.

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CHEERS

FLAMING FIREWATER

No Smoke Without Fire lights up the Liberty Station DC Ranch cocktail lineup

When Liberty Station American Tavern

& Smokehouse DC Ranch opened last

year, the beverage program was centered

on classic, vintage cocktails.

“Over time, we evolved,” says Matt

Keeler, Liberty Station’s director of operations.

“Today, our cocktails are modern –

and often cheeky – riffs on vintage varieties

for today’s guests. Given they’re riffs, we

even named each one after a classic rock

album with great riffs of their own.”

For example, No Smoke Without Fire

($12), which is named after the 1988 Bad

Company song, is a twist on the sazerac.

“Like a classic sazerac, we start by

rinsing the mixing glass with absinthe,”

Keeler says. “But rather than cognac or

whiskey, which are the base spirits in a

sazerac, we start with Sotol Por Siempre.”

Sotol is derived from the desert spoon

plant, a relative of agave, making the spirit a

cousin to mezcal and tequila.

“It’s almost as smoky as mezcal with

more of a peppery earthiness,” says Keeler,

who combines the sotol with housemade

cherry anise liqueur to bring out the black

licorice flavor of the absinthe rinse while

enhancing the sweetness.

He then adds simple syrup and St.

Elizabeth Allspice Dram, which pulls out the

pepper and spice notes of the sotol and

anise.

“We stir the ingredients and then pour

them into a bucket glass over an artisanal

ice cube,” Keeler says.

The cocktail is finished with rumsoaked

cherries that have been dipped in

cinnamon, skewered and lit on fire at the

bar before being brought to the table.

According to Keeler, the final, fiery

step isn’t just your average garnish – it’s a

show.

Liberty Station DC Ranch, 20825 N.

Pima Road, Scottsdale; 480.278.7044;

www.libertystationtavern.com.

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ / PHOTO BY DEBBY WOLVOS

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CUISINE

CHEF CONVERSATIONS

In the kitchen with Cory Oppold of Atlas Bistro

At Atlas Bistro, executive chef Cory Oppold creates multicourse, fixed-price

menus that change regularly based on seasonal – and often local – ingredients.

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ / PHOTO BY DEBBY WOLVOS

What would we be surprised to know

about you?

I didn’t work in a professional kitchen until age

22!

How is that possible?

I grew up on a dairy farm in a small Illinois

town, milking cows and helping with our crops.

My sister lived in the “big city” of Phoenix and

loved it, so I moved here in 1998, at age 18,

to attend school with plans to be an architect.

I soon found myself eating out more than

studying, fascinated with food I never saw on

the farm. In 2001, I enrolled at the Scottsdale

Culinary Institute to marry studying and eating

together as best as I could.

So how did you finally get into the

kitchen?

In 2002, an instructor saw something in me and

helped get me my first job working at Different

Pointe of View (DPOV) under then-executive

chef Ivan Flowers. I would spend the next seven

years mentoring under him, first at DPOV and

then at L’Auberge de Sedona in 2007.

How did you make your way back

to Phoenix?

In 2009, I came back to the Valley to put some

advice from Ivan into action. He suggested I

take time out from working in busy kitchens to

teach, which would help me master my process

for effectively and efficiently developing talent.

So, I became an instructor at Le Cordon Bleu

in Scottsdale.

Was he right?

Yes, the slower pace not only taught me how

to develop talent, but it also allowed me to

develop my own signature approach to cooking:

building complex flavors by combining

multiple simplistic ingredients, treated as they

were meant to be.

And, finally, tell us about coming to

Atlas Bistro.

After quick stints at Binkley’s and Tarbell’s,

I joined Atlas in 2014 as the executive chef,

where owner Todd Sawyer embraces my

approach to food and my passion for artful –

and often abstract – plating concepts.

Atlas Bistro, 2515 N. Scottsdale Road,

Scottsdale; 480.990.2433; www.atlasbistrobyob.com.

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FOOD FILES

SOUP’S ON!

Spoonfuls of scrumptiousness to warm you up

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ

Butternut Squash Soup

J&G Steakhouse

A perfect wintertime favorite starter, this soup

features full-bodied flavor and a velvety-smooth

texture thanks to a surprisingly simple medley

of freshly pureed butternut squash topped with

earthy, buttery sauteed oyster mushrooms. $10.

www.jgsteakhousescottsdale.com.

Lentil Curry Coconut Soup

Phoenix Public Market Cafe

Made with the bold flavors of curry and coconut,

this chunky vegan soup is perfect for spicing

up a chilly day. Lentils round out the dish for

a protein-packed bowl that’s even better when

used to dunk locally baked Noble bread. $4

(cup) or $8 (bowl). www.phxpublicmarket.com.

Green Chili Pork Stew

Salty Sow

The restaurant’s famous recipe is made with

pepper jack cheese, boneless country-style pork

ribs, onions, jalapenos, dried New Mexico green

chiles, and garlic. The sharable dish is served

with warm buttered tortillas and a charred serrano

pepper on top. $10. www.saltysow.com.

Spicy Potato Corn Chowder

Gadzooks Enchiladas & Soup

This is a creamy, spicy, veggie-packed chowder

that includes three types of peppers as well

as mashed potatoes, corn, salsa, cilantro and

Southwest spices. You can also add one of

Gadzooks' house-braised meats, including pork

shoulder and bison, to make it even heartier.

$5.50. www.gadzooksaz.com.

PHOTO BY DEBBY WOLVOS

The dip in Valley temperatures during winter months doesn’t warrant ski jackets

or snow tires. It does, however, give you an excuse to dive into hot, hearty

soups – and their history – all month long.

The word soup itself derives from the French word “soupe,” and evidence

of the cold-weather favorite can be found dating back to 20,000 B.C. when

our ancestors used animal hides to help waterproof vessels so they could boil

water needed for the base of their version of soup.

Thankfully, chefs have upgraded both their vessels and recipes over the

years. Here are a variety to try this month.

Onion Soup Gratinee

The Collins Small Batch Kitchen

Available all month long for lunch or dinner,

slow-cooked onions and housemade beef

stock are topped with a crunchy crouton and

bubbling Gruyere cheese, resulting in a savory

bowl of comfort. $8. www.thecollinsaz.com.

Posole Rojo

Crujiente Tacos

Slow-simmered, the Posole Rojo is a spicy kick

with flavorful, warming layers from the charred

tomato and roasted chile-based broth, pork,

hominy, lime, jalapeno, onion and cilantro. $9.

www.crutacos.com.

Azteca Soup

Sierra Bonita Grill

Perfect if you’re feeling under the weather, the

Azteca Soup is like a Mexican version of a classic

chicken noodle soup. A smoky, spicy broth

of chipotles, onions, roasted tomatoes, garlic

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and chicken stock is mixed with slow-roasted

chicken, then topped with avocado, cilantro,

panela cheese and crispy tortilla strips. $8

(cup) or $11 (bowl). www.sierrabonitagrill.com.

Three Sisters Soup

Gertrude’s

A classic winter veggie – butternut squash

– is this soup’s foundation. Pureed roasted

poblanos, cumin, coriander and coconut milk

are added as well as tri-color hominy and crisp

garbanzo beans, all garnished with cilantro oil.

$10. www.gertrudesrestaurant.net.

Gazpacho

Delux

For those who prefer to chill out even when

there is a chill out, don’t miss Delux’s gazpacho.

The cold soup has a tomato base packed with

seasonal vegetables. It’s garnished with avocado

and goat cheese for an added dimension

of flavor. $7.95. www.deluxburger.com.

Corn Bisque

The Market by Jennifer’s Restaurant & Bar

Using both pureed and grilled corn, the addition

of bacon bits and creme fraiche provide crunch

and richness. Garnished with a parsley leaf, this

bisque can also be prepared vegetarian-style

upon request. $9. www.themarketbyjennifers.com.

Tortilla Soup

Artizen at The Camby

A selection of ingredients with a kick – fireroasted

tomatoes, poblanos, chipotle in adobo,

and cumin to name a few – are sauteed in olive

oil and simmered in chicken stock. Tortilla chips

are then blended in until the soup is thickened.

Lime juice brightens the spiced flavor, and it

PHOTO BY ALISA SHELTON

is garnished with fresh avocado, crema and a

blue corn crostini made in-house using Hayden

Mills blue corn meal. $9. www.artizenaz.com.

French Onion Soup

Eddie Merlot’s

To get this iconic dish just right, a five-onion

mix is sauteed until caramelized. A rich housemade

broth is then added and simmered for

hours. Once ordered, freshly cut croutons and

Gruyere cheese are the crowning delicacies

before it’s baked until melted. $5.95 (cup) or

$9.95 (bowl). www.eddiemerlots.com.

Cream of Endive Soup

Original Gravity

This delectable soup is everything you want for

your seasonal comfort food. The creamy endive

base, topped with caramelized portobello

mushrooms, is equal parts earthy and sweet.

It’s served with toasted Noble country bread for

dipping. $10. www.ogphx.com.

Baja Chicken Enchilada Soup

32 Shea

A guest favorite, it’s a creamy, spicy blend of

chicken, chipotle, chilies, jalapenos and colorful

peppers. A bonus: Guests can order it while

dining in, to go, or through the drive-thru window

(great for days when it’s too chilly to leave

the heated car). $4.25 (cup) or $5.75 (bowl).

www.32shea.com.

Long Life Chicken & Rice Soup

Ling & Louie's Asian Bar and Grill

Blending traditional comfort food with Asian

flair, this savory, slightly spicy soup broth is

served with jasmine rice, chicken, cilantro and

green onions. It is both oh-so-good and oh-sogluten-free.

$4.25. www.lingandlouies.com.

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EDDIE

MERLOT’S

Eddie Merlot’s is a premium chain of steakhouses that

serves prime-aged steaks, seafood, and an extensive

wine list to complement. The posh dining room makes

this restaurant an ideal setting for celebrating a special

occasion or a romantic night out. They source the freshest

and highest quality produce and make many items

from scratch. For the steak connoisseur, Eddie Merlot’s

USDA prime beef is aged a minimum of 21 days to give

exceptional flavor and richness. Dinner service begins

at 4 p.m. daily. 23207 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale;

480.699.0480; www.eddiemerlots.com; $$$$

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AMERICAN

KELLY’S AT SOUTHBRIDGE

Kelly’s at Southbridge is a laidback

gastropub in the heart of Old Town

Scottsdale. Offering elevated comfort

food and unique cocktails, Kelly’s

is great for meeting up with friends

or a date night. Try one of their

award-winning burgers made with a

signature four-cut blend of short rib,

sirloin, chuck and brisket. Social Hour

means half-priced bottles of wine as

well as cocktail and appetizer specials

from 2:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through

Friday. Open daily. 7117 E. 6th Ave.,

Scottsdale; 480.393.3205; www.kellysatsouthbridge.com;

$$

POSTINO WINE CAFE

Postino Wine Cafe is the Valley’s

original neighborhood wine bistro with

dishes like bruschetta and paninis to

pair with an extensive collection of

Arizonan and worldly wines. Locals

pack the restaurant on Monday and

Tuesday evenings after 8 p.m. for their

$20 bottle and bruschetta special.

And they offer $5 wine by the glass

and pitchers of beer daily from open

to 5 p.m. Two locations in Scottsdale:

Highland and Kierland Commons;

www.postinowinecafe.com; $$

STARLITE BBQ & WHISKEY BAR

Hailing from the folks behind Ocotillo,

Starlite BBQ is a casual neighborhood

barbecue joint offering a variety

of smoked and grilled meats along

with specialty cocktails, craft beers

and wine. Chow down on ribs, brisket

and chicken that are smoked with

local pecan and mesquite woods.

Appetizers and sandwiches, like the

porky fries and the smoked and

grilled meatloaf sandwich, bring

variety to the menu. Vegan and

vegetarian friendly. Closed Mondays

and Tuesdays. 7620 E. Indian School

Road, Scottsdale; 480.553.9330;

www.starlitebbq.com; $$

WHITE CHOCOLATE GRILL

At this contemporary American restaurant,

diners can find comfort in

classics like steakhouse-quality cuts

of meat, cheeseburgers, rotisserie

chicken and Maryland-style crab

cakes. But what they are really known

for are their white chocolate desserts,

most notably the French white

chocolate bread pudding. Children’s

menu and gluten-free menu available.

Open daily at 11 a.m. 7000 E. Mayo

Blvd., Phoenix; 480.563.3377; www.

whitechocolategrill.com; $$

EUROPEAN

BRAT HAUS

Brat Haus is Scottsdale’s premier beer

garden and is widely known for its

housemade bratwursts and craft beer

selection. Guests can order a la carte

or take on a flight of gourmet brats

and beers if they want to sample a

little of everything. Don’t miss the soft

pretzel and beer cheese fondue or

the Belgian fries. 3622 N. Scottsdale

Road, Scottsdale; 480.947.4006; www.

brathausaz.com; $$

CORNISH PASTY CO.

These hearty hand pies called pasties

have taken the Valley by storm

since Cornwall native Dean Thomas

founded the original Tempe Cornish

Pasty Co. in 2005. They serve pasties

with dozens of filling and flavor

combination, and they can also be

ordered partially baked to take home

and cook. Opens at 11 a.m. daily with

late hours until 2 a.m. on Friday and

Saturday. 3800 N. Goldwater Blvd.,

Scottsdale; 480.945.1220; www.cornishpastyco.com;

$$

THE CREPE CLUB

The Crepe Club brings the French

tradition of crepes to sophisticated

palates across the Valley. Their menu

is designed for guests to enjoy

crepes for any and every meal with

both savory and sweet options. Do

you have an event? Have the crepes

come to you with their catering service.

At Scottsdale Fashion Square,

7014 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale;

602.956.0087; www.thecrepeclub.

com; $-$$

ZINC BISTRO

Zinc Bistro’s menu is a reflection of

chef Matt Carter’s passion for traditional

French cuisine. Contemporary in

ambience but classic in taste, the restaurant

is known for its French onion

soup gratinee topped with bubbling

gruyere. The roasted Jidori chicken is

also a fantastic entree choice. Fresh

shellfish is flown in daily and served

at the 25-foot oyster bar. Open daily

for lunch and dinner. At Kierland

Commons, 15034 N. Scottsdale

Road, Scottsdale; 480.603.0922;

www.zincbistroaz.com; $$$-$$$$

HEALTH FOOD

D’LITE HEALTHY ON THE GO

D’lite is a health-conscious kitchen

and coffee house that features a

convenient drive-thru for those who

want a nutritious fast food alternative.

The ‘Man’ Salad is especially proteinpacked

with a tuna-stuffed avocado,

chicken and bacon served on mix

greens, and the California Club is

their signature breakfast sandwich.

The coffee is fair trade, all natural

and locally roasted. Three locations in

Scottsdale; www.dlitehealthyonthego.

com; $-$$

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FLOWER CHILD

Flower Child is on a mission to bring

peace, love and fast-casual healthy

food to a happy world. Their menu is

great to mix and match a variety of

fresh vegetables, whole grains and

lean proteins. Items like the crushed

avocado toast and hummus are fantastic

guilt-free snacks. The seasonal

lemonade flavors are always refreshing.

Very gluten-free and vegetarian

friendly. Several locations throughout

the Valley, including Scottsdale and

Desert Ridge; 480.240.4400; www.

iamaflowerchild.com; $$

KALE & CLOVER

This mindful kitchen focuses on

healthy pressed juices, salads and

entrees. Flavors range from a bold

spicy tofu Thai curry to a bright farmers

market salad served with a citrusacai

vinaigrette. Whether on the beautiful

patio or naturally designed interior,

guests can enjoy glass of wine or craft

beer with their meal. Vegetarian and

gluten-free friendly. 20511 N. Hayden

Road, Scottsdale; 480.568.8707; www.

kaleandclover.com; $$

ORIGINAL CHOPSHOP CO.

Original ChopShop Co. is an Old Town

favorite for produce-packed juices,

protein shakes, and healthful bowls

and sandwiches. This quick-service

restaurant is committed to offering

tasty fuel for the body by using fresh,

whole ingredients. Open daily for

breakfast starting at 7 a.m. Several

locations throughout the Valley,

including Old Town, North Scottsdale

and Paradise Valley; www.chopshopco.

com; $$

ITALIAN

CRISP

This pizzeria serves trays of square

– yes, square – pizza in Old Town.

Pizza chef Adrian Langu has his craft

down to an art, from the housemade

dough to the hand-crushed tomato

sauce. His crisp and airy pizzas can

be ordered by the slice or as small or

large pies. Open daily for lunch and

dinner. Happy hour in the bar only

from 3 to 7 p.m. daily. 7111 E. 5th

Ave., Scottsdale; 480.874.2747;

www.crisp-pizza.com; $$

FRANCO’S ITALIAN CAFFE

At Franco’s, guests can experience

authentic Florentine cooking in the

heart of Old Town Scottsdale. Escape

for a romantic evening dining on

creamy fettuccine tartufo or a hearty

32-ounce bistecca fiorentina. Franco’s

also offers an extensive selection of

Italian wines to pair with your meal.

Open Tuesday through Saturday from

5 to 9:30 p.m. Closed Sunday and

Monday. 4327 N. Scottsdale Road,

Scottsdale; 480.481.7614; www.francosscottsdale.com;

$$$

LOU MALNATI’S

The Scottsdale location of Lou

Malnati’s is its largest Arizona outpost,

with a full-service bar and a

wrap-around patio. Beyond pizzas

with buttery crust, vine-ripened plum

tomatoes from California, and stretchy

Wisconsin mozzarella cheese, the

menu also offers appetizers, salads,

sandwiches and pastas. Open daily

for lunch and dinner starting at 11

a.m. for dine-in, carryout, delivery and

catering. 17787 N. Scottsdale Road,

Scottsdale; 480.681.3400; www.

loumalnatis.com; $$

TUTTI SANTI BY NINA

Take a journey to Italy through recipes

by chef Nina Vincent that have enamored

the Valley for nearly 20 years.

Tutti Santi takes pride in their freshmade

pastas and classic Italian flavors,

and the menu offers Nina’s original

recipes for other Italian classics

such as the mozzarella Caprese, calamari

fritti, and four different specials

every evening. Open daily for dinner

at 4:30 p.m. 6339 E. Greenway Road,

Scottsdale; 480.951.3775; www.tuttisantiristorante.com;

$$

LATIN/MEXICAN

BARRIO QUEEN

Barrio Queen focuses on the unique

cuisine of Mexico City, and the guacamole

is nationally renowned and prepared

tableside. Celebrate Margarita

Mondays, Taco Tuesdays, and happy

hour Monday through Friday from 2

to 6 p.m. with food and drink specials.

Two locations: Old Town Scottsdale

and Desert Ridge Marketplace; www.

barrioqueen.com; $$

BLUE ADOBE GRILLE

Blue Adobe Grille cooks up dishes

influenced by Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Guests will find New Mexican staples

like dishes featuring hatch green

chiles and red chile pork pozole mixed

with familiar Mexican items like quesadillas,

tamales and tacos. Happy

hour from 3 to 6 p.m. on weekdays

and brunch on the weekends. Open

daily. 10885 N. Frank Lloyd Wright

Blvd., Scottsdale; 480.314.0550;

www.blueadobegrille.com; $$

FRANK & LUPE’S

For over 25 years, Frank & Lupe’s has

been sharing its best family recipes

with guests. The menu is blend of

Mexican and New Mexican foods with

familiar items like enchiladas, tacos,

chiles rellenos and chimichangas. Try

the Santa Fe fresco caprese with a

hint of New Mexican chile oil as an

appetizer for the table. Patio happy

hour is Monday through Friday from

3 to 6 p.m. Open daily from 11 a.m.

to 9 p.m. 4121 N. Marshall Way,

Scottsdale; 480.990.9844; www.

frankandlupes.com; $$

SOL MEXICAN COCINA

Sol is Baja California-inspired

Mexican cuisine. True to the peninsula

region, the menu is an array of vibrant

surf and turf combinations. Highlights

include the selection of almost two

dozen tacos, like adobo-marinated

or grilled fish. Sol also makes over

24 types of salsa fresh daily. Tequila

& Taco Tuesday goes from 3 p.m. to

10 p.m. with live music. At Scottsdale

Quarter, 15323 N. Scottsdale Road,

Scottsdale; 480.245.6708; www.solcocina.com;

$$

SEAFOOD

CHULA SEAFOOD

Family-owned and -operated, Chula

Seafood is a wholesale business to

several local eateries, a marketplace

for fresh sustainable fish, and a restaurant

in its own right. Fish is caught

by the family off of the California

coast and then transported straight

from the boat to Arizona. Rightly so,

they have earned their reputation as

the premier seafood purveyor in town.

Open Tuesday through Saturday from

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. 8015 E. Roosevelt

St., Scottsdale; 480.621.5121; www.

chulaseafood.com; $$

THE MONTAUK

The seaside-themed Montauk is the

perfect Old Town Scottsdale setting

for seersucker pants and boat shoes.

Aside from the expected lobster rolls,

they also serve lighter entrees like

cauliflower rice and tuna tartare guacamole.

Their beach bungalow-style

patio and dining room is often host to

lively groups, especially during brunch

on the weekends with tableside

mimosas. 4360 N. Scottsdale Road,

Scottsdale; 480.994.1888; www.themontaukaz.com;

$$

OCEAN TRAIL

This New Orleans-themed seafood

bar is located inside Talking Stick

Resort. Ocean Trail seats only 19, but

they serve exceptional seafood with

Creole flavors unlike any other restaurant

in the Valley. The menu consists

of raw oysters, Cajun-style boils and

steamers and creamy clam chowder.

Guests can sip on cocktails and customize

their spice level as everything

is freshly prepared to order. Happy

hour Monday through Friday from 4

to 7 p.m. Open daily at 11 a.m. At

Talking Stick Resort, 9800 Talking

Stick Way, Scottsdale; 480.850.7777;

www.talkingstickresort.com; $$-$$$

STEAKHOUSE

BOURBON & BONES

A modern and upscale steakhouse,

Bourbon & Bones specializes in topquality,

wet- and dry-aged steaks and

fresh seafood. And as implied in its

name, the bar is stocked with more

than 75 high-end bourbons. The

interior consists of studded leather

and crystal lighting, perfect for an

intimate evening. Slow-roasted prime

rib is a Sunday and Monday special.

Happy hour is in the bar Monday

through Friday from 4 to 6 p.m. 4200

N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale;

480.629.4922; www.bourbonandbonesaz.com;

$$$

CHOLLA PRIME STEAKHOUSE

& LOUNGE

As an intimate retreat from the

gaming floor, Cholla is the fine dining

choice at Casino Arizona. Menu

favorites include crab-stuffed prawns,

New York steak and elk tenderloin

among steakhouse classics like filets

and lamb chops. They also offer

many wines by the glass, half and

full bottles. Open for dinner service

daily starting at 5 p.m. At Casino

Arizona, 524 N. 92nd St., Scottsdale;

480.850.7736; www.casinoarizona.

com; $$$

PRESTON’S STEAKHOUSE

Executive chef Charles Schwerd

honors his grandfather’s legacy in the

meat-packing industry by providing

an exemplary dining experience. Allnatural

steaks are carefully selected

and cut by hand. The rest of the menu

combines traditional steakhouse

favorites, like shrimp cocktail and

iceberg wedge salads, with exclusive

bites such as lamb chop goat cheese

fondue. Open nightly for dinner starting

at 3 p.m. Happy hour daily from

3 to 6 p.m. 8700 E. Pinnacle Peak

Road, Scottsdale; 480.629.5087;

www.prestonsscottsdale.com; $$$

RUTH’S CHRIS STEAKHOUSE

Ruth’s Chris is a nationally recognized

steakhouse known for its signature

500-degree sizzling plates with buttertopped

steaks and an award-winning

wine list. The Scottsdale location

boasts beautiful sunset views from the

patio and terrace. Along with classic

steakhouse dishes, guests can try new

menu items as they are offered seasonally.

Open nightly for dinner. Happy

hour Sunday through Friday from 4:30

to 6:30 p.m. Located in the Seville

Shopping Center, 7001 N. Scottsdale

Road, Scottsdale; 480.991.5988;

www.ruthschris.com; $$$

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EVENTS

BENTLEY SCOTTSDALE POLO

CHAMPIONSHIPS

The Bentley Scottsdale Polo Championships featured six polo matches, a

Sunday brunch by M Culinary, and performances by local arts organizations.

Taking place at WestWorld of Scottsdale, the event also saw a first-time

appearance by world-famous polo player and Ralph Lauren model Ignacio

“Nacho” Figueras, representing the reigning Aspen Valley Polo Team.

BY BEVERLY SHUMWAY

Angela Barney

Kassandra England and Kelly Vockell Lindsey Richardson and Anna West Jordan Rose and Jaye Rich

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STERLING

AWARDS

Held at the Embassy Suites

by Hilton Scottsdale Resort,

the 33rd year of the Sterling

Awards continued to embody

the spirit of the Scottsdale Area

Chamber of Commerce by

honoring local businesses and

nonprofit organizations.

BY ELIZABETH MARIE

Katie Blanchard, Robyn Julien and Trish Moeck

Sarah Kearney, Damian Vega and Andi Robertson

Brandi and Brian Richardson Susan Bitter Smith and Geoff Beer Andrea Rios, Dani Smith and Stephanie Davidson

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EVENTS

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EVENTS

LIVE & LOCAL

The sixth annual Live & Local took place at Desert Ridge Marketplace

where guests enjoyed samples from more than 20 local restaurants, craft

cocktails from some of the Valley’s leading mixologists, and live music.

Proceeds benefited the youth development initiatives of the Boys & Girls

Clubs of Greater Scottsdale.

BY BEVERLY SHUMWAY

Stuart and Brandi Johnson

Samantha Pinkley and Michael Hoffman

Chris and Debra Stevens

Alisha Baer and Amy Long

Paralee Johnson and Sawyer Merrill

Becky and Joe Hengeveld

Laura Salazar and Rameal Nabeeh

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Erica and Jeff Strange

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EVENTS

HOLIDAY

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The Phoenix Youth Symphony’s

33rd annual Holiday Prelude

included a luncheon and fashion

show at the JW Marriott

Scottsdale Camelback Inn.

BY JAMES SASSER

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NEW IN TOWN

DESTINATION DINING

Ocean 44 makes its triumphant debut in Scottsdale

BY ALISON BAILIN BATZ / PHOTOS BY J. MARTIN HARRIS PHOTOGRAPHY

After more than a year of anticipation,

Ocean 44 has opened its doors. And the

12,000-square-foot ultra-luxe seafood

restaurant, located in the former Harkins

Camelview Theatre adjacent to Scottsdale

Fashion Square, and owned by the lauded

Mastro family, was worth the wait.

“This is different than anything we

have done in the past,” says co-founder

Mike Mastro, who owns Dominick’s

Steakhouse and Steak 44 along with his

brother Jeff, father Dennis, and partner

Scott Troilo. “The atmosphere is second to

none, featuring dramatic and intimate dining

settings. At the core of the Ocean 44 experience

is our chef-sourced, highest-grade,

sustainable, fresh seafood from around

from the world, enhanced with unique and

interesting appetizers and side dishes that

go beyond the traditional seafood menu.”

The concept marks the Mastro’s first

foray back into a seafood concept since

their massively successful Mastro’s Ocean

Club in 2007. Leading the culinary program

is Siegfried Hohaus, who helped launch

Mastro’s Ocean Club before the family sold

the concept, and Mark Lupino, the executive

chef for the family’s current brands.

Much of the menu is served a la carte

so guests can mix and match. To start,

there is a raw bar menu as well as shellfish

and appetizer menus. Offerings in these

categories run the gamut from iced whole

Maine lobster (MP) and Prince Edward

Island mussels ($27) to New England lobster

rolls ($29) and crispy shrimp deviled

eggs ($18). There are also non-seafood

highlights on these menus including prime

steakhouse meatballs ($10-$14) and

wagyu beef tartare ($29).

“For main course offerings, there is

an a la carte fresh fish menu as well as a

lobster and crab menu, and all items are

sourced from sustainable fisheries when

available,” Jeff says.

Standouts include pepper-crusted

bigeye tuna ($49), twin whole live Maine

lobsters (MP), New Bedford sea scallops

($44), and Shetland Island salmon ($39).

“There are also several options for

meat lovers, including nearly a dozen

steaks from the Steak 44 menu,” Mike says.

Several of Steak 44’s potato dishes

and side items also made the Ocean

44 menu, but there are some Ocean 44

exclusives, too, notably Maine lobster and

browned butter noodles ($36).

“The wine and cocktails are also a

point of pride as we feature more than 40

wines by the glass and 750 by the bottle

as well as all of our most popular signature

cocktails from Steak 44, along with some

new options,” Jeff says.

Visually, the massive-yet-intimate

space similarly impresses – especially the

glass expo kitchen where guests can watch

the culinary team at work – and the large

bar with modern, sleek finishes.

Ocean 44 is open for dinner 4 to

9 p.m. Sunday, 4 to 10 p.m. Monday to

Thursday, and 4 to 11 p.m. Friday and

Saturday. The bar stays open later nightly.

Ocean 44 is located at 4748

N. Goldwater Blvd., Scottsdale;

480.867.0044; www.ocean44.com.

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