January 2020

60th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball

The 60th Annual Phoenix Heart Ball was held at The Phoenician and raised money for the American Heart Association. Kristine Thompson chaired the event with a theme of “60 Hearts” and “Know Your Numbers." The money raised helps support heart disease and stroke research.

Joan Dominiqué VIP Fall Soireé

Luxury shoe magnate Joan Dominiqué held a VIP Fall Soireé at a Paradise Valley estate in November 2019, hosted with Tammy Fellows of Lifestyle publications. It commemorated the brand’s milestones, including presenting at Paris Fashion Week, being worn by celebrities such as Christopher Rich, expanding into women’s footwear, and opening its first Maison located in Midtown Phoenix. Rare … Continued

VMLC 17th Annual Heroes Patriotic Luncheon

On Nov. 8, 2019, the Veterans Medical Leadership Council (VMLC) hosted its largest luncheon to date, with nearly 600 attendees at the Arizona Biltmore. The celebration was presented by GlobalMed, and chaired by VMLC Committee Chair George Bliss. The keynote speech was delivered by Corporal Peter MacDonald, a Navajo Code Talker who served in the United States … Continued

Almost There Foster Care’s 3rd Annual Imagine: A Black and White Affair

Four hundred guests attended this event, which was held at Wrigley Mansion on Nov. 2, 2019, and $103,000 was raised for Almost There Foster Care (ATFC) and Community Canine Project (CCP) to directly help the homeless dogs of Arizona. It was chaired by Geri Hormel, Annie Barlow and Kim French. Photography Monica Wayne Photography and Bridgette … Continued

Victoria The T. Rex World Premiere Party

Victoria, the largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton touring the world, made her global debut at Arizona Science Center in November 2019. Now open to the public, the exhibition transports guests to a time when dinosaurs roamed the earth, bringing to life one of the most important discoveries in the history of paleontology. For more information on the exhibit, … Continued

Evening of Trends – Desert Serenade

This event was held at the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia. Chaired by Susie Muzzy and Vicki Vaughn, it honored this year's Fabulous Phoenician, Betty McRae, and Trends Magazine Trendsetters Ivy Ciolli, Amanda Garmany, Abby Leadon, Tess Loo, Carrie Martz, Tiffany Quayle, Joan Raskin, Chrissy Sayare, Aimee Smith and Dee Dee Vecchione. More than … Continued

Dinner With Hamilton—The Man and The Musical

The Sandra Day O’Connor Institute honored Founding Father Alexander Hamilton at its Annual History Dinner on Nov. 9, 2019 at The Phoenician. Dinner With Hamilton–The Man and The Musical featured acclaimed author and historian Ron Chernow. The sold-out evening was attended by 800 guests in support of the O’Connor Institute’s educational programs.    

2nd Annual Noche para los Niños

On Nov. 7, 2019, over 330 guests attended this event, and raised more than $124,000 to fund intensive photography mentoring programs for at-risk children in Maricopa County. The evening at Arizona Heritage Center included live music and experiential acts including mentalist Brett Barry, speed painter Randall Hedden, contortionists, aerialists, jugglers, stilt walkers, and fire dancers.