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Around Town January 2018

Author: Rachel Eroh
Issue: January, 2018, Page 56
Continuing a long legacy of excellence, Paradise Valley’s Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa was named one of Architectural Digest’s “Most Beautiful Hotels in Every State in America.” Judged on overall aesthetic, location and unique style, Sanctuary stood out against the rest as the best in Arizona with its stunning desert views and modern, sophisticated designs. “The changes we’ve made here have really been respectful of the setting we’ve been blessed with,” says Mike Surguine, vice president and managing director of the resort. “Plus, with so much beauty to be had in our amazing state, we’re honored to be able to add to its allure.” The resort is located at 5700 E. McDonald Drive. (

DEEP ROOTSBerridge Nurseries is celebrating 80 years of service in the community with a series of special events throughout the spring, including rose demonstrations, an orchid show and its popular Art in the Garden festival. Founded by Jim Berridge Jr. in 1938, the full-service nursery, located at 46th Street and Camelback Road in Phoenix, was designed to provide premium plants and expert service, with a specific focus on the Valley’s unique gardening conditions. Today, Berridge’s granddaughters run the business. “I think we look really good for being 80 years old,” says co-owner Christine Fortman. “It’s truly a great milestone to hit for a family-owned, independent shop.” (

Arizona has a long history of culinary creativity and accomplishment, and now you can enjoy the state’s many flavors in your own home with the release of “Tastes & Treasures II, A Storytelling Cookbook of Historic Arizona” (Historical League Inc.). Produced by the Historical League, a support organization of the Arizona Historical Society, this second volume of the popular cookbook features 135 recipes, as well as stories and photos, from 24 of Arizona’s historic restaurants, including Bisbee’s Cafe Roka, Gertrude’s at Desert Botanical Garden and the Grand Canyon’s Harvey House Cafe at Bright Angel Lodge. Also included are biographies, photos, recipes and delicious memories from such significant locals as Sandra Day O’Connor, Erma Bombeck and Eddie Basha. “The book really has a unique niche because it has both cuisine and history,” says Ruth McLeod, co-chair of “Tastes & Treasures II.” “It is almost like a little travel guide of Arizona.” Proceeds benefit the Arizona Heritage Center. $30 (
RED ROCKS RECITALFrom concertos to rhapsodies, minuets to serenades, the mountains will echo with melodic magic as Sedona hosts its fifth annual Winter Music Festival, Jan. 9-14. The six-day celebration of chamber music features a variety of special events, including master classes for students and a salon musicale at a private home. The festival concludes with a concert by world-renowned musicians— pianist Adam Golka, violinist Arnaud Sussmann, cellist Nicholas Canellakis and clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein—who will perform a variety of well-known classical compositions. Visit the website for details (

SENORAN-INSPIRED CHEFAs executive chef of Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen, the signature restaurant of the Andaz Resort & Spa, Adam Sheff is making his mark on the Valley’s culinary scene. Sheff, who joined Andaz in September 2016, has a long career that has taken him to New York City, San Diego and Washington D.C., although his previous travels had never brought him closer to Phoenix than a visit to the Grand Canyon. His latest adventure is an odyssey to bring authentic, nuanced fare to visitors and residents alike. “I come from a family that loved to eat,” he says. “The emotional tie of gathering with people you really care about, hanging out and sharing great food were the best times for me growing up.” In creating Weft & Warp’s menu, which infuses tradition with innovation, the chef draws inspiration from elements that are truly of this region, including locally sourced chilies, pecans, dates and honey. “I’ve learned a lot about the history of our area through the ingredients that are present,” he says. “We express what we’ve learned through food that tastes as if it belongs here—without being in your face about it. There is a reason behind everything we do. We are telling the story of Arizona’s culture and soul.” As his culinary journey evolves, Sheff incorporates new discoveries into Weft & Warp’s small-focus menu, which he revises monthly. “There have been so many different cultures and groups that have come through this region over the centuries. We’re still finding stories to tell.” Weft & Warp Art Bar + Kitchen is located at 6114 N. Scottsdale Road. (
A New Approach to ResaleValley bargain hunters, rejoice! Five furniture consignment stores located near the Scottsdale Airpark have joined forces to form “Scottsdale’s Resale Row.” Working together, the competing shops—Avery Lane, Airpark Consignment, Stevan’s Consignment, The Lost & Found Resale Interiors and Switch Consignment—market each other through special events, advertising and more to help increase business for everyone. Lead by Darlene Richert, owner of Avery Lane, the stores have already seen an influx of consumers from all over the state since collaborating. “I guess we are seen as competitors, but I realized that if we teamed up we could become more of a destination location for shoppers,” she says. (

Stylish ReadAs the owner of The Refined Group, interior designer Dana Lyon has been beautifying the lives of Valley residents since 2001. Now, you can take an intimate peek at some of her finest work in “Refined—Design for Living Well,” a limited-edition collectible book that is available through her design firm. Handmade, bound and housed in a silver slipcase with gold stamping, the exquisite coffee-table book showcases Lyon’s sophisticated and timeless style through photographs of living and dining rooms, master bedrooms and baths, and entryways. It’s Lyon’s way of demonstrating how every room in your home can feel like a sanctuary. She notes, “I really want my readers to gain confidence in their own interiors and encourage them to be unafraid to make bold changes.” $95 (

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