1 Established in 1982 SOCIETY / FASHION / HOME / DINING MARCH 2007 PRST STD U.S. Postage PAID Permit No Phoenix, Arizona
6 m a r c h Supporting Valley Philanthropy Since CONTENTS The Hobbs family Karen, Bob, Sr., and Sandy 35 Special Features 1 Cover: Florence Crittenton Teaming Up for Kids Luncheon 18 At Home with Beth and Bob Matthews 24 Everything s Coming Up Weddings! 29 Arizona Science Center Galaxy Gala Fashions 8 Leah Hoffman- Langerman 23 Helen Chau Nancy Spetzler 16 Social 8 Fresh Start Women s Foundation Fashion Gala 14 Dancing with the Stars Arizona 16 HomeBase Youth Services Doorway of Hope Dinner 21 Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Promise Ball 23 Asian Arts Council s Celebrate Asia 35 Women s Board of Barrow Neurological Foundation Education Day 37 The V.I.P.s 24 Everything s coming up weddings! On the Cover: Pam and David Kolbe Meet the chairs of Florence Crittenton s 5th Annual Teaming Up for Kids! Luncheon: Pictured at right from top to bottom, Event Chairs Susan Karis and Laurel D Antoni, and Honorary Chair Ina Manaster. The 5th Annual Teaming Up for Kids! Luncheon will be held March 22 at The Phoenician. Actress Lynda Carter will be the keynote speaker; Good Day, New York anchor Jodi Applegate will serve as emcee. One-hundred-percent of the luncheon s process will benefit Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona, the oldest social service in the state. Its programs and services bring help and hope to more than 1,000 children and families annually. For tickets, call Location: Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona Photographer: Scott Foust ( ) Hair and Makeup: Laura Flagler ( ) MONTHLY FEATURES 6 Table of Contents 13 La Dolce Vita 20 Trendspotting 22 Trends in Phoenix 28 Black-Tie Calendar 32 Valley Events 33 Wedding Bells Ammon and MacFarlane 34 Success for Good Spotlight on Lila Sadafi 38 New Advertiser News M A R C H
7 Q: I got arrested for a DUI last night. What will happen to my driver s license? A: The Arizona Motor Vehicle Division (MVD) has the authority to suspend a person s driver s license for a minimum of 90 days when the MVD receives notice that the person was driving with a blood alcohol concentration of.08 or more. Contact Beauchamp Law Office, P.C. immediately, and we will request a hearing with MVD regarding this suspension. In addition, by requesting a hearing, this gives us the ability to plan your suspension, rather than have the suspension start automatically. Finally, you may be eligible for a restricted permit for some of the suspension period. Q: How do I know if I have a personal injury case? A: The best way to find out whether or not you have a viable personal injury claim is to talk to a personal injury lawyer. In general, you and your attorney will have to prove three things in order to recover in a personal injury case: that you suffered damages, that the defendant was negligent, and that the defendant s negligence caused your damages. Even if you have a valid claim, your attorney will have to investigate whether or not you would be able to collect on your claim. If the other party does not have insurance and does not have other assets that could be used to compensate you, then it may be that you have a valid claim but will be unable to collect compensation for it.
8 Fresh Start Women s Foundation Fashion Gala 2007 Bettye J. Jackson Joelle Hadley and Nick Wedel Heidi Teets and Todd Johnson Pam and Ray Slomski Greg and Julie Vogel Fashion Gala Chairs Cathy Kleeman and Debbie Simons Pat Petznick Drew and Stacy Bayless Melanie Beauchamp, Jacki Tatman and Pam Overton Gary and Beverly Stewart Nicole Calvin and Mark Tarbell Andy and Julie Kroot Marty Johnson and Olinda Young Katie and Larry Buchanan Tobi and Frank Placenti Linda Whitlow Nancy and John Teets LANDMARK FUNDRAISER Fashion Gala marked a real milestone, breaking the $1 million mark (net) for the first time in the history of the event. Alexis and Bonsal Glascock INAUGURAL FOUNDERS AWARD Barbara Anderson Stoiber received the inaugural Fresh Start Founders Award for providing Fresh Start with a substantial number of resources, from equipment to insight, and helping it continue its work. STAR OF THE SHOW Attorney and broadcast personality Star Jones Reynolds welcomed the crowd. M A R C H
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13 (photo taken in 1982) La Dolce Vita Really fun, but totally unsubstantiated gossip By Bill Dougherty People are talking about the recent smash hit the Arizona Kidney Foundation had with its version of Dancing With The Stars Arizona. The brainchild of Marguerite and Jack Clifford and Glenna Shapiro, the ultra-glam evening of fancy footwork proved to be more successful than the trio could have imagined. Tickets almost sold out before the invites were mailed. The big question seemed to be why didn t they ask me to compete? Well, they asked me and I said no several times. But anyone who knows Glenna also knows that she doesn t take no for an answer. So I laced up my dancing shoes alongside Lee Hillson (T. Cook s noted master chef), Isola Jones (opera diva), Anne Robbs (mad-cap socialite), Diane Might (TCF president with a body by Venus), Kaley O Kelley (ABC-TV15 s Sonoran Living hostess extraordinaire), Linda Pope (non-stop socialite), Joel Revzen (distinguished Arizona Opera president), Nancy Spetzler (body by Venus 2), Robert Spetzler (internationally known neurosurgeon), and Larry Stewart (hair stylist to the stars), and we all trotted off to dance lessons at various Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Arizona locations. I went, swearing under my breath. In the end, Linda and Larry won the competition. Are you surprised? No, you re not! They both deserved to win. Diane and Nancy placed second, and the rest of us were awarded a paperweight and a huge trophy! After all was said and done, it truly was one of the best experiences any of us ever had. Now we can all dance (I can do a respectable tango!), even though some in the competition were already fantastic dancers. Everyone you know and adore wants to be invited to dance next year. One person has erroneously taken the liberty of telling members of the social swim that she s already been asked for Then again, year after year she s been telling people that she s been asked to chair the Heart Ball NOT! We do, Dancing with the Stars Arizona winning couples, from left, Nedko Petrov and Nancy Spetzler, Linda Pope and Ryan Freeman, Yelena Babyuk and Larry Stewart, and Diane Might and Csaba Vadasz. however, have unconfirmed reports that Paper Place paper princess Nancy Silver has been camped out at the front door of the kidney foundation office begging to be considered. Apparently, Nancy has been practicing a clogging routine ever since the gala ended. Everyone wants to get invited to a great party. If you were lucky to get the Super Bowl invite this year from Ina and Murray Manaster, then you can consider your- Continued on page 15 M A R C H
14 Arizona Kidney Foundation Dancing With The Stars Kristin Neville and Tony Dovolani Yelena Babyuk and Larry Stewart Jon and Mary Nicolaysen Karen and Sid Overton First-place winner Linda Pope and partner Ryan Freeman with event chairs Glenna Shapiro and Jack and Marguerite Clifford. Jack Clifford and Elena Grinenko Robert Doyle and Anne Merete-Robbs Gina Kuettner and Denise Kuettner Karen Shapiro, Baron Behren, Sue Shapiro, Pati Brannon and Alex McCloud SORE TOES, BRAVE HEARTS Dancers were Bill Dougherty, Lee Hillson, Isola Jones, Anne Merete-Robbs, Diane Might, Kaley O Kelley, Linda Pope, Joel Revzen, Nancy and Robert Spetzler, Larry Stewart. Catherine Jacobson, Glenna Shapiro and Harriet Friedland DANCING WITH THE PROS Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Arizona professional dancers Yelena Babyuk, Mariya Baird, Robert Doyle, Ryan Freeman, Nombi Hammond, Nikolay Karchev, Genadi Lulchev, Nedko Petrov, Gergana Slavova, Csaba Vadasz and Mariyana Vasileva. GREAT ABS Nancy Spetzler s sparkling blue costume with cut-outs showed off her rock-hard midriff. DANCE ROYALTY Dancers Elena Grinenko and Tony Dovolani, the U.S. American Rhythm Champions 2005 and 2006 and professionals on TV s Dancing with the Stars, displayed their award-winning moves on the dance floor. 14 M A R C H
15 La Dolce Vita Carole Machiz self among the privileged. The blue-ribbon crowd that passed through the Manasters Biltmore estate were treated not only to a fabulous spread that mirrored royalty, but also some of the most creative ways to watch the iconic bowl game. From anywhere in the grand home you could see: Lyle Anderson with his fetching wife Missy, Janis and Denny Lyon, Rona and Allan Kasen, Charles Stuart with a mystery date, Elva and Lattie Coor, Harriet and Jack Friedland, Margot Super family for the Super Bowl Hillary, baby Annie and Jason Manaster with Ina and Murray Manaster and Dennis Knight, Herman Chanen, Madena and Tom Stewart and Daryl and Chip Weil. Then Michelle Robson walked in sporting a great new hairstyle and sleek brown leather pants. She mixed with other merrymakers, including Stevie and Karl Eller, Nancy and John Teets, Suzan and Carl Spiekerman, Jane and Geoff Edmunds and Dionne Fedderson and Francis Najafi. Priscilla and Michael Nicholas arrived just in time to contribute to the betting pool, which Michael ended up winning throughout the game. And everyone swooned when they saw the Manasters new grandbaby, Annie, arrive along with her proud parents, Jason and Hillary Manaster. Ina and Murray certainly have made their mark on the Valley social scene since arriving here from Chicago several years ago. They know how to throw one hell of a party; that s why everyone coveted this invitation. God only knows who will make the list next year maybe even you! In Cocktail Polo news you should know: That a couple you all socialize with has taken to fighting in public. That white dinner jackets are smashing when worn from April through September only. That Carole and Bob Machiz have agreed to be the presenting sponsor for the TCF Celebrity Luncheon on April 26th at The Phoenician. That March 19 is the deadline to nominate your picks for best-dressed men and women for That a housekeeper recently found a party attendee in an area of the house that was clearly off limits to guests. That fashionable ladies should not wear sandals with ball gowns in the dead of winter. That a mean socialite may soon have more to worry about than her bad plastic surgery. Now you re all caught up for five minutes. Gotcha: A man with a Napoleon complex threatened to socially destroy a much adored socialite. Apparently, the two tangled over a real estate deal. Last time we checked, sir, you have very few friends of your own. If you believe you have that power, then you ve been watching too many reruns of Dallas and Dynasty. M A R C H
16 Homebase Youth Services Doorway of Hope Dinner Dee Nowell Robin Sewell Madena and Tom Stewart Bonnie and Ed Marshall Ruth and Sandy Ritz Susie Wesley, Naomi Gauthier and Carrie Schnepf Honorary Chairs Susan and Richard Doria Mary Kate Poling and Pat Leach Tim and Lori Braun Co-chairs Lisa Shapiro and Jill Krigsten-Ormsbee Penny Galarneau and Ellie Shapiro Carole and Bob Machiz OUT ON THE STREETS HomeBase Youth Services aid homeless and troubled youths. SATIN SISTERS Chairs Jill Krigsten-Ormsbee and Lisa Shapiro shined in hot pink and purple sheaths. PAT PAT ON THE BACK HomeBase Youth Services founder Pat Leach retires after 15 years as its president/ceo. COMFORT FOOD FOR THOUGHT The simple fare reminded us how good we have it. 16 M A R C H
18 At Home with Beth and Bob Matthews Text and Images by Wendy Miller Beth Matthews describes her home as Spanish Colonial with European and Mexican influences and, of course, she s right. But anyone who s ever visited there and the home has hosted a multitude of friends, family and functions in two decades report a more personal experience. Comfortable, cozy and complete with surprise pockets of gardens and patios come to mind. Only a handful of families occupied the neighborhood when the Matthews bought their undeveloped land in One was Barry Goldwater, who lived on the hill above them. The late Arizona senator, then a widower, gave his new neighbors an unexpected housewarming present snapshots the noted photographer had taken throughout the home s construction. Outside the home s entrance is another pocket patio, this one anchored by a cantera stone wall fountain. Since 1989, Beth and Bob Matthews have lived in their 6,300-square-foot, mountainside residence designed by Tucson-based architect Bob Taylor. The trio drew inspiration from Josias T. Joesler, a Swiss architect who moved to Tucson in Joesler studied in Switzerland, Germany and France, and traveled throughout Spain, North Africa, the Mediterranean, Mexico and the Caribbean. His influences are found throughout the Matthews home curved, arched ceilings; handplastered, 18-inch-thick walls; rounded corners, deep-set windows, his extensive use of hard-carved wood, arches and breezeways; even how the house is positioned on its one-acre-plus lot is pure Joesler. The rectangular house sits perpendicular to the entry street, causing its driveway to meander past a curving rock wall of apache stone mined from Mayer, Arizona, the home s entrance and a pleasant surprise of pocket gardens on its way to the garage, which is tucked in back. Rock steps lead below the garage to a box vegetable and flower garden tended by Beth and Bob, who are avid gardeners. The Matthews grow peppers, tomatoes, gerbera daisies, delphinium and larkspur. A stone terrace filled with stone planters and colorful plants wraps around the back side of the home, providing forever views of the city and Camelback Mountain from a number of intimate seating areas warmed by three fireplaces. Carved cantera stone is used for the Matthews dining room fireplace surround and decorative trim Outside the home s entrance is another pocket patio, this one anchored by a cantera stone wall fountain. Massive doors carved from antique wood found in Tucson greet guests entering the home. The doors are accentuated with wrought iron rams-head slide locks. Inside, the home is filled with photos and mementos of the couple s family and from their professional life Bob is a retired banker, Beth is well known for her fundraising efforts for the Heart Ball and Barrow Ball, among others. Stone steps lead to a box vegetable and flower garden below the garage. Wood-lined hallways lead guests throughout the home to the dining room. Its chair rail and fireplace surround are accented with stone roses carved from Cantera stone from Guadalajara, Mexico. The Matthews found the French surround for their master bedroom fireplace in an Arizona antique store. Guests often gravitate to the home s airy kitchen. It s the best goddamn kitchen I ve ever seen, Barry Goldwater commented after touring the house. An ample skylight illuminates the room s unique floor a checkerboard of polished granite squares lined by wood trim. Counters made from the same granite top enormous, deep drawers, perfect for Beth s pots and pans. A collection of Royal Copenhagen plates started by Bob s mother lines the kitchen walls and shelves, opposite the couple s collection of wood duck decoys in the family room. January s frosts damaged many of the Matthews favorite plants but Beth and Bob gravitate to their family room, with its fireplace, comfortable furniture and panoramic view. You just can t feel bad here, Beth said. 18 M A R C H The Matthews enjoy their panoramic view of the city from one of their many terraces. Barry Goldwater called the Matthews kitchen one of the best goddam kitchens I ve ever seen.
19 Biltmore Skin Care Center Love The Skin You re In ASK THE EXPERTS: Skin Care 101 Jan Dupuy, RN Nurse Specialist in Cosmetic Skin Care Owner of Biltmore Skin Care Center How to pick a great Plastic Surgeon. We ve all seen some pretty scary work out there. You know, the deer in the headlights look! Socially and professionally I ve had the opportunity to see many patients who ve had plastic surgery. Unfortunately not all of the work that I see meets the high aesthetics standards that I ve become accustomed to in my work place. It is my hope that you avoid the pitfalls that may occur when choosing a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Let s not forget it s your face and you have to wear it everyday! This is no time to be shopping for bargains! By following my simple Three R s Plan you should be able to find a Surgeon that s perfect for you! 1. Referrals: Build a reference diary. It s simple! Ask friends, your doctors, seek out operating room nurses or even me. Look for good work (bad work isn t hard to miss unfortunately) and don t be too shy to ask questions. Approach them with, You look so well rested, what s your secret? Who did you go to? Would you go to them again? In this day and age we re all about sharing our little secrets. You ll notice that a few names keep popping up again and again. Bingo! There s your start. 2. Research: Once you land on a couple of referrals be absolutely sure that they have privileges to operate at an accredited hospital. You have no idea how important this is to your health and safety. Some doctors only operate in their offices because they can t be certified to do your case in a hospital because the hospital recognizes they don t have the training the hospital requires. If they say they have privileges for your same procedure, call the hospital administrators and simply verify. A lot of doctors do have privileges but the catch is do they have privileges to perform your type of case in the hospital? Also make sure they are Board Certified in the field of their education. You wouldn t want an Oral Surgeon doing a face-lift or your GYN doing liposuction on you just because they took a couple of courses, would you? Again, this is tricky but you have to make sure their Board Certification comes from the American Board of Medical Specialties, (ABMS). There are many Board Certificates which are not recognized because they don t meet the standards of the ABMS. So if someone claims they are Board Certified ask them by whom. Finally go to Enter the doctors name and you may get more information; on their education, training, disciplinary actions, any lawsuits (pending or settled), and patient complaints than they wish you had. Sort of like a BBB for Medical doctors. This site was put in place to protect and educate you, please use it. 3. Realistic Expectations: This is BIG! It is time to get real with yourself. If that s not possible, hire a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon that will be. Have you been promised the make-over of a lifetime? Unrealistic expectations lead to the number one break-down in the patient-physician relationship. When you go in for your consultation tell your doctor what you re hoping to achieve. Ask if this is realistic? Perhaps you re thinking of having a breast enhancement but you certainly don t want to look like a professional dancer. Express that! Look at pictures, ask if you can talk to other patients that have had the same procedure. If you ve discovered something unsavory in your background check, here s the time to bring it up. It s your life we re talking about here. When I get operated on I want the best of the best and I want it done in a facility that has highly trained medical personnel that have the skills to deal with any potential complication that may arise, day or night. Don t you? All consultations are complimentary at: Biltmore Skin Care Center East Camelback Road, Suite #780 Phoenix, AZ Send Questions & Comments to: Proudly Associated with Barry Fernando, MD (Board Certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon) ADVERTORIAL M A R C H
20 Featured Community...Eagles Nest Old World Mediterranean Elegance 5,233 Square Feet, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 4 Car Garage, Exercise/Zen Room, Media Room, Office on 1.13 acres. Offered at $3,200, M A R C H Gina Espinoza, Designated Broker Renee Espinoza, Realtor Nestled on the eastern slopes of the McDowell Mountains, this exclusive guardgated community features 244 acre-plus custom home sites and is located in Fountain Hills, an upscale community with hometown character. Just a short drive from Scottsdale and Downtown Phoenix, Fountain Hills offers privacy and tranquility in a premium, exclusive location. Enjoy the sweeping panoramic mountain views from these gorgeous homes built by Phillips Luxury Homes. Elegance and style make these amazing indoor/outdoor living floor plans perfect for grand scale entertaining or peaceful relaxation. Tuscan Inspired Elegance 5,820 Square Feet, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, 4 Car Garage, Exercise/Zen Room, Office on 1.58 acres. Offered at $3,300,000 To find out more about these spectacular homes or Eagles Nest, please contact Espinoza Premier Properties North 75th Street, Suite 200 Scottsdale, Arizona (office) (photo taken in 1982) Michael Nicholas is one cool granddad. He showed up at Ina and Murray Manaster s coveted Super Bowl party (so exclusive that people butter up to the couple all year long in the hopes of making the list) with a photo of his granddaughter Rachel in his pocket. But it wasn t just any photo. It was Rachel posed as Flat Stanley, the paper doll that made its way around the world years ago, as you may recall. Mike was trying to help her out with her school project by being photographed with her. Now Rachel can say she was in a magazine and viewed by more than 40,000 readers! Yes, it s kickoff season for charity events. Two of the hottest tickets in town and with arguably two of the most beautiful committees are Pulse: Runway to Your Heart and the first annual HeartBeat on Canal Street: Red Party, both benefiting the American Heart Association. Pulse is the super-chic boutique and fashion show event on Sept. 27 at the Arizona Biltmore. It keeps growing and creating more buzz every year. There is already a waiting list for boutiques to participate so get ready to shop for the latest trends. The theme this year is super sexy: Pulse 007 with a James Bond/British flair. Chairing Pulse this year are Liz Matthews and Stephanie Moore. Red Development has stepped Trendspotting From Arcadia to Carefree and Everywhere Between and Celebrating 25 Years! By Beth McRae Pulse chairs Stephanie Moore and Liz Matthews Lancaster Michael Nicholas up to the plate as the presenting sponsor (look for news on its downtown Phoenix urban project CityScape this year). Also red hot this year is HeartBeat (formerly known as Pardi Gras) at South Bridge at Scottsdale Waterfront. The first major event at the Waterfront, HeartBeat will feature several bands, VIP lounge areas and restaurants in a festival-like atmosphere on May 18. Since it is a Red Party, guests will be encouraged to wear red (much the way San Francisco has its hugely popular Black and White Ball) so get ready for a sea of red revelers. The chairs are Abby Traister, Brooke Martin, Lisa Sipes and Jennifer Flynn so you know this will be one fun party! HeartBeat chairs Brooke Martin, Lisa Sipes, Jennifer Flynn and Abby Traister In other chair news, the 2008 Home- Base Youth Services Doorway of Hope dinner is being chaired by two fine ladies, Dee Nowell and Dyan Haugen. Please be sure to contact them if you are interested in joining their committee. Last of all, there are a few people out there who like to play armchair quarterback and take pot-shots at various people chairing events (none of those gals listed above, but other wonderful chairs). Remember the laws of attraction say what goes around comes around, so it s Laura much, Grafman and much better to be nice than naughty. Lynn
21 JDRF Promise Ball Honorees Randy and Ken Kendrick with daughter Catie JDRF International CEO Arnold Donald Gary and Lorna Pederson with Diane and Dan Nelson Will Pabst IV, Debra and Bill Pabst III, Jennifer Ringle and Troy Ringle Tracy and Ed Church C.A. Howlett and co-chair Nan Howlett Co-chair Sandy Hecomovich and Mike Hecomovich A PROMISE THEY LL KEEP For a second consecutive year, the Promise Ball raises more than $2 million for diabetes research. A GREAT ORGANIZATION For a second consecutive year, the Promise Ball raised more than $2 million for diabetes research. NEW ATTITUDE Featured entertainer Patti LaBelle lives with type 2 diabetes. M A R C H
22 Trends in PHOENIX By Wendy Miller TICKET TICKER MOVIES: March s offerings are a slight step up from February s cinematic dreck. Opening March 16: Premonition, a thriller starring Sandra Bullock as Will Ferrell in Blades of Glory a woman whose husband seems to be dead one day and then alive the next; Dead Silence, a thriller about vaudeville dolls gone wild; and I Think I Love My Wife, a comedy about marital infidelity starring Chris Rock. Opening March 23: The Comebacks, a sports comedy about a losing football coach who gets a shot at redemption with a ragtag college team; The Last Mimzy, a sci-fi fantasy about children who seem to grow smarter after playing with mysterious toys; and Pride, dramatic biopic set in 1973 about a man (Terrence Howard) who creates Philadelphia s first African-American swim team. Opening March 30: Blades of Glory, a comedy starring Will Farrell about male competitive ice skaters. FEST FOR THE EYES: Passes are now on sale for the 7th Annual Phoenix Film Festival, April at Harkins Scottsdale 101. The list of honored celebrities is still being finalized. For updates, tickets and a list of this year s competing films, call (602) or visit Jeffrey Siegel COOL FASHION Lightweight high-end fabrics will help Phoenicians look cool and breezy this spring. Tommy Bahama s sash waist hipster ($45) topped with a Capri Coast silk print shirt ($158) evokes thoughts of the tropics, while the Colada Cooler cotton diamond print crop pant ($115) and Sundeck poly jersey mock pullover ($105) refreshes on the links or in the clubhouse. TREAT YOURSELF: The Art of Food adds a tasty spin on Scottsdale s Celebration of Fine Art. On March 14, guests can sample food from five well-known restaurants while browsing gallery exhibits. The $8 art tour ticket includes the food sampling. Rawhide, the Wild West theme park that relocated from north Scottsdale to Wild Horse Pass, now offers a $12 Town Pass. It allows guests unlimited use of its more than 16 attractions instead of the $3 to $5 per. Park admission remains free. ON STAGE: The drag queen classic La Cage Aux Folles continues through April 22 at Arizona Broadway Theatre dinner theater. (623) Phoenix Theatre presents the Southwest stage premiere of Moonlight and Valentino April It details the relationship between four women brought together by the tragic death of one woman s husband. Coming this spring to the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts: March 20, Jeffrey Siegel s Keyboard Commentary Liszt: The Devil Made Me Do It! ; March 25, award-winning pianist Roberto Plano; March 30, jazz vocalist Dianne Reeves; April 1, violin prodigy Sarah Chang; and April 6-7, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montreal. Tommy Bahama for Spring EGGS-CELLENT! Just in time for spring and Easter, Gianna Rose Atelier introduces Les Oeufs Des Coules, a new collection of fragranceinfused egg-shaped soaps in pretty pastels. They are available in both an apothecary jar or porcelain nest dish. $25. Save the Date: TRUNK SHOWS Upcoming Trunk Shows and Designer Appearances NEIMAN MARCUS SCOTTDALE (480) March Alex Soldier contemporary fine jewelry OBJECTS (480) March Ellen Hauptli and Coreen Cordova SAKS FIFTH AVENUE (602) March 20 Lafayette 148 New York Spring 2007 collection and luncheon TESORI JEWELERS (480) May 4-5 Coomi Jewelry VIA VENETO (480) March 24 Claudia Ciuti Spring/Summer 2007 shoe collection TRAVEL TRENDS FITNESS IN A BOX: Whether on the road, at the gym or at home, stay on top of your workout with the Sane Fitness QuickStart Kit. Its 36 instruction cards provide six weeks of full-body workouts that require minimal equipment. $25. or KIDS STUFF: Disneyland is not the only resort catering to kids these days. The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach now offers a nanny suite, a three-bedroom suite featuring beachfront views and special amenities, as well as two imaginative programs: Aquanauts for kids 5-12 focuses on nature discovery and fun in the sun, while Coast provides supervised hangouts for kids Kids get the royal treatment at the Kahala Hotel & Resort in Hawaii. The resort offers kid-friendly spa treatments as well as the Dolphin Quest Kids Aquatic Adventure and other water-related activities such as snorkeling and reef walking through its Kahala Keiki Club. Sane Fitness QuickStart Kit 22 M A R C H