January 2017 Around Town 2

Broadway Star Brent Barrett Headlines Applause!

Brent Barrett, one of Broadway’s leading men, will highlight an evening celebrating and supporting Arizona Musicfest’s excellence in artistry and philanthropy at Applause!, a special benefit performance and dinner to be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Fairway House at Grayhawk, in Scottsdale. Applause!, Arizona Musicfest’s major fundraising event of the 2016-17 Festival season, is sponsored by RTS Private Wealth Management. The event includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a three-course gourmet dinner with wine, a live auction and Barrett’s performance. To purchase tickets, please visit AZMusicfest.org or call 480.840.0457.

North Scottsdale Teen Named Miss Maricopa County Outstanding Teen

Ela Wootton, a junior at Notre Dame Preparatory recently earned the title of Miss Maricopa County Outstanding Teen. As her platform, Wootton plans to raise awareness for Best Buddies Arizona, an organization that pairs individuals with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities to form one-on-one friendships. Wootton serves as a speech coach for the Best Buddies Ambassadors Program, helping people with IDD build leadership skills. She will go on to compete in the Miss Arizona Outstanding Teen scholarship pageant in June at the Mesa Arts Center. For more information, please visit NDPSaints.org.

Blo Blow Dry Bar Makes Scottsdale Debut

Blo Blow Dry Bar, North America’s original and largest blow dry bar, is finally coming to town! Blo is tickled pink to announce that its newest location (and the first Arizona location) has recently opened in Scottsdale. The Blo team congratulates Franchise Partner, Phil Beasley, on the opening of his first Blo Blow Dry Bar location. To celebrate the Grand Opening, Blo Scottsdale donated 10 percent of all gift card sales during the month of December to the Arizona Cancer Foundation for Children. For more information, please visit BloMeDry.com.

Flywheel Sports Opens at Scottsdale Quarter

Flywheel Sports, the renowned indoor cycling brand, is opening its first Arizona location in the Scottsdale Quarter. Flywheel is much more than just a workout, it is an experience. Classes challenge both athletes and novices alike to transform their bodies while having fun in a state-of-the-art facility. The indoor cycling studio features signature stadium seating where every rider has an unobstructed view of the instructor. Celebrated Flywheel instructors will lead classes with carefully-crafted, high-energy playlists to further motivate riders. For more information, please visit FlyWheelSports.com.

Tommy Bahama Completes Renovations at Kierland Commons

Tommy Bahama Restaurant, Bar & Store Kierland Commons has recently completed its extensive renovation designed to enhance guest experiences and complement its relaxed living philosophy, “Make Life One Long Weekend™.” The renovation, which began this summer, includes both interior and exterior upgrades, and reveals the brand’s Modern Beach House design—a fresh, contemporary style with clean lines, lighter finishes and wide open views through walls of windows. For more information, please call 480.607.3388.

Zen Culinary Opens in 
North Scottsdale

The talented team behind Zen Culinary in North Scottsdale is proud to announce the opening of this stylish and innovative restaurant and lounge. Serving an irresistible menu best described as Asian meets modern American, Zen Culinary is the brainchild of Rachel McAuley, a native of Thailand who comes from a family of restaurateurs and previously co-owned a local wholesale import company specializing in Asian foods. Zen Culinary’s bold bill of fare includes everything from handcrafted sushi and sashimi, to thick-cut steaks and chops, all prepared with a vibrant blend of East meets West ingredients and cooking techniques. For more information, please visit ZenCulinary.com.

Wild Mare Designs Gives Scottsdale Community a Makeover

The Scottsdale community of Desert Village received a much-needed facelift. Wild Mare Designs developed a branding plan with DV’s Board of Directors that set out to re-design their neighborhood in a way that would capitalize on its great location, update its look, and ultimately improve their property values. The neighborhood was built in the late 90’s and is located in a very popular location at Pinnacle Peak and Pima Road—yet largely remained a secret. For more information, please contact Terrina Rishel at 480.823.5023.

DC Ranch Village Health Club & 
Spa Welcomes New Tennis and 
Spa Directors

Dave Critchley, founder and developer of the premier Junior Tennis Academy in greater Phoenix, is the new tennis director at the DC Ranch Tennis Center. As a former West Virginia University and ASU tennis player, ATP tour singles and doubles participant, and a USPTA and USA Tennis High Performance certified professional, Critchley is excited to start a new “set” with The Village members. Plus, welcome Tracey McGilvray, a ten-year veteran in the spa and med-spa industry, as the new spa director at The Village Health Club & Spa at DC Ranch. McGilvray has worn many hats in the spa world, including management, marketing, practice development, and directing. For more information, please visit VillageClubs.com.

Bodify Redefines CoolSculpting

Bodify, Arizona’s premier CoolSculpting boutique, was launched in January 2015 by two sisters determined to improve people’s confidence through body transformation. In less than two years, Bodify has become the number one CoolSculpting provider in Arizona and a top CoolSculpting provider in the nation. Sister-duo, Melissa Mickelson and Jessica Johnson have successfully completed over 9,000 CoolSculpting treatments to date and commonly treat the stomach area, love handles, under the chin and inner thighs for both men and women. For more information, please visit TheBodify.com.