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Phoenix Home & Garden Grand Tour of Homes
Phoenix Home & Garden presents it's Grand Tour of Homes, the Valley's premier luxury home tour, benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Limited ticket availability and extraordinary homes ensure that each guest enjoys access to some of the most talented architects, builders and interior designers in town.
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Gay Wedding Giveaway
80-200 same-sex couples line up for an open-audition to win a $60,000 wedding at Wrigley Mansion. Couples will tell a panel of judges their 2 minute story as to why they deserve to win. Judges include The Gay Chamber of Commerce, A Rep from the Wrigley, and perhaps a Rep from the AZ Republic. Judges will announce the 5 top finalists on Wednesday 29th when the public is asked to vote on Facebook for the winning couple. The winner is announced November 5th, and they've got 8 days (Nov. 13th) to put the wedding on, for about 100 guests. A local Florist, Cake shop, Dress and Tuxedo shop have already come forward to donate their goods/services. the Royal Palms Resort is also making a donation, and is giving the happy couple a staycation-honeymoon vacation.  

 
Auditions take place 8am-11am---but they will not leave until every last couple has been heard! Many couples have already submitted heart-felt applications, those who have not, are still invited to come on down for the open-call
 
Wrigley Mansion
2501 East Telawa Trail
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 955-4079
 
 
Flight of the Phoenician
The Phoenician has unveiled a new resort ritual, called the Flight of the Phoenix.  The show is complimentary for guests and local residents/visitors. Takes place every Friday and Saturday at sunset (approx. 5:30 p.m.) on the Thirsty Camel patio. Tells the story of the mythological Mayan Fire Spirit, which ancients believed could rise from the ashes to be reborn. Features South American Vulture Zopilote Rey, who soars from above, swooping down on the audience to once again regain his regal position amidst a flaming replica of his likeness.  As prophesized in the story, he brings good fortune and well-being to all who witness him. After each show, guests are encouraged to get close for photos of Zopilote Rey and some of his wild counterparts that reside here at The Phoenician.  Master Falconer Robby Sinkler is also available for questions.
 
The Phoenician
6000 E. Camelback Road
Phoenix, AZ 85251
 
 
Lisa's Rum Cake
Turning 40 isn't that big of a deal. In fact, it is a reason to celebrate for one Valley company.Lisa's Rum Cake in Gilbert is throwing a party for their anniversary. It marks the 40th year of the Power family making those delicious Rum Cakes.It's started with Lisa's mom Cathy and has become a Valley institution where you can often find the Gilbert Mayor John Lewis stopping by to purchase a number of cake cuts for his family. The Cake Cuts have become a huge hit and Lisa's Rum Cake now ships the cuts all over the country. Lisa, her husband Kelly and their 3 daughters - Lauren, Megan and Madison - have kept this a family operation.
They have a  state-of-the-art factory/store in Gilbert and the Power family incorporated advanced techniques and modern technology into the process of producing the "New Generation" of the original Italian rum cake. Using such technologies as shock-freezing and on-line ordering, they've mastered a process to craft customized cakes upon demand that can be picked-up locally or shipped to U.S. destinations. The 40th anniversary party will be held Wednesday November 5th at their store/facotry. Shoppers can sample some of their amazing creations. They can also get a great discount on Lisa's cakes and cake cuts just by supporting a local food bank. Shoppers can bring in non-perishable food items to receive get the savings.
 
Lisa's Rum Cake 
219 S William Dillard Dr
Ste 135
Gilbert, AZ 85233