Monday, Oct. 5

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GMAZ Links Oct 5th

Take a Seat Charity

Designers are creating funky chairs to auction off for charity. There are about 30 chairs that will be available for viewing at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall

-    All chairs on display will be location through Oct 13, 2015
-    Location: Scottsdale Fashion Square, between Nieman Marcus and Dillards  7014 E Camelback, Scottsdale AZ 85251
-    Time:  Chairs may be viewed during regular mall hours
-    Monday  Saturday 10a-9p
-    Sunday 11a -6p
-    Cost: Free admission

-    Dates: Wednesday, October 14, 2015
-    Location: J.Levine's Auction & Appraisal  10345 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale AZ 85253
-    Time: 5:30pm  9:00pm (program & auction starts promptly at 6p)
-    Cost:  $50 preregistered ($65 at the door)

"Take a Seat" charity event benefits the Military Assistance Mission and you can preview the chairs that will be auctioned off on Oct. 14th in-person at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

For more information: to purchase tickets for the event.

Scottsdale Fashion Square
7014 E. Camelback Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Pink Tea at the Phoenician

For the month of October, The Phoenician's Lobby Tea Court has been transformed into a picture of pink in
support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Guests are invited to enjoy a colorful culinary 
experience as part of the resort's signature Afternoon Tea, which includes pink linens and décor, a pink menu,
dessert offerings that feature additional, specifically paired items to commemorate the occasion, as well as a 
special J Vineyards Brut Rosé sparkling wine selection.  A portion of the proceeds for the month will be 
donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Central and Northern Arizona.  Full Tea is $42 per person.  The 
Grand Royale Tea (including unlimited J Vineyards Brut Rosé) is $60 per person.  Seatings are between 
2 p.m. and 3 p.m. daily.  For reservations, please call (480) 423-2530.

The Phoenician
6000 E. Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
(480) 423-2530

Queen of Clean

Linda Cobb the Queen of clean teaches us leather cleaning Clothes, shoes, purses, briefcases, furniture

Reese Cates, Professiona Bull Rider

This fall, the world's toughest athletes will converge in Las Vegas to compete in the most dangerous sport on the planet.  The PBR's (Professional Bull Riders) 2015 Built Ford Tough World Finals will make its 22nd stop in Sin City at the Thomas & Mack Center for one weekend only, Oct. 21-25, to showcase not only the best bull riders in the sport, but also the best bulls. With a $1 million bonus on the line for the season's prevailing bull rider and a $50,000 check for the season's best bovine athlete, the competition will be tight, the battles fierce and the non-stop action unprecedented for the Thomas & Mack Center.

All of the bucking action will start at 6 p.m. PT Wednesday  Saturday, Oct. 21-24, and at 
1 p.m. PT on Sunday, Oct. 25. Tickets are on sale now at Prices begin at $26 for individual daily seats and $170 for a five-night package. For more information, visit

Thomas & Mack Center to host $2.3 million 
2015 PBR Built Ford Tough World Finals Oct. 21-25
World's best bull rider and bull will be crowned 
PBR World Champions

Sophia Amoruso

Sophia Amoruso, Founder of Nasty Gal and author of the bestseller #GIRLBOSS, will be in Phoenix on October 5th ,with a talk, Q&A and signing at Changing Hands bookstore.
The paperback edition of #GIRLBOSS goes on sale next week.

Sophia Amoruso, author of #GIRLBOSS
Talk, Q&A and signing 
Date: Monday, October 5
Time: 11:30am
Changing Hands, 300 W Camelback Road, Phoenix AZ 85013 

Tiger Popcorn

Chef Meolody Larsen from Sassy's Bakery & Cafe. talks about their location in Mesa plus Meolody will be featured on the Food Network's upcoming series premiere, a Holiday Baking Championships with the top bakers in the country,coming up in November.   


Series Premiere Sunday, November 1st at 9:00pm ET/PT on Food Network
New York  September 16, 2015  Dessert is a favorite part of every traditional holiday meal and is looked forward to with great anticipation all year long. On Sunday, November 1st at 9:00pm ET/PT Holiday Baking Championship returns, delivering decadent baked goods galore as ten talented bakers compete to create the most irresistibly delicious holiday treats. Bobby Deen presides as host as the contestants strive to prove their baking skills in difficult challenges that celebrate the most wonderful time of year. Based on taste, technique, presentation, and creativity judges Duff Goldman (Kids Baking Championship), Nancy Fuller (Farmhouse Rules), and Lorraine Pascale (Lorraine's Fast, Fresh and Easy Food) determine who will be crowned the winner and take home the grand prize of $50,000 and the title of Holiday Baking Champion!      

"The return of Holiday Baking Championship is sweeter than ever with new challenges and irresistible classic holiday treats that are sure to inspire viewers in their own kitchens," said Bob Tuschman, General Manager and Senior Vice President Programming, Food Network. 

It is not just sugar and spice, and everything nice in each of the eight hour-long episodes of this exhilarating competition. On the first episode, the bakers' must go nuts for the holidays. In the pre-heat round, the competitors must select a nutcracker to reveal their assigned classic holiday nut with possibilities ranging from chestnuts, walnuts, pecans, to almonds that must be incorporated into their chocolate-nutty confection. The contestant with the best treat will win a special advantage in the main heat challenge, where they must highlight their favorite holiday memory in the form of a decorated pie. Who will hit the sweet spot, and who will get eliminated from the competition? 

Fans can meet the competitors, relive highlights from the show, catch behind-the-scenes moments with the host and judges, and discover complementary baking tips and recipes on  Plus, they can get in the holiday spirit with Duff's Sweet Spot, an exclusive web series where Duff Goldman whips up outrageously festive creations based on the challenges in each episode. To join the baking banter on Twitter use #HolidayBakingChamionship. 

Holiday Baking Championship is produced by Triage Entertainment.

Come try their tiger popcorn at Sassy's Cafe and Bakery.

Sassy's Café and Bakery
4210 E. Main St.
Mesa AZ 85213

7 AM - 5 PM
Monday through Saturday
Closed Sundays
Breakfast served until 10:30 a.m., Lunch served until 3 p.m.
(480) 649-3067

Grape  Stomp

Harvest Festival 2015
Saturday, October 10, 2015
1:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Cost: $25 per person in advance (before 10/8/15)
$20 per person for LDV Wine Club Members
$30 per person at the door
Online at:

Tickets price includes:
Six wine tasting tickets
Barrel samples of future wine releases
Live music
LDV Winery logo wine glass
Surprises and fin!

LDV Winery
6951 E. 1st Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251