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Sugar & Champagne: SAVORlife's Soiree is All Sweetness and Light

Mayor Phil Gordon, Congressman Tom Simplot and a couple hundred other supporters of Aunt Rita's Foundation (the folks behind AIDS Walk Phoenix) turned out for Sugar & Champagne: The SAVORlife Soiree at the Phoenix Art Museum this past Friday. The event capped off a round of benefit dinners for the foundation and kicked off Phoenix's 10 Days of Pride.

For once, people weren't at an event just for the unlimited food and booze that comes with admission.

These sugary parfaits kept guests dancing all night (or, in some cases, kept us from sleeping all night).
These sugary parfaits kept guests dancing all night (or, in some cases, kept us from sleeping all night).
These naughty nuns came dressed up just for the Hell of it.
These naughty nuns came dressed up just for the Hell of it.

Food was limited to a table of mini parfaits, brownies, cookies and fruit skewers from Arcadia Farms and one booth of rich, creamy gelato from Monster's Gelato at 7th St. and Glendale Ave. With fro-yo eclipsing gelato in popularity these days, I was happy to see Monster's there pimping their dark chocolate, New York cheesecake and bourbon-vanilla varieties. All were delicious, according to guests leaving the sample table. (I could only finish one of these full-size desserts. Bummer!) 

Monster's New York Strawberry Cheesecake flavor impressed this former New Yorker.
Monster's New York Strawberry Cheesecake flavor impressed this former New Yorker.
Sugar & Champagne: SAVORlife's Soiree is All Sweetness and Light
Candidates for Emperor and Empress of the Phoenix Pride Parade. 
Candidates for Emperor and Empress of the Phoenix Pride Parade. 

 

 


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