We can all remember our gruesome teenage years. I for one was awkwardly skinny with braces and my head hadn’t grown into my ears quite yet. Middle school and most of high school were all about popularity and if you didn’t have it, life was pretty rough. We had yet to “live and learn” and everything was pretty much a first. Our mistakes were made publicly clear by our parents who would sentence us to bedroom exile. Difficult or not, it’s in these years that we start to shape who we are and who we are to become as women. That is why Wings to Fly organization and camp works to promote self esteem in young women ages 12 to 17, and on March 13, is hosting an exciting benefit, Beautifully Paired, at The Phoenician Resort & Spa in Scottsdale.
This fabulous event will feature superior food and beverage pairings with an auction benefiting Wings to Fly. Ladies, come prepared to bid because the auction items consist of stylish shoes and purses, ski trips, a two-night stay at Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, a two-night getaway to Hotel Santa Fe including spa or dining, home improvement and interior design, sports memorabilia for your man and more.
Come ready for a quality meal because the Phoenician’s Executive Chef Paul Carter and Master Sommelier Gregory Tresner will be matching culinary favorites with boutique wines, Champagnes, beers and tequilas!
Beautifully Paired runs from 5:30 to 8 p.m. and will be held in the Estrella Theatre at The Phoenician. The cost to attend the event is $75 per person or $100 for two in advance, and $85 per person or $120 for two at the door. All proceeds will benefit Wings to Fly, a national non-profit organization. To purchase tickets please call 602.286.0313.
Wings to Fly promotes life-long self esteem in young women ages 12 to 17 by putting on one-week educational camps. The camps focus on the emotional, physical, spiritual and financial lives of young women integrating inspiration and guidance for becoming the leaders of tomorrow. For more information on Wings to Fly please visit www.wingstofly.info.
The Phoenician Resort & Spa is nestled at the base of Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale and is owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide as part of The Luxury Collection. It has won numerous awards including the AAA Travel Guide Five Diamond Award for culinary excellence and was voted among the top 10 U.S. Mainland Resorts by Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Survey.
The Phoenician Resort & Spa
6000 E. Camelback Road
You know what would have given me better self esteem in high school? CONTACTS! That’s right, Mom. If daughter already has to wear braces, don’t make her wear glasses too. And PS all moms should teach their daughters how to blow their hair out straight. Self esteem starts at home, moms!
AGREED. i wish someone would have taught me how to blow dry my hair out properly – ugh. this looks like a fun event!
This sounds like a really great cause and organization-young girls deserve some self-esteem help! Luckily I did have contacts in high school, but through middle school I had braces, glasses, long/stringy hair and a lisp. I deserved a break after that!
My nickname was pizza face. I had pimples all over and greasy hair. Still do, actually.
Wow, i a impressed! This is such a great self esteem builder and booster for these young ladies. This is exactly what they need someone to show them the way! I agree Sierra, but dont be so harsh, what if they don’t have moms??? uhhh hello!
I wish they had something like this when I was a youngster!
This is such a nice cause – thanks for posting about it.
This is a great concept! Now, of course, this wouldn’t have benefitted me as a teen because I’m a dude. But I recall moving to Phoenix right before my junior year of high school. And I was super short (like 5’2), super skinny (like 85 pounds) and hadn’t grown into my ears yet either. And needless to say, the new dork at school had no friends and was made fun of every day. It was sad. I joined a bowling league and thought that most of the people in my league were rather boring. Fortunately, I grew a lot the next summer (and also grew into my ears) so my confidence shot up and problem solved. But for that one miserable, go-to-bed at 6:00 year, I could have used some sort of group like this. Also, I could have used a fashion-advice conference because dockers and polo-golf shirts are not hip lol. But it’s good to know that this exists for my younger sisters should they need it as they begin to enter the high school years…
High school was rough- what a nice program to have!!