Ladies of Las Sendas

Ladies of Las Sendas President Patricia Phillips promises a plenty of interesting women-owned businesses at the group’s Holiday Vendor Event.

The Ladies of Las Sendas is working to promote female business owners through its Holiday Vendor Event 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Trailhead Members Club. 

The vendors include:

• Incite Design, handmade jewelry, accessories and special occasion handbags by Patty Jedike Hopkins.

• Gold Canyon Candles by Christine Davison.

• Ruby Ribbon, which offers styling shapewear and gym clothing, by Jennifer Harman.

• Linda Palm’s pillows and fabrics

• Artist Cathy Demko, a 40-year artist who creates vibrant paintings that have adorned homes and museums worldwide.

• ReCollect by Lisa Griffith. She uses vintage pieces for contemporary décor items. 

• Sylvia Lou Designs. Sylvia Arguella is a native of Ecuador who creates pieces using natural and semi-natural stones. 

• Pawsh Pup Stuff, which sells puppy items by Carrie Griffith. 

• Las Sendas Spa offering gift certificates.

• Stella and Dot, hosted by Jessica Stevenson. Stella and Dot is a fashion and lifestyle brand to support independent women in business. 

• Stephanie Schull, Ph.D., will have kegelbells. 

• Tanya Howell has doTerra gift sets.

“We have a lot going on with this event,” said the Ladies of Las Sendas President Patricia Phillips. 

“We have jewelry, local artists and crafts—all from women-owned businesses.”

With 300 members, the Ladies of Las Sendas hosts monthly events for themselves and, sometimes, the public. In February, they’ll work with the Make A Wish Foundation to host a toy drive. 

“We try to keep it with the community,” Phillips said. “We have a questionnaire asking what community they live in. We ask if they live in Las Sendas, Mountain Bridge or Red Mountain.”

Some of the club events have a charge, but they’re usually kept at about $35 for events like wine tastings or paint parties. About 35 to 50 women show up for the events. The regular meetings at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. the third Thursday of the month, typically. 

Phillips took over the club in May and turned it in a different direction, so it’s structured more toward the community. 

“I live here in the community and I’m a business owner as well,” said Phillips, an aesthetician at Las Sendas Spa. “Most of my clients are retired or stay-at-home moms. I thought it would be nice to have a community organization that caters to all types of women. 

“I still encourage business owners to come in and network with other women who aren’t businesswomen. But the events are fun, and it’s been a nice thing to be a part of.”

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