Christine Ray Norris is a stylist, model and singer — in fact, you’ve probably seen this pint-sized powerhouse bringing down the rafters at various crowded venues and major events throughout the Valley; her band, called The Instant Classics, is a staple of such high-profile fetes as the Scottsdale Culinary festival, as well as the house band at Blue Martini lounge, located in CityNorth. Known around town for her fun and eclectic sense of style — which covers everything from glam-rock to urban chic, Christine began her styling biz in response to the countless women who approach her at shows, wanting to know where she shops or where they can find a certain item she’s rocking that night. Now she helps these ladies (and men, too) with personal shopping, planning the perfect ensembles for upcoming big events, and creating everyday looks that are effortlessly fun and cool for a night on the town. Christine can be reached at 480.229.1641 or [email protected] www.theinstantclassics.com
Where were you born ?
How long in Phoenix:
Old Town Scottsdale
Stylist, Singer (The Instant Classics), Model
Best Ethnic Food:
Padre’s Modern Mexican Cuisine
Buca Di Beppo
Best place for late night dining:
Sens Asian Tapas & Sake Bar
Best place for a romantic date:
Kazimierz Wine Bar
Best Sunday brunch:
Best place for a power business meeting:
Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf
All-around favorite spot in Phoenix:
Old Town Scottsdale
If you have out of town guests, which hotel would you recommend?
Favorite shopping venue/boutique:
Best place to buy Jewelry/Watches:
I love vintage and antique, so I buy a lot of refurbished pieces. But for new, I will shop anywhere that I can find beautiful jewelry.
Favorite Charity Event:
Favorite Cultural Event:
The Mariachi Festival
Favorite Cultural Institution:
Best Aspect of Phoenix:
The weather is beautiful, we have great culture and entertainment. And if you want to take it a step further and really party it up or go relax by the ocean, we are a quick drive away from Las Vegas or California!
Best Gym/Athletic Facility:
Dolce Salon & Spa at the Borgata
Phoenix Art Museum
Favorite historic/legendary place to see or explore:
I love the Orpheum Theatre because it’s old, ornate and beautiful.