Welcome to White Horse
Guests drove into Scottsdale’s premiere luxury home community through automatic gates, passing a backlit sign that read ‘White Horse.’ Ready to celebrate the season, they parked along the street, some in front of completed homes, others in front of lots where semi-custom dream homes will soon be built.
The Camelot Homes holiday party was hosted in the Cheval model, which was decorated tastefully with white Christmas lights and luminaries that guided guests into the expansive interior courtyard. The sliding glass walls of the house had been opened to the crisp December air, creating an unobstructed flow between the courtyard, great room, kitchen and backyard. Camelot homeowners came from across the Valley, mingling with fellow community members, greeting the Hancock family, shaking hands with neighbors, introducing new friends to family.
Keep them coming back for more
Celebrated Chef Gabriele Bertaccini, owner of Il Tocco Food, kept everyone gushing about the fare as they filled their plates with extraordinary cuisine crafted by his crew of assistants who prepared the food in the kitchen in front of them. Groups of people stood at hightop tables in the backyard, chatting and laughing under heaters as the pool’s fountains provided soothing white noise to accompany the sounds of a lively party.
A musical interlude
The evening soon evolved into a venue for live music, as Trent Hancock performed alongside his former touring companions, Ernie Halter and Tony Lucca. Ernie has shared studio and stage with music industry heavy hitters like Jason Mraz, Lady Antebellum, Colbie Caillat and Justin Bieber, who even covered one of his songs on tour. Tony Lucca was a finalist on the 2012 season of The Voice (the series’ most-watched season to date) and now tours the country with Nashville as his home base. From a sing-along acoustic rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody to deeply moving originals, everyone enjoyed the performance that brought the Camelot community closer together, and made this holiday party one to remember.
Why community engagement matters to us
At Camelot Homes, we pride ourselves on walking the walk. When we say “We create communities,” it’s not just a glib tagline; it’s a guiding philosophy that inspires the homes we build and appeals to the people who fill them.
Our Managing Director, Julie Hancock spoke about the value of connection, especially in a day and age where it’s easier than ever to become isolated. We don’t want our community members to lose the benefit of having people nearby they can count on for a helping hand and a good time. Camelot events like this encourage our homeowners across the Valley to see the network of support they’ve entered into, not only within their neighborhoods, but around Phoenix as a whole.
We want them to get to know the group of likeminded individuals who share stories similar to theirs. Chicagoan transplants, couples enjoying their golden years by the golf course, young families living the American dream, they all find a home—literally—in Camelot. Our homeowners share commonalities that inspire empathy and strengthen the bonds of this pre-existing support system.
That’s the purpose these holiday parties serve, beyond introducing our guests to the best musical and culinary talent around, of course. At the core of what we do is a deep desire to connect people, and use our skills as homebuilders to make that happen. We’d like to thank all the guests who attended our holiday party, the ones who truly made it special. We look forward to many more years of bringing our communities together for good food, good music and good company.