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community events | born to be wild More than 400 people attended the 7th annual Born to be Wild dinner and auction at the Great Wolf Lodge in Grand Mound. Highlighting the evening was a performance from Goldy McJohn and the Steppenwolf experience. Goldy was the original keyboard player with the 70’s hit band Steppenwolf. The band was on hand to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the song Born to be Wild. Forty-five live items were auctioned including an all inclusive VIP NASCAR trip to the 2010 US Open at Pebble Beach. The Harley motorcycle themed event raised $315,000 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Thurston County.

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community events | tacoma art museum’s bollywood gala The Tacoma Art Museum Bollywood Gala 2009 was held on October 17 at Hotel Murano. More than 300 guests attended. Guests were treated to a fun and vibrant evening celebrating the magic and romance of Indian cinema, with a variety of Bollywood videos and music playing throughout the event. Over 30 artists displayed items at an art sale for guests to purchase, with 50% of the proceeds benefiting Tacoma Art Museum. MLK ballet performed visually stunning Indian dances. At the close of the program and live auction, the awardwinning Kim Archer Band performed and guests danced until midnight. Net revenue from the event was $140,000. Proceeds support Tacoma Art Museum education programs.

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spotlight | susan russell hall What brings Susan Russell Hall’s work to life beyond it’s apparent beauty is the artist herself. She weaves stories of how nature reflects the patterns of our lives; time spent gazing at her work and hearing her stories inspires the viewer and moves the spirit. Susan Russell Hall comes from a long-line of artisans. When asked about her lineage she explains “Her mother was an artist, as well as her grandmother who studied sumi painting under Chiura Obata. My great grandfather studied at the Ashcan School in New York with American treasures like Robert Henri, William Glackens and John Sloan. They were capturing the real lives of immigrants and children.” Susan’s resume indicates that her first solo show was in 1977 at the University of Washington’s Women’s Cultural Center. However, her mom will attest that her first show was at age five when paintings hung along their fence in the front yard. Pieces sold for five cents to a quarter, and she will tell you it sold out. Her work can now be found at the Gordon Woodside/Brash Gallery in Seattle. To view this artist’s work, visit www.susanrussellhall.com Leah Grout

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What makes your art process unique? The encaustic process is an ancient technique devised by Greek artists in the 5th century B.C. It is accomplished by laboriously applying multiple layers of wax, pigment, and heat. Numerous hours are spent in the preparations of the panel prior to any painting of an image. What has been your biggest accomplishment? I have basically had two separate careers: one as an encaustic artist and one as a medical illustrator. It was a great honor this year to be selected as one of 40 artists to have work included in Encaustic Works 2009, the seventh International Encaustics Biennial in New York. After working as a medical illustrator for 18 years, my husband, Dale, and I moved to Tacoma to help start the Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Program in 1998 at Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital. Since then, I have documented over 6500 different surgeries on individual patients.

What is your favorite thing to do beyond your art? My number one thing to do is be with my friends and family. Beyond that, I love running and working out daily, as well as going for hikes and exploring. I also love traveling and good food. What inspires your sense of style? Nature has always been an integral part of my painting, but instead of painting “from” nature I try to paint through nature. My goal is to capture the delicate balance and connections of all things. Why is creativity important in your process? Isn’t the process all about creativity? Just problem solving through the process creativity becomes a natural part of it. I don’t know how you’d move ahead if you didn’t have that creative process.

What do you hope the viewer gains from the experience of your work? A place of reflection. If quiet contemplation can take place then usually the answers will come to our questions. Often we just need to be allowed the time. To slow down is a human need we need to honor. What is the biggest challenge you have overcome? I try to approach challenges with determination, hard work and a sense of humor. I approach each day with a decision to make it a good one to keep on moving forward and progressing in my work. Intense times of loss and grief are part of life. However my artwork has always been a way of processing and working through difficult times. It is amazing to look back and see what has played out in my paintings. What is the most memorable compliment you have ever received? After seeing one of our patients long after his surgery, he showed me a tattoo of a heart on his leg. This heart was not of the Valentine sort, but the picture of his actual heart I had drawn during his surgery when he was a young boy. As an adult he now has a young son of his own.

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arts & events calendar MARCH Beth Levine: First Lady of Shoes March 18-June 6 Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue | 425.519.0770 www.bellevuearts.org

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A Concise History of Northwest Art April-May 23 Tacoma Art Museum 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma | 253.272.4258 www.tacomaartmuseum.org Olympia Farmers’ Market April-October, Thurs-Sun; 10am-3pm 700 Capitol Way N, Olympia www.olympiafarmersmarket.com First Friday in Downtown Olympia April 3 (times vary by location) www.everydayolympia.com Gig Harbor Farmers’ Market April 4-September 26, Sat 8:30am-2pm Gig Harbor Park and Ride Kimball Drive, Gig Harbor www.gigharborfarmersmarket.com

Capital Food and Wine Festival March 27, noon-9pm St. Martin’s University Pavillion 360.438.4366 www.capitalfoodandwinefestival.com The Celtic Tenor March 19, 7:30 Washington Center for the Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586 www.washingtoncenter.org Lakewood Playhouse: HMS Pinafore March 26-April 25; Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm Lakewood Playhouse Theater 5729 Lakewood Towne Cnt Blvd | 253. 588.0042 www.lakewoodplayhouse.org 3 By Dove March 18-28 McCaw Hall 321 Mercer St, Seattle | 206.441.2424 www.pnb.org

Circle Song: Tracing the Cycle of Life April 17, 7:30pm Washington Center for the Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586 www.mce.org Carpathian Dawn April 24, 7:30 pm Auburn Ave Theater 253. 931.0343 | www.auburnwa.gov National Tour of CATS April 30, 3pm Washington Center for the Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586 www.washingtoncenter.org Puyallup Spring Fair April 15-18 110 9th Ave SW, Puyallup www.thespringfair.com

Proctor Farmers’ Market April 4-November 21, Sat 9am-2pm N 27th & Proctor, Tacoma www.proctorfarmersmarket.com Federal Way SymphoniesPiano Is His Forte April 11, 2 pm St. Lukes Church 515 S 312th St, Federal Way | 253.529.9857 www.federalwaysymphony.org Cirque D’Or April 11, 3pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5890 www.broadwaycenter.org Tacoma Art Walk April 15, 5-8pm www.artwalktacoma.com Green Living Day April 17, 11-4pm Macy’s Court, Tacoma Mall 4502 S Steele St, Tacoma www.showcasemedialive.com

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Tacoma Concert Band A Russian American Potpourri May 1, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5890 www.broadwaycenter.org


arts & events calendar Flower Drum Song May 9, 8pm Tacoma Musical Playhouse 7116 Sixth Ave, Tacoma | 253.565.6867 www.tmp.org It’s Your Day; Beauty & Wellness Event May 15, 11-4pm Macy’s Court, Tacoma Mall 4502 S Steele St, Tacoma www.showcasemedialive.com Northwest Repertory Singers Choral Gems from France May 22, 7:30pm Mason United Methodist Church 2710 N Madison, Tacoma | 253.572.4831 www.nwrs.org Candide May 25-June 13 5th Avenue Theatre 1308 5th Ave, Seattle | 206.625.1900 www.5thavenue.org

Northwest Corks & Crush Wine Tasting and Gala May 22 Puyallup Fair, American Showplex 253. 697. 2832 www.nwcorksandcrush.com 14th Annual Olympic Club BrewFest May 22, 2-10pm McMenamins Olympic Club 112 N Tower Ave, Centralia | 866.736.5164 www.mcmenamins.com

JUNE ABBA the Music June 25, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894 www.broadwaycenter.org

Tacoma Farmers’ Market May 21-October 15, Thurs, 9am–2pm Broadway, between 9th and 11th, Tacoma www.tacomafarmersmarket.com Lakewood Playhouse: Grapes of Wrath March 21-June 13; Fri & Sat 8pm; Sun 2pm Lakewood Playhouse Theater 5729 Lakewood Towne Cnt Blvd | 253. 588.0042 www.lakewoodplayhouse.org

Mom and Son Outdoor Adventure June 12, 7:30pm 6729 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey | 360.491.0857 www.ci.lacey.wa.us Shake it Up Shakespeare June 25-26, 8pm; Sun 2pm Renton Civic Theater 507 South Third St, Renton | 425.226.5529 www.rentoncivictheater.org Sixties Chicks June 17-July 17 Harlequin Productions 202 4th Ave E, Olympia | 360.786.0151 www.harlequinproductions.org Tacoma Art Walk June 17, 5-8pm www.artwalktacoma.com

A Little Night Music May 7-30 Capital Playhouse 615 East 4th Ave, Olympia | 360.943.2744 www.capitalplayhouse.com Ain’t Misbehavin:Centerstage May 21-June 6 Knutzen Family Theatre 3200 SW Dash Point Rd, Federal Way 253.661.1444 www.centerstagetheatre.com

Menopause the Musical June 12, 4pm & 7:30pm, June 13, 2pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894 www.broadwaycenter.org

Captain Fantastic The Music of Elton John June 19, 7:30pm Washington Center for the Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586 www.mce.org Plaza Suite June 3-19 Olympia Little Theatre 1925 Miller Ave NE, Olympia | 360.786.9484 www.olympialittletheater.org Gig Harbor Artwalk June 5, 1-5pm www.gigharborguide.com Seattle Symphony June 11, 8pm Washington Center for the Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586 www.washingtoncenter.org

Green Living Day June 21, 11-4pm SuperMall 1101 SuperMall Way, Auburn www.showcasemedialive.com Taste of Tacoma June 25-27 Pt. Defiance Park 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma | 425.283.5050 www.tasteoftacoma.com

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dining guide | showcase picks Indochine

1924 Pacific Ave, Tacoma

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Nothing takes the chill out of the evening air quite like the smell of ginger, garlic, basil and curry. I walked into Indochine with my dinner companion and we were greeted by a friendly gentleman. The aroma of decidedly exotic spices tempted our taste buds and teased our empty bellies. We were led to our table, passing a scrumptious case of house-made gelato, which I vowed to keep in mind for later. With menus seamlessly placed in our hands, we began to peruse the vast offerings underneath the warm amber light. The beverage menu presented an array of wine, signature cocktails, martinis and non-alcoholic beverages. We settled on a Lychee Martini and a Thai Kiss. The Lychee Martini was expectedly sweet and tropical infused with a slightly floral note from the whole lychee fruit resting at the bottom of the glass. The Thai Kiss, by contrast, was the creamy, grown-up version of a traditional Thai coffee. Both drinks were beautifully presented with a single orchid balanced on the rim of each glass. They were perfect accompaniments as we gazed at the peaceful fountain and pool at the center of the main dining room. The effect was lovely, offering a sense of privacy in a dining room nearly full of dining couples, friends and families. Before we finished our cocktails, our appetizers arrived: Firecracker Fried Spring Rolls and Curry Vegetable Empanada Puffs. The spring rolls arrived hot and were delightfully spicy, crisp and incredibly meaty. Chili aioli and a sweet chili sauce

were offered on the side for dipping, but the spiciness of the rolls stood alone, and the sauce is only necessary if you prefer a more supple bite. The empanadas were heavenly clouds of aromatic vegetables wrapped in puff pastry. A true delight! We could have stopped there, satiated by our cocktails and the generously portioned appetizers; however, the extensive menu piqued our curiosities. The menu categories included soups, noodles, salad, curries and more, so we turned to our knowledgeable waitress for recommendations, deciding on Three Flavor Wild Salmon Steak and Gang Curry. The salmon, atop a bed of stir-fried vegetables, was colorfully adorned with a slightly sweet and spicy sauce, basil, toasted almonds and black and white sesame seeds. The plate could easily be shared between two people, as was the case with the classic red coconut curry, which I paired with tofu. Dessert was not to be missed. We tried the Mango Sticky Rice, which, coated in coconut milk and sprinkled with sesame seeds, was the perfect balance of savory and sweet. We then tasted the creamy, smooth-as-silk, pleasantly tart orangecranberry gelato. The dessert selection was a gentle end to our lavish meal. I say with confidence (and a satisfied belly) that diners can expect bold flavors and ambiance that is unmistakably rich and tantalizing at Indochine in downtown Tacoma. Libby Clow 19


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1502 Pacific Ave, Tacoma

When dining out, striking a balance between food, atmosphere, service and dining companions is of paramount importance. If fabulous service, well-crafted cuisine and an intimate atmosphere are what you seek, the staff at Pacific Grill will take care of you. Whet your appetite with a crisp and playful Prosecco along with the fresh and fanciful Pacifica Cocktail. This is a refreshing seafood cocktail where the traditional cocktail sauce is replaced with a citrusy gazpacho-like accompaniment. If red wine is more to your liking, try a succulent Oregon Pinot Noir paired with the Blue Cheese ‘Tater Tots’. These crisp, warm and cheesy ‘Oregonzola’ potato bites are proof that love can exist on a plate. You will find them listed on the menu as a side, but your server will happily bring them to you as an appetizer. Both dishes are satisfying enough to share among your friends, although, you may not want to do so! The dinner selection is divine. You will have no trouble finding entrees to satisfy your inner pescatarian, carnivore, vegetarian, or pastafarian. Classic salads and tempting sides await the opportunity to amplify the meal, but the entrees can easily stand on their own. Slip your knife into a buttery flat iron steak cooked to medium-rare perfection. Feeling saucy? How about the Northwest Cioppino? Dungeness &

Jonah crab mingle with a shellfish medley in a finger-licking, bread dipping broth of white wine and San Marzano tomato. A generous crostini topped with aioli soaks up the savory jus while you crack open crab legs. A dessert menu is often something I will pass up following a delightfully satisfying meal; however, Pacific Grill’s thoughtful menu includes a dazzling (yet not overwhelming) array of goodies such as port and whiskey which prove enough to lower any full belly’s defenses. A highlight is the Lagavulin Single Malt Scotch—incredibly peaty, with the smoky intensity of a campfire. Pastry Chef Erin Powell contributes a lovely variety of sweet treats to round out the meal such as a rich Sticky Toffee Bread Pudding that simply oozes with warmth and comfort. Her Rustic Apple Tart takes on a delightful twist with salted caramel ice cream, and she succeeds in elevating the ubiquitous crème brûlée with star anise, topped with the ideal proportion of spoon-tapping burnt sugar crust. I urge you not to skip dessert. In addition to its dinner menu, Pacific Grill offers substantial lunch, bar and happy hour menus. With all of the tantalizing menu items, I know I will be back. I will be bringing friends to share in what I trust will be many bountiful and memorable meals. Libby Clow 21

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Tacoma Cutter’s Point Coffee 1936 Pacific Ave | 253.272.7101 www.cutterspoint.com

Olympia Falls Terrace 106 Deschutes Way | 360.943.7830 www.fallsterrace.com

Harmon Brewing 1938 Pacific Ave | 253.383.2739 www.harmon.harmonbrewingco.com

Fujiyama 2930 Capital Mall Drive| 360.352.9888 www.fujiyamaolympia.com

The Hub 203 Tacoma Ave S | 253.683.4606 www.hub.harmonbrewingco.com

The Mark 407 Columbia St SW | 360.754.4414 www.themarkolympia.com

Indochine Asian Dining Lounge 1924 Pacific Ave | 253. 272.8200 www.indochinedowntown.com

Mercato Ristorante 111 Market St NE | 360.528.3663 www.mercatoristorante.com

Mandolin Café 3923 S 12th St | 253.761.3482 www.themandolincafe.com

Portofino Ristorante 101 Division St NW | 360.352.2803

Maxwell’s Speakeasy & Lounge 454 St Helens Ave | 253.683.4115 www.maxwells-tacoma.com The Melting Pot 2121 Pacific Ave | 253.535.3939 www.meltingpot.com SAX 2309 6th Ave | 253.572.0588 www.saxintacoma.com Stanley & Seafort’s 115 E 34th St | 253.473.7300 www.stanleyandseaforts.com TWOKOI Japanese Cuisine 1552 Commerce St | 253.274.8999 www.twokoi.com Varsity Grill 1114 Broadway | 253.627.1229 www.varsitygrill.com Woody’s on the Water 1715 Dock St E | 253.272.1433 www.woodystacoma.com

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Ramblin Jacks 520 4th Ave E | 360.754.8909 www.ramblinjacks.com Waterstreet Café and Bar 610 Water St SW | 360.709.9090 www.waterstreetcafeandbar.com Puyallup Chili Thai Restauant 3712 9th St SW | 253.864.7005 Mama Stortini’s 3207 E Main | 253.845.7569 www.mamastortinis.com Northwest Vintage Wine Bar 208 S Meridian | 253.864.WINE Toscanos 437 29th St NE | 253.864.8600 www.toscanospuyallup.com Bonney Lake Sushi Town 20649 Wa-410 E | 253.891.2046

Sumner Windmill Bistro 16009 60th St E | 253.826.7897 www.windmillbistro.com Gig Harbor Anthony’s at Gig Harbor 8827 Harborview Dr N | 253.853.6353 www.anthonys.com Brix25 7707 Pioneer Way | 253.858.6626 www.harborbrix.com Sip—Wine Bar & Restaurant 4793 Point Fosdick Dr NW | 253.853.3020 www.siprestaurant.com The Inn at Gig Harbor 3211 56th St NW | 253.858.1111 www.innatgigharbor.com Federal Way Indochine Seafood & Satay Bar 31406 Pacific Hwy S | 253.529.4214 www.indochinefederalway.com McGrath’s Fish House 1911 S. 320th St | 253. 839.5000 www.mcgrathsfishhouse.com Kent Mama Stortini’s 204 W Kent Station St | 253.854.5050 www.mamastortinis.com


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Suffice it to say, I have a thing for... things. If springtime is the season of love, then I guess I’m pretty sprung. And it’s not just a crush. I’m in love with fashion accessories. Once February flees the style scene, I want to cast off this wooly winter scarf and kick my beat-up rain boots to the curb. Give me sassy shawls and bright baubles. Sashay me down the streets in strappy sandals. Swing print-pretty purses from my shoulder. Jazz up my jewelry and dish up fresh décor details for my home.

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I’m in love with unique accessories that stand apart from the crowd but can still turn a roomful of heads when I wear them. I choose handmade over mass-produced. I buy local but act global. I prefer artisan to automatic. I crave quality over quantity. So I’ve got a list here of all my locally designed fashion favorites. You won’t want to miss a single dangle or bangle to fall in love with this spring! Tiffanie Peters Jewelry, Olympia 253.332.0191 New American Design, Tacoma www.greenbelts.etsy.com | 253.297.5560 Annette B. Boutique, Tacoma www.annetteb.com | 253.761.0984 Creative Forces by Carolyn, Fircrest www.creativeforcesbycarolyn.com | 253.566.0818 Linda Danforth Designs, Tacoma www.lindadanforthdesigns.com | 253.756.5544 Vintage Creations, Des Moines www.vintagecreation.com | 206.550.6664 Art Process Studio & Gallery, Tacoma www.artprocessstudio.com | 253.307.9680 Vinosus® Jewelry, Tacoma www.vinosus.com | 206.898.1542 Organik, retailed at Envy, Tacoma www.theorganik.com

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Annette B. Boutique Women’s Clothing Boutique 2711 6th Ave 253.761.0984 www.annetteb.com Art Process Studio & Gallery Hand Crafted Jewlery 253.307.9680 www.artprocessstudio.com

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Calla Lily Home Decor 7 Tacoma Ave N 253.627.5520 www.callalilydesigners.com Envy Women’s Clothing Boutique 2614 North Proctor 253.761.5531 Julia Ellen Clothiers Women’s Clothing Boutique 2602 North Proctor 253.761.1144 Linda Danforth Designs Unique Jewelry Designs 253.765.5544 www.lindadanforthdesigns.com Greenbelts by New American Design Leather Belts Refashioned 253.297.5560 www.greenbelts.etsy.com Tacoma Mall Clothing, Jewelry, Dining 4502 South Steel St 253.475.4565 www.simon.com

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Urban Exchange Vintage Clothing 1934 Pacific Ave. 253.572.2280 www.hipsterswanted.com

The Archibald Sisters Fragrance & Personal Care Essentials 406 Capitol Way S 800.943.2707 www.archibaldsisters.com

Puyallup

Westfield Capital Shopping Center Over 100 Stores, Restaurants & Cinema 625 Black Lake Blvd 360.754.8017 www.westfield.com/capital

Chicks Golf, too! Ladies Golf Apparel 114 West Meeker 253.845.0554 www.chicksgolf2.com Johnson Jewelers Fine Jewelery 103 South Meridian 253.848.1332 www.johnson-jewelers.com

Auburn

Auburn Wine & Caviar Company Wines, Champange, Beer & Caviar 2402 A St SE 253.887.8530 www.auburnwineandcaviar.com

South Hill Mall 120 Stores, Restaurants & Cinema 3500 South Meridian 253.840.2828 www.southhillmall.com

Supermall Retail Stores & Restaurants 1101 Supermall Way 800.SAY.VALU www.supermall.com

Victoria Sells Antiques Well it’s all in the name! 125 South Meridian 253.445.8330 www.cochrans.com/victoriasells

Federal Way

Olympia

Bella Boutique Women’s Clothing 116 5th Ave SE 360.943.4335 Hot Toddy Women’s Vintage “Looking” Clothing 410 Capitol Way S 360.753.0868 www.hottoddyolympia.com

Federal Way Custom Jewelers Custom Jewelery 1810 South 320th St 253.839.7389 www.federalwaycustomjewelers.com

Sumner

A Picket Fence Home Decor, Gifts & Jewlery 1006 Main St 253.863.6048 www.apicketfence.com DeCaterina’s Fine Jewelry Fine & Hand Crafted Jewelry 1202 Main St 253.826.9211


Fircrest

Creative Forces by Carolyn Hand Crafted Jewelry, Gift Baskets & Art 417 Ramsay Way 253.566.0181 www.creativeforcesbycarolyn.com

Des Moines

Vintage Creations Vintage Modern Styled Clothing 206.550.6664 www.vintagecreation.com

Gig Harbor

Emilie Gallery & Boutique Art & Accessories 3133 Harborview Dr 253.858.7736 Hush Baby Gig Harbor Upscale Maternity & Children’s Boutique 4729 Point Fosdick Drive NW 253.858.4874 www.hushbaby.com/gigharbor Harbor Gallery Art & Gifts Items 3155 Harborview Dr 253.851.8626 www.harborviewsharborgallery.com

Kent

Kent Station Retail Stores, Restaurants & Cinemas 417 Ramsay Way 253.856.2301 www.kentstaion.com Earthworks Custom Designed Jewelry 235 First Ave S 253.859.4112 www.earthworksgem.com


showcase magazine | spring 10

olympia artisan chic

photo courtesy of fair portia, image by rachelle rodriguez

As warmer weather approaches, checking out local artisans takes center stage. We explore artisans from Olympia, their craftsmanship and how design has the power to lift an impoverished community via local trade. Our first spotlight belongs to Gina Vitale Syrja of Fair Portia. Her pieces are modern heirlooms meant to reveal individual expression through adornment. She uses fine materials such as sterling silver mesh, organza, fine wire and Swarovski crystals to create abstract forms inspired by nature. The pieces look delicate and supple but are designed to be sturdy and durable enough to be passed on to future generations. Next, we move the spotlight to shine on local artist Jenny Macc. Jenny has been knitting every day for over 20 years and specializes in knitted accessories and other items such as jersey skirts, shrugs and tops. She has also been creating and selling patterns for other artists who share her passion to knit. “I strive to make the pattern so people can really get a quality project, and the feedback on my patterns is that they’ve turned out really well.” Jenny’s design process involves constantly looking for new ideas in high fashion and then finding a way to bridge the gap from haute couture to ready to wear. “I want things to be really practical and easy to wear. I am careful that the materials I use are durable so that the individual can wear them every day. I use really high quality materials like alpaca, bamboo, cashmere, and wool. The fun comes in pulling out the fabrics

or the yarns, matching colors, each day is something new. And then it’s the finishing details that make the item stand out.” Last, but by no means least, we turn our sights to fairtrade advocate Beth Provo. Ms. Provo may call Olympia her home, but much of the impact of her work is a world away in Mumbai, India. Although Beth was a social justice activist focusing on Africa, the setting of the 2004 World Social Forum in Southeast Asia enveloped her in the exotic and ancient culture of India. After meeting representatives from the Mumbai Women’s Cooperative at the Forum, Beth formulated the goal of creating fair trade clothes that are well-crafted and beautiful, while also helping to improve the lives of poor women in Mumbai. “I wanted to wear fair trade clothing and I heard a lot of people complaining about not finding fair trade clothes that fit well and looked elegant.” So she partnered with the co-op and started the company Marigold Fair Trade. We are amazed by the abundance of talent in Olympia, and believe that the Olympia artisian community has much to be discovered. Local designers create fashions that are chic and make amazing gifts for others or yourself. Fair Portia - www.fairportiajewelry.com Jenny Mack - www.jmaccknit.etsy.com Marigold Fair Trading - www.marigoldfairtradeclothing.com

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design & style

cassie welliver


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showcase magazine | spring 10

magnetic appeal

tammy robacker

In fact, one of her middle-of-the-night jewelry creations began with fishing line, a metal washer, and a magnet. That rough inspiration for a necklace, cobbled together with abandoned stuff in a junk drawer and a little elbow grease, has evolved into her new business, Magnabilities.

photo courtesy of magnabilities

Identifying as an artist as early as she can remember, Fahsel grew up back East in Pennsylvania. There she finished high school, attended art school, and worked as a point of purchase designer in her early 20s. After a big move across the States to Portland, Oregon, Susan continued her arts career and in 1994, she started up Susan’s Signature—a graphic freelance business. By 1996, Susan moved to Seattle and used her entrepreneurial spirit and art skills to hand draw advertisement chalkboards for promoting beverage brands like Absolut and Bacardi.

creating just one necklace can become an easy and affordable way to own an entire fashionable jewelry collection. “By changing the designs in and out, and being the artist and creator of your very own necklace, people can create a different look or feel with their jewelry that is unique entirely to them. Like changing shoes to match an outfit, you can change your design insert throughout the day depending on the event, outfit, or mood,” said Fahsel. “Because of my team, this has been a new, fresh, and fun company that will continue to grow with more items in our line that will be released in the coming months. With this company, we will never get bored and neither will our customers.”

“Absolut Vodka hired me to do over 100 chalkboards by hand, and then the signs evolved into interchangeable graphics by the use of magnets. I thought, if I can do this with my graphics, what else can interchange? Quickly my graphics shrank to coin-sized magnetic designs and Magnabilities was born!” Now, running the business from her office in Lake Tapps, Magnabilities is a trademarked magnetic jewelry system. With a patent pending and an addictive online shopping presence at www.magnabilities.com, customers can create their own Magnabilities looks in three easy steps. After selecting a necklace length, shoppers can browse numerous magnetic design inserts then they choose their favorites to add to the pendant of their choice. The colors, styles and selections for 33

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Susan Fahsel calls herself an artist and a ‘creative queen.’ She claims her creativity even keeps her up at night. Because that’s when the ideas come.


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local spa guide

community

Tacoma

Club Biella Spa & Salon 1506 Pacific Ave 253.682.2005 www.clubbiella.com

cuisine

Jewell Day Spa 2501 6th Ave 253.572.5224 www.jewellspa.com

design & style

Savi Day Spa 1320 Broadway Plaza 253.627.2000 www.savidayspa.com Serenity Spa Organic Spa 706 Market St 253.473.7830 www.serenityspatacoma.com

photo courtesy of alderbrook resort and spa

Sublime Salon & Spa 1117 Broadway 253.383.LIME www.salontacoma.com

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Olympia

Gig Harbor

Antidote Salon & Spa 703 Lilly Road NE 360.493.1900 www.antidotealive.com

Jax salon and Spa 3111 Harborview Drive 253.851.5599 www.jaxhairart.com

Premiere Salon & Spa 111 Market St NE 360.753.3299 www.premieresalonandspa.com

Healthy Reflections 4545 Pt Fosdick Dr NW 253.530.8005 www.multicare.org/spa

V Spa 4833 Tumwater Valley Drive 360.352.3401 www.thevspa.com

Tuscan Sanctuary 4779 Pt Fosdick Dr NW 253.509.0628 www.tuscansanctuary.com

Federal Way

Bonney Lake

Angelo Mendi Salon 116 Legion Way SE 360.352.7247

8th Day Spa 34029 Hoyt Rd SW 253.838.8329 www.8thdayspa.net

Urban Escape 2605 Jahn Ave NW 253.851.8110

design & style

showcase magazine | spring 09

Dolce Vita Day Spa 18401 Old Sumner Buckley Hwy 253.826.5556 www.dolcevitadayspa.com

Palace Spa 1727 S 316th St 253.946.7777 www.enjoypalacespa.com

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