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12 HOLIDAY HOW TOS HOST, PREP, MIX, COOK AND DECORATE FOR ALL YOUR PARTIES
JUMP AROUND BUILD ENDURANCE, COORDINATION, AND AGILITY WITH THIS SIMPLE TOOL
FASHION CLUB THE STORIES BEHIND ONE NEW BOUTIQUE, ECLIPSE, THREE FASHION LINES, AND FOUR STYLISH MEMBERS
BEHIND THE BEANS CAFFÉ D’ARTE IS THE COMPANY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DELICIOUS CUP OF JOE
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J U M P AROU N D
Jump roping isn’t just for kids. Grab one and get moving.
WHAT IS STON ECROP ?
How to grow, use and love this versatile plant.
HOLIDAY COCK TAIL S
Four recipes to bring cheer to your festivities.
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Our in-house style experts help elevate your look for day or night. 36 B E H IN D TH E B E AN S
Learn about the company responsible for your morning cup of Joe. 42 FAS HION CLU B
Four women, three brands, tons of inspiration for your next fitness look.
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The most magical season at The Bellevue
Start a new holiday tradition with a memorable stay at one of three on-site hotels and receive a $100 Bellevue Collection Gift Card each night. Enjoy the best shopping and dining in the region, and see the nightly Snowflake Lane parade— All in One Place.
Scan for Snowflake Lane packages at Hyatt Regency Bellevue, The Westin Bellevue and W Bellevue
Extended holiday hours and always free parking.
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RE FLEC TIONS MAGAZINE VOLUME 36 ISSUE 8
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Eric Nienaber 425.445.6800 To receive a media kit, please call 425.445.6800 or visit bcreflections.com. B E LLEVU E CLU B president
WINTER FASHION IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST CAN BE A CHALLENGE. MOST OF THE TIME, IT’S RAINCOATS, LAYERS OF SWEATERS, BOOTS, AND HATS. ANYTHING THAT KEEPS YOU COMFORTABLE, WARM, AND DRY GOES. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with it. Just ask the group of Bellevue Club members featured on Page 42. They are friends, tennis partners and entrepreneurs who created or invested in brands that believe even workout clothing can be intentional and chic. Check out their lines and the interesting stories behind the businesses.
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This issue also features advice and tips from Dana Beebe, the in-house stylist for Eclipse boutique. She talks about how to go from the office to the gym to cocktail hour in style. See her recommendations on page 30. As the holidays approach, these pieces are also great inspiration for thoughtful gifts. In addition, turn to page 24 for beautiful holiday cocktail ideas or tips for hosting on page 12. Cheers and happy holidays. Be well,
Lauren Hunsberger, Editor
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Earlier this year Bellevue Club members Adam Holt and Geoff Seuk won the USTA Men’s 3.0 One Doubles Sectional Championship. Congratulations!
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We are honored to be a part of your family’s Thanksgiving plans once again. This year, we’re offering four different package options for any number of guests and preferences. Orders must be placed by November 18 at 5 p.m.
TRADITIONAL TURKEY PACKAGE
PRIME RIB PACKAGE
-Spice-rubbed roasted whole turkey -Caramelized onion and thyme gravy -Citrus cranberry sauce -Washington apple and sage stuffing -Roasted garlic mashed potatoes -Green beans with cremini mushroom and shallots -Glazed butternut squash with pumpkin seeds -Dinner rolls with butter (dozen) -Choice of pecan pie or pumpkin pie
-Rosemary salt-crusted prime rib roast -Red wine peppercorn jus -Horseradish cream -Washington apple and sage stuffing -Roasted garlic mashed potatoes -Green beans with cremini mushroom and shallots -Glazed butternut squash with pumpkin seeds -Dinner rolls with butter (dozen) -Choice of pecan pie or pumpkin pie
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$410 | SERVES 6-8
A LA CARTE Jus - ½ qt $17 Citrus cranberry sauce - ½ qt $12 Gravy - 1 qt $18 Creamed horseradish - ½ qt $10 Green beans, $28 | SERVES 6-8 Mashed potatoes, $32 | SERVES 6-8 Stuffing, $26 | SERVES 6-8 Butternut squash, $28 | SERVES 6-8 Pumpkin pie, $22 | SERVES 6-8 Pecan pie, $22 | SERVES 6-8 Rolls—dozen, $9 | SERVES 6-8 Full prime rib, $250 Half prime rib, $130 Whole turkey, $110
Members can pick up Thanksgiving To Go meals at the refrigerated truck located in the parking lot on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. - noon. For questions, please call 425.688.3382. *To make this event possible, a 10% service charge will be added to your order. This will go directly to our service team.
TURKEY & PRIME RIB PACKAGE
TURKEY FOR TWO
-Spice-rubbed roasted whole turkey -Rosemary salt-crusted prime rib roast (1/2) -Caramelized onion and thyme gravy -Citrus cranberry sauce -Red wine peppercorn jus -Horseradish cream -Washington apple and sage stuffing -Roasted garlic mashed potatoes -Green beans with cremini mushroom and shallots -Glazed butternut squash with pumpkin seeds -Dinner rolls with butter (2 dozen) -Pecan pie and pumpkin pie
-Spice-rubbed turkey breast -Caramelized onion and thyme gravy -Citrus cranberry sauce -Washington apple and sage stuffing -Roasted garlic mashed potatoes -Green beans with cremini mushroom & shallots -Glazed butternut squash with pumpkin seeds -Dinner rolls with butter -Choice of pecan pie or pumpkin pie slices
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$80 | SERVES 2
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THE HOLIDAYS ARE HERE! EMILY PENDERGRASS, BC’S EVENT EXPERT, SHARES FIVE TIPS TO SIMPLIFY YOUR SEASON AND FIND MORE TIME WITH FAMILY.
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Some families enjoy cooking more than others. We have to-go and sit-down options for Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. If cooking for the whole family stresses you out, make a reservation now.
Eclipse at the Bellevue Club is now open! Stop by after your next workout and minimize the number of errands you have to do. Choose from a range of home decor, sportswear or Bellevue Club gear.
Making memories with the ones you love is so important. This year, we brought back Santa Brunch. We also have Christmas Wreath Decorating, High Tea in Polaris, Gingerbread Decorating and Christmas Dinner. Create a new tradition at the club!
For those family members who have everything, head to The Spa for an experience instead. Give a gift card for a massage, facial or any other spa service.
The club will be hosting a holiday drive with the City of Bellevue. Give gift cards or adopt a family. The options to give back to our community are endless!
For more information, please visit members.bellevueclub.com and the Bellevue Club app.
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WELLNESS STAYCATION Jump-start your year by indulging in a self-care-inspired, 24-hour wellness retreat at the club. Combine yoga, shopping and nourishing meals with a good night’s sleep all on the same property. Sign up with a best friend or family member—or come for a solo, relaxing experience away from it all.
WELLNESS ITINERARY SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 1–3 P.M. Optional relaxation activity (hot tub, sauna, steam room, spa appointment) 3–3:45 P.M. Participant check-in at hotel 4–5:30 P.M. Vinyasa yoga with Heather 5:30–6:30 P.M. Break before dinner 6:30–7:30 P.M. Private shopping experience at the Eclipse boutique with appetizers 7:30 P.M. Wine-paired dinner in Polaris
SUNDAY, JANUARY 15 8–9 A.M. Light breakfast 9–10 A.M. Optional relaxation activity (hot tub, sauna, steam room, spa appointment) 10:15 A.M.–11:45 A.M. Yin Yoga & Sound Bath with Marisa NOON Light to-go lunch 1 P.M. Checkout 1–3 p.m. Optional relaxation activity (hot tub, sauna, steam room, spa appointment) *Itinerary is subject to change. 14 | nov/dec 2022 reflections
For more information or to register, please visit members. bellevueclub.com.
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P M AROUND U J You might have relegated jump roping to TikTokers or young kids. But jump ropes are actually very useful tools to help build cardiovascular endurance, coordination, agility and more. They are especially useful when traveling or you’re short on time or space. BENEFITS -
Improved cardiovascular training Increased agility and decreased chance of injury Improved focus, attention and coordination Faster footwork
HOW TO FIT A ROPE To find the right length, step onto the center of the rope. When held taut, the handles should reach your armpits.
ROPE TYPES BASIC SPEED ROPE
This is the most common type of jump rope. It’s lightweight and good for beginners and advanced jumpers. The cable is usually coated with a durable plastic. WEIGHTED ROPE
With more weight in the rope or handles, this rope offers one way people can make the activity more challenging. It will increase strength in the hands, arms and shoulders. BEADED ROPE
This is what you probably remember from years on the playground. With long, colored plastic beads, the purpose is actually to make a louder noise that can help people with rhythm. CORDLESS ROPE
This version has handles with small weighted balls attached to each one. You can get all the benefit of jumping rope in a tight space. SMART ROPE
There are a few different varieties of ropes that come with apps that track speed, timing, patterns and more.
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JUMPING PATTERNS Up the ante with these variations SHIFTING FEET
Practice jumping on one foot for 30 seconds, then switch to the other.
Once you’ve mastered the basic jump, practice moving forward and backward while maintaining the rhythm.
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GROW, USE AND LOVE STONECROP Whether it’s for skin care or home decor, meet the stonecrop, a versatile and fun plant. written
WHAT IS STONECROP? Stonecrop plants are succulents also commonly known as sedums. STONECROP FOR HEALING SKIN
Stonecrop is a recent darling of the skin-care world. And for good reason. The plant produces a lightweight oil that is easy to absorb and good for even sensitive skin. -
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Evens pigmentation Moisturizes Reduces signs of aging Firms skin Aids with regeneration Calms irritated skin Promotes healing
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These plants are known for being low maintenance and fairly disease resistant, but they still require the right environment to thrive.
STONECROP FOR THE HOME
INDOORS: They need a lot of sunlight and a pot that drains well. Layer big rocks, small rocks, then light soil. OUTDOORS: They grow best in rocky soil with direct sunlight and good drainage. Place around stone walkways, or use them to border gardens. Try these: String of pearls, jade plant, echeveria
STONECROP AT THE SPA Body Scrub, with Stone Crop Body Oil 60 MINUTES: $160 Relax and enjoy every minute of this full body sugar scrub with stone crop oil. This treatment is healing, refining, and increases microcirculation. The organic oil will rejuvenate and deeply hydrate your skin leaving a beautiful, healthy glow. Personalized Facial, with Stone Crop 60 MINUTES: $145
Get glowing, nourished skin on your face and neck. This service reduces the appearance of fine lines by using the phytonutrients and vitamins found in Eminence’s organic stonecrop products. Manicure or Pedicure, with Stone Crop 45 MINUTES: $60
Pamper your hands or toes with Eminence Stone Crop scrub and lotion. This treatment includes a light filing to remove skin, nail buffing and optional polish application. >>> For more information, visit members.bellevueclub.com.
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If you’re looking to upgrade your holiday cocktails this season from the standard eggnog, mulled wine and boring beer, here are four fresh and festive recipes to try. Back by popular demand, enjoy these featured cocktails from the book: Sammy Hagar’s Cocktail Hits: 85 Personal Favorites from the Red Rocker, written by Sammy Hagar and Bellevue Club member James O. Fraioli. These simple holiday-inspired cocktail recipes are sure to spruce up your next party or gathering.
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Named after the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer—and his drink of choice at his annual birthday bash—this ravishing red swig of tequila, pomegranate, and lime is absolutely delicious and a sure bet when it comes to the holidays. Play up the red color of this vibrant drink with equally bright red cocktail napkins. INGREDIENTS 2 ounces premium blanco tequila 1 ounce Monin Pomegranate Syrup 1 fresh lime wedge Garnish: Fresh lime wedge
In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the tequila and pomegranate syrup, then squeeze the lime wedge into the shaker and drop in the wedge. Shake well and strain into a small cocktail glass. Garnish with a fresh lime wedge.
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hot tiki toddy Here’s a tiki spin on the traditional hot toddy. If you’re stirring up this toddy to ward off a chill or temper a cold, or just looking for a soothing beverage to relax with after a long night of hosting or partying during the holidays, you’ll appreciate how quickly it comes together. Try it with Meyer lemons if you can get your hands on them. They’re smaller and less acidic than regular lemons, and they deliver a sweet yet tart lemon flavor without overpowering the other ingredients in the drink.
INGREDIENTS 3 ounces premium white rum 4 tablespoons honey 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice ½ piece fresh lemon rind 1 dash (about 1/6 teaspoon) nutmeg 6–8 ounces boiling water Garnish: Cinnamon stick, anise, fresh nutmeg
In a heavy glass or mug, add the rum, honey, lemon juice, lemon rind and nutmeg. Next, slowly add the boiling water. Stir all the ingredients with the cinnamon stick, and keep the stick in the drink (if desired). Finish the garnish with the anise and nutmeg.
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03 kir royal Nothing says classy holiday party like sipping red rum topped with chilled champagne and a lemon twist from an elegant flute. For those of you who love classy drinks at home, this one’s for you. Dress up your bubbly with this festive cocktail that’s fizzy and tart with an underlying macadamia flavor thanks to Sammy’s exotic-tasting rum. It’s the backbone to this exquisite cocktail.
INGREDIENTS 1 ounce Sammy’s Beach Bar Red Head Rum, divided 4 ounces chilled champagne Garnish: Fresh lemon twist
Add half the rum to a chilled champagne flute. Slowly add the champagne until half an inch from the top. Top with the remaining rum. Garnish with a fresh lemon twist.
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red saint Forget the milk and cookies this Christmas. Roll out the red carpet for Jolly ol’ Saint Nick with a Red Saint. Hands down, this is one star-studded cocktail. The vibrant red color is festive, while the flavors are built on tequila, rum, triple sec and citrus. One taste of this delicious yet powerful concoction and you’ll want to curl up on the couch in front of a roaring fire.
INGREDIENTS Rim: Vanilla extract and sugar and cinnamon (equal amounts combined) with a touch of nutmeg 1 or 2 ounces premium blanco tequila ½ ounce premium white rum ½ ounce Sammy’s Beach Bar Red Head Rum 1 ounce fresh lime juice ½ ounce triple sec ½ ounce fresh tangerine juice with peel, optional Garnish: Tangerine (or mandarin) slice and cinnamon stick
Dip the rim of a chilled martini glass in some vanilla extract and roll the moistened rim in the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg mixture. Set the glass aside. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, add the tequila, both rums, lime juice, triple sec and the tangerine juice and peel, if using. Shake well (up to 20 shakes) and strain into the prepared glass. Garnish with a fresh tangerine (or mandarin) slice and cinnamon stick.
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Member James O. Fraioli is a James Beard Award–winning author with more than 40 published books to his credit. Have a cookbook idea or project in mind? Email him at email@example.com.
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The style experts at Eclipse are ready to help you elevate your look, whether you’re on the way to work, work out, brunch or cocktail hour.
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meet the stylist Dana Beebe is the manager, stylist and creative mind behind Eclipse. She began her fashion journey at the Art Institute of Seattle, where she majored in fashion design. After, she owned a series of bridal shops in Bellevue. Now, she curates the collections of clothing, gear and home goods in Bellevue Club’s in-house boutique.
Dana’s Style Advice: The golden rule is that you should wear things that make you feel good.
TOP STYLE TIPS THIS WINTER Beebe says in the Pacific Northwest it’s all about layering versatile clothing items. Here are her top styling tricks for going from day to night with ease. Edgy bottoms Choose a trendier bottom, like a jogger or coated, colored denim, and pair it with layered jackets, vests and sweaters. Cashmere is a classic Soft and warm, a cashmere top will immediately elevate your look and never go out of style. Go vegan Responsible faux leather is on-trend this season. Brands, like Tart Collections, have crafted garments that can pass for the real deal. Lose the wrinkle All the materials mentioned above can be folded up in a workout duffle bag without looking messy after.
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(right page) Lilla P, cashmere shawl collar This extremely soft and comfortable sweater is the perfect way to incorporate some classic cashmere into your wardrobe. $264 7 For All Mankind, high-waisted ankle skinny pant Good for daytime and evening looks, this flattering piece works with edgy blouses or casual shawls. $176 Lover’s Tempo, jewelry This brand is known for moderate price points with high quality sterling silver and gold-plated metals. Their rings are open, so they can be sized for any finger.
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BEHIND TH YOU’VE PROBABLY SEEN THE CAFFÉ D’ARTE BRAND AT THE MARKET, BUT DO YOU KNOW THE ART FORM BEHIND THE BLENDS? LEARN ABOUT THE COMPANY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR DELICIOUS CUP OF JOE.
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IT'S 2 P.M.
ON A THURSDAY IN MIDSEPTEMBER, AND THE WEATHER IS UNSEASONABLY WARM AND HUMID FOR THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. SUPPLY CHAINS ARE STILL STRUGGLING TO GET COFFEE BEANS AND VARIOUS PACKAGING ITEMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD INTO THE MANUFACTURING PLANT. AND A MASTER ROASTER NAMED MANUEL GONZALEZ IS WORKING THE SMALLBATCH MACHINES. WHAT DO ALL THESE SEEMINGLY SMALL DETAILS HAVE TO DO WITH THE TASTE OF A CUP OF COFFEE FROM CAFFÉ D’ARTE? EVERYTHING, ACCORDING TO JOE MANCUSO, THE GENERAL MANAGER. As we tour the facility, Mancuso asks Gonzalez how long the beans that are roasting have left before they are poured into the cooling drum. Gonzalez is monitoring the beans, and he knows the exact second this particular batch will be ready for the next step. The process is far from what you might expect for a successful coffee company in 2022—it’s all done by hand, sight and smell. “What you see are all traditional Italian techniques for buying, roasting and blending,” he says. “It’s old-school and not efficient—it’s very labor intensive, but it makes all the difference.” He further explains that Caffé D’arte could easily automate the process. There are some highly sophisticated digital roasters on the market. But using them goes against the company’s ethos. Mancuso says computer profiles can’t evaluate all the variables necessary—the air temperature outside, which batch of the day, the age of the coffee beans, the conditions of the growing season in the regions where they came from, et cetera.
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"COFFEE IS A PRODUCT OF NATURE; AS NATURE CHANGES, SO DOES COFFEE."
His roasters, like Gonzalez, all have at least two decades of experience using their senses and training to take all these things into account and perfectly roast each batch. “Coffee is a product of nature; as nature changes, so does coffee,” he says. “Our recipes change frequently. It’s a slight change, but we are constantly monitoring for all those variables.” This seems like an especially large challenge for a company currently experiencing growth, but they refuse to compromise. Mancuso walks us to a huge yellow roasting machine. It’s brand-new— shiny and bright and looks more like what you’d expect from a modern company.
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“This is our newest super roaster; we could have had it all automated, but we didn’t,” he says. “It’s just not how we do things. We still have complete control of the burner and air flow; it’s really exciting.” The last roaster we walk by is in stark contrast. It’s old and finicky. You have to manually light a piece of paper and then the alderwood that goes inside the furnace. It was made in 1949 in Naples, Italy. And while it’s still in operation today, it’s also mostly a nod to the beginnings of the family-owned company.
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“It’s a special, special machine,” Mancuso says. Mauro Cipolla started Caffé D’arte in Seattle in 1985, after studying the art of roasting coffee in Naples for years. He realized there was a need for a more traditional methodology for crafting espresso. Mancuso started working with the family at 15 years old and has maintained the values and art form ever since. “It’s a really fun time in the history of the company: the brand is strong, and I’m proud of how we run things,” he says.
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-RAW SUGAR -1/3 VANILLA SYRUP (OR BAILEYS OR VANILLA VODKA) -1/3 ESPRESSO -1/3 HEAVY CREAM Rim a tall shot glass with raw sugar. Fill with one-third of each liquid, starting with the vanilla.
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A group of Bellevue Club members met while playing tennis, but quickly found out they had much more in common than their time on the courts. As founders, designers and investors of cutting-edge fashion brands, they share the details behind what makes their lines different.
CLOVER ATHLETICA FOUNDERS: Linda Chung and Connie Min CLOVER ATHLETICA IS: Modern, functional and intentional
THE LAUNCH: Summer 2020. Clover was a pandemic brainchild. We finally had the time to act on the ideas we had been compiling about the kind of tennis apparel we wanted to buy and wear.
THE A-HA MOMENT: The courts had just reopened after the Covid shutdowns, we were chomping at the bit to play again, but we couldn’t find any tennis apparel that appealed to us. Everything on the market felt played out and dowdy, nothing fit well, inventory was limited because of supply chain issues, and we couldn’t find colors and cuts that aligned with our own personal style. We are not ruffles and busy-pattern people in real life, why should we have to be in tennis? I [Connie] texted Linda screenshots of the worst skirts and tops I could find online and said, “We’re doing this.”
WHO WEARS CLOVER ATHLETICA: We thought a lot about our friends, teammates and peers at the Bellevue Club: accomplished, active, sophisticated women who love tennis and fashion, and have busy, multifaceted lives. We wanted our pieces to flow seamlessly from the courts to lunches, meetings and errands, just by adding a jacket or swapping out shoes.
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PRODUCTS (RIGHT) CORE TANK, $58 PETALS SKIRT, $78 DIAMOND STATION NECKLACE, $5,500 ANTIQUE DIAMOND BAND, $1,500 DIAMOND TENNIS BRACELET, CONTACT FOR PRICING (BELOW) SLICE CROP TANK, $58 LAYOVER SKIRT, $78 DIAMOND STATION NECKLACE, $4,500 DIAMOND BANGLE, $5,000 STACKED DIAMOND ETERNITY BANDS, $2,500
PERSONAL FAVORITE PIECES: There are so many variations—I wear at least one thing from our line every day. In the summer, I wore every combination of the line with sandals or platform sneakers. Now that it’s getting cooler, I’ll be layering the tops under sweaters and hoodies, and pairing them with jeans or leggings. With a trench or a long coat, I’ll be set for a Washington winter. THE PROCESS: Linda and I are analytical people, so it’s no surprise that Clover started with a very organized spreadsheet of complaints. We took all the skirts we owned, bought several more and examined every aspect of each garment. From there, we reimagined the skirt as equipment—a beautiful, technical piece with fabrics that stayed cool and dry, waistbands that didn’t need constant adjustment, shorties that provided support but didn’t ride up, and clean, modern silhouettes. It took numerous trips to Vancouver, Canada, to meet with our design and manufacturing team to get it just right. Our pieces are for athletes first, and you’ll feel the difference. ••
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT CLOVERATHLETICA.COM FOLLOW CLOVER ON: @CLOVERATHLETICA
(ABOVE) TULIP TOP, $58 BLOOM SKIRT, $78
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(ON CARIN, LEFT) DIAMOND STATION NECKLACE, $5,500 DIAMOND STATION BRACELET, $4,000 DIAMOND STACKING BANDS, $2,500 (ON ANGIE, RIGHT) HOPE COLLECTION BAR NECKLACE $1,750 HOPE COLLECTION DIAMOND BAR NECKLACE $7,400 (BELOW) CORE TANK, $58 LAYOVER SKIRT, $78 DIAMOND BANGLE, $5,000 DIAMOND STACKING BANDS, $2,500 DIAMOND PAVÉ BAND, $2,000
CARIN SUSANN DESIGNS FOUNDER: Carin Parcel (pictured above, left) CARIN SUSANN DESIGNS IS: Timeless, wearable and unique THE LAUNCH: December 11, 2021 (which is 12.11.21). I pay a lot of attention to dates and numbers and will often do announcements or releases that coincide with them.
"For custom pieces, I work with the customer to make choices that align with their values and whatever footprint they want to leave behind." -Carin
THE A-HA MOMENT: The designs and concept were always in the back of my mind, as I had been working in the industry for years. However, when the pandemic hit, and we were all home in Spring 2020, I realized my silver lining: Time to focus on the logistics and administration of getting the business off the ground. There were no more excuses or distractions. In a way, the business was my covid puppy, and I was given the space and time to nurture it. And yes, we got an actual puppy as well! WHO WEARS CARIN SUSANN DESIGNS: This is tough because jewelry is art and so personal to everyone. So though there isn’t one ideal customer, I love people who are treating themselves or someone else to something special. Whether it’s because they feel they’ve earned it, want a piece they can pass on to someone else or their love language is gifts, these customers tend to be creative, take risks and think outside the box.
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OLIVIA CAP STRIP LONG SLEEVE, $135
OLIVIA SLEEVELESS GEORAD, $110
YESLER PERFORMANCE JOGGER, $125
HANNAH PLEATED SKORT, $120 DIAMOND STATION BRACELET, $4,000 DIAMOND STACKING BANDS, $2,500
PERSONAL FAVORITE PIECES: Anything stacked and layered! My pieces are designed to be worn solo or with each other, depending on the mood that day. If I am feeling organized and productive, I’ll wear the stacks that fit perfectly flush. If I’m in a more flexible or fun mood, I’ll wear non-flush stacks or take a ring and place it on my thumb or pointer finger to mix it up. The necklaces layer as often as I can! THE PROCESS: I work with local and small businesses (many women- or minority-owned businesses) in the United States and Canada, where all my items are currently manufactured. I physically test-wear all items before putting them out in the world. My packaging is 100% compostable or reusable, and when possible, I use repurposed metals and stones. For custom pieces, I work with the customer to make choices that align with their values and whatever footprint they want to leave behind. ••
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RADMOR INVESTOR: Angie Taylor RADMOR IS: Hip, playful and trendy THE TIME TO INVEST: Our family decided to invest in Radmor in 2019. We felt not only did their products have great style and flare but their mission was to be as sustainable as possible, eliminating virgin polyester from as many lines allowable. This is the greatest point of difference from alternative leading brands. WHO WEARS RADMOR: Golfers looking for a stylish, fresh look. Also, players who need their outfits to transition to the office or post-work obligations. The logo is playful, often sparking conversation!
The inspiration for their line came from the desire to create a brand that was more mindful of what was being used to design the clothes.
PERSONAL FAVORITE PIECES: My husband and sons wear Radmor to the course, but also often to the office or for an engagement off the golf course. They often pair shirts with jeans or wear the pants or shorts with a dress shirt for a dressier occasion. The outerwear is great for weather around Seattle or the desert communities down south.
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THE BACKSTORY: Co-founders Bob Conrad and Scott Morrison became friends as teammates for the University of Washington golf team. As their friendship blossomed, the idea to start a golf clothing line began. Bob started his career in commercial real estate, while Scott followed a path to clothing design, creating several jean companies, including Paper Denim & Cloth. THE DIFFERENCE: The majority of golf apparel is made out of polyester, a fiber made exclusively of plastic. Golf is one of the only sports that is mainly played in the outdoors, fueling the idea to be a good citizen of the game. The inspiration for their line came from the desire to create a brand that was more mindful of what was being used to design the clothes.
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YESLER SKORT, $110 (ON ANGIE) SLICE CROP, $58 PETALS SKIRT, $78 (ON CONNIE) TULIP TOP, $58 BLOOM SKIRT, $78
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How to transition from a weekend warrior day-hiker to the multi-day master. written
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THE FIRST TIME I completed a fiveday backpacking trip through the Cascades I swore I’d never do it again. In 2016, my two best friends and I hiked from Snoqualmie Pass to Steven’s Pass (Section J of the Pacific Crest Trail). We totaled 77 miles over five grueling days. I remember every single painful step of the last mile. I had blisters, mosquito bites and sunburns. My body ached; I was hungry, tired and so dirty. I didn’t feel the overwhelming sense of accomplishment I was promised. I was over it and kicked every rock I saw on the way to the final parking lot. In the two years following, I did dozens of day trips in the Washington backcountry and a handful of overnighters. However, I backed out of at least two multi-day trip opportunities in fear of the pain. I wasn’t ready to do it all again. I figured I had found my sweet spot—one to two nights max. It was just enough time to soak in the beauty of the mountains without steeping in deet too long. I got the exhilaration of being away from it all, but with the promise of a hot shower and bed within a reasonable distance. It was all I needed—or so I thought. Cut to summer of 2022. This year I completed my third five-day backpack trip (with the same friends). I also summitted Mount Adams and attempted to summit Mount Rainier, experiences I never thought were in reach for me. Plus, I’ve already committed to plans to circumvent the base of Mount Rainier in the summer of 2023, a trip that will almost double my previous efforts. I now crave longer and harder trips.
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SO, WHAT CHANGED?
What gave me the motivation and strength to gear up again? First, the pandemic and quarantine life inside. When the ability to hike, especially with a group of dear friends, was taken away, it made me appreciate every night under the stars and every conversation on the trails a lot more. The more time I spent inside, the more I romanticized even the toughest moments on that first five-day. My desire to get outside was stronger than ever before, but that wasn’t the only change. I tweaked so many other things during those years that allowed me to approach longer trips with more grace. I was determined to find ways to make the treks more enjoyable. If you have bug for backpacking, the winter season is perfect time to start preparing for summer hiking. Here’s what I learned along the way:
When I started backpacking, I leaned heavily on my running background—a few marathons and half marathons but mostly just lots and lots of road running. I thought this would translate to miles on the mountain. My cardiovascular training was OK, but my knees, hips and feet all felt otherwise. In the days after that first trip, it was excruciating just to walk to the refrigerator. A feeling I will never forget. After some casual complaining, a trainer suggested I start strength training to improve my hiking. Carrying 35 pounds or more requires a lot from the muscles and joints. I was skeptical but curious. Could a few extra reps in the gym make a difference? Once or twice a week I started incorporating a very simple set of lower body strength exercises into my routine, and then mindfully progressed these movements: -
FRONT SQUATS DEADLIFTS HIP THRUSTS LEG PRESS
Once I mastered those, I added weighted step-ups (to mimic hiking), one-legged balance exercises (for uneven surfaces) and some additional accessory work for the core. Nothing fancy, yet the results were remarkable. The achiness I felt after that first trip never resurfaced. I still felt fatigued after big days, but so much of the acute pain was gone, and I felt stronger than ever on the steepest ascents.
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Attitude is Everything No matter how much you love the great outdoors or how well you prepared, you will eventually encounter some extremely hard moments. They might be weather related; the terrain might get hard; you might get spooked by wildlife; your gear might let you down. Over the years, my friends and I have found one single mantra that can get use through the darkest moments: “This is temporary.” Repeat it to yourself or out loud as often as needed.
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Another gamechanger is gear adjustments. I wasn’t ever horribly unprepared, but I have learned quite a few tricks that make a big difference. On my first trip, my backpack weighed 42 pounds without water—huge mistake. I should’ve known that was way too heavy, but I couldn’t fathom leaving anything behind. Now I know better, way better. Here are a few specific things I always take that aren’t on your average packing list—and a few I leave at home.
A MOSQUITO HEAD NET. There are a few unwritten rules about backpacking: there’s no award for the person
who suffers the most or looks the best. You might think it feels silly, but the satisfaction of seeing bugs unable to get to your skin is invaluable.
FLIP FLOPS. A cheap pair of lightweight flip flops serves multiple purposes. First, they give your feet a break at
night once you’ve made it to camp. The ability to walk around without your boots can do wonders for your morale. Additionally, they are perfect for water crossings or getting in a lake. Having a shoe that can get wet has saved me numerous times.
WET WIPES. From your face to your feet, you can—and will—use them to clean the parts that get dirtiest. Many hikers say they are too heavy, but I consider it my secret weapon for feeling refreshed.
BACKCOUNTRY CHARCUTERIE. There’s no getting around eating dehydrated meals, but you can have fun with other meals. I’m a huge fan of bringing Babybel cheeses (individually wax-wrapped), a cured salami or pepperoni roll, smoked salmon, crackers, and Trader Joe’s green olive packs. Together, they make a perfect Europeaninspired charcuterie lunch or brunch. A few pieces of chocolate or a single can of wine can also elevate a meal on an especially hard day.
PLAYING CARDS . This is purely for mental motivation. If you’ve ever been caught inside a tent on a rainy day
or arrived earlier than expected to camp, you know that having something fun to do with your buds is brilliant.
Here’s what to leave at home. A bowl: Use a coffee mug and spork for everything. Microspikes: Chances are if you go during peak summer you won’t need them and they are heavy. A comb: Your hair will be far beyond help. Don’t even try.
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THE BUTTER BOARD T H E TO O L S A wooden cutting board A set of butter knives
THE BREAD AND BUTTER Two sticks of unsalted butter, softened to room temperature A French bread baguette, toasted and sliced Flaky sea salt
T H E TO P P I N G S Aromatics: herbs, edible flowers, citrus fruit zest, roasted garlic Nuts: walnuts, pistachios, pecans, pine nuts Sweets and syrups: honey, raw sugar, syrups, jams Oils: chili oil, garlic oil, other flavored oils Cheeses: goat cheese, mascarpone, feta cheese, etc.
Are you having company over with little time to plan? The butter board—a spinoff of the charcuterie board—is a delicious and visually appealing option that simply uses butter, bread and pretty much anything else you have on hand.
THE PROCESS Spread the softened butter on the board. Sprinkle the salt flakes. Mix and match your favorite flavors; drizzle liberally. Serve using the knives with the sliced bread.
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