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Arts and entertainment for the Eastside October 2013

Boo You

Hot Halloween costumes and where to find them

Wild Ginger’s Jacky Lo Comedian Jamie Kennedy’s little fib pays off White wines for fall

Inside scoop: lifestyle | dine | wine | arts | music | fashion | nightlife

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BY ERIC DEGERMAN AND ANDY PERDUE It might not be fashionable to wear white after Labor Day, but it is perfectly acceptable to drink white wine straight into autumn. Here are several white wines we've tasted that are priced at $15. Look for them at your favorite wine merchant or contact the wineries directly. L'Ecole No. 41 2012 Chenin Blanc, Columbia Valley, $15: Refreshing flavors of white peach, Asian pear and Waldorf salad. Clean, bright acidity lifts the fruit in this deliciously dry white wine. Ryan Patrick Vineyards 2011 Ryan's Riesling, Columbia Valley, $10: This off-dry Riesling has a thin trail of pie cherry juice and orange acidity to balance the residual sugar of 2.4 percent.

College Cellars 2012 Clarke Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc, Walla Walla Valley, $12: Produced by the instructors and students at Walla Walla Community College, this Sauvignon Blanc reveals crisp flavors of minerality, lime, Granny Smith apple and cotton candy. This is a perfect wine to enjoy with pan-seared scallops tossed with linguine and a light butter sauce. Airfield Estates 2012 Flygirl White, Yakima Valley, $15: Serve this delicious and refreshing blend of Pinot Gris, Viognier, Semillon and Marsanne with light curry dishes, halibut topped with mango salsa or burritos. Anew 2012 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $11: Ste. Michelle Wine Estates’ newest label has flavors

Waterbrook Winery 2012 Riesling, Columbia Valley, $11: This Riesling has flavors of green apple, Asian pear and a hint of honey. This is a perfect wine with Thai, Vietnamese, Indian or Tex-Mex dishes. Saviah Cellars 2012 The Jack Riesling, Columbia Valley, $15: A delicious wine with apple and peach flavors that dominate the palate, which is off-dry at 1.8% residual sugar, but juicy acidity and notes of slate keep it refreshing. Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue run Great Northwest Wine. Learn more about wine at

One night, 100 wines: What’s not to love? For wine aficionados, their cup (or glass, in this case) really does floweth over this month with the return of Le Vin à Son Apogée (Wine At Its Best). The LifeSpring fundraiser, set for Oct. 5 at the Westin Bellevue, offers attendees an evening of sampling 80 wines from around the world plus the best from the Northwest. Good wine drinking is a good deed this night as the proceeds Peter Devison raise money for the organization’s Breaktime-Mealtime program, which provides children from low-income families with nutritious meals during school breaks, ensuring that they return to the classroom healthy and ready to learn. Serving as featured winemaker for the evening is Peter Devison of EFESTE (pronounced F-S-T). At Le Vin à Son Apogée, guests are free to move around the sommelier-staffed room tasting scores of wines while dining on hors d’oeuvres created to complement the wines. Tickets for the event are $150; admission to a pre-event VIP party with Devison are $250. The VIP party begins at 5:30 p.m. and the main tasting and auction begin at 6:30 p.m. More details at the Bellevue LifeSpring website, or call 425-451-1175.


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loaded with jasmine, pineapple, pear and apple. It is perfectly balanced with bright acidity that provides a lengthy and memorable finish. Kiona Vineyards and Winery 2012 Chenin Blanc, Columbia Valley, $15: Flavors of pineapple, papaya and jasmine are met by lingering acidity to balance the residual sugar of 1.4 percent

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The 26th annual Auction of Washington Wines, which is one of our region’s exclusive charity wine events, took place on August 15-17 at Chateau Ste. Michelle in Woodinville. A total of $2 million was raised for both uncompensated care at Seattle Children’s Hospital and for Washington State University’s Viticulture & Enology Program.



Wine Maker Dinner at the home of Walt Pisco on Mercer Island where Chef Bobby Moore of the Barking Frog prepared dinner that featured wines from Mark Ryan Winery, Gorman Winery and Stevens Winery 7 Host Walt Pisco with winemakers Mark McNeilly, Tim Stevens and Chris Gorman at Walt’s home on Mercer Island. Kim Doyell for Team Photogenic © 2013

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Bellevue’s A Masquerade offers high-quality costumes for Halloween – and all year round BY KEEGAN PROSSER It all started with a single Alice in Wonderland dress. Well, it actually started with boxes and boxes of dresses. And shirts. And hats. And masks. Rather, a costume collection Kyra Stewart had been building since she was a little girl – and just couldn’t bear to part with. “I just liked to play dress up with my friends – and never grew out of that, like most kids,” says Stewart, who lives in Bellevue. At the time, Stewart was moving into a home with her new husband and the storage unit full of boxes labeled “costumes” became a major point of discussion. When it became apparent the boxes were coming with them, her husband suggested Stewart start a business. And so A Masquerade was born.

Building a business

For Stewart, the transition from collecting costumes to owning a costume shop just made since – mainly because she’d wanted to own a costume shop since she was a little girl. “The wording has changed a bit since then,” Stewart says. “When I was younger I always said, ‘Someday I’m going to live in a costume shop.’” When she launched the costume rental shop, out of her home in 1999, that’s exactly what she did. Stewart started by taking pictures of all her costumes, posting them online and renting to people in the Greater Seattle area. Within three years, the demand – and her growing inventory – outgrew the space. During the summer of 2002, Stewart moved her business to a warehouse in Bellevue. Since then, A Masquerade has inhabited eight different locations in Bellevue (never more than two locations at a time) – and one in Seattle. Stewart recently closed down the Seattle location in order to bring all the costumes to one location.

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The store’s name came about because of Stewart’s love for masquerade masks. It’s what prompted her to collect originally and it’s what kept her inspired over the years. Even the business’ logo is a mask – the Civetta Re or “King of Flirts”; it’s Stewart’s favorite because, despite being a masculine mask, she says it best represents her personality. The masks also are the reason General Manager Kelsey Rowe decided to get involved with the company in the first place. “It’s the masks that drew me in the first time,” Rowe says, “And it’s the masks that keep me here.” Rowe first encountered the masks – on display against a wall of mirrors at the store’s previous Crossroads location in 2006. She’s been one of Stewart’s right hand women, on and off, since then. A bigger closet. While Stewart’s original costume collection started with one version of a variety of popular

Kyra Stewart (left) and Kelsey Rowe show some of the masks for sale at A Masquerade. KEEGAN PROSSER photo

costumes for rent, she’s since collected a variety of versions – both for rent and for sale. That’s where Angie Glasser, who Stewart hired in 2003, comes in. She’s the one who first encouraged Stewart to expand A Masquerade to include items for sale. A make-up artist and costume enthusiast, Glasser saw the importance in offering some items that customers could keep – like jewelry, makeup, shoes and wigs. “Sometimes people fall in love with a thing and they want to keep it,” Stewart says. That’s especially the case for the store’s specially ordered steel-boned corsets (for women) and disco shirts (for men). Stewart says more often than not, customers choose to purchase these items after they’ve worn them. The original Alice costume – a high quality reproduction made for a Wonderland-themed wedding – now can be found alongside a rack of other takes on the famed fairy tale trouble maker. “Now 20 girls can be Alice,” Stewart says. Just across the aisle you’ll find a rack of Queen of Hearts costumes. And if you traverse a little further down SEE COSTUMES, 7

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halloween 2013 2013:: Pop culture costumes BY KEEGAN PROSSER Halloween is on the way – and you’re still trying to find that perfect costume. It’s a problem people tend to run into every October. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. There’s no better way to celebrate the season then dressing up like the things we’ve been talking about all year. It’s the people, the shows, the events we can’t take our eyes off – and now you can be a part of the conversation (if you dare):

Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus at the VMAs We cringed. We squirmed. We tried to turn it off – but we couldn’t take our eyes off the screen. You know, that moment when Miley Cyrus showed up at MTV's Video Music Awards and literally stripped her Hannah Montana image from the memory of every person watching the awards show. Needless to say, the fact we’ve all been talking about it since it happened is proof enough that people will know what you are.For her: nude (latex?) lingerie, a teddy bear and the ability to twerk. For him: a black and white striped suit (think Beetlejuiced.

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An average head-to-toe look can be put together for as little as $65 to $250-$300 for an all-out look. KEEGAN PROSSER photo



the Rabbit Hole, you’ll find an extensive collection of Mad Hatter looks. Stewart says that costume continues to be a Halloween favorite among men – and it’s easy to see why. It’s so easy to mix and match. Stewarts says sometimes people come back to the store and want to rent the same thing they wore last time, but it’s since been purchased. “But that’s OK, because they’ll find something similar,” she says. Halloween rush “Halloween is really high stakes for people,” Stewart says. “For the people who only dress up once a year, it’s their time to be THE funniest. THE scariest. THE sexiest. THE something.” Stewart says her shop is great for Halloween because there are so many options – so many ways to mix and match. “Put on one fabulous piece,” says Stewart, “And you can put on accessories to become what you want to become.” A good example of this would be the classic zoot suit. Stewart says this piece can be used as the focal point for a number of costumes: a gangster, Dick Tracy, The Mask, The Joker or The Devil. Other popular costumes include pirate get-ups and superheroes. “A lot of people have been coming in and asking for pieces to create their own superhero,” Stewart says. “Everyone needs a hero right now – or wants to be one.”

Stewart says customers looking to piece together a cheaper costume can get a head-to-toe look for an average rental cost of $65. Those hoping to look like a million bucks can find an all-out look for $250-300. But that’s not all. At the urging of Glasser and other employees, Stewart now has implemented a full-service makeup counter where people can go for all their spooky Halloween needs. The store is booking appointments for airbrushing, face painting, theatrical makeup and special effects. Stewart says she doesn’t consider other places as competition, because A Masquerade is known for it’s high quality products and is all year long. “We try to have theatrical quality, upscale, durable goods that are better to use more than once,” Stewart says. As such, she has seen a growth of customers from the fashion industry looking to outfit style shoots throughout the year. This idea couldn’t be more perfectly explained than by the store’s trademarks item: the masquerade mask. Stewart says people often come into the store and ask what goes with a mask. The answer? “Everything else in the store.” A Masquerade Costume is located at 13310 Bel-Red Road, Suite 102, Bellevue. Regular store hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Learn more at

Keegan Prosser is a former staff writer at the Bellevue Reporter. She lives in Seattle.

“Hey Macklemore, can we go thrift shopping?” If you’ve been paying attention to the radio at all this year, you’ll know local boys Macklemore and Ryan Lewis have been getting mad love for this one (on top of the fact that the video for this track has garnered millions of views). For him and her: The sky's the limit! Think fur and chains and anything that really has you wanting to pop some tags at the local thrift store

Game of Thrones Contrary to popular belief, you can still look really sexy while rocking period pieces – while also being a badass. At least, that what HBO’s hit series “Game of Thrones” has been telling us over the past three years. Just look at Jon Snow or Daenerys Targaryen or Sansa Stark. For him: leather tunics, fur stoles, burly boots and lots of dirt. For her: the former – or Renaissance-inspired gowns.

Spring Breakers “SPRANNNGGGG BREAKKK FOREVER.” Even if you didn’t see the Harmony Korine-directed flick, it’s likely you heard about the hoopla that sought to make bad girls out of Disney starlets Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez. For him: James Franco’s Alien/Riff Raff look can be achieved with dope braids, stunna shades, a white tank/open Hawaiian shirt and baggy shorts; extra points for a flossy grill! For her: Neon anything, preferably a bikini/tiger monokini/vintage Reeboks, pink ski masks and black shorts.

Orange Is The New Black In addition to bringing back the acclaimed “Arrested Development” series this year, Netflix hit it big with this original series which tells the story of a bad girl gone good whose past catches up with her and lands her in the slammer. While the show itself is not necessarily family-friendly, the bright orange jumpsuits and larger than life personalities of the inmates are sure to be favorites at this several of this year’s Halloween celebration. For him: Corrections officer uniform. For her: Tan or orange prison jumpsuit.

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Chef’s Corner:

For Jacky Lo, restaurants a great business career

Jacky Lo

Executive Chef, Wild Ginger

Jacky Lo, executive chef at Wild Ginger, took an unusual route to culinary success. A middle-of-the-road business student, Lo pleaded with his family to let him quit and follow his gut instinct, to learn how to cook. In Lo’s culture, the majority of people don’t understand needing to go to school to learn how to make good food. Against this notion, he insisted that was what he needed to do. In 1994 Lo came to America and enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America

in St. Helena, Calif. Once armed with this respected education, he began to follow another great Western culinary tradition: working his way through restaurants and obtaining expertise from chefs and cooks he met along the way. Lo worked as a chef at several Seattle restaurants before landing the coveted position at Wild Ginger and The Triple Door. His blend of traditional practices and modern techniques has helped him oversee the flagship Seattle location and

the new location in Bellevue. In 2006, Lo married his girlfriend of 12 years, Maggie, and these days they care for their two-year-old girl, Chloe. He says that his wife and child are his solace outside of the kitchen and strives to spend as much time with them as possible. And other activities other than cooking and being with his family? Lo smiles and simply says: “No.” Here are two salads Lo has created that readers can try in their own kitchens.

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solution. Combine the marinade ingredients in medium bowl. Drain and discard vinegar water and place lotus root slices in marinate for one hour at room temperature or overnight in refrigerator, tossing occasionally to coat. Arrange lotus root on plate and garnish with onions and sesame seeds.

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Jamie Kennedy

A little fib goes a long way BY KEEGAN PROSSER

Comedian, actor and class clown Jamie Kennedy isn’t necessarily a liar, but he’s definitely creative when it comes to “telling the truth.” You see, when Kennedy first moved to the City of Angels to be an extra in movies, it was a little lie that got his foot in the door. The lie? An imagined agent by the name of Marty Power. Well, maybe it was less a lie, and more an alter ego. By day, Kennedy was selling toner at a local printing shop; by night – and every moment in between – he was making calls, as Marty Power, to book up-and-coming actor Jamie Kennedy. After booking a number of bit parts, Kennedy landed his big break when he was cast in Baz Luhrmann’s “Romeo + Juliet” as Sampson, an eccentric Montague Boy with cotton-candy colored hair and a thing for guns. Kennedy’s career soon kicked into high gear as he costarred in his breakthrough performance as Randy Meeks, the video store clerk well-versed in the conventions of scary movies, in Wes Craven’s “Scream” and its follow-up “Scream 2.” Other big screen accolades followed – including major roles in “Son of the Mask,” and “Malibu’s Most Wanted” – the latter of which he both wrote and starred in. On the small screen, Kennedy is probably best known for his sketch performances on his television reality show, “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment”, which became the WB Network’s highest ranking new show in 2002. The comedian/television producer/screenwriter/actor also garnered attention for his role as psychology professor Eli James in the CBS drama Ghost Whisperer, which he starred in alongside former girlfriend, Jennifer Love Hewitt, until the show’s end in 2010. He also

starred in Lifetime’s “Foreclosed” earlier this year. To say Kennedy’s rise is a bit unconventional would be an understatement, but it’s proved to be a success. And though he no longer requires the services of the now-infamous Marty Power, Kennedy continues to book gigs in a variety of genres – including drama, animation, reality, horror, action and thriller. Even so, he consistently returns to the stage to make people laugh. Jamie Kennedy plays the Parlor Live Comedy Club Oct. 10-12. $20-35. Keegan Prosser is a former staff writer at the Bellevue Reporter. She lives in Seattle.

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Although the epic construction of the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Bridge burned my original plans to visit the Alameda Point Antique Faire over Labor Day weekend, a friend reminded me that

the town of Packwood, inconveniently located right here in Washington state, becomes a giant flea market twice a year over Memorial and Labor days. So I made a reservation for what felt like the last available room in

town. The owner prepared me for anything when she kept repeating the word “basic” and ended our chat by saying, “We’re in the boonies ma’am.” There are two ways to get to Packwood: the right way,

ETCETERA and the way for people who enjoy shows like Ice Road Truckers. Thankfully it was a dark and stormy night, so sensory deprivation rendered me unaware that the narrow twisty road I was driving reveals nonexistent shoulders in the daytime and miles of opportunities to plunge off the side of the

mountain. After an accidental 30 mile detour accompanied by the monotone of NPR, I finally checked in at the Mountain View Lodge where my little cabin was basically perfect, pristine and totally charming. Packing my own bedding was major overkill. Before sleeping I decided to test the cell reception; there isn’t any. I called home using the wi-fi in the hotel lobby. At the local gas station I learned about my only two food options and got the scoop on where to park. The next morning I was back at 4 a.m. and the same clerk looked at me like I was nuts to think I needed to get up early for the best deals. Out in the parking lot a made-for-TV BBQ vendor laughed at me, asking if I was from Seattle, and then chuckled, “We’re not like that here.” So I did the rational thing and went back to bed and waited until 6:30 a.m. to reemerge. It was still a ghost town, but at least the tavern was open for breakfast. By 9 a.m. I had bagged a few items and spent the following 24 hours getting to know Packwood. I shared moonshine with strangers, witnessed more dog adoration and pampering than at the Westminster Kennel Club and made friends with locals who think I am a “good talker.” I learned that the roadkill is bigger in Packwood, but so are the stars in the night sky, the personalities, the shave ice and the deals. My drive home was my ideal road-trip: no death defying cliffs, lots of barn and estate sales and a carload of good company: bachelors bearing battle tanks, gun toting totems, chastity belt wearing cowboys, and snakes... snakes in a Volvo. Follow Heija on Twitter (@Heija), friend her on Facebook or silently judge her life at her blog The Worst Mother in the World (

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Hunter Douglas motorized window fashions can be controlled by remote, wireless wall switch or the Hunter Douglas Platinum™ App. With the app and your Apple® mobile device, you can easily set your window fashions to operate automatically.** TheAsk Art for of details today.

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* Manufacturer’s free upgrade offer valid for qualifying purchases made 9/14/13 – 11/4/13 from participating dealers in the U.S. only. Offer excludes Nantucket™ Window Shadings, a collection of Silhouette® Window Shadings. Limitations and restrictions apply. Ask participating dealer for details and information on qualifying purchases. © 2013 Hunter Douglas. All rights reserved. All trademarks used herein are the property of Hunter Douglas.

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The Scene - October 2013  


The Scene - October 2013