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community events | together champion event The TOGETHER organization hosted hundreds of attendees at their annual event to celebrate “champions” for kids in our community. Champions were recognized for their efforts and outstanding service in making a difference in the lives of local youth. The evening’s champions received accolades and a brick with a plaque—signifying the blueprint of building a strong community. Guests walked away with a sense that each person can make a difference in the lives of our youth. TOGETHER mobilizes the community to prevent youth substance abuse and violence through awareness, advocacy and action so that all young people in Thurston County are supported, healthy, safe and valued. Quentesa Garraway & Heidi Duprey

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note-worthy applause pearl django

tammy robacker Since their inception as a musical trio in the early 1990s, Pearl Django’s name started as a spoof (coined by a member’s wife) on the band, Pearl Jam. But the group thought it was clever so the name stuck. With all joking aside, Pearl Django means business when it comes to playing Gypsy Jazz.

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According to band member Michael Gray, the original Pearl Django members, Neil Andersson, Dudley Hill, and David ‘Pope’ Firman, are “all Tacoma guys.” Bonded by their love for swing jazz and French Gypsy Jazz guitarist Jean “Django” Reinhardt, Pearl Django formed and began playing in Reinhardt’s acclaimed tradition. But the band is quick to note that they bring their own unique style to his songs and have built their own original repertoire of music as well. Over the years, staying true to their gypsy spirit in Washington State, the trio has grown to be a quartet, then a quintet— featuring talented swing jazz musicians and playing stages up and down the West coast. Original members have since been joined by Michael Gray on violin (and percussion on Pao Verde), Rick Leppanen on double bass, and Greg Ruby on guitar. Pearl Django also maintains an ever-evolving guest appearance list for musicians that includes: David Lange on accordian, Ryan Hoffman on guitar, and emeritus members: Ron Peters, Pete Krebs, and Shelley D. Park, to name a few. Recently, founding member, Neil Andersson, announced his retirement from the band this year. “Neil has done an amazing job with the band, but now, he really wants to pursue his painting. Many people don’t know he is a master painter,” said Michael.

Andersson received his MFA in painting and drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He also holds degrees from the University of Washington and the University of Puget Sound. Andersson’s art work has been exhibited in the Pacific Northwest, British Columbia, Indiana, and Illinois. To view Neil’s work, visit: www.neilandersson.com. “We are very excited to introduce new guitarist: Troy Chapman. Troy is going to be taking over for Neil—we are very lucky to have him. But of course we are sad to see Neil go. He will still be a part of Pearl Django. We will miss him personally and musically. He will be our first call substitute!” Currently recording and tracking on their 10th CD, Michael Gray estimates this next CD will be done by early summer. “I like to think, as we continue to do this, we get better and zero in playing better—everyone is more mature on this album. We will have Troy on 3 or 4 cuts on this new album. And Neil is on there too. We look forward to introducing Troy to our audiences this way. To show what they both can do.” New and old fans won’t want to miss the Seattle Gypsy Jazz show planned for mid-June when Pearl Django will have their new CD release party at Jazz Alley (www.jazzalley.com). There, fans can give Neil Andersson a heartfelt send off and welcome new member Troy Chapman with the applause Pearl Django deserves.

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arts & events calendar JUNE Summer Sounds at Skansie June 22-August 24, Tuesdays 6:30-8pm Skansie Brothers Park 3207 Harborview Dr, Gig Harbor www.gigharborguide.com

Tacoma City Ballet: Ecstatic Dance June 18, 5-6pm Merlino Arts Center 508 6th Ave, Tacoma | 253.272.4219 www.tacomacityballet.com Meeker Days June 18-20 Pioneer Park Pavilion 330 S Meridian, Puyallup | 253.840.2631 www.puyallupmainstreet.com Sixties Chicks June 17-July 18 Harlequin Productions 202 4th Ave E, Olympia | 360.786.0151 www.harlequinproductions.org Tacoma Art Walk June 17, 5-8pm www.artwalktacoma.com

Des Moines Farmers Market Saturdays, June 5-October 30, 10am-2pm South Marina Park 227th St & 6th Ave, Des Moines | 206.824.1066 www.dmfm.org Menopause the Musical June 12-13 Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894 www.broadwaycenter.org Mom and Son Outdoor Adventure June 12, 7:30pm 6729 Pacific Ave SE, Lacey | 360.491.0857 www.ci.lacey.wa.us In the Spirit Opening Reception June 17, 6pm Washington State History Museum 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma | 1.888.BE.THERE www.washingtonhistory.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

Art a la Carte at the Emerald Queen Casino Taste of Tacoma® June 25-27 Point Defiance Park 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma | 253.591.5328 www.metroparkstacoma.org Taste of Tacoma June 25-27 Point Defiance Park 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma | 425.283.5050 www.tasteoftacoma.com 6th Annual Urban Art Festival June 27 People’s Park S 9th & MLK, Tacoma www.tacomaurbanart.com/

JULY Masters of Studio Glass Richard Craig Meitner July 17, 2010-June 19, 2011 Museum of Glass 1801 Dock St, Tacoma | 1.866.4MUSEUM www.museumofglass.org

Seattle Men’s Chorus and Seattle Women’s Chorus: Glitter and Be Gay June 20, 3pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma| 253.591.5890 www.broadwaycenter.org ABBA the Music June 25, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894 www.broadwaycenter.org Shake It Up Shakespeare June 25-26 Renton Civic Theater 507 S 3rd St, Renton | 425.226.5529 www.rentoncivictheater.org

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Artwalk Tacoma July 15, 5-8pm www.artwalktacoma.com

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Kent Station Take-Out Tuesdays Live Music Tuesdays, July 6-August 10, 12-1pm Kent Station Plaza 417 Ramsay Way, Kent | 253.856.5050 www.kentarts.com

Capital Playhouse Presents The Sound of Music July 22-July 25 SPSCC’s KJM Center for the Arts 2011 Mottman Rd, Olympia | 253.943.2744 www.capitalplayhouse.com

Proctor Arts Fest August 7 Proctor Business District N 26th & Proctor, Tacoma www.proctorartsfest.com

Summer Nights Wednesdays, July-August, 10am-8pm Lakewold Gardens 12317 Gravelly Lake Dr SW, Lakewood 253.584.4106 | www.lakewoldgardens.org

19th Century Family Fun Night July 23, 6-9pm Fort Nisqually Living History Museum 5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma | 253.591.5339 www.fortnisqually.org

Music in the Park Summer Concert Series Wednesdays, July 7-Aug 25, 7-8pm Sylvester State Park Olympia | 360.357.8948 www. musicintheparkolympia.com

Ethnic Fest July 24-25, 12-7pm Wright Park 501 South I St, Tacoma | 253.305.1076 www.ethnicfesttacoma.com

Thursdays at the Lake Presented by Valley Medical Center Thursdays, July 8-August 1, 7-8:30pm Lake Meridian Park 14800 SE 272nd St, Kent | 253.856.5050 www.kentarts.com Puget Sound Bead Festival July 9-11 Murano Hotel 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma | 888.500.BEAD www.pugetsoundbeadfestival.com Art on the Ave July 11, 11am-5pm 6th Avenue Business District 6th Ave, Tacoma www.artontheave.com

AUGUST In the Spirit: Northwest Native Arts Market & Festival August 7-8, 10am-5pm Washington State History Museum 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma | 1.888.BE.THERE www.washingtonhistory.org

Auburn’s ArtRageous August 7, 11am-4pm Les Gove Park 1005 12th St SE, Auburn | 253.931.3043 www.auburn.gov Tacoma Concert Band: Summer Concerts in the Parks August 10-14 253.584.0616 www.tacomaconcertband.org Capital Playhouse’s Pie in the Sky Baking Contest & Auction August 17, 5-8pm Olympia Farmers Market 360.943.2744 | www.capitalplayhouse.com Artwalk Tacoma August 19, 5-8pm www.artwalktacoma.com Where the Wild Things Are August 21; Concert at 7pm, movie at dusk McKinley Playfield 4321 McKinley Ave, Tacoma | 253.305.1007 www.metroparkstacoma.org Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde August 25-September 18 State Theatre 202 4th Ave E, Olympia | 360.786.0151 www.harlequinproductions.org

Second Sunday Summer Concert Series July 11, 1-2:30pm WW Seymour Botanical Conservatory 316 G St, Tacoma | 253.591.5330 www.metroparkstacoma.org

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dining guide | showcase picks SWING Wine Bar

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Although Olympia’s SWING Wine Bar just swung its doors open in 2007, its reputation is already being toasted across the state.

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In only a handful of years, this lovely restaurant and wine bar has fast established itself as one of the best places in the South Sound to savor classic Northwest cuisine and sip awardwinning Washington wines. In fact, the Washington Wine Commission presented SWING an award of recognition for their great local wine offerings just this year. Perched atop Columbia street in downtown Olympia, SWING is a cozy, big, red, refurbished house nearly a century old with an awe-inspiring view overlooking Capitol Lake. Owner Nicole Butigan fell in love with the place immediately. She knew that the view was really the perfect backdrop for both locals and tourists alike who love having a lush natural Washington landscape incorporated into their meal experience as they sip on Columbia Valley wines or carve into locally-caught salmon. “We love Olympia, and it really needed a wine bar. The view is fantastic and the house has so much charm,” said Nicole. The old, empty house Nicole and her husband Jim named SWING is now a home to their candlelit wine bar teeming with romantic dinner tables, fresh-cut flowers in bud vases, a gorgeous outdoor dining patio, a well-stocked Washington wine cellar, guest jazz musicians, and a creative and costeffective happy hour where signature SWING cocktails like It’s 5 o’ Clock Somewhere, Walk The Line, and Ring My Bell only cost $5 a drink.

When mulling over the menu at SWING bring a healthy appetite. Guests will find it features lots of hearty, home-style entrees, but will appreciate the specific Pacific Northwest twist the chef puts on old favorites like roast beef and chicken. For example, juicy pot roast takes on a new herbed freshness with a rosemary infused au jus. Roasted chicken gets rustic when smothered with sage and a creamy, local Beecher’s white cheddar sauce. The savory filet mignon here gets topped with local wild Washington mushrooms. Zesty apple and ginger glazes the fresh salmon they smoke daily on their own back patio. There is also a fun way SWING serves up their wine. Guests can order ‘wine flights’—an iron tree-shaped stand that holds three 2 ounce pours of wines with a common theme by varietal or region. “The wine flights are an absolute standout,” said Nicole. It’s a great way to enjoy the progression of three different wines with deepening flavors and body as the meal moves from appetizer, to salad, then to entrée. Be sure to slip into SWING on Wednesdays and sometimes even on Saturdays. You will find live music accompanying your meal. Local acoustic guitarist Vince Brown has a standing appointment to strum mellow, delicate swing jazz every Wednesday evening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Nothing beats the lake view windows, warmth, wine, Wednesday jazz and down-home dinners at SWING. This charming wine bar is chock full of all the delicious details and drinks that make it well worth singing our praise and yours. tammy robacker 19


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127 15th St SE, Puyallup 253.845.4222

Tucked away in the northeastern corner of Puyallup, Ichiban Sushi Garden provides avid and novice sushi connoisseurs with a wide variety of authentic Japanese cuisine. Once inside the restaurant, diners are greeted with the sounds of light jazz filling the room with a comfortable and inviting atmosphere. The décor is simple, clean and elegant with Asian curtains, maple chairs and clean lines providing the perfect feng shui. Ichiban’s comprehensive menu offers an eclectic selection from traditional nigiri sushi to signature creations. Not familiar with sushi or Japanese cuisine? Their menu layout is novice friendly, describing each dish in detail. Afraid of braving the raw fish? Ichiban has a wide selection of mouth-watering cooked sushi rolls. A safe choice for a beginner is the ever popular California roll made up of cooked snow crab meat, cucumber and avocado surrounded by white rice and wrapped with seaweed. The restaurant identifies the dishes that are raw or cooked allowing the sushi lovers to challenge their taste buds, while more leery diners can enjoy delicious flavor without the raw fish. Every dish is served with pickled ginger and wasabi (Japanese horseradish) on the side. Take caution when trying the wasabi. It can melt your eyebrows off! Ichiban takes its Japanese cuisine seriously, and beautiful presentation is just as important as the taste. Flavorful miso soup is served in pretty dainty cups and garnished with bits

of shiitake and enoki mushrooms, green onions, seaweed and tofu. Salted edamame and salad with ginger dressing are served to prepare the pallet for the diverse tastes to come. With many selections, diners have the option of meats, vegetables, and seafood. Rolls can be as simple as spicy tuna , sprouts, cucumber and gobo to a complex Dragon roll which is composed of shrimp tempura, crab and cucumber layered with fresh water eel and avocado with an eel sauce. The “stuffed pumpkin” is particularly worth trying especially if you like salmon. It isn’t, of course, a real pumpkin, but pieces of fresh salmon shaped to cradle together a mixture of spicy snow crab, scallops, and tobiko (flying fish caviar) with mayonnaise and tempura crunch over rice. Entrees at Ichiban Sushi Garden focus on a few basic elements. Salmon, crab, yellow-tail, freshwater eel, shrimp, avocado, cucumber, and alfalfa sprouts appear in some form in almost every dish. Added to those is one of a variety of sauces which are deliciously contrasting yet have complimenting flavors in each bite. Our food was brought promptly and the friendly waitresses remained close by to respond to any further needs throughout the meal. All sushi aficionados know the importance of absolutely fresh ingredients and evidently so do the chefs at Ichiban Sushi Garden. It is definitely an excellent place to dine. nivekisha reyoberik 21


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dining guide 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

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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

Ramblin Jacks 520 4th Ave E | 360.754.8909 www.ramblinjacks.com SWING Wine Bar 825 Columbia St SW | 360.357.9464 www.swingwinebar.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 Ichiban Sushi Garden 127 15th St SE | 253.845.4222 Mama Stortini’s 3207 E Main | 253.845.7569 www.mamastortinis.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

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

Northwest Vintage Wine Bar 208 S Meridian | 253.864.WINE Toscanos 437 29th St NE | 253.864.8600 www.toscanospuyallup.com

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No summer road trip is complete without a great car. I think back to my teenage days and my first love: a red 1972 Cadillac Coop De-Ville. It was by far one of my proudest moments when I earned enough to purchase my very own set of wheels. Much like the open road, it signified potential, opportunity and freedom. And while classic cars aren’t great on the carbon foot printnot to mention your travel budget-there is just nothing like the feel of the road flying by, in a classic car, wind in your hair while taking in some “oldies yet goodies” while the miles fly by. Here are seven songs that go well with a ride in an oldfashioned luxury gas-guzzler. All are different genres and yet they seem to go well with those great, gaudy, chrome-laden land-yachts of yesteryear. So climb in, fire it up, drop it into drive, and watch those signs fly by. 1. Big Long Buick, Big Joe & the Dynaflows Here we go again. A guy walks into a car dealership with a pocketful of money and the firm conviction that if he gets a great big car, he’ll immediately become more appealing to women. Big Joe Maher and The Dynaflows have been a mainstay on the D.C. club circuit for years, and they give this song a nice, T-Bone Walker-style shuffle groove. 2. Take it Easy, Eagles, Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975 From “Take it Easy” to “Take it to the Limit,” this is a perfect set for a summer road trip. This is one of the top bestselling pop albums of all time, for good reason. 3 Little Red Corvette, Prince Prince cruises dangerous curves much too fast, turning heads with that oh-so-sexy intro, killer chorus and a bass line that pops like thighs off plastic upholstery on a sticky summer day.

4. Rocket 88, Ike Turner, Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats Someone should write a book about this classic recording. For one thing, there was no such band as “Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats.” The band that entered producer Sam Phillips’ studio in 1951 to record this song was Ike Turner and His Kings of Rhythm; Jackie Brenston was one of Turner’s sax players and the lead singer on “Rocket 88.” For some reason, when Phillips sent the song to Chess Records, he decided to give Brenston top billing and made the name up, a move that caused trouble and influenced the history of rock ‘n’ roll. When the song started selling, Brenston took some of Turner’s band members and hit the road, so Ike took another path that eventually led to Tina. And Phillips took the money he made from recording the song and started Sun Records— where, one day, a kid named Elvis walked in and asked if he could record a song for his mom. 5. Mercury Blues, Alan Jackson Originally recorded in 1949, Mercury Blues was also recorded by Steve Miller, David Lindley, and Roy Rogers & Norton Buffalo, among others. In 1992, Alan Jackson turned “Mercury Blues” into a chart-topping country hit. 6. U.S.S. Zydecoldsmobile, by Sonny Landreth Slide guitarist and vocalist Sonny Landreth has lived in the heart of Louisiana’s zydeco country for most of his life, and the U.S.S. Zydecoldsmobile was actually his car for some of that time. According to Landreth, it was an inherited ‘82 Oldsmobile 98 that he and his friends used as a means of gliding from one zydeco club to another on hot Louisiana nights. 7. Everyday is a Winding Road, Sheryl Crow-Greatest Hits Sheryl Crow’s collection kicks off with “All I Wanna Do” and “Soak Up the Sun,” two all time summer classics. The rest of the album is great, too... but you might find yourself hitting the repeat play button several times before you get there.

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15th Anniversary Year! July 9th - 11th, 2010 Murano Hotel, Tacoma, WA www.pugetsoundbeadfestival.com Sponsored in part by:

and Bistro With 10,000 square feet showcasing over 70 dealers who selectively and creatively display visually pleasing presentations of exquisite antique and vintage treasues, shop for unique home decor, gifts and more with price tags that are easy on the pocketbook. Be sure to stop in the Bistro for scrumptious home made items served for breakfast, lunch or a coee break. 705 4th Avenue East Olympia, WA 98506-3929

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hotel bellwether

a northwest get away to fill the senses

leah grout

photos courtesy of hotel bellwether

Much like a crown, this property has a mystique and a beauty that is rare. As with any crown, this version has a main gem, namely, the exclusive lighthouse suite. This suite is a replica of a light house, three luxurious stories high designed for romance—and for the view. The three tiered suite floors start with a kitchen and cozy living room with fireplace. As you travel up the iron staircase you see a full open suite with sweeping views of Orcas Island. The room is spectacular and has a sunken tub, water fall feature, heated floors and plasma flat screen TV. The top floor is an observation deck along with a cozy sitting area complete with amazing 360 degree views. A great place for you to enjoy a refreshment while watching the bay and the coming and going of boats as they glide in and out of the marina.

all cooked with a white broth heavily cut with lime. The seafood chowder was followed by—my favorite—an earthy potato crusted halibut, seared to perfection and accompanied by wild rice. In the end, we enjoyed a cinnamon gelato with a pear glaze; the sweet cinnamon parlayed an impressive contrast to the savory tartness. After a satisfying dinner we stepped outside and savored a sunset walk along the beach listening as the waves lapped against the shore in rhythm. The sun’s heat dissolving as it met the line of the water’s edge. Hotel Bellwether sets the scene for an escape, whether you are looking for a romantic retreat or simply a break away from the everyday. This stunning setting, surrounded by the scenic waters of Bellingham Bay, allows for a getaway that will fill and delight the senses. Info: 1-877-411-1200 • www.hotelbellwether.com

Climbing light house towers can work up an appetite so we headed to the Harborside Bistro which is located on the property. Executive Chef Robert Pinski who has been the unwavering force behind the Bistro’s Northwest inspired culinary creations for years shared “I enjoy using my creativity to bring these dishes to life”. We found that the smells, textures and tastes from his kitchen were a delight. We started dinner with crispy oysters presented on a unique oblong plate and served with a sweet sauce; the warm delicacies were pan fried to perfection, they simply crackled in your mouth. If you love seafood you will not want to miss the coconut seafood chowder. Prawns, mushrooms and mussels 31

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Upon arrival we are saturated by the smell of salt air as a constant reminder of our closeness to the water. Hotel Bellwether’s waterfront hotel is nestled in a quaint cove on the beach of Bellingham Bay, where the marina setting is the ideal backdrop for this hotel’s distinct yacht-club feel. The sophisticated property has a European ambiance and warm hospitality that creates an elegant yet relaxing experience. The rooms are well-appointed, comfortable, and have thermo-masseur jetted tubs. Ooh la-la!


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lose the tie! don cannon

Today increasing numbers of men are realizing that day spas provide much needed rest and relaxation services. The most common day spa treatment for men is the massage, sports and hot stone being the most popular. Sports massages are the perfect muscle release for golfers, runners, tennis players and anyone who sits at a desk too. The concept of how men should look depends on what they view as being attractive. Men look at the males on TV and in magazines just like women do. They may decide they aren’t as attractive as they could be due to excess hair on their back and on their chest. This can be easily resolved by going to a day spa for waxing. It won’t come back as quickly as when they shave it themselves! There are special types of facials for men as well. Specially designed facials can help skin to remain young looking and V Spa 360. 352.3401 • www.thevspa.com 4833 Tumwater Valley Dr SE, Tumwater Sports Massage, 30min $42; 60min $68; 90min for $100 From the professional athlete to the weekend warrior, this is a treatment specifically designed to help enhance your sport performance and reduce your injuries. Who knows, it might even take a few strokes off your game! Men’s Fitness Facial, 60min $75 This facial is specially designed for a man’s skin and senses. This facial enlists the help of nutrient rich agents to address the areas neglected by the shave and soap approach. A deep pore cleansing is followed by an oxygenating mask which rejuvenates the skin leaving it healthy, toned and invigorated.

prevent wrinkles and lines from appearing. Some men suffer from their skin being dried out. A good facial will help to ensure they have gorgeous looking skin. Generally speaking, men have realized that spas not only have positive effects on their skin and sporting aches but also aid in reducing their stress levels. Men are recognizing that by taking care of their skin they not only look younger but their skin also looks smoother after shaving. The benefits of visiting a spa after a sports workout has also been noted and a number of sports related massages have been designed to alleviate stress, improve muscle aches, increase circulation as well as improve flexibility in support of sports training. If Dad has a closet full of ties and all the ‘World’s #1 Dad’ coffee mugs he can handle, you might very well become his hero this year by presenting him with a gift of health and wellness from a local spa. Don’t be surprised if they book the next treatment before you do!

Dolce Vita Spa 253.826.5556 • www.dolcevitadayspa.com 18401 Sumner-Buckley Highway St E, Bonney Lake Signature Hot Stone Massage, 90min $110 This unique massage uses heated basalt stones in a variety of techniques. The weight and heat from the stones work to alleviate tension within the muscles, helping to increase circulation, balance energy and relieve stress. Men’s Back and Neck Massage, 45min $55 Men’s Back Waxing, $65 and up Gene Juarez Tacoma and Puyallup • www.genejuarez.com Men’s Cleanse & Restore Facial, 60min $95 Ease the irritation from shaving and keep your skin healthy, smooth, balanced and revitalized. This customized facial includes deep cleansing, exfoliation, facial and neck massage, mask application and a face and eye moisturizer to hydrate and restore the skin.

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Lose the tie and get dad a gift that will improve his health and his golf swing.


1320 Broadway Plaza Tacoma, Wa 98402 (253) 627-2000 www. savidayspa.com

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Tacoma

Club Biella Spa & Salon 1506 Pacific Ave 253.682.2005 www.clubbiella.com Jewell Day Spa 2501 6th Ave 253.572.5224 www.jewellspa.com 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 Sublime Salon & Spa 1117 Broadway 253.383.LIME www.salontacoma.com Gene Juarez 4502 S Steele St 253.472.9999 www.genejuarez.com

Olympia

Angelo Mendi Salon 116 Legion Way SE 360.352.7247 Antidote Salon & Spa 703 Lilly Road NE 360.493.1900 www.antidotealive.com Premiere Salon & Spa 111 Market St NE 360.753.3299 www.premieresalonandspa.com V Spa 4833 Tumwater Valley Dr 360.352.3401 www.thevspa.com

Gig Harbor

Urban Escape 2605 Jahn Ave NW 253.851.8110 Jax Salon and Spa 3111 Harborview Drive 253.851.5599 www.jaxhairart.com Healthy Reflections 4545 Pt Fosdick Dr NW 253.530.8005 www.multicare.org/spa

Federal Way

8th Day Spa 34029 Hoyt Rd SW 253.838.8329 www.8thdayspa.net Palace Spa 1727 S 316th St 253.946.7777 www.enjoypalacespa.com

Puyallup

Chardonnay Beauty & Day Spa 6825 112th Street East 253.840.0684 Hand and Stone 10418 156th St E 253.770.4840 www.handandstone.com Gene Juarez 3500 South Meridian 253.770.8400 www.genejuarez.com

Bonney Lake

Dolce Vita Day Spa 18401 Sumner-Buckley Hwy St E 253.826.5556 www.dolcevitadayspa.com

Tuscan Sanctuary 4779 Pt Fosdick Dr NW 253.509.0628 www.tuscansanctuary.com 35

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