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savor summer! Summer has arrived and we at ShowCase Magazine invite you to savor the ease of life that comes with the “Art of Living” in the summer months. Savor longer days, dining al fresco, travel and the best of cultural experiences here in our backyard. Speaking of our backyard, we are pleased to turn the spotlight on singer and Tacoma native Vicci Martinez. She graciously shared her insights on life, success, music and her unique perspective coming from Tacoma. Cooking in the backyard takes on an innovative twist with Chef Holly, recently named Celebrity Chef for the 2012 Gig Harbor Food and Wine Festival. Learn about her love for cooking and why our area’s abundance of rainy days keeps her in a constant state of creativity. Senior writer Candace Brown shares the expertise and design plans for Tehaleh, by Newland Communities. The master plan for these 4,200 acres in Bonney Lake will be developed through local feedback and a mindful approach to the strategic vision for a sustainable, vibrant and rich community, you guessed it, in our backyard.

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community events | lemay wine & chocolate affair Beautiful vintage cars took center stage at the inaugural LeMay Wine and Chocolate affair. This fabulous event, held at the historic Marymount property, featured the LeMay family’s beloved collections of over 1,500 vintage vehicles. Historic cars along with some of the greatest wineries and candy-makers in Washington made it an historic event to remember. Proceeds from the event support the LeMay Family Collection Foundation.

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artist spotlight | vicci martinez It’s been a whirlwind year for 27-year-old singer and musician Vicci Martinez. Originally from Tacoma, Martinez has been a local music scene staple around here since the mid-’90s. After her appearance on “The Voice” last spring representing Team Cee Lo, Martinez’s performances, the popularity of her funky soul music, her talent and her fans have proved to be the perfect storm propelling her forward. Now she’s landed in Los Angeles with a record deal, a new self-titled album, “Vicci,” coming out this summer and a pending concert tour. But success hasn’t been overwhelming. Martinez has found herself just saying “Yes” to opportunities—and to Hollywood. ShowCase Magazine caught up with her to hear all about it. TAMMY ROBACKER What are your musical inspirations?

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I’m a writer, singer and musician, so the music that grabs me the most are songs that usually have inspirational messages. One of the things I’ve tried to do, too, is write my instrumental work to evoke emotion. It’s a hard thing to do as a musician, but when you get it, it’s powerful.

My music fits into the pop rock soul genre. My voice is based in gospel training that I had, so there is definitely a soulfulness to it.

What instruments do you play?

I grew up playing the violin. I play guitar, drums, other percussion and a little piano. I learn what I need to learn, too, but I’m not a prodigy. Mostly, I play guitar.

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How did growing up in Tacoma influence your music?

I think there’s such a grounding energy in the Northwest. It keeps you humble. I had a lot of people support my music here, but there’s such a realness and connecting with people. Not to say LA doesn’t have the same type of scene, but after being on a TV show like “The Voice,” it’s a different game out here. There’s so many people trying to get to that next level. For me, knowing success in Tacoma first, there’s more of a feeling of quality, enjoyment and experiencing the music. Having those roots helps me in LA.

How did your appearance on “The Voice” change your life?

I am really grateful that I had that opportunity and I seized it. I just said “Yes” to it. For the last 10 years, I had been looking for a way to reach a wider audience. All the blessings that came from it amazed me. On this platform, now I have more fans to say that to. Sometimes taking that leap opens up so many beautiful doors in life. What can fans expect on the new album?

I feel like it’s definitely an evolution from my last album. I worked with some hot producers and did more mainstream, electronic, pop and up-tempo stuff. They helped me hone in and make the songs really stand out. But you’ll still see my moody, soulful, funky music. That is who I am.


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Alice in Wonderland themed, the 2012 Star Chefs event at the Broadway Center in Tacoma amazed it’s 350 patrons with festivities and surprises. Attendees enjoyed an evening filled with bidding, dining and entertainment. Most sought after auction items included a winemaker’s dinner for 8 with Corvus Cellars, private tour of California Wine Country and San Francisco for 6 couples and a white gold aquamarine and diamond pendant designed for Star Chefs on Broadway by LeRoy Jewelers. Star Chefs on Broadway raises vital funds for the Broadway Center’s Education Programs that serve more than 35,000 students and teachers annually, making it the most dynamic and impactful program in Washington.

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olympia olive oil 321 Fourth Ave E, Olympia 360.878.9571 At Olympia Olive Oil, you’ll be hard-pressed to leave the store without a little taste of what makes it so special. Having just opened its doors in the heart of downtown Olympia in January, the new business owned by Fred Berschauer and John Hoehne sells high quality olive oils and balsamic vinegars-- with many of the gourmet products being sourced from across the world—at affordable prices. Berschauer, a FEMA worker who was deployed to Missouri after tornadoes and flooding hit that region, discovered a store in Branson with high-end olive oils and balsamic vinegars. After the store clerk gave him a thorough tasting, Berschauer called Hoehne, his friend of 36 years, and told him he had a delicious idea for a new business. “Olympia had nothing like this. The oils are fresh and clean, the vinegars are an exact representation of the flavors they are labeled as, and I was hooked,” said Berschauer.

Sourcing oils from both the Northern Hemisphere (Spain, Tunisia, Italy, Portugal, Greece and California) and the Southern (Chile, Argentina and Australia) allows Olympia Olive Oil to sell the freshest product available because it has fresh pressings every six months. The vinegars are authentic too. “Our balsamics are from Modena, Italy and come in just about any fruit flavor you can imagine, as well as some flavors you can’t imagine like Sorano honey, espresso, champagne and maple.” With summer here and hearty salads and grilled meats on everyone’s menu, Berschauer recommends getting creative with the dressing! Try blood orange olive oil paired with cranberry pear white balsamic or splash an herb olive oil on your pasta salads. For grillers or slow barbecue roasters, the Tuscan herb olive oil makes a flawless marinade for poultry, fish and pork. Customers are always encouraged to stop in for a tasting and find their own favorite flavors. TAMMY ROBACKER



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chef holly, 2012 celebrity chef If you want to know why Chef Holly Smith loves cooking in Washington, blame it on the rain.

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Bad weather by the rest of the world’s standards pays rich dividends for her delicious ideas. With recipes inspired by plentiful crops of fresh tomatoes, juicy nectarines, wild watercress, fragrant herbs, tender chanterelles and fish from local waters available year round in the Pacific Northwest, Smith is in a constant state of culinary creativity. This bounty of local, wild ingredients form the delicious menu at Café Juanita, her restaurant in Kirkland. “We are so fortunate here in Washington. I have friends who are chefs all over the country and they are so impressed with our great fresh food. Wild food comes just out of the ground right into the restaurants. In terms of flavor, quality and price, it’s outstanding,” said Smith. Nicknamed “Chef Holly” by friends, fans and foodies alike, she cooks with a commitment to using organics, promoting sustainability, and sourcing the freshest local food. “Access to great food—the farms and meats and artisan producers—is exploding out there. People across the world are recognizing

the importance of an ingredient. I have been in great restaurants in New York, and I’ve seen some of their produce. What we have here is really special.” Invited to be the 2012 Celebrity Chef at the third annual Gig Harbor Wine and Food Festival along the historic waterfront on July 14, Smith will be doing tasty food demos, participating in an Iron Chef style cook-off and attending the VIP dinner where guests can pick up tips from her in person. “I love the energy that Chef Holly brings to our event,” said the festival’s event director Victoria Trimmer. “With her dedication to locally produced ingredients, she is a perfect ambassador for our unique food and wine culture in the Puget Sound region.” Festival highlights include wine tastings, educational seminars, cooking demos and book signings by chefs and authors. The event is presented by the Gig Harbor Historic Waterfront Association. TAMMY ROBACKER For more information:


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Cutter’s Point Coffee 1936 Pacific Ave | 253.272.7101 Indochine Asian Dining Lounge 1924 Pacific Ave | 253.272.8200 Maxwell’s Restaurant & Lounge 454 St.Helens Ave | 253683.4115 Melting Pot 2121 Pacific Ave | 253.535.3939 Social Bar and Grill 1715 Dock St | 253.301.3835 Stanley & Seafort’s 115 E 34th St | 253.473.7300 Varsity Grill 1114 Broadway | 253.627.1229 University Place Massimo Italian Bar and Grill 4020 Bridgeport Way W 253.503.1902 Puyallup Chili Thai Restauant 3712 9th St SW | 253.864.7005 Mama Stortini’s 3207 E Main | 253.845.7569


Toscanos 437 29th St NE | 253.864.8600 Trapper’s Sushi 206 39th Ave SW | 253.891.2046 Bonney Lake Trapper’s Sushi/Sushi Town 20649 Hwy 410 E | 253.891.2046 Sumner Windmill Bistro 16009 60th St E | 253.826.7897 Olympia Cicada 700 4th St E | 360.753.5700 Mercato Ristorante 111 Market St NE | 360.528.3663 Ramblin Jacks 520 4th Ave E | 360.754.8909 SWING Wine Bar 825 Columbia St SW | 360.357.9464 Waterstreet Café and Bar 610 Water St SW | 360.709.9090 Gig Harbor Brix25 7707 Pioneer Way | 253.858.6626 Tides Tavern 2925 Harborview Dr | 253.858.3982

Federal Way Indochine Seafood & Satay Bar 31406 Pacific Hwy S | 253.529.4214 McGrath’s Fish House 1911 S 320th St | 253.839.5000 Kent Banyan Tree Restaurant 504 Ramsay Way | 253.981.6333 Centralia Boccata Deli & Market 405 N Tower Ave | 360.736.2404

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For two decades, the vision of a master planned community called Cascadia—on 4,200 acres in east Pierce County— waited in limbo before being lost to the nation’s banking crisis. Then in 2011, a company called Newland Communities purchased the property, renamed the project “Tehaleh” and launched into the first phase of development with vigor. At the grand opening in late summer of 2012, visitors will see about a dozen spec homes by six different builders, plus the Welcome Center and amenities like parks and trails. One elementary school already exists on the property. “We are excited to be able to bring this community back to life,” said Newland’s vice president and general manager, Scott Jones. The completion of all phases will mean 5,900 homes of varying designs, styles, sizes and price points, including multifamily—either condos or rentals—as well as seven schools, retail and other businesses, and a fire station. Eventually, a 10-mile trail system will connect a series of parks, with six parks being built in the first year. “There’s a significant amount of commercial land available,” Jones added. “We have 420 acres of the property set aside for an employment center, so there’s opportunity there for light industrial, office and retail components as well.”

has 40 projects active around the country, in 14 states, and the same CEO it started with in 1968: Robert B. McLeod. “We estimate that we’ve built 175,000 single-family and multifamily homes over the last 40 years and 20 million square feet of commercial development,” Jones said. “Newland has learned from experience,” he said. “We’ve learned to listen to what people want,” he continued. “We are focused on consumer research and reaching out to buyers and potential buyers, understanding what is important to them, understanding why they would want to live or work in the community that we’re developing.” Before beginning Tehaleh, the company interviewed 1,200 people in the Seattle/Tacoma area, for 17 minutes each. When asked what sets Newland apart, Jones said, “It is our people and our leader and what we use as our vision statement: ‘We love creating incredible places.’ The 250 people who work at Newland really do live that every day. We truly believe that.” He encourages people to come take a look, confident that Tehaleh will make them believers too. CANDACE BROWN For more information:,

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the resort at port ludlow

The boutique resort is pet-friendly and has an inviting upscale feel. Quaint and compact, the resort has the charm of a southern home, complete with long porches that beckon the traveler to sit and contemplate. The charm extends to the service as guests are treated like friends. Well-appointed rooms come standard with gas fireplaces, a spa-style soaking tub, flat-screen televisions and, our favorite, a soft down comforter atop the bed.

Restaurant favorites include Kobe beef prepared in a robust beef sauce, simmered for 24 hours with a bold flavor that will satisfy any meat lover. The cioppino is unparalleled in flavor and savory bite, with a tomato base that is marked with peppery taste to complement the seafood. Chef Dan seems to possess an unmatched expertise in combining fresh and complex flavors. And let us not forget to mention the wellstocked wine cellar that has made the “Wine Spectator” list of favorites. A stunning setting, gourmet food, unmatched wine cellar and amazing service in a charming coastal atmosphere: The Inn at Port Ludlow is an easy choice when planning a getaway that will fill and delight the most sophisticated traveler. LEAH GROUT

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For more information: 877.805.0868, Before any thoughts of rest, you will want to take in the resort’s unmatched golf course designed by Robert Muir Graves. A challenging, yet rewarding, golf experience will be yours amid the spectacular natural surroundings where deer roam, eagles fly overhead and wildflowers explode in a riot of colors. Water lovers find their fix at what is considered one of the most beautiful and gentle harbors in the Pacific Northwest. In and around the water, visitors can view an abundance of natural wildlife that call the harbor home. With a full-service guest moorage, kayaking and bike rentals, and nearby walking trails, Port Ludlow Marina has plentiful options for outdoor pursuits. A day at play works up an ample appetite. Foodies or novice noshers, you are in for a delight. The inn’s Fireside Restaurant offers a fresh combination of sophisticated cuisine and romantic atmosphere. Tacoma native Chef Dan prepares culinary delights using home-grown food sourced locally. “I really enjoy creating dishes using our local resources, and luckily we have some of the best here in our backyard,” he says. Chef Dan’s love for raw food is evident in his careful preparation of dishes. 27

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As you arrive you are greeted by breathtaking scenic views of Ludlow Bay with a lush tree-lined coast and magnificent Olympic Mountains as backdrop. Situated on the pristine shores of Ludlow Bay, the Resort at Port Ludlow is a welcome oasis, set in a banana belt region known for warmth and sunshine.

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Art Process Studio & Gallery

Hand Crafted Jewelry 4712 Brookdale Rd East 253.307.9680


Women’s Clothing Boutique 2614 North Proctor 253.761.5531

Selden’s Furniture

Fine Furnishings & Home Decor 1802 62nd Ave East 253.922.5700

Tacoma Mall

Clothing, Jewelry, Dining 4502 South Steel St 253.475.4565


Archibald Sisters

Fragrance & Personal Care Essentials 406 Capitol Way South 800.943.2707

Belleza Ropa

Women’s Clothing Boutique 101 Capitol Way North 360.352.ROPA(7672)

Courtyard Antiques Antiques & Bistro 705 4th Ave East 360.352.3864

Ginger Street

Vintage & New, Gifts & Home Décor 509 Capitol Way South 360.943.1545

Red Door

Repurposed Furnishing & Décor 430 Washington St SE 360.357.7799

Scarlet Empress

Artisan Stationary & Scrapbooking 109 5th Ave SE 360.570.8800

Westfield Capital Shopping Center

Over 100 Stores, Restaurants & Cinemas 625 Black Lake Blvd 360.754.8017 Newly Added Maurices Maurices is a women’s fashions store, with quality clothing, accessories, and shoes 360.754.8098


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Fine Jewelery 103 South Meridian 253.848.1332

Art & Accessories 3133 Harborview Dr 253.858.7736

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South Hill Mall

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Victoria Sells Antiques Well, it’s all in the name! 125 South Meridian 253.445.8330


Emilie Gallery & Boutique

Hush Baby Gig Harbor

Upscale Maternity & Children’s Boutique 4729 Point Fosdick Dr NW 253.858.4874


Kent Station

Retail Stores, Restaurants & Cinemas 417 Ramsay Way 253.856.2301

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Home Decor, Gifts & Jewelry 1006 Main St 253.863.6048

Home Furnishings 13608 Valley Ave East 253.863.0422

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Custom Designed Jewelry 235 First Ave South 253.859.4112


Clothing, Gifts, Art & Decor 505 North Tower Ave 360.736.1517


Upscale Children’s Boutique 926 Main St 253.299.6221


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american heart program changes and saves lives Thirty-five-year old Angela Wheeler knew all about stress. While her husband survived both pancreatic cancer and a heart transplant, she developed a serious weight problem, lacked exercise, and was a mother of two. Things needed to change. design, wellness & escapes

Enter Connie Hara. She directs the Go Red for Women heart health program for the South Sound division of the American Heart Association. Based on the 12-week Better U health makeover plan­—outlined on the Go Red for Women website—she created a new program by the same name, accessing local health care organizations. She wanted to reach women at risk. Many women from Pierce and Thurston counties applied for the Better U program. Wheeler was one of only 13 selected between the ages 30-60. Hara explained the selection process: “They had to fill out a five-page application and tell us what they ate, how often they exercised, what their goals were, and what they wanted to get out of it. I think they came into this thinking, ‘Sure, that sounds like fun. Yeah, I could make some changes.’ But what we really found out is that all of us are at risk. Among women, heart disease remains the No. 1 killer, causing one in three deaths,” said Hara.

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<<continued from page 30 Expertise, help and sponsorship came from Franciscan Health System’s St. Joseph Heart and Vascular Center, the American Heart Association, and Cascade Eye & Skin Centers, in the form of cardiac specialists, nutrition counselors, lifestyle coaches, fitness trainers and many others who could provide an extra boost of education and inspiration. It all began with initial health screening. “Eleven of these ladies were identified as having major medical concerns,” Hara said. “They needed medication. They needed to see a doctor very quickly.” Meeting weekly, the women learned, made progress, and had fun. “Embellish Salon did makeovers on every single lady on National Wear Red Day,” Hara added. “By the time they left there, they looked like vibrant, refreshed women.” After seven months, those same 11 participants completed the program, which culminated with the Tacoma Go Red for Women luncheon on April 27, 2012. “Most of us were just out there doing whatever we wanted, eating whatever we wanted and not having a care,” Wheeler said. Now much healthier and 50 pounds lighter, she said, “It was all so positive for me, knowing that I wasn’t alone.” But other at-risk women are alone. Hara dreams of helping them too. CANDACE BROWN For more information: top image//carmen moore//by trina jones middle image//angela wheeler//by trina jones bottom image//susan keller//by trina jones

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eldercare law—bridging the gap for families by ROBIN LUCAS

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As Americans live increasingly longer, many require ongoing, long-term care. This care often falls to grown children—men and women in their 40s, 50s and 60s who are busy with careers or perhaps children of their own. Getting caught in this caregiving “sandwich”— growing children on one side, aging parents on the other—can be an emotional and financial burden, especially if you don’t know where to begin or how to get help. If you are caring for an elderly relative, or soon will be, consider an eldercare law specialist to navigate the legal and financial matters. “ShowCase Magazine” met with eldercare law professional Janet Moody of Olympia to share her expertise on the topic. What is eldercare law? Simply put, eldercare law addresses the legal needs of the elderly. Elder law professionals specialize in retirement benefits, estate planning, health care and related issues. Our entire focus is on helping seniors and families. We end up undoing a lot of documents that are not prepared properly. When should we have it in place? Unfortunately, most people wait for a crisis, when they are experiencing health decline. Why not prepare now while you are healthy and have the time? Executing these documents is an act of protection for you and your loved ones. What is life care planning? I became really frustrated when we were working in a traditional eldercare platform. It did not meet the full needs of our client families. Life care planning is a new model of practice. It adds care management and long-term care planning to eldercare law practice. It is a more proactive approach to the eldercare law guardianship work.

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