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community events | zoobilee Scorpions! Pythons! Auction! Rock Songs! What more could the 2,200 guests of the 20th anniversary Zoobilee night of entertainment ask for? The evening was packed with performances on six stages, amazing food and some special guests. Eighteen different animals and their zookeepers took center stage at the event. Over half a million was raised during the festivities and the event Chairperson, Dr. Richard Cockrell, took the stage by storm singing AC/DC, “You Shook Me All Night Long�. The funds raised benefited the Point Defiance Zoo Foundation. by nathan faber

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community events | washington center for performing arts Guests gathered to celebrate the Silver Anniversary Gala as a part of a four day run of festivities commemorating the Center’s 25th Anniversary. Seasoned actor, Ben Vareen, gave his second stunning performance since his first performance on the stage 25 years ago. During the auction, as patrons bid on auction items, Ben made an appearance to talk about the arts and auction off his shoes! One lucky woman went home with his autographed pair of bright red shoes. The funds raised from the evening’s events go to educate students and artists alike on the beauty of what keeps this community alive: the arts. by nichole johnson

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The Best Christmas Pageant Ever November 26 - December 23 Lakewood Playhouse 5729 Lakewood Towne Ctr | 253.588.0042 Sendak Nutcracker November 26 - December 27 Pacific Northwest Ballet, McCaw Hall 321 Mercer St, Seattle | 206.441.2424 Little Women November 26 - December19 Capital Playhouse 612 East 4th Ave, Olympia | 360.943.2744

The Nutcracker by Ballet Northwest December 10 - 19, 2pm & 7:30pm Washington Center For Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586

Free First Friday Lecture, Diem Chau January 7, 6:30pm - 7:30pm Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue | 425.519.0770

Christmas Memories Northwest Repertory Singers December 18 & 19 Mason United Methodist Church 2710 N Madison St, Tacoma | 253.572.4831

The Wizard of Oz January 8, 2pm & 7:30pm Washington Center For Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586

Argosy Christmas Ship Festival December 16, 7pm - 9:15pm Des Moines Marina 22307 Dock St, Des Moines | 206.623.1445

Free Family Day: Winter Wonderland January 22, 1pm - 4pm Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue | 425.519.0770

A Christmas Story: The Musical! November 26 - December 30 5th Avenue Theatre 1308 5th Ave, Seattle | 206.625.1900

Spring Awakening January 22, 3pm & 8pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894

A Holiday Performance with Sweet Honey on the Rock December 2, 7:30pm Washington Center For Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586 Magical Strings Yuletide Concert December 3, 17, & 18 Magical Strings, Varying Locations 253.857.3716 | Plaid Tidings Holiday Edition of Forever Plaid December 3 - 18 Renton Civic Theater 507 S 3rd St, Renton | 425.226.5529

Ring Around the Moon January 14 - February 6 Lakewood Playhouse 5729 Lakewood Towne Ctr | 253.588.0042


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arts & events calendar Peking Acrobats Silver Anniversary Tour January 9, 3pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894

Vanities: A New Musical February 4 - April 3 Falls Theatre 700 Union St, Seattle | 206.625.1900

A Mardi Gras Dance Party February 25, 7:30pm Theatre on the Square 915 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894

Innocence vs. Experience February 5 & 6 Theatre on the Square 915 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.627.7789

Mouse Trap February 25 - March 1 Renton Civic Theater 507 S 3rd St, Renton | 425.226.5529

Garrison Keillor February 10, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894

Tacoma Concert Band 30th Anniversary Spectacular February 26, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma |253.584.0616

Puget Sound Women Show February 12, 11am - 4pm Tacoma Mall, Macys Court 4502 S Steele St,Tacoma | 253.826.9001

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Indulge: Jewelry Marketplace February 4 - 6 Bellevue Arts Museum 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue | 425.519.0770

Swing, Jazz, & Blues February 6, 2pm St. Luke’s Church 515 S 312th St, Federal Way | 253.529.9857

Marcia Ball & Voice of the Wetlands Allstars February 18, 7:30pm Washington Center For Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586 My Name is Asher Levi February 19 - March 20 Lakewood Playhouse 5729 Lakewood Towne Ctr| 253.588.0042 Wintergrass 2011 February 24 - 27 Hyatt Regency 900 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue |253.428.8056

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leaving a legacy with design YWCA Shelter | Patty Bruce, Interior Designer leah grout Several months ago, over coffee at Tully’s in Tacoma, I got to know Patty Bruce, a philanthropic interior designer. Patty was responsible for leading the team of volunteer interior designers at the newly renovated YWCA women’s shelter. The project included 22 units for women and children who find the shelter as their temporary home during transition. 16

I was most fascinated by the fact that her team of 28 designers successfully pulled together rooms (all with different themes) through donations from the community and sweat equity. For ShowCase Magazine’s Design issue, I had to share our conversation.

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Patty, I have to ask how you became involved with this project?

A good friend and client, Phillis Izant, was talking about the YWCA project. As I listened, I had some ideas to help. We pulled out the AID (designer book) and started brainstorming options for design. Before long I was entrenched in the creative process of designing rooms for the project. As the team of designers grew to 28 professional volunteer designers, I was asked to manage the team for the project.

After our coffee Patty and I walked to the site. During our tour of the property I noticed that this regal woman and her team seem to be able to pull things together effortlessly.

Tell me about your style?

I love design and tend to think practically about the way things are placed together. In a client’s home I use the stuff that people have. I think spaces in homes should be comfortable and soft not stuffy. I want things that make my clients happy to live there. Of course this translated well into the current work to be accomplished at YWCA in Tacoma. How was this project unique?

There were some obvious limitations to designing rooms in a women’s shelter. The rooms needed to be “really livable” says Patty. Due to the high turn-over rate of the program’s participants, all pieces used in the project needed to be durable, comfortable, accommodating to all ages of children and have no sharp corners. Each designer took a room from studio apartments to 1 and 2 bedroom units. The designers worked around existing layouts and previous built-in furnishings in the old building. What was your biggest challenge?

Getting all of the stuff for the unit! We gathered everything needed for the units. The largest unit needed everything from 10 beds to 10 gallons of paint. Sherman Williams, Cresent Lighting and Contract Furnishings all made significant donations, making the design project possible. How do you hope that your team’s work will impact the women?

We want the women and children to feel safe, loved, comfortable and secure... temporarily happy!

The shelter had it’s long anticipated grand opening in October and is currently housing families in newly designed units. Each of the interior designers has left behind a design legacy that will touch so many lives in the coming years. For more information on donating to the YWCA go to photos by tessa gilbertson 17

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Patti Frank dreams cupcakes. Visions of sugary confections dance in her head. Her mind races with ideas for new creations. Callebaut and Valrhona chocolates, lemon, coconut, Champagne and bacon—yes, bacon—swirl through her imagination, marrying to make new and innovative treats. Jubilee Cupcakes and Vintage Candy opened in July, 2010. Formerly Sweet Things, a cupcake and vintage clothing boutique, Patti recreated the business as a cupcake and vintage candy shop. The locale exudes charm and nostalgia. A black and white awning hangs over a white wrap-around porch scattered with black wicker and wrought iron seating. Guests can linger over their cupcakes and Valhalla coffee or Mad Hat tea while looking out over a terraced garden, vivid with old-fashioned flowers. More striking inside are the myriad of cupcakes. Displayed on tiered racks and pedestals, beautifully decorated cupcakes are everywhere. Over ten flavors are available each day; some are standard and others rotate daily. Seasonally, be on the lookout for specialty cupcakes for Christmas and Valentine’s Day. The Macon Bacon, a daily cupcake, is an intensely dark chocolate cake baked with house-made maple bacon and topped with maple buttercream and a piece of homemade maple bacon. No doubt inspired by a breakfast plate where pancake syrup met bacon, it is one of the most innovative offerings in the shop. Moist, speckled banana cake is the basis for the Elvis. Filled with dark chocolate ganache, it’s completed with peanut buttercream and a drizzle of homemade chocolate sauce.

The Lemon Meringue bursts citrusy flavor. Patti is not shy in her use of fresh lemon juice and zest. Fresh lemon cake filled with homemade lemon curd is topped with a traditional toasted Swiss meringue. It’s obvious that quality is a priority. Cupcakes are baked in small batches throughout the day to ensure freshness; even if you are stopping off late in the afternoon to pick up an afterdinner treat, you can be assured of a fresh, moist product. Patti and baker Cheryl Massimi are all about getting it right. All components are made in-house and the from-scratch recipes are created and continually fine-tuned. The chocolate cupcake recipe was tweaked no fewer than fifty times before it met their quality standards. Jubilee offers cupcake accessories, party supplies, and greeting cards. Also available is the most extensive collection of vintage candy in Pierce County, including Hammond’s Candies, oldfashioned lollipops, ribbon candy, and hand-pulled taffy. A new undertaking is catering to the breakfast crowd. Stop by for a blueberry bumble muffin or a slice of banana pecan bread. A second store is in the works and will be opening in Puyallup in early spring. Patti and Sheryl are also experimenting with vegan and gluten free muffins and hope to have them available before this publication is distributed. Anne Byrn said “When you look at a cupcake, you’ve got to smile.” When the finest ingredients meet creativity, when commitment melds with inspiration, and when innovation marries quality, the resulting cupcake makes you smile. JANAE COLOMBINI



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community events | taste of the market Olympia Farmers Market became, for one night, an elegant open-air eatery. Attendees who dined at the suddenly elegant market sampled the cuisine of 26 restaurants while listening to the music of Joe Baque and his trio, with Mike Olson on congas. cuisine

Diners sampled main dishes, dessert and beer or wine from among the evenings’ offerings prepared by restaurants such as Acqua Via, Anthony’s Home Port, Budd Bay Cafe, Dingey’s, Dockside Bistro, Mercato, Swing Wine Bar and Water Street Cafe. The Taste of the Market was the biggest annual fundraiser put on by Friends of Olympia Farmers Market. It was a fun night of food, beer, wine and music, in support of the local community. Proceeds from the evening’s event help fund market improvements and scholarships for students from local farming families to study organic farming. Information:

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The tango. Gaucho crafts. Soccer. Siestas. Argentina is rich in culture, but you need not hop on a plane to enjoy authentic Argentine fare. Located in the heart of the Tacoma 6th Avenue business district, Asado Restaurant boasts traditional cuisine from the South American country. Loosely translated, asado means “Argentine barbeque” and is a classic method for cooking meat on a grill or over an open fire. Asado brings an ethnically unique alternative to the Tacoma dining scene. A ceviche appetizer is generous enough for two. The tower of mildly sweet tilapia, prawns, and mild, firm sea bass is layered on pico de gallo and topped with creamy, refreshing guacamole. The seafood delicacy is accompanied by an Argentine staple, fried plantains, crunchy and lightly salted. Soft rolls are served with herbed, paprika tinted chimichurri butter. Other starters include vegetarian empanadas, chorizo and clams, and calamari frito. The wedge salad is a savory blend of contrasting flavors and textures. Made with tender butter lettuce, velvety avocado, Serrano ham, tart grapefruit segments, and roasted corn, it is lightly tossed in avocado orange vinaigrette. Hoja Roha salad is created from red, frilly lolla rosa leaves, crisp ham, hard cooked egg, and pungent Cabrales bleu cheese; the medley is lightly coated with pistachio buttermilk dressing. Also available are quinoa, Caesar, and hierbas salads. Asado offers the most complete selection of Argentine wines in the Northwest. Malbec is the most widely planted red grape variety followed by Bonarda, Cabernet Sauvignon,

Syrah and Tempranillo. The influence of Italian immigrants has added a variety of Italian varietals to the vineyards. Asado’s beef is all natural Black Angus and steaks are masterfully grilled over imported mesquite wood. Espalda Asado (flat iron steak) is presented over sweet roasted corn polenta finished with a hint of mild poblano chile. Al dente calabasita (butternut squash) gnocchi is served in a rich brown butter sauce, blended with rich macadamia nuts, wild mushrooms, julienne zucchini and slivered garlic cloves; it is a reflection of the Italian influence on the Argentine diet. Pita Puerco (pork chop stuffed with chorizo, cranberries, golden raisins, almonds, apples, and fennel) and Garron de Cordero (seared boneless chicken breast, caperberry, white wine lemon pan sauce, wilted arugula, and cherry tomatoes) are other entrees worth trying. Dessert Crepas Dulces is a fried crepe purse filled with hazelnut butter, dulche de leche and pearl tapioca. It is accompanied by Olympic Mountain Pistachio ice cream and cherry sauce. Torta de Chocolate is a stuffed chocolate soufflé cake filled with caramel crème. It is complemented by white chocolate sauce and Olympic Mountain Madagascar ice cream. Crème brulee, dulche cheesecake, and pastels fritos (homemade banana donuts) round out the dessert menu. Asado offers the fabulous flavors of Argentina using the freshest ingredients from the Northwest and beyond. Attention to quality, presentation and service makes it one of a kind. For a satisfying and unique experience, give Asado a try. MARY MORGAN 23



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dining guide Olympia Falls Terrace 106 Deschutes Way | 360.943.7830

Cutter’s Point Coffee 1936 Pacific Ave | 253.272.7101

Fujiyama 2930 Capital Mall Drive| 360.352.9888

Harmon Brewing 1938 Pacific Ave | 253.383.2739

The Mark 407 Columbia St SW | 360.754.4414

The Hub 203 Tacoma Ave S | 253.683.4606

Mercato Ristorante 111 Market St NE | 360.528.3663

Indochine Asian Dining Lounge 1924 Pacific Ave | 253.272.8200

Portofino Ristorante 101 Division St NW | 360.352.2803

Jubilee Cupcakes & Vintage Candy 2510 N Proctor | 253.503.0709 Mandolin Café 3923 S 12th St | 253.761.3482 Maxwell’s Speakeasy & Lounge 454 St Helens Ave | 253.683.4115 The Melting Pot 2121 Pacific Ave | 253.535.3939 SAX 2309 6th Ave | 253.572.0588 Stanley & Seafort’s 115 E 34th St | 253.473.7300 TWOKOI Japanese Cuisine 1552 Commerce St | 253.274.8999 Varsity Grill 1114 Broadway | 253.627.1229

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 Puyallup Chili Thai Restauant 3712 9th St SW | 253.864.7005

Bonney Lake Sushi Town 20649 Hwy 410 E | 253.891.2046 Sumner Windmill Bistro 16009 60th St E | 253.826.7897


Tacoma Asado 2810 6th Ave | 253.272.7770

Gig Harbor Anthony’s at Gig Harbor 8827 Harborview Dr N | 253.853.6353 Brix25 7707 Pioneer Way | 253.858.6626 The Inn at Gig Harbor 3211 56th St NW | 253.858.1111 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 Mama Stortini’s 204 W Kent Station St | 253.854.5050

Ichiban Sushi Garden 127 15th St SE | 253.845.4222 Mama Stortini’s 3207 E Main | 253.845.7569 Northwest Vintage Wine Bar 208 S Meridian | 253.864.WINE Toscanos 437 29th St NE | 253.864.8600


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olympic landscape & irrigation

Neil Hedman started his landscape company with a dream, a degree in Botany, and a background working as a field supervisor at a wholesale nursery in Buckley. Rooted in humble soil, Neil began Olympic Landscape & Irrigation Co. by working from his own home in 1977. Today, Olympic Landscape & Irrigation Co. has blossomed and offers a broad range of outdoor services such as landscape planning, landscape construction, sprinkler and pond service, and backflow assembly testing. Some of Neil’s passions are bringing people and material together to create exciting projects, and working with highly skilled professionals in the landscape and irrigation fields. His designers are some of the most creative out there. Lead designer at Olympic Landscape, John Sullivan, is one of the design leaders that has worked right alongside Neil since 1977—creating the Olympic Landscape vision and mission. “John has a real talent for architectural lines and plant knowledge. He just knows how to layout a landscape,” said Neil of Sullivan’s talents. When talking about his love of landscaping, John freely admits he’s inspired by architecture and layout. But mostly, he has learned, the job is about getting to know people. “The client’s personality makes the hugest impact on how I determine a design,” explained John. “Our customers are often referred to as ‘friends.’ So many of our clients start out as customers and then become our friends. It’s a growing relationship that develops between us. And over time, a friendship forms between our customers and Olympic,” added Neil. Olympic Landscape may have a comfy, friendly feel about how they do business, but they have a cool finger on the pulse of innovative outdoor escape and entertainment trends in the

Pacific Northwest. In recent years, Neil and John revealed they are seeing lots of water and water falls, stone and rock work and lighting in current outdoor designs. Outdoor landscaping is being shaped for entertainment. “On a broader scope, incorporating the yard into the living environment is a big deal for a home owner. When you are inside at night, outdoor water features and creative lighting brings the beauty of that landscape into the home. To be able to go out and enjoy your yard with conversation areas, patios, outdoor kitchens, outdoor fireplaces and fire pits, these enhance the yard. It becomes a place that you can enjoy with family and friends,” said Neil. The wet Northwest weather and native plant life also shapes the unique landscapes they create. “There’s a good foundational plant palette native to the Northwest that makes for great landscaping. A lot of those plants are native to our area and do very well without extra care—it’s a great start for foundational planning,” stated Neil. “These native plants also strategically enhance the natural scenery surrounding a home. The summer and fall colors of these plants are always in transition, so it’s not just one color all the time. The whole yard and landscape scene is constantly changing throughout the year.” As Olympic Landscape & Irrigation Co. continues to flourish, Neil looks forward to servicing a larger area of the Puget Sound and creating awareness and interest in what his company does. The company exhibits walk-through garden and landscape areas at venues like the Puyallup Fair and local garden shows. Landscape lovers won’t want to miss their garden exhibit at the Tacoma Dome Garden Show in January 2011. “We are really interested in developing our reputation as designers and educating people on how important it is to get professional help to do landscape work without going through trial, error and expense. Whether it’s accenting a garden or designing a whole area—it should bring a lot of joy.” For further information, please visit 29

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designed for care

multicare good samaritan patient care tower tammy robacker Good Samaritan is redefining healing. With their newly built, $400 million Patient Care Tower slated to open in December, the not-for-profit hospital will offer some of the most advanced patient care and medical service available in East Pierce County.

that were all created to have an open feel, natural lighting and dedicated areas for loved ones. “We used extensive evidence-based design for this tower. Some elements of the research-based methods reveal that daylight, ability to cheer up a space and having family in the room creates a big impact on patients to recover faster and heal better,” said R. David Frum, principal in charge of the project from Clark/Kjos Architects. “The new patient rooms offer a great environment for family to be part of the healing process. They are all private. To heal, you have to be comfortable and near loved ones. So, we made room for the family,” added Kathleen Clary, the clinical implantation project manager at MultiCare. “All of the patient rooms take advantage of the outside perimeter of the building. It allows the rooms to benefit from natural light, which has a huge impact on the healing process. Knowing the cycle of a day helps the body to sleep or wake. Having that natural light available keeps patients on that cycle. Plus, there’s a breathtaking view from this building!”

Designed jointly by Clark/Kjos Architects and GBJ Architecture—two Pacific Northwest leaders in hospital and health care design—the new Patient Care Tower is a nine story facility located on the Puyallup medical campus. Built with a commitment to family-centered care, the tower will offer a specialized emergency department with its own entrance, state-of-the-art surgical suites, a rooftop heli-stop to transport trauma cases, and convenient express services that include innovative imaging and lab resources. Additionally, the new Patient Care Tower houses comfortable, family-friendly waiting areas and 80 private patient rooms 30

There will be three gardens on the ground level for patients and visitors to enjoy. The Samaritan Garden, the Labyrinth Garden, and the East Garden. There are sculptures, a small fountain, walkways, sitting areas, and beautiful northwest plants and foliage. “Patients will be able to be relax and begin to feel better in natural surroundings and beauty versus a sterile environment,” stated Clary. The topmost floors of the Patient Care Tower allow space for expansion. Plans to build future patient rooms will meet the ever-changing needs of the growing community. Patients and visitors will also find spacious parking, free valet, a full service Starbucks, and a new gift shop. Proud to be the first

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hospital in Washington to apply for LEED Certification (LEED is Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design), MultiCare Good Samaritan reflects another commitment important to the project—being a ‘green’ hospital.

The hospital will be providing literature on the tower, giving tours of the whole facility and serving refreshments to the community. Further information can be found online at

The public is invited to attend MultiCare Good Samaritan’s Patient Care Tower Open House on Sunday, February 13, 2011.

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heart disease—what is it?

Women may not experience the classic chest pain of a heart attack and might delay medical treatment, which worsens prognosis. It also appears that women’s arterial blockages are less severe in the larger arteries of the heart but instead they have abnormalities in tiny capillaries that are not well visualized with conventional testing—but are just as serious. Women also die more often from heart disease than men for the above reasons, as well as not being as vigilant about post-operative care.

robin lucas, publisher of showcase magazine

Coronary heart disease (CAD) is the buildup of plaque in the lining of an artery. When the plaque becomes irritated and inflamed, it breaks open and triggers a cascade of inflammatory reaction from the body and causes the artery to be completely blocked. We have six miles of arteries and if blood cannot flow through the artery the muscle can die. It can happen all over the body with adverse effects—for example, if blood flow is prevented to the brain, it can cause a stroke. Risk Factors Heart disease is very common because it’s largely caused by “modifiable” lifestyle choices: diet, exercising and smoking. “Non-modifiable” factors that increase risk include age, sex and genetic predisposition. Men are at risk if a first-degree relative had a heart attack before age 45; for women it’s age 55. Men Vs. Women Heart disease risk factors are the same for men and women; however, physical symptoms and post heart attack outcomes vary, say the experts.

Prevention Advice To identify your risk for CAD, assess your risk factors: are you obese, a smoker, physically inactive, have diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension or a family history of heart disease? If so, you’re at risk. If you’re uncertain, talk to a doctor. Simple tests like blood pressure, BMI and cholesterol can determine your risk. National Wear Red Day February 4

Puget Sound Women’s Day February 12, 11am - 4pm Tacoma Mall

Tacoma Heart Ball February 12, 6pm

Check out healthy educational booths, beauty tips, cooking demos & presentations throughout the day.

Your mission: Save the date. Our mission together: Save women’s lives. Heart disease is still the No. 1 killer of women. Join us in raising awareness and saving women’s lives through the following: National Wear Red Day: Friday, Feb 4 Go Red For Women Luncheon: Wednesday, May 18 Fall_americanheartassociation.indd 1

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Dover Court – joins the hip, lively shops and vendors in the historic theater district in downtown Tacoma. Yes!

Opera Alley welcomes its newest neighbor, opening November 2010! Wander through 3000 sq ft of incredible home decor, furniture and beautifully appointed collections, and elegant signature pieces to find striking home décor from our Dover Court yours!

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local spa guide Club Biella Spa & Salon 1506 Pacific Ave 253.682.2005 Jewell Day Spa 2501 6th Ave 253.572.5224 Savi Day Spa 1320 Broadway Plaza 253.627.2000 Serenity Spa Organic Spa 706 Market St 253.473.7830 Sublime Salon & Spa 1117 Broadway 253.383.LIME (5463) Gene Juarez 4502 S Steele St 253.472.9999


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

Gig Harbor

Urban Escape 2605 Jahn Ave NW 253.851.8110 Jax Salon and Spa 3111 Harborview Drive 253.851.5599 Healthy Reflections 4545 Pt Fosdick Dr NW 253.530.8005

Federal Way

8th Day Spa 34029 Hoyt Rd SW 253.838.8329 Palace Spa 1727 S 316th St 253.946.7777


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

Bonney Lake

Dolce Vita Day Spa 18401 Old Sumner Buckley Hwy 253.826.5556

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Showcase Magazine Winter 2010  

Showcase Magazine Winter 2010

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