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reflect, renew and remember... While fall is coming to an end, we reflect on the enjoyment of living in the Puget Sound area and the arrival of the holiday season. There is much to do while you’re out and about preparing for the holidays, with each day bringing exciting changes and an abundance of entertaining activities for the entire family. So sit back, relax and enjoy this issue of ShowCase Magazine... where it is all about the art of living. In this issue we highlight community and cultural arts, cuisine and fresh ideas for the gift-giving season; from gifts for your co-workers to presents which will delight your family. Speaking of family, will you be visiting aging parents during this season? Consider our thoughtprovoking article on caring for aging loved ones, with an emphasis on early conversations about elder-care needs. If you’re looking for ideas for your home style, you will appreciate Stefanie Brooks’ expert tips on “Living Your Style” to revive your home for the winter season. With all the holiday merriment that this season brings, please take a moment to remember those who are less fortunate. Volunteer your time or resources to a local organization or consider adopting a family or senior citizen in need. Whatever you choose to do, it will make someone’s season a bit brighter.


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Community members gathered to celebrate CenterFest as a part of three days of festivities at the Washington Center for the Performing Arts. Guests enjoyed a night of celebration that began with mingling over Champagne and hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres. This was followed by an intimately stunning performance by Lorna Luft with a moving tribute to her mother, Judy Garland. The gracious performer mingled with guests for over an hour at the postshow gala that followed. This most successful event raised funds for the Next Generation Arts Education Program, which supports the needs of students and artists in our community. Tammy & Alex Bunn


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community events | zoobilee Nearly 2,000 supporters enjoyed food and drink donated by 59 Tacoma-area establishments and danced the night away on four stages. The Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium was decorated in majestic jewels, bamboo and lights. The evening included a Thai classical music ensemble and airbrush artists who painted clouded leopard paw prints on patrons’ arms. Zoobilee 2011 also featured a bustling Thai market with Zoobilee’s first ever craft beer festival and the signature drink, “The Pounce,” a cocktail with an exotic kick. The evening’s festivities raised over $291,000 in cash and close to $400,000 in donated goods and services for Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium.

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artist trust fellowship recipient spotlight | dan corson

Dan Corson is a local artist who is nationally recognized for creating dynamic, large-scale, conceptually driven public artworks, often utilizing a variety of materials and technologies, including light. His projects integrate works in state capitol buildings and light rail stations, at busy public intersections, and in quiet interpretive buildings, museums, galleries and meditation chambers. His work employs engaging visceral “experiences” that envelop the viewer and draw them into the artwork—sometimes as a co-creator. LEAH GROUT How did you get your start as an artist? I was always an artist even as a kid, expressing things in a variety of ways. My undergrad degree was split between marine biology and theater design. My interest was always in creating worlds and immersive environments—but now I have traded out the actors for the public moving around, in and through my spaces. Tell me about your training and what inspires you. My Master of Fine Arts is in sculpture, and certainly that had an influence on how I see, frame and analyze things. But theater helped me understand how to manipulate the viewer, employ effects, understand the physics and psychology of light. My inspirations come from the natural world and natural phenomena. I’m also deeply interested in perception and phenomenology, so naturally I am inspired by a handful of art-

ists including James Turrell, Robert Irwin, Ann Hamilton and Tim Hawkinson. I hope the pieces not only act to transform and shift people’s experiences, providing that aha moment, but also cause them to return to it over time to “see more.” I also want them to move you. I want you to have a feeling for it. True apathy, no feeling at all, is how I would gauge failure. What are your aspirations for your work? I hope my work can be seen in more museums. There is often a schism between public art and museum work and I hope that rift gets smaller. I also hope to work more internationally. Corson Studios • 206.910.5669 •



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The Musical—Oliver! November 25 - December 31 Lakewood Playhouse 5729 Lakewood Towne Ctr | 253.588.0042 Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella November 25 - December 31 The 5th Avenue Theatre 1308 5th Ave, Seattle |206.625.1900

Olympia Family Theater presents A Christmas Story December 2 - 18 Washington Center for Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586 Candlelight Christmas in the Harbor December 8 - 11 Gig Harbor’s Historic Downtown Waterfront District 253.514.0071 |

Pinocchio November 26 - December 23 Knutzen Family Theatre 200 SW Dash Pt Rd, Federal Way | 253.661.1444 America in Prints November 30, 10:30am Tacoma Art Museum 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma | 253.272.4258

December Cantus, All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 December 3, 7pm Urban Grace Church 902 Market St, Tacoma | 253.591.5894

Magical Strings 31st Annual Yuletide Concert December 16, 7:30pm Urban Grace Church 902 Market St, Tacoma | 360.385.5885 and December 17, 7:30pm Town Hall 1119 8th Ave, Seattle| 360.385.5885 A Baroque Christmas December 17 & 18 Mason United Methodist Church 2710 N Madison St, Tacoma | 253.265.3042 Dance Theatre Northwest’s Nutcracker December 17 & 18 Mount Tahoma Auditorium 1911 Pacific Ave, Tacoma | 253. 778.534

25th Annual Kent Celtic Yuletide Concert December 4, 3pm Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center 10020 SE 256th St, Kent |253.856.5051 Holiday Concert December 4, 2pm St. Luke’s Church 515 S 312th St, Federal Way | 253.529.9857 The Nutcracker December 9 - 18 Washington Center for Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586


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January Cathy McClure: Activation January 6, 2-3pm Bellevue Art Museum 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue | 425.519.0749

National Geographic Live! Annie Griffith January 20, 7:30pm Washington Center for Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586 Late Nite Catechism: Til Death Do Us Part January 20 - 29 Theatre on the Square 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894

Gilbert & Sullivan’s I’ve Got A Little Twist January 14, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894 Play it Again, Sam January 19 - February 12 Lakewood Playhouse 5729 Lakewood Towne Ctr | 253.588.0042

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo February 11, 7:30pm Pantages Theater 901 Broadway, Tacoma | 253.591.5894

Jake Shimabukuro January 20, 7:30pm Rialto Theater Court C, Tacoma | 253.591.5894

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

Trio Lucero del Norte Concert January 7, 2pm Tacoma Art Museum 1701 Pacific Ave, Tacoma | 253.272.4258 Wired for Sound January 10, 7pm Slavonian Hall 2306 N 30th St, Tacoma | 253.752.2135

The National Broadway Tour of Young Frankenstein February 7 & 8, 7:30pm Washington Center for Performing Arts 512 Washington St SE, Olympia | 360.753.8586

Plaisir d’Amour (The Pleasure of Love) February 14, 7pm Slavonian Hall 2306 N 30th St, Tacoma | 253.752.2135 Seattle Philharmonic Orchestra January 22, 2pm Knutzen Family Theatre 200 SW Dash Pt Rd, Federal Way 253.661.1444


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artist spotlight | jake shimabukuro It’s rare for a young musician to earn comparisons with Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. It’s even rarer to find an artist who has entirely redefined an instrument by his early 30s. But Jake Shimabukuro has already accomplished these feats, and more, in a little over a decade of playing and recording music on the ukulele. In the energetic hands of Shimabukuro, the traditional Hawaiian instrument of four strings and two octaves is stretched and molded into a complex and bold musical force. On his most recent album “Peace Love Ukulele” (which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard World Album Chart), Jake and his “uke” effortlessly mix jazz, rock, classical, traditional Hawaiian music and folk, creating a sound that’s both technically masterful and emotionally powerful—and utterly unique in the music world. Jake Shimabukuro is a ukulele virtuoso whose covers and original works make a niche musical genre show universally loved. Expect him to coax unexpectedly complex rhythms, moods and harmonies out of his instrument’s two-octave range during his performance at the Rialto Theater in Tacoma on January 20, 2012. LEAH GROUT What do you hope people take away from your music? I hope listeners experience the same joy that I’m experiencing while strumming the ukulele. The ukulele is one of the easiest instruments to play. Anyone can pick it up for the first time, learn a couple chords and immediately start strumming songs. It’s so relaxing. I always tell people that playing the ukulele is like an entire yoga session in one strum. When did you first pick up the ukulele? I first picked up the ukulele at the age of 4. My mom played and taught me my first few chords. I started out strumming mainly traditional Hawaiian music as a child. But later, I enjoyed the challenge of trying to play other styles of music like rock, jazz and classical.

style. I love all forms of music and try not to get locked into one genre. Bill Cosby inspired me to be a solo performer. Cosby could simply sit in a chair with a microphone, tell stories and bring joy to millions. What do you hope to accomplish with “Peace Love Ukulele”? I believe the ukulele is the instrument of peace. If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place.

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the art of living community

obstacles, options, and opportunities for aging adults The holidays can be a wonderful time to reconnect with family. They can also be a time that you might find out that Mom or Dad needs more help than before in preparing meals, or that their house and yard have become too much for them to care for. Or that they are having difficulty remembering simple details. “Pay attention to these simple warning signs,” says Marilyn Richards, director of community relations at Clare Bridge of Olympia. “These are good indicators that your loved one(s) should look into adult aging living options.” Starting the Conversation

When it comes to helping your elderly loved one and broaching the next step in living options, Stella Henry, R.N., author of The Eldercare Handbook, says that many seniors unrealistically believe they can take care of themselves for the rest of their lives. And that’s where their children or other family members can be instrumental in identifying the problem and instigating change. No matter what your parent’s age, Henry and other experts say that now is the time to begin communicating about the future. “If you open the lines of communication early on, it is an easier process overall,” says Donna Baker, General Manager of Colonial Inn of Olympia. “Not to mention, you want to start the conversation early so that the parent is making the decision rather than someone else. You want to avoid a situation where it comes down to a crisis state of affairs.” Baker continues, which could result in confused elders, disorganized yet well-meaning children, and a family in chaos.


Start the conversation with a list of questions such as these to assess the needs of your loved one: • How many prepared meals will be needed each day? • What type of services and health care will be needed? • Is there a retirement or savings plan available? Long-term health insurance? Assessing Options

Debbie Baker, Director of Community relations at the Weatherly Inn Tacoma, outlines the following five factors to consider with your parents when evaluating living options: Location: It is best to look first at options in close proximity to your home. Your aging parents may want some privacy, but this does not mean they want isolation. Budget: Retirement communities can be expensive, but by evaluating all your resources and needs you will be able to make educated decisions. Keep in mind that in Washington, facilities see a 2–4 percent average annual rate increase, which should be planned into your budget.

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continued from page 16 Facilities: Will the facility provide daily meals? If so, how many? Before signing any papers, evaluate the charges associated with the overall package such as insurance, gardening services, laundry, country club memberships, home maintenance and trash collection. Amenities: Consider options that support your parentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; current activities: exercise, hobbies, doctorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s appointments, shopping and health care needs. Is there a level of care that supports their needs? People: Tour the facilities and get a feel for the people that live and work there. Can you imagine your parents being happy there? Because your parents have always been there for you, it is time to return the same kindness. Help them become educated about the options available, early on, so they will find the best retirement community or assisted living facility to meet their needs. LEAH GROUT

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The Colonial Inn of Olympia 3730 14th Ave SE, Olympia 360.459.9110

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the bite 1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma 253.238.8000

The Bite Restaurant is located in Tacoma’s elaborate Hotel Murano. The accommodation’s lobby boasts a world-class art collection. The same commitment to quality extends into every feature of this luxury hotel.

Chicken olivada is roasted to a crispy golden brown. The poultry is smothered in a mixture of green and Kalamata olives along with grape tomatoes. It is drizzled with wine sauce and accompanied by the ultimate comfort food—Yukon gold mashed potatoes.

The menu at The Bite has a lot to live up to. Traditional fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner is prepared with an elegant twist. Whatever you do, save room for dessert.

Truffled macaroni and cheese is an adult version of a childhood favorite. Pasta shells are tossed in a light cream sauce incorporating three cheeses—parmesan, ricotta and white cheddar—and truffle oil. The dish contains a generous amount of the shaved, earthy delicacy.

The limoncello cured salmon is a superb starter. Similar in texture to cold-smoked salmon or sashimi, the northwest favorite is cured in Italian lemon liqueur and then sliced. Served on thin rosemary crackers spread with chive crème fraiche, it is topped with mild red onion gremolata. The presentation is striking—the appetizer is served on a sheet of forest green nori. Fried garlic herb potatoes glazed with sautéed mushrooms and a sauce combining demi-glace and a reduction of Zinfandel are the basis for fries and gravy. Lighter than expected, the sauce has a remarkable depth of flavor, showcasing the nuances of the red wine and reduced beef stock. The dish is finished with a sprinkling of piquant gorgonzola.

A clever dessert creation, coffee and donuts, is dense bread pudding created from Krispy Krème donuts. It is topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate espresso sauce. If a new rendition of an old classic doesn’t sound good to you, try the lemon crème brulee or the ten-layer chocolate cake. You won’t be disappointed. MARY MORGAN


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“Mediterranean” at Boccata Deli and Market means not merely Italian, but also Greek, French and Lebanese. Owner Darin Harris grew up in Centralia and spent time in kitchens in Seattle and surrounding areas. After gleaning firsthand knowledge of Italian cuisine in Italy, Harris returned to Lewis County to open Boccata. He and a small, close knit staff offer lunch and dinner at the informal eatery, now in its seventh year. Traditional Italian-style meats produced on the West Coast, fresh produce, imported cheeses and hand-formed loaves of preservative-free artisan breads elevate Boccata’s made-toorder sub sandwiches, hand-tossed thin-crust pizza, salads and pitas above standard deli fare. Table service, cloth napkins and a worthy wine list—featuring Widgeon Hill Winery and Portuguese, Italian and French wines—make for more refined evening dining. Boccata also offers live jazz piano and acoustic guitar on the weekends.

The Spanish dish paella di faro is a unanimous favorite of patrons and staff. Its saffron basmati rice is a scrumptious base for a complex flavor array of seafood, spiced sausage, tomatoes, green peas and onions. Paella remains constant on a menu of simple yet elegant pasta, seafood, steak and lamb dishes. Harris aims to keep the biannual rotation of dishes exciting for guests. “I’ve set the menu up for eating in courses or sharing tapas with a group,” he says. Special sheets offer variety which encourages taste exploration. Cooking classes are also presented on a regular basis. An easy stop off Interstate 5, Boccata offers a casual atmosphere—without the white tablecloths. “We want people to feel like they can come here if they’re in jeans or just worked all day. They don’t have to change into fancy attire to come for dinner,” Harris says. “It’s fine dining in a relaxed environment where you can eat excellent food and drink good wine at reasonable prices.” JENNIFER JOHNSON


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dining guide Tacoma Asado 2810 6th Ave | 253.272.7770


Cutter’s Point Coffee 1936 Pacific Ave | 253.272.7101 Indochine Asian Dining Lounge 1924 Pacific Ave | 253.272.8200 The Melting Pot 2121 Pacific Ave | 253.535.3939 The Social Bar and Grill 1715 Dock St | 253.301.3835 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 University Place Massimo Italian Bar and Grill 4020 Bridgeport Way W 253.503.1902


Trapper’s Sushi 206 39th Ave SW | 253.891.2046 Bonney Lake Trapper’s Sushi/Sushi Town 20649 Hwy 410 E | 253.891.2046

Federal Way Indochine Seafood & Satay Bar 31406 Pacific Hwy S | 253.529.4214 McGrath’s Fish House 1911 S 320th St | 253.839.5000

Sumner Windmill Bistro 16009 60th St E | 253.826.7897

Kent Banyan Tree Restaurant 504 Ramsay Way | 253.981.6333

Olympia Cicada 700 4th St E | 360.753.5700

Centralia Boccata Deli & Market 405 N Tower Ave | 360.736.2404

Mercato Ristorante 111 Market St NE | 360.528.3663 Portofino Ristorante 101 Division St NW | 360.352.2803 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

Gig Harbor Brix25 7707 Pioneer Way | 253.858.6626

Mama Stortini’s 3207 E Main | 253.845.7569

Tides Tavern 2925 Harborview Dr | 253.858.3982

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Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club has emerged as the premier wedding facility of South King County.

From our beautiful outdoor ceremony site to our richly appointed banquet room, it is easy to see why Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club is the perfect location for your special occasion. | 253-927-4440 3583 SW 320th St, Federal Way, WA

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1)Reface – it’s that time of year to cozy up to the fireplace. Old brick, dated tile or a wimpy mantel can ruin the look of a fireplace which is often a focal point of a room. For a new look, consider updating the existing tile, painting the mantel and the fireplace louvers or adding some decorative trim pieces to the mantel. 2)Recover – We all have that one favorite furniture piece

3)Reflect – Add a little sparkle to your home by using metallics such as bronze, silver or gold. A gold threaded silk taffeta drapery, a large silver serving dish or a bronze lamp with a great shade. 4)Refresh – Change up your palette by painting a wall or adding a wall covering to your space. It is one of the least expensive ways to freshen up a space. Choose warmer earthy tones in the winter. 5)Replace – Dated light fixtures? Start with replacing one in the entry or dining room, with a current style and updated finish. Another way to enhance the lighting throughout your home is to add a dimmer switch to areas such as the living and dining rooms.

6)Restore – garage sales, thrift stores and local antique shops are a great place to start for that one piece that will be unique to you and your home.

live your style turn your home into a winter retreat When temperatures dip outside, it’s time to cozy up inside. Interior design expert Stefanie Brooks offers ideas to warm up and add your style to every room of your house.

7)Reuse – With as often as we all like to change out our accessories, such as pillows, bedding, lamps etc, hang on to them for use in other rooms or for the simple fact that most styles rotate and will be back before you know it. STEFANIE BROOKS


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that lasts throughout the years. However, the upholstery tends to get worn, faded or simply dated. Put a new spin on the piece with selecting a great fabric, adding a trim or changing the stain color.



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local designer customizes lamp shades: rd shady

The result is RD Shady, a shade cover that is similar to a slip cover for a sofa. The name is a nod to the two women’s home décor shop in Olympia, Red Door Interiors, and a tongue-in-cheek reference to the product itself. It will create a “clean fresh look in a room without buying all new furnishings,” says Anderson, who designed the cover. After having worked with award-winning Seattle designer Rocky Rochon, Anderson knows that quality of craftsmanship and ease of use are of the utmost importance. The shade covers are made to last while also being easily interchangeable as a family grows or current styles and fashion trends change. Depending on the customer’s budget, shades can be made from higher-end fabrics from Robert Allen and Waverly or simple, more affordable varieties. “Lamp shades are mostly plain neutrals and tend to disappear in a room,” says the Olympia business owner. “An RD Shady shade will draw the eye if a bold pattern or imagery is used.” The options are almost limitless, including eye-catching neutrals and raised patterns, seasonal and holiday imagery, and sportsthemed patterns. Shades can be masculine or feminine, for kids’ rooms, the study or a dining room. Whether the shades are to be a focal point or unobtrusive, they’re 100 percent customizable. Aiming to keep business as local as possible, Anderson says the product will be manufactured in the Northwest. Pacific Market Center in Seattle will be the first large retailer to carry RD Shady beginning in January 2012. RD Shady will also be available through Red Door Interiors this winter. JENNIFER JOHNSON


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Over the past 10 years that Lara Anderson and Kathy Lathrop have worked in home décor and design, one thing has stood out: great lamps with awful shades can ruin a room. In keeping with their mutual desire to create beauty in people’s lives, Anderson and Lathrop started dreaming up ways to solve this common style problem, since purchasing brand new lamps and shades is costly.

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shopping guide Tacoma



Gig Harbor

Women’s Clothing Boutique 2711 6th Ave 253.761.0984

Fragrance & Personal Care Essentials 406 Capitol Way South 800.943.2707

Fine Jewelery 103 South Meridian 253.848.1332

Art & Accessories 3133 Harborview Dr 253.858.7736

Annette B. Boutique

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Hand Crafted Jewelry 4712 Brookdale Rd East 253.307.9680


Women’s Clothing Boutique 2614 North Proctor 253.761.5531

Selden’s Furniture

Archibald Sisters

Belleza Ropa

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

Courtyard Antiques

Victoria Sells Antiques

Antiques & Bistro 705 4th Ave East 360.352.3864

Ginger Street

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

Tacoma Mall

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


South Hill Mall

Clothing, Jewelry, Dining 512 South Meridian 253.840.2828

Fine Furnishings & Home Decor 1802 62nd Ave East 253.922.5700 Clothing, Jewelry, Dining 4502 South Steel St 253.475.4565

Johnson Jewelers

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

A Picket Fence


Old Cannery Furniture Store

Federal Way

Home Decor, Gifts & Jewelry 1006 Main St 253.863.6048

Home Furnishings 13608 Valley Ave East 253.863.0422


Upscale Children’s Boutique 926 Main St 253.299.6221

Custom Designed Jewelry 235 First Ave South 253.859.4112

Federal Way Custom Jewelers

Custom Jewelry 1810 South 320th St 253.839.7389




Eileen Fisher Tribal Comfy NYDJ Dansko, Wolky J. Seibel, Fidji Birkinstocks 101 Capitol Way N. Olympia, WA 98501 360.352.ROPA

Red Door, with an eye for fabulous, blends fresh color, bold texture and style bringing repurpose to vintage furnishings at a conscious price! Back by popular demand the Legend of Tinsel Christmas Spider. Red Door is dressed for the holidays and full of unique one of kind gifts for everyone on your Christmas list.

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Peace Love and Ukulele

Peace Love and Ukulele album, with drums, bass, and even orchestral strings filling in the spaces behind the ukulele. Jake Shimabukuro, $12

Big Ticket Cultural Giving

Invest in art (or at least a print), and help a friend add color to their space. You can’t go wrong with prints from local artists. $ varies

From its headquarters in Carlsbad, Callaway issued its latest and greatest iron earlier this year. The X-24 Hot Iron is the longest, most accurate iron in the popular X series, thanks to a special technology that keeps the clubface hot. Graphite: $112.50/club, $899/ set; steel: $87.50/club, $699/set

Food for Thought

“Chock full of educational tidbits about feel-better food, Ancient Wisdom, Modern Kitchen: Recipes from the East for Health, Healing, and Long Life makes a great gift for anyone interested in Eastern traditions and cuisines. San Diego authors Yuan Wang, Warren Sheir and Mika Ono have compiled more than 150 recipes.” Lifelong Books $19.95

Feeling Smitten

Feeling Smitten cupcake bath bomb set, fruity trio, perfect luxurious gift. Scents of cranberry, grapefruit, orange, ginger ale and sugar come together for the best feel good fizz. Feeling Smitten Bath Bakery, $17.50


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Whether you are selecting a gift for your family or a dear friend, the ShowCase staff has searched all over town for the best gifts this holiday season.




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salon & spa guide Tacoma Embellish Multispace Salon & Spa 1121 Ct D | 253.752.8144 Savi Day Spa 1320 Broadway Plaza | 253.627.2000 Vamp Salon & Spa 1117 Broadway Plaza | 253.579.1081

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Olympia Antidote Salon & Spa 703 Lilly Road NE | 360.493.1900 Premiere Salon & Spa 111 Market St NE | 360.753.3299 Puyallup Chardonnay Beauty & Day Spa 6825 112th St E | 253.840.0684 Transformation Salon & Spa 8114 112th St Ct E | 253.904.8397 Bonney Lake Dolce Vita Day Spa 18401 Sumner Buckley Hwy | 253.826.5556 Lashes & Locks 19902 S Prairie Rd E | 253.862.2100

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Gig Harbor Healthy Reflections Medical & Day Spa 4545 Pt Fosdick Dr NW | 253.530.8005 Kent Pure Escape Spa 24030 132nd Ave SE | 253.630.1332



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