Platinum March 2016

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Game on! No matter the season, show off your team spirit with style. Page 4

Into the Woods

Sweet Renovation Must-consider features during a master en suite redo. Page 8

Wooden boats make a comeback–or did they never leave? Page 17

Driving Iceland’s Ring Road Spend eight days on Route 1 in the Land of Fire and Ice. Page 14

Philanthropy SPOTLIGHT On Saturday, Nov. 19, 2015, the 16th Annual Spokane Humane Society FurrBall raised $80,000 to provide care, shelter and placement for lost, neglected and unwanted animals in the greater Spokane area. Five hundred attendees enjoyed auctions, parades of adoptable animals, dinner and dancing with music by Jazz Northwest at the Davenport Grand Hotel. M.C. Mark Peterson makes a friend during the dog parade, photo courtesy Spokane Humane Society.

Project Beauty ShareÂŽ is an initiative to collect cosmetics and beauty products for vulnerable women in the Spokane community. In December 2015, approximately 25 Project Beauty ShareÂŽ volunteers ďŹ lled 1,500 Christmas gift bags with hygiene and beauty items to distribute through local agencies for women in need. Santa’s elves ďŹ ll Christmas gift bags for local women, photo courtesy Project Beauty ShareÂŽ.

More than 400 community members gathered at Northern Quest Resort and Casino on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, for the Fifth Annual Leadership Lights the Way Gala. The auction and dinner raised $25,000 to support the mission of Leadership Spokane, which develops dedicated leaders that collaborate in order to grow an active and diverse network that serves and strengthens local communities. LEFT TO RIGHT Leadership Spokane King Cole Luminary Award winner Scott Morris with Mary Cole and Connie Stark, photo by Adriane P. Borgias.

Upcoming Events April 14 s 3POKANE #ITIZEN (ALL OF &AME "REAKFAST Spokane Public Library Foundation,

April 29 s ,IGHT THE 7AY $INNER AND !UCTION American Childhood Cancer Organization Inland Northwest,

April 30 s "UILDING $REAMS $INNER AND !UCTION West Central Community Center,

May 13 s (OOKED ON #ONSERVATION TH !NNIVERSARY 3PLASH Inland Northwest Land Conservancy,

May 16 s 7OMEN (ELPING 7OMEN &UND "ENEFIT ,UNCHEON Women Helping Women Fund, If your local organization is hosting a benefit or gala that you would like to see in PHILANTHROPY SPOTLIGHT, please email with event information (inclusion is subject to space).

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Publisher William Stacey Cowles III Director, Sales & Marketing Kathleen Coleman Product Development Manager Daniel Fritts Art Director/Designer Anne Potter Contributors Joe Butler Cheryl-Anne Millsap Shallan Knowles Theresa Tanner Eric Tra Dan Webster Advertising Sarah Little








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Love-all How to gear up for a swinging tennis season. Page 16

PHOTOGRAHER Dan Cooley MODEL Maxine Barber (Mitchell Artist Management) HAIR Jerrold Sobida (House of POp) MAKEUP Sydnee Mack (The Make-up Studio) STYLING Theresa Tanner, Anne Potter WARDROBE &Kloth, Nordstrom, Sport Town PROPS Spokane Hoopfest, The Spokesman-Review

Also In This Issue 3 3 4 6 8 9 9 11 12 14 17 18 18 19

Finishing Touches Filled to the Brim Sideline Chic Lovely Linens Sweet Renovation Green Upgrade A Tisket A Tasket 2 Days in Tokyo Northwest Weekend Getaways Driving Iceland’s Ring Road Into the Woods Once Upon a Toast Spring Break Reading Break Gorge like a Grown-up

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Finishing Touches Build me up, buttercup…start with a sunny yellow base and accent your look with serene blues and palpable patterns. - Theresa Tanner is a writer, editor and social media coordinator for Platinum.

Galleria bag, $2,390,

COACH “Taylor” crossbody handbag, $195,

LAGOS sterling silver caviar tassel necklace, $895, Ellen Tracy button accent ponte sheath dress, $118,

Cut-out leather belt, $495,

Floe necklace, $54, Oyster Perpetual Lady-Datejust 26, price varies,

“Rafia” horsebit leather wedge, $595,

Manolo Blahnik “Aneska” lace-up flats, $795,

Flex Logo mid-heel pump, $99,

Filled to the Brim Ready for a day in the sun? Don a straw hat with festive features to stand out in a crowd while protecting your skin. Littledoe ‘Jericho’ fedora, $220,

Eugenia Kim ‘Brigitte’ boater hat, $425,

Helen Kaminski ‘Raffia’ sun hat, $230,

Gladys Tamez ‘The Talitha’ Panama straw hat, $360,

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Want to score points with sports fans? Show off your team spirit, and remember that the right accessories and attitude turn a cute jersey into a sartorial statement.

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Stay warm during the pre-game tailgate with this soft, lined moto jacket. Outfits 1 & 3

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Cropped, form-fitting jeans with just enough distress for a suitably casual Game Day look. Outfits 1 & 2


These cute booties remind us of old-school leather football helmets; vintage and sporty! Outfits 1 & 5

A classic athletic shoe for men and women, and practical for post-game partying. Outfit 4

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Go for gold with dangly earrings and a loose, warm-hued leather bracelet. Outfits 3 & 5 !





5 Non-slip headbands stay in place and keep your view clear for each and every play. Outfit 5

6 A dark wash jean with deconstructed details that goes day to night with sneakers to heels. Outfits 3 & 4



They shine like leather, but these skinny ankle jeans are infinitely more comfortable. Outfits 5 & 6

1 Blaine Bowen tie front T-shirt, $64; Henry & Belle jeans, $149; Leather wrap bracelet, $34; Fate jacket, $84 [&Kloth]. BP. booties, $99.95 [Nordstrom].

2 Under Armour tank top, $26, [Sport Town]. Henry & Belle jeans, $149; Pewter earrings, $32 [&Kloth]. BP. sandal, $59.95 [Nordstrom].


3 Blue 84 T-shirt, $30 [Sport Town]. edyson jeans, $96; Gold earrings, $19.95; Fate jacket, $84 [&Kloth]. Halogen® pump, $99.95 [Nordstrom].

PHOTOGRAHER Dan Cooley MODEL Maxine Barber (Mitchell Artist Management) HAIR Jerrold Sobida (House of POp) MAKEUP Sydnee Mack (The Make-up Studio) STYLING Theresa Tanner, Anne Potter WARDROBE &Kloth, Nordstrom, Sport Town PROPS Spokane Hoopfest, The Spokesman-Review

4 NFL Team Apparel sweatshirt, $85 [Sport Town]. edyson jeans, $96 [&Kloth]. Converse Chuck Taylor® sneaker, $54.95 [Nordstrom].



Studded pumps aren’t allowed on the court, but they’re a game changer for any outfit. Outfit 3

With a snake-leather texture, these mod slip-ons are by no means simple. Outfit 6

the line in a sleek, ack dress sandal. Outfit 2

No penalty for roughing with rugged but pretty pewter jewelry. Outfit 2 & 6

Nike Team Authentic jersey, $75; One Up Bands headband, $15 [Sport Town]. Henry & Belle pants, $168; Gold earrings, $19.95 [&Kloth]. BP. booties, $99.95 [Nordstrom]

A clear gloss over a berry-red stain is youthful and vibrant. Stila Cherry Crush Lip & Cheek Stain, $24, The Make-up Studio.

Give all-day body to your blowout with this light styling product. R+Co. Aircraft Pomade Mousse, $29, House of POp.

6 Under Armour running shirt, $45 [Sport Town]. Henry & Belle pants, $168; Pewter bracelet, $46 [&Kloth]. Halogen® sneaker, $69.95 [Nordstrom]. ALSO FEATURED Nike Team Authentic WSU Cougars Jersey, $85; Blue 84 EWU Eagles T-shirt, $24; Under Armor University of Idaho tank top, $30 [Sport Town].

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We’d never turn down a good, old-fashioned Swedish massage, but there are a host of unique spa treatments available locally. The next time you decide to “treat yo’ self,� splurge and try something new!

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Paisley, peach and pale blue‌ vintage-inspired oral prints with pretty pastels are in vogue for your home’s wardrobe this season. Humming Marsh Wallpaper $198/roll, www. Multicolored Corinne Concealed Tab Top Curtains $69.98, New Moon Tablecloth $ 69.95 – $79.95, Chas Armchair - Blue Meadow $499.95,


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Gemma Rose Reversible Duvet Cover & Shams $29.50-129, - Theresa Tanner



Fire and Ice Facial Peel No, George R.R. Martin hasn’t extended his Game of Thrones series into beauty products. With aromas of warm cinnamon and cool peppermint, this innovative clinical facial includes a rejuvenating masque with controlled exfoliation that treats and hydrates the skin for a smooth and soft complexion. $120 at Werschler Aesthetics [, (509) 344-FACE]

Solfeggio Frequency Massage

Flotation Therapy Float Spokane owner Jerrod Riggan opened the oat center with his wife Jennifer in November 2015. He thinks of oating as “a natural chiropractic visit.â€? Isolated in a Dreampod and suspended in 93-degree temperature water saturated with 1,100 lbs. of Epsom salt, oaters enjoy time to de-stress while alleviating joint or muscle pain. The Riggans thought Spokane was the ideal place for a oat center, especially for athletes and outdoorsy people in need of a calm, post-workout recovery, not to mention all of us desk jockeys hunched over our computers all day.

Another “twofer� therapy! Sound therapy promotes relaxation, mental clarity and physical well-being through the use of Solfeggio Frequency tuning forks. Licensed Massage Practitioner Lisa Harkness of Cashmere Skin and Body recommends “getting tuned� every 6-8 weeks to alleviate both emotional and physiological stress. The treatment can be combined with any kind of physical massage, and Harkness notes that many clients even fall asleep during sound therapy. $75 at Cashmere Skin and Body [, (509) 443-4293]

$49 for new customers; multi-oat packages and memberships also available at Float Spokane [, (509) 309-3842]

Circling Raven Golf Pedicure Designed speciďŹ cally for golfers, or anyone who has had a long day on their feet. With a hydrating, skin-softening soak, exfoliation and soothing foot massage, your tootsies will be good as new, and ready to make the rounds in the casino at night. $60 at Coeur d’Alene Casino Spa Ssakwa’q’n [, (855) 232-2772]

Moroccanoil Rejuvenation Ritual The ultimate in relaxation and beautiďŹ cation. Inspired by the Moroccan hammam (bathhouse), this body ritual includes an exfoliating body massage, skin hydrating treatment, hot stone massage with Pend Oreille river stones and scalp massage. $200 at Northern Quest La Rive Spa [, (509) 481-6108] - Theresa Tanner

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Renovation Thoughtful bathroom and closet features that you absolutely must consider during a master en suite redo.



Free Form Claw-foot tubs are classic, but freestanding tubs have a clean, modern look that echoes the curvature of many vessel sinks.

Light the Way In a closet, you want to A) find items quickly, and B) know what your ensemble will look like in daylight or candle light. Diffuse light with a central pendant light, and eliminate dark corners with back lighting.

Heating Element From frosty fall to soggy spring, radiant heat flooring is a worthwhile extravagance in the Northwest. Private Privy A toilet room with a locking door, because you don’t want to share everything with your partner. Let’s leave it at that.

Works of Art Shoes, jewelry and handbags are probably some of the most treasured items in your closet. Create displays that allow these accessories to be readily appreciated with glass cupboards.

Shower Power Door-less showers are more accessible for people of all ages and abilities, and they require much less cleaning. Builtin shower benches are also functional yet luxurious; you’ll feel like you’re at the spa!

Such Great Heights Utilize every inch of space by storing out-ofseason clothes at the very tip top of your closet. Rotate items every three to six months, which also may motivate you to donate any rarely worn pieces to a local thrift store. - Theresa Tanner

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GREEN UPGRADE Don’t let the price tag on energy-efficient features of custom homes—about $50,000—give you sticker shock. Houses with such features can save over $4,000 a year in water and energy bills. Plus, you get to feel good about conserving resources! Here’s how these green features can save you money in the long run. Double Sealed California-based homebuilder KB Home’s energy-efficient model home design, Double ZeroHouse, has two layers of insulation in the walls to act

like a thermos, keeping the cool or heat trapped inside. Argon gas sealed between double-paned windows creates a similar effect at the home’s most vulnerable points. Hot Water A tankless water heater uses less energy because it only heats water when activated, and uses 3,000 gallons less than a traditional model, according to the EPA’s WaterSense program. Green homes like Double ZeroHouse are also equipped to store and treat graywater for irrigation use.

Sun Spots Solar panels have grown in popular home use over several decades, converting sunlight into energy to power the home. DoubleZero House also has reflective tiles placed on its roof to help control the home’s temperature. Smart Star Purchasing Energy Star rated appliances is a good way to begin your energy-efficient upgrade without a fullblown remodel, with various machines using between 9 and 35 percent less energy than unrated models. - Theresa Tanner

a Tisket a Tasket Instead of an oversized bag or wasteful gift wrap, present gifts in wicker baskets. They are more sustainable than other kinds of packaging, and the practical and decorative uses of baskets can be enjoyed by the recipient for years to come.

Easter Brunch Serving tray $128, Gifts inside… cocktail mixers, liquor miniatures, paper straws, candy

Mother’s Day Flower basket $74.99, Gifts inside… pre-filled with an arrangement of roses, lilies and mums

Father’s Day Fishing creel $69, Gifts inside… fishing reel, flies, soup thermos, beef jerky

Graduation Pannier bicycle basket $79.99, Gifts inside… a quality bike lock, travel coffee mug, grocery store gift cards - Theresa Tanner

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Introducing the Kalispel Golf and Country Club The Inland Northwest’s Most Historic Golf Club (Established In 1898) New Restaurant – 1898 Public House Opening to the public April 2016 New State-Of-The-Art Golf Simulators With 93 Championship Courses New GPS-Equipped Golf Carts For information on memberships visit Formerly the Spokane Country Club 2010 W. Waikiki Rd. Spokane, WA 99218




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Sunset in Tokyo Unless you’re engaged in business, or you’re Anthony Bourdain, few travelers are going to schedule a two-day stopover in Japan. But if you’ve already decided to visit another Asian country – China, for example – you just might want to add Japan to your itinerary.

for some), many travelers find that getting around by foot is the best way to get to know a place.


That’s what we did a few years ago when we visited friends in Beijing. Wanting to make the most of the trip, we decided to check out Tokyo. But we had only a short 48 hours. What to do?

Don’t try to do too much. Use your short stay more as a scouting opportunity. Check out as many sites as you think you can fit in, but be practical. After all, what is the point of running through something like Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden with its 20,000 trees – some 1,500 of which are cherry – without pausing to stop and smell the … well, cherry blossoms?

Following are a few suggestions for an efficient but exciting entry to Japan.


But do get a feel for what you might want to see on a second visit. I’ve already mentioned Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden. But that’s only one of many Tokyo sites. Here are a few others:

Limit your options. Just as everyone’s first trip to France will likely involve a visit to Paris, we decided our first trip to Japan should take us only to Tokyo. But even the thought of exploring a metropolis with 50-some neighborhoods in 48 hours was daunting, so we stayed mainly in the city’s busy Shinjuku ward.


Shibuya’s Meiji Shrine: Dedicated in 1920, and rebuilt following destruction during World War II, the shrine is a 170-acre forest retreat from city hustle. Night in Shinjuku


Opt for public transportation. Even given our inability to speak or read Japanese, we found the train trip from Narita Airport to Shinjuku (and back) easy to navigate and as comfortable as any train travel we’ve ever experienced. And since our hotel was located near the busy Shinjuku Station railway hub, we could use that when needed. Just try to avoid rush hour.


When possible, hoof it. All of Tokyo is crowded, Shinjuku in particular (Wikipedia reports that the district’s estimated population of nearly 337,556 amounts to some 18,517 persons per square kilometer). But unless pouring rain is an issue (as it sometimes is), or you have a disability (a reality

Tokyo Tower: Located in the Minato district, the Eiffel Tower-inspired structure was built in 1958 and features a museum, restaurants, shops and two observation decks.

Cherry Blossom Festival: More of an experience than a place to visit, the festival usually runs from late March through the first week of April. Tokyo National Museum: A must-see for museum lovers and anyone wanting to learn more about Japanese culture. Short visits, especially to cities as huge as Tokyo, offer a range of challenges. Make the most of your trip, but remember: You can always return.

- Dan Webster is a former Spokesman-Review reporter who writes the blog Movies & More for

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Northwest Weekend Getaways Sometimes we all need to make a quick getaway. Life gets busy and demanding and suddenly all we want is an easy escape. Especially if we can get there without booking a flight. If you’re looking for just such an escape, here are three suggestions for an intimate Northwest experience, all just a few hours from Spokane.

Willows Lodge, Woodinville

With over 140 wineries, wine bars and tasting rooms, wine is a big part of life in Woodinville. So much so that Willows Lodge, a luxurious retreat center just 30 minutes from downtown Seattle, commemorated its 15th anniversary this past September with a comprehensive renovation and expansion featuring a decorative palette largely inspired by the Washington wine industry. Each of the 84 guest rooms and suites are decorated with high style and iconic Northwest informal elegance. Rooms include a private balcony, stone fireplace, roomy soaking tub, separate shower and Molton Brown toiletries, of course.

Photo courtesy of Willows Lodge.

For a proper pampering, the Spa at Willows Lodge offers therapeutic and aesthetic treatments with a focus on the holistic spa experience. Premium dining is also a priority at Willows Lodge with fine dining and premium wine at on-site restaurant Barking Frog, and unique nine-course meals are available daily at AAA Five Diamond-rated The Herbfarm.

Suncadia Resort, Cle Elum

Situated on 6,000 scenic acres of prime Cascade Mountain woodlands, Suncadia Resort is a true Eastern Washington paradise. The property offers a variety of lodging options from the classic mountain lodge and cozy inn to luxury vacation rentals and condominiums. Rooms are elegantly appointed and offer breathtaking views. Seasonal activities include options for the entire family, including three award-winning golf courses, groomed cross-country trails, river rafting and miles of hiking and biking trails. Inside the Lodge at Suncadia, Portals Restaurant offers sophisticated farm-to-table cuisine made with an abundance of locally-sourced ingredients.

Photo courtesy of Suncadia, A Destination Hotel.

Warm Springs Inn & Winery, Wenatchee Ludger and Julie Szmania, who owned Szmania’s Restaurant in Seattle for more than 20 years, purchased the inn in 2013. With their signature hospitality, they created a charming retreat and wedding venue in the heart of the state. The rambling vine-covered 1917 house sits on the banks of the Wenatchee River, shaded by tall trees on one side and a cherry orchard on the other. The five guest rooms and one suite are beautifully decorated and feature views of the river and gardens. Meals at the B&B are exquisitely prepared by Chef Ludger. Downtown Wenatchee, just a few minutes from the inn, offers a variety of dining and shopping options as well. Photo courtesy of Warm Springs Inn & Winery.

- Cheryl-Anne Millsap is a travel and lifestyle journalist based in Spokane.


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Nashville Skyline

Big City Fun, Boots and All As a frequent traveler I’m often asked to recommend my favorite destinations. My answer is often met with surprise. Sure, New York is great. Los Angeles is fun. But the city I enjoy like no other is Nashville, Tennessee. Surrounded by natural beauty, lively and full of interesting people and places, Nashville has a lot to offer. Named Reader’s Choice Destination of the Year in 2015 Travel + Leisure Magazine and the only U.S. city included on Lonely Planet’s 2016 Top Ten City list, this vibrant urban metropolis and historic city on the Cumberland River offers much more than the sum of its cultural history as the seat of American country music.

Sweet Dreams, Soft Pillows There are plenty of hotel rooms in this busy city but The Hermitage Hotel calls itself Nashville’s “Grand Dame” with good reason. The beautiful 1910 Beaux Arts building has been the seeand-be-seen place in Nashville since it opened in 1910. Totally renovated in 2002-2003, The Hermitage is Nashville’s only Five Diamond/Five Star property. If you prefer a more contemporary style, Loews Vanderbilt Hotel is located downtown, near Vanderbilt University. Sleek, modern and convenient, the hotel is popular with elite business travelers and music industry insiders.

An upscale option is The Capitol Grille, located at the former private men’s club at the historic Hermitage Hotel. The AAA Four Diamond-rated restaurant offers an elegant twist on traditional Southern cuisine. The innovative approach at The Catbird Seat with an interactive chef’s counter seating was already a hit in a city that loves good food, but the addition of renowned Chicago chef Ryan Poli—who took the helm at the first of the year— is the talk of the town.

Honky Tonks, American Opry and the Man in Black Nashville may be reinventing itself but every visitor should explore what made the city famous. Spend at least one night honky tonkin’ on lower Broadway, Nashville’s “music strip.” Tootsies Orchid Lounge is a classic, and you can pick up a pair of boots at Robert’s Western World while you listen. Spend a few hours in the new Johnny Cash Museum for an intimate look at the man and his life and loves. The museum is compact but it opens a big window into American music history.

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Pay a visit to Nashville’s most famous stage: The Ryman Auditorium, home of the original Grand Ole Opry. After a complete renovation, the historic auditorium is still where all the musicians, young and old, want to play.

White’s Mercantile, owned by Hank Williams’ granddaughter Holly, is a great place to find quirky and handcrafted items. Williams is a musician herself and shops for the mercantile while crisscrossing the country on tour.

Stroll through American history at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Extensive exhibits, films, musical performances and photos illustrate the evolution of music and pop culture across the United States and the world.

Gilchrist & Gilchrist is tiny, but the former cottage in Nashville’s Berry Hill area is filled with frilly vintage finds. A favorite of local “shabby chic” devotees, stars like Taylor Swift drop in from time to time to pick up a treasure.

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Drink and Dine You can’t visit Nashville without tasting the city’s signature specialty: Hot Chicken. Don’t miss Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack or Hattie B’s. Both serve the tasty—and fiery—chicken heavily spiced with cayenne pepper. Don’t worry, you can order the degree of heat that suits you best.

Frist Center for the Visual Arts is a must-see for anyone who loves art and architecture. The 24,000-square foot visual art exhibition center and educational facility is located downtown in the Art Deco building that was formerly Nashville’s U.S. Post Office and hosts a number of exhibitions each year. Schermerhorn Symphony Center, home of the award-winning Nashville Symphony Orchestra, is a beautiful neoclassical concert hall. After a day at the Ryman Auditorium or listening to up-and-coming artists downtown, elevate your Nashville experience with an evening at the symphony!

TOP TO BOTTOM Nashville music strip; Tootsies Orchid Lounge; The Ryman Auditorium; Country Music Hall of Fame; Johnny Cash Museum, photos by Cheryl-Anne Millsap.

- Cheryl-Anne Millsap

Q u i ck G u i d e t o N a s h v i l l e The Hermitage Hotel 231 6th Ave N (615) 244-3121

Prince’s Hot Chicken Shack 123 Ewing Dr (615) 226-9442

The Catbird Seat 1711 Division St (615) 810-8200

The Ryman Auditorium 116 5th Ave N (615) 889-3060

Loews Vanderbilt Hotel 2100 West End Ave (615) 320-1700 /vanderbilt-hotel

Hattie B’s West 5209 Charlotte Pike (615) 712-7137

Tootsies Orchid Lounge 422 Broadway (615) 299-1585

Country Music Hall of Fame 222 5th Ave S (615) 416-2001

The Capitol Grille 231 6th Ave N (615) 345-7116

Robert’s Western World 416B Broadway (615) 244-9552

Frist Center for the Visual Arts 919 Broadway (615) 244-3340

Fifty-First Kitchen & Bar 5104 Illinois Ave (615) 712-6111

Johnny Cash Museum 119 3rd Ave S (615) 256-1777

White’s Mercantile 2908 12th Ave S (615) 750-5379 Gilchrist & Gilchrist 2823 Bransford Ave (615) 385-2122

Schermerhorn Symphony Center 1 Symphony Pl (615) 687-6400

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henever I tell people that I spent eight days driving around Iceland, the first question they typically ask is, “Why?” And my immediate response is to start recalling the many wonders I saw. Wonders such as waterfalls and glaciers, blacksand beaches and geysers, lava fields and the fjords, valleys and stark landscape of the island’s mountainous interior. Not to mention the nightlife and dining opportunities of the capital city of Reykjavik, the outdoor activities of the northern city of Akureyri, the sunset views visible along the southern coast and the fresh seafood you can order pretty much everywhere. Also, did I mention waterfalls? But I can’t quite ever find a way to put all that into a few, simple words. So what I typically say is, “You wouldn’t believe how beautiful it is.”

snow, fog and ice. In the summer, the challenge can be traffic. In all seasons, the two-lane Route 1 requires a driver’s full attention because of the roadway’s narrow, virtually non-existent shoulders. A rental-car company representative picked us up at our hotel. And before we drove away in our standard-shift compact SUV, we were advised to take care when opening the doors. The strong Icelandic wind, we were told, had been known to blow car doors literally off their hinges. And we were off…

Reykjavik We flew nonstop from Seattle to Iceland’s Keflavik International Airport (Icelandair offers occasional special deals, including a free seven-day stopover in Reykjavik when you fly to other European destinations). As we landed

cheerfully and, apologetic that our room wasn’t yet available, both offered to store our luggage and invited us to enjoy a free breakfast. Afterward, we hiked the few blocks into Reykjavik’s center. A totally walkable city, with most of its notable sites located within a 10-block radius, Reykjavik is particularly easy for Americans to negotiate (most Icelanders speak English). Over our first couple of days, we perused Icelandic art at the National Gallery, stopped by the temporarily closed Culture House (reopened in 2015), walked up to the Church of Hallgrimskirkja that stands like a sentry at the city’s highest point (it offers a great 360-degree view that stretches many miles distant) and visited the Settlement Exhibition (main feature: a look at Viking-era life). We also hit the shops along Skólavöroustígur (which leads from Hallgrimskirkja Church downhill toward the city’s port area) and even caught several showings at the annual Reykjavik International Film Festival (mark your calendars for this year’s event: Sept. 29-Oct. 9, 2016).

Akureyri Most guides to the Ring Road suggest driving the route counter-clockwise. We chose to do the opposite, which saw us travel first north out of Reyjkavik and then east to Akureyri. We got our first taste of Iceland’s impressive landscapes, which feels like a cross between the Columbia Gorge and parts of British Columbia. Known as the Capital of North Iceland, Akureyri offers a generally mild climate, serves as a gateway to a number of outdoor activities, is a popular site for Northern Lights watching and was named one of the Best Places to Visit in Europe in 2015 by Lonely Planet.

Egilsstadir And that’s when I start describing the various things my wife and I saw as we traversed the circumference of the island, which is known as Driving the Ring Road. The Ring Road is the popular name of the 1,332-kilometer (828-mile) Route 1 that encircles all but the extreme northeast and northwest corners of Iceland. And driving it can pose a number of challenges. In the fall through early spring, the challenge can be weather: rain,



in the early-morning darkness, I heard a fellow passenger claim to have seen the Northern Lights. What a nice omen, I thought. It almost made up for our having to depart the plane via an open boarding ramp during a driving rainstorm. That disquieting reception was more than made up for when we arrived by shuttle bus (with one transfer) in Reykjavik. An employee at the charming old-world Hotel Holt greeted us

Leaving Akureyri, we encountered even more impressive countryside. Putting it in local terms, Iceland’s northern interior combines vistas of Glacier National Park, the rolling hills of the Palouse, the basalt fields of Eastern Washington, the lava fields of Sisters, Ore. and the surface of Mars. We passed up the chance to soak in a natural hot springs, visiting two of the country’s most majestic waterfalls, Godafoss and Dettifoss, instead, and then took a nature walk past a collection of bubbling geothermal mudflats.




CLOCKWISE FROM TOP The name of Iceland’s Thjofafoss waterfall translates to “thieves fall,” photo by Jean Treuthart; The Strokkur geyser erupts every 8 to 10 minutes, producing a fountain usually 15 meters high; Up close and personal with glaciers in Vik, photo by Dan Webster.

Hofn If we’d thought that Iceland had shown us all it has to offer, we were mistaken. Leaving Egilsstadir, we came to a part of Route 1 that not only goes through a mountain pass, but heads to the south-eastern seashore along a winding dirt roadway. If the slippery conditions and gale-force wind weren’t reason enough for cautious driving, the many sheep crossing the roadway certainly were. And for the first time, that day we saw the sun. From our hotel room in Hofn, we could see the distant four arms of the giant glacier Vatnajökull – one of our targets for the next day’s journey.

Vik Leaving Hofn, we drove toward the mountain of ice. An access road took us some eight kilometers inland, at which point we walked across a footbridge before realizing it would take an hour or more to get to the glacier’s edge. Feeling too old and out of shape for the many hiking/outdoor-adventures that Iceland offers, we contented ourselves by snapping a few photos before departing. We made up for our timidity later by taking a glacier lagoon tour in an amphibious boat, which allowed us to get up close and personal with huge chunks of glacier ice. Afterward, we hiked along a nearby black-sand beach on which some of those same ice chunks, a few as big as our SUV, lay strewn across the landscape.

Icelandic Parliament; Geysir, a geothermal area that includes the active geyser Strokkur; and the waterfall Gullfoss. Finally, we stopped for a soak in the Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa, which offers everything from simple bathing to overnight accommodations and dining.

Back to Reykjavik At last, we returned to the capital city, ending our six-day road trip around Iceland by downing glasses of Viking Beer along with some of the freshest fish and chips I’ve ever eaten. Yet the memories of all we experienced linger. My recollection of them should, I hope, give a definitive answer to the question of “Why Iceland?” - Dan Webster

And then we returned to Route 1 for what ended up being the most scenic part of the entire trip – lava beds that, as the kilometers passed, gave way to lichen-covered rocks that resembled giant cotton balls, fronted by seaside cliffs along the highway that looked like something from Utah’s Monument Valley.

The Golden Circle and The Blue Lagoon A few miles north of Vik, where we spent the night, an ocean-side rock arch makes for breathtaking sunset views. After enjoying the sight, we headed for one of Iceland’s most popular tourist destinations: The Golden Circle. But first we stopped at the Eyjafjallajökull Visitor Center, a family-run museum dedicated to the volcano that erupted in April 2010, and disrupted cross-Atlantic air travel for weeks. Then on to the Golden Circle, a 300-kilometer circuit that comprises three major sites: Pingvellir, archaeological site of the ancient

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Love-all From the courts of Medieval kings to stadiums named after Billie Jean King, tennis remains a popular pastime for 17 million Americas.

local dress codes (private clubs may have more rules than municipal courts). Appropriate court shoes seem to be the only constant.

And it’s big business: in 2014, the U.S. Open reported $700 million in

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Model Joey Maben, photo by Dan Cooley.

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why instruction from a certiďŹ ed United States Professional Tennis Association coach is wise. Beyond committing etiquette blunders, “doing it wrongâ€? can also hurt yourself or others. See local resources for lessons, both private and group, and youth summer camp options below.

Whether you have grand slams in your future or aren’t sure which end of the racquet to hold, it’s still an excellent game for your health – and a hobby that kids can pick up early. What do you need to swing into the game? Look no further‌

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ny well-built boat can be called sleek or seaworthy, but more appetizing adjectives refer to woodies as “buttery,” “legendary” and “timeless.”

Coeur d’Alene Custom Wood Boats describes its creations as “floating works of fine art,” and StanCraft, another local builder, offers customers “a collection of ideas” rather than a product line. Whatever you call them, they’re something special. “Truly the biggest joy about wooden boats is seeing smiles on people’s faces, whether it’s helping an owner restore one or building a new one,” said Jim Brown, who manages the wood shop for Coeur d’Alene Custom Wood Boats and has been a local builder for the last 25 years. If a boat is well crafted and well maintained, there’s no reason it can’t last for decades, which can add to its legacy. “We do restorations for some boats built in the 1930s, and the wood is still sound,” Brown said. “Some families have been enjoying and taking care of the same boat for generations.” If 2016 is the year that you’re planning to take the plunge, keep these facts in mind. They’re work. Owning any boat can be akin to throwing your money in the water, from a tiny skiff to a mega-yacht. But wooden boats do require extra TLC to guard against dry rot, sunlight/UV rays, insects and general moisture. A full varnish should be applied annually, plus a thorough inspection and touch-ups every time you take her out. Find the fans. Woodie owners are happy to share advice with fellow enthusiasts. Start with boat shows, like the Classic Boat Festival on Lake Pend Oreille each July, organized by the Inland Empire Chapter of the Antique and Classic Boat Society. Even better, find a builder: this type of construction requires creativity and technical skills, but also demands plenty of passion that they’re always willing to share.

FROM TOP Sunset ride in a woodie, photo courtesy Coeur d’Alene Custom Wood Boats; Aerial view, photo courtesy Coeur d’Alene Custom Wood Boats; Woodies of all sizes, photo courtesy StanCraft; Custom construction under way, photo courtesy Coeur d’Alene Custom Wood Boats.


Store well. No one looks forward to their final voyage each fall, or the tasks of winterization. But proper care keeps your craft seaworthy and ready for launch right about…now. During winter, store your covered vessel in a climate-controlled, ventilated space. A variety of indoor boat storage areas are available locally, and some include winterizing services.


- Joe Butler has written for various Northwest newspapers over 20 years.



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Spring is the perfect time to tip back beverages that are cooler and classier, and for discovering twists on traditional toasts and classic cocktails. This can get you out of the ‘this is what I’ve been drinking since I could reach the bar’ mentality and sipping something new. Cody Winfrey, a Spokanearea mixologist and owner of Cocktails by Cody, which provides mixing expertise and creative cocktails, said establishments with confident bartenders will be delighted to help you discover new taste and flavor combos, but not necessarily force you outside of your comfort zone. “It can be a good dialogue,” he said. “Some places will be happy to say, ‘tell me your palate, what you usually like,’ and we’ll make you something and see what you think.” When thinking spring, Winfrey likes to start by making his drinks a little more crisp and refreshing. Honey, for instance, can add a softer, subdued, seasonal touch without being especially sugary or overpowering. Winfrey, author of “Fairy Tale Cocktails,” offers three suggestions depending on the occasion and preferences.

The Beekeeper blends fresh ginger root, gin, honey and lavender bitters, and is garnished with a slice of ginger root. “The idea came from having a Bee’s Knees with friends, and we decided to add ginger and see what happens. People say it’s sweet and citrusy but not overly sugary.” Gin can be a personal preference – Winfrey said White Lady is always a winner, or some prefer Ransom, Bombay Sapphire or Big Gin. Burly and Brawny starts with whiskey (he prefers Tatoosh), then almond Monin orgeat, amaretto and black cherry soda. A candied walnut can be a garnish, covered with a little black cherry drizzle. “This drink was inspired by the movie ‘Beauty and The Beast,’ from what I think Gaston would drink and his color palette. Whiskey offers something refined with a good depth of flavor.” Honeysuckle features honey, Chenin blanc white wine, St. Germain elderflower liqueur, orange bitters, lemon juice, ice, sparkling white wine for bubbles and an orange rind garnish. This concoction was inspired by one of his friends who loves every typical “girlie” ingredient, so he combined them all into a bright spring spritzer that’s a fun substitute for the same-old Mimosas.

- Joe Butler


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FROM TOP, LEFT Honeysuckle, Burly and Brawny and The Beekeper; Bartender Cody Winfrey, photos by Shallan Knowles.

Cody Winfrey, lead bartender at Sante’s Butcher Bar, is always willing to assist those stuck in a well drink rut who want to branch out but not get too crazy. Other bartenders he recommends include: Ben, Durkin’s Ariel, Garageland Kori, Wandering Table Crystal, Ruins

Spring Break Reading Break The Queen of the Night Alexander Chee, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt In Chee’s first novel since his awardwinning 2002 debut, intrigue surrounds a 19th-century opera singer. When Lilliet discovers that an original libretto is based on her own secret past, she investigates who may have betrayed her amidst historical figures during the Second French Empire.

The Past Tessa Hadley, HarperCollins Publishers Family reunion coming up this year? Hadley’s latest novel reunites four adult siblings, their children and a hefty amount of emotional baggage at their family’s country home for three weeks. Drama guaranteed.

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Debut novel by The SpokesmanReview columnist explores the complicated world of a teenage girl married off into a fundamentalist Mormon family in the 1970s. Set in Arizona and Idaho, Vestal’s coming-of-age story weaves retro pop culture and religious fervor on a road trip of eccentric characters. - Theresa Tanner





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s there a better musical moment than grooving to your favorite band while enjoying a breathtaking sunset over the Columbia River? We don’t think so.

Northwesterners are lucky to enjoy The Gorge Amphitheater, an impressive outdoor venue in central Washington that attracts A-list entertainers and multi-day gatherings like Watershed and Sasquatch! Music Festival. The only down-side is the overnight accommodations. It’s only a 3-ish hour drive back to Spokane, but it sounds daunting at midnight after a night of rocking out. There is a Gorge campground available with some upscale options for glamping and RVers,

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While a communal camp-out may have been a hoot in your college days, most adults appreciate the value of soft beds, indoor plumbing and actual sleep. To end your Gorge experience on a higher note, try these options.

If your alternative is “sleep on the ground,â€? a mid-range hotel isn’t a terrible choice. The popularity of the Gorge has improved the quality of lodging options, so instead of sketchy “independentâ€? establishments, you’ll now ďŹ nd recognizable chains with a focus on positive guest experiences, and perhaps free breakfasts.

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An hour west of the Gorge and home to Central Washington University, this bustling college town has plenty of lodging. Go higher-end rustic at a B&B or the Canyon River Ranch, an upscale lodge in the Yakima River Canyon with 10 guest condos, not to mention y-ďŹ shing, upland bird hunting and archery for the outdoorsy types. - Joe Butler

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