Design & Style

Trend Report: Spring 2018

Spring—the time of year when winter has finally turned the corner and we can look forward to giving our wardrobe a much-needed makeover. So what’s in store this season? The runways were lined with trends that were a throwback to the ’90s when logo T-shirts and flannels ruled. But also seen was a refreshing touch […]

8 Tips For Choosing A Kitchen Designer

Very few homeowners have the knowledge to design, build and install a new kitchen. That’s why many of us employ an expert kitchen designer. But how do you know if you are choosing the right kitchen designer to work with? It comes down to a bit of research and gut feelings. Design mistakes are costly, […]

2017 Gift Guide

Give santa a run for his money with our top picks for holiday giving! Bitter & Sweet Bittersweet Chocolates of Olympia. Affordable handmade artisan chocolates using the finest local, natural and organic ingredients in their beautiful creations. bittersweetchocolatesllc.com Warming it Up Savor market spics tea made and sold locally ~$18.99 pacificnorthwestshop.com Foot loose Okabashi shoes […]

Purposeful Shopping At Point Ruston

When you walk through the doors of Purpose Boutique, you find a fun-loving and dedicated group of people who have come together with a unified passion: to make a difference in the world through styling. Within minutes you feel that you have just met a good friend who is ready to offer style tips. It […]

Asia Pacific Cultural Center: Finding a Home

Since 1996 the Asia Pacific Cultural Center has been working toward establishing a permanent home for itself in Tacoma. Throughout the years the APCC has been housed in several buildings in the Tacoma area, hoping the whole time for a permanent location best suited to its needs. The APCC represents about 47 countries and educates […]

7 Trends To Spice Up Your Fall Wardrobe

This fall, fashion is a moving target, so let us do the pointing for you! Here’s the definitive list for spicing up your fall wardrobe. From the office to weekend wear, these trends are not to be missed. EMILY HAPPY POWER RED From pop-of-color statement pieces to monochromatic head-to-toe looks, red is the official color […]

Onalaska Redesign

Jenny and Jesse Garrison inherited a home from Jenny’s parents in 2010. It was her parents’ dream home, built in 1970 and redone in the ’80s, in peach tones, which were popular at the time. The home was in need of a complete remodel, so the Garrisons began by remodeling the kitchen and bath from […]

Begin Your Style Journey at Embellish

When you walk into Embellish Multispace Salon, you notice the bright, upbeat atmosphere created by owner Patricia Lecy. One of the many interesting things you will see is a large aquatic mural above the shampoo lounges. “Why stare at a white blank ceiling? Why not look up and see something beautiful?” says Lecy. She commissioned […]

Linda MacNeil: Wearable Glass Jewelry

Artist Linda MacNeil’s innovative use of glass to create elegant, wearable jewelry provides a unique opportunity for the Museum of Glass to present its first jewelry exhibition. MacNeil has been a pioneer in both the studio jewelry and studio glass movements since the 1970s. It was during that decade that MacNeil began fashioning a body […]

Fashion Trends

2016 is now behind us, and left behind are memories of monochromatic looks, minimalism, and “athleisure.” For the upcoming season, prepare to embrace the rebirth of 1980s glam. Spring 2017 will introduce a modern version of the fashion revolution, bringing back puffed sleeves, bold prints and colors, ruffles, and statement earrings. Spring catwalks are flourishing […]