Design & Style

Fair Trade Gems Protect People and the Environment

Do you think about where the products you purchase come from and how they were manufactured? Social responsibility is a growing concern for many consumers and businesses. Whether it’s coffee or computers, beauty products or building supplies, or food for pets or people, we want balance between what we’re buying and how it was made. […]

Trend Report: Fall 2018

The trends emerging for fall 2018 can be summed up in one word: comfort. If you love classic pieces and steer clear of the eccentric, then you are in luck. Much of what is trending this season is comfortable and demonstrates a slightly new take on our favorite wardrobe staples. Puffy coats + capes The […]

Bathrooms Made Perfect For Seniors

Local family-owned Silverado Showers LLC specializes in lowmaintenance customized senior showers with easy-to-clean nonporous, solid surface products. According to company owner Larry Lenord, “Silverado can meet your bathroom needs with showers that are professionally installed and guaranteed.” Because of customization and ease of use, a Silverado Shower is perfect for seniors with mobility concerns, says […]

Rustic Luxury Renewal

Nestled on 11 acres with a breathtaking view of Mt. Rainier, this Pan Abode home made a grand statement when it was built in 1980. Still, the homeowners envisioned an upgrade that would take it to “dream” status for them. Creating great entertaining space was the primary goal of the remodeling project of this Edgewood […]

Throwing Mud Gallery – A Place to Create, Learn and Connect

In January 2011, Mark and Eileen Hudak opened Throwing Mud Gallery in Tacoma’s historic Old Town neighborhood with the hopes of sharing their passion for pottery with the community. Over seven years later, they have a thriving business built on helping people create art and connect with one another. Mark found his passion for pottery […]

North Shore Golf Course Renovates

To celebrate more than fifty-five years in northeast Tacoma, the North Shore Golf Course is renovating. Don’t worry, though– your time on the green won’t be affected by the process, as the course and clubhouse will stay open throughout the summer. October 2018 is the completion date for the first phase of construction, which includes […]

The Intaglio Salon Moves To Point Ruston

Spend a few minutes with salon owner Kasey Mendoza and you’ll quickly understand why The Intaglio Salon in Tacoma has received rave reviews about its hair, makeup and skin treatments. “We love all our guests,” proclaims Mendoza. “Our move to Point Ruston allows us to spoil them even more.” After four years near the Tacoma […]

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 […]

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. Warming it Up Savor market spics tea made and sold locally ~$18.99 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 […]