Tacoma Mall Expands with New Retailers

Long known as a community leader in shopping, dining, and entertainment, Tacoma Mall has recently announced plans to further elevate the shopping experience. Looking forward to the 2020 holiday season, the Mall will introduce Nordstrom Rack, Ulta, and Marcus Theatres. These additions are expected to be the beginning of a larger redevelopment in the Tacoma Mall.

“We have a continued commitment to invest in the Tacoma community,” said Eric Sadi, Chief Operating Officer of Leasing. “Tacoma Mall is a lifestyle destination. Simon is leading the way with transformational projects in the state of Washington. We will bring a uniquely curated mix of retailers, entertainment, and dining options to Tacoma.”

Next in store for shoppers will be a charming urban village located on the north side of the mall. The intention is to engage visitors with a welcoming, community-friendly environment where shoppers can enjoy a variety of dining and entertainment.

Nordstrom Rack is renowned for fabulous style and great prices and shoppers can look forward to deals on clothing and shoes for women, men and children. This Tacoma location will be much more convenient for South Sound families and avoid a frustrating trip with I-5 traffic.

Ulta, soon to be featured in the mall, is well-known as a premier beauty destination for cosmetics, fragrance, skin care products, hair care products, and even salon services. Ulta carries more than 25,000 products from around 500 beauty brands and is your one-stop shop for cosmetic products and services.

Marcus Theatres will also be added as a trendsetting theatre for not only the Tacoma Mall, but for Washington State. Their first location in the state, Marcus Theatres is the fourth-largest theatre company in the United States and well-known in their Midwest markets. Theatre-goers can look forward to the latest amenities like cushy stadium seating, innovative food and beverage offerings, and 72-feet-wide UltraScreens.

Tacoma Mall proudly serves our neighbors in the communities of University Place, Gig Harbor, Lakewood, Puyallup, Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Tacoma. With over 150 stores ranging from women’s apparel and children’s fashion to home electronics, Tacoma Mall is expanding its shopping offerings in Pierce County.

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New Fall Looks and Fashion Trends

We are now ready to think of warm camel coats and chic leather boots. We can’t help but bring you the trends that are set to be huge this fall. Some of them are already gaining momentum right now.

It’s a ‘cinch.’

Strong, structured, cinched-waist suits make their way from the office to the street and show off your curves this fall.

Green light.

Pistachio is the color set to dominate this autumn. Every variation of the pretty green hue was seen from head-to-toe on the Fall/Winter ’19 runways. There were silky verdant looks along with minty green maxi dresses and beanies. The look feels modern and refreshing—and it’s inspiring us to run out and buy a pistachio outfit or accessory ASAP.

Fur sure.

Faux furs are in just about all of the designer collections for fall. The looks are dressy, sporty and elegant. The most popular faux furs are well-designed and impeccably tailored. They look like real furs.

A new boot.

Want to impress your friends? The colored sock boot is so in and can transition from the office to after-work gatherings. It’s available in an array of colors this fall.

Puff piece no more.

So long, puffer jackets—at least for now. We’re loving the idea of an oversized quilted coat for the fall months. Being less billowy, it can be tied with a belt, or it can be left loose too. Either approach to the upcoming outerwear trend is super chic.

LEAH GROUT

Texas de Brazil

When you walk into Texas Brazil’s brand new Tacoma location you notice the swanky, striking ambiance. Texas Brazil offer a rodizio-style dining experience, and unique blend of Brazilian culture with generous Texas hospitality.

The vibrantly decorated 5,500 square foot restaurant offers 105 seats and a unique dining experience. Featuring an open-grill kitchen, an expansive salad area, an intimate lounge, and an award-winning wine cellar, Texas de Brazil is a unique dining destination for large and small parties alike.

“We are pleased to introduce our distinct dining experience to local area and we look forward to celebrating with our guest in Tacoma,” says Carlos Restrepo, Corporate Training Manager of Texas de Brazil.  “We want to make it an uplifting experience where guests feel the beauty of the Brazilian fare and genuine service,” he adds.

At Texas de Brazil, the rodizio-style meal begins with a visit to the expansive fresh salad area that also includes hot and cold side specialty dishes. The variety includes artisan breads, imported cheeses, fresh buffalo mozzarella, steamed asparagus with marmalade sauce, Brazilian hearts of palm, spicy shrimp salad, sushi, sautéed mushrooms, feijoada (black beans), jasmine rice, Moqueca (Brazilian Coconut Fish Stew), lobster bisque and much more. Even vegetarians love this steakhouse.

For the main course, carvers expertly prepare mouthwatering cuts of meat grilled to perfection over natural wood charcoal – a gaucho tradition passed down through generations. When guests flip a two-sided disc located at each seat from red to green, gauchos parade by and carve tableside slow-roasted meats including Brazilian picanha (sirloin), lamb chops, filet mignon, leg of lamb, Parmesan-crusted pork loin, bacon wrapped chicken breast and more. When a break is needed from the unending flow of mouthwatering meats, guests simply turn discs back to red. This unique style of dining helps pace the experience to fit any timeframe. 

The expertly curated wine collection complements the varied menu with varietals from acclaimed California and South America vineyards to Texas de Brazil’s exclusive private label selection bottled in Chile. The lounge offers craft cocktails including the traditional Brazilian Caipirinha in a variety of flavors and a full selection of specialty cocktails, beer and soft drinks including the Brazilian Guarana.

Classic desserts served a la carte include Brazilian flan, deliciously rich Brazilian papaya cream and Brazilian Cheesecake plus sweet specialties such as pecan pie, carrot cake, and key lime pie.

Texas Brazil knows how to take care of guest and offers  a high level of hospitality. If you are hosting a party or special occasion they should be at the top of your list.

Texas de Brazil Churracaria

is located at the Tacoma Mall,

4502 S. Steele Street, Tacoma

253-465-3230 or visit www.texasdebrazil.com

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 Mall, The Intaglio Salon recently relocated to newly constructed space along Tacoma’s waterfront. The new, larger location means that the salon can expand its services. Four new stylists are being recruited, and the number of makeup stations and treatment beds has doubled to two each. A color lounge provides a comfortable area for guests to watch television, charge a cell phone or enjoy a beverage while waiting for their hair to color-process.

The salon offers one-stop convenience with a full menu of services. Hair, makeup, waxing, sugaring, lash extensions and express skin care treatments are available. “We especially love anything to do with color and helping guests make big changes,” says Mendoza.

As an Aveda Concept Salon, Intaglio shares Aveda’s commitment to caring about the world around us. The Aveda hair, makeup and skin products that are used exclusively in the salon are created and packaged with natural ingredients. They are never tested on animals.

“At the end of the day, we want to know that we did great hair, but we also want to make a difference in our community,” explains Mendoza. The salon’s past fundraising events have benefited the Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, a local organization working to protect and preserve the waters of Puget Sound.

Intaglio is doing more for the community in their new location at Point Ruston.

JULIE LEYDELMEYER

For Additional Information:
The Intaglio Salon
Point Ruston, 5005 Ruston Way, Tacoma
253.472.0359
theintagliosalon.com

fall fashion: texture is all the buzz!

fall-fashionAfter a tremendous marathon of fashion collections and presentations New York Fashion Week has finally come to an end. This upcoming season expect to see a plethora of texture in your local retail stores inspired by designer’s collections showcased this past fashion week. Fabrics such as satin, tweed, velvet, fur, and suede were seen all throughout fashion week touching runways from , Vetements, and Marc Jacobs. This type of material is not only seen in clothing but in shoes and accessories such as chokers, belts, purses, and hats.

Texture has a reputation for being intimidating, especially when figuring out how to incorporate it into your everyday professional wardrobe. The use of these luxe garments are timeless, and are developed with the purpose to be stand-alone products. Texture must be used in moderation, when textiles such as satin and velvet are incorporated into garments they instantly become attention seeking with the purpose to make a statement.

If you’re searching to elevate your style from the office to lunch with your favorite ladies work in a satin blouse. Nothing says versatility and daring than making a statement with trending fabrics along with your average blouse and trousers.

Adding an element of texture to your work wardrobe is cool, creative, and sure to make you feel like the total boss you are. When shopping for winter coats, boots, and pumpkin spice lattes this fall be sure to look out for this massive trend. Remember, if you find yourself staring blankly at your wardrobe looking for versatility, that texture can help bring it back to life. Be up to date with this season’s fashion trends by  adding some textured clothing items to your closet.

Katrina Rembert