Salt Lake Magazine Cinco de Mayo my way2015-05-05T21:52:00+00:00Mary Brown Malouf/blog/author/mary/<p>Let's just all stop acting surprised that Americans don't understand why <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/">Cinco de Mayo</a> is actually celebrated and embrace that here, anyway, it's an unnecessary but well-heeded occasion to get drunk and eat Mexican food.</p> <p><img alt="" height="338" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/txplates.jpg" width="450"></p> <p> In other words, just another day in Texas, where I am and where I've been celebrating Cinco de Mayo since I arrived last week.</p> <p> First stop is always <a href="">Rancho Martinez</a>, run by the same family and with the same recipes as the famous El Rancho in Austin, where I earned a degree in Tex-Mex in 1972. Certainly, pound for pound, I consumed more Tex-Mex than Latin, my alleged major.) El Rancho and Rancho Martinez have recently gained some belated reflected fame from New York's latest Mexican restaurant darling, Javelina, largely because <a href="">the Apple can't get enough Bob Armstrong Dip</a>, a Martinez mainstay. What's Bob Armstrong Dip? Processed cheese, ground beef, guacamole and sour cream.</p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/txbobarm.jpg" width="338"></p> <p> Since Cinco de Mayo is celebrated more in the U.S. than in Mexico, where it is mostly observed in Puebla where the battle whose victory is being commemorated happened in 1862, it's sort of appropriate that I've been celebrating by eating Tex-Mex, which is not Mexican food.</p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/txrustymarg.jpg" width="338"></p> <p> I hope you've all read Billy Yang's story about learning to love Chinese-American in the latest issue of Salt Lake magazine. It's terrific, and it's my latest vindication of the delights of Tex-Mex, a culinary tradition frequently trashed by purists. Every cuisine has its seasoning base—for Thai food, it's holy basil, lemongrass, cilantro and galangal; for Italian, it's olive oil, garlic, basil and oregano.</p> <p> For Tex-Mex, it's chile, beef, masa and processed cheese. Hence Bob Armstrong Dip. The same cheese is part of the laminate of toppings on another Rancho Martinez signature: Chicken-fried steak topped with Texas chili and cheese.</p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/txchickenfried.jpg" width="338"></p> <p>It tastes better than it looks. Still , I always order the chile relleno, a still-crispy fried poblano stuffed with beef piccadillo, topped with red and green sauces (“Christmas style”), raisins and pecans.</p> <p> With a giant margarita.</p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/txmattmarg.jpg" width="338"></p> <p> Since one fix is never enough, lunch the next day was tacos and margaritas at one of Dallas' ubiquitous taco joints, Rusty Taco.</p> <p><img alt="" height="450" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/txtaco.jpg" width="338"></p> <p> Tonight, which is actually Cinco de Mayo, we're going for pizza. Because you can't celebrate anything every single day.  </p>Cinco de Mayo alterna-ritas2015-05-05T17:38:00+00:00Salt Lake magazine/blog/author/webintern/<p>Before you rush out the door to celebrate with salsa dancing and guac, pencil in time for one of the hallmarks of the holiday: an alterna-rita. </p> <p>The basic margarita is a perfect cocktail to play with, and a few bartenders can't resist getting creative. These local margarita makeovers prove it. </p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/alternarita1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Frida Bistro</strong></a> adds a touch of sweetness to their signature Fresca-rita with a dash of agave syrup. Other margarita variations include the R&amp;R (Rasperry &amp; Rosemary) and the Grilled Pineapple, Jalapeño and Cilantro 'ritas.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/alternarita2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Now with three locations, <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Taqueria 27</strong></a> specializes in margaritas. T27 adds a touch of blood orange juice to the basic mix. Or you chould choose the Rose Rita (with a touch of pomegranate juice) or The Ginger Horchata Rita.</p> <p><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/alternarita3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Alamexo's</strong></a> house margarita, the Vida Rita, is a beautiful deep rose color, because of the added jamaica, or hibiscus juice. Other classic tequila reciples include The Paloma, made with grapefruit jarritos and lime. The Paloma is more popular than the margarita in Mexico.</p> <h3>The Classic Cocktail</h3> <p>If you don't want to venture out for the holiday, here's a classic cocktail you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home.</p> <p><strong>Ingredients</strong></p> <p>2 oz. tequila</p> <p>1 oz. freshly squeezed lime juice</p> <p>1/2 oz. orange liqueur (Triple Sec or Cointreau)</p> <p><strong>Instructions</strong></p> <p>Rub lime on the rim of the glass and dip it in salt. Put all ingredients in an ice-filled cocktail shaker and shake well. Pour into glass.</p> <p><em><a href="">This post was originally published on</a></em></p>Why to visit Park City Museum in May and June2015-05-05T17:16:00+00:00Tony Gill/blog/author/Tony/<p>Park City is a trove of history hidden in plain sight, and the Park City Museum is giving the curious a chance to connect with a bygone era with new exhibits and events this spring and summer. </p> <p>“Step Right Up!” is a new exhibit for the Museum this season, which guides viewers through an exploration of a traditional American theater experience: the circus. Audiences are introduced to the extravagant spectacle and the quilted past of this classic piece of Americana. The exhibit will run alongside the Museum’s collection of Park City focused exhibitions through August.</p> <p><img alt="" height="404" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/circus.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>For those seeking a more interactive experience, the Park City Museum will be offering Main Street Walking Tours Monday through Friday starting the week of June 15. These tours give participants the chance to see our familiar Main Street in a new light and connect Park City’s bright future to its vibrant past. On Memorial Day—Monday, May 25—there is a special Historic Walking Tour that begins at 2 pm. The tour is free to members of the Museum and $5 for non-members.</p> <p><img alt="" height="349" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/historicwalkingtour.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Architecture aficionados should mark their calendars for June 24 when the “History Speaks: Utah 19<sup>th</sup> Century Architecture Types” lecture comes to town. Preservation Program Specialist and Architectural Historian Cory Jensen is giving a presentation about the defining characteristics and varied cultures behind Utah’s buildings.</p> <p>Finally, locals have a chance to see the new exhibits and check out their old favorites without dropping a penny thanks to two Local’s Free Days on May 7 and June 18.</p> <p>Take a look at the Park City Museum’s <a href="">website</a> for more information on this summer’s events.</p> <p><em>Photos courtesy of Park City Museum.</em></p>May events at the UMFA2015-05-05T16:11:00+00:00Salt Lake magazine/blog/author/webintern/<p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/2015_salt_11_5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>3-D printed sculpture from the salt 11 exhibit. Courtesy of the artist and Catriona Jeffries Gallery.<br> </em></p> <p>Visit <a href="">Utah Museum of Fine Arts</a> this May for the upcoming galleries and events.</p> <p><strong>Exhibitions</strong></p> <p>May 17 is your last chance to see <strong><em>Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art</em>.</strong> The exhibit features art by Latino artists in America, all of which came from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.</p> <p><strong><em>(con)text</em> </strong>will be shown through June 26. This unique exhibition represents the long-standing relationship between language and visual art. This exhibit portrays the communication between all types of art, from ancient Egypt to today.</p> <p><img alt="" height="350" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/2015_salt_11_059.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>3-D printed sculpture from the salt 11, courtesy of the artist and Catriona Jeffries Gallery.<br> </em></p> <p><em></em>Duane Linklater, the artist behind the new exhibit <strong><em>salt 11</em>,</strong> challenges the inconsistencies of history. <em>salt 11</em> incorporates many art mediums, including film, photography and performance. The exhibit is available to view through Aug. 2.</p> <p><strong><em>Tony Feher</em></strong> incorporates everyday objects in  sculptures, with hopes of portraying materials typically thrown away as ellegant works of art. See this exhibit through Dec. 31.</p> <p><strong>Events</strong></p> <p><strong>Art Museum Day and Third Saturday for Families: Renaissance Quilling</strong><br><br>This free event introduces the classic art form of "quilling" to modern-day visual art. Visitors will become inspired to "quill" their own book cover and view local artist Meredith Pingree's compositions and sculptures. <em>May 16, 1–4 p.m. </em></p> <p><strong>Spring Film Series: Creativity in Focus<br></strong><em><br></em>The film <em>Gray Matters</em> is being presented at no cost on May 27. The story follows 20th century artist and architect Eileen Gray, who is considered a significant, yet underrated, creative mind. <em>May 27, 7 p.m., no charge. </em></p> <p><strong>Highlights of the Collection Tour</strong></p> <p>See the highlights of the collection on the first Wednesday of every month starting at 6:30 p.m., as well as Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. With a general museum admission, the 30-minute tour is free of charge.</p> <p><em>Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 410 Campus Center Dr., Salt Lake City, 801-581-7332, <a href=""></a>.</em></p>Lunch Meet: Esther Imotan at Red Rock2015-05-05T15:27:00+00:00Salt Lake magazine/blog/author/webintern/<p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/lunchmeet1.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Esther Imotan<br> </em></p> <p><span>As the front of the house manager and now a partner in the restaurant, Esther Imotan is the face of <a href="">Pallet</a>—the popular west side restaurant. Pre-Pallet, Imotan worked at the now-defunct Metropolitan and spent a stint managing The Copper Onion.</span></p> <p><span>Imotan and I met up at <a href="">Red Rock Brewery’s</a> downtown location for lunch. “I like to come here to hit on staff,” Imotan joked. “Well, only one in particular.”</span></p> <p><span>She has been a Red Rock regular for years, usually posting up at the bar for lunch and this is where she met her girlfriend, Brittany Watts, a server at the brewpub.</span></p> <p><span>Imotan just wanted a light lunch on the day we went in, so she ordered the chopped salad. She alternates between that and the Reuben sandwich. Several staff members suggested that I try the fish sandwich special that day, a blackened Mahi Mahi with avocado and habanero jack cheese.</span></p> <p><span><strong>Billy:</strong> Besides Brittany, what else brings you back to Red Rock?</span></p> <p><span><strong>Esther:</strong> It’s always been close to where I’ve lived or worked. It’s always really convenient. I just like to sit at the bar by myself. I’ll either keep on doing work or watch a game, get a light snack and a beer. I like the variety it offers. And the staff here is really welcoming and really easy going.</span> </p> <p><span><span>The staff here is required to go through the cicerone program, which I think is really cool. I’m not a very big beer person but every time I come here I drink a beer and I get to learn something new.</span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong>BY:</strong> Do you have a go-to beer here?</span></span></p> <p><strong>EI:</strong><span> I tend to go with lighter beers, like the German pilsner.</span></p> <p><span><span><strong>BY:</strong> Pallet just had its third year anniversary. Tell me about some of the changes that you’ve seen the restaurant go through.</span></span></p> <p><span><strong>EI:</strong> Everything has been really exciting. As a whole, I think things have continued to grow in a positive direction. I think the community support has definitely increased. People have been really supportive of the restaurant. I think the food has improved a lot.</span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/lunch-meet2.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span><span><strong>BY:</strong> Over the years, what have been some of your favorite moments at the restaurant?</span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong>EI:</strong> Some of my favorite moments have been when people at the restaurant are just being completely out of line and drunk. Because guess what? If they’re out of line, I love nothing more than walking up to that person and kicking them out.</span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong>BY:</strong> You have a typewriter at Pallet. What’s the most interesting message someone has left?</span></span></p> <p><strong>EI:</strong><span> People write some really funny things and some really vulgar things, too. Once someone wrote something like “That oriental woman that came up to our table is beautiful.” That one was funny. The other day Kim Fischer from ABC 4 came in and she wrote on there that Pallet is her favorite place, so that was nice to see.</span></p> <p><strong>BY:</strong><span> You and Pallet are very much involved in the community. Tell me why that’s important to you.</span></p> <p><span><span><strong>EI:</strong> We do Celebrate the Bounty and Taste of the Wasatch. Community involvement is very important, for sure. Creating a community where everyone is looking out for each other is where we need to go. In my mind by helping each other out, we can make an individual business more successful. That might be a little idealistic.</span></span></p> <p><strong>BY:</strong><span> You have a graduate degree in adult education. What keeps you in the restaurant business? Is it the sense of community?</span></p> <p><span><span><strong>EI:</strong> It’s people and community, for sure. I’ve established a lot of friendships and relationships from networking. I definitely didn’t decide to stay in the business to make money.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>I really like the intensity of the industry as well. I had that growing up playing soccer, and I was able to play through college and everything. Working in restaurants, there’s a really familiar intense feeling that I thrive off of.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>When I started working in restaurants, I set a goal and gave myself 10 years. And when Drew [Eastman] and I shook hands on a deal going in as co-owners at Pallet, it was exactly 10 years. I don’t know how it happened, but it did somehow.</span></span></p> <p><span><strong>BY:</strong> You started working in restaurants right after your undergrad, right? What was your first restaurant job?</span></p> <p><span><span><strong>EI:</strong> I started working as a host at P.F. Chang’s [laughing].</span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong>BY:</strong> How do you see Pallet progressing in the future?</span></span></p> <p><span><strong>EI:</strong> We might be switching gears a bit this year. We could be seeing some significant change—well, without giving out too much.</span></p> <p><span><span><strong>BY:</strong> You’re holding back on me.</span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong>EI:</strong> There’s only so much we can do in the Pallet space, you know. It’s 50 seats.</span></span></p> <p><span><strong>BY:</strong> Are you saying you’re going to expand or start another restaurant concept?</span></p> <p><strong>EI:</strong><span> Drew [Eastman] and I have discussed concepts. Nothing solid yet but we definitely like to throw around ideas, keep the mind busy.</span></p> <p><a href="/in-the-magazine/june-2015/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Read other stories in our May/June 2015 issue.</a></p>Dog Day Giveaway2015-05-05T14:03:00+00:00Jaime Winston/blog/author/jaime/<p class="p1">Summer’s around the corner, and it’s time to gear up for new adventures with your dog. We’re helping out by giving away a <a href="">Ruffwear</a> Hiking Package and a <a href="">Kurgo</a> Summer Travel Package.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Ruffwear Hiking Package:</strong></p> <p class="p2"><a href="">Approach Pack</a></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="363" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/caninepack.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Ideal for day hikes or overnight adventures, your dog can now comfortably schlep its own gear. Pro tip: It's recommended that your dog carry no more then 25 percent of its body weight, and if your dog is new to packs you need to work up to this. Retail price: $79.95</p> <p class="p2"><a href=";category=15">Roamer Leash</a></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="363" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/40352_roamerleash_redcurrant_large.jpg" width="490"> </p> <p class="p2">This leash can be worn on the hand or waist and is made out of a stretch webbing. This makes it ideal for running because if your dog, who is sure to stop and sniff that too-close fire hydrant. Retail price: $34.95</p> <p class="p1"><strong>Kurgo Summer Travel Package</strong></p> <p class="p1"><a href="">Heather Bench Seat Cover</a></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="673" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/dogproofcar.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Waterproof and machine washable, this stain-resistant and snug-fitting bench seat cover is as functional as it is stylish. Retail price: $50</p> <p class="p2"><a href="">Collaps A Bowl</a></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="345" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202015/doggietakeout.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Pack it, pop it, pour it. This bowl fits perfectly in your pack or your dog’s pack. Retail price: $10</p> <p class="p2"><a href="">Loft Wander Travel Bed</a></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="297" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/travelbed.png" width="476"></p> <p class="p1">Waterproof, non-slip, rolls up in seconds. Retail price: $65</p> <p class="p1"><strong>CONTEST</strong></p> <p class="p1">To enter, leave a comment below telling us where you’re planning to take your dog this summer. </p> <p class="p1">Feel free to tell us which package you'd prefer. If you don't mention a specific package, you will be entered to win either one.</p> <p class="p2">On June 15, we will pick two winners, one for each package. Be sure to leave your email address in the designated field or in the comment itself, so we can contact you if you’re a winner.</p> <p class="p2"> </p> <p class="p2"><a href="/blog/2015/05/01/must-have-accessories-for-the-modern-dog/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Click here for our list of must-have dog gear, featuring products not found in our print issue.</a></p> <p class="p2"><a href="/blog/2015/05/01/the-canine-state/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Click here for our May/June 2015 feature story The Canine State.</a></p> <p class="p2"><a href="/in-the-magazine/june-2015/">Back&gt;&gt;&gt;Click here for other stories in our May/June 2015 issue.</a></p>Activists Denounce Anti-gay Popeye Fan2015-05-05T14:00:00+00:00Glen Warchol/blog/author/glen/<p><strong>LGBT Activists <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/World%20Congress%20of%20Families%20Hires%20Notorious%20Anti-LGBT%20Activist">are denouncing</a> a controversial architect of the upcoming </strong><strong>World Congress of Families conference that will be held in Salt Lake City in October. The WCF opposes same-sex marriage rights.</strong></p> <p><strong>The Human Rights Campaign, an LGBT rights group, says Janice Shaw Crouse, appointed executive director of the upcoming WCF conference, has supported the suppression of gays in Russian and Uganda and promotes hate.</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="293" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/janicesshaw.jpg" width="450"></strong></p> <p><strong>But Crouse is also noteworthy for telling dude-and-dame-only-marriage supporters that society stands at a "Popeye Moment." </strong></p> <p><strong>Popeye the Sailorman, famous for his deformed forearms, tobacco addiction and anorexic girlfriend, often said, </strong>“I’ve had all I can stand. I can’t stands no more.” (Note: Popeye also said, "Womens is jinx." IJS)</p> <p><img alt="" height="276" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/popeye.jpg" width="250"></p> <h3>Nice tat!</h3> <p>Then, Crouse says, Popeye eats a can of spinach, "flexes his biceps, and goes to work to solve the problem." (Unfortunately, his problem-solving strategy involves extreme violence against his nemesis Blutto or racist caricatures of enemies of America.)</p> <p><strong>According to the HRC:</strong></p> <p><em>“Hiring a person who <a href="" target="_blank">compares</a> the fight for marriage equality to terrorism, and HRC to Hitler demonstrates WCF’s true nature,” said Ty Cobb, Director of HRC Global. “Hate is not an American value, it has no place in Salt Lake City, and we urge the people of Salt Lake City to fundamentally reject WCF and what it stands for.”</em></p> <p><em>Crouse’s insidious record was highlighted in HRC’s <a href="" target="_blank">report</a> Exposed: The Export of Hate, where she received a <a href="" target="_blank">dishonorable mention</a>. Her record includes <a href="" target="_blank">urging</a> the Ugandan Government to take a “biblical and cultural stand against the radical homosexual agenda,” and travelling to Russia to promote its draconian anti-LGBT policies."</em></p>Stage Review: Steve Earle2015-05-05T14:00:00+00:00Christie Gehrke/blog/author/ChristieG/<p><img alt="" height="463" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/steveearle2.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>By the time I realized I should have been keeping track of Steve Earle's F-bombs, it was already too late. The foul mouthed singer-songwriter, backed by his band The Dukes and opening act The Mastersons, played his way through an intimate set that clocked in at over two hours and included over thirty songs, many songs from his newest album <em>Terraplane</em> and some old favorites.</p> <p>“I’ve written a lot of fucking songs” Earle said about halfway through the set.</p> <p>Earle, dressed in jeans, a black vest, tee shirt and cowboy boots, switched often between an acoustic guitar, electric guitar and mandolin—and sometimes harmonica—throughout the evening. Many of his greatest hits became sing-a-longs for the sold-out State Room crowd, including <em>Copperhead Road</em>, about which Earle said, “Now everyone on probation and parole can go home before their ankle bracelets blow the fuck up.”</p> <p><img alt="" height="303" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/steveearle.jpg" width="300"><br>Before playing ‘Sparkle and Shine’ Earle noted that he had reached the “Chick-song portion of the program,” adding that he has to include songs that keep women coming to his shows. Otherwise, he said, when he looks out in the crowd its like “looking into a fucking mirror.” He added that there is “No direct correlation between the quality of the <a href="">girl</a> and the quality of the song” he writes for his muses before mumbling, “Anyway, these songs are all about me.”</p> <p><br>Earle glared at audience members who shouted out requests and stuck to his set list, which included a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s <em>Hey Joe</em>, giving band member Chris Masterson an opportunity to shine on guitar.</p> <p><br>Earle and the band played two encores, before the first he gave a touching speech about his 5-year-old <a href="">son</a>, John Henry, who has autism—urging the audience to help figure out what causes the condition and how to better treat it. He closed the second encore with a rousing cover of The Troggs’ <em>Wild Thing</em>, but before he left the stage he fiddled with the distortion pedals that had been at his feet throughout the night and told the crowd, “I’ll probably see you at the Red Iguana sometime tomorrow.”</p> <p>Earle will playing <a href="">The State Room</a> again tonight and the show is not sold out—yet.</p>Beauty Buff: Beach Babe2015-05-05T11:01:00+00:00Abby Doll/blog/author/abbydoll/<p>As we transition into spring and summer fashion and beauty trends, at the top of list are loose, textured, beach waves. And even though this is a slightly undone and no-fuss look, it does take a little work to achieve. But there is a secret weapon to creating this look at home, and that is a fantastic texturizing spray. And while there are quite a few on the market, I am narrowing it down for you with a roundup of the best products for all hair types (many of which also double as a dry shampoo).</p> <p><em><img alt="" height="499" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/image_1_oribe_texturizing_spray.png" width="342"></em></p> <p>Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray (for normal hair) | <a href="">Neiman Marcus</a></p> <p><em><img alt="" height="432" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/image_2_oribe_beach_spray.png" width="298"></em></p> <p>Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray (for all hair types, but especially great for dry or color-treated hair) | <a href="">Birchbox</a></p> <p><em><img alt="" height="402" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/image_three_redken_waxblast.png" width="332"></em></p> <p>Redken Wax Blast (for all hair types) | <a href="">Ulta</a></p> <p><em><img alt="" height="334" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/image_four_bumble_and_bumble.png" width="328"></em></p> <p>Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray (for all hair types) | <a href="">Sephora</a></p> <p><em><img alt="" height="332" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/image_5_living_proof.png" width="229"></em></p> <p>Living Proof Instant Texture Mist (for all hair types, but a lightweight formula that works well with fine hair) | <a href="">Sephora</a></p> <p><em><img alt="" height="460" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/image_six_sally_hershberger.png" width="328"></em></p> <p>Sally Hershberger Glam Waves (for wavy hair) | <a href="">Walgreens</a></p> <p><em><em>Abby Doll is a Regional Strategy Director for a major retailer and author of the popular fashion and lifestyle blog, All Dolled Up. Find more of her fashion and beauty inspiration by visiting <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</em></em></p>Say hello to color at Ward &amp; Child2015-05-04T18:48:00+00:00Ashley Miller/blog/author/AshleyM/<p>Is your home in need of a spring makeover? Look no further than <a href="" target="_blank">Ward &amp; Child</a>. I recently walked into this charming shop in Salt Lake City and feasted my eyes on a rainbow of accessories for home and garden. </p> <p>Knicknacks with a bright personality? Check. Splashy and gurling watering pots? Check. Neon hued serving trays? Check.</p> <p>Although I'm usually a fan of a more muted color palette, the variety of blues, pinks, greens and oranges at Ward &amp; Child made me rethink my predilection for color-free living. <em>Why not add a glossy blue garden pot on my otherwise plain patio?</em> I thought to myself. Check.</p> <p>After browsing for close to an hour, I not only walked away with a camera roll full of colorful images and one too many items on my wishlist, but also a new appreciation for the bright side of interior and exterior decorations. </p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/ward-child1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/ward-child2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/ward-child3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/ward-child4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/ward-child5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="490" src="/site_media/uploads/May%202015/ward-child6.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href=""><em>This post was originally published on</em></a></p>