Salt Lake Magazinehttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/feeds/rss/enA&EADVERTISEMENTAt HomeContestDan Nailen's Lounge ActDealsGetawayGlen Warchol's CrawlerIn The HiveIn The MagazineKid FriendlyMary's RecipeOn the TableOutdoorsPC LifeShop TalkUncategorizedFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:12:42 +0000Kid-friendly: Day of the Dead at Thanksgiving Pointhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/31/kid-friendly-day-of-the-dead-at-thanksgiving-point/<p><img alt="" height="739" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/dayofthedead-thanksgiving.png" width="436"></p> <p class="p1">Mary Brown Malouf already wrote about <a href="/blog/2014/10/23/day-of-the-dead/">Alamexo in SLC</a> celebrating Day of the Dead, and we recently posted on the <a href="/blog/2014/10/07/celebrate-life-with-day-of-the-dead-festivities-to-benefit-the-sharing-place/">Day of the Dead festivities benefitting The Sharing Place.</a> <span style="">But one more won’t hurt.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span style="">If you’re with the kids on Saturday, Nov. 1, get them into the minivan and head to Thanskgiving Point’s festival celebrating the traditional Latin American holiday, which honors family and friends who have passed on. </span><span style="">The festival (10 a.m. to midnight) includes Latin American dancers, mariachi bands, singers and storytellers, along with goods from local artisans and delicious food. </span></p> <p class="p2"><span style="">Of course, just about everything will be adorned in colorful calacas and calaveras (skeletons and skulls).</span></p> <p class="p2"><span style="">While you’re there, share a note or memento for someone you want to remember on the community altar.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span style="">“We are honored to offer this second year of Dia de Los Muertos to the community,” said Erica Brown, vice president of marketing in a recent press release. “We are pleased at the support for it last year and feel this year’s event will be even bigger.” </span></p> <p class="p2"><span style="">To get the party started, Thanksgiving Point will hold a young adult dance on Friday, Oct. 31 from 7 to 11 p.m.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span style="">Click <a href="http://www.thanksgivingpoint.org/dayofthedead">here</a> of more info on Day of the Dead at Thanksgiving Point.</span></p>Jaime WinstonFri, 31 Oct 2014 17:12:42 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/31/kid-friendly-day-of-the-dead-at-thanksgiving-point/In The HiveKid FriendlyDan Nailen&#39;s Lounge Act: Saturday night&#39;s alright for hip-hophttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/31/dan-nailens-lounge-act-saturday-nights-alright-for-hip-hop/<p><strong><img alt="" height="624" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/redmanmethodman.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.depotslc.com/events/2014/11/01/the-smokers-club-tour-starring-method-man-redman/501">METHOD MAN &amp; REDMAN, THE DEPOT</a>, Saturday, Nov. 1, 9 p.m., $30</strong></p> <p>This so-called "Smoker's Club Tour" is one of those hip-hop extravaganza's that has the potential to be totally awesome -- or utterly disastrous. Given the talent involved, I'm going to go ahead and assume at least a modicum of awesome. Topping the bill are the long-time collaborators Method Man and Redman. Meth, of course, rose to prominence in the Wu-Tang Clan, while Redman had a nice little solo career going when the duo released their first album together, <em>Blackout!</em>, in 1999. Their comedic rapport led to movies (<em>How High</em>) and a short-lived sitcom (<em>Method &amp; Red</em>), as well as another <em>Blackout!</em> collection, the aptly named <em>Blackout! 2</em>. Also on the bill is B Real from Cypress Hill, and I've never seen that guy do a bad show. I imagine there will be plenty of Cypress hits in his set. Berner and Mike Jenkins round out the lineup.</p>Dan NailenFri, 31 Oct 2014 12:00:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/31/dan-nailens-lounge-act-saturday-nights-alright-for-hip-hop/A&EDan Nailen's Lounge ActIn The HiveThe Container Store makes good on promise to Ballet Westhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/31/the-container-store-makes-good-on-promise-to-ballet-west/<p><span><span><span>As promised, <a href="http://www.containerstore.com/locations/showState.htm?state=UT">The Container Store</a> gave 10 percent of its Oct. 18–19 grand opening earnings to <a href="https://www.balletwest.org/">Ballet West</a>.</span></span></span></p> <p><span>Donating $17,500 was the first step in what looks to be a great relationship between Utah's first location of The Container Store and Utah's first home to American classical ballet, and o</span><span><span><span>fficials from both organizations attended The Container Store's Private Preview Party on Oct. 16. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>A</span></span></span><span>round 1,700 other VIP guests joined the private party, filling up the 25,000 square foot space and overflowing into the parking lot outside the store's Fashion Place Mall location. </span><span>Music, champagne, hors d'oeuvres, dancing and (organized) fun were the main focus that evening.</span></p> <p><span><span><span>Take a peek inside the exclusive event:</span></span></span></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/thecontainerstore1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>From left: Garrett Boone, Chairman Emeritus of The Container Store; Sharon Tindell, Chief Merchandising Officer for The Container Store; Adam Sklute, Artistic Director of Ballet West; Melissa Reiff, President and Chief Operating Officer of The Container Store; and Scott Altman, Executive Director of Ballet West. <em>Photo courtesy of The Container Store. </em></em></p> <p><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/thecontainerstore2.1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Hors d’oeuvres and desserts provided by <a href="http://www.culinarycrafts.com/">Culinary Crafts</a> and served on The Container Store’s products. Flowers by <a href="http://www.blomfloral.com/">BLOM Floral</a>. <em>Photo courtesy of The Container Store. </em></em></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/thecontainerstore3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>The Container Store's executive team in a kickline performance to celebrate the grand opening. <em>Photo courtesy of The Container Store. </em></em></p> <p><img alt="" height="734" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/thecontainerstore4.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>More hors d'oeuvres and desserts displayed in The Container Store products. Photo courtesy of The Container Store</em></p> <p><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/thecontainerstore5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>No Limits performing for guests. Photo courtesy of The Container Store.</em></p> <p><span><span><span>Click <a href="/galleries/the-container-store-private-preview-party/">here</a> for our full photo gallery.</span></span></span></p>Salt Lake magazineFri, 31 Oct 2014 09:45:47 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/31/the-container-store-makes-good-on-promise-to-ballet-west/In The HiveFashion Friday: The Conversation Sock http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/31/fashion-friday-the-conversation-sock/<p>Accessorizing to complete an outfit can be fun and can be the perfect way to personalize your look. In the fashion world we see lots of different trends come and go. But being able to adopt a particular fashion trend as your own, without completely and unquestioningly buying into it, is key to successful dressing.</p> <p>In a previous post we talked about this season’s bootie trend, and today I want to talk about how to accessories a bootie with a perfect conversation sock. The bootie and sock look is great paired with many different outfits such as dresses, rolled jeans, or skirts. Remember to not over think the look and to wear what compliments your style and makes you feel comfortable. </p> <p><img alt="" height="600" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/bootandsock.jpg" width="400"></p> <p>Frye Pillip Ankle Boot | Frye </p> <p><img alt="" height="600" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/bootandsock2.jpeg" width="400"></p> <p>Ruby Chukka Boot | <a href="http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=33224429&amp;parentid=SEARCH+RESULTS#/" target="_blank">Urban Outfitters</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="400" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/sock2.jpeg" width="400"></p> <p>Plaid Trouser Socks | <a href="https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/accessories/socksandtights/PRDOVR~B8165/B8165.jsp" target="_blank">J Crew</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/sock3.jpeg" width="300"></p> <p>Anonymos Ism Crew Socks | J<a href="https://www.jcrew.com/womens_category/accessories/socksandtights/PRDOVR~B3688/B3688.jsp?color_name=pink-orange-multi" target="_blank">. Crew </a></p> <p><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/sock5.jpeg" width="300"></p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.madewell.com/madewell_category/ACCESSORIES/socksandtights.jsp" target="_blank">Madewell </a></p>Emi ClarkeFri, 31 Oct 2014 06:00:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/31/fashion-friday-the-conversation-sock/Shop TalkFive for the Roadhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/30/five-for-the-road-34/<p class="p1">As you prep for the weekend, here are <a href="/blog/tag/five-for-the-road/">five things</a> to see, do and think about.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>In the Mag:</strong> <a href="/blog/2014/10/29/salt-lake-magazines-digital-debut/"><em>Salt Lake</em> magazine’s digital debut</a></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="320" src="/site_media/uploads/digitalslm_cover.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p3">It’s new. It’s digital. It’s free. <em>Salt Lake</em> magazine’s On the Table.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>On the Table:</strong> <a href="/blog/2014/10/29/shake-it-up-baby/">Shake it up, baby!</a></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/jimmy.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">For a great cocktail this week, DIY!</p> <p class="p1"><strong>A&amp;E</strong>: <a href="/blog/2014/10/27/art-christ-exhibit-at-kimball/">Christo exhibit at Kimball</a></p> <p class="p1"><img alt="" height="390" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/gates.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p1">Christo and Jeanne Claude’s art is about getting there. See it this weekend.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Movie Review: </strong><a href="/blog/2014/10/30/movie-review-birdman-or-the-unexpected-virtue-of-ignorance/">Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)</a></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="328" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/birdman-movie.jpg" width="490"></p> <p class="p2">Birdman is a massive theatrical achievement which will certainly earn more than one Oscar nod.</p> <p class="p2"><strong>Talker:</strong> <a href="/blog/2014/10/29/super-dell-flashback/">Super Dell flashback</a></p> <p class="p2"><img alt="" height="253" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/dell.jpg" width="450"></p> <p class="p2">Utah’s flying knucklehead strikes again!</p>Jaime WinstonThu, 30 Oct 2014 15:00:44 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/30/five-for-the-road-34/A&EIn The HiveMovie Review: Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/30/movie-review-birdman-or-the-unexpected-virtue-of-ignorance/<p class="p1"><span><iframe height="270" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/uJfLoE6hanc" width="480"></iframe> </span></p> <p class="p3">To say that <a href="http://www.foxsearchlight.com/birdman/"><em>Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)</em> </a>is meta and self referential is obvious and an understatement. <span style="">But to say it may be Best Picture is my hope and prediction. Excellent in totality and still amazing when broken into its constituent parts, </span><em style="">Birdman</em><span style=""> is a massive theatrical achievement which will certainly earn more than one Oscar nod. Think Directing, Screenplay, Cinematography, Music, and Acting for Michael Keaton at least.</span></p> <div> <p>Keaton plays Riggan Thomas who is best known for superhero character Birdman as a younger actor, but that role became such a soulless cash-grab that he turned down a fourth sequel (and no doubt a gob of money). But he’s never had that kind of success again, even though he may have deserved it. Instead, he’s lost a marriage, struggles with alcoholism, and must hire his daughter Sam (Emma Stone) to help him manage his life and resuscitate his career.</p> <p>But Birdman doesn’t just overshadow Riggan; he’s also the Christian Bale-Batman voice in his head. Birdman’s primal bluster is both Riggan’s Id and his Super(hero) Ego, as everything he says to Riggan may be vulgar, but also makes perfect sense</p> <p><span style="">Birdman: "How did we end up here? This place is horrible, smells like balls. You had it all. You were a movie star, remember? Now you're about to destroy what's left of your career. We should have done that reality show they offered us."</span><br>Riggan Thomson: "Shut up"<br>Birdman: "You know I'm right. Listen to me, man. You are the original! Let's make a comeback! You're Birdman! You are a god!"</p> <p>Meanwhile, Riggan may actually possess Birdman’s superhuman capabilities… or does he?</p> <p>Director Alejandro González Iñárritu makes all the right moves, as nearly every aspect of <em>Birdman</em> is perfect. The writing is funny and engrossing. The actors are spot on, with Keaton and Edward Norton portraying alternate versions of themselves. The movie is presented in a seemingly unbroken tracking shot, giving the dual impression that you are keeping pace with the actors in real time. The soundtrack is made up largely of compositions by Antonio Sanchez who also breaks the fourth wall on occasion. The drummer’s physical presence in the movie mirrors the surreal nature of Riggan’s headspace, and the percussive nature of the soundtrack parallels the bombast in his head. Every element of <em>Birdman</em> has at least a direct and an indirect meaning, right down the the messages on the billboards dotting the busy streets Riggan walks (one of them reading “Focus” during a particularly troublesome stroll).<span style=""> </span></p> <p>I can’t say enough good things about <em>Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance). </em>My eyes were locked onscreen, not wanting to miss a single frame, a grin plastered on my face for the length of the movie. Just go see it and bring a friend, they’ll thank you.  And you’re welcome.</p> <p>Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu</p> <p>Written by: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo (screenplay)</p> <p><span style="">Rated R for language throughout, some sexual content and brief violence, and for being 119 minutes of awesome</span></p> <div><em style="">In wide release, including <a href="http://www.cinemark.com/theatre-detail.aspx?node_id=1650">Cinemark Century 16</a></em></div> </div>Salt Lake magazineThu, 30 Oct 2014 14:30:26 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/30/movie-review-birdman-or-the-unexpected-virtue-of-ignorance/A&EIn The HiveMadison McCord Interiors settles in to new locationhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/30/madison-mccord-interiors-settles-in-to-new-location/<p><span><span><span><a href="http://madisonmccord.com/">Madison McCord Interiors</a> didn't have to move far to get a shiny new showroom. The former 3232 S. Highland Dr. residents, they now call 3960 S. home.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>On Saturday, Oct. 25, owner Marsha Holfeltz unveiled her new location, with plenty of room to display designer furnishings and an entire basement-turned-art-gallery, at a private event. Guests were welcomed with light refreshments and a first look at some of the popular pieces that have been posted on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MadisonMcCordInteriors">Madison McCord's Facebook page</a>.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Madison McCord Interiors sells designer furnishings, samples and overstock items, allowing shoppers to save up to 70 percent on high-quality pieces. The design staff consults their customers on fabric, furniture, window treatments and accessories to help create new spaces or remodel old ones. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>If you visit the new location and don't find something you love, the design staff suggests trying again the following week. New selections come in regularly. </span></span></span><span style="">Have a look at some of the photos we captured at Saturday's event.</span></p> <p><span><span><span><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/madisonmccord.jpg" width="490"></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/madisonmccord1.jpg" width="490"></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/madisonmccord3.jpg" width="490"></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/madisonmccord2.jpg" width="490"></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><img alt="" height="735" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/madisonmccord4.jpg" width="490"></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Click <a href="/galleries/madison-mccord-interiors-private-grand-re-opening/">here</a> to view the full photo gallery.</span></span></span></p>Salt Lake magazineThu, 30 Oct 2014 12:58:57 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/30/madison-mccord-interiors-settles-in-to-new-location/At HomeIn The HiveMary&#39;s Recipe: Super-easy fig appetizerhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/30/tasty-tuesday-super-easy-fig-appetizer/<p class="p1">Admittedly, this one isn’t my recipe.</p> <p class="p1">Thank <em>Utah Style &amp; Design</em> editor Brad Mee for this great idea for figs, along with the rest of the copy in this post:</p> <p><img alt="" border="0" height="550" src="/site_media/uploads/figs1-1.jpg" width="411"></p> <p>Contrary to what many people feel, figs are not frightening. There is so much to do with this luscious, exotic fruit. But don't wait to give them a go. The highly perishable fruit won't be around long. While in <a href="http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/">Whole Foods Market</a> this morning, I noticed the fabulous display of fresh figs. Does this give you any ideas? If you need a bit of a nudge, here is an appetizer I recently made with figs - maybe it will inspire you to fashion one of your own.</p> <p><img alt="" border="0" height="550" src="/site_media/uploads/figs1-2.jpg" width="411"></p> <p>Begin with goat cheese, fresh mint, fresh figs, and prociutto</p> <p><img alt="" border="0" height="550" src="/site_media/uploads/figs1-3.jpg" width="411"></p> <p>Toast slices of rustic Italian bread and top with olive oil.</p> <p><img alt="" border="0" height="550" src="/site_media/uploads/figs1-4.jpg" width="411"></p> <p>Spread goat cheese on each bread slice and top with prociutto, a "smashed" fig (releasing the flesh), and chopped mint. Drizzle with olive oil.</p> <p><img alt="" border="0" height="550" src="/site_media/uploads/figs1-5.jpg" width="411"></p> <p>Serve on a rusic serving board and enjoy!</p>Mary Brown MaloufThu, 30 Oct 2014 11:29:41 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/30/tasty-tuesday-super-easy-fig-appetizer/Mary's RecipeOn the TableSuper Dell Flashback!http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/29/super-dell-flashback/<p>Surviving winter is tough enough for owls—sub-zero temps, heavy snowcover that hides the rodents, myopic duck hunters, wind farms—without flying knuckleheads.</p> <p><img alt="" height="253" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/dell.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Yes, it's been years since we've heard from "Super Dell" Schanze, entrepreneur, politician, guns-rights advocate and jackass, who has run afoul of the law and common sense for an assortment of highjinks, including buzzing I-15 in his ultra-light aircraft, shooting a gun from said aircraft, speeding through a residential neighborhood (he was accused of brandishing a pistol at the vigiliante mob of neighbors that pursued him), running for governor in 2008 as a Libertarian, during which he claimed incumbent Jon Huntsman Jr. is the anti-Christ. And much, much more.</p> <p>Apparently, annoying homosapiens wasn't satisfying enough. Now, Schanze is charged with <a href="http://www.good4utah.com/story/d/story/schanze-charged-with-harassing-an-owl/52133/qLk2oCRZm0mYDOY0K8QYtg">harassing wildlife</a>, by using his paraglider in 2011 to chase and attempt to kick a <a href="http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/barn_owl/lifehistory">barn owl</a> out of the air. <span>A YouTube video allegedly shows Schanze harassing the 20-ounce raptor.</span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="283" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/barnowlflying.jpg" width="490"></span></p> <p><span>Here's the fun he faces: </span></p> <p><span>The maximum penalty for using an aircraft to harass wildlife is up to one year in jail and a $100,000 fine. </span><span>For messing with a migratory bird, Super Dell could face up to 6 months in jail and a $5,000 fine.</span></p>Glen WarcholWed, 29 Oct 2014 22:35:48 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/29/super-dell-flashback/In The HiveOutdoorsSalt Lake magazine&#39;s digital debuthttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/29/salt-lake-magazines-digital-debut/<p><img alt="" height="320" src="/site_media/uploads/digitalslm_cover.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Check it out!</p> <p>Salt Lake magazine's <a href="http://bit.ly/1pYUXdY" target="_blank">brand-new digital edition</a> debuts today!</p> <p><a href="https://live.citizendish.com/reader/6cb50f42-69a8-4112-94ff-d53a1d38b03c" target="_blank"><img alt="" height="652" src="/site_media/uploads/digital_edition_eblast_004.jpg" width="490"></a></p> <p>For the last 25 years, this magazine has been covering –and curating, to use the trendiest term–the best of Utah,. Now we've stepped out into a bold new world...well, never mind the Captain Kirk quotations. We've gone digital.</p> <p>The first issue covers my favorite subject, food, in a new, interactive, fun to use format. Future issues will focus on arts and entertainment, outdoors, fashion and more food–all the aspects of Utah living we're experts on, but from a fresh angle and with new info.</p> <p>We're excited and hope you will be, too.</p> <p>It's free.</p> <p>It's fun.</p> <p>It's <a href="http://bit.ly/1pYUXdY" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p>P.S. It's also new, so let us know if you experience a glitch or have a suggestion that will make our baby even better.</p>Mary Brown MaloufWed, 29 Oct 2014 14:25:04 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/29/salt-lake-magazines-digital-debut/On the Table