Salt Lake Magazinehttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/feeds/atom/2014-04-20T08:53:45+00:00Windermere&#39;s New Look2014-04-20T08:53:45+00:00Salt Lake magazine/blog/author/webintern/http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/20/windermeres-new-look/<p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/windermere-04.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><a href="http://www.winutah.com">Windermere Real Estate</a> moved to the Redman building in Sugar House. And it's worth checking them out just to see their office.</p> <p>On April 17, Windermere invited industry professionals to check out their new digs. Along with chic industrial furnishings and numerous balconies, their office has Ms. Pac-Man and spiral staircases.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/windermere-07.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>The view from Windermere's SE balcony.</em></p> <p>One of Windermere's top priorities is helping clients get the most bang for their buck.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/windermere-05.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Chad Rawlins, realtor at Windermere</em></p> <p>One of their realtors, Chad Rawlins, recently helped a client sell their home for $20,000 more than expected. After he helped them with some new paint and floor finish, there was an offer within the day.</p> <p>"Things aren't staying on the market for more than a few days," Rawlins says. </p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/windermere-02.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/windermere-03.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Windermere's laid back, yet chic office space tells clients what the company is all about. They want their clients to feel comfortable, while still conveying their experience in the industry.</p> <p><img alt="" height="367" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/windermere-06.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><em>Marvin Jensen, Premier Director at Windermere</em></p> <p>They're serious about selling your home, but they'll also make it a good time.</p>Fashion Friday: Meet Wimbleys2014-04-18T06:00:00+00:00Jessica Adams/blog/author/Jessica/http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/18/fashion-friday-meet-wimbleys/<p>Hey, guys. Raise your hand if this sounds familiar: You'd like to be on-trend with the hip, sockless look while sporting sneakers or boat shoes, but gosh dang it, that sweaty swamp foot is inevitable unless you have some sort of barrier between your stinky foot and your shoe. Not to mention the fact that just one good sweat inside a shoe is enough to tarnish it's condition forever.</p> <p>So you invest in a pair of no-show socks or borrow your sister's. But most often that means trading the squishy shoe sensation for an equally unpleasant bunched up wad of sock under the arch of your foot.</p> <p>Such was the dilemma of Kory Stevens, founder of Wimbleys, a line of classy no-show socks that not only serves to avoid the dreaded swamp food, but actually <em>stays on your foot</em><em>.</em> The brand recently launched on <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/420969078/wimbleys-a-true-no-show-fashion-sock-for-men">Kickstarter.com</a>, a website that encourages the public to act as backers for a variety of independent projects like Kory's.</p> <p>I chatted with Kory this week to get the low-down on such a novel concept for footwear.</p> <p><img alt="" height="306" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/wimbleys3.jpg" width="500"></p> <div><strong>SLM: What inspired you to start making Wimbleys? </strong></div> <div><strong></strong>KS: I have been wearing girl's no-show socks since I was in middle school. They are always that sheer, nude-colored material and I never wanted anyone to see what I had on underneath my shoes. After I graduated from BYU last year, I had the thought to solve this problem. I knew I wasn't alone and I knew men would be attracted to a cooler way to get the sockless look. </div> <div><strong><br></strong></div> <div><strong>SLM: What's the significance behind the brand name? </strong></div> <div><strong></strong>KS:Wimbleys was inspired by two of my passions: soccer and tennis. Wembley Stadium in London and the Wimbledon tennis tournament. It has the right vibe for a cool sock line. </div> <div><strong><br></strong></div> <div><strong>SLM: Are your socks just for men or both men and women?</strong> </div> <div>KS: I initially designed the patterns and cut of these socks to be for men. I knew it was a bigger problem for men because women have better options out there. Since we launched on Kickstarter, women have been very vocal about wanting us to create a better no-show sock for them as well. As of right now, we offer men's socks, but in the near future, things may be different. </div> <div><strong><br></strong></div> <div><strong>SLM: Do they come in different sizes? </strong></div> <div><strong></strong>KS: We only offer one size. These socks fit men's sizes 8-14 comfortably. If/when we expand to women's sizes, they will obviously be smaller and work for the majority of women. </div> <div><strong><br></strong></div> <div><strong>SLM: What makes them unique compared to other no-show socks? </strong></div> <div><strong></strong>KS: Most other no-show socks come in plain, boring colors and never stay up on your feet. We wanted to design the best no-show sock ever made. Wimbleys socks never show, never slip down your heel, and will give men the confidence they need to kick off their shoes whenever they want. The most unique feature is the patterned silicone in the heel. This took me a long time to perfect, but it is the secret sauce to how we keep these socks up all day long. </div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="340" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/wimbleys1.jpg" width="500"></div> <div><strong><br></strong></div> <div><strong>SLM: What are your plans for Wimbleys once the campaign on Kickstarter.com is over? </strong></div> <div><strong></strong>KS: My focus from the beginning has been on execution after the Kickstarter is finished funding. Our website is almost complete. Customers will be able to pre-order and purchase the socks directly from our website, and the product is perfected and production is primed and ready to get these socks in retail stores throughout the country as soon as we can get wholesale orders.  </div> <div> </div> <div>You can purchase Wimbleys now by visiting <a href="https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/420969078/wimbleys-a-true-no-show-fashion-sock-for-men">the Kickstarter website, here</a>, clicking the green "back this project" button, and making your selection. In a few weeks, they will also be available at <a href="http://wimbleys.com/">Wimbleys.com</a>.</div> <div> </div> <div><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/wimbleyskory.jpg" width="398"></div> <div><em>Kory Stevens, founder of Taft Clothing and Wimbleys</em></div>Five For The Road2014-04-17T16:46:34+00:00Cynthia Yeo/blog/author/cynthia/http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/17/five-for-the-road-7/<p>As you prep for the weekend, here are <a href="/blog/tag/five-for-the-road/" target="_blank">five things</a> to eat, see and do.</p> <p><strong>Outdoors:</strong> <a href="/blog/2014/04/16/holy-bowly-at-park-city-mountain-resort/" target="_blank">Holy Bowly At Park City Mountain Resort</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="395" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/holy-bowly.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Join Lib Tech’s epic sendoff to the season this weekend at PCMR.</p> <p><strong>On The Table:</strong>  <a href="/blog/2014/04/16/a-publik-gathering-spot/" target="_blank">A Publik Gathering Spot</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/publikcoffeeshop_stephanienitsch.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Coffee and community come together in Park City.</p> <p><strong>Mary's Recipe</strong>: <a href="/blog/2014/04/16/marys-recipe-preserved-cherries/" target="_blank">Preserved Cherries</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="526" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/cherry-212.jpg" width="350"></p> <p>Summer is just around the corner, and that means cherries. Print this one out and keep it around for June.</p> <p><strong>In The Hive:</strong> <a href="/blog/2014/04/16/evermore-debuts-at-fanx-qa-with-founder-ken-bretschneider/" target="_blank">Evermore Unveiled At FanX: Q&amp;A With Founder Ken Bretschneider</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="389" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/evermore1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Artwork, artisans and artifacts—Q&amp;A with the founder of Evermore adventure park.</p> <p><strong>The Talker:</strong> <a href="/blog/2014/04/15/souless-atheist-invasion/" target="_blank">Soleful Atheist Invasion</a></p> <p><img alt="" height="476" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/atheistsoles.jpg" width="350"></p> <p>"Thou shalt have no other shoe but me."</p>Just Like Molly: Dress To Impress2014-04-17T15:25:27+00:00Nate Zubal/blog/author/natezubal/http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/17/just-like-molly-dress-to-impress/<p><strong>Dress to Impress</strong><br>Cute spring dresses transition from work to dinner out.</p> <p><br><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/sljustlikemollydress.jpg" width="490"><br>Of course jeans are a girl’s best friend, but every once in a while you want to play up your femininity and feel like a total lady. Que dresses-- that’s when they come to center stage! Dresses are a huge trend that exploded back into the fashion world a few seasons ago, and there is no hint of this revitalization slowing down any time soon. Whether maxi, casual, work appropriate, or formal, the right dress is a genteel and glamorous way to celebrate your womanhood and truly wow at your next event this spring.<br><br><strong>Try a Shirtdress</strong><br><br><img alt="" height="701" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/slmdresses1.jpg" width="490"><br><br>The shirtdress is perfect for the easy-going, sporty girl who appreciates fluidity and fun without an overload of effort. A feminine take on the men’s oxford shirt, a silk collared dress like this <a href="http://www.shopbop.com/cavalry-shirtdress-marchesa-voyage/vp/v=1/1539309137.htm?fm=search-viewall-shopbysize" target="_blank">vintage-inspired Voyage dress</a> by <a href="http://www.marchesa.com/" target="_blank">Marchesa</a> is a classic and wholesome style. It is the perfect way to remain covered while also remaining fashion conscious, as it plays with the juxtaposition of feminine &amp; masculine inspirations. It provides for an easy, pulled together look that’s exemplary for a professional day in the city or a romantic picnic with a new spring fling.<br><br>STYLE TIP: Keep accessories feminine and dainty and feel free to layer up – a shirtdress can come across as bold and severe if not properly accessorized. Might we also suggest adding a little bit of a heel? Regardless of the more feminine implementation of the silk material, the masculine cut still greatly benefits from a little bit of height in the leg.<br><br><strong>Appreciate Beauty in Blooms</strong></p> <p><br><img alt="" height="701" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/slmdresses2.jpg" width="490"><br><br>Give spring a warm welcome by trying feminine, natural prints for anything from a particularly important work meeting to your next luncheon, event, or dinner with friends. Play up your girly side in this <a href="http://www.shopbop.com/tamer-twist-knot-drape-dress/vp/v=1/1557428021.htm?folderID=2534374302063518&amp;fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=11887" target="_blank">Zimmermann twist knot drape dress</a> at <a href="http://www.shopbop.com/" target="_blank">Shopbop.com</a>. Designed by two sisters from downunder, <a href="http://us.zimmermannwear.com/" target="_blank">Zimmermann</a> is known for a polished aesthetic and beach-inspired fashion collections. The ruching and knotting flatters all body types, while the silk fabrication and drape lends a playful twist and vintage sophistication. Whatever print you choose, allow your personality and personal style choices to shine through your print choice.<br><br>STYLE TIP: Be willing to take a risk with your choice of prints, but be cognizant about the size of the floral. If you are petite, a small-scale dainty print lends to an ensemble that doesn’t overtake you. Tall? You can pull off a bolder, large print.<br><br><br><strong>Hear Me Roar</strong><br><br><img alt="" height="701" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/slmdresses3.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><br>When you want to break from the pride, animal print is the way to go wild. Put the “dress” into dressing up for your next evening out and don a naturally vibrant dress for instant flattery. A <a href="http://www.shopbop.com/long-sleeve-leopard-dress-10/vp/v=1/1591174279.htm?folderID=2534374302204904&amp;fm=other-shopbysize-viewall&amp;colorId=11275" target="_blank">leopard print dress such as this</a> pairs a modern approach with a modest long sleeve, making it a perfect wardrobe staple at any age. It emphasizes any figure; the long sleeve will also mask problem arm areas, should that be needed. Take your style up a notch at your next party and try this dress for an evolved, queen-of-the-jungle look.<br><br>STYLE TIP: If you don’t want to feel overdressed – throw on a pair of flats and style your hair <a href="http://justlikemolly.com/2010/11/messy-bun/" target="_blank">into a messy bun</a> to give this dress casual styling.</p> <p class="western"><em><a href="/blog/tag/just-like-molly/" target="_blank">Just Like Molly</a> is a modest fashion blog for the modern woman. For more everyday style tips and fashion editorial, visit </em><a href="http://justlikemolly.com/" target="_blank"><em>JustLikeMolly.com</em></a></p>Publisher&#39;s Pick: Easter 20142014-04-17T13:38:02+00:00Salt Lake magazine/blog/author/intern/http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/17/publishers-pick-easter-2014/<p><strong>Easter 2014</strong></p> <p><strong><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/easterlily.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p>In celebration of Good Friday tomorrow, I share with you this Easter season one of the most moving versions of<em> The Lord's Prayer</em> as performed by <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAFj2-u2cGQ#t=163" target="_blank">Andrea Bocelli and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir</a>. Close your eyes, listen and meditate about the significance of this special holiday called Easter. </p>Mary&#39;s Recipe: Preserved Cherries2014-04-16T23:56:20+00:00Mary Brown Malouf/blog/author/mary/http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/16/marys-recipe-preserved-cherries/<p>Summer is just around the corner, and that means cherries. Print this one out and keep it around for June.</p> <p><img alt="" height="500" src="/site_media/uploads/August2013/cherry-21.jpg" width="333"></p> <p class="p1"><strong>Preserved Cherries </strong></p> <ul> <li>1 pound sweet cherries, pitted</li> <li>½ cup sugar</li> <li>½ cup water</li> <li>2 tsp. lemon juice</li> <li>pinch of nutmeg</li> <li>¼ tsp. almond extract</li> <li>½ tsp. vanilla extract</li> <li>1 cup maraschino or other cherry liqueur</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr">Combine everything but the cherries and the liqueur in a saucepan and bring to a full boil. Reduce heat and add the cherries. Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and add the liqueur. When cool enough to handle, transfer cherries and liquid to clean jars and refrigerate, uncovered, until cool. Cover tightly and refrigerate up to two weeks.</p>Evermore unveiled at FanX: Q&amp;A with founder Ken Bretschneider2014-04-16T20:07:16+00:00Jaime Winston/blog/author/jaime/http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/16/evermore-debuts-at-fanx-qa-with-founder-ken-bretschneider/<p><img alt="" height="389" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/evermore1.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Image courtesy of Evermore</em></p> <p>As a kid growing up in Port Dover, Ontario, Ken Bretschneider was enthralled by the elaborate Halloween and Christmas productions put on by his best friend's father, Tony Vanderpost.</p> <p>“As a kid, it was everything to me,” he says. “It gave me hope in my life and it gave me wonder and imagination.” Bretschneider says Vanderpost, a Dutch immigrant to Canada who died a few years ago of cancer, was everything he wanted to be. “The thing I loved about him was his creativity.”</p> <p>With that creative spirit, Bretschneider, CEO and a founder of People Water, dreamed up <a href="http://www.evermorepark.com/">Evermore</a>, a 45-acre fantasy adventure park with a Victorian London theme. During summer, Evermore will present “Carnival of Wonders,” featuring acrobatics, dance theater and music. Things get spooky during the Halloween season with “Ripper's Cove,” a haunt encompassing all five sections of the park. And during the holidays, “An Evermore Christmas” welcomes guests into a Dickens-style winter wonderland.</p> <p><span>Located in Pleasant Grove, Evermore will open its first phase in July 2015.</span></p> <p><span><a href="http://saltlakecomiccon.com/">Salt Lake Comic Con FanX</a> guests will get a sneak peek at Evermore, which is the biggest thing we've seen hit Utah County in a long time, as they unveil a model of the future park and reveal some secrets.</span></p> <p><span><img alt="" height="379" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/evermore-fanx.jpg" width="490"><br><em>Image from Salt Lake Comic Con FanX</em></span></p> <p><span>We recently chatted with Bretschneider to get more info on the park. We'll run a big story in an upcoming issue, but here's some of what he revealed in our interview:</span></p> <p><strong>Tell us a bit more about the time period the park is set in.</strong></p> <p>“This is taking a quaint European village and plopping it in the middle of Utah. We're literally building a quaint European village, and in that setting, anything's possible. We can create any kind of fantasy we want, because it's all believable. All of the greatest creations of fantasy, whether its old fairy tales or horror or anything else comes from that era . . . We're taking that moment in time and immersing people into that, into being able to create these amazing stories.”</p> <p><strong><span>Is this based on anything else? Has it been done before?</span></strong></p> <p>“This really hasn't been done anywhere else in the world to date—not to this extent. The closest thing you're going to find is Disneyland, and Disneyland is an amazing place, but it's not Evermore. It's not what we're trying to do here and that's to create a completely embedded, immersive adventure park where you get to kind of choose different adventures and live them out. You can go as deep down the rabbit hold as you want, and you can go very deep.”</p> <p><strong>So will the park employees be part of that experience (in character)?</strong></p> <p>“If you're able to get one of our actors to pull out of character, the only time that should ever happen is a time of emergency. Otherwise, you should never be able to get any employee at any level within the park to pull out of character. Everybody will be in character at all times, whether it's janitorial staff or whatever. Even though they're doing a function within the park, they're also actors. An attendant in the bathroom will be an actor. And you'll be having an experience in the bathroom, beyond just the bathroom experience—and I won't mention what's going to happen in the bathroom, but you'll have to find out.”</p> <p><strong>To pull that off you'll need a lot of actors.</strong></p> <p><span>“We anticipate employing about 700 people. Some of those will be seasonal staff, but at least half of that will be full time staff.”</span></p> <p><strong>How many visitors are you expecting?</strong></p> <p>“We hope to attract over 2 million visitors to the park throughout the year.”</p> <p><strong>We recently interviewed the park's master sculptor, <a href="/blog/2014/04/13/sculpting-a-new-world-qa-with-evermores-master-sculptor/">Cory Clawson</a>.</strong></p> <p><span>“He's just an incredibly talented guy—probably one of the best sculptors in the country, especially for what we're trying to do. Art is very subjective. I come from a fine arts background, too. I was an oil painter, so I really love the arts and Utah's known for the arts. One of Utah's strong suits is we have phenomenal actors both on camera and on stage, amazing musical talents, amazing dancers and we have amazing artisans. Cory is a good example of that. I absolutely love the guy. I thought he was one of the neatest human beings I had met in a long time. I loved his creativity, and he has this aura about him that's really positive. Most of the team we put together . . . are phenomenal artists in their own areas, whether its costume design, historical deign, set design, sculpting, painting.”</span></p> <p><strong>But it's not all fabricated. Tell us about the real stuff.</strong></p> <p><span>“We're taking a significant trip to Europe. We've already identified, several sources to bring back antiques, anywhere from 250 to 500 years old, not only set dressing and furniture items, but also architectural details that will be part of the building structures. With that we hope to bring that history, that real history, to Evermore, even though this is an adopted home. When we bring enough of it back here, on a subconscious level, people will pick up on it and really feel the place is real because it has real pieces made by artisans hundreds of years ago from Europe, and in that sense it brings a spirit. Maybe our place will end up being haunted, you never know.”</span></p> <p><strong>And what's being revealed at FanX?</strong></p> <p><span>“This will literally be the first showcase of the entire park, including a Z scale model of the whole park combined with some 3D animated videos and other presentation material and a few surprises. But primarily, we're looking at this as an opportunity, since we're going to start construction around the May/June timeframe, to make the announcement.”</span></p>Weekend Getaway: Dead Horse Point State Park2014-04-16T17:18:43+00:00Salt Lake magazine/blog/author/webintern/http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/16/weekend-getaway-dead-horse-point-state-park/<p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/deadhorsepoint5.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Clinging to a cliff edge, 2,000 feet above the Colorado River, <a href="http://stateparks.utah.gov/park/dead-horse-point-state-park">Dead Horse Point</a> is certainly one of the most scenic spots for a state park and for a weekend away.<span> </span></p> <p>Though the name may suggest otherwise, you won’t see horses dead or alive here. Big black bovines graze just outside the park, but the wild ponies are long gone. The gruesome legend behind the name holds that cowboys chased wild mustangs out to a point, across a narrow neck, corralling them on a spit of land high in the sky. Culling those they wanted, the rest were set free. One year the horses were left trapped and with no water the desert quickly claimed them. Remnants of a fence, perhaps <em>the </em>fence, still guard the neck of land that separates the point from the plateau.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/deadhorsepoint3.jpg" style="" width="490"></p> <p>Hiking, camping, biking, photography and stargazing are all pastimes pursued in this corner of Grand County. Six thousand feet above sea level, it is 10 degrees cooler here than the desert valley below at 4,000 feet. The lack of light pollution and the elevated nature of the park make night skies sparkle with pricks of starlight. A full moon will leave you moonstruck and a meteor shower will look like fireworks.</p> <p><img alt="" height="653" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/deadhorsepoint4.jpg" style="" width="490"></p> <p>The East and West Rim trails connect to make a four-mile loop with half a dozen side viewpoints clearly marked. On the East side, stunning views of the La Sal’s appear, playing peek-a-boo behind red rock outcrops. Cairns, flat rocks stacked precariously to mark the trail, stop you from wandering off track and taking the wrong turn at a juniper bush. As you wander, a glimmer of blue catches the eye. Too geometric to be natural, potash evaporation ponds gleam in a desert of sage and dun, stone and dirt. With nearby Arches and Canyonlands National Parks having strict no-dog rules, the canine lover can rejoice in miles of pet-friendly hiking trails. Just keep your pooch leashed less this become dead dog point!</p> <p>The <a href="http://www.utah.com/bike/trails/intrepid.htm">Intrepid Bike Trail</a>, suitable for the whole family, begins at the visitor center parking lot. Created through a public/private partnership between the park and Intrepid Potash Inc., various combinations of three loops will keep all members of the family happy for hours. Slickrock, sand and sage greet you at every turn. The views are stunning, the single track stimulating and the sensation of riding where wild horse once thundered is spectacular.</p> <p><img alt="" height="368" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/deadhorsepoint1.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>The small <a href="http://utahstateparks.reserveamerica.com/camping/dead-horse-point-state-park/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=UT&amp;parkId=344161">campsite</a> has 18 sites that can be reserved online, all partial hookup with electricity but no water. On the weekends, join a ranger for an informative walk or attend a talk in the amphitheater. The visitor center has exhibits that explain the park’s flora and fauna, the usual kitschy souvenirs and an art gallery stocked with local photography. There is even a coffee hut to provide you with caffeine stimulation if the views don’t do the trick!</p> <p><em>Dead Horse Point State Park is 32 miles from full service Moab, and 250 miles from Salt Lake City, off Highway 313.</em></p> <p><em>Photos in this post by Pippa Keene.</em></p>A Publik Gathering Spot2014-04-16T16:30:53+00:00Salt Lake magazine/blog/author/webintern/http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/16/a-publik-gathering-spot/<p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/publikcoffeeshop_stephanienitsch.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>I’ve bemoaned the lack of coffee shops in Park City for years, but it seems that java aficionados are finally responding to the shortage of flavorful brews. In the past two months alone, three cafes have sprung up, giving a jolt to the underdeveloped coffeehouse community.</p> <p>Where <a href="http://www.publikcoffee.com/">Publik Coffee Roasters</a> differs is in its daily mantra: “Quality over quantity, community over corporate, planet over profit”—and above all, flavorful, small-batch coffee. Based on that, you could call them a collective brew of javaphiles, artists and scientists. Quite fitting, then, that a couple of bean merchants are experimenting with this new coffee shop inside the <a href="http://www.kimballartcenter.org/">Kimball Art Center</a>.</p> <p>The corner spot has seen a few cafes come and go, most recently with Park City Coffee Roasters, and once the Kimball Art Center shuts down for its year-long renovation, Publik will also close its doors—that is, until relocating to a temporary Kimball Art Center venue and eventually moving back into the gallery space after the expansion is completed.</p> <p>Nevertheless, Publik is doing what it does best (in their short lifespan). Roasting kernels at their flagship café in Salt Lake (opening late April, 975 S. West Temple), Publik’s signature brews are flavorfully fresh for a pour over, cold press or straight-up espresso. Just don’t expect to dunk a wedge of biscotti in your americano, or nibble a muffin alongside a latte. Publik forgoes the familiar shelves of coffeehouse pastries for a more peculiar—dare I say, curiously hipster—selection of baked goodies: toast. Yep, good ol’ toast.</p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/publikcoffeeshop_stephanienitsch-3.jpg" style="" width="490"></p> <p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/publikcoffeeshop_stephanienitsch-2.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>But the mediocre breakfast table staple gets a glorified makeover that’s as hedonistic as Publik itself. Order one of the dozen-ish sweet or savory slices of toast from the menu, and you’ll need a knife and fork to dig into the thick-cut platform of bread and spreads. Gourmet, locally grown preserves from Salt Lake-based Amour Spreads are slathered across dense and chewy slabs of Park City’s own Red Bicycle Breadworks.</p> <p><span style="">With two more Salt Lake locations proposed, it looks like Publik has quickly made themselves a staple of the community.</span></p> <p><strong><span style="">Publik Coffee Roasters</span></strong></p> <p>Mon–Fri: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.</p> <p>Sat–Sun: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.</p> <p>638 Park Ave., 435-200-8693</p> <p><em>Photos in this post by Stephanie Nitsch</em></p>Holy Bowly at Park City Mountain Resort2014-04-16T16:03:24+00:00Salt Lake magazine/blog/author/webintern/http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/04/16/holy-bowly-at-park-city-mountain-resort/<p><img alt="" height="821" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/holy-bowly23.jpg" width="491"></p> <p><a href="http://www.parkcitymountain.com/site/index.html">Park City Mountain Resort</a> (PCMR) is home to one of the best terrain parks in the world, boasting marvels like the Eagle Superpipe’s 22-foot sidewalls and the massive tables of King’s Crown. But big definitely doesn’t mean better when the closing weeks of the season transform these feats of icy engineering into slush. Enter the <a href="http://www.irideparkcity.tv/iridepc/events/event34">Holy Bowly</a>, which gathers together winter’s last flakes and the world’s best snowboarders into a final weekend of tweaked transfers and big air debauchery.</p> <p>Over 80 pros—including vets like Jamie Lynn, Forest Bailey, Wes Makepeace and Scott Blum—are confirmed for Saturday’s session, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the bottom of the 3 Kings chairlift.</p> <p>Held exclusively in Japan for the past two years, the Holy Bowly is an international flow festival that pours soul surfers, jibbers and pipe jocks into the most creatively curvaceous terrain Jeremy Cooper and the crew at Park City can dream up. Conceived by Krush Kulesza as “a gathering, not a contest,” the Holy Bowly will feature hand-carved banks, big walls and perfect transitions inspired by the original Z-Boys but promising to be “the future of terrain park design,” according to Lib Tech, who sponsors the event.</p> <p>Once the pros have had their fun on the hips and gaps, the course will be open to anyone who wants to shred, rip, tear, stomp or maim all day Sunday—regardless of your preference for two planks or one. Registration for day one of the Holy Bowly is $20 and restricted to snowboarders only, but includes a day pass and lunch voucher at any PCMR food vendor. Whether you line up with the pros on Saturday or take a few turns on Sunday, the Holy Bowly is the proper way to say goodbye to another hallowed Utah ski season.</p> <p>For info about the Holy Bowly or to register, visit <a href="http://www.parkcitymountain.com/site/index.html">Park City Mountain Resort</a>'s website.</p>