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 06:00:00 +0000Fashion 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 TableTake a Hike/Bike: Mid Mountain Trailhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/29/bike-adventure-of-the-week-mid-mountain-trail/<p><strong>Distance:</strong> 11-20 miles</p> <p><strong>Elevation gain:</strong> 3,000 feet</p> <p><strong>Time:</strong> It can be anywhere from few hours to all day depending on your vigor for that day.</p> <p><strong>Trail:</strong> This trail lies at about 8,000 feet, hence its nickname as the "8,000 Foot Trail." The Mid Mountain trail itself is about 11.3 miles long, but you can make the ride as long or as short as you like depending on where you intercept the trail. For the ambitious, some ride the Spiro Trail to intercept the Mid Mountain. This makes the whole ride to be about 20 miles or more. The scenery is gorgeous, but if that doesn't take your breath away, the rigor of the trail will. Mid Mountain Trail is a challenge so make sure to bring along plenty of water and snacks.</p> <p><strong>Who you'll see:</strong> Everyone. This trail is loved by hikers, runner, and bikers so be prepared to share the path.</p> <p><strong>How to get there:</strong> Take the Park City exit at Kimball Junction off of I-80 and then take State Highway 224 into Park City. Highway 224 will turn into Park Avenue, and then turn left at the intersection of Park Avenue and Deer Valley Drive. Turn right at this light, then the next left into the Park City Mountain Resort Parking lot.</p> <p><strong>Notable:</strong> This is a very popular trail so watch out for others as you're biking away. This is also no walk/bike in the park so come prepared with calorie-filled snacks and water-you'll regret it you don't. The occasional rocky terrain and inclines make it a difficult ride, but the beautiful scenery makes it worth it.</p> <p><strong>Apres-hike: </strong>Go to <a href="https://www.squatters.com/park-city/location.aspx">Squatters</a>, which boasts of an excellent variety of beers both bottled and on the tap. Rejuvenate from the ride and try out Squatters Full Suspension Pale Ale. Grab some grub along with it to replenish calories-Squatters has won awards for their traditional pub-favorites.</p>Salt Lake magazineWed, 29 Oct 2014 12:11:58 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/29/bike-adventure-of-the-week-mid-mountain-trail/In The HiveOutdoorsShake it up, baby!http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/29/shake-it-up-baby/<p>The cocktail revolution has settled in in Utah (finally). <a href="/blog/2014/08/29/utahs-high-spirits/">Distilleries</a> and cocktail lounges are popping up like daisies (OK, not the best drinking metaphor).</p> <p>But even the <a href="http://saltlakemagazine.com/galleries/farm-to-glass-cocktail-contest-awards/">best mixologists</a> (Tip: Most of the folks who shake prefer "bartender" as the correct nomenclature) are hamstrung in concocting really great cocktails by Utah liquor laws that severely limit the amount of alcohol.</p> <p>So how does one get a really boffo daiquiri, margarita or gimlet, which require two to three times the state alcohol limit to really shine?</p> <p><img alt="" height="325" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/jimmy.jpg" width="490"></p> <h3>Make it yourself!</h3> <p>For once, DIY is not just for down-market nerds. <span>But instead of taking a night class in wood-shop or lawn-mower tuneup, you apprentice under Jimmy Santangelo for his Mixology at Home course (It's "bartending," Jim) You'll learn the art of shaking up mind-benders such as the French 75, Manhattan, Old Fashion, Sazerac, Cosmopolitan, Nephi Black Out (patent pending) and the Kevorkian (awaiting a Utah Constitutional amendment).</span></p> <p>Thursday, October 30, 7 - 9 p.m.</p> <p><span>Cafe Trio Cottonwood, 6405 S. 3000 East, SLC. </span></p> <p>For more information or to register to here. The class is filling up fast!<br>More info: 801.486.9463, info@wineacademyofutah.com<br> <br>It's through the UofU's Lifelong Learning continuing education. Students must provide their own bathrobe and eye protection.</p> <p><img alt="" height="263" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/lebow.jpg" width="350"></p>Glen WarcholWed, 29 Oct 2014 09:05:00 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/29/shake-it-up-baby/A&EOn the TableMS Society Hosts 60-year Celebrationhttp://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/28/ms-society-hosts-60-year-celebration/<p><span style="">The <a href="http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/UTU">National Multiple Sclerosis Society Utah – Southern Idaho Chapter</a> is celebrating 60 years and spreading awareness of MS on Nov. 18.</span></p> <p><span style="">Lori Schneider, a world-class mountaineer and advocate for people living with neurological disorders and disabilities, will give the keynote speech, “Climbing Beyond Our Limitations.” Diagnosed with MS in 1999, Schneider became the first person with the disease to summit Mt. Everest and the first person with MS to complete the rest of the famed <a href="http://www.7summits.com">Seven Summits</a>. Learn more about her work <a href="http://www.lorischneider.net/About.htm">here</a>.</span></p> <p><span style="">The event also includes a research update by University of Utah School of Medicine professor Robert S. Fujinami, PhD., whom the National MS Society named the most promising young scientist in MS research in the country in 1981.</span></p> <p><img alt="" height="634" src="/site_media/uploads/October2014/mssocietyevent.jpg" width="490"></p> <p><span style=""><strong>When:</strong> Nov. 18, </span><span style="">4:30 p.m., refreshments, networking, exhibits; </span><span style="">6–7:30 p.m., program</span></p> <p><span style=""><strong>Where:</strong> Grand Hall at the Gateway Mall, 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City</span></p> <p><span style="">Free of charge but RSVPs are required: RSVP online </span><a href="http://www.nationalmssociety.org/Chapters/UTU" style="">here</a><span style=""> or by emailing utah.idaho@nmss.org or by calling 1-800-344-4867</span></p> <p>Multiple sclerosis is a disease of the central nervous system that interrupts the flow of information within the brain and between the brain and the body. MS affects more than 400,000 people in the U.S. Utah and Idaho have among the highest rates of MS in the nation.</p>Salt Lake magazineTue, 28 Oct 2014 16:31:58 +0000http://saltlakemagazine.com/blog/2014/10/28/ms-society-hosts-60-year-celebration/In The Hive