Salt Lake Magazine HomeContestDan Nailen's Lounge ActDealsGetawayGlen Warchol's CrawlerIn The HiveIn The MagazineKid FriendlyMary's RecipeOn the TableOutdoorsShop TalkUncategorizedWed, 23 Apr 2014 18:53:12 +0000Last Chance To Enter: SLmag Selfie Contest<p>Only one week remains to enter <a href="" target="_blank">SLmag's Face Of New Utah contest</a>. The last day to enter is Wed April 30th.</p> <p><img alt="" height="296" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/splash_cover_girl.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>Submit your best selfie on Instagram and enter our <a href="" target="_blank">Face Of New Utah contest</a> for a chance to win a spot on <em>Salt Lake </em>magazine's September/October cover, a four page fashion spread in the issue, and gift certificates and prizes from local boutiques. To enter <a href="" target="_blank">go here</a>, for contest rules <a href="" target="_blank">go here</a>.</p>Cynthia YeoWed, 23 Apr 2014 18:53:12 +0000 The HiveHow to be a Utahn: See Park City from a Balloon<p><em>Mere birthright alone doth not a Utahn create. What makes a true local? We say it is not the number of years you've lived within Zion's borders, but rather the zeal with which you explore all our state has to offer.</em> <em>If you're new, or if you're questioning your right to citizenship, we're here to help, with this refresher course. </em><em>Every other week, we'll bring you a quintessential Utah-to-do experience. Check back for another to check off your list.</em></p> <p><iframe height="270" src="" width="480"></iframe><br><em>Video by <a class="g-hovercard yt-uix-sessionlink yt-user-name " dir="ltr" href="">Nathaniel Gardner</a></em></p> <p>You've heard of destination weddings, but holding a ceremony in a hot air balloon? That's another story, and a challenge <a href="">Morning Star Balloons</a> pilot and owner Darren Wilde has tackled before. He once flew a wedding party of 19 people in two balloons, using radios to keep in touch. "It's so cool to share what I love," he says, noting proposals have also taken place in his balloons with members of his team rolling out an oversized "Will you marry me?"<br><br>Wild's love for flying started when he was 6 years old and his dad took the family to see the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. "Oh, the excitement and the speed," he recalls. "I knew right off the bat that I wanted to fly the rest of my life."<br><br>But his dream gig didn't start out in balloons. After high school, Wilde studied at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Arizona before joining the Air Force. He flew jets like the T-37 and T-1A Jayhawk, and though he wanted to work up, the Air Force began offering early retirements in the late '90s. Wilde took the opportunity to move back to Utah with his family in December 1999.<br><br>He was weighing career options when he saw hot air balloons, and again, fell instantly in love. Wilde purchased Morning Star Balloons in December 2001, and though jets to balloons is a big change, Wilde can't decide which he loves more. "It's like asking which of my kids is my favorite," he jokes.<br><br>Now, Wilde spends his time helping others celebrate special days high above Park City.</p> <p>Also check out: <a href="">Skywalker Balloon Company</a> and <a href="">Park City Balloon Adventures</a>. </p> <p class="p2"><strong>Read our other How to be a Utahn posts:</strong></p> <p class="p2"><a href="/blog/2014/04/09/how-to-be-a-utahn-take-the-kids-to-ring-around-the-rose/">Take the kids to Ring Around the Rose</a></p> <p class="p2"><a href="/blog/2014/03/26/how-to-be-a-utahn-the-bees-first-home-game/">The Bees' first home game</a></p> <p class="p2"><a href="/blog/2014/03/12/how-to-be-a-utahn-catch-up-and-comers-at-velour/">Catch Up-and-Comers at Velour</a></p> <p class="p2"><a href="">Sign Up for Family Camp</a></p> <p class="p2"><a href="">Go to RDT's Charette</a></p> <p class="p2"><a href="">Get a drink at High West</a></p> <p class="p2"><a href="">Ski Brian Head, Utah's highest-elevation resort</a></p> <p class="p2"><a href="">Browse Park City's art galleries</a></p> <p class="p2"><a href="">Camp Out in a Yurt</a></p> <p class="p2"><a href="">Volunteer with Best Friends</a></p> <p class="p2"><a href="">Sleigh ride to the Viking Yurt</a></p> <p class="p2"><a href="">See the Twilight Concert Series</a></p> <p><a href="">Go to the St. Patrick's Day Parade</a></p> <p><a href="">Swim in The Crater at Homestead Resort</a></p> <p><a href="">Tour the Beehive House</a></p> <p><a href="">Go Tubing!</a></p> <p><a href="">Visit Clark Planetarium</a></p> <p><a href="">Visit a Salt Lake Film Society theater</a></p> <p><a href="">Skip work and go to Alta</a></p> <p><a href="">Eat at Red Iguana</a></p> <p><a href="">Catch a show at Wiseguy's</a></p> <p><a href="">See a play at Pioneer Theatre</a></p> <p><a href="">Visit Ogden's Dinosaur Park</a></p> <p><a href="">Visit Red Butte Garden</a></p> <p><a href="">Brew Your Own Beer with the Beer Nut</a></p> <p><a href="">Get tickets to Salt Lake Comic Con</a></p> <p><a href="">Hike Delicate Arch</a></p> <p><a href="">Go on a parade of homes</a></p> <p><a href="">Run in the Mud</a></p> <p><a href="">Go to Oktoberfest at Snowbird</a></p> <p><a href="">Visit Swaner Preserve &amp; EcoCenter</a></p> <p><a href="">Go on Park City Ghost Tours</a></p> <p><a href="">Get scared at a haunted house</a><br><br><a href="">Find anscestors at the Family History Library</a></p>Salt Lake magazineWed, 23 Apr 2014 17:46:24 +0000 The HiveKid FriendlyMore extraordinary wine to taste at Pago<p><a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/">Pago</a> and <a href="/admin/blog/blogpost/add/">Finca</a> owner Scott Evans' first culinary love is wine, and since Scott is a truly hospitable person, his first instinct is to share. Pago's 2014 Summer Sommelier Series is just that—Scott introducing his friends the wine and winemaker to his friends the Salt Lake foodies. </p> <p><img alt="" height="441" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/scott-evans-pago.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>Tomorrow, winemaker Gaia Bucciarelli<strong> will serve her wines from </strong>Santa Giustina at a special pairing dinner.</p> <p>Here are the details: </p> <p>Details: April 24th 2014</p> <div>Time: 6pm </div> <div>Price: $35 food, $30 wine + tax, + 20% gratuity</div> <div>RSVP: <a href="" target="_blank"></a> </div> <div> </div> <p>And here's the story, from Pago sommelier Evan Lewandowski:</p> <p>Many of us have had the absolute pleasure to experience first hand, with boots on the ground, a taste of what Italy has to offer.  Most cannot help but fall in love, and in many instances it is our palates that have played cupid.  The history, culture, and traditions are seamlessly, naturally intertwined with food an wine.  Each region, sub-region, town or even village often lay claim to unique methods, singular blood-lines of swine, grape varieties, and styles.  Mind-boggling at times, you'll find patterns of dress, shapes of bread and even dialects to change from one alpine valley to the other.  </p> <p> Faced with a country so awash in lavishly complex and seemingly infinite options, we as travelers never seem to find enough time in our itineraries...often trekking to the meccas of Italy, the tried and true 'big three' of Rome, Florence and Venice.  However, outside these big three, the savvy ones find another universe of eye-opening, lesser-known and understated stars.</p> <p> One must not venture far from Florence in the direction due north to find Tuscany's neighbor, Emilia-Romagna.  Historically well-known for its agricultural wealth, this region has long laid claim as having the highest standard of living in Italy.  Its absolutely no surprise this region has also given us such cultural richness.  Perhaps you've heard of Giorgio Armani?  Luciano Pavarrotti and Giuseppi Verdi?  The empires of Enzo Ferrari and Ferruccio Lamborghini have been duking it out here for over half a century.  </p> <p> Who then could be surprised that Emilia-Romagna is also home to some of Italy's most distinctive and individualistic wines.  The wine traditions here, more than almost anywhere I've come across, represent  an overwhelming lust for life.  Characteristically bright and fresh, almost across the board, Emilia-Romagna's wines are often “wines of thirst” or “vins de soifs” as the French would call it.  Gulpable and ridiculously versatile, the wines more often than not possess a pleasant effervescence.  Whether they're paired with a langoustine risotto, cured meats, the perfect pizza, or simply shaved Parmeggiano over lemon-dressed arugula, the wines almost always taste like “more.”</p> <p> Azienda Agricola Santa Giustina is one of the region's most idyllic estates, crafting a range of wines from pristinely farmed vines that very poignantly express the aforementioned “lust for life.”  I don't find it coincidental that the owner/winemaker's name is Gaia, in that she bottles some of the liveliest wines around from the regional grapes Ortrugo, Croatina, Barbera and Malvasia.  After the first few truly warm days of spring, I can't think of a better kickoff to the 2014 Sommelier Series Dinners than to spend the evening with Gaia and her wines on our freshly reopened patio at 9<sup>th</sup> and 9<sup>th</sup>.  While the evening away under the Pago patio lights among friends with perfectly paired dishes from Phelix, Drew and Stephen.   Watch the sun play on the foothills to the east, and let yourself be charmed by the effervescent Gaia Bucciarelli and her downright vivace wines.</p>Mary Brown MaloufWed, 23 Apr 2014 17:31:05 +0000 the TableDan Nailen&#39;s Lounge Act: Broadway in Salt Lake City&#39;s magical new production<p><img alt="" height="326" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/warhorse.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>You've probably heard the old adage about actors avoiding working with children or animals, lest they be overshadowed by cuteness or dragged down in their unpredictability. But what about puppets? And further, what about puppets of animals?</p> <p>Sure, the human element of the Broadway in Salt Lake City production of <em>War Horse</em> is plenty impressive. There is some fine acting, gorgeous singing, and intricate stage choreography among a huge cast to move the action-packed story along. But there is no denying the fact that the amazing puppets, and the lead "horse" Joey, dominate the proceedings and absorb the audiences's attention throughout.</p> <p>That is not a bad thing. The Broadway hit, based on Michael Morpurgo's 1982 novel and later adapted into a feature film by Steven Spielberg, is a riveting tale, with a winning story that is only enhanced by the visual feast on stage.</p> <p>It's a love story of sorts, between Joey and his human caretaker Albert, who raises him from a foal into a spirited steed who ends up on the front lines of World War I. Over the course of <em>War Horse</em>, the audience sees the beginning of their affair, the "breakup" at the hands of Albert's father, and their ultimate reunion, and it all works. As someone who never read the book or saw the movie, I was hooked by the story quickly.</p> <p>The amazing visuals on stage, though, are what makes <em>War Horse</em> a remarkable piece of live theater. The intricate puppets designed by Handspring Puppet Company and controlled by a small troupe of puppeteers on stage are the calling card of the show, for sure. The movements of the horses are incredibly lifelike and fluid, and the presence of the human puppeteers alongside them is never a distraction.</p> <p>But the puppetry is  just part of the excellent production's visual appeal. The animated line drawings on a screen suspended above the stage add incredible detail to the proceedings below in setting the scenes and pushing the story forward. Smaller puppets of birds in the sky and geese on Albert's farm add to the realism--which is all the more impressive given that the stage is relatively bare-bones in terms of props and sets. The horses and the humans carry this tale. And it's a tale well worth seeing.</p> <p><em>War Horse plays at Capitol Theatre through April 27. <a href="">Visit the Broadway in Salt Lake City website</a> for showtimes, tickets and more information. (Photo courtesy Broadway in Salt Lake City)</em></p>Dan NailenWed, 23 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Nailen's Lounge ActDan Nailen&#39;s Lounge Act: Retro night at The Royal<p><strong><img alt="" height="456" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/fasterpussycat.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="">FASTER PUSSYCAT, THE ROYAL</a>, Wednesday, April 23, 8 p.m., $12</strong></p> <p>Among the sleazy hair-metal bands of the '80s, Faster Pussycat stood out for a few reasons. They had a prominent spot dedicated to their music and story in the classic rock-doc <em>The Decline of Western Civilization: The Metal Years</em>. They co-owned a Sunset Strip nightclub called The Cathouse with former MTV VJ Riki Rachtman. And, like so many other bands of their ilk, they enjoyed their greatest commercial success with a power ballad, "House of Pain." They also happen to be one of my personal favorites of the glam-rock bands of the era, blazing a magnificent-if-brief path through the public eye over the course of three albums, a few high-profile tours (like opening for Motley Crue on the Dr. Feelgood tour here in Salt Lake City) and some memorable videos for songs like "Bathroom Wall." Now they're still touring on the fumes of that long-ago success, kicking out the old jams for the old fans. Red Light Saints open the show in SLC.</p> <p><iframe height="315" src="" width="420"></iframe></p>Dan NailenWed, 23 Apr 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Nailen's Lounge ActLocal Business Spotlight: 3form stops waste with Reform<p class="p1"><img alt="" height="327" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/mjphoto.jpg" width="491"><br><em>3form Director of Sustainability, Mike Johnson</em></p> <p class="p1">Along with their amazing and stunning building materials, <a href="">3form</a> has become known as a local leader for going green, but when Director of Sustainability Mike Johnson joined the team, he took things a step further.</p> <p class="p1">“One of the platforms we had was zero waste to landfill, and that initiative was put into place back in 2007,” says Johnson, who started at the company in September 2013. 3form achieved its goal of eliminating landfill waste by increasing recycling and diverting other waste to facilities that incinerate it to make energy. “And the next generational leap forward was becoming a zero waste initiative in general.” </p> <p class="p1"><span>In other words, Johnson wants to put an end to all of 3form's waste. </span></p> <p class="p1"><span>Johnson admits the company has a long way to go before they reach that goal, but their new Reform initiative is a step in the right direction.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span>“One of our waste streams was products that were coming out of our manufacturing facilities that didn’t meet first-quality specifications,” Johnson says. “Anytime there’s really any imperfection whatsoever, those can not go out to the customer. We have very strict restrictions on quality control.” While the undamaged portions of rejected materials were being put back into the marketplace through the company’s Reclaim program, anything with a slight scratch or dent was being tossed out. </span></p> <p class="p2"><span>Now, through Reform, the slightly damaged materials are for sale <a href="">online</a>.</span></p> <p class="p2"><span>“When we went live on the website, before we said anything to anybody, we had our first two sold within 12 hours,” Johnson says. The materials are hot buys among artists, art teachers and do-it-yourselfers.</span><span> </span></p> <p class="p2"><span><img alt="" height="300" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/reform.png" width="490"><br><em>3form Director of Sustainability Mike Johnson and CEO Talley Goodson looking at the company's waste and thinking up ways to cut it down.</em></span></p> <p class="p1">Reform’s official launch will be held on May 3 at the <a href="">Live Green SLC! Festival</a>, where 3from will show guests how they can use the material to make things like bowls, jewelry, coasters and night lights.</p> <p class="p2"><span>Festival-goers are welcome to learn about 3form's other green initiatives, too, like using recycled content to build products and their goal of complete carbon neutrality, along with asking about some of those stunning materials (see them at <a href="">Landis Salon</a> and <a href="">Finca</a>).</span></p> <p class="p2"><span>In the meantime, you can learn more about 3form's sustainability programs by reading their blog, <a href="">Translucency</a>.</span></p>Jaime WinstonTue, 22 Apr 2014 16:20:39 +0000 The HiveDream up an ice cream and win 10 pints<p><img alt="" height="354" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/icecreamthiebaud.jpg" width="450"></p> <p>It's a crowdsourcing contest:</p> <p>The Draper Creamery in the new Whole Foods Market South Valley is asking fans to create their own ice cream flavor—bourbon and bacon? beet and basil? coffee and cashew? It's up to you, but Jamoca Almond Fudge already belongs to another brand.</p> <p>TThe winner will receive “celebrity status” – a photo and bio in the creamery, $100 gift card and—best of all, because ice cream in hand is better than picture on wall—10 pints of ice cream.</p> <p>Go here <a href="" target="_blank"></a> for details.</p> <p>Deadline for entry is April 29, so start mixing.</p>Mary Brown MaloufTue, 22 Apr 2014 16:20:20 +0000 the TableRunway to Room: Not-so-heavy metal<p>Although metal may be known to have natural physical - and even visual - weight, it's current use in the design world seems to be on the lighter, more friendly side of heavy.</p> <p>Gold in an almost flaky, foil form and brass that's made a huge comeback are both becoming cheery staples for any room, including the kitchen.</p> <p><img alt="" height="288" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/not-soheavy-metal.jpg" width="490"></p> <p>World of Gold Canvas Print, <a href="">Z Gallerie</a></p> <p>Martha Stewart Cabinet Pull and Matchbox Catch, <a href="">The Home Depot</a></p> <p>Emory 95" Bench Seat Sofa, <a href="">Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams</a></p> <p>Metallic Chevron Pillow Cover, <a href="">West Elm</a></p> <p>Runway image from <a href="">DVF Spring 2014 collection</a></p> <p><em>This post was originally published on <a href=""></a>.</em></p>Jessica AdamsTue, 22 Apr 2014 14:28:14 +0000 HomeIn The HiveVIDEO: Cosplay at Salt Lake Comic Con FanX<p>More than 100,000 comic, sci-fi and fantasy fans (many dressed as their favorite characters) flooded the Salt Palace Convention Center for Salt Lake Comic Con FanXperience from April 17--19. Guests of honor included cast members from Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Walking Dead and Firefly.</p> <p><iframe height="270" src="" width="480"></iframe><br><em>Video by Fernando Lara</em></p>Jaime WinstonTue, 22 Apr 2014 12:05:46 +0000 The HiveDan Nailen&#39;s Lounge Act: Find religion on Tuesday<p><strong><img alt="" height="303" src="/site_media/uploads/April%202014/chvrches.jpg" width="490"></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="">CHVRCHES, THE DEPOT</a>, Tuesday, April 22, 8 p.m., $26</strong></p> <p>Scottish synth-pop trio Chvrches (pronounced "churches," but that just doesn't look as cool, right?) has made quite a quick reputation for itself since forming just three years ago. The vocals of Lauren Mayberry are the first thing that drew me in to the band's sound, and she and bandmates Iain Cook and Martin Doherty combine to create an impressive batch of densely produced, hook-filled songs on the band's debut, <em>The Bones of What You Believe</em>. Armed with an arsenal of synthesizers, samplers and more traditional rock instruments, the trio built a strong full-length after their March 2013 EP <em>Recover</em> landed them a spot on the BBC's "Sound of 2013" list as one of the UK's most promising bands.  Now that we've had a few months to absorb the Chvrches debut, we can see the BBC was on to something. And now you can see them headline their own show Tuesday night in SLC. The Range opens the show.</p> <p><iframe height="315" src="" width="480"></iframe></p>Dan NailenTue, 22 Apr 2014 06:00:00 +0000 Nailen's Lounge Act