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Beauty, love and hope above a Dairy Queen

Aphrodite’s Salon in Puyallup sits on top of the Dairy Queen, a seemingly odd location to get movie star glam. But the names are kind of related. The Dairy Queen is the queen of milk, and Aphrodite is the goddess of beauty and love, borne from a sea of foam

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Bohemian rhapsody

Prepare to seriously crush on Eric Stern of Vagabond Opera Friday night at Jazzbones. There’s something about his decadent, chocolaty voice and his rebellious use of unusual music that makes him at least a fascinating, enigmatic character and at most a goddess, demon, virgin whore. (After you’ve seen the show

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Bohemian rhapsody

Prepare to seriously crush on Eric Stern of Vagabond Opera Friday night at Jazzbones. There’s something about his decadent, chocolaty voice and his rebellious use of unusual music that makes him at least a fascinating, enigmatic character and at most a goddess, demon, virgin whore. (After you’ve seen the show

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Cake for V-Day!

Wandering through University Place, I stumbled into Cake Apparel and Home.  What’s super fun about Cake is there’s something for everybody, from the posh to the pauper.  On one wall, I saw a series of white pottery that looked plucked from the pages of Metropolitan home. Flower petals

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Cinema for Chocophiles

Just in case you haven’t had enough chocolate for the upcoming Chocopalooza holiday, here are a few of our favorite films to check out to give you something to think about while you munch on truffles and kisses. For even more ideas, go to the Internet Movie Database — www.imdb.com

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Cinema for Chocophiles

Just in case you haven’t had enough chocolate for the upcoming Chocopalooza holiday, here are a few of our favorite films to check out to give you something to think about while you munch on truffles and kisses. For even more ideas, go to the Internet Movie Database — www.imdb.com

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Forget the bar, go slot car

A new craze is growing in popularity and appearing not only in the form of clubs, teams, and leagues; it’s becoming a regular addition to many guys’ garages. It’s slot car racing.  Grown men racing intricate, expensive devices in secret clubs in Tacoma.  Secret locales.  Secret waiting lists.  There’s no

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Forget the bar, go slot car

A new craze is growing in popularity and appearing not only in the form of clubs, teams, and leagues; it’s becoming a regular addition to many guys’ garages. It’s slot car racing.  Grown men racing intricate, expensive devices in secret clubs in Tacoma.  Secret locales.  Secret waiting lists.  There’s no

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Fun for one on Valentine's Day

I’m very nearly 38, overweight, and temporarily single. Not, like, buying new underwear and low-cut tops single, but, like, eating microwaveable food while hovering over the sink musing over Valentine’s Day prospects single. So here are my thoughts. I have no desire to meet anyone, mind

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Get out and drink wine lovers!

Thursday, Feb. 8: Singles Night, Feb. 8, 6 p.m., $10, Pairings Fine Wine & Flowers, 2914 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.779.0838. Friday, Feb. 9, and Saturday, Feb. 10: “Page & Plant Tasting” — Page Cellar’s wine tasting and hopefully a little Led Zeppelin, Feb. 9 6 p.m., Feb. 10 4 p.m., $10,

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Get out and drink wine lovers!

Thursday, Feb. 8: Singles Night, Feb. 8, 6 p.m., $10, Pairings Fine Wine & Flowers, 2914 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253.779.0838. Friday, Feb. 9, and Saturday, Feb. 10: “Page & Plant Tasting” — Page Cellar’s wine tasting and hopefully a little Led Zeppelin, Feb. 9 6 p.m., Feb. 10 4 p.m., $10,

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Hanging with Desiree

The friendly and low-key artist’s reception for Desiree Flerchinger, held at Syren Lounge, showcased a range of art — some pieces were loaded with symbolism; some were loaded with whimsy, and some were just loaded with talent.  But then the vibe shifted, and the party had to move to a

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Hula dancing through the week

A white dress, a lacy veil, something old, new, borrowed and blue. Me? I’ve never been interested in any of that kind of crap. As a youngin’, when most other girls were envisioning their princess day and the perfect wedding, I was busy playing competitive sports. I wasn’t forming opinions on whether to

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Hula dancing through the week

A white dress, a lacy veil, something old, new, borrowed and blue. Me? I’ve never been interested in any of that kind of crap. As a youngin’, when most other girls were envisioning their princess day and the perfect wedding, I was busy playing competitive sports. I wasn’t forming opinions on whether to

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Il Fiasco's tiramisu

Il Fiasco's tiramisu I was sitting at Il Fiasco’s bar next to an elderly couple who, I must say, were having quite a time sipping wine. The old guy next to me was a character and clearly all his wife could handle. While perusing the dessert menu the guy came

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Indochine’s Thai Kiss

Certain tastes and smells take me back to a specific time in my life, sometimes even when I don't want to go there. I dropped by Indochine — downtown Tacoma’s trip to exotic Asia with a lounge whose masterful design creates a sophisticated space with colorful changing lights, sleek lines

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Indochine’s Thai Kiss

Certain tastes and smells take me back to a specific time in my life, sometimes even when I don't want to go there. I dropped by Indochine — downtown Tacoma’s trip to exotic Asia with a lounge whose masterful design creates a sophisticated space with colorful changing lights, sleek lines

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Jana Losey

The lovely and talented singer/songwriter and pianist Jana Losey from New York will make three appearances in Tacoma this week as part of her West Coast tour in support of her new album, Bittersweet. Losey and her accompanist Melanie Peters will make their first stop at Buzzard's CDs & Video

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Jana Losey

The lovely and talented singer/songwriter and pianist Jana Losey from New York will make three appearances in Tacoma this week as part of her West Coast tour in support of her new album, Bittersweet. Losey and her accompanist Melanie Peters will make their first stop at Buzzard's CDs & Video

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Love in the clubs

This Wednesday is Valentine's Day, the most romantic and stressful time of year for men. Poor guys. I don't envy you. This is the day you dread all year — trying to figure out what to do, what not to say, how to dress, and where to go. So here

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