Today is Small Business Saturday (shop small!) and the second day of the Anchorage museum’s Crafts Weekend and the Read Alaska Book Fair. It’s a wonderful place to shop for gifts – there are so many wonderful creations, and the best part is getting to chat with the people who made them.
If you miss the museum show, you can find three of my favorite local artists showing their work together at Toni Maury’s studio (2527 Susitna Drive).
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There’s another new restaurant downtown, and it already feels like an old favorite. Fat Ptarmigan is here to stay.
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The snow is beautiful – please keep it coming!
I just read a great article about giving experiences instead of giving gifts for the holidays, something I wholeheartedly agree with! I’ve learned that it only works if you make sure to follow through though; I owe a certain loved-one a private yoga lesson, diving with sharks, and a visit to a masseuse… As a result of the “experience as gift” idea, my mom and I and recently enjoyed an evening at Summit Spice & Tea Company for a tea and chocolate tasting.
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This mural of tea pots covers one side of Kobuk Coffee Co. in downtown Anchorage. It’s unexpected and cheerful, and never fails to entice me into the wonderland that is Kobuk, especially during this time of year…
Ingredients for an awesome girls night: one part art, one part fashion, a riff of music, a dose of inspiration, and a serving of sushi. Combine with old friends and new. Shake well, add a flourish of champagne, and you’ve created an awesome girls night. Which happened to be last Friday night at the Alaska Native Visionary Awards by Alaska Native Heritage Month.
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My mom and I stopped by Modern Dwellers Chocolate Lounge the other day – don’t you think the cold, cold weather is the perfect reason to treat yourself to hot chocolate? And Modern Dwellers is a great place to get it!
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A friend sent me a drool-inducing menu as (unnecessary) bait to join her for lunch at a new restaurant. One look at the menu and I took the bait, hook line and sinker.
Our lunch date for The Red Chair Cafe was planned!
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One of the attractions at Pupil + Paper was Alaskan Soda Jerk. Just look at all those refreshing, flavorful (sugary) concoctions!
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