Local boutique specializes in trendy, casual men's and women's apparel, lingerie, and adult products
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Stamp the Moment
Personalize lockets with dozens of different charms and baubles, or engrave steel rings with heartfelt messages
The skilled dancers at Anchorage Classical Ballet, recipient of the 2010 Outstanding Arts Organization Award, lead pintsize pirouetters in daylong camps that introduce them to the disciplined grace of classical dance. The one-day workshops partition girls and boys into theme-based programs catering to three separate age groups: 3- and 4-year-olds, kids ages 5–6, and youngsters ages 7–9. Students can plié, jeté, and electric boogaloo in Ballerina for a Day camp, jump to their feet in Can’t Sit Still, or commit to sanctioned insanity in Crazy 4 Dance. Each course incorporates music and song with dance instruction and includes the creation of crafts, such as macaroni portraits of Mikhail Baryshnikov. Camps run July 26 to August 27 on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with occasional Thursday sessions.
The same passion for classic and vintage video games that led Michael to the finals of a Donkey Kong tournament galvanized him to open Video Game Depot several years later, which he runs with an aim toward holding on to what video gaming used to be. Stepping into the shop is like stepping into an anachronism, where vintage Ataris mingle with PlayStation 4s on the shelves. Michael’s clientele often stop by to trade in old Nintendo Entertainment Systems for other consoles or pocket money for asking out Princess Peach’s less-distressed cousins. The store's inventory is constantly expanding, with recent additions including game soundtracks, an ever-rotating selection of consoles, and several arcade cabinets such as Donkey Kong and Ms. Pacman. His passion has passed onto his four sons, who help run the store's websites and counter before the family sets off for home to game together in the evenings.
All Fired Up serves as a portal to a wonderland of creative possibilities, where guests select figurines and dishware from multiple walls’ worth of pre-fired ceramics and unleash a flurry of brushstrokes over unembellished pieces. All of the shop’s bisques are dishwasher-safe, and its water-based paints are non-toxic and easily washable from hands, clothes, and Bride of Frankenstein wigs, making projects appropriate for artists of all ages. A panoply of pre-made designs makes a great starting point for gifts, which visitors can further personalize with hand, foot, or paw prints. Locally owned and operated, All Fired Up helps play its part in the community with a wealth of fundraising projects, such as paintable piggy-banks for donation drives.
A denim jacket by Diesel Kids, a flower-patterned dress by Janie and Jack, and scores of other clothes hang from racks, their tags often showing a discount of up to 70% off. That's because these fashionable kids' duds are gently used. At 23 locations across the United States, Kid to Kid stores buy used children's and maternity clothing, as well as toys and baby gear made by high-end brands. Before selling them-—with thousands of items priced at less than $5—they meticulously inspect each item for quality and to confirm that no child is still literally attached to them.
“Cliché” and “mundane” are not words one would use to describe The Look’s cache of chic clothing, lingerie, and adult products. The 7,000-square-foot boutique houses rack upon rack of fashionable streetwear alongside sensual bras, panties, and costumes. It also stocks hard-to-find adult accessories such as massage oils, lotions, and incense designed to enhance romance. Garments’ tags reveal upscale brands such as Obey, Lucky-13, Dreamgirl, and Seven 'til Midnight.
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The warm staff at Sleep Comfort by Nerlands invites people to laze about a showroom boasting more 50 mattress sets on a quest to find the dreamiest dream pad. Utilizing the technology of the Sleep Metrics diagnostic system, the scholars of slumber match weary people with mattresses, including classic duos of foam mattresses ($215) and basic innerspring mattresses ($248) with box-foundation counterparts. The pocket coils of the queen-size Luxury model Simmons Beautyrest ($677–$887) offer snoozers a night of support and comfort akin to crowd surfing on an audience wearing cashmere oven mitts. As a purveyor of Boyd Natural Flex Latex mattresses, Sleep Comfort by Nerlands introduces allergy-suffering clients to this bacteria-resistant bedfellow and its unwavering resistance to dust mites. Knowing that a good night’s rest is important to physical and mental well-being, Sleep Comfort guarantees blissful slumbering for 60 nights.
Known for their crisp selection of top-quality wines and Alaska Ice Wine, Denali Winery is opening up the pleasure of winemaking to patrons in small groups of six to 10 as a learning opportunity or simply a pleasant diversion. Today's deal includes two visits.
On the first visit, a wine sampling featuring more than 70 varieties helps guests narrow down their flavor preferences, in order to better choose from among six styles available in the kit (three reds and three whites). Attentive servers well equipped to answer all questions about the art of making wine deliver a delectable selection of hors d'oeuvres. Guests then participate in making their choice of wine, from styles such as red valpolicella or white viognier. Six weeks later you return for the bottling session, in which the wine is bottled, labeled, corked, and shrink-wrapped. Up to 26 bottles of wine will be available for you to take home.
Nimble hands in the kitchen of Nane’s Pelmenis fold up tender Russian dumplings, a highlight of the homey eatery’s varied menu. After fluffy potatoes or hearty beef are stuffed into buttery golden packages, clouds of sour cream envelop the dumplings' soft peaks, and the sides get dotted with verdant sprigs of cilantro, dashes of curry, and tiny elves racing snowmobiles. Diners can feel free to dress the meal in savory spices, soy sauce, or vinaigrette, which they can sop up with a piece of dark rye bread. Instead of kissing a sultan’s ring pop, sweeten the palate by sipping a bubbly soft drink and nibbling the soft cookie crust of an ice-cream sandwich. Although the cabin-like restaurant is closed on Mondays, its large french doors stay open after the dinner hour into the wee hours on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 p.m. to 3 a.m.
For more than 40 years, D'Florist has added artful elegance to special occasions with unique, blooming bundles. Peruse roses in every shade of the scented spectrum, choosing red to signify romance, pink to signify appreciation, or peach to signify a desire for pie. The always-artful arrangements can integrate tropical flowers, seasonal plants, or orchids ($35 average for small arrangements; $75 for larger sizes), bringing a touch of exotic flair to any Thanksgiving table, New Year's party, or honeybee birthday celebration.
Salmon Berry Tours’ Chocolate City Circuit is a two-hour small group tour that focuses on the culinary wonders of Anchorage. Start off with some sips of warm drinking chocolate before hopping on the bus to take in camera-friendly Anchorage sights, including views of the city from Bootleggers Cove, a walk along the fault line in Earthquake Park, and a cage match between sentient snowmen in Lake Hood. After the Anchorage jaunt, you'll head to two different chocolatiers to sample artisanal truffles. Enjoy the funky décor at Modern Dwellers and savor the flavors of unusual chocolates, including Asian-inflected candied ginger truffles and purple infusion truffles filled with lavender ganache.
Grab n’ Go
Stop into a local Super Suppers and select from many Take n’ Bake prepared entrees, sides and desserts from the Grab n’ Go freezer—ready to dinner tonight or to freeze for later.
Bring home an entire meal of healthy, delicious food ready-to-cook when you have no time at all.
A merry band of volunteer bookworms, the Friends of the Library dedicate their efforts to providing libraries in Anchorage, Eagle River, and Girdwood with the financial support to expand their collections and programs. The biannual book sale hawks tens of thousands of used books, CDs, DVDs, records, and ancient sea scrolls. Literature lovers can breathe in the musty aroma of antique publications on Saturday, and thrifty shoppers can survey the categorized sections for half-price treasures on Sunday. Although prices vary depending on the item, most range from $0.25 to $2.
Shepherd's Asian Bistro & Grill evolved from an Asian market into a hotspot for authentic Filipino fare in May. Like a malfunctioning hula-hoop, the lunch and dinner menu rotates daily, and diners can pair the combo plates' two scoops of rice with a single ($6.99), double ($7.99), or triple ($8.99) offering from the day's nine choices. Mondays tantalize maws with saucy pork adobo, and pork combined with pimento and peas and authentic kare kare stew help guests launch into the weekend on Fridays. The breakfast menu, which was favorably reviewed by the Anchorage Daily News, showcases hearty eats such as bacsilog with bacon, egg, and garlic fried rice ($8.99/meal; $7.65 à la carte) or breakfast sandwiches, such as the pan de melt loaded with house-made tuna and cheese ($4.95). The Hawaiian-inspired Hula Girl plate accrues enough edible real estate to become the nation's 51st state, filling plate space with portuguese sausage, eggs, rice, and two pieces of spam ($10.50).
For more than 25 years, Play It Again Sports has been buying, selling, and trading new and gently used sporting equipment for kids, teens, and adults. Because children have the growing power and attention span of weeds, outfitting them with pre-owned equipment makes both economic and ergonomic sense. For teens and adults who need to sport a familiar logo while making a tackle or hurling a perfect pitch into an unlucky pigeon, Play It Again Sports gets new inventory daily from top name brands such as Nike, Adidas, TaylorMade, Callaway, Horizon Fitness, and more. The stores also carry supplies for winter, wheeled, and water sports, as well as enough fitness equipment to make a home gym seem more like a gym home. Prices vary by item, but athletic enthusiasts can prepare themselves for a refereed battle in baseball, softball, hockey, soccer, football, golf, and more, with the friendly staff standing at the ready to find the right fit.