- If a recipe calls for two cups of pasta, use one and add more vegetables.
- Replace one cup of sugar with 2/3 cup and add extra sweetness through vanilla, sweet spices and fruit.
- Cut fat from baked goods by replacing fat or oil recommendations with Greek yogurt, canned pumpkin or applesauce.
- Add thickness to soup by adding pureed beans or split peas. It’ll make your soup creamier, more filling and add fiber and protein.
The cat's outta the bag! We are opening our 20th store in Salt Lake City this November!
Opening our 20th store has made us 20 crazy. Here's what else is 20:
- 20 is the number of quarter or half turns required to optimally solve a Rubik’s Cube.
- The number 20 can also be called a score (as Abraham Lincoln did in his Gettysburg Address).
- There are 20 ounces in Venti size coffees at Starbucks.
- 20 is CB slang for "a place", being short for "10–20", used in reference to a person or object's location.
- Utah's snow is unusually dry, earning it the reputation of having the World's Greatest Powder. Eight ski resorts lie within 50 miles of the city including Park City, Snowbird and Solitude (I know of some powder hounds who are salivating right about now).
- The name Utah comes from the Native American Ute tribe and means People of the Mountains.
- SLC was home to the 2002 Winter Olympics where Janica Kostelic won three gold’s and a silver - the first Winter Olympic medals ever for an athlete from Croatia and the first three-gold performance by a female.
- Utahis the only state whose capital's name is made of three words. All three words inSalt Lake Cityhave four letters each…WOW is all I can say.
- Salt Lake is home to two roller derby leagues: the Salt City Derby Girls and Wasatch Roller Derby.
- Salt Lake City developed the first bicycle priority lanes in the U.S., called "Green Shared Lanes" in 2008, placing a 4' wide green band down the middle of a travel lane.
- And don’t forget the Mormons! SLC is the HQ of the Mormon Church and home to Brigham Young University.
- In SLC it is illegal to walk down the street carrying a violin concealed in a paper bag (better use our new retail reusable bags for your violin!)
Regulator Fabric - Rebecca, the Master of Retail
Why do I love my Regulators? Let me count the ways. First and foremost, they are like wearing a “fleecey” blanket but one that I can walk, run and cross-country ski in. Secondly, they just fit so darn great. It’s that pant that you wear well – 360 degrees well (I mean front, sides and backside!). And most importantly, they really do what they say the do – regulate my temperature. Now only if they could regulate my mood – that would be something!
Woolicious - Alice, the Captain of Creative
Totally delectable, our new Woolicious is hands down our most ‘yummy’ wool blend that even sensitive skin can eat right up! My favorite piece is the Down the Line Hoody: the best of both worlds, it is body skimming without squeezing and is sporty yet svelte. The soft, smooth, angora-like interior slides over bare arms without any prickles and fun textured exterior elevates it from super basic to subtle bombshell… or at least that’s how it makes me feel when I wear it! Bonus: everything made from Woolicious is machine washable, which means that the only special care my laundry requires is sorting by color… maybe.
So to achieve a fall feel, Laura took production from her home base all the way out to the deserts of Moab, Utah. She knew the red rocks would make for a perfectly autumn backdrop. However, putting together a shoot so far from home meant casting the models from thousands of miles away. Luckily though, she’s used to working with “real” people as models and actually found them helpful with production. She says, “I cast the subjects from afar, which was a big challenge. Of course, the benefit of using real people who actually do the sports is that they’re able to provide some location knowledge as well as some supplemental propping.”
For the shoot, Laura and the team spent three days in Moab photographing women kayaking, trail running, mountain biking, bouldering, camping, hiking and more. The crew braved sandy windstorms and 100 degree plus heat to get the shots. Laura adds, “we worked very long shoot days, focusing on dawn and dusk with shoot breaks in the middle of the day for naps in the air conditioning. Call times were 4:30 am so that I could take advantage of nice, soft dawn light.” It was all worth it though, with the final shots making Laura and the client very happy. The images are now being used in Title Nine’s fall catalog, on their website and in-store posters. View more of her work at barisonzi.com.
"I love HYBRID ANYTHINGGGG! So I love the Hybrid Jacket! The material so soft yet so versatile and tough! It’s something you put on quickly and can wear it anywhere! It’s warm without being too warm, and I love the colors it comes in! I own the Hybrid Pullover, and hopefully will be a proud owner of a Hybrid Jacket soon!"
Elyse on the Indie Dress
"I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Indie Dress! I am obsessed with the pockets. The great thing about them is they don’t make your hips look big. The dress has a really nice a-line, so it doesn’t stick to my thighs :) Perfect length for my short frame. I’ve dressed this up, dressed it down, with boots and flats, in anywhere from 0 degrees to 60 degrees. I will eventually be a proud owner of three, even though I’ve been more than content with the one I own for 3 years. Yes, I’m obsessed. Just a little.
Ruby on the Light and Mighty Runner
"I loved the Light and Mighty Runner when I first laid my eyes on it during or pre-season Product Knowledge talk, and then I got to try them on! Omg, they're fresh and funky and perfect for running in!!!!"Have you had a chance to try on any of our new Fall items? Tell us, which ones are your favorites?