Stories

Basecamp

Alpha

If you’ve been hiking around Park City and seen a young woman with a pack of Australian shepherds who follow her like she’s the pied piper of Hamelin, you’ve seen Samantha Bednar, founder of Active K9 Training Center. And if you’ve seen all five of her dogs sit and stay at her command, synchronized like
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Inspire

What Beats Chocolate?

Ritual Chocolate creates exceptional bean-to-bar chocolate—and they do it while maintaining a commitment to the best quality cacao, a small-batch creation process, and the environment. Shortly after Robbie Stout and Anna Davies met in Boulder, Colorado they started talking about opening a business together. Their decision to focus on chocolate stemmed from a string of
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Features

Uncorked in Utah

Wine makes so many connections,” says Kirsten Fox, sommelier and self-designated headmistress of Fox School of Wine. “Wine allows us to connect to the region where it’s grown. To the winemakers and their history,” which are both subjects that Fox enthusiastically espouses when speaking about the rich, dynamic, and yes, delicious, topic of wine. Case
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Basecamp

Exploring the Unknown

Park City’s ski resorts are the trusted go-to for snowy explorations. The comfort of a lift, groomed run, or secret powder stash can make it hard to venture beyond resort boundaries. A lengthy wait in the lift line or a scarcity of parking spaces is evidence that a majority of skiers and riders utilize the
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Park City Style Catalogue

Memory-Making Fashion

Even as a young child Marcyne Brown had a knack for entrepreneurial endeavors—and as a 6-year-old she realized that in order for an item to be desirable, it needed to have an ascribed value. Her first venture selling puppies for $5 launched Brown’s lifelong career as an entrepreneur. After spending over 25 years as a
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Highstyle Profile

Making a Dream a Reality

Celebrating their five-year anniversary at the foot of Heber Avenue, the co-owning trio of HANDLE—Chef Briar Handly, Partner and Creative Director Melissa Gray, and Operations Manager Meagan Nash—have longtime roots in the restaurant biz. The best of friends since they met in the late ’90s, Georgia-transplant Gray and Utah-native Nash worked in several restaurants along
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Features

The Entrepreneurial Spirit

Publisher’s Note: When I was around 12-years-old I remember telling my dad I really wanted a pair of Kastle skis. He responded with, “Well then, you best get to work.” Those words launched my first business venture: lawn maintenance. As I pushed Dad’s lawn mower around our neighborhood, I quickly learned that if I did
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Park City Style Catalogue

The Matchmaker

“WE’RE THE MATCHMAKERS,” SAYS GALLERY MAR OWNER MAREN MULLIN OF HER MISSION TO CONNECT ARTISTS AND COLLECTORS. In making these connections, Mullin has become one of the more hands-on mentors in the business. “I bring in art and artists that I love,” says Mullin of Gallery MAR’s emphasis on a wide range of media and
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Park City Style Catalogue

The Queen of Gems

IF YOU’VE EVER HAD A REMOTE INTEREST IN PEARLS–OR, PERHAPS A DESIRE TO LEARN EVERYTHING YOU CAN ABOUT PEARLS–I RECOMMEND ARRANGING A CHAT WITH SHARI TURPIN. SHE’S THE FOUNDER AND OWNER OF PEARLS BY SHARI AND IS ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING AUTHORITIES ON PEARLS. SHE LOVES TO TALK ABOUT PEARLS AS MUCH AS MANY PEOPLE
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Park City Style Catalogue

Beyond the Surface

DEPENDING ON WHEN YOU VISIT THIS SUMMER, YOUR EXPERIENCE AT JULIE NESTER GALLERY WILL BE CENTERED ON ONE OF TWO VERY DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO ART. IN JULY, VISITORS WILL BE TRANSPORTED INTO IMAGINARY SCENES FEATURING TOY FIGURINES THAT DEPICT MYTHS, HISTORY, AND ICONIC CHARACTERS IN LARGE-FORMAT (20 INCH BY 24 INCH) POLAROIDS. WITH SERIES TITLES
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