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 V.14 No.49 | December 8 - 14, 2005 

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The construction dust has barely settled at Riverside Plaza (Coors and Montgomery), but there is a smattering of local vendors there to help you stay out of Wal-Mart.

Stop in for some down-home artisan crafts at Hannah and Nate's (#1, 922-1155), like ceramics, candles, keepsake ornaments, lamps and maybe an ornamental birdcage for that special, feathered someone. And what better way to show the people in your life that you really care by picking them up a few bags of handmade potpourri? Or how about spoiling the chef in the family with a "Cucina" coriander and olive tree gift set? At the very least peruse the tiny seashell trinket holders. They will definitely bring out the feminine side of your gift recipients.

Spend your holiday dough on some tasty bread at Great Harvest Bread Co.
Spend your holiday dough on some tasty bread at Great Harvest Bread Co.

Does anyone on your last-minute list need a manicure? Nails Time (#2, 344-3236) offers a long list of services to jazz yourself up for the holidays, or put in a gift certificate to pamper your best friend or butter-up a coworker. This locally owned and operated salon does acrylic and gel nails, silk wraps, facials, waxing, manicures, pedicures and nail art. A full set of nails starts at $21.95, and who could resist a Christmas bikini wax starting at $20. Whether you are buying a set of airbrushed unicorn nails for your sister or a festive upper-lip wax for the mother-in-law, nothing says "holidays" like beautiful nails and hairlessness.

And what Christmas season would be complete without shelling out some serious dough for jewelry? The super-friendly guys, Robert and Louis, at Enchanted Jewelers (#3, 792-1747) are ready and willing to assist you in choosing the shiny stuff in the velvet boxes. They have a huge selection of native turquoise in 14K gold, and if Swiss watches are on your short list, they've got a case full of sexy and sporty Roven Dinos. Their house specialty is "dancing diamonds," a concept they created themselves that features diamonds in a laser-drilled set with tiny jump rings that make the diamonds "dance" with the slightest movement. So dance yourself—and your wallet—on into Enchanted Jewelers.

Speaking of dough, how about a gift certificate for the greatest thing since sliced bread? Great Harvest Bread Co. (#4, 922-8817), purveyors of fine baked goods, offer gift cards in any denomination to be used for such festive goodies as "Big Boulder" brownies, "La Luz Trail" bars or a big, fat cranberry-bourbon pecan pie. Give the gift that keeps on giving, and mention to the cardholder that native Honeyville whipped honey spreads come in strawberry-rhubarb and peach-amaretto-pecan, and go great with a loaf of "Dakota Seed" bread. What's better than sliced bread, anyway? Unsliced, of course.

Today's Events

Gaga/People Movement Workshop at Keshet Center for the Arts

Get in touch with your body and clean your floors!

Guest artist Amy Morrow teaches Gaga movement. No experience necessary.

Smut Trivia at Tannex

Mighty Thunder Rider Tour: Nik Turner's Hawkwind • Witch Mountain • Hedersleben • Black Maria • stoner rock at Launchpad

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