Snagging the Spotlight Singer-songwriter Isaac Russell’s debut album, “Elizabeth,” was featured on iTunes’ “Indy Spotlight” playlist. The playlist is compiled by iTunes staff and aims to introduce fresh talent. Fresh is an appropriate term to describe Isaac, an Orem native who was signed to Northplatte Records at the tender age of 15. Two years later, he is a fixture in the local music scene where he is known by the moniker “Ruru.” Visit www.northplatterecords.com.
Suit Up For Summer With summer in full swing, it’s time to suit up and hit the pool. Billiejo Clothing, located at 271 N. University Ave. in Provo, lets customers play designer as they select the style, cut and fabric of their custom swimsuit. Billiejo Clothing also offers an array of dancewear, yoga attire and accessories.
Sweets Sans Guilt Micki Sannar was always a self-proclaimed dessert queen, but her title came into question after learning she had high cholesterol. Then she discovered a sweet alternative: baking with olive oil instead of butter. She put her new-found knowledge to delicious use with her cookbook “Olive Oil Desserts.” These cake and cookie recipes are enjoyed with the smug satisfaction of 30 percent less fat and calories than traditional desserts. Micki lives in Highland and her cookbook is available through www.oliveoildesserts.com.
Yes, Please Highland resident Emily Cushing likes freebies — and so do the nearly 1,400 people who regularly follow her Web site called Give Away Today. The site features a different product each weekday, offering information about the product, discounts to readers and at least one free product giveaway. Visit www.giveawaytoday.blogspot.com.