Altar’d State | Downtown Farmers’ Market

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Welcome to a┬átypical Saturday morning with me in downtown Des Moines! If you ever visit me, this is one of the first things we’ll do because, let’s be real, these Iowans go to the market like it’s their JOB. It was so crowded and so large (vendors lined multiple streets in all directions), I kinda […]

Desert Style, Desserts + Desoto Central Market

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Living in downtown Phoenix is pretty dangerous, but not in a safety kind of way. More in an I’m-always-poor-because-of-the-amaaazing-food kind of way. And because of its proximity to my apartment, Desoto Central Market is one of the main contributors to my “problem.” Not only is there a variety of places to eat at Desoto, but […]

Jungle Fever

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When I was in elementary school, I took a personality quiz that said I should be a park ranger for a career. So obviously that’s not happening and I’m certain my score was rigged, but this is me fulfilling that prophecy for a few hours with an ode to my favorite fall staples-for the desert […]

Summer LBD + Songbird Coffee

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What’s better than summer, a little black dress and local coffee? Nothing! I’ve been back home for almost a month after my study abroad excursion, which means it’s time to get back to regular fashion posts. But this week isn’t just any old #OOTD blog post. My photographer Lauren and I decided to amp up […]

Arizona L o v e

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I haven’t lived in Arizona my entire life, but I call it home for a few reasons: The sunsets. The weather. And especially the local creatives and their passion to give back to the community. Last weekend, I volunteered at Pineapple Triangle, a market that featured more than 40 local businesses selling everything from eco […]