Did You Know?

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Happy Friday! Some fun facts y’all should know about our beloved T-town…

Jimmy Kimmel began his entertainment career at KRQ in Tucson

President John F. Kennedy once left his swimsuit at the Arizona Inn

Fitness mogul Denise Austin attended UArizona on a gymnastics scholarship

Rande Gerber, Mr. Cindy Crawford and friend of Clooney, graduated from UArizona with a marketing degree

Designer Stella McCartney grew up spending time on her dad’s ranch near the Rincon Mountains

 

 

 

 

 

Totally Tweed

Ever since the crazy lady jumped on the Chanel runway during Paris Fashion Week, tweed has totally been on my mind!

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Tucson Beauty Stores Up Their Glam Game

Sephora, Ulta and Bluemercury have all added coveted new brands to their stores that bring a bit of luxury to T-town. Before the luxe new additions, the product-obsessed had to travel to Phoenix, California, or any other state or city that actually had a Nordstrom, etc. But NOW, you can find Charlotte Tilbury, Patrick Ta and Huda Beauty at Sephora.Β  Bluemercury has added Chantecaille to its high-end offerings and Ulta has stocked the millennial fave Loving Tan that my teens used to have to order from Australia. This is progress people!

Fall Festival Inspo

I just attended the 50th birthday party for a dear friend and her “Festival/Coachella” theme brought out the coolest outfits. So, I may have changed a million times trying to make 47 look good in a boho chic dress, but the end result was worth it.Β  And to the guy who wore the faux fur coat….you are the GOAT!

The entire party inspired me to look for more age-friendly, Coachella ideas:

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MSA Annex: Cool Shops in Shipping Containers

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In the shadow of A Mountain and next to Caterpillar’s new digs lies a hip shopping destination that’s another true example of Tucson low-key cool: MSA Annex.

The annex is a cluster of shops and eateries housed in repurposed shipping containers, just down the street from Mercado San Agustin in what is shaping up to be a popular market district on Tucson’s west side.

Stores include novelty Tucson items (Why I Love Where I Live); minimalist women’s vintage (Luca Ryann); home accessories and global skin care brands (Now or Never); and a destination bar and bottle shop (Westbound) among several others.

MSA Annex has been hosting Summer Night Markets throughout the past few months and is gearing up for Mercado Flea next month, in which vendors will be selling vintage items, antiques and collectibles along the sidewalks and parking lots between the annex and Mercado San Agustin.

A definite desert destination as the temps drop!

 

Fake That Lauren Look at Boot Barn

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If you say you’ve never wanted to dress like a Ralph Lauren model, I will call you a liar to your face. Something about his aesthetic fits so well in this city with our rugged landscapes, stunning sunsets and abundance of ranches and western feels. I can easily see my beautiful friend Sara wrapping up in a blanket poncho waiting for her equestrian daughter to finish her lesson at the barn. Or my friend Sasha, who can rock a blanket wrap like no one else. So, if you’re looking to recreate this look, an amazing place to start is Boot Barn, which carries a huge selection of blanket ponchos as we speak, as well as, boots, belts, hats, etc. Honestly, this store is kind of a hidden treasure for western gear. If you want the real Ralph Lauren, online is likely the best option.

Fantasy White Out

We just finished an epic White Out for the Arizona-Texas Tech game this weekend–which actually worked out well for us Wildcat fans as we notched up a W! But, it got me fantasizing about other stylish white outfits you could wear for such a theme!

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