Calling all local brands, makers, and creatives!

POP PHX is a collaborative retail concept welcoming local brands, and is set to open its doors along Roosevelt Row’s Art District in early January. Located on the south side of Roosevelt Street between 5th and 6th Street, The Blocks of Roosevelt Row will be home to some existing businesses and some newbies. Like the highly anticipated Tacos Chelo, and Trapp Haus BBQ, and cooperative merchandising space, POP PHX. The Continue Reading

Local Shop Spotlight: Rubymint General

rubymint general

This weekend I made a stop at Rubymint General, a local shop that I’ve been dying to check out.  I’m so glad I did! Located at 1441 E McDowell Rd #2, in Phoenix, the shop is located next to Smooth Brew Coffee in a cute little house turned business. I met one of the owners Kat, and she is a lovely human being. I was impressed by her locally sourced Continue Reading

Support Local This Weekend!

Recently, I had the opportunity to hear Kimber Lanning of Local First AZ speak as a part of a Sustainability Speaker Series put on by my company. She spoke of the importance of supporting local within our communities, and how dollars reach farther within our local economy when we support small. She discussed the concept of “shifting 10,” meaning, shifting 10 percent of your purchases to locally sourced goods and Continue Reading

Strong Beautiful Women: Stephanie & Madalyn Nault

Strong. Beautiful. Vibrant. Lovely. Fabulous. All words that come to mind when I think of some of the inspiring ladies in my life. All things that I strive to be. All the things I would use to describe even the tiniest of little ladies in my life.  Our daughter amazes us everyday with how intelligent and brilliant she is.  My heart hurts because I know we all started out the Continue Reading

Sonora Handmade Weaving Workshop

Makers gonna make. Recently, I reached out to Jenny from Sonora Handmade, a local brand weaving up the cutest wall hangings in the Valley of the Sun.  She had a workshop coming up at the darling and SCRUMPTIOUS A Bakeshop in the Uptown area, and I wanted in on it. A Bakeshop has a special place in our hearts, they catered the dessert bar at our wedding.  The funny part Continue Reading