Eating Locally & Affordably!


The benefits of eating locally are well known: decrease environmental impact, support local agriculture and economy, avoidance pesky pesticides and chemicals, etcetera. While those things are fairly well-known, what is not common knowledge is how many resources there are to help create a plan for how to shop the valley’s produce markets affordably. This week Local First Arizona posted […]

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Blog Giveaway: Bag Tags!


April is National Letter Writing Month, and we are excited to celebrate the lost art of handwritten mail with our Greeting Cards workshop with Josie Cirincione on April 23rd! She will be teaching how techniques such as stamping & the inclusion of up-cycled and found treasures can create a one-of-a-kind piece of mail for someone special […]

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Practical Art 7th Anniversary


Our neighbors over at Practical Art are coming up on their 7th Anniversary! As a thank you to their supporters and local artisans they are hosting an all-day Artist Celebration on Saturday, April 18th from 11a-5p! The event will include interactive work stations with The Bergamot Institute, Refresh Glass, and Jillian Schimmel, as well as snacks and beverages! And if you […]

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April album releases!


Recently Pitchfork published an exhaustive list of all the upcoming Spring releases (found here,) and it inspired us to compile our own little April release list! Here are the albums we are most looking forward to this month. Feel free to share your favorite releases with us in the comments, and check out our neighbors […]

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Record Store Day!


Record Store Day, a world-wide event, is right around the corner on April 18th!! We thought we would highlight some of the Record Store Day 2015 activities going on around the Valley! Most stores do not accept pre-orders or holds on Record Store exclusives, so it is definitely helpful to have a master plan in place. […]

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Arizona Gives Day- April 7th!


April 7th is Arizona Gives Day- a 24 hour of online giving that benefits local nonprofits! “Arizona Gives Day is a day for Arizonans to come together to show support for the state’s nonprofits in 24-hours. Supporters of Arizona’s nonprofits will go online, connect with causes they care about and make a tax-deductible donation. The […]

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Phoenix bikes!


Phoenix natives know that there are limited windows of comfortable biking weather here in the Valley! While we’re in one, we love to make the most of it!! Luckily, bike culture in our city has grown a lot in the last few years and there are now tons of paths, bike shops, and bike rentals at […]

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It’s Easter Basket time!


Filling Easter Baskets can be so much fun!!  We have compiled a small array of items from the store that would make great basket fillers for anyone from friends, to family, to little ones!  Come in and pick up some basket goodies any time this week!

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We love AZ Pops!


Long available at Farmers Markets around the Valley, AZ Pops now has a brick and mortar storefront! And we are extra excited because it’s located at 7th Street & Camelback, less than a 1/2 mile away from Frances!! Made from all natural ingredients, with no artificial flavorings, colors, preservatives, or fillers, these Pops take the […]

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Dermologica Institute


This month Frances helped celebrate International Women’s Day with the Dermalogica Institute in Old Town Scottsdale! We had such a great time partnering with them that we thought we’d share our experience with you all! Dermalogica is part of the International Dermal Institute, which offers post-graduate skin care education to professional skin therapists and fantastic products […]

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