McDowell Mountain Music Festival


The McDowell Mountain Music Festival, also referred to as “The Party for the People,” is returning to Hance Park in Downtown Phx March 27-29th! The final line-up has been announced, view in full here, and it’s going to be an amazing event! Tickets can be purchased here for individual days, or as a weekend pass. And for […]

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50 Reasons Phoenix is the Best City!


We just loved this 50 Reasons Phoenix is the Best City in America blog post from the Phoenix New Times so much we had to share!! Click any photos to see the full (& spot-on) list!   Top 10: 10. Teams from all four major sports 9. Cacti 8. Food 7. More specifically, Mexican food 6. It’s […]

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David Zyla Event at Frances


Join Frances and Changing Hands Bookstore in welcoming Emmy Award winner David Zyla for a special night of shopping tips and personal consults! Zyla is well known for his collaborations with Hillary Clinton, Neil Patrick Harris, Susan Lucci, and more! To reserve your space for the limited-seating event, or for more information, visit the Changing Hands site here, […]

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Spotlight: Anita from Hello Apparel!


We all adore Hello Apparel- for it’s cute and expressive designs, for all of the adorable fan photos on Instagram, & for being such an awesome local company! We thought it would be fun to shine a little Q & A spotlight on the force behind it all- Anita! How did Hello Apparel start? My husband was […]

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Stinkweeds & Bear State event


Join us Saturday in supporting our neighbors at Stinkweeds as they host a Bear State/Moon Records record release, with all profits going towards Arizona Foster Care Initiatives!  These very limited edition records were locally hand assembled and cut… Talk about Local supporting Local! We’ll be staying open late, until 8pm, and during that time you can enjoy shopping at 20% off!! The […]

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State 48 Fashion Show!


State Forty Eight, a true Frances favorite, has partnered up with RAW Artists for a fashion show at the fabulous Monarch Theatre, March 19th from 7p-12a! You can find information on the State Forty Eight site here, or view the Facebook event page here. Tickets are $15 and available here.

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Vendor Spotlight: Pura Vida


Pura Vida was born out of a chance encounter between founders Griffin Thall & Paul Goodman and local peddlers Jorge & Joaquin during a college graduation trip they took to Costa Rica! The two southern California friends loved the simple, vibrant bracelets that Jorge & Joaquin were selling; they seemed to really “capture the essence of their […]

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Upcoming Shows!


There are so many great shows coming to the Phoenix in the next few weeks!! Here is a short list of our favorites…   Dr. Dog- Feb. 16th at Crescent Ballroom: If you feel like Dr.Dog was just in the valley, you’re probably right. They roll through the Phoenix at least once a year,  but they […]

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