July 4th Favorites!


What a beautiful week for Independence Day! We compiled a small list of our favorites for this year’s celebrations! Scroll below for information and links to listed items, and don’t forget to bring your Local First Golden Ticket with you to save 20% Off for #IndieWeekAZ!   1. Hello Apparel tank tops (so many great summer styles […]

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Find Waldo locally!


For the whole month of July, Where’s Waldo will be visiting 25 local businesses throughout our downtown community! The event intends to highlight all the fantastic opportunities we have to shop local and support Arizona businesses throughout the summer slowdown. You can find the amazing list of participants here. Anyone who wishes to participate can […]

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Introducing: Louise Le Hir!


Recently our own Jane introduced us to Louise Le Hir and we can’t stop listening! Best described as “dreamy, French psych pop,” the duo of Louise Le Hir and Annie Dolan has been creating a buzz in the underground Tucson scene with their 2-song sample from their upcoming album. Check out their bandcamp and Facebook pages, and see […]

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Music Monday!


Need some new tunes to help get you to the weekend? Here’s what we’re listening to this week!  As always, we recommend checking out our friends at Stinkweeds to satisfy all your music cravings, but there is big news this week- Stinkweeds now has their own blog!! Sharon Van Etten- I Don’t Want to Let You […]

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Giveaway: Rifle Paper Co.


Every time we get a new shipment of Rifle Paper Co. we fall in love all over again!  Their beautiful designs, which began just as stationary, now adorn everything from phone cases, to wallpaper, to household products. Rifle Paper Co. started in 2009 as a husband-wife run business out of their garage, and it has […]

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Charity Pie Night @Practical Art!


  Have you checked out Charity Pie Night at Practical Art yet? If you haven’t, this is a great month to start! The monthly event donates the entry cost to the featured charity of the month, which for June is our friends over at Local First Arizona! In addition to helping out an organization that does so […]

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Frances + Standard Wax


Frances loves to collaborate with local creatives and this time we were pleased to do so with local darlings Standard Wax! As huge fans of the Tempe brand we wanted to combine our creative powers for a scent and container unique to Frances. With great excitement we present our Frances + Standard Wax collaboration: Bamboo scent […]

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Independents Week!


Local First Arizona’s annual Independent’s Week is coming up and we are encouraging everyone to Take the Pledge (officially, or just with yourself) to “Go Local” for the week, supporting local  & independent businesses. This event runs from June 27th through July 5th, and has an extensive list of businesses that participate. Sweetening the deal, LFA […]

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Roosevelt Row CDC Fundraiser!


Roosevelt Row CDC is having a party and you’re invited!  “Join Roosevelt Row Community Development Corporation and the Host Committee for the revival of the Summer Solstice annual fundraiser! Celebrate with us as we highlight the organization’s triumphs over the last eight years with friends and family, the true building blocks of our community, who have […]

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Giveaway: Pura Vida!


If you don’t already know about Pura Vida, they are a great business to get familiar with. The Pura Vida movement began with two friends, Griffin & Paul, taking a college graduation trip to Costa Rica and falling in love with the “pura vida” (pure life) lifestyle embodied by the locals. The friends bought some […]

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