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Tuesday April 8th, 2014

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City Guide: Fort Collins, CO

This week’s Fort Collins, CO City Guide comes from Tracy Marcello, a born-and-raised South Floridian who moved to Colorado in search of adventure. She and her husband found it in Fort Collins, which has outdoor activities for any season (there’s even a beach!). The former magazine writer currently teaches high school journalism and advises her…

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Tuesday March 25th, 2014

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City Guide: Jackson, MS

City Guide: Jackson, MS

Today’s Jackson, MS City Guide comes to us from lifestyle blogger and the maker behind Fat Eye Design, Shana Bearden. As the founder of Tipsy Studio, she uses her professional and personal experience to help other designers build their brands. Having recently returned to Jackson, Mississippi, she has rediscovered her passion for the city’s southern charm and unique cultural heritage. Today…

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Tuesday March 11th, 2014

Tuesday March 4th, 2014

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24 Hours In Austin with Keith Kreeger

Our 24 Hours in Austin guide comes to us from ceramicist Keith Kreeger. Although originally an East Coaster, Keith made the move to Austin with his family in 2009 and hasn’t looked back. He’s since reestablished his ceramics studio in the Texan capital and has embraced all this city has to offer. Today he shares some…

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Tuesday February 18th, 2014

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Tuesday January 21st, 2014

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24 Hours in Portland with Kinfolk Magazine

This week’s 24 Hours in Portland, OR comes to us from the edit team at Kinfolk, Gail O’Hara and Georgia Frances King. These ladies have compiled their typical day of cruising, working and living in Portland and share a some extra favorites from the team. Thank you for sharing this great itinerary, Gail and Georgia! –Stephanie…

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Tuesday November 12th, 2013

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philadelphia guide {UPDATE}

philadelphia guide {UPDATE}

Today’s Philadelphia City Guide Update comes to us from Sarah Stone, a graphic designer and blogger living in Philadelphia with her young family. While waiting for their old Philly row home renovation to be completed, Sarah and her husband Sean lived in several Philadelphia neighborhoods. They are now happy to call Northern Liberties home, and…

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Tuesday October 29th, 2013

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Bayfield, WI City Guide

Today’s Bayfield, WI City Guide comes to us from Juli Anne Patty, a freelance writer who spent many summers writing in the northern woods of Wisconsin, spending as much time in Bayfield as she could justify. For the moment, she lives in Jackson Hole and travels (even when she can’t afford it), finding stories and…

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Tuesday October 15th, 2013

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Jersey City, NJ City Guide {UPDATE}

Jersey City, NJ City Guide {UPDATE}

Today’s Jersey City guide comes to us from Kristen Scalia of Kanibal Home.  As the owner of Kanibal Home, Kristen stocks the store with roatating collections of refurbished vintage furniture, found objects, new home décor, apparel and gift items. Kristen first fell in love with downtown Jersey City’s regal brownstones and quaint parks after moving to the…

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Tuesday September 17th, 2013

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Newport, RI City Guide {UPDATE}

Newport, RI City Guide {UPDATE}

Today’s Newport, RI City Guide update comes to us from original guide writer, Andrea McHugh, the founder and editor of Newport Stylephile, Andrea visited Newport on whim and nested there soon after. Today, a decade later, she happily resides (and shops!) in the city-by-the-sea and today she is updating her detailed local’s guide to shopping,…

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Tuesday September 3rd, 2013

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Beaufort, SC City Guide

Today’s Beaufort, SC City Guide comes to us from Mallory Baches.  Ten years ago, Mallory, her husband, daughter, and French bulldog settled into the southern city of Beaufort and quickly fell for the charm of the sea islands. An urban designer and civic specialist, she is the founder and director of The Civic Hub, where she focuses…

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Tuesday August 13th, 2013

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Santa Cruz, CA City Guide

Today’s Santa Cruz City Guide comes to us from Christa Martin, editor of the fashion and beauty blog, The Penny Rose, and a freelance writer who has been published in O, The Oprah Magazine, Better Homes and Gardens, and Dwell.com, among others. Christa is a long-time resident of Santa Cruz and today she shares an insider’s…

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Tuesday August 6th, 2013

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Nashville City Guide {UPDATE}

Nashville City Guide {UPDATE}

Today’s Nashville City Guide update comes to us from Elise Joseph, curator, blogger, stylist and creative consultant spending her time between Nashville, Tennessee and Los Angeles, California. Today Elise offers us an update to this southern city of music, delicious dining, and wonderful sights. Thanks Elise for this great update! –Stephanie Read the full guide after…

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Tuesday July 16th, 2013

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Aspen, CO City Guide {UPDATE}

Aspen, CO City Guide {UPDATE}

Photo by Jim Lawrence Today’s Aspen City Guide gets an update from part-time resident, Katie Shapiro. A public relations consultant and freelance writer for the likes of Departures Magazine, Denver’s 5280 Magazine and Curbed Ski, she stylishly splits her time between mountains and metropolis as principal of Katie Shapiro Media. She’s also the gal who…

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Tuesday July 9th, 2013

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Santa Barbara, CA City Guide

Today’s City Guide comes to us from designer Amy Fitzgerald Tripp. After graduating from Rhode Island School of Design, she and her husband found opportunities on the West Coast and have been living and working in Santa Barbara, CA for the past 6 years.  As designers, they have been conceptualizing, refining and fabricating a variety of products….

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Tuesday July 2nd, 2013

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Saratoga Springs, NY

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Today’s Saratoga Springs City Guide comes to us from Beth Payer, longtime Saratoga resident, parent of two, and blogger at Olliebop, an upbeat resource for families with tweens and teens.  Beth moved to Saratoga Springs from Vermont in 1986 as a Skidmore College student, where she met her husband; known in the blogosphere as “Mr….

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