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Tuesday August 19th, 2014

Tuesday August 12th, 2014

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Methow Valley, Washington City Guide

I absolutely love it when we get small-town City Guide contributions. I’m so fascinated by the quaint cities that exist around the world, so getting a brief glimpse into theses areas is always a fun treat. Today Lindsey Wayland, writer, a mail artist, a letter-writing aficionado, a self-taught calligrapher, and a ceremony facilitator, takes us around the…

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Tuesday July 29th, 2014

Tuesday July 15th, 2014

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24 Hours in Boise with Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove

From sprawling local parks and gardens to the plentiful coffee houses and delicious eateries, Boise, Idaho has made it’s mark as a must-visit location. It’s a booming city with the appeal of small-town America and today Boise local, Kirsten Grove of Simply Grove shares her ideal 24 hours in and around beautiful Boise.  –Stephanie illustration by…

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Tuesday July 8th, 2014

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24 Hours in Minneapolis with Ship & Shape

As the other half of the Twin Cities, Minneapolis has quickly become a personal favorite of mine, and today the ladies of Ship & Shape (Annika Kaplan, Erin Smith, and Maddy Nye) are sharing their ideal 24 hours in the city. From small neighborhood cafes to a bit of lounging by the many lakes around the area, they show us all…

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Tuesday July 1st, 2014

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24 Hours in Madison with Emily Balsley

24 Hours in Madison

When you fall in love with a city, it’s hard to say goodbye. So that’s why illustrator Emily Balsley decided not to. Even after graduating from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Emily chose to remain in this city of lakes to launch her career. Her love of Madison is unconditional and today she shares her…

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Tuesday June 24th, 2014

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Asbury Park, NJ City Guide

After several years away from the Shore, Kate Achille recently returned to her roots in Monmouth County. The resident marketing and creative lead for The Devon Group, Kate joined the agency in 2012. A history buff with a Master’s degree in Historical Studies, her work as a historian appears in the recently published Encyclopedia of Military Science. She is also…

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Tuesday June 17th, 2014

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24 Hours in Portland, OR with Egg Press

Illustration by David Saracino One of our favorite things about traveling – and the inspiration for this column – is that every city can look different from another person’s perspective. What one local will consider a must-visit may be unheard of to another, so for our 24 Hours In Series, we will occasionally be offering…

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Tuesday May 20th, 2014

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City Guide: Somerville, MA

Today’s City Guide comes to us from Elizabeth Corkery, the artist and founder of Print Club Boston, whose work has been previously featured on Design*Sponge. Elizabeth launched Print Club in late 2013 as an online source for limited-edition, hand-pulled screenprints. A Sydney native, Elizabeth is a relatively recent Somerville transplant and has quickly involved herself with…

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Tuesday May 6th, 2014

Tuesday April 29th, 2014

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Napa Valley, CA City Guide (Update)

Napa Valley, CA City Guide (Update)

Today’s Napa Valley City Guide Update comes to us from Franny Merkley. Franny grew up in the city of Napa and developed an early love of the food and wine culture. When not working in hospitality, she can be found upcycling furniture for sale and blogging at The Frugal Materialist. Today she takes us on a tour…

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Tuesday April 22nd, 2014

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Portland, ME City Guide {UPDATE}

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Today’s Portland, ME City Guide Update comes to us from Sarah Lapine, the owner and lead designer of Watershed, a unique floral design studio based in Portland, Maine. A native of the state and lover of all things Maine, Sarah has over a decade of experience as a flower grower and a degree in sustainable agriculture. When…

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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 28th, 2014

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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