What the Flock Follows…..

Here are some blogs you should be following (preferably though BlogLovin’)

100 Days of Real Food
Read: Because you want to feel/look better 

Boho Farm and Home
Read: Even though you’re not into “BoHo” but live in Phoenix or love urban farming

Lululemon Addict
Read: Because you want to know the real deal before you spend $70+ on some great workout gear.

Beyond Buckskin
Read: To learn from a Ph.D. more about why it’s not cool for non-native fashion models to wear a headdress and to buy some cool jewelry made by contemporary Native artists.

Studded Hearts
Read: Because everyone should be this beautiful

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It’s in the Bag!

Everyone dwells on great bags for females, but what about the urban man? What should he carry? A traditional briefcase is obvious, a backpack? Too juvenile. Here are some option that are stylish, relatively affordable and should last!

Sporty 

Which Way to the Gym Duffel by Lululemon -$118

                                                                                                                               

 T-Tech by Tumi– $165

Strictly Office

Jack Spade Boarskin and Nylon Split Case– $550

A Little Different

Steve Monno Dennis Briefcase– $485                                                                                                

  Marc Jacobs Striped Bag– $268

   

Read + Buy: Kinfolk Magazine

Sometimes you pass by something, and you just know you’ll love it? That’s Kinfolk. I haven’t shelled out the funds for a subscription yet, but in the mean time I’ll grab the one in the office. It is a bonus of working with creative types. This straight forward capture of simple gatherings is refreshing…..carry on.

Buy + Use: Seriously pretty garden tools

Fisher Blacksmithing Beautifully Crafted Garden Tools

These handmade, forged tools with wooden handles are wonderful to have out and about in your home or shed, even if you don’t garden…..AND if you’re a serious gardener, these are the serious tools you need. Of course, they are pretty and gritty approved! For a few more days, the set is on sale on fab.com or purchase individual tools here.
The flock is really lusting after these wonderful items!

Buy + Use: “city chic” garden-esque

Here are some products I’ve come across that suit the chic city gardener. If gardens and the outdoors inspire you and your flock, you’ll want to know about (details on the click through) :

Cork and succulent magnets- this is genius!

Lavender body butter from Queek Creek Olive Mill here in AZ, LOVE the feel of this stuff, I've even put it in my hair!

Anywhere fireplace! In small spaces, this is great! Indoors or out.

Lavender brownies! Sounds weird, but its awesome!

Use: ….Your Bike– to Commute

It may be the wrong time of year in Phoenix to begin thinking about this, but next month is “Phoenix Bike Month,” and new bike lanes are being proposed. Let’s talk about commuting by bike! If you live ten miles or less from your office, it might be worth taking a closer look at commuting this way a few times a week. If you live farther, but work or live near the light rail- commuting by bike may still be for you….

First, some inspiration:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Next onto the basics:

City Biking 101″ from GOOD

Cleaning up once at the office and the “Slacker’s Guide” from Commute by Bike

Choosing a bike by REI

What you need by Rodale

I can’t say I’ll begin commuting immediately as it’s about to get very warm here in the desert. BUT There are so many good reasons to do it! In the mean time, maybe I’ll bike during lunch or to a park…for lunch! Lucky for me our office has indoor bike storage!

Looking for something “better than average”? Try accessories from:

Lululemon

Sunday Cycles Bike Shop, Phoenix

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