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A short drive south in Alberta takes you to a drastically different climate. As the hills begin to roll, the prairies disappear and the badlands emerge. I haven’t kept my love of the desert a secret, in fact, I’m positive I’ve spoken at length about how magical the Yucca Valley in California is. I think I may have found a Canadian substitute for my beloved Joshua Tree in Wayne, Alberta. 11 bridges crisscrossing over a winding river leads you to the Last Chance Saloon which opened in 1913 (and is rumored to be haunted!). The desert’s draw is strong and I will definitely be heading back down there if only to stay in a themed room at the Rosedeer Hotel. Any excuse to wear cowboy boots I will take.

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aviators – RAY BAN c/o Shopbop
lipstick in Fireball – c/o SMASHBOX
plaid shirt / belt / necklace – vintage
grey t shirt – c/o BURTON [similar here] cuffed denim shorts – c/o AMERICAN APPAREL
cowboy boots – vintage [similar here]

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photographs – Michael Borchert

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