RSVP Motel Bozeman Montana

RSVP Motel Bozeman Montana

RSVP Motel 

After having visited Bozeman a couple winters ago, it was on the list to check out again. So when we took a road trip down to Montana this fall, Bozeman was our first stop. (Well, the Sip n Dip was truly our first stop but…) During this visit, we stayed at the RSVP Motel – a cute sixties spot that’s been updated in the best ways. It’s like taking a step back in time all while enjoying modern day conveniences. I’m all for it. I’ll let the photographs do some of the talking now.  

THE ROOMS

It may be safe to say that the room had me the second I laid eyes on the terrazzo bathroom counter. Or perhaps it was when I saw the wildly patterned curtains that divide the bedroom from the living area. Either way, the suites at the RSVP Motel are a stylish home away from home. The ample sized bedroom area is complimented by the equally spacious living area complete with wet bar, fridge, and dining area. There was even a private back patio with a gas fireplace! I greatly appreciate their attention to detail down to the La Perla toiletries, excellent tea selection, and the silky robes. 

THE FARMER’S DAUGHTERS

The RSVP Motel is truly a one stop shop if you’re looking to relax. Brunch is just a few steps away from any of the motel suites. A damn fine brunch it is too. The Farmer’s Daughters has vegan and vegetarian options as well as a whole smoothie menu. Sit in or grab something to go and eat at the common patio area, either way it will be delightful.

THE AMENITIES

Here’s a quick rundown of the dope amenities the RSVP Motel has for guests:

  • Electric car charger!!!! Now that I’ve gone electric, it’s so exciting seeing these pop up places
  • An outdoor pool (weather permitting of course)
  • Communal outdoor fire pit + lounge area
  • Pink bicycles to borrow

RSVP Motel

When planning a trip to Bozeman, the RSVP Motel is most definitely the place to stay! It’s a boutique design dream meets mid century modern charm. Add in all the luxury comforts of a high end hotel and that’s exactly what you can expect from a stay at this property. I’m already plotting on my return visit! Hopefully this time the weather will be right for a dip in the breezeblock surrounded pool! 

For more information about the RSVP Motel, check out their site.

Check out these links for more travel guides or hotel features

photographs – Jesse Sand + Sandy Joe Karpetz

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Pura Botanicals

Pura Botanicals

Pura Botanicals

There’s a pink door on 124th Street that can’t be missed. It’s the expanded location of Pura Botanicals that opened up a full brick + mortar store in collaboration with So Pretty by Cara Cotter last year. It’s just as stunning as the last spot (peep here for reference.) Their former space is now dedicated to creating all their wonderful potions. Keep scrolling for a tour of the new space but be warned, it’s magical.

What to Expect

Whether you’re is in the market for natural skincare, locally designed jewelry, or even a bespoke fragrance, Pura Botanicals + So Pretty by Cara Cotter is a destination worth checking out. Every time I step foot inside the shop, it’s a relaxing experience. It smells like an absolute dream and the staff are incredibly helpful. Not sure if their skincare will work for you? No problemo, they have sample sizes available of all their products! Check out their full product line up here.

THIS WAY TO PURA BOTANICALS

10120 124 St NW
Edmonton, AB,
T5N 1P6

HOURS
Monday – Friday –  11am to 6pm
Saturday – 10am – 6pm
Sunday – closed

Pura Botanicals  – Instagram / Facebook / Website

Digging the tours of independent boutiques? Check out more of the shop spotlights here

photographs – Sandy Joe Karpetz

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A Jumpsuit in the Arizona Desert

A Jumpsuit in the Arizona Desert

A Jumpsuit in the Arizona Desert

It should come as no surprise that while I was staying in a tiki bus at The Shady Dell, I had to take advantage of the scenery. It’s not often that I’m surrounded by a collection of exquisite specimens of antique trailers. Bisbee, Arizona really lends itself to western wear infused outfits. I thrifted this jumpsuit in Casa Grande and it became a staple on my trip. It’s not hard to imagine why a jumpsuit in the Arizona desert is a great choice. It’s roomy enough to not overheat during the day, yet long enough to provide coverage in the cooler evenings. I for one prefer to wear a loose long sleeved something during the day in the AZ sun. It protects me from the harsh rays of the soleil. My go-to is usually a army surplus camo jacket. (For reference check out Road to Nowhere or The Saguaro Park)

OUTFIT DETAILS

BAILEY’S OF HOLLYWOOD black hat – c/o (similar here)
ALDO gemstone sunglasses c/o (similar here)
ALDO rearka earrings – c/o 
THRIFTED  striped jumpsuit
THRIFTED  white western belt
VINTAGE  woven handbag
ALDO  drerissa boots – c/o 

A Western Elton John

The more I look at these photos, the more I get a western Elton John vibe. Perhaps it is the sunglasses! With that said, I do share a birthday with Elton John, so the correlation makes even more sense. When wearing a jumpsuit in the Arizona desert, it’s impossible for me to not add a touch of western flare to it too. Now I can’t wait to go back to AZ. 

photographs – Jesse Sand

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Easy Everyday Makeup Tutorial

Easy Everyday Makeup Tutorial

Easy Everyday Makeup Tutorial

A long overdue beauty post has finally been posted! Here you’ll discover an easy everyday makeup tutorial comprised of my most favourite products of the moment. AKA products that are insanely user friendly. Here at The Pretty Secrets we like to keep things simple sometimes. This is one of those times! Join me while I bask in the last seconds of summerness. Let’s just be honest…. It’s an excuse for me to wear a Hawaiian shirt and talk about my favourite true crime podcasts. Also, there is a giveaway in this video!

PRODUCT DETAILS

💦 SKIN  PRODUCTS USED 💦

CHARLOTTE TILBURY Magic Cream Moisturizer c/o
CHARLOTTE TILBURY Wonderglow Face Primer c/o

👻FACE PRODUCTS USED 👻

CHARLOTTE TILBURY Hollywood Flawless Filter in 2 Light c/o
GLOSSIER Stretch Concealer in Light 10 c/o
SHISEIDO Inner Glow Cheek Powder in Alpen Glow  c/o 
BAREMINERALS Endless Summer Bronzer in Warmth c/o
GLOSSIER Haloscope in Quartz c/o
NARS Endless Orgasm Palette c/o
MARC JACOBS BEAUTY Re(Cover) Perfecting Coconut Setting Mist c/o


👀 EYE / EYEBROW PRODUCTS USED 👀 

BENEFIT Ka-Brow gel in 2 c/o
IT COSMETICS  Universal Brow Pencil (I’d debate the “universal” in that) c/o
DIORSHOW Bold Brow Mascara in 021 c/o
URBAN DECAY Born To Run palette c/o
CHARLOTTE TILBURY Full Fat Lashes Mascara in Glossy Black c/o

💄LIP PRODUCTS USED 💄

NARS Afterglow Lip Balm in Orgasm c/o
FENTY Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow – http://bit.ly/31RM52Y

💸OTHER PRODUCTS USED 💸

IT COSMETICS Heavenly Luxe Wand Ball Powder Brush #8 c/o
BAREMINERALS Blooming Blush Brush c/o
MAC COSMETICS Eyelash Curler
ALDO earrings c/o

K Bye

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Classic Rock Couture Bisbee Arizona

Classic Rock Couture Bisbee Arizona

Classic Rock Couture Bisbee Arizona

The vibrations of Laurel Canyon in the 70s runs deep at Classic Rock Couture Bisbee Arizona. This is one shop that should not be missed for those who love all things vintage and rock ‘n’ roll. The shop is located on Bisbee’s main street in what appears to be a heritage building. In fact, the whole town could pass as a heritage site since the architecture is both antique and stunning! It’s a town that should be included on any Arizona itinerary. Here’s a little peek at what the shop is all about.

WHAT THE EXPECT

Classic Rock Couture is best known for their iconic bomber jackets. It even appeared in Vogue for a NYFW editorial! (Bonus points if you can find the framed picture of it in this blog post!) In addition to the satin bombers, one can expect to find gorgeous vintage pieces, their line of t shirts, and an array of antiques. Want neon beer signs for your home bar or a tooled leather western purse? No problem! I even tried on a girl scout outfit that was slightly too small but SO ADORABLE! You really never know what you might find!

THIS WAY TO CLASSIC ROCK COUTURE BISBEE ARIZONA

29 Main Street
Bisbee, AZ

HOURS
Monday – Sunday –  12pm to 5pm

Classic Rock Couture  – Instagram / Facebook / Website

Check out my other tours of independent boutique shop spotlights here. And if you’re planning on staying in the area, might I suggest staying in a tiki bus at the Shady Dell!

photographs – Sandy Joe Karpetz

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