Historic Lowell Arizona

Historic Lowell Arizona

Historic Lowell Arizona

Welcome to Historic Lowell Arizona! While it ~technically~ was incorporated into Bisbee in the early 1900s, it still feels like a separate town. It’s easy to miss if you’re not paying attention while driving south of Bisbee. Cruising the winding edge of the Copper King Canyon along AZ-80 admiring the quarry below, it’s hard to believe a little town is perched on the side of a gaping pit. But that’s the thing about Arizona, the landscapes will amaze you whether they’re human made or straight from Mother Nature herself. Fortunately during this visit we were Staying in a Tiki Bus at The Shady Dell just across the road, so we had ample opportunities to drive by and notice it.

The History of Lowell

It was a mining town that slowly shrunk in size due to the enlarging of the quarry known as the Lavender Pit next to it. With the residential part of the town cleared out for the sake of copper mining, all that remained of the town was a commercial strip aptly named Erie Street. Because that’s exactly what it is, eerily deserted. With no citizens around to help the local economy, businesses struggled and ultimately shuttered.

The Businesses of Lowell

There are a few businesses still operating in Historic Lowell Arizona though many are phoney storefronts kept up by residents to maintain the ambience. We didn’t stop by during operating hours but Old Lady Pickers looked like an antique hounds manic dream (me). And I’ve heard the nearby Bisbee Breakfast Club is a great place to dine as well. 

OUTFIT DETAILS

BAILEY’S OF HOLLYWOOD Renegade Hat – c/o
THRIFTED Jacket
THRIFTED Belt
RAY BAN aviator sunglasses
UNKNOWN Dress
DAN POST Cowboy Boots – gifted

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The Movie History of Lowell

Since Lowell had became a town frozen in time, it’s the perfect location for shooting movies. According to this IMDb list, my favourite movie history source, several movies have been shot there. My favourite on that list (solely based on the fact that it stars both Kyle MacLachlan AND Dwight Yoakam) is Roswell

Historic Lowell Arizona

And that’s Historic Lowell Arizona! Have you ever been? 

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you dig this post, may I point you in the direction of my YouTube Channel. Or peep my previous posts from Arizona such as: Weird Arizona – 5 Strange Places to Visit on a Trip to the Arizona Desert, my Mesa Arizona City Guide, a tour of Classic Rock Couture Bisbee Arizona, or Object Limited Bisbee Arizona! xo SJ 

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SPOKANE WASHINGTON Road Trip Vlog

SPOKANE WASHINGTON Road Trip Vlog

Spokane Washington Road Trip

Here is the final installment from my fall road trip! I like to procrastinate when it comes it editing. It’s my specialty. ANYHOO…. please enjoy the sights and sounds of Spokane Washington Road Trip Vlog Part 4. Just to clarify, this footage was from fall 2019. (If you’d like to watch the other vlogs, check out my YouTube channel). Lastly, if you want a more in depth list of all the places we visited, check out my Spokane travel guide. My favourite spot, without a doubt was the Tiny Tiki. but there are so many gems to check out. I was shocked by the number of vegetarian and vegan spots all over the city. Anyways, I do not recommend travelling at the moment but certainly add it to the list for future ideas.

*this is not sponsored but we were hosted by Visit Spokane*

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Electric Desert at Phoenix Botanical Garden

Electric Desert at Phoenix Botanical Garden

Electric Desert at Phoenix Botanical Garden

Just when I thought Arizona couldn’t be cooler, I discovered the Electric Desert at Phoenix Botanical Garden. It was an immersive sound and light show experience put on by Klip Collective. I didn’t realize it at the time but this was a limited time installation which makes me super sad that I’ll never see it again. For those who missed out, there is a collection of video and incredible night photography of the whole event on the Klip Collective website. I urge you to go take a look at that for some truly trippy visuals. I never thought cactus could look so much like coral with the right lighting and muzak. Anyway, keep scrolling for my Electric Desert experience.

OUTFIT DETAILS

SANDRO striped dress
VINTAGE hair clip
ALDO hoop earrings – c/o
VINTAGE tie dye jacket
LE CHATEAU blue suede heels
THRIFTED  Bag

Desert Electric

It’s pretty crazy to think that a place like the desert could be habitable to anything. The Phoenix Botanical Garden really blew my mind… but so did the Picacho Super Bloom too. Oh the verdant desert! TAKE ME BACK! 🌵 

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Yellowstone Fall Road Trip Part 2

Yellowstone Fall Road Trip Part 2

Yellowstone Fall Road Trip

Part two has arrived! This is the Yellowstone Fall Road Trip portion but of course, if you happened to miss the title of the blog. Let’s be real, SEO forces me to repeat myself over and over until I die. You may recall previously, Part One was of Bozeman Montana a cute stop along the way. Oh dear sweet Jellystone; one of my all time favourite national parks. It’s home to 500 geysers and 10,000 thermal features. WOWZERS. Here’s a few of my favourites. If I could go back and do it all over again, I would bring mittens. And if you want towatch part one, do that HERE. As always, I implore you to check out the rest of my YouTube Channel…. and subscribe if you’d like to see more! Or don’t, you know, whatever feels right, man. 

Bozeman Montana Fall Road Trip Vlog Part 1

Bozeman Montana Fall Road Trip Vlog Part 1

Bozeman Montana Fall Road Trip

Remember when we could travel? Oh were those they days! Since myself and most likely all of you are currently at home, I thought it was time to do some vicarious travel content. Sure we can’t currently go on road trips, but what’s stopping us from dreaming up future ones? We are only limited by our imaginations! Last September I was fortunate enough to go on an extended traipse through a little piece of the US. (Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, and Washington.) Here is a little piece of that puzzle with Bozeman Montana Fall Road Trip being the first installment to this vlog adventure. Next up…. Yellowstone! But before that, take a tour of the RSVP Motel where we stayed. If you’re vegetarian I highly suggest checking out the Whistle Pig Korean restaurant while in Bozeman. It was so good. Anyway, enjoy the short but sweet vlog. xo 

 

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Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Abbotsford Tulip Festival

Perhaps it was fate that I never got around to posting this last year? Now we can all vicariously enjoy the Abbotsford Tulip Festival from the comfort of our own homes. I certainly won’t be in attendance this Easter Sunday like I was in 2019. It was very cool to experience but at this point, I believe these photographs do the event (and my outfit) justice. 

OUTFIT DETAILS

OLLIE QUINN isabella sunglasses – c/o
ALDO  lip straw bag (old) – c/o
THRIFTED striped top 
GIRL GUIDES thrifted skirt!
ARITZIA  babaton sculpt knit tank – I bought at Aritzia
LEVIS  thrifted denim jacket
ALDO  white Drerissa Boots – c/o

Abbotsford Tulip Festival

If you’re reading this and COVID-19 is a thing of the past, here’s my Abbotsford BC Travel Guide and Harrison Hot Springs Travel Guides. They even include a travel vlog too which could be an amusing way to pass time. Peep my YouTube Channel for more videos.

photographs – Jesse Sand

 

 

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