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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Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix Art Museum

Phoenix Art Museum

Editing these photos made me incredibly nostalgic for being able to move about freely in the world. How amazing are art museums? I’ve always appreciated these spaces but now I feel even more starved for art than ever before. I might even dig out my old art history textbook from my university days just to soak it all in. I’ve had the pleasure of visiting the Phoenix Art Museum twice now and both times it has not disappointed me. Its main collection is vast and captivating as are the travelling exhibitions. Did I mention the building is dope too? The cacti landscaping outside always draws me straight to the front door. Here’s some shots from my last visit.

OUTFIT DETAILS

BAILEY’S OF HOLLYWOOD black hat – c/o (similar here)
ALDO  earrings (old) – c/o (similar here)
RAY BAN aviator sunglasses – c/o Shopbop
THRIFTED silk blazer (my mom found this for me!)
ARITZIA  babaton sculpt knit tank – I bought at Aritzia
LEVIS  mile high skinny jeans I bought at Aritzia
ALDO  white Drerissa Boots – c/o

Phoenix Art Museum

If ever you find yourself in the area, the Phoenix Art Museum is not to be missed! Once the world is back to normal, keep this spot in mind for your next trip. The art here needs to be appreciated over and over and over again. 

photographs – Jesse Sand + Sandy Joe Karpetz

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Picacho Super Bloom

Picacho Super Bloom

Picacho Super Bloom

Seeing the desert after a rainfall is a majestic treat and can be rare if you only visit once a year. I was aware that the desert becomes verdant and lush post shower but I had only ever known it to be true because of photographic evidence. Finally, last year, the stars aligned and I was in Arizona during the Picacho Super Bloom. It was nothing short of epic seeing those wild poppies sway in the wind. When the sun dipped behind the mountain, they began to close. Nature is pretty wild. Also, I wore an almost all black outfit and it was the exact opposite of my whimsical surroundings. 

OUTFIT DETAILS

BAILEY’S OF HOLLYWOOD black hat – c/o (similar here)
ALDO  earrings (old) – c/o
RAY BAN aviator sunglasses – c/o Shopbop
THRIFTED denim jacket (my dad found this for me!)
VANS  white t shirt – c/o (similar here)
LEVIS  mile high skinny jeans I bought at Aritzia
VANS  checkerboard slips – c/o

Picacho Super Bloom

I will forever be in love with the landscapes of Arizona – which is probably why I have visited so many times! Peep more travel posts here or if fashion is more your thing, check out my style section.

photographs – Jesse Sand + Sandy Joe

 

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