#RIOTVIBES VOLUME 2: ARIZONA

 

This past week, we've been enjoying a little reconnaissance of our (hometown) the great state of Arizona. We've been finding a ton of inspiration in the people, nature and art of Arizona and we hope that you do to after reading our top 10 list of most inspiring things AZ! 

 

Arizona may not be known as a shopping destination but we have a killer vintage clothing scene. Desert Vintage, located in Tucson, is internationally known for it’s elegant southwest aesthetic and beautifully curated selection and instagram account. We love how modern and fashion forward they make vintage clothing look.

 

Camelback Flowershop is a dreamy, lush wonderland of florals, art and local goods. Theresa Wilson has created the most idyllic experience for her customers and she’s one of our favorite Valley tastemakers because of it.

 
 

There is no shortage of delicious cocktails and restaurants in this town but our very favorite indulgences are Crudo, FnB, and anything Chris Bianco is involved with.

 

The Arizona desert is a mystical and breathtakingly beautiful place with countless trails and parks to explore but Antelope Canyon is our top pick for most inspiring desert adventures.

 
 

Arizona is home to some of the most popular models in the world. Thanks to The Agency Arizona, several local beauties have been featured in Prada, Louis Vuitton, and Celine ad campaigns in recent years. We are huge fans of Natalie Westling and Kelly Mittendorf who got their start in Phoenix. 

 

One of our favorite movies of all time was filmed in Arizona. If you haven’t seen the 1976 version of A Star is Born featuring Babs, then you should rent it immediately - it’s wonderful!

 
 

Some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s most iconic buildings belong to Arizona. Taliesin West is a particular favorite of tourists and locals alike. Learn more about the property here.

 

We’ve got ghost towns a plenty but Bisbee is beyond special. The old mining town turned artist community has an eclectic, historic and spooky vibe that we love. The antique shopping is also great and Cafe Roka is a must try.

 
 

We have some of the most stunning resorts in the west. From the Royal Palms and Hermosa Inn to Canyon Ranch and The Sanctuary, our luxury escapes provide the best food and views in the state.

 

Phoenix Art Museum is a special place chock full of noteworthy works of art. The Yayoi Kusama “Firefly” room is a special experience and the “Lush Spring” acrylic painting by Helen Frankenthaler is magnificent.

 
 
 

Dry Heat Tee

Celebrate your native state by adding this Creative Riot custom Arizona tee to your closet! The dreamy sorbet tones of our desert were the main inspiration for this graphic print. Get em' while they're hot... 

 

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