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Get Outta Town

Get Outta Town

How This Perfume Master Recharges in the Marfa High Desert

Get Outta Town BY marissa hoffman 09/20/2019
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Ash Compton loves to go off the grid, so whenever she needs a reboot, she heads from Dallas to her house in Marfa, Texas, where she developed her fragrance brand Fray Ardens in 2017. Though she's a regular visitor these days and not a full-time resident, Ash credits the place with keeping her creativity flowing. "Splitting my time between the high desert of Marfa and city life of Dallas has made the battery-charging benefits of Marfa all the more present to my psyche," says Ash. Here's what she does when she lands in the otherworldly, artsy, outdoorsy haven. READ MORE
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Galicia, Spain, Is Full of Historic Sights Worth Planning Your Vacation Around

Get Outta Town BY courtney conway 08/09/2019
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Though the food and drink of Galicia, Spain, are obvious draws - hello, tetilla cheese, outrageously good octopus, and ribeiro wine - Joanna Bengoa, the jewelry designer behind the line Nishi who spent part of her childhood in the region and now visits every summer, has another sell. She makes a strong case for the natural earth formations and ancient churches being the biggest draw, and she gave us the lowdown on all the sights (and sites!) she likes to hit up whenever she's there. READ MORE
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Tackle a Rocky Mountain Hiking Trip with This Texas Designer

Get Outta Town BY katie nave freeman 07/24/2019
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The ceramic artist Wyatt Little prefers his Houston studio to most places in the world, but being on an epic, out-in-nature adventure is a close second. "I usually have to be dragged out of my studio for a vacation, but I'll happily drop everything and drive 18 hours to head to the mountains," says Wyatt. Here's his helpful - and plenty inspiring - recap of a recent trip to the Rocky Mountains so you too can hit new heights. READ MORE
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How This Designer Closed Up Shop and Took a 13-Month Trip Around the World

Get Outta Town 05/09/2019
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Stefani Stoyanof, the jetsetting jeweler behind Swim to the Moon, doesn't do anything small. She and her husband Marco were splitting their time between Greece and Texas when they decided to take an epic trip - which turned into a 13-month journey around the globe - before the pair settled full-time in Athens. "It's not an easy decision to leave your comforts behind to enter a world of uncertainty, but we found ourselves needing a break from the day-to-day monotony," explains Stefani, who ended the trek with plenty of new ideas for her line and a fresh appreciation for artisans everywhere. Here's how she made it happen. READ MORE
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How to Make the Very Most of a Drive up the West Coast

Get Outta Town BY kiara mills 04/11/2019
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For Katie Glenn, running her clay-and-metal-based jewelry line Marionwild involves packing up and taking the show on the road - and that also makes for a great excuse to get out to some wide open spaces. "Last summer, I had two trade shows: one in San Francisco and one in Seattle," Katie explains. "So my boyfriend and I went on a road trip, trying to combine work and vacation. The trip's 916 miles took us roughly 22 hours." Here's how the pair turned a long-haul drive into a summer vacay worth writing home about. READ MORE

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