snowpocalypse 2017.

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Feb 8, 2017

i think it goes with out saying that this winter has been insane.  we’ve received over 400 inches of snowfall, which when you put into the google, is converted to over 33 feet.  and counting! because, you know, it’s only the beginning of february in jackson hole, wyoming.

lucky for me, there is this rad entrepreneurial company that is local, right here in jackson hole, that invented this awesome shovel!  DMOS Collective created this shovel with everyone in mind and as someone who lives and breathes in the mountains, it’s truly perfect for my every day work-play-work lifestyle.

this green beauty lives in my trunk, along with my other ski gear for days in the backcountry, or if heaven forbid i get stuck in a snow bank (wouldn’t be the first time….), or if i just need to do some plowing around my cabin or office. she’s super light and easy to put together!

DMOS is running a kickstarter campaign that i’m happily promoting, as this is a product i really love and believe in!  or just head to their website and purchase a shovel for this winter madness!!!

photos by Ashley Merritt // thank you to DMOS Collective for sponsoring this post // all opinions are my own

fresh faced.

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Feb 1, 2016

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{beanie is c/o Sundance}

after turning the big 3-0, i made a conscious decision to make my health a bigger priority, starting with my skin.
i’ve been pretty blessed in the skin department but have noticed with age, i’ve become much more sensitive to the sun.
i wanted to get a full analysis of my face, which is constantly exposed to the dry mountain air and harsh Wyoming elements, to see how my skin is holding up.

Freeman Plastic Surgery invited me to test their new VISIA Complexion Analysis machine.
after a quick snapshot of my face, i was shown exactly what lies beneath my skin, hidden from the naked eye.
behold, my no-makeup-fresh-face-under-serious-microscope for all to see today!!IMG_9218

SPOTS: typically brown or red skin lesions including freckles, acne scars, hyper-pigmentation and vascular lesions.
WRINKLES: furrows, folds or creases in the skin. – I can happily report that I am in the 98th percentile, with hardly any (yet)
TEXTURE: primarily an analysis of skin smoothness.
PORES: the circular surface openings of sweat gland ducts.
UV SPOTS: occur when melanin coagulates below the skin surface as a result of sun damage. – I have 293 on my face!!!
BROWN SPOTS: lesions on the skin such as hyper-pigmentation, freckles, lentigines, and melasma.
RED SPOTS: conditions such as acne, inflammation, Rosacea or spider veins.
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albiet a little scary, these photos helped determine the accurate levels of my skin health.
i already knew i have extremely dry skin, but i had NO idea i had so many UV Spots (293, yikes)!
sunscreen and i have gotten close, but looks like we need to get even closer…

i truly believe that skin care is so crucial to our overall health, and so does Dr. Freeman’s office in Jackson Hole.
as a gift, they are giving away FIVE hydrafacials to 5 lucky readers.
to enter into this amazing giveaway, CLICK HERE!
this is your chance to get your skin analyzed and to kick off the year with a fresh face.
#FreshSkinIsIn

haute people

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Jan 7, 2015

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{^ sydney graus from Elite models // miss wyoming // jackson hole native}

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{^ charlotte moats, professional skier // local entrepreneur}

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{^ good looking local kiddos}
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{^ louise, owner of inversion yoga}
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i was so thrilled to be a part of a recent photoshoot for the luxury cashmere accessories brand, haute people.
the shoot was photographed and directed by the fabulous lindsay linton who made me feel like a million bucks in front of the camera.
seriously, it was so much fun working with her!
haute people designed this sophisticated campaign to feature different locals for a more candid feel while Elite fashion model, Sydney, took care of rocking it for the high fashion look-book.
all i have to say is that i’m glad i went before that one. she is a knock. out.

this limited line of cashmere is truly inspiring, and oh-so warm.
sabine, the founder, created this luxuriously gorgeous collection as a reflection of our community’s creative tenacity.
which is so awesome and something that i will gladly represent and always celebrate!
to view the entire collection and find out where to buy, head here

Art Direction & Photography: Lindsay Linton, LintonProductions.com, @LintonProductions

investment pieces.

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Dec 17, 2014

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over the last few years, i’ve been very particular with my clothing purchases.
maybe its because i’m a realtor but i’ve really started to look at everything as an investment, including my wardrobe.
the “cost per wear” equation is always on the forefront of my mind before checkout.

i recently read an article on how our society views clothing as disposable and it made my stomach turn.
personally, i’m very much the opposite.
i have a dress collection that started in high school that i still rock today.
my boots are expensive but i’m confident that higher quality will last longer.
i know my colors and cuts and therefore try to stick to adding more value to my closet with pieces that will enhance what i’ve already got.
all of this leads me to my topic of today: cashmere.

cashmere is a definite investment piece worth the higher price tag and i’ll tell you why.
– you will always feel rich, even when you’re not.
– you will always feel cozy and happy, even if you’re having a rough day.
– you will warm up, instantly.
– like all good things, it will last for ages, if taken care of properly.
cashmere is kind of like a hug, all day long, season after season! an old friend if you will.

and p to the s. that toggle coat is from the 6th grade people. talk about investment. nice work j.crew circa 1998.

*this post is brought to you by Winter & Bract, a cashmere company designed in Jackson Hole and made in Scotland. Thanks for showing love to the sponsors who make this blog possible! photos by Ashley Merritt Photography

how to throw a tomahawk.

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Nov 5, 2014

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a girl can’t live in the mountains without a proper tomahawk lesson.

corey from New West Knifeworks and owner of Mountain Man Toy Shop invited me over to his seriously perfect cabin in the woods to learn a thing or two about manly toys. over a fresh plate of lox, corey explained all things tomahawks.

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these handmade throwing tomahawks use american hickory wood and hand-forged steel before they are finished over in Idaho. quite the beauties!

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Now for the lesson!  Before you start throwing things, make sure you have a safe target set up with no one behind it.

Step 1.  Distance:  Give yourself a set of five full strides away from the target. This is to ensure a proper hawk rotation and blade placement on the target.

Step 2. The Grip: Just like a hammer, grab the hawk at the bottom of the handle, with the edge pointing down. Keep your elbow at a right angle.

Step 3. Step and Throw: Take a small step and swing your arm forward, while keeping the blade straight.

Step 4. Release: Using your wrist, release at eye level, and watch your hawk hit the bullseye.  (The same throw as fly fishing!)

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i have to admit, it was pretty addicting.  besides throwing for fun, these hawks are actual mountain man tools used for hunting.  i think i’ll stick to the fun and just throw them at trees.

Outfit details: j.crew flannel // h&m vest // hunter wellies

Thanks to Ashley for this awesome shoot!