Desert Diaries

Our Favorite Desert Style Trends

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Our Favorite Desert Style Trends

Desert style tips and trends from West Desert District. Fashion inspired by the beautiful desert of the west.

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A Tribute to a Western Legend

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A Tribute to a Western Legend

Memories of a Western Legend  I've been wanting to write stories about the amazing men and women of the desert west that have made an impact on our lives. I started this post for Dean a while back and realized today on Veteran's Day 2019 is the perfect day to post it because not only was he a western legend, he was also a World War II vet and I can't think of a better day to honor him and thank him for his service.  A Cowboy and a Soldier My husband and I used to own a Cafe in...

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Arrival of the Cowboy

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Arrival of the Cowboy

The first cowboy actually began in Mexico.  Known as Vaqueros from the Spanish word, vaquero, which means cow.  After the Spanish arrived in Mexico in 1519, ranches were established and stocked with cattle and horses imported from Spain. By the early 1700’s cattle ranching had spread north into what is now Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.  Starting in 1769, a chain of 21 Franciscan missions eventually stretched from San Diego to San Francisco, marking the beginning of California’s livestock industry.    In the new American Colonies, the “mountain men” were among the first to set out towards the Great Plains and...

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My Favorite Fall Desert Trip

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My Favorite Fall Desert Trip

I am a lucky soul to live so close to so many amazing desert locations. Honestly I'm not sure I would define it as luck...more like destiny or fate. Fate that I get to live within 90-180 minutes of Lake Powell, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Escalante, Lake Mead, Valley of Fire, the Mohave Desert, Las Vegas...I think you could go to an epic spot every day for a decade in the Southwest and never see the same spot twice. But my absolute favorite desert trip to take in the fall is the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.  The...

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High West Whiskey Distillery: A Western Destination

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High West Whiskey Distillery: A Western Destination

If you are looking for an epic western adventure, you will love everything about Wanship, Utah and the High West Whiskey Distillery. Even if fine, delicious whiskey isn't your "cup of tea" a trip to the beautiful distillery will soothe your soul as well as your palate, if you treat yourself to lunch or dinner in the extraordinary, on-site restaurant. The gorgeous mountain vistas and breathtaking architecture will not disappoint.

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