Archive for Southwest (U.S.)

Igloo Pop-Up Boutique Pops Up in Utah

Park City Utah Igloo Pop Up Boutique Shopping

There’s certainly no shortage of pop-up shops around the globe thanks in part to the lousy economy and innovative thinking on the part of retailers and commercial real estate investors. But they do seem to be getting cleverer and cleverer in their delivery.

Case in point: this month a stylish igloo housing hand-picked accessories from Styleliner will be accessible to the purchasing public in Park City, Utah’s Promontory Ranch Club on January 21-24.

Some of you may already be familiar with Styleliner as the mobile luxury boutique (wo)manned by Joey Wolffer who does the buying. But the concept of an igloo is…

Gimmicky? A bit (they’re calling it an ‘iglootique’). Kind of cool–in both senses of the word? Most definitely. It takes the idea of the shopping like the ‘in crowd’ to knew and puntastic realms–the ‘inuit crowd’ comes to mind. Der…Sorry couldn’t help myself.

Chic Trails: Cowboy Poetry is Music to Urbanite’s Ears

Cowboy Poetry in Nevada

Photo Courtesy of Western Folklife Center

This is a bit off the Chic Trek path…but in the spirit of ‘Chic Trails,’ the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is coming up from January 30 to February 4, 2012, in Elko, Nevada.

And what urbanite doesn’t need a dosage of South Western culture and charms? Especially one one of the top billed performers for the music and poetry event happens to be Ramblin’ Jack Elliott.

Elliott is a New York Jew who took on country western music and played and learned from Woody Guthrie. He even left his mark on Bob Dylan as the folk legend was sometimes mistakenly called ‘son of Jack Elliott.’

Anyway, Elliott is joined by other performers like Ian Tyson, Michael Martin Murphey and many more for a celebration of the cowboy spirit (which has been taking place for the last 27 years).

On the agenda: Western films, art, storytelling and of course music and poetry–all a small desert community.